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Cleaning up this town

Cleaning up this town

CLEANING UP THIS TOWN Humboldt’s open spaces and natural beauty are under constant assault from litter bugs, slobs and dumpers, but thankfully something  is being done to fight back. On Earth Day, Rotary Club of Arcata Noon, above,  picked up trash and recyclables on the north side of Samoa Boulevard between the railroad tracks and

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

From California’s coast to below Elysium Planitia with Mars InSight

Note: Union Space Correspondent Roger Eckart recently traveled to Vandenberg Air Force Base, from which the InSight lander will be launched to Mars on an Atlas V-401 rocket this Saturday, May 5, and checked it out. First of two parts. – Ed. Roger Eckart Mad River Union VANDENBERG AFB – The prep is pretty intense.

This year’s OysterFest kicks off Saturday with a party at the Vets Hall

Arcata Main Street ARCATA VETS HALL – Join Arcata Main Street for Oysters! Oysters! and more fresh Oysters at the Oyster Festival Kick Off Party Saturday, May 5 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, 1425 J St.  A fresh oyster reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m.  Local oyster

Two top birds of 2017 honored

Sue Leskiw Special to the Union ARCATA – “Great birds can come at the most unexpected times,” opined Tony Kurz. “I had just a few things to do in the office [he works for California State Parks], then started thinking that I hadn’t birded the Ferndale Bottoms in a while, and felt the itch to get

Remember little Phoebe and raise money to complete the Humboldt Bay Trail

Nancy Stephenson Special to the Union HUMBOLDT BAY – It’s Bike Month and it’s been a year since my pug Phoebe left us, but her memory lives on and inspires us to ride our bikes to get the most out of life, and to get the most life on our bikes we need to finish