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2015 Fire Season: Getting ready

Cal Fire Capt. Polar Bear oversaw a fuel reduction project in the Rock Creek subdivision last week, ahead of the 2015 fire season. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Defensible space projects are underway in Del Norte as California faces another high-risk fire season

Monday’s refreshing rain aside, the 2015 fire season is predicted to have the high level of risk on would expect after four years of historic drought in California, and Del Norters are being encouraged to fire up the chainsaw, lube up the loppers and eliminate all the woody fuels needed to make homes as prepared for wildfire.

“The better you take care of your property the more likely it is that you will be able to protect your house,” Cal Fire Capt. Pat Barrington told the Triplicate by phone this week.

'From a location to a nation'

The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation — formerly the Smith River Rancheria — chose a new name for itself last month when members voted to amend the native tribe’s constitution.

Farmers market uncertified this year

By Jessica Cejnar

Triplicate features editor

Ron Phillips is bracing for a full house when the Crescent City Farmers Market kicks off for another season on Saturday.

Summer meals available to children

Del Norte County Unified School District has teamed up with the Community Food Council to expand its summer lunch program.

Five-minute delays on N. Bank Rd.

Two aging culverts under North Bank Road are flood-prone. Photo courtesy of Caltrans
 Drivers should expect five-minute delays this summer on North Bank Road while a pair of aging culverts deemed unfit for directing water beneath the roadway will be replaced with a bridge.

Tribes come together for salmon relay

260-mile relay covers historic run shortened by dams 

Native Americans from the Yurok, Hoopa, Karuk and Klamath tribes completed their annual 260-mile relay run along the Klamath and Trinity Rivers from the mouth near Klamath all the way to the headwaters in Chiloquin, Oregon.

The relay, now in its 12th year, is run to bring attention to the barriers salmon now face on the river.

Local man sentenced to six years for burglary, no probation

Parkinson gets maximum sentence 

A local man received the maximum sentence for first degree burglary last month after being found in January rummaging through a Fort Dick pantry, where he’d gathered Mason jars, a maple syrup container, some cocoa mix and keys belonging to the homeowner. 

Coast Central CU account for Bertolini

An account in Danielle Brooks-Bertolini’s name set up by her family in Del Norte is currently available to those who want to donate to pay for her headstone.

Literacy education: Community called to action

School Dist.: Addressing early learners’ poor verbal skills key to turning tide on poverty in county 

Many kindergartners entering Del Norte County schools are lacking the vocabulary and verbal skills needed to succeed, according to school officials, who are calling for a community-wide effort to boost literacy among its youngest students. 

Sheriff: Agencies must use body cam

The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office is considering a new policy requiring all law enforcement officers to wear body cameras during interagency operations.

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