Arcata in the News

Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Arcata Bicycle Boulevard construction begins Monday, January 12, 2015

Construction on the Arcata Bicycle Boulevard in Downtown Arcata along I, J, 10th and 11th Streets begins Monday, January 12 and will continue for about a month. The City has contracted with Mercer-Fraser Company to perform road work which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Click here for a list of work locations and improvements. Please contact the City's Public Works Department at (707) 822-5957 for more information.

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Arcata Bicycle Boulevard construction begins Monday, January 12, 2015
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

42 volunteers move mountains (of crushed rock) to build the Ridge Trail

The City sends out a huge thank you to this Saturday's 42 volunteers from the Humboldt Trails Council's Volunteer Trail Stewards, the California Conservation Corps and the Juvenile Assigned Works Program for moving 25 cubic yards of crushed rock, one wheelbarrow at a time, to armor a brand new section of the Arcata Ridge Trail. The next volunteer work day will be on Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14, along Janes Creek between Stromberg Avenue and Hilfiker Drive. Call (707) 825-2163 or email for more information. (Photos courtesy of Riley Quarles.)

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Brittany Tresenriden relocates a sword fern along the Arcata Ridge Trail
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Cashier window hours shortened due to increased online payment options

Due to recently added water bill payment options, there has been a decrease in foot traffic at the City's cashier window. In an effort to use budget funds as efficiently as possible, the hours at the cashier window have been reduced. The new hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to learn more about the City's new, convenient payment options. 

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Finance Department cashier window in-person water bill payment hours shortened
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Ourcata: Meet Joe Mateer, Senior Planner

Joe Mateer has worked for the City of Arcata since 2001. As a Senior Planner, Joe ensures that building projects meet City standards and codes. Projects can vary from a kitchen remodel to a second dwelling unit, or even a subdivision. “My department is called Community Development,” says Joe. “I’d like to encourage people to get involved in crafting our community’s planning documents, like the Housing Element, that we use every day to determine how Arcata looks and functions.”

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Ourcata: Meet Joe Mateer, Senior Planner
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Thank you to 2014's amazing Arcata open space volunteers!

In 2014, 705 people rolled up their sleeves to help maintain Arcata's forests, marshes and creeks. During 25 Saturday volunteer work days, these individuals and members of different community groups built parts of the Arcata Ridge Trail, restored McDaniel Slough's salt marshes off of Samoa Boulevard, picked up rubbish from parks and along creeks, and helped build a new nature trail at Arcata Elementary School. Arcata shines because of your hard work. Thank you! Click here to find out about 2015 volunteer work days.

Read about the outstanding volunteers of 2014
Thank you to 2014's amazing Arcata open space volunteers!