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Why does the airport keep losing money?

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Operation of the county’s airport system continues to be a money-losing proposition and a study will be done to identify how to correct an ongoing deficit. The county’s Board of Supervisors approved supplemental funding for a $53,500 airport system “governance and financial sustainability study” at its March 14

Diller’s loss creates forest committee vacancy; scholarship established

Mad River Union ARCATA – The passing of 27-year member Lowell Diller has created a vacancy on the Arcata Forest Management Committee (FMC). The Arcata City Council is looking for an Arcata resident with wildlife habitat expertise to be a volunteer member of the FMC. This committeemember will join a group of six others with

Public Safety Task Force meets microaggression and more at monthly meeting

Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s Public Safety Task Force meets Wednesday, March 22 for two meetings: a 5 p.m. special meeting on micro-aggressions, which includes a presentation by experts from Humboldt State University; then the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Agenda items for the regular meeting include public comment; micro-aggression training implementation; updates from

Vital coast prairies in growing jeopardy

Paul Mann Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE — The North Coast’s ecologically essential grasslands are continuing to shrink at a rapid rate that requires a new fire management strategy, scientists say. In the 64 years between 1941 and 2005 coastal grasslands shrank by 32-40 percent, a loss of some 1,630 acres, according to the Arcata field

Americorps braces for Trump cuts

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDt – Last week was National Americorps Week, a time for the nation to celebrate a program that emphasizes community service – and one that will lose its funding if an anticipated federal budget proposal is approved. U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly cutting domestic programs in an effort to