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Man found dead is identified

A body found last weekend on national forest land near Gasquet has been identified as Sacramento-area resident Robert Essex, 52.

Autopsy results indicate Essex died of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, according to officials with the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office. 


Volunteers sought for weed-pulling

Redwood National and State Parks is looking for volunteers for the seventh annual Broom Bash in the Bald Hills on Saturday.

Volunteers who help remove the invasive Scotch broom from the Bald Hills will be able to hear an illustrated talk detailing the rich cultural history of the area.


'Been a long time coming'

Smith River principal Paige Swan speaks at an assembly Monday: “Students are what this building is all about.” Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
“It’s been a long time coming.”

Those words from the famous Sam Cooke song, “A Change is Gonna Come,” were spoken by several people in Smith River on Monday as school staff, students and community members celebrated the grand opening of the Smith River Community Gymnasium.


Mann gets 3 years in fatal wreck

Ex-assistant principal’s lawyers can’t convince judge to overturn the jury’s verdict against him

An alcohol-related crash that killed one person sent another to state prison Monday when former Crescent Elk Middle School Assistant Principal Coulter Mann was sentenced to three years on charges of driving under the influence and causing injury.


Tight timeline for new-state ballot stands

There’s also slight chance advisory vote may be delayed

County supervisors’ approval of a Jefferson-state advisory measure for the June 3 ballot means tight deadlines for those wanting to submit arguments for and against the movement, according to the Del Norte County elections officer.


Group finds body near Craigs Creek

The body of a middle-aged man was found in the Gasquet District of Six Rivers National Forest near Craigs Creek on Saturday.


Elk hazard at Brookings Airport

Curry officials pursue methods to keep animals away

Curry County is going to get into the elk-hazing business, county commissioners decided last week.


News of Record Feb. 21-27, 2014

Del Norte County Superior Court felony and misdemeanor sentencings for the week of Feb. 21–27 include:

Charles I. Hodson, 59, Crescent City, was sentenced to one day in County Jail, three years probation, 40 hours of community work service and fined $1,436 for allowing a place for maintaining a controlled substance


Sport docks, harbor audit on agenda

Crescent City Harbor District officials said they lose money almost every year on the installation and maintenance of sport fishing docks in the outer boat basin in front of Chart Room restaurant.


Smith River lumber spill: It could've been worse

Truck driver Jeffrey Stewart picks up some of the lumber that spilled when his semi rolled on U.S. Highway 101 on Thursday. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
A loaded semi-truck flipped on U.S. Highway 197 on Thursday afternoon, sending 34,000 pounds of wood products careening across the road, down an embankment and into the Smith River.

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