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Rescuers practice jetty operations

Police to test ‘line-launcher’

A rescue volunteer attaches a line to a jetty anchor. Photo courtesy Del Norte County Search and Rescue
The Del Norte County Search and Rescue Team assembled on the Crescent City breakwater last weekend  to test equipment and strategies for recovering people who have been washed off the jetty.

“It was a training session — based on our experience with the doctor,” said SAR coordinator Terry McNamara.

Emergency Room physician Onik Arian died last month after being washed off the jetty.

McNamara said Arian was dead before his body was recovered, but added the operation could have gone better.

School board member to speak at conference

'Blessing in the sky'

A few lucky residents get subsidized apartments

Jason Jimenez, a poker dealer at Elk Valley Casino, moves into a new apartment at Hidden Creek Apartments on Thursday. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Affordable housing has long been considered to be in short supply in Del Norte County.

In this rural, low-income county, there are a lot of people who can’t quite afford a house and are looking for family-sized rentals.

Several outside developers have expressed interest in building dozens of two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartment complexes in Del Norte. One behind Wal-Mart has just been completed and is currently leasing apartments, while two long-proposed developments in Crescent City still need to financing.

The Crescent City Redevelopment Agency wants to add 86 more affordable housing units by this summer. In the past, City Council members have stressed the need for housing for those who make less than the area median income of $53,800.

County asks Obama for $50 million

Officials compile wish list of projects

Even though it’s his first official day on the job, Del Norte County already has a wish list for President Barack Obama, and from top to bottom it appears it would cost him nearly $50 million to make it come true.

With Obama proposing an $825 billion economic stimulus package that consists largely of new federal spending on infrastructure projects to create more jobs, local officials are clamoring to bring some of that money here to spend in the community.

“They’re looking at projects that can be implemented quickly, so you can put people to work quickly,” Interim City Manager Michael Young said of the Obama administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. “What we picked were projects that would be shovel-ready, something that’s ready to go right now.”

Hwy 101 project funding delayed

Budget crisis leaves safety work in limbo  

The state’s budget woes forced the California Transportation Commission to delay $9.25 million in funding for a planned road project on U.S. Highway 101 at Last Chance Grade.

It is just one project of many that the state agency decided to freeze spending on this month as California lawmakers grapple with a $42 billion budget deficit that has had statewide ramifications.

Located between Crescent City and Klamath, Last Chance Grade is an active slide area where work crews planned to build six retaining walls for stabilization and improve the slope of the roadway.

Del Norte County Fair theme ideas sought

Program honors MLK

Event ties civil rights
to Indian struggles

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