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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Sidewalk & Valley West Improvements Project is Underway!


Our Sidewalk and Valley West Park Improvements Project kicked off on Thursday, June 6. These projects will make key infrastructure improvements including the installation of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, asphalt paving repair, bus shelter installation, cr...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Apply for an Open Position on a City Committee!

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We are currently seeking community members to apply for open volunteer positions on the Economic Development Committee and the Transportation Safety Committee.

Applicants who wish to apply for an open volunteer position on the Economic Development Committe...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Lawson Homicide Investigation Continues, Witnesses Urged to Come Forward

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The Arcata Police Department has established a 24-hour tip line for any member of the public to call in order to provide information regarding the murder of David Josiah Lawson. Lawson, a Humboldt State University student, was killed at a house party in t...

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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: February 26, 2019

APD Seeks Bicycle Helmet Donations for Free Helmet Giveaways

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The Arcata Police Department is working to get more children and teens to wear bike helmets and to wear them properly by offering free helmet giveaways and fittings at community events.

A new statewide bicycle helmet law went into effect in 2019, which was...

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