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$329,000 investment in futures

A total of 550 scholarships totaling about $329,000 were awarded to graduating seniors at Del Norte High School on Wednesday night. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 A $2,000 scholarship paid for everything Jacque Ramirez needed to become a hair and makeup artist. Today, the 2004 Del Norte High School graduate has her own line of cosmetics, has worked with celebrities like Tori Spelling and on Wednesday distributed $2,000 to three students.

Waiting for a call from the NFL

Thor Hadfield helps cover a punt after snapping the ball during his senior season at Southern Illinois University. Courtesy of Saluki Media Services
 After tryout in Green Bay, Hadfield hopes 
to catch on in NFL 

When 2010 Del Norte High School graduate Thor Hadfield arrived in Green Bay, Wisconsin, for the Packers’ rookie minicamp in May, the first person he saw associated with the NFL franchise was another Northern California native.

Food vendors near school may face ban

Some trustees balk at idea  impacting a single business 

Three School Board members on Thursday gave their support to proposed county policy to prohibit mobile food vendors from operating near school sites during school hours.

Birders’ delight: Newcomer seen

New to town, a yellow-billed cuckoo was photographed Wednesday in Fort Dick. Photo courtesy Tony Kurz
 A yellow-billed cuckoo alighted on the Smith River bottoms this week, its knocking call the first ever to be reported in Del Norte County.

Sheriff's Log, June 6, 2015

Excerpts from the Del Norte County Sheriffs Office call logs for May 28 to June 4:

Thursday, May 28

• At 1:55 a.m., report of a vehicle on fire on the 700 block of Elk Valley.

• At 12:50 p.m., report of a student threatening other students on the 1700 block of Arlington Drive.

Police Log, June 6, 2015

Excerpts from the Crescent City Police Department call logs for May 28 to June 4:

Thursday, May 28

• At 2:08 p.m., request for the removal of a subject drinking beer at the entrance to the park on the 900 block of Sunset Circle.

• At 3:30 p.m., report of several items stolen from a residence on the 1200 block of Gainard Street.

• At 7:28 p.m., report of a subject harassing customers on a bike in the parking lot on the 400 block of M Street.

Del Norte Scholarship Foundation: Award recipients

Scholarship recipients

Dell Scholarship:

Long Xiong - $20,000

northcoast college access/calsoap:

Silvia Cajita - $2,500

Arthur Leal-Contreras - $1,000

Dylan Lee - $1,000

Kia Lee - $2,500

Ninee Thor - $2,500

Debbie Yang - $2,500

Field of opportunity in Klamath

Yurok Tribal Councilman Ryan Ray has a plan to engage Klamath youth this summer, but first he needs a little help from the community at large.

Bus needs funds

Literacy educ. program turns to library to get help 

The Wonder Bus, a multicolored vehicle that travels across Del Norte providing young children and their parents with family-oriented reading resources, is on the hunt for more funding to increase its services.

As the Del Norte Library District Board heard at its meeting last week, the Wonder Bus, which is overseen by First 5 Del Norte, has had to cut back its services as of late. Its $25,000 annual staffing budget won’t cover all the community stops the bus needs to make, First 5 Executive Director Patti Vernelson informed the library trustees, so she and Del Norte Childcare Council Executive Director Melody Fugate are looking to find additional local partners to work with.

Sheriff on lookout for pair of carjackers

The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a pair of suspects, a man and a woman, connected with an alleged carjacking and sexual assault in the area of Walker Road off U.S. Highway 199.

The suspects are reported to have with them a boy 12–16 months old, according to Sheriff’s Cmdr. Bill Steven.

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