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Harbor clears $2.5M hurdle

Enough fishermen provide information to secure grant 

After fears that the Crescent City Harbor District would be forced to repay half of a $5 million grant used to rebuild the inner boat basin, commercial fishermen and harbor-based businesses prevented such a scenario by documenting that the port’s existence helps provide them with jobs.


Senators introduce Klamath water bill

Legislation would enact agreements on dam removal, water rights and stream flow 

Upper Klamath Basin water sharing legislation introduced Wednesday by California and Oregon’s United States Senators includes authorization of the agreements that will remove four dams on the Klamath River and pump millions of dollars into improving salmon runs in the basin.


10 months for role in embezzling from tribe

Read more... The Humboldt County biologist who falsified several dozen work invoices and helped embezzle almost $1 million dollars from the Yurok Tribe was sentenced on Tuesday to less than a year in prison.


Tribal council: Newcomer, two incumbents win

Two incumbents were re-elected and one council member lost her position to a newcomer in the Smith River Rancheria Tribal Council election for three at-large seats.


Schools eye energy/recycling tech

The annual budget, November election and a reshuffling of energy and education positions are on the School Board’s meeting agenda for today.


No students hurt in school bus crash

A Del Norte County school bus hit a tree on Kings Valley Road on Monday at around 4 p.m. None of the students  onboard were injured.


Coast Guard life jacket giveaway

Parents will have a chance to bring their kids in to be fitted with a life jacket on Saturday.


Arrests made in string of salon burglaries

Handbags, jeans and electronic equipment reported stolen were found at the house where burglary suspect Benjamin Brittain was arrested, Crescent City Police officials say. Photo courtesy of Crescent City Police Department
Police: Suspects also had items stolen from City Hall, school dist. 

Crescent City Police arrested two suspects Saturday in connection with a string of recent burglaries of local hair salons as well as burglaries of Crescent City Hall last week and a Del Norte County Unified School District building. 


Council passes sewer rate hike

Effort to block higher rates comes up 258 protests short

Crescent City and Del Norte sewer system users will see their sewer rates rise after the Crescent City Council adopted a proposed cost of living increase at its meeting on Monday.


Influx of hungry pups at Marine Mammal Center

An elephant seal is given electrolytes through a tube Monday afternoon at the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Ignoring the guttural cackle of more than 20 hungry mouths, the two volunteers carefully dosed Tunamelt, an 80-pound northern elephant seal, with electrolytes. Found near Trinidad, Tunamelt came into the center on Sunday. Despite having a tube shoved down his throat, the northern elephant seal didn’t put up a fight, which isn’t a good sign.


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