Eureka Mayor Frank Jager: “There’s a lot of controversy over big box retailers. But this Wal-Mart — our Wal-Mart — I think is going to be different. It’s going to be something that’s involved in the community and really help us out.”

Andrew Goff has all the highlights of the opening ceremony.  The doors open tomorrow, as a new economic dawn accompanies the new political order in Humboldt County.

Apparently they will eventually sell diet Squirt.

Is it appropriate that the high school ROTC provide security for a private company?  Even if it is merely ceremonial?

Lastly, I really find the first comment in the NCJ blog thread offensive, even if he or she is on the side of the angels.  I think other Wal-Mart opponents should chime in their objections as well.