Dems Oppose 101 Widening
Local papers reported this morning on Democratic Central Committee Chair, Pat Riggs, stepping down from his position.
That wasn't news to me, it having been reported earlier on at least one local blog. What was news was the DCC having written a letter to powers- that- be in opposition to the removal of trees to facilitate widening of Highway 101 at Richardson Grove State Park.
I was somewhat confused by the Eureka Reporter version of the story. I guess I missed this part:
Riggs spoke about the possible cutting of Richardson Grove trees after seeing reports in media about Caltrans considering such plans.
The E/R split the story on two pages, starting on A8 and ending on A10. When I got to A10 all I saw was some mention of the widening of Highway 101 at Richardson Grove. Not having noticed Riggs mentioning the widening, I got the impression the E/R made a layout goof and put the wrong story on A10 where the Riggs story was supposed to be.
It wasn't until I read the Times- Standard's online version of the story that I realized the 101 widening and the DCC opposition to it was part of the story. I guess I'll have to read more carefully in the future.
It will be interesting to see how opposition to the widening of 101 will play out with the DCC. Will it hurt them, or help them?