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Micks says she’s not a candidate in DA race

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Acting-District Attorney Katherine Micks does not plan to run for the office this year.

Micks has been heading the office since District Attorney Jon Alexander was suspended last April following a State Bar Court Judge’s recommendation to disbar him after finding him in violation of  Bar rules against moral turpitude and corruption.

Alexander’s appeal of the judge’s ruling is still pending, but in the meantime, he is unable to practice law. 

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The Wild West

Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Hats fly as Del Norte High dancers complete a halftime routine at Friday’s boys basketball game in Thunen Gym.

 

Community forum for school funding tonight

The California Endowment will hold a second community forum tonight to gather input about the new funding formula for California schools.

The Local Control Funding Formula, also known as the Fair School Funding Law, allocates education funding to districts based on their percentage of low-income students, English language learners and foster children. 

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Homecoming king

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Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Del Norte High crowned its homecoming king, Lyndon Yang, escorted by cousin Panhia Yang, during halftime of Friday night’s boys basketball game against Arcata High in Thunen Gym.

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Jurors convict on 1 of 2 charges

Coulter Mann faces term of 16 months to six years

After more than a year of suffering the loss of Klamath resident Kenneth Jones and reliving his death through the trial of the man responsible for it, members of the Jones family say they can finally smile.

Jones, 67, died when a GMC Sierra truck driven by former Crescent Elk Middle School assistant principal Coulter Mann drifted into the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 101, south of Smith River, smashing Jones’ Ford Focus on Dec. 21, 2012.

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Oregon man held in motel burglary

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A man broke into a Klamath hotel and pilfered hygiene products and disposable cameras, but only made it to Crescent City before he was captured Monday evening, authorities said. 

Around 9:30 p.m. Monday, Julie Houchins, manager of Motel Trees at Trees of Mystery, said she awoke to a noise in the motel and discovered someone burglarizing the place.

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Solid waste views heard

Most of the 30-some people who spoke during a public comment period about the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority this week praised it and said privatization of the agency would be inappropriate.

Public input is being sought by a private consultant who is assessing the agency on several factors, only two of which have anything to do with possible privatization.

Nonetheless, to privatize or not to privatize was the question on the audience’s mind.

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New technology eyed for schools

As it works to implement the new Common Core State Standards, Del Norte County Unified School District will use most of its extra funding to update technology at schools districtwide.

State lawmakers last year appropriated $1.25 billion to help districts adopt the new education requirements. Del Norte County Unified School District’s share is $729,000, according to Superintendent Don Olson.

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Jurors convict on 1 of 2 charges

After more than a year of suffering the loss of Klamath resident Kenneth Jones and reliving his death through the trial of the man responsible for it, members of the Jones family say they can finally smile.

Jones, 67, died when a GMC Sierra truck driven by former Crescent Elk Middle School assistant principal Coulter Mann drifted into the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 101, south of Smith River, smashing Jones’ Ford Focus on Dec. 21, 2012.

About two hours later, Mann, 33, was lying in a hospital bed having his blood drawn for an alcohol test but not before arguing with a California Highway Patrol officer. He eventually relented, but verbally announced he was refusing the test, which showed a blood-alcohol count of 0.20. The legal limit is 0.08.


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Dustup over proposal for new state

Jefferson backers upset they aren’t yet on supervisor agenda

An attempt to put a Jefferson state declaration on the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors agenda was rebuffed for the second time Tuesday.

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