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Taking a whack at weed grows

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A member of the California National Guard Counterdrug Unit surveys a hoop house at a grow site near Weitchipec where Operation Yurok confiscated 1,036 marijuana plants as part of a two-week raid that has netted 50,000 total plants. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Operation Yurok, a multi-agency operation to eradicate large marijuana grows within the Yurok Reservation and adjacent lands in Humboldt County, continues this week and has already reached its stated goal to confiscate and destroy three times the number of pot plants as it did in its first year in 2014.


Survey: Local voters value honesty

85% find at least some agreement with their supervisor

Honesty trumps knowledge of the issues for local voters deciding whom to support in elections, according to a recent survey conducted by LifeStyles Research Company.


Board takes look at its reply

Solid Waste Authority discusses response to Grand Jury with one meeting left

The Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority board took a systematic first look at how it will respond to the Grand Jury’s special report on Tuesday, despite indignant opposition to its placement on the agenda from a commissioner unable to attend this week’s meeting.


State mandates agency county says is unneeded

A state designation that labels Del Norte’s groundwater levels as unsustainable requires the county develop a comprehensive plan to address the issue or pay the consequences, but county officials say the designation is based on flawed science and are looking to fight back.


Rogue trees, ditches, fires meant to halt Operation Yurok ultimately unsuccessful

While the timing of the raids is kept under wraps prior to the start of Operation Yurok, the word gets out when dirt roads become thick with various law enforcement vehicles and a National Guard helicopter can be seen flying over remote areas of the reservation each day.


Celebration, remembrance

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People looking at luminaries, which are dedicated to people who have battled or are currently battling cancer. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 A year ago cancer had robbed Lisa Fintel of her rambunctious toddler. Amira, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, went from a typical 3-year-old who enjoyed playing with her brother to not being able to move due to the cancer treatments she received.


Board to mull jury's report

Solid Waste panelists trade barbs over item's scheduling

The Del Norte County Grand Jury’s oft-disputed special report on the Solid Waste Management Authority is up for discussion at today’s board meeting, though scheduling the matter was not without controversy.


Awaiting decision on Brookings ER

Curry Health Network CEO Ginny Razo has been crossing her fingers until today, when the Oregon Health Authority is expected to make permanent a rule allowing an emergency room in Brookings.


Arcata man ID'd in Fri. fatal wreck

Three people sustained major injuries and one man is dead after a two-vehicle collision shut down U.S. Highway 199 south of the Oregon border for about two hours Friday afternoon.


Police Logs: July 5, 7-12, 2015

Excerpts from the Crescent City Police Department call logs for July 5, which were unavailable with the last set of published logs, and July 7–12:

SATURDAY, JULY 5

At 1:01 a.m., report of a purse stolen from a residence on the 1000 block of K Street earlier in the day.


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