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Today’s Mad River Current: Manila rate hikes, McK brouhaha, Arcata hullabaloo

Today’s Mad River Current: Manila rate hikes, McK brouhaha, Arcata hullabaloo

Manila may raise water/sewer rates MANILA – Residents in Manila may end up paying about $7.21 more on their combined monthly sewer and water bills if the town board approves a rate increase tonight. The Manila Community Services District meets tonight, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr., in

Mad River Union 7.19.17 edition

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Morning report: Pot for sale at Arcata Ball Park?

Cannabis celebration parade and special event at Arcata Ball Park At tonight’s Arcata City Council meeting, City Manager Karen Diemer is scheduled to give a report on the Yes We Cann Parade and Hullabaloo slated for Saturday, Aug. 12. According to the website of Humboldt Green, a cannabis company sponsoring the event, the parade begins at 2

House panel blocks Trump’s effort to slash tsunami warning system

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT/WASHINGTON, D.C. – The powerful House Appropriations Committee has fully funded the Tsunami Warning Program for Fiscal 2018, snubbing President Trump’s attempt to eliminate $11 million from a system considered indispensable by North Coast preparedness officials in the event of a major Pacific earthquake. The Appropriations Committee wields power over

Coho salmon nursery moves forward in McKinleyville

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Community Services District has entered into an agreement with California Trout Inc. that will allow the nonprofit to have access to district property along the Mad River so it can finalize designs for a coho salmon nursery. CalTrout, along with the district, is planning its Salmonid

Planners grapple with deluge of pot grow applications

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Commercial marijuana permit applicants have responded to the county’s call for completing their paperwork and the Planning Commission is gearing up for what one commissioner described as “a big iceberg heading our way.” In a report to commissioners… (You need to be a subscriber to read this article.

Mad River Union Morning Report for 7.18.17

Weather We’re in a familiar weather pattern now. It’s foggy and sometimes a little drizzly in the morning, then by afternoon it’s either partly sunny or super sunny. Today will be a little cloudier than usual in the afternoon, but as the week progresses it will see more afternoon sun, with high in Arcata hovering

Humboldt business bonanza – new restaurants, stores and more

Jack Durham Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – New restaurants, a cafe, a bar, a grocery store and a variety of other businesses recently opened or will soon open in northern Humboldt County, giving consumers even more choices. A new steakhouse A new restaurant is planned for the ground floor of… (You need to be a

Steady progress on Humboldt Bay Trail

Andrew George Butler Mad River Union ARCATA – A large portion of Arcata’s part of the Humboldt Bay Trail project may be finished by the end of October. The pedestrian path stretching from…. (You need to be a subscriber to read this article. Please click below to sign up today. If you are already a