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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?


Letters to the Editor, Oct. 22, 2014

Great coverage of the area’s wildlife

It is great to see our outdoors and wildlife being represented in the paper. Your staff articles on the little things (Bryant Anderson) and various hike/bike adventures (Adam Spencer) are really good, but the interesting writing that Lucas Brug contributes seasonally on the birds of Del Norte really stands out. As a marine scientist and amateur birder, I find his representation of the incredible bird world of this area is spot-on accurate. He also conveys the peculiar obsession of birding in an enchanting light. Get out there and enjoy the way of the wilds around us.

Craig S. Strong, Crescent City

 


Letters to the Editor, Oct. 20, 2015

DNSWMA needs to be reigned in

I see by the article in the Triplicate that the county Board of Supervisors finally took steps to skewer the spokes of the wheels of Mr. (Tedd) Ward’s empire locally known as Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority. It’s about time.

One would think after the uproar over the Grand Jury’s fantasy findings for all to see that our new editor, with investigative experience, would rise to the occasion and become the public’s fourth estate to check into what is clearly a problem.

The editor may wish to start with why a small unelected group purporting to be the voice of the community in conjunction with Mr. Ward spent 2014 attending the DNSWMA meetings complaining about staff shortages. This activity contributed greatly to the animosity that developed between some of the commissioners and the administrative staff.


Letters to the Editor, Oct. 17, 2015

Businesses make parade a success

On behalf of Del Norte High School leadership class, we would like to thank the following businesses for supporting and contributing to the Del Norte High School’s Football Homecoming parade: Alexandre Dairy, California Auto image, Coast Auto, Crescent City Fire Department, Crescent Hay and Feed, and Schnacker Hauling.

Without your involvement we would be unable to have a parade. We would also like to thank the community members that came out to cheer their Warriors on to victory. We are so grateful when the community comes together to make homecoming special. We appreciate all you do for Del Norte High School.


Letters to the Editor, Oct. 15, 2015

Change in hospital management needed

I would like to share my recent experience as a patient with Sutter Coast Hospital. 


Letters to the Editor, Oct. 13, 2015

Change dates for Sea Cruise

Well, Sea Cruise has come and gone. There is sun today (Sunday) for the poker run, but Friday and Saturday were both pretty wet.

Many car owners from out of town who showed up Friday night packed up and left Saturday morning. Even with the rain it was a fun time but I think the consensus is, since there is no more surf contest, maybe Sea Cruise should be moved closer to the beginning of October or end of September.


Letters to the Editor, Oct. 10, 2015

Digital dependence leaves us vulnerable

How fragile it is.

Responding to the earlier “Vandalism blamed for regional outage,” our increasing dependence on a digital infrastructure leaves us very vulnerable to hacks, equipment failures, natural disasters, and mean-spirited folks so desperate for money that they rip apart the public commons.

With little or no manual back-up anymore, our financial, energy, healthcare, and communications sectors can go down, and we can’t even pump gas without a computer assist these days. Talk about painting ourselves into a corner.


Letters to the Editor, Oct. 3, 2015

We must seek new ideas in this economy

What is under the wigs of our county supervisors? It does not matter if there are 800 to 1,000 square foot homes of efficiency here. It’s done in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino or Sonoma counties. Call them cabins if you will. There are many of this description here in our county.

We’ve gone regulatory nuts. We seek no new ideas in times when folks are making do with less. Try being proactive in this economy.

In Hawaii or New Guinea people of lower class can still live in homes built of sticks where one can fish for his daily fare. Are we elitist only in this community?

Lynne Rackley, Crescent City


Letters to the Editor, Oct. 1, 2015

Muslims can’t be trusted as POTUS

The Chicago Tribune editorial printed Sept. 26 has a hard time finding anything but straw dogs to make their argument in, “A Muslim For President?”

I agree with Dr. Carson that a Muslim who will not value the Constitution over Sharia law has a conflicted allegiance and cannot be an effective president. Personally, I can’t see that Obama has much of an allegiance to the Constitution or Sharia.

Yes, Congressman Keith Ellison is a Muslim. Dr. Carson specifically said congressmen are a different issue, so why build a straw dog here? Leftists always try to draw moral equivalence whenever terrorists do what they do. Why would a sane individual even feel enough empathy for these fanatical murderers to try to defend them? Does anyone need to be reminded that there were no Christian celebrations in the streets after the federal building in Oklahoma was blown up, nor after any of the other examples the column gives?


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