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A history told in tiles

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The newest Munger mural will feature each of the four boats that have been used at Crescent City Harbor by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 08-11. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Fourth largest mural in county pays tribute to Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers

With four boats and a compass rose, Harley and Jill Munger’s latest ceramic mural will celebrate the local Coast Guard Auxiliary, but, they say, it’s a tribute to all the volunteer organizations in our community.


Marijuana legal in Oregon at midnight

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon at midnight, but that doesn’t mean anything goes.

Face time with sheriff, PD chief at monthly lunch

A new monthly program aims to give community members a chance to meet with leaders of local law enforcement and ask questions while munching on sandwiches.

Six Rivers OKs project to reduce wildfire threat

A multifaceted 2,750-acre resource management project for Forest Service lands between Gasquet and Big Flat was approved this month that should lessen the threat of wildfires in the area.


Fire crews respond to Gasquet Mtn. fire

A small fire on Gasquet Mountain, reportedly less than ¼ acre, was reported to the Fortuna Interagency Dispatch Center at around 8 p.m. Monday.

C.C. man gets four-year sentence

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Steven Louis Sills
 Last week a Crescent City man was sentenced to four years in state prison for grabbing his wife by the neck and throwing her to the floor.

One call at a time

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Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson Julie Shafer and each of her fellow dispatchers work their shifts alone, handling all emergency calls singlehandedly. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 12-hour shifts without backup plan in case of sickness the norm for five dispatchers 

In a small room crammed between the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the county jail, Del Norters’ emergency calls are answered.


Mining proposal: State asks feds to protect river

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Photo courtesy of Jon Parmentier California lawmakers passed a resolution this week urging federal action to protect the North Fork Smith watershed, including Baldface Creek (pictured here), which could be impacted by runoff from proposed nickel mining. Photo courtesy of Jon Parmentier
 The California Assembly joined the state Senate Thursday in approving a resolution that formally requests federal action to “safeguard” the unprotected portions of the North Fork Smith River in Oregon, an area that has received significant local, state and national attention after a company’s efforts to mine the area were made public in 2012.


County seeks role in elk policy

Local residents and elected officials spoke up at Tuesday’s Del Norte County Board of Supervisors meeting to say they want to be involved before the important decisions are made on a plan being developed to manage a burgeoning elk population. 


Yurok Tribe plans to revamp boulevard

The only constant is change lately on Klamath Boulevard, where the Yurok Tribe opened Redwood Hotel Casino last year, and in the past two months opened a new tribal court building and a new visitor center. Now the tribe is reviewing bids for its latest improvement — the Klamath Gateway Project — which aims to improve the road itself.


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