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Letters to the Editor, Nov. 19, 2015

One letter per month eliminates chance for debate, discussion

This letter is addressed to “Editor” but more properly should be addressed to the readers ofthe Triplicate because I want to talk about the editor to the readers.

The current editor, Robin Fornoff, has made some changes to the rules governing the Opinion page. One change is to limit letters to 300 words. Another change is to limit letters from any individual to one letter per month.

Some of us readers think these rules are too restrictive. One of the most vocal being Dale Bohling. And, I agree with Mr. Bohling.

Letter to the Editor, Nov. 17, 2015

Paper subscription dropped due to Pitts

Having read the Del Norte Triplicate and often subscribed to it since 1957 and having lived with the knowledge that you never had a real reporter (not even one that could compare to Geraldo Rivera), and rarely had a functional editor, I now find that it is time to drop you.

I know you have to cater to the local mentality. But I feel that you have overstepped the bounds of decency and rationale by paying for and printing the Leonard Pitts Jr. columns.

Fred Storr, Fort Dick

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 12, 2015

A quick reminder of the good in people in Crescent City

So many times, we read about horrible people and events in the paper. I would like to share my recent story of the good in people.

Last Thursday, Nov. 5, I was driving on Pebble Beach Drive. I had just been for a long walk with a friend. I began coughing furiously. When I pulled up to the stop sign at Pebble Beach and Washington Boulevard, I began to feel very dizzy. I remember thinking, “I have never felt this dizzy.” The next thing I saw was a big bush outside my front windshield.

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 10, 2015

Triplicate opinion page needs return to more, longer letters

I find myself yielding to an irresistible urge to confront your announced program of propagandizing Del Norte citizens through what I have dubbed Project Grow Del Norte. In introducing your new editorship — “Making room for more of your views,” — Aug. 11 — you announced your intent of cutting back on letters to the editor by reducing them to a single letter of 300 word capacity per month thus somehow increasing them to “lots of them” while increasing editorials from across the continent in an act of diversity so that we, the unwashed masses of Del Norte County, can be exposed to diverse views hopefully resulting in a maturing modality which you somehow perceived us as being in need of.

Letter to the Editor, Nov. 7, 2015

October Festival of Arts Auction a hit

Coast Redwoods Art Association wants to thank Crescent City for making our first October Festival of Arts Auction so successful. Most of our community doesn't recognize our legal name, but calls us by the name of our Gallery at the harbor, Crescent Harbor Gallery. We are a non-profit organization with no paid employees. Our volunteers do it all.

We have carried out our mission at the Harbor Gallery since 1984, but with limited wall space, we now are hanging artwork at the library, Department of Motor Vehicles, Wild River Foundation, Sutter Coast Hospital, the Del Norte County Courthouse, and the Harbor Master building. Painting class and art demonstrations are in tight quarters.

We continue to look for larger quarters and want our community to support us in our efforts.  We have free sponsored memberships for artists 80 years old and over. New and exciting events are happening at our Gallery. Come visit.

Maida Piotrowski, Past President

Letter to the Editor, Nov. 5, 2015

On behalf of Redwood School, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made our annual carnival such a success this year.  So many volunteered their time, helped our school with donations and ticket purchases, and brought their families to enjoy the carnival, making this one of our biggest carnivals ever.  We are so grateful for that support, and for the funding that will go directly to student classrooms.  Thank you, and we hope to see you next year.

Krystol Berry, Carnival Coordinator, Redwood School

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 31, 2015

Wild animals only come to town when starving

Mountain lions on Bertch; baby bear run over on the on ramp to Walmart. What pray tell don’t people (rangers, game wardens) understand?

The only, and I repeat, the only reason a wild animal will come into civilization is because it’s starving to death. Let me repeat, starving.

Feed them where they live and that’s where they’ll stay. Problem solved.

Letter to the Editor, Oct. 29, 2015

Financial responsibility questioned by SWMA 

Supervisors Gerry Hemmingsen and Chris Howard have refused appointments to our local Solid Waste Management Authority. I’m not a bit surprised. It’s become a hot seat for any board member criticizing disappearing cash and other financial discrepancies. Now, Supervisor McClure and Triplicate personnel in their Oct. 20 editorial are ridiculing Hemmingsen and Howard instead of addressing the fact that a standing threat of censorship awaits any solid waste board member who dares to challenge financial discrepancies. Creating a hostile environment against persons who speak for financial responsibility is the cornerstone of corruption.

It’s unfathomable to me that some find the disappearance of $29,000 cash from the solid waste authority perfectly acceptable, hiring extra administrative personnel against the advice of an expert consulting firm is somehow just fine, crying to the Grand Jury to involve them in a politically-based issue even where no administrative review has been exhausted (as is normally required by law) is somehow OK, with a standing threat of censorship looming over any local solid waste board member daring to demand financial accountability.

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 27, 2015

Rural Human Services staffers saved veteran

To the director of Rural Human Services:

My name is Apolonio (Paul) Garcia and I wish to call to your attention one of your employees. I only know his first name: Aaron. I am a disabled Vietnam and Yom Kippur War veteran. I lost my wife of 38 years to alcohol a little over a year ago and lost my ability to handle life and went homeless.

I do not drink or take drugs. But losing Donna made me unable to cope with everyday decisions. I asked Sam — a lady who helps veterans at the VFW building — and she sent me to your building. I spoke to Robin in the computer room, who listened to me and was very kind.

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 24, 2015

This week’s ‘Little Things’ featuring spiders is a big hit

Bryant Anderson’s photographs of spiders were just beautiful, and so was the layout. In addition, he writes well. Thank you Bryant, I enjoyed the pictures and text.

Diana Ashley, Gasquet

“OK” an inadequate response to Finigan’s refusal to serve

OK. That’s the Triplicate’s response to David Finigan’s refusal to serve on the Solid Waste Management Board. Just OK?

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