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Junior Rangers

I wanted to share these photos taken April 15 of Emma, 6, and Phoebe, 11, taking their Junior Ranger pledges to preserve and protect our country’s national park lands while at the White House President’s Park in Washington, D,C.

I believe the Junior Ranger program is a great way to become active learners in our nation's most treasured national parks, monuments and historical sites. 

As homeschoolers at Castle Rock, we have been able to visit many places near and far to learn firsthand about the unique natural, cultural and historical treasures of our nation.

Bus allows Crescent City woman to meet 3-year-old grandson

Josephine Fromm of Crescent City has never seen her 3-year-old grandson, Ryan. But that’s about to change, thanks in part to the new Southwest POINT bus service.

A mother of 10 boys and one girl, all grown, 67-year-old Fromm lives on Social Security. Her youngest son, Jessie Westeagle Quarles, and Fromm’s grandson, Ryan, live in Alturas, on the eastern side of the Cascades, some 280 miles from Crescent City. Until recently, that distance kept the family apart.

“There just wasn’t any way for me to get from Crescent City to Alturas,” Fromm said. “Now, with the Southwest Point that goes to Klamath Falls, I can catch a bus from there to Alturas.”

Fromm read about the new service in The Daily Triplicate and shared her story with the newspaper. Soon, Fromm had a complimentary ticket for a trip from Crescent City to Klamath Falls and back as part of the new service “kickoff” celebration. From Klamath Falls, she’ll take the Sage Stage to Alturas and back.

One 3-year-old in particular is very excited to meet his grandmother.

For route, fare and ticket information, visit www.southwest-point.com or call (888) 900-2609.

Neighbors Briefs May 6

Youth Football pizza fundraiser

Del Norte Youth Football is holding a pizza fundraiser from noon-8 p.m. Saturday at Pizza Hut, 835 Northcrest Drive.
Dine-in, delivery or carry-out are available. Pizza Hut will donate 15 percent of all proceeds to DNYF. Funds will go toward new uniforms and football equipment.
Call Pizza Hut at 464-8308.

Brookings High reunion upcoming

Classmates from Brookings Harbor High  School Class of 1979 are being sought for a class reunion May 29-31 in Brookings, Ore.
Contact Connie McDonald (Hannan) at 954-2686 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Eighth-grader  honored for work

Kiersten Ferguson, an eighth-grade student at Crescent Elk Middle School, was recently honored by the teachers of Zeta-Iota of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society for educators, for her dedication as a student aide in Mrs. Ruppert’s second-grade class at Joe Hamilton School.
It was noted that she is very responsible and hard-working, completes all tasks promptly and accurately, works well with the students showing great patience, and helps in a kind, caring way. She will receive a certificate and a zip drive for her computer.

New old growth

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Mill Creek restoration under way


Those who have hiked, biked or spent time in the Mill Creek Addition know that it is someplace special.

But they may not know how special.

Redwood National and State Parks and the Save the Redwoods League have devoted a portion of the addition to a restoration program that seeks to create old-growth forest out of previously harvested and replanted tracks.

The 25,000-acre Mill Creek Addition was acquired in 2002 by the Save the Redwoods League with a coalition of conservation partners.


Art Auction

The Daily Triplicate/Rick Postal
Local musician Dale Morgan checks out a painting Saturday during Crescent Harbor Art Gallery’s annual auction and salad luncheon fundraiser. 

To see more photos from the auction click here .

Search nets over 3,800 cigarette butts

Crescent Elk Middle School sixth-graders pose for a photo during the cleanup day outside Sutter Coast Hospital. Submitted Photo
On March 13, sixth grade students from Crescent Elk Middle School put their investigation skills to work and recovered 3,879 cigarette butts around Sutter Coast Hospital.

Grant Scholes, the Sutter Coast Hospital public relations officer, invited the students to the hospital and added the incentive of paying the students 5 cents for every cigarette butt found.

The students were divided into four teams, with each team having a leader who was responsible for keeping the kids in a search pattern and documenting the number of butts collected. The search lasted for approximately one hour and afterwards the students were provided lunch by the hospital staff.

The students considered this a Community Work Service Project in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Branch, Tobacco Use Prevention Program and opted to donate the money to the Crescent City Police Department’s K-9 Program.  This was a win-win opportunity whereby the hospital was able to raise awareness of the litter caused by cigarettes, and the students being invited back to tour the hospital and obtain ideas of future careers in the community.

The Dutch Gardener's opening day

Rainie Garvin of Crescent City packs up a wagon with flower and vegetable starts at The Dutch Gardener’s opening day Saturday.

 

To see more photos of opening day click here.  


Requa Inn joins ‘Stay List’

The Historic Requa Inn, a 10-room bed and breakfast in Klamath, was included in National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Stay List for 2009.

The list includes 129 hotels in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean that create a “sense of place.”  

“The hotels on our Stay List 2009 don’t just reflect their surroundings, they help define them,” the article states. “What they all have in common is a transcendent vision that goes beyond traditional hotel-keeping.  This mindset is what gives these hotels their special sense of place.”  

To create the list, Traveler asked “veteran journalists, inveterate road warriors, and local experts” to nominate their favorite hotels based on key criteria.

They were asked, “Is the hotel engaged with the local community? Does it subscribe to sustainable practices that respect the region? Does it truly capture the spirit of its setting?”

Further research and detailed questionnaires winnowed hundreds of submissions down to  129 hotels.

The story was featured in the April issue of National Geographic Traveler.

The Requa Inn is owned and operated by David and Barbara Gross. The couple bought the inn in 2002.


Easter Baskets help out center

Activities assistant Alexis Anaya shows off the baskets donated by Soroptimists to the Crescent City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center by Soroptimists. Submitted Photo
The Easter Bunny was busy at the Crescent City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center this year!

The center received a donation of Easter baskets from Soroptimist International of Crescent City, which were then raffled off as a fundraiser to offset costs associated with Easter activities planned at the center.

The baskets were individually themed and contained items for gardening, babies, beauty, spa, kitchen wares, and more. On hand to accept the baskets was the center’s activities assistant, Alexis Anaya.

Soroptimist International of Crescent City is comprised of business and professional women dedicated to helping women and girls locally and throughout the world.

For more information, visit www.soroptimist-crescentcity.org or visit a club meeting Tuesdays at noon at the Apple Peddler in Crescent City.


Crescent City native gets award for police work

Richard Enea II
Crescent City native Richard Enea II received the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) California Hero award  April 18 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.

He received the award for the third consecutive year with 54 DUI arrests.

In addition, as an  officer with Clayton Police Department, he was recently promoted to corporal.

Enea’s parents, Richard and Beth Enea, and his grandparents, C. Ray and Nancy Smith, attended the recognition ceremony, which attracted 500 people.



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