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Five in race for City Council

Creating and maintaining a business-friendly community, maintaining the city’s infrastructure and making the town attractive for visitors are top priorities for the five Crescent City Council candidates.

Each candidate sat down with the Triplicate and outlined their ideas of how to either bring those priorities about or expand on what the council has already accomplished.


Sparks fly at forum for Library Board hopefuls

A candidate forum for the Del Norte County Library District turned into something of a showdown Wednesday between two of the three challengers and the person seeking re-election.

Incumbent Dennis Sutton, who has been a trustee for more than 12 years, spent much of the evening defending the board’s actions during his tenure as its chair. He also tried to offer explanations of why a surplus of nearly $400,000 wasn’t included in the library’s budget.


Yurok host sheriff debate

Apperson, Wilson delve into relationship with tribe 

A forum for Del Norte County Sheriff candidates hosted last week by the Yurok Tribe provided much insight on the current strained relations between the Sheriff’s Office and Yurok Tribe Police under incumbent Dean Wilson and how challenger Erik Apperson, if elected, said he would fix tribal ties.

The Yurok Tribe has officially endorsed Apperson for sheriff.


Gitlin town hall focuses on election

Residents updated on Health District’s Sutter Coast plans 

You can be sure that nothing was left off the agenda Thursday evening when District 1 Supervisor Roger Gitlin gathered his constituents and anyone else who wanted to listen to the fairgrounds for a town hall-style event, where an update on Sutter Coast Hospital was briefly discussed.


Yurok incumbents fall in primary election

Two incumbents of the Yurok Tribal Council might be facing tough re-elections in November after this week’s primary election showed challengers in the lead.

Unofficial results from the Yurok Tribe’s primary election for council members were released on Thursday, and the tribe’s election board will meet on Monday to certify the election results.


Sheriff candidates to face off in debate

A debate between candidates for Del Norte County Sheriff will take place at 7 p.m. tonight at the Yurok Tribal Office, 190 Klamath Blvd., Klamath.


Apperson criticized for missing forums

After attending only one candidate forum during the primary, sheriff’s candidate Sgt. Erik Apperson has bowed out of another debate, resulting in its cancellation.

As a result, supporters of incumbent Dean Wilson are now questioning Apperson’s desire to be sheriff.


Supervisor Gitlin to host town hall

Del Norte County District 1 Supervisor Roger Gitlin will host a town hall meeting Thursday night.


'Taking Ownership'

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Karen Sayer goes over the rules of the forum. Seated to her left is Rev. Dr. Paul Joseph Yang, a volunteer with True North Organizing Network who introduced the group to the audience, and youth members who posed questions to the candidates. Courtesy True North Organizing Network
A little-known community organizing network reintroduced itself to the community Wednesday by providing a second chance for Del Norters to hear from candidates for the local School Board.

True North Organizing Network, which has been in Del Norte County for more than three years, posed five questions to the candidates running for Areas 1, 2 and 5 of the Del Norte County Unified School District Board of Trustees and the County Board of Education.


NorCal sheriffs discuss jail issue

Sheriff Dean Wilson was joined by four Northern California sheriffs Saturday afternoon when he hosted a Northern California Sheriffs conference attended by more than 50 people.

Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter, Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones, Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey and Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey attended the event.


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