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Sheriff tackles public input

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a series on the first six months of Del Norte County’s new sheriff, who ran on platform that included a 180-day plan outlining a number of goals he intended to achieve in that time. Find Part 1 (“Six months into the job”) in the Local News section of triplicate.com.


When Sheriff Erik Apperson took the reins of the Sheriff’s Office in early January, one of the most pressing issues he wanted to address was community involvement with law enforcement.


Picking a fight over blight

Del Norte County District 1 Supervisor Roger Gitlin is drawing attention to the fact that he has managed to irk local business owners on his implacable campaign to “take a bite” out of the area’s blight.


Man pleads guilty to poaching

The 23-year-old Crescent City man facing felony salmon poaching charges for illegally taking and selling salmon and Dungeness crab will serve 30 days in the Del Norte County Jail after pleading guilty on Wednesday.


Alum seeks funds for film on birth difficulties

A Del Norte High School graduate and filmmaker has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for a documentary that sheds light on pregnancy loss and infertility.


Damnation Creek Trail closed

Folks wanting to take the Damnation Creek Trail to its end are out of luck due to the structural failure of a footbridge just a few hundred yards from the beach.


Young's bail set at $30,000 for violation of protective order

Joey Young was taken into custody Friday afternoon, his bail set at $30,000, when the Del Norte Superior Court found he had violated a criminal protective order issued to keep him away from the juvenile he’s alleged to have had a sexual relationship with.


Blue Creek fishing closure: Parties air their grievances

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The cooler water from the mouth of Blue Creek enters warmer mainstem Klamath, providing thermal refugia for many fish. Courtesy Dave Jensen
 Yurok Tribe hosts public forum to discuss recent disagreements about Blue Creek 

Another dry year has the lower Klamath River crawling with tepid water and in low supply, putting its fish population in a vulnerable position — this is an issue that should be considered when making fishing policy decisions, people generally agree, but they don’t agree on how the matter should be addressed.


Yuroks lead raid on illegal grows

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The Yurok Tribe says it has seen an influx of illegal marijuana grows on its reservation and adjacent land over the past five years. Submitted
 Operation is expected to triple plant total from 2014

Operation Yurok part two began with the rising sun early Monday morning as the Yurok Tribe kicked off its second major crackdown in two years on illegal marijuana grows within the Yurok Reservation and adjacent lands in an operation that has continued throughout the week.


Young arrested after allegedly found with juvenile

Joey Young was arrested late Sunday night on suspicion of violating a criminal protective order issued to keep him away from the juvenile he’s alleged to have had a sexual relationship with.
Young, the Del Norte Human Resources director and ex-cheerleading coach at Del Norte High School, was booked and released on charges of criminal contempt, annoying or molesting a child under 18 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 
Del Norte County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Bill Steven said that anyone arrested on those nonviolent misdemeanor charges would have been booked and released.
“He got the same treatment anybody would with those charges,” Steven said.


Parole delayed for leader of hunger strike

A reputed gang leader who helped lead a series of hunger strikes has agreed to delay his parole hearing for five years.


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