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County OK’s ‘historic’ cannabis ordinance

County OK’s ‘historic’ cannabis ordinance

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s cannabis industry is advancing to its next phase with the Board of Supervisors’ adoption of a new commercial production ordinance. At a May 8 hearing, a majority of supervisors voted to approve inland and coastal versions of the new ordinance along with an Environmental Impact Report.

Man dead after hit and run in McKinleyville

Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed last night on U.S. Highway 101 at the north Bank Road interchange in McKinleyville. The name of the man is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The California Highway Patrol was dispatched to the center divider area of northbound

The Real Sarahs are really all named Sarah

  Janine Volkmar Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – I heard The Real Sarahs share their acoustic vocal harmonies two years ago at The Mateel and I’m so glad they are coming back to Humboldt County. We’ll have two chances to hear them on this visit; they’re playing both Om Shala Yoga in Arcata and Phatsy

Down to last supplies, disc golfer finds way back to civilization

Ritchie Retch Mad River Union MANILA, APRIL 1 – An Arcata man says the new lighthouse in Manila saved him from certain death after he got  lost at the town’s disc golf course and spent eight days trying to find his way back to the parking lot. Tony Growbro’s harrowing and inspiring tale of survival

UPDATED: Petition to keep McKinley statue submitted for ballot placement

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A petition which would overturn the City Council’s decision to remove the statue of President William McKinley from the Plaza has been submitted to the City of Arcata. It is being processed by Arcata’s city attorney, who has 15 calendar days to create a title and summary

Authorities: Piles of dead cows, dogs without water at Christie Ranch

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office ARCATA BOTTOM – During a five month investigation into large-scale animal cruelty complaints about properties owned by or associated with local rancher Raymond Frank Christie, Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies observed bovine bones and carcasses in/near waterways, as well as, areas on the properties where cattle were being contained with little to

There’s good news for Mack Town, and plenty of challenges

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – There are plenty of reasons for McKinleyville residents to feel cheery and optimistic about their town’s future. On the flip side, the unincorporated community – along with all of Humboldt County – faces some daunting challenges. All of this was discussed Jan. 17 during the McKinleyville Chamber of

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

A transformative year for county government

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The past year saw county government taking new policy approaches, with several departments in a state of transition and leadership change. Social services-related issues were highlighted by the county’s Grand Jury and a vexing infrastructure dilemma – the worrisome condition of the county’s roads – emerged as a

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