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King of the butterflies

A western monarch butterfly samples one of the numerous flowers at the Rusk Ranch Nature Center's Butterfly Pavillion. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Monarchs draw visitors to fund metamorphosis of young Cave Jct. attraction

Summer traffic on U.S. Highway 199 through the Illinois Valley is as relentless as the heat.

Fishing supplier growing business

With red tape cleared, new building under construction

Englund Marine & Industrial Supply Co., a third-generation family company serving commercial and recreational fishermen on the Pacific Northwest coast, turned 71 years old last week, just as the company’s outpost in Crescent City Harbor is building a new, improved and much larger facility.

County agenda: Complaints, fiscal matters

The Board of Supervisors at its meeting today will look at 19 items on the consent agenda, four budget transfers, three regular items, and hear three scheduled presentations.

DNHS to remember Brother Jonathan

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Brother Jonathan, the Del Norte County Historical Society’s museum will offer free admission on Thursday.

Bridge construction running behind

Steady, blinking yellow lights mark the pace for work to replace the George E. Tryon Bridge, where crews of two have been digging at the rock face below with a jackhammer.

Public meetings to discuss mining ban

Two public meetings scheduled for the beginning of September will give people an opportunity to comment in person on a federally proposed five-year ban on new mining claims in southwest Oregon.

Call logs, July 14-18, 2015

Excerpts from the call logs for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the Crescent City Police Department, July 14–18:

The Ich is back

With flows in the bottom 10th percentile on the Klamath this year and water temperatures reaching 75 degrees, conditions are prime for the parasite known as "Ich," which was responsible in 2002 for the largest known fish kill on record, to cause another fish kill this year. Courtesy Thomas Dunklin
 Yurok Tribe reports finding fish infected by the parasite responsible for 2002's fish kill 

A parasite that can be deadly to salmon has returned to the Klamath River, the Yurok Tribe announced Thursday.

Aiming to improve the jail

 In the third part of a continuing series examining Del Norte County Sheriff Erik Apperson’s 180-day plan after his first six months in office, the Triplicate will take a closer look at changes made to the Del Norte County Jail within the past six months and his hopes for revamping the jail in the near future. Other claims examined in Part 3 include Apperson’s promise to start a multi-agency task force aimed at information sharing, the creation of an auxiliary volunteer program, providing training in writing reports from the District Attorney as well as ethics training, and bringing the National Citizens Police Academy to the county. Find Part 1 (“Six months into the job”) and Part 2 (“Sheriff tackles public input") in the Local News section of triplicate.com.


City asks folks to turn down the water

The largest public water supplier in the county, Crescent City, is looking to help locals conserve water to meet a reduction quota mandated by the state to assuage California’s dwindling water supply.

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