Posts Tagged ‘Ferndale’
Opponents of the Marine Life Protection Act have a new blog and a petition that needs to be wrapped up by April 19.
The purpose of the website is to provide “information and conversation space for people who want to prevent the MLPA Initiative from closing all recreational and subsistence fishing, abalone diving, and mussel and seaweed harvest around the mouth of the Mattole and Punta Gorda.”
The petition can be found at these locations:
The Yellow Rose, Petrolia
Valley Grocery, Ferndale
Valley Lumber, Ferndale
Nielsen Co., Ferndale
R&S Livestock, Ferndale
The Palace, Ferndale
The VI, Ferndale
Grundman’s, Rio Dell
Murrish Market, Hydesville
Shamus T-Bones, Carlotta
Sport & Cycle, Fortuna
Napa Auto, Fortuna
Wildwood Saw Shop, Fortuna
Humboldt Creamery, Fernbridge
Pro-Sport Center, Eureka
Humboldt Trade & Pawn, Eureka
Marcelli’s Shootery, Eureka
Mad River Outfitters, Arcata
Ace Hardware, Sunny Brae
Recently, about 50 students participated in a Running Club at Toddy Thomas Middle School, in Fortuna. The club was started in late January to provide interested students with an opportunity to train and prepare for the annual Foggy Bottoms 2 mile school run in Ferndale, March 14th.
On Saturday, April 17, the Ferndale Library will host a 100th birthday party for its Carnegie library building. The party will start at 1 p.m. in front of the library at 807 Main Street in Ferndale.
Music of joy, renewal and reflection will echo throughout Humboldt County as the Ferndale Community Choir presents its annual “Spring Celebration in Song.
Ferndale’s high school and elementary school are banding together Sunday to walk to raise money to help those who can’t. The two schools are joining forces to put on a walk-a-thon Sunday at Ferndale High School, the proceeds of which will go to
Locals and visitors stretched and strapped on their running shoes Sunday to beat the pavement in Ferndale for the Six Rivers Running Club’s 33rd annual Foggy Bottom Milk Run.
Two local “Christ in the Passover” events will be offered next weekend by Jews for Jesus. The first is in Ferndale at 5:30 p.m. March 20 at Ferndale Community Church, 712 Main St.
Arcata Eye – Responding to concerns about economic and public safety impacts expressed by Arcata business and government, PG&E has modified its plans for this weekend’s planned power outage. Tuesday morning, City officials and PG&E personnel gathered at City Hall to exchange details on areas affected, the outage’s expected duration and to coordinate response.
After more than a year at the mercy of the elements, the water tender for the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department has a home. A new fire hall on Brown Street, directly across the street from the existing fire hall, is now operational and was
[Guest post by Carl Young]
It’s finally official. Thirty-five years after the war ended in Vietnam, a welcoming home for the Veterans of the Vietnam war has been established.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill last September, AB 717, which calls for an annual “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” on March 30. The Board of Supervisors, and local cities will be doing resolutions supporting it. Sadly, local veterans are deeply split on the issue of even having a day for Vietnam veterans.
Our country was deeply divided during the Vietnam war, and at times some people were hostile to the returning veterans. Those memories still haunt some Vietnam veterans. The damage done to our fellow Vietnam veterans, and their families, is incalculable. Many will never see their “Welcome Home,” because they prematurely died due to aliments associated with their military service.
I support the establishment of this long overdue day of remembrance, in which 58,000 U.S. troops died and more than 300,000 were wounded. These statistics don’t include the number of suicides, mental health, destroyed families and the illnesses directed associated with our service.
Additionally there is the possibility that many other birth defects and aliments suffered by our children are because of their parents exposure to Agent Orange. The Department of Veterans Affairs only recognizes a few birth defects like Spina bifida.
I think Daniel L. Lawrence, President, of the Humboldt Memorial Chapter 781, Vietnam Veterans of America summed it up well, “We are the only defenders of freedom in this country to be vilified, berated and shunned by our own people. If this resolution brings peace to many Vietnam vets then I am all for it. It’s said that time heals all wounds. I guess not enough time has passed for me to heal my wounds. I am pleased that our country has chosen to not place the blame for this current war on those who doing the fighting. instead placing the blame where it belongs on our so called leadership. For all the problems these new veterans will face, being shunned by their own people will not be one of them.”
Maybe, California’s enactment of a special day to recognize Vietnam veterans will encourage other states to follow, someday making it a national holiday. I also support the idea of establishing a similar day for the forgotten veterans of the Korean War. It’s the very least we can do for those who served so faithfully.
I encourage everyone to attend the reading of the Resolutions with the following government agencies: Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, on March 23, at 9:00 a.m; the Fortuna City Council meeting on March 15 at 6:00 p.m.; Ferndale (already presented March 4th); Rio Dell March 16th at 6:30Pm and the City of Arcata March 17, at 6:00 p.m. As far as I know, there aren’t any other plans locally to recognize this special day for Vietnam veterans on March 30.
Lastly, I would like to thank the folks at the Eureka VA and Mental Health Clinics and our local Vet Center for the excellent care they provide. I’m hopeful the VA can further support local medical and mental health providers and our veterans through the “fee basis” program, and the establishment of local VA speciality clinics. The professionalism of the staff has been remarkable, as well as the coordination of care with local providers.
The Humboldt Beacon’s Community Calendar for February 25th through April 17th, 2010.
The Ferndale Unified School District board approved the school administration’s recommendations Wednesday to cut more than $170,000 from next year’s school budget, and they will vote next week to finalize the deal.
The Ferndale Unified School District board will begin talks tonight on what every school district will have to tackle soon — budget cuts and potential layoffs for next school year.
Fern Cottage, the 144-year-old home of Humboldt pioneers Joseph and Zipporah Russ, will open its fifth annual Tour and Event season Saturday, March 27 with a seminar on estate planning conducted by James D. Poovey, an attorney certified as a specialist in the field of wills, trusts and probate.
Cooper Buchanan received his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor that was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fortuna. The Eagle Scout distinction is the highest rank of honor for a member of the Boy Scouts of America.