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Outdoor writers conference coming up

Local commerce, tourism groups welcome visitors with aim of raising state, national profile 

Bloggers, magazine writers, photographers and television and radio reporters will descend on the Wild Rivers Coast region next month for a conference local tourism officials say will put Del Norte and Curry counties on the map.

Roughly 75 travel writers and other members of the Outdoor Writers Association of California, or OWAC, will stay at Lucky 7 Casino’s Howonquet Lodge for the association’s fall conference Sept. 13–16. When they’re here, local tourism representatives and businesses will show them what the region has to offer — from fishing and kayaking on the Smith River to hiking in Samuel H. Boardman State Park and jet boat trips on the Rogue River.

Quilt show is next weekend

“For Love of Fabric” was made with thousands of small squares and triangles in many colors, assembled by Barbara Allison and quilted by Debi Newman of Debi’s Thread Tales. The quilt is one of three that will be raffled off at the quilt show. Courtesy of Lighthouse Quilt Guild
Quilters from as far away as Cave Junction will show off their talent with needle, thread and fabric at the Lighthouse Quilt Guild’s biannual show next week.

The show will feature 138 quilts displayed in the main building at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds on Aug. 14, said guild historian Pat McGuire. Judging will take place Aug. 15, and the show will open to the public on Aug. 16–17. This year’s judge will be Grace Anderson of Grants Pass, who was one of the clothing and textiles judges at the Del Norte County Fair this year, McGuire said.

Volunteers collect care packages for soldiers

Local VISTA members hope to provide some creature comforts to airmen serving in the Middle East and are seeking help from the community.

VISTA volunteers Benita Cabrera, Megan Van Gorden, Cara Brustol, Amira Long and Makenzy Williams will be collecting cookies, candy, socks, DVDs, magazines and other items for soldiers in the U.S. Air Force. The volunteers are also collecting letters and pictures from local youngsters for the soldiers, who are currently serving in Oman.

Art Scene Aug. 7, 2014

Band camp concert is Friday

The North Coast Summer Band Camp, which is being held at Smith River School this year because of the remodeling at Crescent Elk Middle School, will give its grand finale concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the Smith River Gymnasium.

Livestock buyers invest in young farmers at the Del Norte County Fair auction

Karayna Bocock holds her grand champion roaster rabbit. Del Norte Triplicate / Melea Burke
At 10 years old, Jarrod Dixon was one of the smallest boys at the livestock auction on Sunday. His animal, a 1,288-pound steer, was one of the largest.

Jarrod, who is in his first year with the Fort Dick Grange, wrestled the animal, which was taller than him, into the seller’s pen, gripping the halter and forcing it to face the buyers. Hemmingsen Construction placed the winning bet at $3.25 per pound. 

Jarrod walked away with roughly $4,186 to put away for college.

“(A steer) is not for beginners,” he said.

Jarrod and more than 75 other youngsters with local Grange, 4-H and Future Farmers of America programs presented more than 100 animals to potential buyers at the 2014 Junior Livestock Auction on Sunday.

Tractor trek supports veterans

C. Ivan Stoltzfus has driven his 1948 John Deere tractor cross-country from New Jersey to raise support for wounded veterans. Submitted photo
A retired Pennsylvania farmer is nearing the end of a journey that took him from the New Jersey shore to Del Norte’s redwoods in an effort to raise money for wounded veterans.

C. Ivan Stoltzfus, 67, backed his 1948 John Deere Model A tractor into the Atlantic Ocean at Manasquan, N.J., on April 26. Fourteen weeks after navigating his rig across 3,498 miles of back roads, Stoltzfus was less than 20 miles away from his destination on Monday. 

On Saturday, Stoltzfus will wend his way through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Crescent City to South Beach. Once there he will dip the tractor’s front end in the Pacific Ocean.

Birth: Cobb

Remy Gene Cobb
Remy Gene Cobb was born June 22, 2014, at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 inches. Remy’s parents are Brantly Cobb and Liana Algis of Crescent City. Her grandparents are Ron and Betsy Algis, Charlott and Dean Baker and Allen Cobb and Paula Eads, all of Crescent City. Remy’s great grandparents are Bob and Darlene Merriweather and Elizabeth Jane Schulze, all of Crescent City. 

Birth: Mejia

Esmeralda Marina Mejia
Esmeralda Marina Mejia was born July 25, 2014, at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured more than 20 inches.

Senior Sleuth: Fair offers time to get to know movers, shakers

What better place to catch up on background news than to visit the booths in the main hall at the Del Norte County Fair. In this column, I’m featuring my favorite booth, Margie Rouge’s Uncharted Shores Academy (USA tuition-free K–8), and my favorite interview, a discussion with the amazing Ron Phillips.

According to the charter school’s brochure, “USA opened as a tax-supported, free alternative educational choice in Del Norte County in 2007.” It now occupies the building that was formerly the site of St. Joseph’s Catholic School, at 330 E Street in Crescent City. Both home-study and site-based classes are taught by credentialed teachers.

Crowning Achievement: Miss Del Norte

Read more... Five young women will compete in Miss Del Norte scholarship competition

In addition to all-American activities such as the rodeo, livestock auctions and demolition derby, Del Norte County’s fair wouldn’t be complete without a new Miss Del Norte.

Those who become Miss Del Norte are more than mere beauty queens. According to Dee Newton, one of three coordinators for the Miss Del Norte Pageant, the contestants must have at least a C grade-point average and be college-bound.

“They are young women entering their senior year of high school up to 25 years of age,” Newton said. “(Miss Del Norte) is a scholarship competition. The goal is they’re going to college.”


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