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1964: Did we actually recover?

 

After the 50th anniversary, reconstruction debate lives on

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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.

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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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School Board approves raise for Castle Rock teachers

County education officials on Thursday approved a proposal that would increase the salaries of teachers at Castle Rock Charter School.

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News of Record March 21-27, 2014

Del Norte County Superior Court felony and misdemeanor sentencings for the week of March 21–27 include:

Isreal Moreno, 20, Crescent City, was sentenced to 48 hours in County Jail, three years probation and fined $1,864 for driving under the influence

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Hospital issues takes center stage at Gitlin’s town hall

The controversy over possible downsizing of Sutter Coast Hospital took center stage at a town hall meeting Tuesday hosted by Del Norte County Supervisor Roger Gitlin.

The hospital has proposed converting to Critical Access, a federal designation for rural facilities that brings in higher Medicare reimbursements if there is a cap of 25 inpatient beds, among other conditions.

 

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'Big One' rehearsal

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The county Rec Hall was set up as a Red Cross shelter. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
The tsunami sirens may have caught a few people off guard Wednesday morning, but not Uncharted Shores Academy.

Co-director Shari Smithson led 107 kids up E Street out of the tsunami hazard zone. They rounded the corner at Ninth Street and trooped into an emergency shelter set up at the Del Norte County Recreation Center. Since it was already a “minimum day” today, parents picked their students up at the Rec Center and called it an end to the school day. 

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The lowlanders weren’t in the mood for hike to safety

If there is a frontline in Del Norte’s war on tsunamis, it would have to be Crescent City Harbor.

Not only has the port sustained  more damage from tsunamis than the rest of the county, but those who live and work there have the longest haul to get out of the evacuation zone.

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Huffman sets town hall here

Congressman Jared Huffman, whose North Coast district includes Del Norte, will hold a town hall meeting in Crescent City from  9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Education Resource Center, 400 West Harding St.

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Awards for law enforcement handed out

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Retiring Sgt. Steve Morris, right, gets a Special Recognition Award from Sheriff Dean Wilson. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
The Law Enforcement Administrators in Del Norte (LEADN) held its 20th annual awards ceremony Tuesday.

The event recognizes outstanding achievements from individuals in six law enforcement agencies.

Tuesday’s ceremony began on a somber note. On officers’ badges throughout the Cultural Center were black ribbons.

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Camp hosts sought for Six Rivers campgrounds

Are you looking for an opportunity to spend the summer in the forest on the Smith River, meeting campers in the national forest?

Six River National Forest is looking for volunteers to fill campground host positions this summer in three of the five campgrounds on the Smith River National Recreation Area/Gasquet Ranger District. 

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