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Triplicate nets eight honors in contest

The Del Norte Triplicate won two first-place awards, four second-place awards, and two honorable mentions in the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s statewide 2014 Better Newspapers Contest.

Request for no flowers at cemeteries till holiday

In preparation for Memorial Day, Wier’s Mortuary asks that no flowers be placed after Wednesday at the Del Norte County Veterans Cemetery, the International Order of Odd Fellows Memorial Cemetery, Masonic and St. Joseph Catholic cemeteries.

Unpopular fire fee funds firebreak

By Aaron West

Triplicate staff writer

A Cal Fire defensible space project that aims to help protect Hiouchi from wildfires is currently underway, marking the first fire fee-funded project in Del Norte since the controversial SRA fire prevention program was implemented in 2012.

New competition: Rodeo queens

Denisha Thomas, 17, makes an appearance on stage at the first-ever Del Norte County Rodeo Queen competition. Thomas, who is secretary for the Del Norte Future Farmers of America chapter, received the crown for the senior division Friday.
 Denisha Thomas, 17, wins senior division; Madison Douglas, 12, wins junior division 

Denisha Thomas was in a bind.

It was three weeks until the Del Norte County Rodeo Court tryouts, and in the middle of a rehearsal the 17-year-old’s horse Lakota came up lame.

“I took her to the vet’s, and he said I couldn’t ride her,” she said Friday.

Regional publisher to lead Triplicate and Pilot

 Western Communications, the owner of the Curry Coastal Pilot in Brookings and the Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City, is changing the organizational structure of both newspapers.

John Costa, president of Western, said, “We believe that the service of both newspapers to their communities will be enhanced with a regionalized structure, taking advantage of the combined strengths of both organizations.” 

Emergency Services taking grant requests

The Del Norte County Office of Emergency Services is taking requests from local agencies for 2015 expenditures that could be funded through the new round of grants that are usually awarded in August.

Sheriffs Logs May 9, 2015

Here are excerpts from the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office call logs for May 1–7:

Friday, May 1

• At 2:12 p.m., subject brought her niece into the lobby to report she believes the girl’s father’s girlfriend hit her.

Police Logs May 9, 2015

Here are excerpts from the Crescent City Police Department call logs for May 1–7.

Friday, May 1

• At 5:22 a.m., a report of a camera being stolen from a residence on the 600 block of Pacific Avenue.

Spring Festival schedule of events

Carnival: 3–10 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 and are available at the fair office.

Spring craft show: 5–8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in the main building


New festival springs to life

Workers set up a ride at the fairgrounds on Wednesday in preparation for the Del Norte County Spring Festival. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Freshly funded, fair launches May event 

A few short months after Del Norters passed Measure F, the fairgrounds will buzz with carnival rides, live music and fireworks in a new multi-day event. Crafters will sell their wares, kids will bring their goats, pigs, sheep and steers, and local girls will be crowned rodeo queen at the Del Norte County Spring Festival. 

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