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Schools asked to improve parent involvement

Advocates with True North Organizing Network will meet with school, county and tribal leaders Wednesday in the hopes that they will develop a proposal to improve parent involvement in Del Norte County schools.

Man convicted of injuring girlfriend gets four years

Read more... A Crescent City man who choked his girlfriend, punched her and threw her against a car was sentenced on Thursday to four years in state prison.

Chance look

 A photo taken this week shows U.S. Highway 101 as it travels through Last Chance Grade, the troublesome stretch of the road between Klamath and Crescent City that is threatened by slides, more than 200 of which have been identified in the area. The photo was taken when Caltrans staff hitched a ride with U.S. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay this week to get a fresh look at the slide activity, which is expected to cause road failure sooner or later. 

Police Log May 16, 2015

Excerpts from the Crescent City Police Department call logs for May 8–13:

Friday, May 8

• At 8:27 a.m., caller reports being assaulted by their roommate last night from Sutter Coast Hospital.

Sheriffs Logs May 16, 2015

Excerpts from the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office call logs for May 8–13:

Friday, May 8

• At 8:51 p.m., report of a camper missing since 3:p.m. yesterday from Muslatt Lake in the Big Flat Area.

• At 2:36 p.m., report of a 4-year-old boy barefoot and dirty on the 3500 block of Lake Earl Drive. Boy says he was chasing his dog.

Nothing held back

Spc. Jordan Lacy does a low crawl through an obstacle course as part of his winning effort in the Army Medical Command Soldier of the Year/Best Warrior competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, earlier this month. Submitted
 Del Norter wins Best Warrior, Soldier of the Year competitions 

Army Spc. Jordan Lacy faced battle simulations, a physical training test and a grueling 12-mile march.

He not only finished these tasks — required to get him through the unit-level Best Warrior Competition at Fort Wainwright, Alaska — he went back for seconds and later thirds to win a regional competition in Fort Riley, Kansas, before besting the Army Medical Command Soldier of the Year competition in Camp Bullis, Texas, earlier this month.

Toxic substances in Smith R.

The state agency tasked with monitoring regional water quality has released a preliminary statement on findings from lower river samples taken in 2013 that indicate the presence of toxic substances without pointing to the cause. 

Arson suspect held after fire spree

 California Highway Patrol and Del Norte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man suspected of setting at least five fires within a span of about 30 minutes on Sunday morning.

County prepping for legal marijuana

Passionate discussion and pointed questions pushed Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting close to the three-hour mark, but some of the big agenda items, like a questionable Solid Waste Authority budget as well as a county policy on recreational marijuana, saw little action despite the discourse.

Waste appointee criticized, approved

The newly appointed Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority Board’s public commissioner, Angela Glore, ultimately won her seat on Tuesday after a spirited discourse and shift in opinion on the part of two county supervisors. 

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