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McKinleyville pursues needle cleanup

McKinleyville pursues needle cleanup

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – One of the telltale signs of America’s opioid crisis can be found scattered about the streets, parks and open spaces of McKinleyville – dirty syringes. The hypodermic needles are so prevalent in town that the McKinleyville Community Services is getting involved in the matter. The district office at

Months-long investigation leads to arrest of suspected  burl poacher

  Redwood National and State Parks ORICK – While on routine patrol in January, law enforcement rangers from Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) located a redwood poaching site inside the park boundaries. It was an old-growth redwood with massive chunks cut out from the base of the tree. During the ensuing investigation, rangers identified

Arcata may regulate gun storage

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA – At the request of two high school students, the Arcata City Council will discuss Wednesday, May 16 whether to create an ordinance requiring gun owners to keep their firearms unloaded and locked up when not in use. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber at

Rubbish fire doused in McKinleyville

Arcata fire District McKINLEYVILLE – Arcata Fire District responded to a rubbish fire on Douglas Avenue in McKinleyville on Monday, May 14.. Crews were notified at 10:01 a.m. of a reported vegetation fire on Douglas Avenue in McKinleyville with threat to nearby structure.  Upon arrival, units found access challenging due to a long narrow road

HSU basketball’s Kindall Murie awarded fellowship grant

Andrew R. Goetz HSU Athletics ARCATA – Kindall Murie was an important part of the Humboldt State women’s basketball team’s postseason run this season, but now she is earning recognition for her work off the court. Murie was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship grant for her outstanding field research work in marine

Arcata to tackle pot store regs Wednesday

City of Arcata ARCATA – The City of Arcata is currently in the process of adopting new policies regarding adult cannabis retail sales and services. At the Arcata City Council meeting held on May 2, the council considered recommendations made by the Planning Commission, Economic Development Committee and community members. Recommendations included a proposed Land

Humboldt’s beautiful beaches can be deadly

National Weather Service HUMBOLDT – The National Weather Service and the Water Safety Coalition would like to remind community members that some beaches in Humboldt County are particularly dangerous because of how steep they are. Some of the steepest and most deadly beaches are found around the lagoons such as Big Lagoon, Dry Lagoon and

McK Rec Committee meets Thursday

MACK TOWN RECREATION The McKinleyville Recreation Advisory Committee will discuss a variety of parks and recreation related topics when it meets Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the McKinleyville Community Services District Conference Room at 1656 Sutter Rd. The committee will discuss McKinleyville Little League, the Hewitt Ranch, the Botanical Garden at Hiller Park,

Letter Carrier Food Drive this Saturday

Food for People HUMBOLDT – Saturday, May 12 will mark the 26th annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. All residents of Humboldt County are being asked to participate and help “Stamp out Hunger.” During this nationwide food drive, letter carriers will be picking up donations of non-perishable food and delivering these donations to local food banks

Serve on LAFCo and influence transportation funding

LAFCO SEEKS MEMBER Ever wanted to have a say in local annexations or service district boundaries? Now’s your chance. The Humboldt Local Agency Formation Commission – known as LAFCo – is currently accepting applications from members of the public interested in serving on the commission as an alternate public member. The alternate fully participates in

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