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Look for Junior Livestock Auction results on Thursday

The results for the 2015 Junior Livestock Auction were not available Monday afternoon. The list of grand champions will be available in Thursday’s newspaper.

Forecast keeps crews on edge

A firefighter directs a helicopter to the surface of the South Fork Smith River on Sunday afternoon to draw water to be dumped on the fires. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 'Perfect alignment' of dry, windy weather may be in store

The Gasquet wildfires doubled in acreage over the weekend, but fire crews made progress with containment lines, keeping vigilant as conditions were predicted to worsen.

Farmers market tops 70 vendors

The Crescent City Farmers Market has experienced three weeks with more than 70 vendors, the most the market has ever seen since Rural Human Services began running it.

County may ask state for $9M to improve jail

Supervisors at their meeting today will vote on a Sheriff’s Office request for $9 million in state funding that would go toward renovating the Del Norte County Jail, a contract for the Fred Haight Drive Reconstruction Project, and a required annual Del Norte Health and Human Services plan update that outlines the agency’s goals related to its mental health programs.

HSU will study possibility of desalination plant in Brookings

A class of environmental engineering students from Humboldt State University will visit Brookings for a week this month to gather information to determine if the area is a good candidate for a desalination plant.

Del Norte County Fair: ‘The new energy’

FFA members show their pigs at the Swine Show in the Livestock Arene on Thursday, the first day of the fair. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Fair traditions and novel attractions keep a diverse crowd entertained on fair’s opening days 

Leslie Duncan and Tammy Wakefield didn’t waste any time.

The two contestants in the Amazing Race competition Thursday at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds rushed to the main entrance and into the fair office. Then, with Wakefield’s help, Duncan donned black pants, a fireman’s jacket, the feet and head of Sparky the Fire Dog, mascot of the Smith River Fire Department. 

Gasquet wildfires: A small but determined crew

Nickie Washington, operations chief, and Jim Wilkins, Incident Command Team spokesman, study a map of the national forest. Del Norte Triplicate / Laura Jo Welter
 Twelve miles up the G-O Road, a dozen firefighters hacked at the lower tree limbs on a steep slope Thursday afternoon in anticipation of a steadily expanding wildfire.

The Feeder Fire is just one of the six fires being tackled by the Southern California Interagency Incident Command Team 2 in Six Rivers National Forest’s Gasquet Ranger District, covering a tenth of the total 1,143 acres aflame. 

Triplicate welcomes seasoned editor

 A new editor has taken the helm in the Triplicate newsroom. 

County opens talk on jury report

As it turned out, county supervisors didn’t have to respond to what nearly everyone had shown up to talk about at their special meeting Thursday — the 2014-2015 Grand Jury’s investigation of the Del Norte Solid Waste Authority. 

Sheriff addresses homelessness, drugs and DN history

The fifth and final part of the Triplicate’s series examining the 180-day plan published on Sheriff Erik Apperson’s campaign website and in a full page ad in the Triplicate will examine the final five claims included within the plan. Those claims include establishing a legacy group of former Del Norte sheriffs, addressing the drug epidemic, addressing the county’s issues with its transient population, establishing a Crime Free Multi-Housing Program for the county, and re-establishing a school resource officer.

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