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Runoff for judge is likely

Read more...  Incumbent Del Norte Superior Court Judge Chris Doehle was the lead vote-getter in Tuesday’s election for the seat on the bench, making her poised to face the second-place candidate, local attorney and Del Norte public defender Darren McElfresh, in a runoff election in November.


County turnout more than double state’s record low

Less than half of the registered voters in Del Norte voted in Tuesday’s primary election, a significant decrease from the 70 percent of folks who voted in 2012.


Sea star disease growing in Oregon

A mysterious disease that causes sea stars to disintegrate is exploding on the Oregon Coast.


Rescue at Brookings’ Harris Beach

At long last, rescue workers bring Joshua Peterson, second from left, ashore along with three others who swam out to help. WesCom News Service
 Teen taken by the undertow spends over an hour in water before reaching shore 

Wearing only a T-shirt and pants, Curry County Sheriff Deputy Terry Brown clutched the teenage boy in his arms, struggling to keep both their heads above the surface of the frigid Pacific Ocean.


Preliminary budgets to be presented to School Board

Education officials will present preliminary budgets and Local Control Accountability Plans for the Del Norte County Unified School District and the County Office of Education on Thursday.


Six Rivers NF preseason fire meeting

With this summer’s wildfire season knocking on the front door, Six Rivers National Forest is holding a pre-season fire meeting on Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Crescent Fire Protection District, 255 W. Washington Blvd. in Crescent City.


New home, truck

Explorer Dillon Perry directs fellow explorers during the flag ceremony at an open house for the fire station on Thursday. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Aspiring young firefighters will be able to get more hands-on experience 

Cooper Fire Station, which became a substation when Crescent City Fire Department moved to its new headquarters more than a decade ago, has some new occupants to take care of the premises.


Pedestrian killed in dangerous hwy. area

Everett Moorehead, a 48-year-old Smith River Rancheria tribal member of Del Norte County, died on Saturday night after being struck by a car while crossing a notoriously accident-prone stretch of U.S. Highway 101 in Smith River.


Man arrested after high-speed chase

A Eureka man led California Highway Patrol on a high-speed car chase on the outskirts of  Crescent City on Friday and continued on foot before finally being tracked down and arrested.


Crescent City man arrested in recent shooting case

Sheriff’s deputies conduct interviews at the home where a shooting occurred Tuesday night. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 The Crescent City Police Department caught up with a Crescent City man that was wanted as a suspect in a shooting that took place on the 1200 block of Douglas Street on Tuesday night.

Crescent City Police Chief Doug Plack confirmed that law enforcement received a tip from a patron at Denny's that Michael Loftin, 31, of Crescent City was in the resaurant. Officers responded and arrested Loftin. 

Witnesses report that Loftin was in a verbal argument with Ronnie Meyer Sr., 47, also of Crescent City, on Tuesday at around 10:30 p.m. in a dispute involving a truck, Sheriff Dean Wilson said.

“Michael Loftin pulled a small caliber handgun and fired it one time, striking Mr. Meyer,” Wilson said.

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