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For the Glory: Kinetic race weekend!

For the Glory: Kinetic race weekend!

  Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – It’s time to gear up for four days of fun as the Kinetic Grand Championship kicks off this weekend, beginning in Arcata and ending in Ferndale. Kinetic Thrills Pageantry Party New this year is the Kinetic Thrills Pageantry Party, which is on Friday, May 25 from 6 p.m. to midnight

McKinleyville women killed in car crash near Orick

Mad River Union ORICK – Two McKinleyville women died Wednesday, May 23 when the pickup truck they were traveling in flipped over and collided with Peterbilt tractor trailer south of Bald Hills Road on U.S. highway 101 near Orick. Terra Lynn Smith, 46, and Andra Lynell Cooper, 64, were pronounced deceased at the scene. At

Threat of violence at Arcata High deemed ‘not credible’

Mad River Union ARCATA – A threatening note found on the Arcata High School campus Tuesday, May 22 was deemed “not credible” by the Arcata Police. On that day, the Arcata Police Department was notified by the Arcata High School that a suspicious note had been discovered on campus. The note contained a threat of

Lawson update: Council can’t talk, meetings set, new police chief sought

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA – It’s been 13 months since David Josiah Lawson, 19, was stabbed to death in Arcata, but the case is still unsolved. The Arcata City Council was reminded of this during public comments at its May 16 meeting, with several speakers pleading with council members to rehire former FBI

Deadlocked Planco punts Village to council

Note: This story appeared in the May 16 edition of the Union. Updates appear at the end of the story. – Ed. Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – An even-numbered Planning Commission last week deadlocked 2–2 on approval of findings required for The Village student housing complex. But that doesn’t end consideration of

Arcata braces for rising seas

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With the Humboldt Bay and the Pacific Ocean lapping thirstily at its southern edges, Arcata’s low-lying lands are facing eventual inundation. It likely won’t happen overnight, and property in the area may still see use, and even fresh construction, for decades to come. But preparing for the

Trinidad Artisans Market begins Sunday

The Trinidad Artisans Market begins this Sunday, May 27 at the Murphy’s Market in Trinidad. The weekly event, held every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  through mid-September,  features live music, arts, crafts and a barbecue. It’s also a good excuse to take a Sunday drive, visit the beach, do a little whale watching

Former HSU Women’s Basketball Coach Carol Harrison passes away

Andrew R. Goetz HSU Athletics ARCATA – Long-time Humboldt State basketball coach and educator Carol Harrison passed away Thursday, May 17. She was 62. Harrison is remembered by the HSU Athletics department as an avid contributor to and supporter of the Green and Gold. “Time flew by whenever I got the chance to sit next

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker near Albion Point

U.S. Coast Guard MCKINLEYVILLE – The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker who was stranded during a fishing trip after his kayak began taking on water through a hole in the hull on the Albion River, Sunday.  The kayaker’s wife called Coast Guard Station Noyo River watchstanders around sunset, reporting her husband, who was supposed to return before dark, was

McKinleyville pursues needle cleanup

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – One of the telltale signs of America’s opioid crisis can be found scattered about the streets, parks and open spaces of McKinleyville – dirty syringes. The hypodermic needles are so prevalent in town that the McKinleyville Community Services is getting involved in the matter. The district office at

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