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Gold Beach mother drowns in Rogue R.

A Gold Beach woman drowned in the Rogue River Monday afternoon, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department.


Faculty object to budget proposal

Del Norte education officials on Thursday presented preliminary 2014–15 budgets and Local Control Accountability Plans for the school district and County Office of Education, proposing additional teachers, a foster youth coordinator and an expanded career technical education program.


Tree blocks highway

Greg Ponchak and Paige Fruechtnicht, of Ohio, were on a road trip visiting national parks when a tree fell on Highway 199 on Saturday, destroying their car and calling a quick end to their trip. Del Norte Triplicate / Adam Spencer
 It could have been worse 

A young couple from Ohio had their cross-country road trip cut short on Saturday when a large tree that fell onto Highway 199 smashed their car and blocked all traffic for nearly an hour.


Fire season: Reminders of danger evident

Dennis Bird, 64, works on spraying down a stump while working on securing the fire line on the east flank of the Two Bulls Wildfire on Monday near Bend. WesCom News Service / Ryan Brennecke
 With a high-risk fire season knocking on the door of most of the Western U.S., at least some Del Norters are keeping an eye out to stay ahead of the flames.


Opening Day

 Steve Berg plays music shortly after the first Crescent City Farmers Market of the season opened on Saturday at Del Norte County Fairgrounds. While crowds were a little thin to begin the day, marketgoers reported that there was bustling activity and long lines at booths later.


Correction June 10, 2014

The Saturday, June 7, article titled “Woman saved after floating out into harbor” incorrectly stated which law enforcement officers were involved in the rescue. Del Norte Sheriff’s Deputy Devin Perry was accompanied by Dave Keltner, a law enforcement ranger with Redwood National and State Parks — not Charles Tweed, as the article stated. The article also incorrectly stated who entered the water to save the victim.  It was Keltner.


Car chase ends in three arrests on Muncey Lane

The California Highway Patrol and Del Norte Sheriff’s Office made multiple arrests after recovering a stolen vehicle on Wednesday.

A California Highway Patrol officer noticed a 1990 Buick LeSabre traveling north on Elk Valley Road near Iowa Street. The officer recognized the vehicle as stolen and turned around to try to pursue the vehicle but lost it, according to CHP officer Brian Clemann.



Crescent City Council votes to relax newly reintroduced fees

The Crescent City Council at its meeting this week addressed concerns regarding the newly tweaked fee schedule and came to a conclusion that will likely put community members’ minds at ease.

The Council, after hearing staff reports from City Finance Director Emily Boyd, Public Works Director Eric Wier and Pool Manager Matt Hildebrand, as well as from several concerned community members, voted to lower and postpone 


Klamath River Bridge construction resumes Monday

Construction on the $7 million Klamath River Bridge hinge replacement has resumed, and temporary one-way traffic control will begin Monday, causing motorists anticipated 10-minute delays.  

In the second season of construction on the bridge, also known as the G. H. Douglas Memorial 


Car crash on U.S. Hwy 199 leaves one dead, two injured

A car crash near Gasquet claimed the life of a passenger and left both drivers with minor injuries on Wednesday according to the California Highway Patrol.



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