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McKinleyville shapeshifts toward 2023 with new Strategic Plan

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A five-million-gallon water tank, upgraded sewer lines, salmon-rearing ponds, a community forest, solar arrays and a BMX track are among the projects included in McKinleyville’s updated Strategic Plan. The document, approved by the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors on Jan. 3, charts a course of action

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

A testy kerfuffle over alleged conflict of interest

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A candidate for Fifth District supervisor has publicly accused a planning commissioner of having a conflict of interest, and has asked him to recuse himself from any discussions regarding the development of a commercial cannabis growing ordinance. Candidate Steven Madrone made the accusation against Humboldt County Planning Commissioner

Beer heist turns violent; employees attacked; suspect fights deputies

Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Two juveniles were arrested on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 2 after they allegedly tried to shoplift beer from a McKinleyville market and then physically attacked employees when they got caught. Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the market at 6:40 a.m. after receiving a report that employees at

Sungnome Madrone: Economic development and creating more jobs in McKinleyville

Currently, economic development and jobs in McKinleyville are dependent almost entirely on the bedroom communities’ own income and expenses. There is very little money from outside the community that is spent in McKinleyville. This is the status quo. So, how can we change this and develop more economic activity, bring in money from outside the

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

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,

Local Coast Guard crews targeted by lasers

U.S. Coast Guard MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard is asking the public for tips or information regarding recent laser attacks aimed against rescue helicopter crews.  The latest attack occurred Tuesday evening near the Arcata-Eureka airport as an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay was conducting a practice instrument approach.  The helicopter

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