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County jobless rate still creeping down

40 jobs added in February to bring yearly total to 270 

Del Norte’s jobless rate for February is slightly lower than the month before and continues to be lower than last year, according to the California Employment Development Department.


Emergency Dispatch Call Logs, March 14-18

Excerpts from the call logs for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the Crescent City Police Department, March 14-18:

Monday, March 14

Note: After 1:56 p.m.

At 2:53 p.m., request for the removal of a person sleeping behind a building on the 400 block of U.S. 101.


News of Record March 11-17

These are the misdemeanor and felony sentencings provided by the Del Norte County Superior Court for March 11–17:

Dustin G. Woodral, 26, Crescent City, was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 3 years probation, 140 hours of community work service, and fined $1,070 for inflicting corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant.

Zachary Z. Walker, 33, Smith River, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and fined $1,410 for battery on a spouse or cohabitant as well as 4 probation violations.


Yurok chairman resigns as past murder revealed

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Yurok Tribal Chairman James Dunlap resigned abruptly Tuesday after the 1993 conviction for the murder of his three-month old daughter became widely known by the public.

Dunlap acknowledged his past to North Coast News, which reported that Dunlap said he was a “changed man.”


Salmon season on ice?

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Caught salmon may become a scarcer sight at Crescent City Harbor, according to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. Del Norte Triplicate file photo
Low numbers of ocean salmon raise specter of no commercial fishing in 2016 

More bad news for California commercial fishermen was announced this week with a low abundance of ocean salmon likely to spell severely limited commercial seasons this year. 

The heavily-restricted salmon season options released by federal fishery managers this week comes just ahead of a Fishermen’s Benefit Dance planned for Saturday in Crescent City Harbor to aid fishermen already struggling from this year’s unprecedented Dungeness crab closure.


Local governments: State water limits challenged

California’s unprecedented four-year drought continues in some parts of the state, but not in Del Norte County.

Yet, the state’s Water Resource Control Board emergency drought regulations remain in force here, carrying mandatory water use reductions and stiff fines for failing to conform.


New prison guard pact includes 9 percent in raises

SACRAMENTO — The union representing most California state prison guards said Wednesday it has agreed to a labor contract that includes a 9 percent salary increase over three years.


Rush rejects plea deal from DA

Prosecutors are “charging ahead,” with their case against Shirley Rush, 65, the accused career con-woman charged with writing over $40,000 in bad checks last year in Crescent City.


Correction, March 17, 2016

An article Tuesday about county supervisor candidate statements listed candidates in the wrong district.The District 5 five race includes David Finigan, Bob Berkowitz, Linda Sutter, and Terri Colton.

The Del Norte Triplicate endeavors to accurately report local news events. Errors of fact will be corrected in a timely and appropriate manner. Please notify Editor Robin Fornoff of errors by calling 707-464-2141.


Zottola named Del Norte's "Woman of the Year"

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Courtesy Gina Zottola.
Long-time county resident Gina Zottola of Gasquet was honored this month as one of seven extraordinary women in Northern California, part of an effort by Sen. Mike McGuire in recognition of Women’s History Month. 

Zottola is in her third year as Director of the Wild Rivers Community Foundation, a non-profit oriented around improving quality of life for locals and providing support and training for donors. 

She also works on engaging local youth, building opportunities for career and technical education and physician recruitment for the county. 


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