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Letters to the Editor March 12, 2015

Mystery of wind chimes at Pebble Beach solved

Early one Saturday morning while looking out my front window to see if the whales were showing off, I saw a man with a step ladder and a lady holding a box. Then I saw her hand up what looks like a wind chime and he hangs it in the tree. My curious eyes watched as five different kinds were hung. He folded the ladder and they moved on south along the cliffs.

At this point we decided to walk our small dog over to check out this mystery. As we passed our neighbor out in his backyard, I greeted him and asked if he knew anything about the mystery across the street. He answered yes. 


Letters to the Editor March 10, 2015

Triplicate columnists are informative, interesting

My husband and I routinely read the Triplicate each morning it comes; he gets the front section and I read the “B” section until he finishes. Usually this is pretty quick work for me, but to my surprise this Saturday, there were two very well-written columns that are worth mentioning.

First, thank you, Lucas Brug, for your “Birds of a Feather” column. One of many, I hope. Not being an expert birder, I appreciate the information you shared. I agree that the local economy is benefited by such hobbies; I happened to be at the harbor when the common scoter was visiting. I befriended a woman who had driven all night from Sacramento, taken a sick day off of work to go birding in our area and see the scoter. She asked for lunch recommendations; I was able to give her suggestions. She was headed up to Smith River (another birding opportunity) and I told her about Lucky 7 Casino. 


Letters to the Editor March 5, 2015

Time before vaccinations wasn’t the ‘good old days’ 

In the Feb. 24 issue of your paper, you published a long letter (“Vaccination scare preys on ill-informed,” by Dan Schultz) that attempted to dissuade people from measles vaccination. The writer uses current statistics to make a point that only a few people get measles, so it’s not a problem worth the risk of adverse effects of the vaccination. I would hope that your readers would recognize that today’s situation is different from that of the time before vaccination became widespread.


Letters to the Editor Feb. 28, 2015

Disgusted by inclusion of poacher’s comments

I am compelled to comment about the article “Bill takes swing at poachers” in the Feb. 24 issue of the Del Norte Triplicate. 

Those who know me understand that I am a passionate supporter of those people who steward our public lands. In particular, I have been very involved in fundraising for protection of redwood burl. 


Letters to the Editor, Feb. 26, 2015

Fond memory of Joe Duncan 

When our daughter Becky was in high school, without any prodding from her mom and dad, she got her first job cleaning rooms at the Curly Redwood Lodge. When granddaughter Brittany was old enough to get a job, her mom told her, “Welcome to the real world!”


Letters to the Editor, Feb. 24, 2015

County should get tougher with Sutter

I’m a tad confused. Why is it that the Sutter folks say that our hospital is, basically, sucking the life out of the Sutter family when, according to their Regional President, Mike Cohill, the hospital turned a profit in the beginning of 2014? And that profit was also reported by Sutter CEO, Mitch Hanna!


Letters to the Editor Feb. 21, 2015

If Sutter downsizes, expensive transfers are sure to increase

After reading so many other letters about Sutter Coast Hospital, I would like to tell readers why I oppose Sutter’s decision to downsize the hospital to a Critical Access Hospital.

I have a childhood kidney disorder which sometimes requires hospitalization. Last year I went to the Sutter Coast Emergency Room and was told I had to be transferred to another hospital. I’m not sure why I had to be transferred because the hospital in Redding gave me the same antibiotics I can get here. The point is, when I was discharged from the Redding hospital, I had no way to get home. The airfare home was $1,200, which I could not afford. The hospital wanted to send me to a homeless shelter.


Letters to the Editor Feb. 17, 2015

Senior’s stolen car had helped others

Where’s my car?

A good friend of mine had his car stolen the other night. This person really loves his job, well, his clients mostly. Rain, wind, or snow he is there for them.


Letters to the Editor Feb. 14, 2015

Mr. Van Pelt, students rescued Marine Mammal Center’s van

This letter is to sincerely thank Mr. Jeff Van Pelt, Del Norte High School, for taking the time to help the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center (NMMC) repair its only dedicated rescue truck. 

Due to hard usage and limited funding for repair or maintenance, a severe automatic transmission problem developed and then crippled our truck. Unable to afford diagnostic or repair costs to get it running, the truck sat unused in the NMMC compound for three months. 


Letters to the Editor Feb. 10, 2015

Answers needed about frequent Klamath outages

The recent power outage in Klamath was not a rare or unusual occurrence. While this outage was longer than is typical, it seems that Klamath has a power outage whenever the wind blows strongly. And since we live near the Pacific Coast, the wind often blows strongly.  

Klamath’s frequent power outages are an economic development liability and a public safety issue, particularly for the less well off who cannot afford a backup electric generator. For that reason, officials at both the county and tribal levels should make it a priority to achieve more reliable power service for Klamath. 


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