Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Persistence doubled brings pet owners joy

Persistence doubled brings pet owners joy

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – For pet owners, having a vet who is trustworthy, who listens, who is available, and who is kind is the Holy Grail. If you’ve ever looked at the shelves and shelves of client files at a vet’s office, you’ll realize that you are just one of many who

Arcata Police Log: Photon-gathering technique addressed with threats

• Monday, October 23 4:56 a.m. I know, let’s open the windows, turn the TV volume up and talk loudly over it. 5:48 a.m. If the shoplifter at a Uniontown shopping center goes to hell with a handbasket, it will be full of the groceries he stole. He was last seen hellbound on a “bicycle

Blessing of the Fleet on Thanksgiving 2017

Marna Powell Special to the Union TRINIDAD – The Trinidad fishing community invites you to join us for the 22nd annual Blessing of the Fleet on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. in front of the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse at the corner of Trinity and Edwards streets. Everyone is welcome. This is a

3/4 cent sales tax brings Arcata millions for roads, cops

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Whenever you buy something taxable in Arcata, three-fourths of one cent of the sales tax helps catch bad guys and smooth the streets. That less-than-a-penny increment may not seem like much, but in the 2016/2017 fiscal year it brought in more than $2 million, with all the

Pressure mounts to declare county shelter crisis

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Pressure to declare a shelter crisis in Humboldt County is increasing as winter nears and the Board of Supervisors has been presented with petitions bearing more than 1,000 signatures. Two dozen proponents of a shelter crisis declaration spoke during the open public comment session of the Nov. 7

Manila seeks new Strategic Plan

Jack Durham Mad River Union MANILA – The Manila Community Services District may find out next month whether it will be awarded grant funds to update its Strategic Plan and map out the future of services in the small peninsula town. The district has applied for a $5,000 grant from the Humboldt Area Foundation’s Technical

County addresses pollution concerns

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union CLAM & MOONSTONE BEACH AREA – County staff has responded to concerns about potential onsite wastewater system impacts to impaired watersheds in the Clam/Moonstone Beach area, saying a mix of public outreach and monitoring will address them. The impacts relate to elevated fecal coliform levels at Luffenholtz Beach, Clam Beach,

Missing mental health reports stall justice for Greenspan, Cole

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Justice is being delayed for two Arcata residents due to bureaucratic sluggishness. One is awaiting sentencing following conviction, the other is headed for retrial. Alexi Greenspan Sentencing for Alexi Greenspan, convicted in July of an assault on a county correctional officer, was repeatedly delayed last week over