2022-04-13 E-Edition

Hammond Trail Bridge replacement approved

1941-vintage trestle, 1983-era bike bridge to be rebuilt in 2027

The new bridge would be built adjacent to the existing bridge, which would be torn down after the new bridge is complete. This would allow the Hammond Trail to remain open during construction.

Funds to help restore landmark crossing, economy

Project Rebound is a direct economic development response to the pandemic and is intended to position Humboldt County’s economy to thrive in a post-COVID environment. Project Rebound was awarded $218,000, and it will be used to update Humboldt’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).


OVERNIGHT PONYNAPPING Sunday morning dawned on a Creamery District missing its mascot, Peggy, the Peg-Legged Polka-Dot Pony. At 9:54 a.m. Arcata Police took a report that the “giraffe statue” has somehow made its way to Greenview Park. 0.7 miles to the west. Peggy the Not-A-Giraffe was thence escorted back to her Old Creamery home. Photo by Matt Filar | Union

CUNA, council, community collab on Valley West upgrades

“I am just so happy to see Valley West citizens taking control of what they want to spend their money on and turning in to such a vibrant community,” said Councilmember Meredith Matthews.

Auditor lapses forcing fancy finance footwork

“In effect what happened is the county is, in this particular moment, subsidizing the federal and state government for programs that we’re putting on on their behalf,” said DHHS Deputy Director of Financial Services Trevis Green. “That’s not the use that these dollars are meant to be for, we need to use these dollars for emergencies that are coming up for public health.”

Bushnell complaint lodged, Paz Dominguez censured

The alleged misconduct occurred during a late December meeting between the planner who wrote the complaint, Planning Director John Ford, a supervising staff member, the applicant, the applicant’s agent and Bushnell.

OBITUARY: Joan Eggert Baker

Jan. 16, 1950 – March 24, 2022

A public memorial and celebration of her life will be held in Trinidad following the Trinidad Civic Club Memorial Wall Ceremony on May 29, 2022. The Civic Club website will post specific time and location of the service just prior to that date.

Avelo ending Vegas service

HUMBOLDT/LAS VEGAS –Avelo Airlines informed Humboldt County officials April 8, that they will discontinue service between the California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport (ACV) and the Las Vegas International Airport (LAS). The last flights between ACV-LAS will be on Sunday, May 1. The service started twice weekly, on November 18, 2021, with flights on Thursdays and Sundays. The service got off […]

Behold G Street’s new, green, two-stage turn queue bike boxes

A two-stage turn queue box offers bicyclists another option to make a left turn at multi-lane intersections from a right sided bike lane.