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Births: Jaxson Aldean Smith

Jaxson Aldean Smith was born July 28, 2015, at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City. He weighed 6 pounds and measured 19 inches. Jaxson’s parents are Robert Smith and Kristin Folkenberg of Crescent City. His brother is Isaac Folkenberg. Jaxson’s grandparents are Doug and Kathy Folkenberg of Crescent City, Roberta Goodwin and Robert Smith, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon. His great-grandparents are Norman Folkenberg of Crescent City and Danny Rood of Arlington, West Virginia.

Packed & ready to go

 Staff from Uncharted Shores Academy and Dennis Louy, safety trainer for the Office of Emergency Services, show off new disaster preparedness backpacks. The backpacks and emergency supplies were purchased with a $2,000 grant from the Del Norte County Office of Emergency Services. The backpacks will be kept in each classroom and other student areas.

Church Notebook: City provides us lots of worship options

Crescent City has a lot of churches.

We even have more than one of some denominations, and some non-denominational ones.

From the most traditional to the contemporary to the charismatic, whatever your choice, you can find it.

You're Jewish? No problem. There's Temple Beth Shalom and a congregation worth joining.

The science of wildfires

NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of smoke from multiple fires burning in Washington, Oregon and California on Aug. 19. Courtesy NASA
 Fire, a chemical reaction of heat, oxygen and a fuel source, has been wreaking havoc on the tinderbox that has become the West.

The National Wildfire Coordinating group’s Inciweb page shows 29 active blazes in Washington, 34 in Idaho, 19 in Oregon and two in Nevada. In California, firefighters are battling 38 wildfires from the Lake Fire in the San Bernardino County to the Gasquet Complex Fires in our own backyard.

Resources have become so scarce, firefighters are being brought in from other countries.

Budding star hosting benefit

Brookings country music singer Jessie Georgen will give a benefit concert at the fairgrounds for the Del Norte High School music program Friday. Submitted
 Proceeds from concert to benefit Del Norte High music

Jessie Goergen, a Brookings native who is making her first country music album in Nashville, will headline a special concert benefitting the Del Norte High School music program.

Goergen performs Friday at the Del Norte County Fair. The concert will be preceded by a tri tip barbecue dinner for those who purchased their tickets in advance.

“This is new territory for the booster club,” said Dan Sedgwick, Del Norte High’s music director. “She’s kind of like a superstar now because of what she’s doing in Nashville, making herself known across the country.”

Goergen is currently working on a six-song EP with country star Gretchen Wilson.

Final weekend for Humboldt fair

Horses tear out of the gate at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds' racetrack. Live racing will be offered at the 119th Humboldt County Fair through Saturday. Courtesy Jose Quezada Photography
 Now in its 119th year, the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale concludes its final weekend with a Bull-O-Rama Thursday featuring a mutton bustin’ contest, bull and bronc riding.

The Bull-O-Rama will also include an animal scramble, sack races a hay bale decorating contest and dummy roping.

A junior livestock auction and barbecue will be held Sunday.

Salmon Fest booms

Elsie McLaughlin-Feliz crowns Dakotarose Scott, 5, as this year's Beautiful Girl Inside and Out at the 53rd annual Klamath Salmon Festival. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
 Yurok celebration 
brings big crowds 

The Gensaws were still cooking even as festival-goers began lining up for their meal.

Cash mob mobs store

Cathy Bauer, a member of Redwood Coast Cash Mob, examines a tie dye shirt at Tie Dye 101 on Saturday. Bauer was one of at least 11 people who visited the store and spent at least $20. Del Norte Triplicate /Jessica Cejnar
 Melissa Caudill knew the mob was coming, but said she didn’t expect the 11 or so people that filtered through her shop around 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

Garage Sale Review: Freak mask and the electric mystery box

This garage sale mask was getting thrown out by its owner’s fiance, who said that it had to go. Del Norte Triplicate / Aaron West
 What’s up, bargain babes? Before we get started on this week’s demented descent into Del Norte County’s yard sale madness machine, I’ve got to fill you in on some sad news that will have a big impact on the Garage Sale Review as you know it.

Births: Parker Adam Friedrich

Parker Adam Friedrich
 Parker Adam Friedrich was born July 10, 2015 in Crescent City. He weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 19 inches. Parker’s parents are Adam and Heather Friedrich. His brother is Sawyer Friedrich. Parker’s grandparents are Rob and Glena Hampson of Crescent City, Linda Mineni and Jim Friedrich of Modesto. His great grandparents are John and Ruthann Hampson of Crescent City. 

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