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E&P: Appreciating Del Norte a matter of perspective

A disassembled sea serpent lies beyond my front door.

Three big rocks in the Pacific, seemingly strewn at random.


Letters to the editor April 17, 2014

Jefferson would lead to crimes against nature

The Jeffersonian secessionists won’t tell anyone what their specific strategy is to manage a new state (and I could find nothing on their website that resembles a platform). But it isn’t hard to figure out what they’re planning. 

 


Coastal Voices: There’s no sugar-coating in-patient bed reduction

“Grandma,what big teeth you have!” Why does that childhood  story come to my mind as I read Linda Horn’s latest attempt (“Same services offered under Critical Care,” Coastal Voices, April 3) to assuage community trepidations over Sutter Health Corporation’s decisions to convert Sutter Coast Hospital  to Critical Access and the possibility of moving its governing board hundreds of miles away from the community?

Maybe it was the wolf’s cloaking of his evil intentions as well as his ravenous appetite that sparked the comparison. It may also have been the vulnerability of Little Red Riding Hood as she began to realize that appearances can be deceiving, which is seemingly what emerges within our community with each sugar-coated apologetic  presented to the community by Ms. Horn.


Letters to the editor April 15, 2014

Clarifications about Sutter Coast issues

Some points of clarification:

The “resolution” passed by the Del Norte Health Care District on Feb. 25, 2014, contained no language opposing either Critical Access or regionalization.


Letters to the Editor April 12, 2014

Trigg can return trust, respect to DA's Office

Dale P. Trigg is a candidate for Del Norte County district attorney. Right now he is my attorney. He has researched every legal and personal aspect pertaining to my needs and his advice has been most valuable.


Pages of History: Dedication of buildings in Smith R.

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, April 1958. 

Open house and dedication of Smith River Union School’s new buildings will be one of the highlights of Public Schools Week when it is observed during the week of April 21. Dedication ceremonies are slated to begin next Monday at 8 p.m. at the school.

 


Letters to the Editor April 10, 2014

Send a message to Obama, Dems in Nov.

Let’s be clear as we approach the November elections. Not a single Republican voted in favor of Obamacare in 2010. The Democrats had control over the House and the Senate the first two years of the Obama administration but it still took them two years to pass Obamacare in December 2010.


Did you know? Fighting technology will not save jobs

What are your friends up to? The first place I look is on Facebook. Even though I hardly ever post anything there, I do enjoy seeing what everyone else is doing, saying and learning.

So, as I was enjoying breakfast at Fisherman's Restaurant recently with my trusty Ipad for company, I came across Greg Forsht’s post.


Letters to the Editor April 8, 2014

Watch groups, not sheriff, responsible for crime drop

I’m Mike Marler founder of the Bertsch Tract Neighborhood Watch.

I noticed Sheriff Dean Wilson’s ad taking credit for the crime rate going down since he has been in office. I just want to point out that several Neighborhood Watch groups started up since he has been in office, and I would like to give them the credit for the crime rate dropping, not Dean Wilson.

 


E&P: New wave to catch; an election to cover

This isn’t what I’d intended.

The plan was to finish my career at the Triplicate, then someday retire right here between the redwoods and the sea where the housing is affordable, the traffic almost nonexistent and the hiking trails unpopulated.

Instead, Laura and I are moving to a place where the housing is overpriced, the traffic is congested and the hiking trails are … popular.

Isn’t life strange?

 


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