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Letters to the Editor June 17, 2011

County’s treatment of animals is disgusting — demand change

In regards to the lack of support in saving the animals of Del Norte County, I am disgusted with the county as a whole.

On April 5 I finally won an ugly battle with the Ag Department to save a wrongfully neglected and mistreated horse. This horse suffered for years. While Animal Control recieved many calls over that period of time, the horse was left to suffer. That is until I laid eyes up close on this heartbreaking creature and demanded somebody do something.

The department was quick to send it back to its owner in fear of the financial responsibility to save its life.

Letters to the Editor June 16, 2011

Walmart’s efforts to support cities worthy of commendation

In regards to the June 14 article “Walmart donates $40,000 for harbor,” I have heard from friends, family and Walmart employees from California to North Carolina about how Walmart is for the lower class? I have probably even agreed from time to time depending on the city.

Letters to the Editor June 15, 2011

Regardless of views, there’s no reason to be abusive at meeting

I went to the City Council meeting June 6 to speak on behalf of the police and fire departments regarding safety in our community.

When I arrived, I saw several people with “NO BID” signs. There was several people who spoke very well and with respect for all and I really wanted to hear what they had to say. Then there were those who threatened the City Council. Some were vulgar, abusive, yelling out from the audience, and downright mean!

Letters to the Editor June 14, 2011

Communication with tourist at Battery Point wasn’t welcoming

Tact, kindness and a sense of humor are necessary skills when dealing with the public, especially when dealing with tourism. I was recently visiting Crescent City and encountered the opposite while hiking around the Battery Point Lighthouse.

It was almost dark, low tide was at 8:30 p.m., so only four other people were on the rock at the time I was. I had my little 11-year-old companion dog with me, on a leash, and we were simply walking around the path in front of the lighthouse.

Letters to the Editor June 11, 2011

Ruling only requires half of state prisons to fix their overcrowding

Regarding the May 26 article in The Daily Triplicate about Pelican Bay State Prison, “One of the least overcrowded,” CDCR spokeswoman Terry Thornton’s statements reflect exactly why CDCR is not able to solve its problems and long-time failing policies.

She states, “Some facilities may retain population even in excess (of the average) provided others fall sufficiently below it.” In other words, if CDCR fixes only half of its prisons’ overcrowding, the overall population will drop enough to meet the court’s order.

Letters to the Editor June 10, 2011

Overlook curfew: Thieves are the problem, not the parking lot

I am extremely angry and disappointed in park officials’ decision to place a permanent curfew on the Enderts Beach overlook (“Curfew for overlook,” June 7). It is unfortunate that a string of burglaries occurred, but, to be cliché, a permanent curfew seems like the classic example of removing a fly from your grandfather’s head with a hatchet.

Instead of making it illegal to be at the overlook after dark, why not first try something simpler and less drastic, like posting signs saying that, “Theft has been a problem here. Don’t leave valuables in your cars!” These scumbag thieves are the problem, not the parking lot.

Letters to the Editor June 09, 2011

Baseball players chosen to be part of invite-only club in Eureka

I wanted to clarify the American Legion baseball article written in the June 4 issue of The Daily Triplicate, in regards to Del Norte High baseball standouts Barrett McClaflin, Layton O’Reilley and Travis Stacey, and 2010 graduate Zach Hegelmeyer.

The article stated that these young men were playing for a club team in Eureka, which is true, but some of you may have wondered why they would do that instead of playing locally.

Eureka High head coach Eric Giaconi has formed a 19 and under, invite-only club, which includes players such as, the 2009 Big 5 MVP, Andrew Nelson of Arcata.

The club will compete against some of the best 19 and under players and teams on the West Coast.

It will also play exhibition games such as the season opener against the Humboldt Steelheads, an affiliate of the Humboldt Crabs.

Being an independent summer league club allows you to not be restricted by a league schedule, which gives them the best opportunity for competitive summer play.

 Casey Duncan

Crescent City




Letters to the Editor June 08, 2011

Bess Maxwell classroom thanks Crescent Elk Band for performing

We of Room 3 at Bess Maxwell School would like to express our appreciation to Amy Ross and the Crescent Elk Band.

They came to Bess Maxwell school Tuesday and performed for our school. We thought they played an excellent concert for us. We are all excited to grow up and play in a band now.

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. We especially appreciated your dedication to the students, Mrs. Ross.

Janet Parker,

teacher for the Room 3 students

Crescent City

Letters to the Editor June 07, 2011

Bradshaw and Hendrickson sentences don’t seem just

Yes, I have another question. Why did Samuel Hendrickson get 68 days in jail for the death of his mom (The Daily Triplicate, May 21)?

I got three years’ informal probation for two back-to-back domestic violences back in 2009, and I had to take the anger management classes. This is not fair.

I’m still on probation, and I graduated the classes. This guy gets 68 days for the death of his mom.

And what about George Bradshaw (“No retrial in Bradshaw case,” April 18)? That guy got cut loose, too. This is the most asinine thing that I’ve ever heard. These types of people need to pay for what they did.

Tony Jacomella

Crescent City

Letters to the Editor June 04, 2011

We need a representative truly concerned about our questions

On Friday, May 20, Congressman Mike Thompson visited Crescent City, meeting with the harbor officials, local leaders and holding a “spaghetti feed” for only those who knew he would be here; i.e., local Democrats.

I have asked him four or five times to hold more frequent town hall meetings and other people have requested him to come here also, but have been told by his Eureka staff that he cannot come here all the time, yet last year he came here for a one-hour town hall meeting squeezed in between other meetings and he was able to come here another time at the request of the middle school to thank him for his help in acquiring some equipment.

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