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Man shoots at burglars in Smith R.

A Smith River man who has been having issues with burglars shot at two over the weekend.

Authorities responded to a report of a burglary around 3:15 a.m. on the 14000 block of U.S. Highway 101 in Smith River, said sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Griffin.

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Gas station greeting leads to arrests

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A woman was arrested after greeting a law officer in a local gas station.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Griffin had stopped into the Performance Fuels gas station around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and was greeted by Wendy Montoya, 35, who was standing in line ahead of him.

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Looking to build bonds

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Members of the Del Norte High delegation are interviewed by a Japanese TV crew, including producer Leo Yang, right. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
You can’t really compare the nearly 2,000 people who perished in Rikuzentakata, Japan, with the destruction inflicted on Crescent City Harbor, both during tsunamis after a massive earthquake in March 2011. 

Nonetheless, they share the distinction of being tsunami cities, and a local delegation of Del Norters that started a journey for Rikuzentakata on Friday hopes to strengthen that bond and swap information about preparedness and recovery.

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What’s that about a drought?

County’s heavy rain is expected to stick around awhile

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Water seeps onto Highway 197 on Friday. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Del Norters asking “have you ever seen the rain?” earlier this month may be singing “who’ll stop the rain?” by Sunday.

The past three days, drought-stricken Crescent City has been hammered with 6.48 inches of rain, the National Weather Service said at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, and 3-5 more inches could fall today.

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Airline pulls a surprise

Local officials weren’t told of SkyWest schedule changes

The early-morning and late-night flights to and from Crescent City’s airport, which made it easier to get connections or to take day-trips to San Francisco and Sacremento, have been swapped out less than six months after they were implemented.

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Seattle man set to run CC harbor

Crescent City Harbor is expected to have a new CEO/ harbormaster next week.

Although the employment paperwork will not be finalized until Tuesday, the harbor district offered the position to Charles Helms of Seattle on Thursday night and Helms accepted the offer Friday.

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News of Record Feb. 7-13, 2014

Del Norte County Superior Court felony and misdemeanor sentencings for the week of Feb. 7–13 include:

Jake Marcel Dionne, 23, Crescent City, was sentenced to one year in County Jail, three years probation and fined $1,100 for resisting arrest and transportation for sale of a controlled substance

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School's new learning tool

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Using computer software, Del Norte student Dylan Jennings designed a model for a cast of needle-nosed pliers being printed by the school’s new 3-D printer. Once completed the pliers will be cast in aluminum by the metal shop class. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Tyler Harrison, Jacob Jackman, Lukas Garcia and Christopher Moon crowded around the box-like thing in the center, not taking their eyes off it.

On the table at the back of the seniors’ computer-aided design class at Del Norte High School, the brand new Ultimaker turned a cord of yellow plastic into a mold for needle-nosed pliers. 

“I just like watching it print,” Jackman said, listening to the printer’s soft robot-like whistles and beeps.

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Open mic night raises funds for Amazon trip

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Sammy Gensaw III speaks at last weekend’s Klamazon Open Mic Night fundraiser about protesting dams. Del Norte Triplicate / Adam Spencer
Passionate poems about rivers, mandolin music, and a few raps about just being awesome were some of the performances shared during last weekend’s Klamazon Open Mic fundraiser. 

The purpose behind the poetry was to raise funds for seven Klamath River Indians and river activists who are flying to Altamira, Brazil, tomorrow to help Indians of the Amazon protest Belo Monte Dam, a project that would displace up to 40,000 people and be the world’s third largest hydroelectric dam.  

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Waste Authority votes to slash its ordinances

There are too many garbage- and blight-related ordinances in the local government kitchen, according to  the board of the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority, which initially voted to repeal all of the solid waste agency’s ordinances on Tuesday before restoring some of them.

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