Tag Archives: Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Police Log: ’Scuse me, while I punch the sky

• Saturday, January 13 8:42 p.m. A man at the centroid for rude rumbustiousness – the bench at Ninth and H streets – chose from a well-established menu of jiggery-pokery the actions he might inflict on Arcata’s long-suffering innocent passersby. Some sort of primitive effort-reward calculation drove him to that most low-effort/high-impact of tactics –

Letters to the Editor, December 6, 2017

Resolve that we must free Claudia Portillo Dear Members of the Arcata City Council, Last night I attended a vigil for the family of Claudia Portillo, mother of four, who was recently detained by ICE. I did not know Claudia personally, but judging from the praise of her pastor and two of her children’s teachers,

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 29, 2017

Lamenting the instrusive development of the Marsh I was at the grand opening of the Humboldt Bay Trail North in the Arcata Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary. A crowd was there for the takeoff, many bikes, music, etc. I was there to observe as I have concerns about the extent of the paved road system (aka trails) through

Canadian man’s cause of death not yet determined (Updated)

Mad River Union ARCATA MARSH & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY – An autopsy conducted Wednesday didn’t determine a cause of death for Felix Desautels-Poirier, a 25-year-old native of Sherbrooke, Quebec. The official cause will await pathology test results, according to Police Chief Tom Chapman. Missing since Nov. 6, Desautels-Poirier’s body was discovered Monday in Hauser Marsh by his father.

Arcata Police Log: Dubious doings coming to a Vortex of Sketchiness near you

• Saturday, September 11:57 a.m. An unruly element coalesced under the Plaza palm trees, committing unspecified Arcata Municipal Code violations and casting their surly spell over the square as Arcata’s peaceable folk tried to enjoy their festive Farmers’ Market. These pouting palm punks, these intemperate tree toughs, these free-range frond fusspots, these pouty, prickly Plazoids,

Drone hunting season opens at Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Billy Gilk Madness Ribber Funion ARCATA MARSH, APRIL 1 – Those “NO HUNTING” signs at the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary now come with an asterisk, as it’s open season there on a new form of “foul,” and even Friends of the Arcata Marsh are arming up and blasting away.    While authorities were initially frustrated by the lack

Arcata Marsh sees the coming of the drones

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Ah, the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, where a keen observer out for an afternoon of communion with nature might behold the aerial majesty of the Marbled Godwit, the Great Gray Owl, the Double-Crested Cormorant or the Hamphong 424 Avenger FPV HD Quadcopter. That last beast, or

Behold climate change in action at the Marsh’s new Rising Tides Observation Bench

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA MARSH & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY – Aldaron and Christy Laird and friends dedicated their new “Rising Tides” observation bench at the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary during today’s nine-foot King Tide event. Located at the southwest corner of the oxidation pond, the $650 bench – constructed of wood from the Arcata Community