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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: Commemorations

The significance of Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse; the point of view of this columnist: A Trinidad city councilman strolled down to the Memorial Lighthouse recently to ponder the fate of this inspirational place and to take in the magnificent bay view with its bobbing boats, windy skies and rugged sea stacks, so beautiful to observe and

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

Pilings may be enough to secure lighthouse

Paul Mann Mad River Union TRINIDAD – The installation of subterranean eight-foot poles on the south and west sides of the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse might be the answer to stabilizing the structure if shortages of time and funds rule out more extensive and costly alternatives. Notionally, the pilings would be placed at 18-inch intervals to

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

Mad River Current for Wednesday, Aug. 9: Gloomy weather, pie dispute in Trinidad & a cannabis celebration in Arcata

Grey skies are gonna clear up, put on a…. Wait. Hold that happy face for a moment. We have conflicting reports from the National Weather Service regarding this blanket of grayness that we’re under. The seven-day forecast for Arcata says there will be fog before 11 a.m., then clouds and then it will gradually become

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