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

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

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

Tourists robbed at Redwood National Park

UPDATE BELOW: Original article: Mad River Union REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK – A group of tourists from Spain was robbed by three men at a parking lot at Lady Bird Johnson Grove on Bald Hills Road Friday afternoon, Nov. 3. The tourists had parked two cars and gone for a hike. When they returned sometime between

Weather: Sunshine today, rain tomorrow

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Enjoy the sunshine today because tomorrow will be gray and rainy. Oh, but before we get to the weather, let’s talk about Daylight Savings, which begins Sunday. You need to set your clocks back one hour. That means that in the morning, thou mayest sleep in for an extra hour.

In two years, a trail may run along SR255 in Manila

Jack Durham Mad River Union MANILA – A half-mile-long paved trail may be built along State Route 255 in Manila during the summer of 2019. Hank Seemann, deputy director of Humboldt County Public Works, told the board of the Manila Community Services District on Oct. 19 that preliminary designs have been drafted for the trail,

Sneaker waves and why you should avoid the beach today and this weekend

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Big, fat ocean swells have spurred the National Weather Service to issue a sneaker wave warning for this afternoon through Sunday. Wide swells with periods of 20 seconds will build to four to six feet this afternoon, according to the NWS. On Saturday the swells will grow to nine to

Weather: Rain, high winds, big waves coming our way

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Late this morning, a rainstorm is forecast to hit Humboldt County, dumping a quarter to a half an inch of the wet stuff. The calmness of the morning is expected to be replaced with 13 to 18 mph winds, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Tarps will be peeled

Rainstorm coming to Humboldt this week

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A rainstorm which could dump from a quarter to an inch of rain on the greater Humboldt Bay area is forecast for Thursday and Friday. Sometime after 11 a.m. Thursday, there’s a 90 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday afternoon will most likely be blustery,

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