Arcata in the News

Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Construction continues on Arcata Rails with Trails project

Construction continues on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the Arcata Rails with Trails project until Friday, October 9, weather permitting. Contact the City's Public Works Department at (707) 822-5957 for more information.

West facing aerial view of Foster Ave., Jay Street and Sunset Ave. roundabout
Fri, Oct 2, 2015

Ourcata: Meet GIS Coordinator Brian Kang

GIS Coordinator Brian Kang has been with the City of Arcata for 17 years. What's GIS? It’s a map tied to a database. Thanks to Brian, people can go online, type in their address and see if their home sits in a flood zone or check out their property's zoning. Brian's map making skills helped the City garner about $16 million in grant funding to more than double its open space acreage in 18 years.

Our People...Our Community...Ourcata
Arcata GIS Coordinator Brian Kang smiles at camera standing on a riverbed
Fri, Oct 2, 2015

Nominate an Arcata business for the 2016 Business of the Year Award

Nominate an Arcata business for the City's 2016 Business of the Year Award. Each year, the City Council honors a business that exemplifies innovation, resourcefulness, business collaboration and business practices that protect the environment and support our community. Click here for nomination forms, or request one at the Community Development Department at Arcata City Hall. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

More about the Arcata Business of the Year Award
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Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Thank you, Volunteer Trail Stewards!

This Saturday, 25 Volunteer Trail Stewards set six crib logs and moved piles of clay, "paving the way" for the CalFire High Rock Crew to finish the trail with a top coat of crushed rock. Big thanks also go to RSVPs Maureen McGarry, who kept everyone well fed with delicious fish tacos for lunch. You're all amazing!

More about Saturday's volunteer work day
Three women shovel sawdust into wheelbarrows at a volunteer work day in Arcata
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Senior volunteers featured in Arcata Community Forest trail building video

A new video highlights Retired Senior Volunteer Program members' contributions toward building trails in our beloved Arcata Community Forest. Videographer Maureen McGarry captures how Baby Boomers are becoming environmental stewards, enjoying camaraderie and the great outdoors, while creating trails to be used for generations to come.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program members gather for a briefing in front of map