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Letters to the Editor Feb. 04, 2010

We are caregivers, not caretakers, and proud of it

As a “caregiver,” I’d like to address the usage of that word versus “caretaker.”

Caregiving is what you do. Make sure those you care for are active, alert, coherent, clean, comfortable and interact with others. Sit with the consumer, watch television, sit in the ER, go to appointments and have a conversation with them.

Letters to the Editor Feb. 02, 2010

CAN has many programs to help families’ lives be a little easier

Success is a powerful word. It means a degree or measure of succeeding.

Here at Community Assistance Network, success can be achieved in many ways. At CAN, I believe success means being able to help Del Norte and surrounding communities. CAN has many different services such as food bank, clothes bank, community garden, housing, etc. Every program is to help families’ lives be a little easier.

I am Coordinator for the CANRecycle program. I have been given the opportunity to be involved in helping the community. I make a lot of phone calls, and do some running around, but what makes it so worthwhile is that the community is helping too.

All the donations that are sent to Funding Factory go right back to CAN; and with the cash we receive, it is used to help the needy. It makes me feel so good when we receive donations because I know it will be helping someone.

That’s what I call success; being able to help others less fortunate.

Viola Merritt

Crescent City



Letters to the Editor Jan. 29, 2010

Thankful for local emergency services

This is an expression of gratitude for our local emergency services.

I had to call 911 last Thursday twice, once very early in the morning and again later that evening.

The fire chief, Steve Wakefield, came both times and was extremely professional, solid and reassuring. The EMTs, Doug, Holly, Willy and Matt, were wonderfully kind and efficient.

Letters to the Editor Jan. 28, 2010

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.

Judy Kerr

Ashland, Ore.


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.

Evan Wise



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.

Misty LeMunyon

Crescent City


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?

Greg Peck

Crescent City

Letters to the Editor Jan. 27, 2010

Letters to the Editor Jan. 26, 2010

‘Doubt’ another amazing play done by Lighthouse Repertory

As always, Lighthouse Repertory Theatre has given us another amazing performance!

I am always delighted to see how much talent we have in this small community. In the best of all theatrical worlds, all that audiences need to be enthralled is an intriguing story illuminated by outstanding performances.

LRT’s current production of John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt” delivers those qualities with rich textures, captivating intrigue and some polished, truly sterling performances.

With one more weekend to go, make sure you see this one! Thank you LRT for a wonderful evening of theater.

Sharon Jones

Crescent City


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