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Incompetence or fraud?

Advertisers want money back after map prints with glaring errors

 Unbeknownst to residents, Crescent City is actually on Monterey Bay.
At least according to a map of Crescent City, recently released by Universal Adcom. The map, produced for advertising purposes, has several prominent inaccuracies.

Second riot in a month at prison

Officer: Racial tension appears to be ‘contributing factor’ in recurrring black-white violence


A riot between 20 black and white inmates left two prisoners injured at Pelican Bay Friday morning.
This is the second riot between black and white inmates this month involving 20 or more prisoners and the third this year on the Facility B general population yard.

Riptide: Boogie-boarder swept out to sea

Bond raises hopes for gym

Student needs difficult to meet in wet weather, at sports events

Smith River Elementary’s multi-purpose room serves as cafeteria, undersized gym, indoor recess area during inclement weather and after-school activity area. Often, the MPR is needed for more than one purpose at the same time. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Smith River Elementary School has existed for 53 years without a gym.

The $3.5 million price tag for a gym has hung like a dark cloud over the school — that’s a lot of money to raise. But since Measure A passed, the gym seems like a real possibility.

Del Norte County Unified School District has set aside $1.7 million from its $25 million bond levy passed during the November election for a new gym at the school.

Meth ring suspects arrested

More arrests expected in joint-county probe

A three-month investigation into a methamphetamine sales ring in Del Norte and Curry counties has led to the arrest of five people, and the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office said more arrests will be made.

The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office also located a list with names of people whom the alleged drug dealers did business with, detailing how much meth was sold and to whom, as well as how much money was owed by each buyer.

CANDeal store to close

Slow economy compels network to scale back its retail fund-raising

Shoppers browse the bargains at CANDeal on Tuesday. The retail store at 3rd and H Streets will be closing at the end of February and is clearing out its merchandise by reducing prices 20 to 50 percent off. The Daily Triplicate/Adam Madison
The downtown retail shop CANDeal will be closing its doors at the end of February.

The nation’s recession has pushed the Community Assistance Network (CAN) to tighten its belt and focus on services for those in need, explained CAN Director of Social Enterprise Kirsten Green.

The store’s lease at 3rd and H streets is up at the end of February and CAN decided to not to renew.

Crab season not a total bust

Modest catches continue, getting decent prices

Despite predictions that this year’s crab season was going to be a bust, local processors say the crabs are still trickling in.

“Guys are still getting a few crab,” said Alber Seafood Co. manager Wayne Gazin. “I don’t think it’s as bad as everyone thought. There are a few more crab always coming in.”

Murder case moved to Del Norte

Miller to face charge here in Dickson death

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — The Curry County District Attorney’s Office dropped murder and abuse of a corpse charges against Josiah Marlon Miller on Tuesday, saying that Miller has been charged with killing Michelle Dickson in Del Norte County and will be tried here.

“Since we were last in court the state has gotten information that indicates pretty clearly the murder occurred in California,” District Attorney Everett Dial said in Curry County Circuit Court. “Prior to learning that, it was unclear whether it occurred in Oregon or California. California has filed murder charges against Mr. Miller for the murder of Miss Dickson.”

Del Norte County District Attorney Mike Riese filed charges against Miller last week. He said Tuesday the decision to do so comes from evidence that implicates Dickson was killed within the county’s borders.

Return of the ring

House fire took almost everything, but woman gets back her ring

Amy Cheesman displays the wedding ring that was returned to her after it was lost in a house fire. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
A Crescent City family may have lost everything in an early December house fire if a man hadn’t spotted a wedding ring in a pile of burned items two weeks ago.

“They felt that we had lost enough stuff, so they brought it to us,” said Amy Cheesman about Steve Manning, a Hambro employee who was working at the Del Norte County Transfer Station when he found her diamond wedding ring on Dec. 12.

“We have a much better idea of what a blessing is and it’s a good time of year to be realizing that, too,” said Cheesman.

Homeless shelter to stay open

Gift extends time through January

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Crescent City this holiday.

The temporary homeless shelter at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, originally scheduled to close Dec. 31, will stay open through the end of January.

“We are really happy,” said Our Daily Bread Ministries Director Mike Justice. “Our prayers were answered.”

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