From the Sheriff’s Office:
On 05-30-2012, approximately 1:30 p.m. the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call regarding a female possibly in the water at Big Lagoon. The California Highway Patrol, Humboldt County Sheriffs Office, Arcata Ambulance, Cal Fire and the United States Coast Guard responded to the scene. Once on scene the deputies learned the 47 year old Asian female, from Eureka, was picking flowers along US 101, north end of Big Lagoon near mile marker 110 with another adult female relative at approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning. They became separated and the female relative could not find the victim. The relative searched the area with no success, so she called the victims husband and her husband notifying them of the missing victim. They responded to the scene and assisted in the search.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. they located the victim approximately twenty to thirty feet down the hillside against a tree and unresponsive. They attempted C.P.R. and called 911.
Emergency Personnel determined the victim was deceased and the Humboldt County Coroners Office was notified. It appears the victim fell down the hill and there are no signs of foul play at this time. The investigation is turned over to the Corners Office.
When I talked to Cindy Harrington at the McKinleyville Chamber, I misunderstood what she said about using the Activity Center for Pony Express Days. It turns out that Saturday’s Pony Express Festival will be held outside at Pierson Park. The event that will be held inside is tonight’s Clam Chowder Cook-Off. FYI – Jack
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Wednesday, May 30
5:30 p.m. – Fourth Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off at the McKinleyville Activity Center, Pierson Park. Diners will be charged $8 for a bread bowl, $6 for a regular soup bowl or $4 for a kids bowl. Chowders made by professional and amateur cooks. You get to judge which chowders are the best.
Thursday, May 31
5:30 p.m. – Pony Express Days Firemen’s Muster at the Ray’s Food Place parking lot. Watch local firefighters compete in a bucket brigade and hose coupling relay. Free.
Friday, June 1
8 p.m. – Pony Express Dance at the Blue Lake Casino. 21 and over. $10. Wear your best boots and enter the boot contest.
Saturday, June 2
11 a.m. – Pony Express Days Parade. Starts at Mack High and travels south down Central Avenue to the Mill Creek Marketplace. Free.
Noon – 4 p.m. – Pony Express Festival at Pierson Park. Craft and food vendors. Beer Garden, barbecue and live music. Visit the McKinleyville Senior Center and McKinleyville Library for special sales and contests.
Sunday, June 3
All day – McKinleyville Rodeo Association Gymkhana at the McKinleyville Rodeo Grounds on Kjer Road. Take Central Avenue north. Kjer Road is on the west side of Central Avenue near the Clam Beach Inn. Take Kjer Road to the end.