Arcata in the News

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Road resurfacing and asphalt grinding and inlay work postponed due to weather

The polymer modified slurry seal road resurfacing on 10th, 11th and I Streets and Hilfiker Drive scheduled to take place from October 14 through 16 has been postponed due to forecasted rain. Asphalt grinding and inlay work in several areas along 10th Street and I Street has also been postponed due to the weather.Thank you for your patience as we work to repair and maintain our valuable city roadways and water system. For more information, visit the Construction Projects page.

Road resurfacing and asphalt grinding and inlay work postponed due to weather
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Aldergrove water system intertie project successful, water back online

The new connection on the water transmission main along Aldergrove Road was successfully installed and water flow resumed at 7 a.m. today. Initial water flow from the tap may appear discolored. This does NOT pose a health risk. To lessen the chance of using discolored water, flush cold water from a faucet or hose bib outside the home prior to use. Thank you to the residents and businesses of Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka, the Samoa Peninsula and the Humboldt Community Services District for conserving water during the intertie installation. For more information, call (707) 822-8184.

Read about the water connection installation
Aldergrove water system intertie project, October 15 and 16, 2014, successful
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Thank you to Saturday's Janes Creek volunteers!

What's missing from this photo? Ivy! Eight cubic yards of the invasive plant were removed from the banks of Janes Creek at a volunteer work day this past Saturday. The City sends out a big thank you to the 15 Humboldt State University Natural Resources Club and Humboldt Fish Action Council volunteers for their hard work this past weekend and over the past six years. Their labor has had a major impact on the vegetation and ecosystem along Janes Creek. The next volunteer work day will be on Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. working on the Beith Creek Loop Trail in the Sunny Brae Forest. Call 707.825.2163 for more information.

MIssing ivy at Janes Creek, thanks to 15 HFAC and HSU NR Club volunteers
Thu, Oct 2, 2014

Ourcata: Public Works Engineering Technician Martin Nelson at work

Watch a video of Martin Nelson, Engineering Technician in the City's Public Works Department. "I really enjoy my job and the variety of drafting work I do," says Martin. "The drawings I do end up being infrastructure improvements for the City that enhance the quality of life here and the ease of use of the streets." Watch a video of Martin's work day.

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Ourcata: Public Works Engineering Technician Martin Nelson at work
Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Thank you to Saturday's 65 incredible trail volunteers!

In a true community effort, 65 Humboldt Trails Council Volunteer Trail Stewards, Humboldt State University Natural Resources Club members and HSU Chi Phi Fraternity brothers celebrated National Public Lands Day this past Saturday in the Sunny Brae tract of the Arcata Community Forest by rehabbing old skid trails, armoring newly constructed trails and clearing a corridor of brush for a new multi-use trail section. Everyone enjoyed a feast prepared by Maureen McGarry and Mary Calderwood of Volunteer Center of the Redwoods, after the hard work was done.

More about the National Public Lands Day volunteer work day
Maureen McGarry of RSVP feeds the hard working volunteers