Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Trump rebuffs Obama’s détente with Cuba

Trump rebuffs Obama’s détente with Cuba

Note: Mad River Union reporter Paul Mann recently returned from a visit to Havana, Cuba. He shares some news and thoughts about the the country. – Ed. Paul Mann Mad River Union LA HABANA VIEJA – This intriguing 16th-century city some 20 miles north of the Tropic of Cancer has cosmopolitan charm. Untold Americans are about

Big improvements planned for Arcata Ball Park

Andrew George Butler Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata Ball Park may get a facelift, with new bleachers, 400 additional seats, improved walkways, a new entrance and a beer garden. Discussed at the City of Arcata’s Economic Development Committee’s meeting July 6, the plans for the Arcata Ball Park include a complete overhaul of

Massive fee hike for fishermen gets downscaled

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – California’s commercial fishing landing fees are hiked by almost 100 percent in a state budget trailer bill, a sizable increase that’s nevertheless downscaled considerably from what was proposed. North Coast fishermen and legislators rallied against the state’s original proposal for increasing landing or catch fees. An overall increase

Wes Cole finally getting treatment, could be re-tried

Mad River Union ARCATA – Accused animal abuser Charles Wesley Cole won’t make his usual monthly court appearance this Friday, July 14. He would have, just as he has with numerous previous court dates, where he has been repeatedly told to return in case a vacancy in a state mental hospital opens up. What happened was, that finally happened

Rambling Jack: We need to stop futzing around and get this skate park built

(I wrote the column below for the Jan. 9, 2013 edition of the McKinleyville Press. A lot has changed since then, but one thing has not – McKinleyville still does not have a skate park. The effort to build a skate park has been underway for about 17 years now, but there’s nothing to show

Letters to the Editor, July 5, 2017

On parking issue, stay chill There are many issues and concerns around parking, particularly when folks seem to be living in their parked vehicle. As reported in last week’s Mad River Union, county supervisors among others have legitimate concerns about is- sues such as a recent parked vehicle re in Garberville and anecdotes of drug