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Local schools spread word of emergency alert system

Del Norte emergency officials have mobilized local youngsters to spread the word about the county’s new emergency alert system.

The classroom with the highest percentage of sign-ups will receive a visit from a Cal-Ore Lifeflight helicopter and a suitcase full of 1,000 $1 bills. The school classroom challenge started Jan. 4 and has been extended until Feb. 14.

Quarters for Barnts

Dan Barnts, owner of Del Norte Tire, is back to his old self after having open heart surgery in September. A Quarter Craze Auction on Saturday will help his family with his medical expenses. Del Norte Triplicate / Jessica Cejnar
It started as a persistent low-grade fever and ended with open heart surgery. Dan Barnts, owner of Del Norte Tire, said he visited the emergency room in August after experiencing fever and chills when doctors detected a heart murmur and sent him to a cardiologist in Medford. The infection had attacked his mitral valve and it needed to be replaced.

Americana performance Sun.

Humboldt State University’s Center Arts presents The Devil Makes Three. The drummerless Americana band will be at HSU’s West Gym on Sunday.
The Devil Makes Three, a Santa Cruz group that plays a blend of bluegrass, old time, country, folk, blues, ragtime and rockabilly music, will be at Humboldt State University on Sunday.

‘Threepenny Opera’ play next month

The Arcata Playhouse and Ferndale Repertory Theater will tackle Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s 1928 classic “Threepenny Opera” next month.

Art Scene, Jan. 21, 2016

John Hammond performs Friday

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness presents the third performance of its 33rd season, blues legend John Hammond,  at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Crescent Elk Auditorium. Hammond was inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Hall of Fame in 2011, and has received 10 Blues Music Awards and a Grammy. Tickets cost $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, $12 for students and are available at Del Norte Office Supply, Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings and at the door. For more information, call DNACA at 707-464-1336.

Trimming the tree

Mark Dupont, Foodsheds Program Director for the Mid Klamath Watershed Council, inspects a cherry tree to determine which parts should be pruned at a workshop at Gasquet Mountain School on Saturday. Del Norte Triplicate / Jessica Cejnar
Armed with a lopper, hand pruners, a hand saw and a ladder, Mark Dupont showed Del Norters how to channel a tree’s growth to produce the results they wanted.

Acute need for teen foster homes

Del Norte County needs foster parents, especially folks who will care for teenagers.

“Right now we have literally two homes that take teenage girls and we have none that take teenage boys at this point,” said Daphane Williams, license evaluator and social worker for Del Norte County’s Social Service Branch. “And when I say teenage boys, probably 13 and up.”

Mom hopes for seizure-response dog

Crescent City resident Julianne Logefeil (shown with her 2-year-old daughter Makaya) is reaching out to the community for help purchasing a seizure-response dog.
Julianne Logefeil was diagnosed with generalized idiopathic epilepsy three years ago and already it has landed her in the hospital on life support twice.

Cory's People: Robin Huff embodies local spirit of helping each other

Robin Huff has worked at Walmart for 21 years. Special to the Triplicate/ Cory Mitcham
Have you ever met someone and within five minutes, knew you liked them and could trust them?

Del Norte People: Finding Huntley Pond

Isn’t it interesting that as we grow older many of us reminisce about our upbringing and our early years in life. My wife Missy and I have spent many evenings just sitting and talking about my life in our younger years.

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