Arcata’s 150th Anniversary, Voter Information (Updated Tuesday night) – January 10, 2008

Humboldt Review, KHUM 104.3/104.7 FM’s weekly community affairs show will broadcast live from the California Welcome Center this Thursday, Jan. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. The show takes place during the Arcata Chamber of Commerce’s kickoff for the year-long celebration of Arcata’s 150th Anniversary, which runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Guests will include representatives from the League of Women Voters, the Humboldt County Elections Division and others planning for California’s Feb. 5 primary election. A guest from the Humboldt Literacy Project will discuss Voter Information Day, set for this Saturday, Jan. 12.

Update – partial guest list:

Sharolyn Hutton, president, The League of Women Voters of Humboldt County

Melanie Johnson, Citizen Education, The League of Women Voters of Humboldt County

Judi Hedgpeth, executive director, Humboldt Literacy Project

Dave Berman, founding member of the Voter Confidence Committee

Carolyn Crnich, county clerk/recorder/registrar of voters, Humboldt County

Organizers of Arcata’s 150th Anniversary will be on to discuss the celebration with host Kevin Hoover, and when the winning entry in the 150th Anniversary Logo Contest is unveiled, it will appear simultaneously on the Humboldt Review website,

NOT the final Arcata 150 logo

This is NOT the final Arcata 150 logo, but an interim design created by Arcata Eye artist Dave Held to motivate artists to participate in the Arcata 150th Anniversary Logo Contest. The winning entry will be unveiled this Thursday evening, and will appear on this site simultaneously.

The official press release:

The Arcata Chamber of Commerce will host the kick-off celebration for Arcata’s 150th Anniversary on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at the California Welcome Center from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The entire community is welcome for an evening of food, wine, beer, music, and celebration. This special evening will feature local wine and beer tasting thanks to Briceland Vineyards, Moonstone Crossing, Robert Goodman Winery, and Mad River Brewing Company. Delectable hors d’oeurves will be provided by Murphy’s Sunny Brae Market and musical trio Weather Machine will be performing throughout the evening.

We hope you will join us as we honor Ben Sweitzer, winner of Arcata’s 150th logo contest, and unveil the logo in grand style! There will be a short program during the evening which will include a blessing and welcome given by Cheryl Seidner of the Table Bluff Reservation – Wiyot Tribe and Mayor Mark Wheetley. There will also be a special presentation from the City of Arcata. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on one of a kind historical photographs set on large canvas, and a raffle drawing will be held for a very special “Made in Humboldt” basket prepared by Bigfoot Gourmet.

All proceeds will help to support on-going yearly events for the sesquicentennial anniversary. Décor for this special evening will be generously provided by Plaza Design and the Sun Valley Floral Group. The California Welcome Center is located at 1635 Heindon Rd. Arcata. For more information or to RSVP for this event contact the Arcata Chamber of Commerce/ California Welcome Center at (707) 822-3619 or

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