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US gov't textbook on school agenda

The Del Norte County Unified School District board meets 4:30 p.m. today at the Education Center Building Board Room, 301 W. Washington Blvd. 

A special presentation will be given by instructional coach Charlene Knowlton.

Emergency Dispatch Call Logs, May 9-11

Excerpts from the call logs for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the Crescent City Police Department, May 9-11:

Monday, May 9

Note: From 2:04 p.m.

At 5:39 p.m., request for the removal of a person from a business on the 400 block of U.S. 101. 

At 6:13 p.m., caller says a person was following him and waved a gun at him near Washington Boulevard and Northcrest Drive.

Back out to sea

The Warrior II, a 73-foot, 137-ton shrimp boat built in 1972 by Ericson Marine in Eureka, is launched after a six-month major-overhaul, using the “sinker lift” at Fashion Blacksmith in Crescent City Harbor. Seen in foreground is Ted Long, owner of Fashion Blacksmiths. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
The Warrior II, a 72-foot shrimp boat out of Eureka, settled back into the waters of the Pacific on Monday after a smooth launch from sinker lift owned by Fashion Blacksmith in Crescent City Harbor. 

The 137 ton ship underwent a major overhaul that took six months and cost $1 million, according to Fashion Blacksmith owner Ted Long.

Board wary of river protection


Supervisors poised to oppose stringent EPA designation for Smith R.

Two weeks after hearing a presentation from the North Coast Regional Water Control Board (NCRWCB), the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors are poised to submit their opposition to the agency’s proposed Outstanding National Water Resource (ONWR) designation for the Smith River.

Homelessness: Sheriff seeks targeted approach

The Del Norte Sheriff’s Office hopes to assist a portion of the county’s homeless population one person at a time by targeting those who might only need a simple boost to improve their lot.

Newsroom nets 10 honors in contest

The Del Norte Triplicate netted three first-place awards, four second-place awards and three third or fourth place awards in the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2015 Better Newspapers Contest.

Articles by staff writers Emily Jo Cureton and Adam Spencer took first-place honors, as did a column by staff writer Aaron West and an inside page layout by Design-Photo Editor Bryant Anderson. Stories by Staff Writer David Grieder and Features Editor Jessica Cejnar received second place as did a photo essay from Bryant Anderson.

Third and fourth place honors went to an article by Staff Writer David Anderson, two page layouts by Sports Editor Michael Zogg and a column by Ruth Rhodes and Lydia Leonard-Rhodes.

Murder suspect extradited to Oregon

The third and final suspect in the October killing of a Crescent City man was at last brought to custody in Josephine County this weekend. 

Emergency Dispatch Call Logs, May 6-9

Excerpts from the call logs for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the Crescent City Police Department, May 6-9:

Friday, May 6

Note: From 9:52 a.m.

At 11:45 a.m., report of a person with bloody knuckles passed out near U.S. 101 and Huston Street.

At 12:12 p.m., report of a woman yelling and cursing near Harrold Street and Hoover Avenue.

Growing Pain

Art therapy is one of many specialized treatment approaches available to clients of the Open Door Community Health Center’s suboxone program for narcotics addicts. This drawing is taken from a larger composition made recently by one of the clients. Submitted
Recent crimes highlight emerging trend of narcotics abuse in Del Norte 

Citing “staggering” statistics, Assemblyman Jim Wood called this week for a task force to address a rising opioid abuse epidemic in California. Meanwhile, prescription drug overdoses have spiked across most of the country in the past 10 years. Locally, community leaders hear murmurs of the same trend in Del Norte and are battling to beat it back. 

Last weekend, the Del Norte Sheriff’s Office collected more than 185 pounds of pills that were brought to the lobby for the annual prescription drug-take back day, a program Sheriff Erik Apperson said he would like to make available year-round.

Health district tables hiring consultant

Failure to give proper public notice will be rectified next week, chairman says 

A proposal to spend as much as $80,000 to hire a consultant was tabled Thursday because the Del Norte Healthcare District failed to give proper public notice.

The healthcare district board met in special session to consider hiring  Quorum Health Resources. The plan, according to a majority of board members, is to find an alternative to replace Sutter Health and Sutter Coast Hospital.

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