Author Archives: Jack Durham

Coast Seafoods oyster expansion approved

Coast Seafoods oyster expansion approved

Paul Mann Mad River Union WHARFINGER  – On three unanimous votes of 4-0, the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Board of Commissioners  approved the Coast Seafoods shellfish aquaculture permit renewal and expansion project at a special board meeting tonight, Feb. 28 attended by 40 to 50 community residents. The board aired further modifications

HSU student jailed immediately after sentencing

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA —Humboldt State University student Robert William Bergeson III was remanded to Humboldt County Jail immediately after being sentenced Feb. 22 to one year behind bars and four years of supervised probation. His mother and friends cried out in protest and heartbreak in the courtroom when the 24-year-old was handcuffed

Humboldt State Cross Country Collects USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

HSU Sports  NEW ORLEANS – The Humboldt State cross country program continues to earn recognition for its success in the classroom and in competition. Thee Lumberjacks and both teams collected U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors. Megan Alfi, Kori Gilley and Annie Roberts represented the Green and Gold as

Surviving Ruth Lake’s wrath should the dam fail

Note: This is a revised version of an article which first appeared in the Union in June 2015.  Jack Durham Mad River Union MAD RIVER WATERSHED – Emergency personnel are planning for a highly unlikely but nightmarish scenario – the failure of the R.W. Matthews Dam, the earthen structure that holds back Ruth Lake. Should

Parent Project classes at Mack High

The Arcata Police Department’s Juvenile Diversion Department and the Humboldt County Office of Education’s Redwood Coast Parent Project host nationally-recognized Parent Project classes for parents of high-risk youth on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning April 11 at the McKinleyville High School Library. This 11-week class series is geared to help parents improve

Sheriff Downey to retire in May

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office HUMBOLDT – Sheriff Michael Downey would like to take the opportunity to inform the citizens of Humboldt County of his intent to retire as Sheriff of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, effective Saturday, May 6, 2017. Sheriff Downey stated this decision has been the most difficult he has had to make