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CERT volunteer training starts Friday

The next round of training begins Friday for volunteers willing to help coordinate emergency services in the event of a tsunami or similar disaster in Del Norte County communities.

Training continues through Sunday for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).


CVS construction expected to begin

Construction is expected to begin this summer on a new 16,500-square-foot CVS Pharmacy store on the northeast corner of Cooper Avenue and U.S. Highway 101, just north of the Del Norte County Fairgrounds.

Community Development Director Eric Taylor said breaking ground for the store, which was announced in March, was delayed as CVS worked through some issues.


Student STEAM fair this week

The Del Norte County Office of Education is hosting a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Fair on Wednesday through Friday at the Instructional Media Center (IMC), 400 Harding Ave.


Active wildfire season expected

With the continued drought conditions, 2016 is expected to be an active wildfire season. Concentrations of smoke will vary depending upon location, weather, and distance to the fire, according to a press release from North Coast Air Quality.


Emergency Dispatch Call Logs, May 27-30, 2016

Excerpts from the call logs for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the Crescent City Police Department, May 27–30:

Friday, May 27

Note: From 1:54 p.m.

At 3:41 p.m., report of a subject who flagged down an office on the 100 block of Waldo Street to report that they were being harassed on Facebook.

At 3:56 p.m., caller reports they were almost run off the road by a reckless semi truck driver on 9th Avenue and M Street.


California history: Chronicle of atrocities

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ďAn American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian CatastropheĒ by Benjamin Madley was released this week. Image courtesy of Yale University Press
UCLA professor writes history of Native American genocide in California 

Few people outside Del Norte know about the 1853 slaughter of Tolowa at Yontocket (Yan’-daa-k’vt) on the south bank of the Smith River. Yet with a death toll as high as 600, it stands as one of the largest mass killings of Native Americans in U.S. history. 

It’s a fact that staggered Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation tribal chairman Loren Me’-lash-ne Bommelyn when speaking with Benjamin Madley, whose book “An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe” was released this week. Bommelyn said before he realized the magnitude of the Yontocket massacre, he thought it was one example of an all-too common occurrence.


Permit issued to kill cougar

Big Flat resident says mountain lion killed dog 

A game warden has issued a permit to relieve Big Flat residents of a miscreant mountain lion that has killed one pet and injured another.

Ted Pinnow, game warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said, “There is no hard evidence, but I believe the homeowners story of the mountain lion killing her dog. The report is being treated as being valid.”


Stats: Highway crashes common in variety of conditions

Those curvy roads may be fun to drive but the latest traffic data shows they are not the place to practice your race car moves. 

The many curvy roads that make up picturesque Del Norte County demand drivers stay alert and ready to react to what’s around the next blind corner, say traffic officials.

The latest statistics — a compilation of traffic accidents the past five years — show there are 6 percent more collisions on dry roads than wet in Del Norte County. More than two thirds — 69.7 percent — of those accidents happened during daylight hours and 44.4 percent happened on clear days.


Memorial Day events Monday

The Veterans of Foreign Wars will commemorate Memorial Day with an honor guard, music and the lighting of the eternal flame Monday.


Six Rivers campgrounds ready to open for holiday weekend

Most developed campgrounds on the Six Rivers National Forest will open just in time for the holiday weekend. 

Forest Supervisor Merv George Jr. is encouraging everyone to get out and visit the forest, “This is the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy the Six Rivers. We have 18 developed campgrounds and nearly one million acres of National Forest System lands just waiting for you to relax and unplug.”


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