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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 12, 2015

Sutter Coast’s strategy is great threat to health, future

Thank you for reprinting Chuck Blackburn’s Coastal Voices, “Yes We Can.” Outstanding letter to the editor with which I agree with every word. 

Reporter not involved in police trap

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, September 1955.

Rumors a Triplicate reporter was employed by police to trap a local cab driver in an alleged act of pandering are denied by the Triplicate. The rumors may be confused with a former employee of the Triplicate who is now a special investigator for the Del Norte district attorney’s office.

The cab driver will be given preliminary hearing on the charge Oct. 4, before Judge Alyce Moseley in district court. He posted bail.

Weather info is the same; its location is not

We’ve made some small changes to make sure our readers get important information in a timely manner. It also means more efficient production in getting the Del Norte Triplicate into your hands.

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 10, 2015

Holley, Gastineau demonize Gitlin for standing up to them

A well written review. McClure and Finigan should be ashamed of holding the potentially resourceful and beautiful Crescent City in hostage.

Donna Jean, Crescent City

Coastal Voices: It has been a thrill to coach

I’m writing this due to my departure as the head football coach at Del Norte High School. I reluctantly resigned when my obligations as a fire captain prevented me from being all the athletes needed me to be as a head coach. Although it broke my heart, the magnitude of this fire season made it impossible for me to give the team the attention it deserves this football season.

I am so grateful for the many opportunities I had while head coach to be associated with our community. During my tenure with Del Norte Football we were able to continue the strong winning tradition, and reinforce values that were established long ago. I am very proud of the accomplishments of our teams and athletes both on the field, and in the community. I look forward to watching the program continue to grow and thrive on its foundations of dedication and honor. The time, dedication, passion, and commitment it took to grow this program is a true tribute to the athletes, coaches, teachers, families, and business that make up our great community.

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 8, 2015

Duplication vs. innovation

With the announcement that there is a new pharmacy coming to town by next year, we’ll then have at least five outlets in town filling prescriptions and providing all that free-standing and big-box pharmacies provide; four of which will be just a few blocks apart.

Will all five survive the competition or will we end up with another empty storefront? Is it better to keep duplicating what we already have vs. attracting new, innovative start-ups to fill essential and unmet needs?

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 5, 2015

Holley, Gastineau demonize Gitlin for standing up to them

I’ve been following the latest Del Norte County drama including the Solid Waste Board lynching of Supervisor Roger Gitlin after the Grand Jury report was released. 

I was trying to get a handle on Elizabeth Henry, who led her horde into the Flynn Center to lobby for Gitlin’s lynching. What a bunch of kooks.

The chairman of solid waste, Rick Holley was pathetic. He claims he was intimidated by Gitlin’s email which asked to delay any discussion about him until he returned from his vacation. Holley refused. Gitlin let him have it in an honest, healthy manner, which Holley considered intimidating. Scary. 

Pages of History: Wakefield back in U.S.

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, September 1945:

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wakefield of Third and G streets, Crescent City, were made very happy on Thursday when they received a telegram from their son, Robert Wakefield, U.S. Army, announcing he had arrived in Boston and he will be sent to Camp Beale, California within the next week. From there he is to receive a 30-day furlough and plans to come to Crescent City immediately thereafter to visit with his parents. Robert has served for two years with the armed forces in Africa and Italy.

Deer hunters warned

Mr. and Mrs. Warren G. Hunter, who bought the old Hobbs, Wall Company’s old logged over holdings in the Mill Creek area and are now living there, are notifying hunters and others that there will be no trespassing on the property. The area is a favorite deer hunting grounds for local nimrods, but the Hunters have stocked the range and do not wish to risk the hazard of promiscuous shooting for their own safety as well as that of their livestock.

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 3, 2015

Rock Creek residents are thankful for support

The People who live in Rock Creek on the South Fork of the Smith River would like to say thank you to hundreds of people.

To: The fire fighting team for keeping the heat on the other side of the river. When the fire kept coming closer the fire fighting team kept their ground allowing the residence of Rock Creek to keep their homes. A special thanks to the aviation team. Watching their large four-engine aircraft swoop down in this narrow canyon was impressive. And to the helicopter pilots who flew through the smoke and flames to drop the water on target.

To: The Del Norte County Search and Rescue for making a house to house visit and explaining to us we needed to get ready to move on short notice.

Yes We Can: 3 challenges to take DN to another level

I have lived and worked in Del Norte County for the better part of 60 years — beginning as a dock boy, then river fishing guide, teacher, coach, sportscaster and two term county supervisor.

Today, more than ever, I feel our community is confronted by challenges that demand our participation if we are to prosper in the years ahead. I see three challenges to reach the goal of taking this community to the next level:

Last Chance Grade

It is not if but when Last Chance Grade, the unstable section of U.S. 101 south of Crescent City, slides into the ocean for the second time. Local Realtor Kurt Stremburg lost his parents in March 1972 when driving up Last Chance, only to find the highway had slid into the ocean, 1,000 feet below.

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