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Letters to the Editor March 25, 2011

E-mail comment soon to prevent road closures in recreation area

The managers of the Smith River National Recration Area are planning to close many roads and make other areas road-free. Instead of managing our forests for recreation and our enjoyment, they are planing to shut many more areas down.

Please comment on the current project. You can e-mail comments to the Forest Service at the following email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

April 2 is the end of the comment period so if you care about any activity or access to our forests please comment early and often.

The Board of Supervisors disagreed with this plan when it voted Tuesday to send a letter to the Forest Service asking them to coordinate better with the local government. If nothing else, ask the Forest Service not to close any more roads.

Jon Olson

Crescent City


Please consider adopting Tank, a wonderful dog at county pound

I’m a volunteer at the local dog pound and I am writing this letter about a dog named Tank that really needs a home.

He has been a resident there for many months. He is a pit bull mix, adult with skin problems. The pound has a low kill policy, that’s why he’s still there. Tank is a wonderful dog; I know, I walk him as much as I can. He had a chance to go with a couple groups of other dogs that were pound residents to a rescue organization in Portland, but because of his skin issues had to stay behind.

He’s in need of regular therapeutic baths, most likely from stress. Like a lot of other Del Norte County residents, I live in a rental and am limited to how many pets I can have.“Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this! If you’re interested in Tank, check him out in today’s TV guide section, the dog pound or petfinder.com,

Information will be available so I can help Tank’s new owner with baths. Open your heart to this boy, be patient about his condition. He will repay you with unconditional love, kisses and companionship!

Can’t adopt a dog? You can still volunteer, donate or help by having you pets spayed and neutered!

 Micaela Curtis

Crescent City

Tired of expending U.S. lives for benefit of other countries

I sent this letter to President Obama:

I am sure I speak for most Americans. It is time to look back at your promises you made to us in the campaign and take your oath of office to heart. In a nutshell we are tired of being the world police and expending lives and the future of our children for the benefit of other countries.

Yes, preserve, protect and defend, that is what we voted for, and that is what the Constitution demands of you. How many students can be saved and educated by one cruise missile? How many jobs could be created improving our roads, airports, schools and general infrastructure?

It is time to invest in future energy sources and make this country a leader by example, not by sending in the troops to remove a dictator. Those countries need to resolve and fight their own battles as we did in our own civil war. Who are we to decide what is best for them? It is time to step up and tell the war-mongers, enough!

Please concentrate your thoughts and energy to convince Congress to invest in the future of America.

Brett Lauble

Crescent City

Concert association members renew by Wed. for lower fee

 

The Del Norte/Curry Community Concert Association is in the midst of our annual membership drive.

Old members need to renew before the final concert Wednesday to take advantage of the lower fee. New members who join before that concert get to come to that concert free with their receipt, a real bonus.

The dues are $40 for adults, $95 for a family, and $20 for student. On Wednesday a Chamber Orchestra will perform at Crescent Elk Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

We appreciate the generous coverage of our approaching concerts by the Daily Triplicate.  The Art Scene column is a vital link for those interested in the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness, Lighthouse Repertory Theatre, visual arts, dance, and the Del Norte/Curry Community Concert Association. Holly Austin and publicity chairmen are to be commended.

Donna E. Gastineau

Vice president

Del Norte/Curry Community Concert Assn.

Crescent City

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