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Long day for cops ends without arrest

A report of an alleged kidnapping and rape of a 21-year-old woman Monday afternoon may have been fabricated, according to the Crescent City Police Department, but law enforcement crews from three agencies spent almost six hours and paid overtime to several responding deputies in the effort to arrest a male suspect who was later released.

Town Hall meeting on Transition Del Norte

A town hall meeting to talk about Transition Del Norte, a movement to create a resilient, self-reliant community in Del Norte County in terms of food, energy and other necessities, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Crescent Fire Protection District building, 255 W. Washington Blvd., Crescent City.

Writer’s conference draws large crowd at college

Left to right: College of the Redwoods English Professor Ken Letko and writers Stella Pope Duarte and Nancy Ellen Dodd at the North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference last weekend. Submitted photo by Hannah Thorpe, Northern Exposures Photography
The crowd at the Friday night panel of the North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference almost filled the library at College of the Redwoods, Del Norte. English Professor Ken Letko welcomed all present and thanked the numerous conference sponsors. Letko then introduced the participating writers: Stella Pope Duarte, Nancy Ellen Dodd, Lawson Fusao Inada and Scott Michael Carter and publisher Kim Wyatt. 

Car veers off Hwy 199, minor injury

A 67-year-old woman suffered minor injuries Monday after driving her car off the road on U.S. Highway 199 south of Patrick’s Creek, according to a California Highway Patrol news release.

'Breaking Barriers'

Rene Quintana guides Michelle Larson to the piñata during the first annual Disability Pride Day. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
DN, Humboldt locals celebrate all abilities at barbecue 

Dennis Mendes and Matthew Bailey live on opposite sides of the region. Bailey is a Del Norter and Mendes is from Redway in southern Humboldt. 

Both went head-to-head in a game of horseshoes at the Disability Pride Day barbecue at Florence Keller Park on Friday. With attendance near 200 people, the first-ever event brought those with disabilities and those who care for them together with folks lucky enough not to have a disability.

Airport project wins long-awaited grants

FAA funds to pay for land, construction and wetlands rehab  

Del Norte County Regional Airport is inching ever closer to beginning long-awaited construction on its federally-mandated Runway Safety Area project, thanks in part to recently-awarded federal grants.

Police get new crime tip line

Concerned residents will now have another option to report crime tips to the Crescent City Police Department that could pay out bigger dividends.

The Crescent City Council approved a contract with WeTip Inc., a national nonprofit crime tip line, during Tuesday’s  council meeting.

Temps cool wildfire battles

Good weather and hard work made for a productive couple of days battling wildfires in Northern California and Southern Oregon. 

A nearly 10-acre wildfire in the Bluff Creek drainage near the border of southeast Del Norte County was expected to be fully contained by Saturday night, just as larger wildfires in Northern California and Southern Oregon were also slowed by favorable weather.

News of Record Sept. 12–18, 2014

These are the misdemeanor and felony sentencings provided by the Del Norte County Superior Court for the dates of Sept. 12–18:

Robert Buck Green, 61, Crescent City, was sentenced to three years probation and fined $833 for wet and reckless driving.

Dale Eugene Bowdish, 51, Crescent City, was sentenced to one day in jail and three years of probation and fined $671 for theft/larceny. 

Warm & Welcoming

Crescent City resident Patree Sheid says the kitchen is her favorite room in her home, which she opens to travelers as a bed and breakfast. Del Norte Triplicate / Melea Burke
Patree Sheid doesn’t have to leave her Douglas Street home to connect with the world; the world comes to her.

Sheid said she has offered a soft bed, a sourdough pizza and a tour through the redwoods to travelers from every continent except Antarctica. At the height of the summer travel season, Sheid made pizza nearly every night, but since she loves to entertain, she’s happy to do it.

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