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Pages of History: Lieutenant in WAC now

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, May 1945:

The War Department today announced the promotion of Barbara C. Ward, Women’s Army Corps, to the rank of first lieutenant at the Third WAC training center in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Lt. Ward is serving as a company officer in the Enlisted Women’s Technician School.


Coastal Voices: To new grads: Myths you were taught in school

This is meant for all of you who are graduating from high school. Graduation time is here. It’s a time for new beginnings for those students graduating from our Del Norte schools. It’s a period when the graduates decide what path they want to take to get to their future. They will be inundated with all kinds of advice from their teachers, parents and friends. A lot of that advice will be just plain wrong. It’s the myths that many people have considered gospel, but in my mind are just plain myths.


Letters to the Editor, May 28, 2015

We need more of the right type of farms

I’d like to comment on Joan Miles’ May 12 Senior Sleuth column (“Howard: Preserving a way of life for future”) in which County Supervisor Chris Howard said, “We need more farms in Del Norte.” For sure! But what type of farm is equally important.


Letters to the Editor, May 26, 2015

To county: Consider pot’s harm before legalization

An open letter to the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors: 

Before considering legalization of recreational smoked marijuana, this might be a good time to think a little harder about the long-term consequences.


Coastal Voices: Also honor those who protect freedoms here

 Sometimes the muse calls from different places — the channel markers and sea lions, your back pages or in this case, an old song by some men I met long ago in East Los Angeles, a community and people that seem so familiar this evening. Penned by David Hidalgo and Louis Perez, two-fifths of Los Lobos, I listened to words that seemed so poignant:


Letters to the Editor, May 23, 2015

Mom, family of Dante thank those helping to bring justice

On Sunday, May 3, I made a decision no mother should ever have to make — to turn off the life support system of her child.


Pages of History: Watch your parking

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

The reconstructed Crescent City Police force was up to full strength this week and functioning smoothly, it was announced yesterday by Chief William Burke.


Letters to the Editor, May 21, 2015

Nonbelievers shouldn’t get worked up about use of ‘God’

Diana Clark’s letter (“Newsflash: No religious test to be citizen of U.S.,” May 14) brings to my mind the seemingly innumerable hours people have spent arguing over what should and should not be posted on public buildings. Most of the time this involves the use of the word “God” or the Ten Commandments being posted on courtroom walls. 


Letters to the Editor May 19, 2015

Separation of church, state not in Constitution

In response to Diana Clark’s letter in the May 14 Triplicate (“Newsflash: No religious test to be citizen of U.S.”), of course there is no religious test to be a U.S. citizen, nor, as far as I know, has anybody suggested there is or should be. 


Coastal Voices: Fairgrounds vote shows how we help each other

Del Norte County is nothing if not diverse.

Our community features an incredible array of individuals: from farmers, fishermen, correctional officers and officer workers to retirees and young people just starting out in the world. All call Del Norte County home. They bring different backgrounds, different cultures and different trains of thought to our community every day.


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