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For the love of Luna

For the love of Luna

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – It’s a rainy Thursday in early November, and a small group of hikers – researchers, students, teachers and one reporter – ascend a steep ridge trail just south of Scotia. Led by Stuart Moskowitz of Sanctuary Forest, we are on a trip to check on Luna, the iconic

Canadian man’s cause of death not yet determined

Mad River Union ARCATA MARSH & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY – An autopsy conducted Wednesday didn’t determine a cause of death for Felix Desautels-Poirier, a 25-year-old native of Sherbrooke, Quebec. The official cause will await pathology test results, according to Police Chief Tom Chapman. Missing since Nov. 6, Desautels-Poirier’s body was discovered Monday in Hauser Marsh by his father.

Blue Lake Notes: The peaceable hamlet’s many holiday offerings

Experience a taste of Blue Lake this holiday season! Start at the Museum Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Mad River Grange, 110 Hatchery Rd. There will be food offered by the Grange and a variety of artists, plus the traditional Christmas decoration table, where you can pick up gently-used, and sometimes new,

JPSS-1 satellite will help area firefighters

Roger Eckart Union Space Correspondent EARTH – JPSS-1 launched into the early morning misty gloom over Vandenberg Air Force Base last Saturday morning. Most folks are unaware of ongoing launches by NASA and their various commercial partners and simply accept the improvements in our daily lives. Mission scientists are planning for years in advance. Seeking

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

Blue Lake Notes: Artisans Collective Holiday Market

Happy fall from “Sunny” Blue Lake. The biggest news for the City of Blue Lake is the new Blue Lake Artisans Collective; a group of artisan’s sponsored by the Ink People’s Dream Maker’s project, which shows off the many talents of the local Blue Lake area. Pottery, yarn arts, quilting, woodworking, and baked goods are

High school board censures trustee

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union NOHUM – The Northern Humboldt Union High School District’s (NHUHSD) Board of Trustees censured one of its own Tuesday night, citing multiple instances of misbehavior. Boardmember Jennifer Knight was accused of conflict of interest, abuse of her position, inappropriate and misleading comments, disclosure of confidential information, bizarre personal behavior,