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Church Notebook: Traveling country music ministry concert Sun.

And the rains came.

Some at least, and I hope we’ll have more. Amazing how quickly some things start to green up after just a little bit of the stuff. And Thursday there was a rainbow, too.

Rainbows. Nowhere I have ever lived have I seen rainbows like the ones here. Now lightning? Texas puts on some pretty fantastic exhibits of that — fascinating, unless they happen to arrive accompanying those circling winds that inhabit Tornado Alley. I’m not too crazy about those.

I thought some of my flowering bushes and roses had not made it through, but they are looking better, and there are two red tulips waving by the fence. I have to laugh — that package of bulbs was supposed to be assorted pastels. Guess they had a mind of their own.

 

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Warrior Memories: Cheerleading squad features great athletes

While I was watching a Warrior basketball game a few nights ago an interesting comment was made to me by a cheerleader from the past during the halftime performance of the cheerleading squads of both schools.

The athletic ability of the boys and girls of both squads was outstanding. 

The comment was just that cheerleading should be a sport. 

This brought to mind the tremendous changes that have taken place since my days as a Warrior. At that time a cheerleading squad consisted of three or four girls and on some occasions a boy.

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Letters to the Editor Feb. 8, 2014

Solid Waste Authority doesn’t need to be fixed

After reading Adam Spencer’s article in the Feb. 1 Triplicate, “Solid waste views heard,” concerning the solid waste issue, I decided to include my views on the matter.

First of all, I decided to read the article keeping an open mind and looking for reasons to privatize the Del Norte Solid Waste Agency. I can honestly say that I could not find one.

As it has been said many times before, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Carl Addington,

Crescent City

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Did you know?: Black history: FM radio comes to Del Norte

February is Black History Month, a month when the media will highlight the accomplishments of many black leaders nationwide. What does that have to do with Crescent City, where the black population is minuscule?

As it turns out, plenty. Without the aid and assistance of one black family here you would not be listening to local radio as you know it.

It all began in February 1980. KCRE-AM, our daytime-only station, had been on the air less than a year. It had a great lineup of local personalities like Jerry Yarberry, Dave Angell, Sue Williams and our Traffic Director Dee Mattz, but having a daytime station was not ideal when going up against the local powerhouse KPOD-AM, which could be on the air around the clock. Something had to be done if the station was going to survive.

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Pump Room bandits turn out to be kids

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, February 1952.

The long arm of the law reached out through a Crescent City window and came up with two burglars. The arm was that of Police Chief Viggo Hoyer. The window was to the rear of the Pump Room, a taproom which had been burglarized either before or after noon on Tuesday.

It was 4 p.m. the same day. Proprietor Howard Renner was explaining how the burglars entered. He raised the window, just as he had done before his noonday trip to the bank. Hoyer leaned out just in time to catch the two thieves, ages 11 and 12 respectively.

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Letters to the Editor Feb. 6, 2014

Counting Jefferson supporters in DN 

Last night a woman made the comment at the town hall that the signatures obtained in favor of the Declaration for the State of Jefferson represent only 3 percent of the county’s population.

According to the U.S. Census for the year 2012 a total 28,290 individuals resided in Del Norte County (www.quickfacts.census.gov).

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Coastal Voices: Community a 12th man for Warrior football team

As the head football coach, I couldn’t be more excited to represent, and interact with, the outstanding people of this great community.  I am proud and honored to work with our dedicated coaches, and the very finest young people you can find: our hard-working student athletes.  

Our mission is to build on the proud traditions of our program’s past, and continue that development until earning respect state-wide.  Athletics is a proven way to develop young people into successful adults, and we take that opportunity seriously.  Our commitment to the student athletes is matched by parents, teachers, and families.

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Letters to the Editor Feb. 4, 2014

It's my duty to ensure informed decisions

The Del Norte County Board of Supervisors is elected by its constituents to pass and repeal local laws called ordinances. The Board is also tasked with a myriad of responsibilities including levying taxes, collecting taxes, and adopting a fiscally sound budget.

One of the most important roles the Board plays is as a facilitator of discussion and open dialogue relating to issues pertinent to the community it serves. The responsibility to ensure decisions are made with the best available information and with respectful dialogue cannot be overstated.

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Coastal Voices: Seeger, Bonnie Green had a lot in common

I was driving through Klamath on Monday last week when I heard that Pete Seeger had died. I listened as the station played Pete and Bruce Springsteen’s duet on “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” an ode to the dispossessed of  Steinbeck’s Depression-era Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

As the river mist parted, the pages turned back to July of 1997 and I was approaching a podium to give closing argument in Orange County’s North Court in  pro bono defense of Pastor Wylie Drake, who was being criminally prosecuted for housing the homeless in his First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park.

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Letters to the Editor Feb. 1, 2014

Chamber brings attention to great businesspeople

Wow, we’ve come a long way, baby!

The annual Chamber of Commerce dinner was wonderful, one of the best yet, from the perfectly prepared dinner by the chefs at the Tolowa Events Center to the entertaining host Kevin Hartwick.

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