Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Letters to the Editor, February 14, 2018

McKinleyville confronting race issues For many, McKinleyville is a vibrant and welcoming community.  We are the McKinleyville Alliance for Racial Equity, a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to ensuring that this is the case for all residents and visitors. We believe that by engaging our neighbors to focus on the issue, we can solve

Trinidad Tidings: Valentine’s Show, Lighthouse Relocation and ‘Earth’s Water’

TRINIDAD – “Inspiration & Reflection,” the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Art Show and Reception on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 was the ideal destination to take your sweetheart or your family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. in Trinidad Town Hall. Stunning paintings by local artists, elegant decor, a no-host wine bar and delicious appetizers are

Arcata Police Log: No no, you put the lime in the coconut

• Thursday, January 18 12:47 p.m. With a vigor and determination known only to beanie-topped drunks in acid-washed jeans, a man jumped a fence to get onto a Janes Road school’s grounds, then went about trying the door handles on cars there. The parking lotrepreneur was arrested on a public drunkenness charge. 2:41 p.m. A

Birthday balloons knock out Arcata power

Mad River Union ARCATA – Balloons reportedly released during a children’s birthday party at the Arcata Community Pool made contact with power lines on 16th Street at about 2 p.m. today, leading to a power outage affecting about 2,700 Arcata residents. PG&E responded to mend lines while Arcata Police volunteers stood watch over the balloon

Wanted felon caught packing slungshot

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE ARCATA –On Saturday, Feb. 17 at about 1:06 a.m., an officer from the Arcata Police Department recognized a subject riding a bicycle on Alliance Road as Tyler Blaine Gingerich. The officer knew Gingerich was wanted by the  Eureka Police Department for driving a stolen vehicle; evading; hit and run; and

McKinleyville plans for management changes

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Even though the manager of the McKinleyville Community Services District doesn’t plan to retire until about three years from now, planning is already underway to make a steady transition when his replacement is hired. The district has hired consultant Donna Wies to prepare a “Succession Plan,’ a detailed

McKinleyville pursuing public smoking ban

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) plans to ban smoking at all of its parks. The district’s Board of Directors voted unanimously Feb. 7 to direct staff to draft an ordinance to make all of its parks “smoke free spaces.” “Current state law prohibits smoking within 25 feet

Arcata gets a State of the City report card

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – How is Arcata doing? Depends on whom you talk to – or who has the microphone. The civic temperature-taking took place the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 7. The “State of the City” event was hosted by the Minor Theatre and the Arcata Chamber of Commerce. After filling

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