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McKinleyville pursues needle cleanup

McKinleyville pursues needle cleanup

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – One of the telltale signs of America’s opioid crisis can be found scattered about the streets, parks and open spaces of McKinleyville – dirty syringes. The hypodermic needles are so prevalent in town that the McKinleyville Community Services is getting involved in the matter. The district office at

McKinleyville weighs in on budget priorities

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Nearly 100 people turned out in McKinleyville recently to learn about the county budget and help set priorities for how tax dollars should be spent. The crowd, made of mostly McKinleyville residents, was the largest county officials have seen since starting what it calls the Humboldt County Community

MCSD takes vague stand on Mercer Fraser pot factory

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE/GLENDALE – McKinleyville’s town board has weighed in on a controversial county decision to rezone riverfront property in Glendale to heavy industrial and to permit a 5,000-square-foot cannabis manufacturing factory at the site. The McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors convened Feb. 7  to consider backing an appeal filed

McKinleyville plans for management changes

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Even though the manager of the McKinleyville Community Services District doesn’t plan to retire until about three years from now, planning is already underway to make a steady transition when his replacement is hired. The district has hired consultant Donna Wies to prepare a “Succession Plan,’ a detailed

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

McKinleyville skate park update

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The Humboldt Skatepark Collective is downsizing its plans for a McKinleyville skate park and may unveil a new design in April. Charlie Caldwell, a volunteer with the organization, told the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors Jan. 3 that his group met with an engineer regarding the

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

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

Massive McK wastewater upgrade complete

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Community Services District has commissioned its new wastewater treatment plant, a $16.5 million facility that should keep the town in compliance with environmental regulations for years to come. The plant will also dramatically decrease odors at nearby Hiller Park and adjacent neighborhoods. The district’s Board of

BMX track mulled for McK

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – With the rent it pays for its Eureka BMX track going up at the beginning of the year, Redwood Empire BMX is pondering a move to McKinleyville. According to volunteer Daniel Fergurson, the organization is interested in building an off-road bicycle racing track somewhere in Mack Town. The