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Del Norte Rodeo queen: Meet the contenders

Three local girls are vying for the chance to be crowned queen or princess of the Del Norte Rodeo.

Brinkley Webb, Cadence Salas and Carlee Rose Harper will participate in the stage competition Friday where they will be judged on personality, appearance, speeches and impromptu questions. The contestants will also take part in private personal interviews with the judges.

Square-foot gardening workshop Saturday

A free square-foot gardening workshop will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Del Norte Community Health Center.

Lara Matthews, Greg Jacobs and other plant lovers will teach folks how to get the most out of their gardening space. Square-foot gardening is the practice of dividing the growing area into small square sections that help create the highest possible yields and keeps things organized.

Birth: Carpenter-Tidwell

Charles Ray Carpenter-Tidwell
Charles Ray Carpenter-Tidwell was born January 18, 2016 at Sutter Coast Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and measured 20 inches. Charles’ parents are Andre Carpenter and Austin Tidwell, of Crescent City. His sister is Chanel Carpenter-Gray. Charles’ grandparents are Charles and Elizabeth Ricciardi, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Donna Carpenter, of Crescent City, and Michelle and Rick Tidwell, of Brookings, Oregon.

Student Spotlight, May 3, 2016

Margaret Keating

• Students of the Month - March: Karmen Moorehead, Naomi Kleinhans, Kaget Dowd, Wautec Hoppell-Thompson, Ammy Gensaw-Shoulder, Kyle Downs

Hikers invite others to walk in their path

Morgan Visalli and Jocelyn Enevoldsen will start their California Coastal Trail trek on Sunday. Courtesy Kyle London Photography
Morgan Visalli and Jocelyn Enevoldsen will begin their journey at the top of the state.

For 97 days the duo, known as the MoJo Hikers, will follow the California Coastal Trail over sand and cobblestone-covered beaches, past headlands and rocky points to its terminus at the Mexican border. Along the way, they’ll traipse over busy roads and skirt large swaths of private property, military bases and one nuclear power plant.

Church Notebook: Sometimes things happen before we think itís time

As I’ve written often enough before, the plant world continues to surprise me when least expected.

Delightfully, it keeps things from always looking the same when I go out my front door or water the plants in my kitchen window.

Artist returns to redwood country

Laura Wiens will return to Del Norte County from Hawaii this week for a showing of her paintings. Submitted
Laura Wiens has painted paradise for two years.

Living in Honolulu, Wiens’ oils have captured emerald mountains, tropical oceans and fiery sunsets. But she longs for Del Norte’s storm-ravaged rocks, towering redwood forests and rolling sand dunes, a feeling that has intensified since she began preparing for her latest art showing.

“It’s funny, all these paintings I’ve been doing here in preparing for this show, I felt like Richard and I were out hiking in the redwoods and the Tolowa Dunes again,” Wiens said, referring to her husband, former Triplicate editor and publisher Richard Wiens. “It was really cool.”

Tall ships making a brief stop after weather cuts visit short

Read more... Travel back to the 18th and 19th centuries when sail-festooned sloops plied the oceans to bring goods to a young United States of America.

The Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain will tie up at Citizens Dock in the Crescent City Harbor Monday and Tuesday. People will have an opportunity to tour the two ships for an hour on Tuesday before they depart the area for Coos Bay on Wednesday.

According to the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, due to a system of severe weather, the two tall ships will extend their stay in Eureka while cutting their visit to Crescent City short. The ships’ Evening and Adventure Sails and their famous Battle Sails will be offered out of Eureka through Sunday.

Wolves in California: Biologist will field questions

Read more... Wildlife biologist John Stephenson will answer questions Friday about the growing presence of gray wolves in Oregon and California.

As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s wolf coordinator for Oregon, Stephenson has monitored the population growth of the large canines, tracked their movement and worked with ranchers concerned with potential danger to their livestock.

At a presentation sponsored by the Friends of Del Norte and College of the Redwoods on Friday, Stephenson will speak to the wolf recovery effort in the Northern Rockies in the 1990s and give a background on their status in the Lower 48. He said he won’t speak to wolf management policies in California, but will talk about OR7, the wolf named Journey who ventured from Oregon into Siskiyou, Shasta and Lassen counties.

Celebrating 100

Wiana Rustan will celebrate her birthday with 100 candles on her cake. She will reach her centennial on May 4. Del Norte Triplicate / Jessica Cejnar
Wiana Rustan will celebrate her birthday with a party, but when she puts another candle on the cake it will be ablaze with 100 flames.

Europe was in the throes of war when Rustan was born on May 4, 1916 in Mount Vernon, Washington. Woodrow Wilson was in the White House and it would be another four years before American women could vote.

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