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Gasquet Complex wildfires grow to 800 acres

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Gasquet Complex wildfires grow to 800 acres
Roughly 150 fire personnel from across the state are battling several wildfires collectively named the Gasquet Complex, totaling 838 acres in Six Rivers National Forest's Gasquet Ranger District:

• The Coon Fire (225 acres) is the largest of the active fires in the Gasquest Complex. It’s burning an area near Lower Coon Mountain Road about 2 miles northeast of Sand Camp river access on the South Fork of the Smith.
• The Bear Fire (150 acres) is burning about 5.5 miles southeast of Patrick Creek Lodge, near the Bear Basin Butte Lookout and Pierson Cabin. The lookout and cabin have been closed and the occupants evacuated, according to an update from the U.S. Forest Service.
• The Peak Fire (200 acres) is burning 10 miles southeast of Big Flat adjacent to the G-O Road on the north slope of Peak 8.
• The Williams (200 acres) and Summit fires (3 acres) are about 2 miles from the Peak Fire to the north and northwest, respectively.
• The Feeder Fire (80 acres) is currently burning east of the G-O Road about 7 miles southeast of Big Flat.
The fires are 2 percent contained, according to the Forest Service.


Fires light up the region

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An unusually red sunset could be seen Sunday night from Pebble Beach a sign of wildfire smoke in the atmosphere. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Past week's lightning sparked dozens of blazes in 'unprecedented fire event'

Forty fires sparked by lightning strikes in the past week have been reported throughout the Six Rivers National Forest, including nine in Del Norte’s Gasquet Ranger District to make up the Gasquet Complex.


Catastrophe kept in perspective

Read more... Recent publicity over the “really big one,” a quake originating offshore sure to send seas lurching at 700 miles of rattled coastline, has heightened some people’s anxieties about living adjacent to the Cascadia subduction zone, but local experts say the event, while it will be bad, is not likely to be as thoroughly devastating as has been portrayed.


Day to day at the DNSO

While Sheriff Erik Apperson’s 180-day plan included many promises to implement specific programs and policies, he says it is all done with the larger aim of creating a safer community.


Shipwreck's modern legacy? Litigious

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A bounty of $20 double eagle gold coins was resurfaced from the Brother Jonathan. The hand belongs to Doug Privitt, who built the sub, Delta, used for the salvage operation. Intell Free Press
 The sinking of the steamship Brother Jonathan 150 years ago this week has been called the deadliest shipwreck in California waters — only 21 out of more than 200 souls on board survived.


Redwood Hotel Casino cleared for more games

A new intergovernmental agreement signed earlier this week between the Yurok Tribe, Del Norte County and the state will permit the tribe to operate more games at its casino in Klamath.


Call logs, July 19-24, 2015

 Excerpts from the call logs for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the Crescent City Police Department, July 19–24:


News of Record, July 24-31, 2015

These are the misdemeanor and felony sentencings provided by the Del Norte County Superior Court for July 24-31, 2015:


Del Norte's maritime tragedy

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A flower lies on a headstone at the Brother Jonathan Memorial Cemetery in Crescent City. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 The SS Brother Jonathan had arrived in Crescent City.


Supervisors say Gitlin can stay

Aging Agency, businesses asked board to take away posts

County supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting didn’t have the votes to remove District 1 Supervisor Roger Gitlin from an advisory council that some said he’d been causing trouble for, and an hour-long discussion before the vote gave officials an opportunity to express a range of opinions on the issue.


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