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Coastal Voices: Prayer should not be used divisively

I am Steven Perez, Pastor of Hiouchi Community Fellowship. About the issue of prayer at the meetings of the county Board of Supervisors, I believe it is necessary for me to provide a different perspective. 

I support Supervisor David Finigan regarding prayer. As chairperson, David demonstrated wisdom that respects the broad definition of prayer across all religious and cultural expressions of faith so integral in our community. 


Coastal Voices: Where’s the next generation of golfers?

I spent this past Father’s Day at Kings Valley Golf Course with my father participating in their annual Father Son/Daughter golf tournament. It was great! Seeing all the fathers golfing with either their son or daughter was wonderful. Kings Valley Golf Course put on a great tournament. Kudos to them!

Golf has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and, honestly, I owe it more than I can ever repay.  When I graduated from Del Norte High School and went off to college, I never thought I would return to this county, but I am very happy I did.  However, I am saddened to see the game that gave me so much when I was growing up is now dying in this county.  The next generation club member, golf ball shanker, ground hacker and “hole-in-one” maker aren’t populating our local clubs, or, if they are, they are in very small numbers. 


Coastal Voices: Don’t give up on voting

Lest we forget, I just want to voice my feelings since having read that on June 3 less than half of the voters turned out to vote. 

I’m trying to figure that out. Let’s step back into history. The colonists took whatever weapons they had, some only strong enough to voice the need for what was right and good, others more enabled. In one way or another, they fought for independence and won. We formed rules and regulations, and one by one did all that could be done to be heard and to hold dear all that caused the creation of those rules. We made a constitution, and in 1791 amendments were ratified that came to become a part of that constitution as well.


Did You Know?: Del Norters choose responsive candidate

A funny thing happened on the way to the coronation.


Coastal Voices: Medical Society against regionalization

As chairman of the Del Norte District of the Humboldt-Del Norte Medical Society, past trustee of the California Medical Association and the local urologist in Crescent City for the past 21 years, it is my responsibility to share with you the Medical Society’s policy statement on Sutter Health’s activities in our community.


Coastal Voices: Does Del Norte have an emperor?

I write this piece in response to the arrogant behavior by Board of Supervisors Chairman David Finigan. At a Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairman Finigan spoke and acted like he was the emperor of Del Norte County. I urge all residents of this County to watch the video of the Board meeting for May 27 (31:30-01:08:00).


Coastal Voices: Grads, start thinking about your futures

Dear graduates, with your graduation you are about leave the comfort of your youth to embark on a new and wonderful portion of your life. Now is the time to grow beyond the security of your youth, your high school years and create new experiences.


California Focus: Will voters create a de facto third party?

California voters created tectonic changes in state politics four years ago, when they approved the “top two” primary election system that takes effect in races for statewide offices next month.


Pages of History: Carnegie awards won by DN men

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, May 1964.

Two Del Norte fishermen have been awarded Carnegie Hero awards for the rescue of another fisherman from the stormy Pacific Ocean off Crescent City.

 


Did You Know?: We do not have to vote on everything

Is it really true that I am urging you not to vote? Yes, it’s partly true. Quite possibly you have an interest in several of the local races and may feel passionately about one or more races. It could be Measure A or any of the three local countywide races for office.


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