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At the Market: Lacey Berns’ wild salmon – fresh from Alaska to Arcata’s Farmers’ Market

Lacey Berns is holding her canopy steady in the wind with one hand and selling wild salmon with the other hand at the first big Arcata Farmers’ Market of the season. She’s a woman who isn’t daunted by a little wind and rain because she’s lived through 40 summers of fishing in Alaska. It’s hard

Plaque re-wording made simple, but of course there’s a complication

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The plaque designating Arcata’s Jacoby Building as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 783 was removed from its 55-year station at Eighth and H streets on March 6 because of its misleading and offensive wording trivializing the ruthless conquest of the indigenous Wiyot People as “Indian troubles.” The

McKinley Museum: leave us alone, we don’t want your statue

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – You may want to sit down for this: someone is wrong on the Internet. Yes, despite what you may have read on the popular online social media service known as “Facebook,” the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, Ohio, has not offered to take Arcata’s

Arcata to Tom Parker: cease, desist, refrain and give us back your Lawson case files

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – While many at Wednesday’s City Council meeting demanded that ex-FBI agent Tom Parker be rehired to investigate the killing of David Josiah Lawson, chances of that happening appeared to dim Thursday with the revelation that Arcata City Attorney Nancy Diamond had sent him a cease and desist

Fhyre Phoenix: Why we should remove the statue and how we’ll pay for it

12 Reasons to Remove the Statue of McKinley from the Arcata Plaza  1.    The Arcata Plaza is the site where Native people were sold into slavery by White men. Therefore, this site should not be used to honor a White man, whoever he may be, but rather to honor the people who suffered there. 2. The

Pro-McKinley statue petitioners halfway to goal

Mad River Union ARCATA – Those backing the petition drive to overturn the Arcata City Council’s Feb. 21 decision to remove the statue of William McKinley from the Plaza report having gathered approximately 600 signatures of registered Arcata voters over the last six days. In order to get the measure on the November ballot, the

ABC releases names of suspects in Plaza bar drug dealing case

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The state Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has released the names of those arrested, and one suspect at large, in the recent undercover operation conducted at Plaza bars. ABC is seeking revocation of the alcohol-serving permits for the Sidelines and Toby & Jack’s, some of whose