Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Letters to the Editor, May 23, 2018

Madrone’s many fictions Trinidad Rancheria has been the subject of harassment and abuse during the Fifth District Supervisor campaign and unfairly characterized and targeted. Some of the statements made to the press by Steve Madrone and his supporters have bordered on racist and discriminatory remarks and have gone unchecked. I am writing this letter to

Jacoby plaque wording approved

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The blank boulder at Eighth and H streets across from Jacoby’s Storehouse won’t stay that way, now that replacement plaque wording has been approved. Removed March 6 over its offensive and misleading reference to “Indian troubles,” the brass marker for Registered Historical Landmark No. 783 – the

Save-the-statue petitions filed with county

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Organizers of the petition drive to keep the statue of President William McKinley on the Plaza have completed their signature gathering in time for the Monday, May 21 deadline to turn them in. The initiative seeks to place a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot which, if

Arcata Police Log: All this shoving is pointless… I know, let’s yell instead

• April Fools’ Day 8:21 a.m. When a 13th Street man woke up with a swollen face and less money than he had when he dozed off, he accused his brother of beating and robbing him in his sleep. 1:24 p.m. An H Street beggar’s sign read “HELP,” which to him meant give me money

Traffic woes plague McKinleyville’s Hiller Road

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Neighbors on Hiller Road in McKinleyville are asking the county to do something to slow down traffic and to improve the safety of the road’s intersection with the Hammond Trail. Their efforts received a boost April 25 when the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) voted unanimously to send a

5th District rivals face big crowd, many questions

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The two candidates for Fifth District Supervisor squared off during a forum last week in McKinleyville and tackled issues including incorporation, illegal cannabis grows and a controversial highway interchange project proposed in the Trinidad area. More than 160 people filled Azalea Hall April 23 for the forum, sponsored

McKinleyvillers tell Dollar General to stand down

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A proposal to build a Dollar General store near McKinleyville High School is being met with opposition from some town residents, but there may be little they can do to stop the project. Dollar General has applied for a building permit to construct a new store on a

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