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McKinleyville, Arcata statehood considered

McKinleyville, Arcata statehood considered

STATE OF McKINLEYVILLE Due to greater public interest than initially anticipated, the venue for next week’s State of McKinleyville forum has been changed to Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Rd. in McKinleyville. The event, sponsored by the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 8:30 a.m. Panelists include Fifth District Supervisor Ryan

Gang member arrested after fatal stabbing in Orick

Mad River Union ORICK – An Arcata man known to be affiliated with a gang was arrested last week for allegedly stabbing a man to death in downtown Orick. Ronald Joshua Loureiro, 29, was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on Thursday, Jan. 4 on suspicion of homicide and for a parole hold. Humboldt

Man stabbed to death in Orick

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office ORICK – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide in Orick near U.S. Highway 101 and Dryden’s Road. The Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received the call for service just after 11 a.m. today, Jan. 4 regarding a 35-year-old male stabbing victim. The suspect reportedly fled the scene southbound. Officers

McKinleyville grapples with crime, drugs

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Homeless people camping in the woods, used hypodermic needles scattered in the streets and a seemingly endless string of petty crimes are among the challenges facing McKinleyville. Some of these issues, and a few potential solutions, were touched upon during a recent meeting of the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory

HCSO Log: Patrolling Humboldt’s dark underbelly

• Thursday, September 28 3:06 p.m. A deputy received information about a female allegedly involved in prostitution and selling drugs. Later in the day, the deputy came across a black Cadillac Escalade associated with the woman parked east of Arcata near Hatchery Road. A male and female were standing near the Caddy. Before the deputy

ATT’s Internet failure stuns Humboldt

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  Wildfires raging south of Humboldt County triggered a local emergency as the AT&T company’s puzzling failure to use a back-up fiber optic line once again resulted in widespread telecommunications outages. Most Internet, phone and other telecommunications services were restored on Oct. 11 after a two-day outage related to

McKinleyville Skate Park moved to make room for more deputies

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The location of a proposed skate park in McKinleyville was slightly altered last week to make room for another project – the expansion of the Law Enforcement Facility at Pierson Park. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has requested that the small office it leases be expanded to make

Blue Lake Notes: Happenings in the peaceable hamlet

The City of Blue Lake, nestled in the mountains just a few short minutes from Arcata and McKinleyville, is a unique community, full of life and adventure. Often called the Center of the Universe, Blue Lake is the home of Dell’Arte, the Logger Bar and the Mad River Brewery! Here are just a few of

County takes ‘civil rights and diversity’ stance

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Amid calls for something stronger, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved a “civil rights and diversity” resolution. Approved at the Aug. 15 supervisors meeting, the resolution declares that the board “encourages and supports local law enforcement agencies, including the Sheriff’s Office, to not use staff resources to

Sheriff’s organization begins campaign against unpermitted grow houses

Humboldt Deputy Sheriff’s Organization EUREKA – The Humboldt Deputy Sheriff’s Organization (HDSO) on Tuesday, Aug. 22 started a public organizing and outreach effort to combat unpermitted marijuana grow houses in residential neighborhoods. “The Humboldt County marijuana grow-house epidemic has been going on for over a decade. We know that when you want to really dig in

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