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Board spars over having open prayers

Current policy of having pre-meeting moment of reflection not enough for some

Prayer was on folks’ minds at the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, and that’s where it’s going to stay — for now, at least.

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More arrests made in counterfeiting case

A burglary call on Monday led deputies to evidence they say is connected to a rash of counterfeit bills that have showed up at Del Norte and Curry counties businesses lately.

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Wildfire Season: Time to pass the reins

Fire safe council leaders are seeking new generation with meeting next month

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Dan Leavitt, pictured last year at the Red Mountain fire lookout, has led the Del Norte Fire Safe Council with his wife Sharol for more than 12 years, but the elderly couple is now looking for new people to step into the leadership roles of the council. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
In 2002, Dan and Sharol Leavitt’s remote, off-the-grid home on Low Divide Road was threatened by the monstrous, half million-acre Biscuit Fire that burned nearly 30,000 acres in Del Norte County.

“We had just gotten home, and the smoke was bad — so bad,” said Sharol recently, recalling the moment before Del Norte County’s emergency service manager asked the elderly couple to evacuate all homes off Low Divide Road.

While standing on a ridge, a surge of fire almost knocked them down.

“I said, ‘Let’s get the hell off of this mountain,’” Dan recalled.

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Memorial Day: Remembrance

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Isabel Anthony-Cerros visits her great-grandfather’s grave Monday morning at Crescent City Cemetery.
 On a day of remembrance in Del Norte County, veterans and community members gathered for a Memorial Day service at Crescent City Cemetery. Another service at the harbor paid tribute to fishermen lost at sea. 

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School threat plans eyed

After a perceived threat caused local schools to go on high alert and sparked confusion among parents, education officials say they will pursue a memorandum of understanding with Crescent City and Del Norte County in an effort to better share information.

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Vet’s trek is for fallen in the War on Terror

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As part of a 7,100-kilometer cross-country hike to raise awareness for fallen vets and their families, Mike Viti walked through Jed Smith Redwoods State Park on Howland Hill Road on Thursday. Courtesy of Alex Larson
 When Mike Viti returned to civilian life after being discharged from the Army last August, he was surprised at how little the American public seemed to think about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Honoring veterans: ‘I finally got my parade’

 

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Lou Goodgame, second from left, was one of three veterans who placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Courtesy of Lou Goodgame
 Honor Flight program sends Del Norte vets to memorials in capital

Lou Goodgame and Hiram “Stan” Jones were still in their seats in Chicago when nearly 100 people came up to shake their hands.

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Hospital CEO Horn stepping down, citing health

Read more... Linda Horn, the CEO of Sutter Coast Hospital since April 2013, announced that she will be stepping down from her post after learning last week that her cancer has returned.

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Supervisors to vote on signs honoring veterans

Soon, anyone driving through Del Norte could know that veterans are respected around here.

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Howland Hill to be closed to vehicles

Two unpaved roads at different sections of Redwood National and State Parks will be closed to vehicle traffic to allow for maintenance work.

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