Combining horses and ATVs is a dangerous situation
My friends and I have been coming to Crescent City for 15 years to ride our horses on Kellogg Beach and in the redwoods at Mill Creek. We stay in campgrounds and hotels.
Three years ago we found out ATVs were no longer allowed at Kellogg Beach, making our rides much safer; no longer would the horses be spooked by an ATV flying over the dunes or revving up in the parking lot. Last week a sign appeared at the Kellogg Beach equestrian staging area for the state park allowing ATVs. The sign did not say where they would be allowed to ride, or at what speed.
Combining horses and ATVs is an extremely dangerous situation. Just imagine a young child unloading a scared pony as a teenager squirts by on a loud ATV. Someone is going to get hurt, as this area is very small.
The California State Parks policies are not easy for me to find. Mill Creek Trail was closed for six months last year due to a tree that wasn’t removed; in Oregon, I was unaware of this trail being closed. Now I am not sure if it’s safe to ride at Kellogg Beach.
Perhaps your state parks could work on being more user-friendly to out-of-area tourists. Meanwhile, I will spread the word to local equestrians that their safety will again be endangered in California.
Worth the drive to go to the Brookings Harbor Theater
Maybe it’s not Lighthouse Repertory Theatre and maybe it’s not in our town, but for my family it’s worth the drive to go to the Brookings Harbor Community Theater.
My teenaged children, Mariah and Josiah, are schooled through Castle Rock Charter School; and this is their drama department. Most recently they have been rehearsing the hilarious comedy “The Last Gladiator,” which opens this weekend.
Soon they will begin rehearsals for “Sleeping Beauty and The Beast.” What a wonderful opportunity the theater provides aspiring actors of both the Brookings area and our county.
I’d like to express my thanks to Dori Blodgett and the many others that support this effort, not only for this invaluable educational opportunity but also for a theater that provides high quality entertainment featuring local talent.
This sort of undertaking is what differentiates us from Anywhere, USA, and goes to make our corner of the world the unique community it is. Thank you, Brookings Harbor Community Theater.
Kudos to hatchery for bringing back a key natural resource
I want to say kudos to Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery and any other entities involved with the abundance of salmon and steelhead this year.
You have brought back one of our main natural resources. I thank you, the environment thanks you and I’m sure many smokehouses in the area thank you.
Will sediment from Klamath end up in our local harbor?
In regard to the Wednesday article, “Supervisors hold off on signing pacts,” one of the possible impacts of Klamath River dam removal that I have not seen discussed is the possible threat to the harbor from the release of millions of tons of sediment.
It has been my observation that the sand in the ocean migrates northerly along the coast. The harbor already has a problem with sedimentation because the breakwater acts to trap the sand on its northern migration.
My concern it what will happen in the harbor when millions of tons of sediment are released down the Klamath River? Will a great deal of it end up in the Harbor?