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Search locates missing woman

An elderly Brookings woman missing since Tuesday was found alive Wednesday afternoon.

Metha Christensen, 83, went missing Tuesday afternoon and had last been seen sweeping the sidewalk near the house where she was visiting relatives.  

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Masonic Lodge rebuilt from the ashes

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“The Lodge Room,” top, where ceremonies will be held, is displayed by John Pricer, master of the Crescent Lodge #45 Free and Accepted Masons, during a tour of the rebuilt Masons Lodge at 9th and B streets. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
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U.S. Forest Service job fair on Friday

A U.S. Forest Service Job Fair will be held Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters’ Office, 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka.

Information about vacant temporary, permanent and student positions in fire management, natural resources, recreation and business administration will be available.

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Waste Authority meets its new consultant

The local public agency that oversees trash and recycling issues has been a source of contention in Del Norte County for years, with accusations of fiscal mismanagement on one side and claims of witch-hunts based on dislike of environmental politics on the other.

There have been a number of committees formed to investigate how the agency might function better, with possible privatization often floated.

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Stormy Sunday

Del Norte Triplicate / Richard Wiens
A wave splashes over the jetty near Battery Point Lighthouse on Sunday. Saturday’s wind and rain gave way to blue skies and powerful waves Sunday.

 

Mining company eyes area east of Gold Beach

The U.S. Forest Service has already received more than 650 comments regarding a proposal by a nickel-mining company to drill 35 experimental holes near Hunter Creek east of Gold Beach.

The mining company, Red Flat Nickel Corporation, registered in Panama, is simultaneously working on a nickel mining proposal in the North Fork Smith River watershed, but there has yet to be a public comment period for that site.

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Supervisors to discuss forming fair district

The public will get a chance to weigh in on the Del Norte County Fair Board’s efforts to create a special district at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

Supervisors will take testimony and vote on a resolution that would bring the Fair Board’s application to create a special district before the Local Agency Formation Commission. If approved, the supervisors’ resolution would allow the Fair Board to bypass having to submit a petition to LAFCO with signatures from 25 percent of the county’s registered voters, fair CEO Randy Hatfield said in December.

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Three held after fight with deputy

Three people were arrested following a dustup with a sheriff’s deputy in Klamath early Monday.

The deputy, whose name is being withheld by the Sheriff’s Office, responded to a domestic disturbance call at 121 Silverside Circle around 12:40 a.m. that was reported by a neighbor, sheriff’s Commander Bill Steven said.

When the deputy exited his vehicle, he noticed a woman who appeared to be intoxicated outside of the residence who then ran at him and began to attack, Steven said.

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3-year term for Yurok forester

 

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$850,000 was embezzled with bogus owl surveys

A former Yurok forestry director was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for his part in an embezzlement scheme that siphoned $850,000 from the Yurok Tribe.

Roland Raymond, 51, of Eureka, was also ordered to pay $852,000 in restitution to the tribe, according to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California.

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Tsunami’s 50th anniversary looms

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Eyewitness accounts of the catastrophic night. How we’ve recovered, and how we haven’t. The science behind why we’re tsunami-prone and what to expect with the next big wave. This Triplicate special section will be one to keep.
A full-scale evacuation drill is only one of the events planned for the days leading up to the 50th anniversary of the tsunami that devastated Crescent City in 1964.

Del Norte County is the only community in the country that has conducted full-scale evacuation drills while activating the tsunami warning system at the same time, according to Troy Nicolini, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Eureka.

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