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Police identify attempted murder suspect in Arcata shooting

Police identify attempted murder suspect in Arcata shooting

Arcata Police ARCATA – On July 16, 2017, at 2:45am the Arcata Police Department responded to a shooting call at the corner of 12th and C Streets in Arcata.  Officers located a 17-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to his upper thigh. The victim was transported to Mad River Community Hospital where he was treated and subsequently released. Arcata

Today’s Mad River Current: Who gets busted for growing pot, who does not and how much pot can you legally have?

Humboldt County is estimated to have between 8,000 to 10,000, and maybe even more, marijuana grows. Pot is everywhere. Piles of shake are sometimes left on the side of the road. Buds get dropped in tip jars. You can drive around and see and smell marijuana plants. There’s a grow there and a grow here,

LETTERS: On Baywood logging and the Trump ties to the Kremlin

A destructive logging plan Recently, several articles have appeared in the Mad River Union regarding the proposed timber harvest plan at the Baywood Golf and Country Club, which is located on Buttermilk Lane, in Humboldt County, just east of the Arcata city limits. Baywood Golf Course, by the way, is in an area zoned residential.

OPINION: Who decides what happens in McKinleyville?

This question has been coming up a lot lately in McKinleyville. It comes up often at McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee meetings (McKMAC) and it comes up at McKinleyville Organizing Coalition meetings. You can hear the question asked at the coffee shop, the lube place, the gas station. There are as many opinions as there are

Obituary: Carla (Petersen) Powell

Carla Gudrun (Petersen) Powell died May 12, 2017. She was the daughter of Johannes and Marie Petersen, born August 16, 1916 on the family farm at Coffee Creek, east of Ferndale. She had three siblings, Aage Petersen, Ellen Calder and Eline (Babe) Townson, all deceased. Carla is survived by Aage’s daughters, Greta Hockaday and Carol

Dodgeball Tournament: Humboldt State grad gives back to community recreation

Rick Macey Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Unless your name is Loni Carrera or you were one of the participants, chances are you did not see the Dodgeball Tournament Saturday, July 15 at the McKinleyville Activity Center. A handful of spectators joined Carrera in the stands as the games progressed, but what you almost certainly

Today’s Mad River Current: Manila rate hikes, McK brouhaha, Arcata hullabaloo

Manila may raise water/sewer rates MANILA – Residents in Manila may end up paying about $7.21 more on their combined monthly sewer and water bills if the town board approves a rate increase tonight. The Manila Community Services District meets tonight, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr., in

Mad River Union 7.19.17 edition

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Pedestrian dies after being struck by truck on Eureka sidewalk

Mad River Union EUREKA – A 70 year-old Eureka man on a motorized scooter on a sidewalk died Tuesday morning, July 18 after he was struck by a pickup truck making a turn into a shopping center. John Edward William was struck shortly before 10:27 a.m. in the 3000 block of Broadway. He was rushed

Three suspects invade home, assault occupant, steal laptop

Mad River Union EUREKA – This morning three males pushed their way into a Eureka household where they assaulted and restrained the occupant, ransacked a bedroom and then fled with a laptop computer. Eureka Police were called to the 1100 block of Sixth Street for the reported armed robbery. The victim told officers that an

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