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Eureka salmon loss put at 70 percent

Eureka salmon loss put at 70 percent

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The North Coast region is projected to be hardest hit by this year’s salmon collapse, with Eureka facing a 70 percent loss of income. Crescent City expects a 50 percent loss, Ft. Bragg the same. The income figures come from the Golden Gate Fishermen’s Association. They were reported

The Hum ~ 5/24 ~ Krazy Time

It’s krazy time in Humboldt this weekend. You’re probably too young to remember, but Krazy Kat was a wild and krazy comic strip from long ago noted for a “mixture of offbeat surrealism, innocent playfulness and poetic, idiosyncratic language,” (as Wikipedia describes it). Saturday at noon (Memorial Day weekend) things get really krazy on the Arcata

Dogtown: And they call it puppy love

Sometimes you just need a little puppy love. One of my coworkers happened to come to the shelter the other night just as I was taking out one of the formerly mangy puppies (a sister to last week’s featured pups). Evelyn, the human, plopped herself down on the hallway floor and Jasmine, the puppy, crawled

Letters to the Editor, May 17, 2017

Justice for David Lawson As Mayor of Arcata, I too want justice for Josiah. The City wants justice for Josiah. Josiah Lawson’s death has shaken our community to its core. I, along with the other Council members, Police Chief, and City Manager commit to putting our resources, time, and energy, into the on-going investigation to

Historic Preservation Month: Arcata’s architectural history – the Transitional Period

The first decade of the 20th century was a period of experimentation and transition in Arcata architecture. Remnants of the Victorian past were combined with new elements of style and form in a kind of swan song, perhaps, for that opulent era. Bays, patterned shingles, and gables spilled over into the 1900s but were soon

80 housing units, new government coming to Samoa

Jack Durham Mad River Union SAMOA – The old company town of Samoa may soon get new sewer and water systems, a rebuilt roadway with sidewalks, and three-story townhouses with room for 80 families. The community, as well as nearby Finntown and Fairhaven, may also get a new services district to provide governance and oversee

Slain HSU student’s mother offers $10,000 reward

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA— Charmaine Michelle Lawson is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who stabbed to death her son, Humboldt State University David Josiah Lawson, 19, at an Easter weekend house party here. Hosting an outdoor press conference today, May 18

Tree vandalism suspect arrested

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE ARREST MADE IN DOWNTOWN ARCATA TREE VANDALISM On May 13, 2017 at about 3:50 p.m., officers from the Arcata Police Department were investigating the recent vandalism to multiple trees in the downtown area of Arcata. Acting on recently obtained security footage from the Intermodal Transit Facility, the main bus station in Arcata,