2022-06-29 E-Edition

‘We Aren’t Going Back’

WOE OVER ROE A protest for reproductive rights took place on the Plaza Sunday. Organized by City Councilmember Meredith Matthews, the event was one of hundreds around the country protesting the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe vs. Wade.

Council meeting explodes with rancor

Watson bogs session in minutia, strife, accuses colleagues of lying, treachery

ARCATA – Against a backdrop of flaring hostility among its members, the Arcata City Council managed to process important business at its special meeting last Wednesday. But having spent much of the long evening bickering, it had to table a major item for future consideration. Between spats, the council approved a logging contract, bought new radios and body-worn cameras for […]

McK Town Center plans mix amenities with possibilities

McKINLEYVILLE – Creating a walkable downtown with shops and housing, preserving trees and wetlands and creating trails and bicycle paths are among the policies included in the latest draft of a McKinleyville Town Center ordinance. The land-use document, which was created after more than two and half years of public meetings, received a warm reception when it was reviewed June […]

Arcata hiring community ambassadors to meet, greet, facilitate on street

These goodwill ambassadors will offer information on food and shopping options as well as upcoming civic events. They will serve as advocates for those in need of services by directing them to local organizations that can provide assistance. One position is designated as a Lead Community Ambassador who will participate in training ambassadors and coordinating assignments.

OysterFest Unleashed

OYSTERFEST WEST The 32nd Annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival – Unleashed! took place at Creamery Field on Saturday. The well-attended festival, which took place in idyllic weather, is the main fundraiser for Arcata Main Street. arcatamainstreet.com

Free lockboxes offer safe storage for cannabis, medications, firearms

HUMBOLDT – After a group of third graders at a local school inadvertently ate cannabis gummies last month, Public Health officials are reminding adults to help keep children safe from cannabis exposure and overdose by making sure it is inaccessible. A lockbox is recommended and available for free through Public Health. Cannabis edibles can look like candy and other foods […]

Camp Living Waters

REDWOOD VALLEY – Help your children, aged 9 to 15, avoid the mid-summer doldrums, send them to Camp Living Waters, an Episcopal summer camp set for July 22 to 27 at Cookson Ranch in Redwood Valley. This year’s theme is Space Camp: To Godfinity and Beyond! Camp Living Waters is a week-long Episcopal summer camp. It is a non-profit camp […]

2020 PIT Count tallies fewer unsheltered

HUMBOLDT – Approximately 1,309 unsheltered people were counted in Humboldt County during the January 2022 Point-in-Time (PIT) count. This number is down from the 1,402 who were counted in 2019, the last time the count took place. An additional 347 sheltered people were also counted. Nearly 160 volunteers signed up to assist with this year’s count that showed the largest […]

Eco Briefs

MARSH TOUR Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM) is sponsoring a free tour of the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, July 2. Meet leader Barbara Reisman at 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Interpretive Center on South G Street for a 90-minute. (707) 826-2359. BIRDING AT THE MARSH Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided […]