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Fresh Salmon, Ancient Tradition

Fresh salmon is smoked using the traditional method. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
The Yurok Tribe’s 52nd annual cultural celebration kicks off Saturday morning in Klamath

The Yurok Tribe will share their traditions and culture as well as an important staple of their diet with the public on Saturday.

The 52nd Annual Klamath Salmon Festival includes live music, a parade, traditional games and an Indian card game tournament. Veterans will be treated to a special breakfast in the morning. The celebration will culminate with a salmon lunch.

Smith River Days is Saturday

Shopping cart races add a fun and funky twist to the contests at Smith River Days. Del Norte Triplicate file
The Smith River Heritage Association’s largest event turns 10 this year and will celebrate the occasion with shopping cart races, lawn mower races and — new this year — a bucket brigade contest.

The annual Smith River Days festival starts with a pancake breakfast, which benefits the community’s volunteer fire department as well as a parade featuring Smith River School’s Wildcat Band and drill team. Vendors will be selling food and other items up and down First Street, and there will be live music from at least nine entertainers. 

Stargaze at fire lookout in park

Folks are invited to escape the fog of the coast and gaze at the star-studded sky above the Schoolhouse Peak Fire Lookout in the Bald Hills area of Redwood National and State Parks.

Redwood Parks Association will host its annual star party Aug. 23 and 24, featuring renowned astronomer Dr. Robert Scheppler.

Travels with great Pyrenees

Luke Robinson has been traveling southward with two companions, 8-year-old Hudson and 3-year-old Indiana Jones. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Austin man walking down coast with dogs to raise funds for cancer research 

Luke Robinson met up with C. Ivan Stoltzfus at the KOA campground just outside Crescent City this weekend. But while Stoltzfus had completed his cross-country trek by tractor on Saturday (see story on Page A1), Robinson was more than 800 miles away from finishing his journey.

Robinson and his two great Pyrenees, 8-year-old Hudson and and 3-year-old Indiana Jones, have spent the past three months hoofing it from Peace Arch Park at the Canadian border through Washington and Oregon. 

‘Building Young Children’s Self Esteem’ webinar Wednesday

Mothers, fathers, teachers and caregivers for young children on Wednesday will learn why building self esteem at a young age is important to a child’s social development.

“Building Young Children’s Self Esteem” is the first in a series of California Alternative Payment Program Association webinars that First 5 Del Norte will show this month. The California Alternative Payment Program Association, or CAPPA, advocates and facilitates family access to quality child care, support services and early education and development programs.

Birth: Fisher

Ayla Donna Ann Fisher
Ayla Donna Ann Fisher was born July 29, 2014, in Crescent City. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20½ inches.

Thank You: Business, community members help youth event

The Coastal Connections Youth Council would like to thank the following businesses and community members in making our “3rd Annual Summer Kick Off: Celebrating Youth Culture” a success: Walmart, Home Depot, Java Hut, Rob’s Barber Shop, Perlita’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Los Compadres Mexican Food, Cutting Loose, McDonald’s, Shear Joy Salon, Erik Apperson, Rachel Patterson, Erica Moore, Alisa’s Custom Coffee, Building Healthy Communities, the California Center For Rural Policy and the Del Norte County Fairgrounds.

Thank You: Class of 1974, donors raise scholarship funds

Del Norte High School, Class of 1974 appreciates the following business/private donations for our 40th class reunion raffle held Aug. 1–2, with proceeds going to the DNHS scholarship fund: 

Fresh foods tempt at Farmers Market

Bakery by the Sea, a Brookings-based vendor of tasty sweet buns and the ever-popular pesto rolls, is the first stop for many market-goers. Del Norte Triplicate / Melea Burke
If you’ve noticed that you’re leaving the Farmers Market less hungry than you have in previous years, it might be because the number of hot food vendors is on the rise.

Whether you’re interested in barbecue, Mexican food, Eastern cuisine or just a plain old American hot dog, the Saturday Farmers Market — and increasingly the Wednesday downtown market too — can help you find what you’re looking for.

Grist for the Mill: Americans still need ‘food justice’

Angela Glore’s food column is printed monthly.

Almost two years ago, my family took our ill-conceived detour to Pennsylvania instead of staying put by the ocean and redwoods. We drove out of town the day before four days of Food Day celebrations kicked off. I had spent months going to planning meetings and then missed them all.

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