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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.”


Keeping the light on

Kathie and Keith Hammer live at Battery Point Lighthouse for a month each year, volunteering time for tours, minding the gift shop, maintenance and keeping the beacon lit.
 Bay Area couple volunteered past three Julys as keepers 

Visitors picked their way across the tide pools and climbed the short steep hill to Battery Point Lighthouse. But since the museum was closed last Thursday, folks contented themselves with exploring the tiny island instead.

Admiral visits C.C. Coast Guard station

Left to right: Thomas O’Connor, division commander; Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio, 11th District Commander; Bev Noll, commercial fishing vessel examiner; DeAnna Stewart, Flotilla 8-11 commander, and Stevin Strickland, Flotilla 8-11 vice commander. Submitted photo by U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Mark Tatara
 U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Joseph A. Servidio, the 11th District commander, visited Coast Guard Station Crescent City on July 16.

Youth team up with local stores to curb alcohol theft

A group of local high school students looking to combat teen alcohol theft and abuse in Crescent City is making headway.

Lessons learned from Grandma on being a strong woman in business

Editor’s note: This article is being reprinted with permission from Chico News & Review, where it was originally published July 24.

This past week, I was by the side of my grandma, Berni Rimack, as she took her last breath. Cancer tried to steal her away more than three years ago, but true to her nature, she stubbornly fought its grip to make it to her 70th birthday and my wedding day. She never let anyone or anything stand in her way — even a terminal illness.

Younger students set longest beach grass record

Students Poy-Wuson Aguilar, Tyler Stanley and Walter Durkee show off an 8-foot beach grass root at Lake Tolowa.
 Students with Klamath Early College of the Redwoods set the county record for younger students with their removal of European beach grass roots that were more than 8 feet long.

Birth: Bates

 Curah Lynn Bates was born June 1 at Mad River Hospital in Arcata. She weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

Curah’s parents are Lance Bates and Machelle Lehr of Klamath. She joins siblings Mason Lehr, Nik-wec Bates, Segep Bates, Chulhs Smiley, Malena Smiley and Nemechay Bates.

Curah’s grandparents are Malena Stewart of Brawley and Tammi Gaches and Richard Bates Sr. of Klamath. Curah’s great-grandparents are Bruce and Fern Bates of Klamath.

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