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A rare visit to DN’s campus

CR president assures locals that DN campus here to stay

Lee Lindsey, College of the Redwoods’ vice president of administrative affairs, (foreground) takes trustees on a tour of the area that will house the cadaver lab at the Del Norte campus Tuesday. Del Norte Triplicate / Jessica Cejnar
As College of the Redwoods deliberates the future of its Mendocino Coast site, the school’s president said Tuesday it will continue to support the Del Norte campus.


RAC funding set for Tues. hearing

Another round of county timber payments has been allocated for projects related to Six Rivers National Forest land in Del Norte County, and now is the time to recommend potential projects.


Brought back from the brink: Coolio is bound for Pittsburgh

Elephant seal is living large: He’s headed for Pittsburgh and a 3,000-pound future  

A Northcoast Marine Mammal Center volunteer feeds a fish to Coolio. The elephant seal currently eats 30–40 pounds of fish daily. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
What a difference a few months make.

Last November, the elephant seal yearling lay helpless on Pebble Beach, having wasted away to 140 pounds. Pecked at by birds, he was blind in both eyes.


School psychologists get some help

District approves two intern positions to ease student load

In an effort to ease the burden on its school psychologists, the Del Norte County Unified School District Board of Trustees has approved a paid internship program for 2014–15.


Public hearing on report today

There will be a public hearing on a hired consultant’s draft assessment report about the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Agency at 3 p.m. today in the Flynn Center.


Health issues topic of forum

Despite rumors to the contrary, Del Norte’s congressman said Sunday that Social Security will be solvent through 2033, but changes may be necessary to ensure Medicare remains a viable program.


Controlled burn of former North Coast Mercantile

Photo courtesy of Debra Wakefield
Local firefighters hone their skills Sunday morning during a controlled burn that razed an old mill at 1131 Highway 101 North. It most recently housed North Coast Mercantile.


Jet skiing event makes big splash

Twenty-five riders descend on South Beach for what may become an annual event 

Stewart Allison launches his jet ski during the Freeride event last weekend on South Beach. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
There were more than just seagulls flying above the waves at South Beach last weekend.

Jet skis rocketed through the air from morning until evening Saturday and Sunday in the first-ever Crescent City Freeride. The unofficial event brought out 25 jet skis.


1964: Did we actually recover?


After the 50th anniversary, reconstruction debate lives on

In the days following the 1964 tsunami, even some of the still-standing buildings were cleared away to make room for downtown redevelopment. Photo courtesy of the Del Norte County Historical Society
The 50th anniversary observances are over, and the exact half-century mark passed in the dark Thursday night and Friday morning, marked by little other than spring rainstorms.

But the debate lives on regarding how well Crescent City has recovered from the catastrophic tsunami of March 27–28, 1964.


Mining proposal will be topic of Tuesday meeting

A proposal for a nickel mining operation in the headwaters of the North Fork Smith River and other streams is making its way through the Forest Service review process and will soon be up for public input.

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