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Agencies preparing response plans for dam failures, massive floods

Agencies preparing response plans for dam failures, massive floods

Jack Durham Mad River Union NORTHERN HUMBOLDT – There are several nightmarish scenarios – including the failure of a dam holding back Ruth Lake – that would result in a wall of water washing over homes and businesses in several communities, including Blue Lake and Arcata. In preparation for such disasters, the Arcata Fire District

Can you solve the mystery of the missing Trump paintings?

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union TRINIDAD – “Camel Rock According to …” was one of the “most creative shows ever” according to Connie Butler, curator emerita of the Westhaven Center for the Arts. Marvin Trump, painter and retired architect who died last year, painted 20 views of Camel Rock, each in the style of a

Movie Review: ‘Asquatchalypse Now’ a tart, trippy trail tale

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA PLAYHOUSE– A confession: all things Bigfoot induce in me a coma-grade boredom. I know, Sasquatch is our very own corny local monster, lighten up. But it’s also just a somewhat overachieving version of the many fleabitten regional legends nurtured by the rural chambers of commerce and gift shops

HSU student jailed immediately after sentencing

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA —Humboldt State University student Robert William Bergeson III was remanded to Humboldt County Jail immediately after being sentenced Feb. 22 to one year behind bars and four years of supervised probation. His mother and friends cried out in protest and heartbreak in the courtroom when the 24-year-old was handcuffed

The Hum ~ 2/22 ~ Together

The odometer on our dear old Volvo wagon was still going, well past 200,000 miles. It was time for retirement. We settled on a newish Volkswagen SUV called a Tiguan. Curious about the word, which I never heard before, I googled it and learned that it’s made up, a merging of tiger and iguana thought

Theatre Review: A tour de ‘force vive’

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union EUREKA – Before Lene Hau stopped light, before Chien-Shiung Wu separated uranium, before Lise Meitner discovered nuclear fission and before Marie Curie identified radium, Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Châtelet dissected fire in a quest to understand the basic energy that moves the universe. Born to privilege,

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