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Waves put on a show

■ Beachgoers take in the scene as a wave crashes on a Pebble Beach sea stack Wednesday afternoon. The storm turned into a spectator sport, with many other people parking at viewpoints to watch the show. Stormy weather is expected to continue through the weekend. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson

Money awarded for food, shelter programs

The Del Norte County local Federal Emergency Manage­ment Agency (FEMA) board has been awarded $24,555 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

“This happens every year,” said Rural Human Service’s Teri McCune-Oostra. “They base the disbursement on the amount of unemployment in a particular area. This year we are getting $7,000 more because unemployment went up.”

The decision to give funds to Del Norte’s local board was made by a FEMA-administered national board that includes representatives of the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ, the Salvation Army, United Jewish Communities and the United Way of America.

The national board has charged the local board to distribute the funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the county.

News of Record Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2009

Septic tank rules fought

Rural areas decry guidelines driven by Malibu issues

Del Norte County Supervisor David Finigan addresses a state Water Quality Control Board hearing in Santa Rosa on Monday. Courtesy of the (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat
Del Norte County is part of a growing number of rural communities fighting proposed state septic tank regulations that could cost local homeowners tens of thousands of dollars if enacted.

The State Water Resources Control Board, in response to legislation passed in 2000, came up with a set of new guidelines meant to protect groundwater and other sensitive waterways from leaking on-site sewage treatment systems.

Local officials say the proposed rules shouldn’t apply to the entire state and are a result of legislative overkill designed to fix a problem in Southern California, and in particular, celebrity-filled Malibu.

“There is no such thing as California,” said Leon Perreault, the county's director of environmental health, who oversees septic system issues and permitting in Del Norte County. “California does not exist as a practical construct ... Shasta County is markedly different from Del Norte County.”

Board may settle issue Thursday

Local contractors come out in force against labor pact

As soon as Thursday evening, the Del Norte County Unified School District Board could decide on a controversial proposal that has lit up the local construction industry.

A group of unions, through a proposed “Community Benefit Agreement” with the school district, would help create and fund a technology academy at Del Norte High School to give students specialized training in the construction trades.

The proposal includes a “Project Labor Agreement” that would require contractors working on any of the district $25 million Measure A bond projects to hire part of their construction crews out of union “hiring halls,” and that anyone working on a project join the union.

Supporters of the local construction industry packed the Curriculum and Instruction Center behind the school district offices Monday night for a public meeting on the proposal. Dozens wore green anti-PLA T-shirts and buttons.

Ocean fishing hopes raised

Klamath River chinook count is up this year

The chinook count has sports fishermen thinking of a renewal of ocean fishing. The Daily Triplicate file photo
Sport fishermen may be hearing some good news come spring.

The prospect of a strong crop of Klamath River salmon feeding in the Pacific has local fishermen hoping for a limited ocean fishing season.

There was none last year.

The Klamath River Technical Advisory Team released a report Friday showing that a large number of 2-year-old chinook salmon went upriver in the fall.

When those fish go back out to sea and mix with the vast numbers of 2-year-old salmon that didn’t make the run into the Klamath, the eventual number of 3-year-old fish in the ocean could reach as high as 500,000, the report said.

Sting at casino catches pot dealers

Cards weren’t the only thing dealt at the Elk Valley Casino last weekend, the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

 Two men were arrested in separate incidents late Friday and early Saturday after they were caught on casino surveillance cameras selling marijuana, said sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Morris.

Leonard Ray Attebery, 49, of Crescent City, was arrested on suspicion of selling and transportation of marijuana at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Morris said.

A little after midnight, Donald Wilson, 32, of Crescent City, was arrested on suspicion  of possession of more than an ounce of marijuana and sale or transportation of marijuana.

‘Fresh, clean, modern’

Damien Haycook shakes off water in the newly remodeled Fred Endert Memorial Pool during the kids swim Saturday afternoon. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
More than 400 people showed up for the reopening of Fred Endert Municipal Pool on Saturday, and more than 190 of them jumped in.

Since the pool was closed last April for a major renovation, local swimmers have sorely missed their weekly and sometimes daily swim, said Matt Hildebrandt, pool manager and one of many guiding forces behind the project.

“The pool means the world to me, and I’m very excited this happened,” Hildebrandt said Saturday afternoon just before a red ribbon was cut to celebrate the reopening.

Airport seeking Medford flights

Officials looking at ‘travel bank’
Local airport officials are looking more closely at the idea of a “travel bank” to pay for a daily flight between  Crescent City and Medford, Ore., with connections from there to northern cities.

Border Coast Regional Airport Authority board members will hear a presentation from Sixel Consulting Group on how to put together a travel bank at the March 5 meeting.

With a travel bank, the community raises a certain amount of money to procure air service, essentially guaranteeing an airline a return on its investment. This is how the Eureka/Arcata area got its Salt Lake City service.

Fishery coalition meets in Crescent City

The Klamath Fishery Management Zone Fishery Coalition met in Crescent City last week to elect officers and discuss the status of the Klamath River fishery and marine reserve proposals for California and Oregon.

Former Curry County Commissioner Lucy Labonte was re-elected chairman, Humboldt County Supervisor Jimmie Smith was elected vice-chair, Crescent City Harbormaster Richard Young was appointed secretary and Kathy Moore was appointed treasurer.

Three coalition director’s positions were filled as well.

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