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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Nesting Season is Here! Please Avoid Trimming or Removing Vegetation


The City of Arcata’s Environmental Services Department would like to remind the community that early bird nesting season has begun!

The federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal to kill or transport any migratory bird or the parts, nests or eggs o...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Take Part in the Plaza Improvement Survey

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The City of Arcata’s newly-formed Plaza Improvement Task Force has developed a short online survey to gather community input on recommendations to improve Arcata’s Plaza.

The Arcata Plaza serves as the epicenter of the community and as ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Lawson Homicide Investigation Continues, Witnesses Urged to Come Forward

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The community reward program for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the April 15 homicide of David Josiah Lawson is now at $55,000. Communit...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Arcata's New Local Energy Ordinance Pertaining to New Residential Construction

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The Arcata City Council has adopted a new local energy efficiency ordinance also known as a “Reach Code.” California cities and counties have the authority to adopt local energy ordinances, sometimes called “Reach Codes,” that are more stringent than the ...

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