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Seaside village winnows lighthouse rehab options

Seaside village winnows lighthouse rehab options

Paul Mann Mad River Union TRINIDAD — The community Civic Club, owner of the Memorial Lighthouse parcel, has begun narrowing mitigation alternatives to save the obelisk from mounting landslide threats. Readying language for an emergency permit application on Oct. 16, the club has decided to jettison two courses of action developed weeks ago by SHN

Trinidad Tidings: Busy busy busy in the seaside village

Shirley Laos, of Yurok, Karuk and Chetco descent,  will present “What Are Baskets Made From?” at the Trinidad Museum Sunday, Oct. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Shirley, a member of the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, will present a slideshow on materials used in traditional baskets and also demonstrate how fern,

Catch 22’s bedevil lighthouse rehab

Paul Mann Mad River Union TRINIDAD – Trinidad is pursuing an emergency permit to stabilize the Memorial Lighthouse against ongoing landslides, but the way ahead is piled high with difficulty. “We may now be in a position where there are no options left on the table,” Geosciences Chief Gary Simpson of SHN Consulting Engineers &

Tribes want Trinidad Lighthouse moved elsewhere

Paul Mann Mad River Union TRINIDAD — The Trinidad Civic Club’s preference for keeping the Memorial Lighthouse in its current location collides head-on with potent and longstanding tribal opposition. Although votaries of the structure consider it a poignant tribute to those lost at sea, Native Americans experience it as a diabolical symbol of settler genocide,

Time is up for saving Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse

Paul Mann Mad River Union TRINIDAD — SHN Consulting Engineers and Geologists, Eureka, warns that whatever is done to shore up the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, it had better be soon. In a Sept. 19 report to the Trinidad Civic Club, SHN Geosciences Director Gary Simpson said of the three mitigation approaches the company has outlined,

Trinidad Tidings: Fond farewells

Dave Hoskins of Humboldt State’s Fred Telonicher Marine Laboratory has retired after a 40-year career at the lab. The marine laboratory technician has been a major fixture at the lab and influenced legions of faculty and students during his tenure, which began as a student in 1976. He then became the lab janitor in 1977,

Funding yo-yo for Trinidad lighthouse preservation

Paul Mann Mad River Union TRINIDAD — The Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce has agreed to provide $5,000 to aid reinforcement of the Memorial Lighthouse, but the Humboldt Lodging Alliance has rejected a request for $15,000 from the Memorial Lighthouse Preservation Committee. Chamber Board Member Peter Cohan notified the Civic Club of the decision right

Panel revisits Trinidad lighthouse options

Paul Mann Mad River Union TRINIDAD – A preservation committee is considering whether it might be possible to stabilize the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse where it is instead of moving it. Nothing has been decided, but driving pilings underneath the erosion-threatened structure might turn out to be the cheaper and preferable alternative, because funding prospects are

Trinidad’s lighthouse must be moved

Paul Mann Mad River Union TRINIDAD – Municipal leaders and the civic club have agreed in principle to raise $40,000-$50,000 to move the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse a few “tens of feet” away from landslide threats. Leaders hope to complete the move by October, before the rainy season starts. Civic Club President Dana Hope informed the

Celebrate with Janine’s Killer Rum Cake!

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union SEASIDE VILLAGE – The Trinidad Civic Club, founded in 1913, is known for the Memorial Lighthouse, for the granite cross on Trinidad Head, for its help in building the town hall and the library, but it is especially known for cakes. The club has the monopoly on desserts at the

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