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Bar-O escapee returned to custody

A 17-year-old male escapee from Bar-O-Boys Ranch was apprehended without incident 11 a.m. Friday by officers from the Del Norte County Probation Department.

The youth, missing since Tuesday, was walking along the narrow section of U.S. 199 north of Patrick’s Creek when he was apprehended, according to a press release from the Probation Department.


Yurok Tribe sues Resighini Rancheria over fishing dispute

After a years of disputed fishing rights on the lower Klamath River, the Yurok Tribe has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeking to halt what they say is illegal gillnet fishing by members of the Resighini Tribe in the Lower Klamath River.

In the release, the Yurok Tribe said, “they alone maintain federally protected tribal fishing rights in the Lower Klamath River, and that in 1988, Congress enacted the Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Act (HYSA), which partitioned the then existing reservation into two separate reservations for the Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe.”


Emergency Dispatch Call Logs, May 18-20

Excerpts from the call logs for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the Crescent City Police Department, May 18-20:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

Note: From 4:29 p.m.

At 5:19 p.m., caller reports that they are lost near the junkyard on the 1100 block of McNamara Road.

At 5:33 p.m., report of a patient that left through the emergency exit and jumped the fence on the 1200 block of Marshall Street.


Crescent City Council to hold special session

Crescent City Council is meeting 5 p.m., Monday, at the Washington Fire Station, in special session.


Transportation, workforce on HCD agenda Tuesday

The Del Norte Healthcare District will hear a full agenda of presentations Tuesday, ranging from patient transportation, to how the area can train a local-sustainable-medical workforce ready to enter the medical field.


Del Norte jobless rate down 0.9, but ranking drops from 37 to 41

Despite its jobless rate inching down 0.9 percentage points in April from the revised March rate, Del Norte County’s unemployment ranking fell from 37th to 41st among 58 counties statewide, according to the California Employment Development Department.


Road Work, May 21-26

Caltrans has the following road work scheduled for Del Norte County through Thursday:

U.S. 101: Emergency work from 1.6 miles north to 1.6 miles south of South Bank Road will continue. Lane closures will be in effect in both directions at all hours. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slow downs.


News of Record, May 13-19

These are the misdemeanor and felony sentencings provided by the Del Norte County Superior Court for May 13-19, 2016:

Joseph Brown, 30, of Klamath, was sentenced to five days in jail and fined $630 for failure to appear.

Richard Bates, 23, of Crescent City, was sentenced to 120 days in jail for violation of post-release community supervision.


Airport breaks ground

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Project manager Jim Aboytes of Vanir Construction Management, right, points out elements in architectural renderings on display at the groundbreaking for the new airport terminal on Wednesday at Del Norte County Regional Airport. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Speakers celebrate teamwork at ceremony to start work on new terminal 

At the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for a new passenger terminal at Del Norte County Airport, “cooperation” was the buzzword.

There would have been no new terminal without teamwork, was the consensus among speakers at the event. The shovels forced into dirt yesterday were the result of a decade of planning for a redesigned airport that could hold its own against its modern counterparts in other big cities.


Supervisor: Report raises questions about Sutter

Supervisor Chris Howard, at last month’s Board of Supervisors meeting, referred to an article he read in the Sacramento Bee that said Sutter Medical Center, in Sacramento, had the second highest profit, made off patient-care, out of 2,993 acute care hospitals studied in the year 2013.

“Does the profit need to be made on patient-care?” Howard asked. “We are in the Sutter system. This is a Sutter hospital making this large profit off of patient care. We need to ask ourselves, as a community, and as policy makers, what is an acceptable level of profit, when we have such a poor demographic?”


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