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Bus needs funds

Literacy educ. program turns to library to get help 

The Wonder Bus, a multicolored vehicle that travels across Del Norte providing young children and their parents with family-oriented reading resources, is on the hunt for more funding to increase its services.

As the Del Norte Library District Board heard at its meeting last week, the Wonder Bus, which is overseen by First 5 Del Norte, has had to cut back its services as of late. Its $25,000 annual staffing budget won’t cover all the community stops the bus needs to make, First 5 Executive Director Patti Vernelson informed the library trustees, so she and Del Norte Childcare Council Executive Director Melody Fugate are looking to find additional local partners to work with.

Sheriff on lookout for pair of carjackers

The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a pair of suspects, a man and a woman, connected with an alleged carjacking and sexual assault in the area of Walker Road off U.S. Highway 199.

The suspects are reported to have with them a boy 12–16 months old, according to Sheriff’s Cmdr. Bill Steven.

Two grand marshals selected for 4th of July

Longtime Del Norte business owner Jordan Kekry and Yurok Tribe member Lavina Mattz Bowers will be grand marshals in this year’s Fourth of July parade.

Emergency drill set to test local agencies

Those traveling past the Del Norte County Fairgrounds Monday evening should not be alarmed by the presence of several police cruisers, ambulances and fire trucks. This is just a drill.

Rotary Club remembers Sparrow

Sunrise group funds new picnic area in late member’s name at Beachfront Park 

The Sunrise Rotary Club made a contribution of $5,000 to Crescent City this week to memorialize Tommy Sparrow with a new picnic area in Beachfront Park. 

FFA gets $300,000 grant for agriculture education

Del Norte High School will receive nearly $300,000 next year in grants funds to boost education focused on preparing students for careers in agriculture. 

Ready for business: Market Fresh

Joan Buhler purchases beets from Ocean Air Farms at this year’s first Downtown Farmers and Artisans Market. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 First farmers market of year set up shop Wednesday, more to come Sat. 

For the first time this year, a Del Nortean assortment of produce, crafts and snacks set-up shop with sunshine and (distant) ocean views on Front Street in Crescent City on Wednesday.

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.

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