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Coastal Voices: Faith restored by stranger's help

There are still heroes in our midsts, folks. I met one on July 6th that has restored my faith in the kindness of strangers, so please let me tell you the story so that you can also share in the blessing of this kind stranger that helped on this date.

Letters to the Editor, July 18, 2015

C.A.N. thanks community for supporting fundraiser

The Community Assistance Network (C.A.N.) food bank would like to express its gratitude to all the people who made our Fourth of July fireworks fundraiser such a great success. Special appreciation goes to all the members of the public who purchased fireworks at our booth, enabling us to continue feeding the hungry of Crescent City and Del Norte County. A huge thanks goes to Pastor Brett Wells and Faith Christian Center of Smith River for donating their deluxe fireworks booth to C.A.N. and for co-laboring with us at the booth this year, and for giving us the opportunity to continue this fundraiser for years to come. We’re also enormously grateful to Two Guys, who loaned us the use of a flatbed truck; to Cliff Coulton for letting us borrow his truck and trailer and to Ace hardware for generously letting us use their parking lot and facilities. Last but not least, we’d like to thank the many C.A.N. volunteers who gave of their time and labor to sell fireworks and to set up and break down the booth. And, naturally, we thank God, from whom all blessings flow.

Pages of History: Coast redwoods not largest nor oldest

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, July 1965:

​Don’t feel badly if you think the coast redwoods are the oldest, largest, or slowest growing trees, for although you are wrong, you have plenty of company.

Editorial Cartoon, July 16, 2015

Otto Hinckelman

Letters to the Editor, July 16, 2015

Huffman: Balanced pace to Last Chance bypass

I read with interest Supervisor Roger Gitlin’s concerns about the progress of the Last Change Grade project under consideration by Caltrans (“Coastal Voices: Last Chance moving faster than solutions,” July 9). Mr. Gitlin’s voice is welcome in the process, both in the press and in Caltrans’ public process that is running parallel to the process undertaken by the Last Chance Grade Stakeholder group. I convened this group with urgency in mind; there is little doubt that Last Chance Grade will fail, sooner or later.

Coastal Voices: Right time for river protection from mining

Big time mining could change the face of some of our most iconic local rivers.  In Oregon, large mines have been proposed for years in the Rough and Ready Creek area and now a foreign mining corporation proposes test drilling for nickel in the beautiful headwater area of Baldface Creek in the North Fork Smith River, and in the North Fork Pistol River and Hunter Creek watersheds in the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest. 

Letters to the Editor, July 14, 2015

Poking holes in critique of of Berkowitz' ad 

In her hole-poking Coastal Voices titled “Anti-Grand Jury ad full of holes” (July 11), Elizabeth Henry assails Bob Berkowitz’ ad as she attempts to nullify the points Mr. Berkowitz develops in his ad regarding the “Grand Jury run amok” (June 25). Owing to the 400-word limit of letters to the editor, I shall confine my response to two points that she raises.

Letters to the Editor, July 11, 2015

Facts don't support jury recommendation

Lately you’ve seen evidence where the 2014–15 Grand Jury attempted to shred the reputations of elected officials and at least one civilian based on no factual evidence.

Coastal Voices: Anti-Grand Jury ad full of holes

Full page ads like the one from political consultant Bob Berkowitz criticizing the Grand Jury report in the June 25 Triplicate cost $1,612.50, but his ad is not worth the paper it was printed on. It is based on distortion and innuendo. It doesn't add anything to an informed discussion of the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority and denigrates the local citizens who devoted a year to researching and writing a comprehensive report. Jurors take an oath of secrecy, which is binding for life, so they are not able to respond to his specious claims, and Berkowitz uses this to his advantage throughout the ad. While Berkowitz is quick to claim that he is a patriot and a conservative, he has no qualms about discrediting a historic institution which was discussed by the framers of the Constitution and included in the Fifth Amendment. 

Pages of History: Ouch, that had to hurt

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, July 1955:

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