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Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
 The Del Norte High School band gears up for another season of fi eld shows and football games, playing music from
the Harry Potter films. The band, under the instruction of Dan Sedgwick (left), finished a week of practice and
instruction by performing for friends and family on Friday.

Teaching survival skills for adults

After 14 years of teaching survival skills and self awareness to Del Norte County youth, Gateway Education will offer a similar opportunity for adults this weekend.

Betcha can't eat just one gyro chip

Courtesy Frito-Lay
 A Del Norte High School graduate drew inspiration from a popular Grecian sandwich to win $50,000 and become a semifinalist in the Lay’s Potato Chip Do Us a Flavor contest.

James Wagner and his Kettle Cooked Greektown Gyro chips are competing against three other contestants with three flavors of their own.

The flavor with the most votes on www.dousaflavor.com will become a permanent part of the Lay’s Potato Chip lineup. The other flavors include Southern Biscuits and Gravy, Wavy West Coast Truffle Fries and New York Reuben. Voters can cast ballots up to four times a day until Oct. 18. The winners will be announced in late October.


Birth: Kelsie Marie Griffith

Kelsie Marie Griffith
 Kelsie Marie Griffith was born August 5, 2015 in Crescent City. She weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and measured 20 inches. Kelsie’s parents are Teresa and Christopher Griffi th of Crescent City. Her sister is Mary Griffith. Kelsie’s grandparents are Cindy and Greg Mallett and Debbie Reynolds all of Crescent City, and David Griffi th of Spiro, Oklahoma. Kelsie’s great grandparents are Vicky Griffi th of Spiro, Oklahoma, John Leeper of Livermore, Candy Bledsaw and Harold Sismore of Springville and Lawerance and Lovelyn Reynolds of Prospect, Oregon. Kelsie’s great great grandparents are Deweese Reynolds of Prospect, Oregon and Leola McDonner of Texas.

Juried show winners

 Five of the award winners in DNACA’s 16th annual “Celebrating the Creative Arts of Older Americans” juried art show at the fair are (left to right): Steve Mattson, for his assemblage “Hoodoo Mask” (second place, fine arts); Doug Minty for his pen and ink “Good Morning Kansas” (first place, fine arts); Penny Morgan for “Opening Night of Crab Season” (honorable mention, photography); Smokey Bill Harper for “Sudden Stop: A Reflections Capture” (first place, photography) and B.J. Clausen for her collage “Time” (honorable mention, fine arts). Other awards (artists not pictured) went to Arlene Krogstad for the watercolor “Happiness is...” (first place, agricultural theme) and Cheryl Owens-Crockett for a hot copper piece titled “Hummingbird.”

It's all academic

Youths taking part in the Explorers camp held their physical training session at the beach on Friday morning. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Youths are up to the challenge despite intensive program

The tide lapped closer as Slate “Batman” Wise dove into the sand and wormed his way through 20 arched bodies. One by one his fellow Explorers followed suit, arching their backs at the end to form the rest of the house.

Grist for the mill: Sharing feeds the 'Cottage' industry

My family has a wonderful bread recipe handed down through generations we call nutty bread. There are no nuts in it, but somehow it does taste slightly nutty. It’s easy to make and it makes the best toast in the world.

New music fest gets 'wild' in

Hot Buttered Rum: Saturday 6:30 p.m.
 A new music festival will bring Hot Buttered Rum, T Sisters and the Dead Winter Carpenters to Brookings this weekend.

One of state's first ranches opens for tour

North Bank homestead's original house and ferry site among highlights

Folks are invited to explore one of the oldest ranches in California and a piece of Del Norte history on Sunday.

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