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Cory's People: Keeping busy one of many skills

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Linda Walrath reupholsters a couch and shows off a Japanese iris. When she’s not beautifying furniture, she’s volunteering with Del Norte Reads, teaching literacy to adults. Del Norte Triplicate / Cory Mitcham
Linda, approaching 70, apparently didn’t get the memo to please slow down. She was busy in her “shop” when I arrived, upholstering furniture. She first worked 13 years in a factory making men’s suits, “...then I learned how to upholster cars and boats in a large shop in San Diego. I self-taught in furniture over the last 30 years.”

She breaks out in laughter often. Her eyes sparkle. They really do.


DN, Humboldt youth show their livestock at pre-fair event

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Local youth got a taste of the show ring last weekend.

The Del Norte County Fair pre-fair livestock show gave youth a chance to show their animals in front of a judge before the fair. Kids from Del Norte and Humboldt Counties participated in the show. 


Inmates donate to casa

Read more...Pelican Bay State Prison inmates donated $3,000 to CASA of Del Norte at the organization’s Chip in For Kids golf tournament last month. 

The funds come from the prison’s Prisoners Embracing Anti-hostility Cultural Evolution, or PEACE, an inmate leisure time activity group that focuses on conflict resolution and reducing interracial violence at Pelican Bay.


Grange, 4-H youth compete at county equestrian show

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Brinkley Webb (fourth from left) takes a peak at Jasmin Tripp, Madison Douglas and Ashley Maita during the halter portion of the youth horse show held recently at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds. Emma Salas (fifth from left) was also part of the halter group. Submitted
Local grange and 4-H youth showed off their equestrian skills at the Del Norte County Youth Horse Show last weekend.

The show, held June 5, is sanctioned, which allows riders to qualify for July state competition in Sacramento. The top two finishers in each class with three or more riders qualified for the California State Fair’s “Best in Show” competition.


Birth: Leland Frederick Blount

Leland Frederick Blount
Leland Frederick Blount was born at 6:02 p.m. May 25, 2016, at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and measured 21 inches. Leland’s parents are Shawn Blount and Caroline Louise Graham, of Crescent City. His grandparents are Denise O’Neill Nickerson, John Nickerson, of Eugene, Oregon, and the late Jack and Caroline Graham, of Winters.


Birth: Brooklynn Grace Bohannon

Brooklynn Grace Bohannon
Brooklynn Grace Bohannon was born on June 5, 2016, at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City. She weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and measured 20½ inches. Brooklynn’s parents are Micah and Dustin Bohannon, of Crescent City. Her grandparents are Marty and Patty Smith and Troy and Becky Bohannon, all of Crescent City. Brooklynn’s great-grandparents are Nina Smith, of Gasquet; Martin Smith III, of Indian Wells, and Marcy and John Bohannon, of Crescent City.


Milestone: Zachary Knowlton and Ashley Lunsford

Read more...Zachary Knowlton and Ashley Lunsford graduated from San Francisco State University, each with a master’s degree in English composition and a certificate in teaching post-secondary reading.

Following graduation, they were married at San Francisco City Hall, surrounded by 50-plus family and friends.


Big dance ‘Under the Big Top’

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One-hundred and thirty girls will clown, cat and tumble around the stage at Crescent Elk Auditorium on Saturday and Sunday for Dance Art Studio’s annual recital, Under the Big Top. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Hollyn Wakefield waited quietly for her class to be called.

Blonde hair gathered in twin buns, the 7-year-old, part of the junior dance and beginning acrobatics classes at Dance Art Studio, took on the sweet wide-eyed appearance of Disney’s Ariel for one number and DC Comics’ sassy Harley Quinn for another.

“I was a mermaid in the first (dance) and now I’m an evil clown,” she explained.


Church Notebook: Father’s Day extra special this year

I thought I was going to elude those pesky winds by escaping to upstate New York for a few days. Was I ever wrong.


Adoption event: Find a best friend

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Yahoo’s cone doesn’t detract from his cuteness, but it does mean he was recently neutered. The 4-6 month old puppy is one of 25 adoptable dogs that will be at the Del Norte County Animal Shelter on Saturday. Del Norte Triplicate / Jessica Cejnar
Twenty-five canines, some at shelter for over a year, seek forever homes 

 Mary Ann is perfect. 

A spirited brunette with a lusty voice, she’s good with children and has soulful eyes in a thoughtful face that splits into a grin when she meets someone she likes. It could be you.

“Mary Ann is quite a character,” said Justin Riggs, Del Norte County animal control director. “She loves to jump in any kind of water. She snorts sometimes when she’s on the leash. She’s a real favorite of our senior volunteers and she loves them too.”


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