— Remember: April 20 is still a strictly unofficial holiday. Banks and post offices will remain open.

The Arcata Police Department is hoping against hope that hordes of folks won’t descend upon Redwood Park to celebrate Jah herb, as they have for years and years. The T-S gives its rewritten press release probably the best kicker ever seen in the genre: “City staff must also clean up the garbage and dog droppings that participants leave behind.”

— The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors looked at the coming deep cuts to next year’s budget, the T-S reports. Departments are being asked to come back to the board with proposals for cutting eight percent out of their current budgets. Supervisors seem hopeful that some savings can be achieved through reorganization and/or early retirement.

— The City of Eureka threw some cash at the sewer-saving Martin Slough Interceptor Project; construction is slated to begin this year.

— KIEM-TV sits down with Eureka Police Department Chief Garr Nielsen to talk about the arrest of former EPD officer Daniel Kalis.

The chief describes Kalis as a friendly officer who was good with the public, and he still believes it was improper that he wasn’t notified about the District Attorney’s investigation.

— Holy Jesus, KMUD News is putting all of us to shame. Arcata altercation between bar row bros and transient mob ends in stabbing (1:00). Move On tax day protest at Bank of America (3:00). Humboldt County Planning Commission considers natural resource protection policies of the general plan update (9:30). McKinleyville hunting guide slapped with illegal bear hunting charges (13:00). Salmon fishing season set (15:30). Should Klamath chinook salmon be listed under the ESA (17:00). Scholarships available for local high school students (18:00). Tons more stuff, but I gotta run!

KMUD News, April 19