McKMAC affirms long-range plans

McKINLEYVILLE – Hiller Road in McKinleyville may eventually have four-story-tall buildings on either side with a landscaped median strip down the middle. The area behind the McKinleyville Shopping Center may have a large public space, like a plaza, along with several pocket parks. These are some of the decisions affirmed by the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) during a special […]

CSU hikes tuition 6 percent over 5 years

CALIFORNIA – The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has approved a multiyear tuition proposal that will increase tuition by six percent per year for five years, and help to bring stability to the university’s budget. Under the approved proposal, full-time undergraduate tuition will increase by $342 per student beginning in the 2024-25 academic year. The tuition proposal will […]

VTS trail workday in the Sunny Brae Tract

ARCATA – The Volunteer Trail Stewards (VTS) monthly workday in the Arcata Community Forest’s Sunny Brae Tract is Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. until about noon. VTS plans to brush back the Beith Creek Loop, clean out water bars for winter, and remove invasives (croscomia, cotoneaster, ivy, holly and pampas grass seed heads). One crew will hike the entire […]

Top tips for dealing with wildlife and trash

ARCATA – The City of Arcata has received an increase in the number of wildlife-related solid waste (trash and recycling) complaints and would like to share six helpful tips for dealing with wildlife and trash. Bears and other wildlife will naturally investigate food odors which results in them getting into residential garbage and recycling bins. Wildlife then scatters trash throughout […]

Clean up Ruth Lake on Nat’l Public Lands Day

MAD RIVER — In celebration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD), Six Rivers National Forest is hosting the 2nd Annual Ruth Lake Cleanup on Saturday Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mad River, California. No registration is required. The first 150 participants will receive a free T-shirt! Boats are welcome but not required. All boats must be […]

‘Evolution of Water Work’ in Mattole Headwaters

WHITETHORN – Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, Sept. 30 for the Evolution of Water Work in the Mattole Headwaters Tour, led by Tasha McKee and Cam Thompson. Participants will be introduced to several restoration sites in the upper Mattole River, including our Baker Creek String of Pearls ponds as well as two pond sites in Lost River. We’ll discuss the […]

Arcata Chamber of Commerce, Arcata Main Street to consolidate

“This type of consolidation has been talked about for decades,” said Councilmember Stacy Atkins-Salazar, the City’s liaison to Main Street, “it just makes sense to combine efforts under one board, one organization for businesses and the City to contribute to and one slightly larger staff to coordinate support and activities that promote all of Arcata’s fabulous businesses.”

APD Chief Brian Ahearn to retire

APD staffing on rebound

ARCATA – Staffing is up at the officer starved Arcata Police Department (APD), where fresh officers are on patrol, with more in the pipeline. But the department is soon to lose one key cop – Police Chief Brian Ahearn. The department had been almost 38 percent short of sworn officers, with just 18 of 29 positions filled and one more […]

Scammers swindle thousands from victim

HUMBOLDT – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has recently received the report of a computer scam leading to the theft of thousands of dollars from a local victim. According to the victim, an anti-virus pop-up notification appeared on their home computer informing the victim that the computer had been hacked and sensitive information was at risk. The notification directed the […]

Suicide Prevention Month events slated

HUMBOLDT – September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Humboldt County, and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is partnering with community groups to bring attention to suicide prevention efforts through events and trainings. This year across California, Take Action for Mental Health: California’s Mental Health Movement, is encouraging a special focus to “Share Hope Together.” […]

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