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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.

Time to step up or step down

This really isn’t that hard to fix.

We’re talking about the latest trumped up stalemate the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors are wringing their hands over — who among them should take one of two seats the county has on the Solid Waste Management Authority.

One seat is occupied now by Supervisor Martha McClure. She accepted it as one of the responsibilities granted her by the voters when she sought county office and all its generous benefits.

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.

No evidence of teen dope peddling

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

Chief of Police William Burke and Del Norte Sheriff Harold Scott today put an end to wild rumors that dope peddling was active among local teenagers. After months of expensive investigation not a single bit of evidence was uncovered to support the rumors. Officers did find a few cases of vodka drinking among teenagers and the use of a mild patent medicine that had a “kick,” but nothing more.  

Sutter’s profiteers cause for dismissal

In follow up to the excellent headline article regarding Sutter Coast Hospital’s multimillion dollar profits, published Oct. 1 in the Del Norte Triplicate, please consider the following: 

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.

Pages of History: Brookings-Harbor want ads

Notice: anyone wishing to hot-water treat your lilies at my plant drop me a card with your name and address and number of pounds. I will notify you when ready. Chas. Stanhurst, Brookings, Ore.

For Sale: 1935 Hupmobile 4-door sedan in good condition with heater and 5 good tires. Mrs. E. Brammer, Harbor, Ore.

For Sale: 10 acres 7 miles north of Brookings. Includes 4 acres of virgin lily land, 2 acres of which has been improved with running water, and lots of wood to help pay for place. Price $3500.00. Write Box 3. Brookings, Ore.

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

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