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McKinleyville pursues needle cleanup

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

Months-long investigation leads to arrest of suspected  burl poacher

  Redwood National and State Parks ORICK – While on routine patrol in January, law enforcement rangers from Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) located a redwood poaching site inside the park boundaries. It was an old-growth redwood with massive chunks cut out from the base of the tree. During the ensuing investigation, rangers identified

Arcata may regulate gun storage

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA – At the request of two high school students, the Arcata City Council will discuss Wednesday, May 16 whether to create an ordinance requiring gun owners to keep their firearms unloaded and locked up when not in use. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber at

Rubbish fire doused in McKinleyville

Arcata fire District McKINLEYVILLE – Arcata Fire District responded to a rubbish fire on Douglas Avenue in McKinleyville on Monday, May 14.. Crews were notified at 10:01 a.m. of a reported vegetation fire on Douglas Avenue in McKinleyville with threat to nearby structure.  Upon arrival, units found access challenging due to a long narrow road

Arcata to tackle pot store regs Wednesday

City of Arcata ARCATA – The City of Arcata is currently in the process of adopting new policies regarding adult cannabis retail sales and services. At the Arcata City Council meeting held on May 2, the council considered recommendations made by the Planning Commission, Economic Development Committee and community members. Recommendations included a proposed Land

McK Rec Committee meets Thursday

MACK TOWN RECREATION The McKinleyville Recreation Advisory Committee will discuss a variety of parks and recreation related topics when it meets Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the McKinleyville Community Services District Conference Room at 1656 Sutter Rd. The committee will discuss McKinleyville Little League, the Hewitt Ranch, the Botanical Garden at Hiller Park,

Serve on LAFCo and influence transportation funding

LAFCO SEEKS MEMBER Ever wanted to have a say in local annexations or service district boundaries? Now’s your chance. The Humboldt Local Agency Formation Commission – known as LAFCo – is currently accepting applications from members of the public interested in serving on the commission as an alternate public member. The alternate fully participates in

Arcata bus stop work to begin

ARCATA BUS STOPS The 2018 Arcata ADA Bus Stop Improvements Project will begin on Monday, May 14. The City of Arcata has contracted with RAO Construction Inc., for this project. The plan involves concrete work, asphalt paving, and drainage improvements at the Arcata transit center and adjacent portions of Ninth and 10th streets in the