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CC woman killed in crash in Bandon

BANDON, Oregon — Karen Barlow, 61, of Crescent City was killed July 15 when the motorcycle she was a passenger on was rear-ended by a pickup truck towing a trailer, according to an article in the Bandon Western World.


Bodies found near plane wreck offshore of Brookings

Dive rescue members Friday morning recovered a second body about 30 feet from the wreckage of the Cessna 172 that crashed into the ocean July 4 about a half-mile from Rainbow Rock northwest of Brookings.

Officials believe they know the identity of the male, but aren’t releasing the information until they can confirm it with the mortuary. Family members of those lost in the wreck have been notified, said Curry County Sheriff John Ward.


Transportation Safety: Off the hook

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Use of emergency call boxes in the county, such as this one on U.S. 101 north of Crescent City, increased 30 percent over last year. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Del Norte has highest per capita call box use in state, and the rate is growing 

Can you hear me now? A redundant question, asked by Tamera Leighton, executive director of the Del Norte Local Transportation Commission (DNLTC), as she periodically checks county call boxes 

Although Del Norte County uses a system that self tests call boxes, Leighton personally checks the call boxes herself.


Transportation Safety: Off the hook

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Use of emergency call boxes in the county, such as this one on U.S. 101 north of Crescent City, increased 30 percent over last year. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Del Norte has highest per capita call box use in state, and the rate is growing 

Can you hear me now? A redundant question, asked by Tamera Leighton, executive director of the Del Norte Local Transportation Commission (DNLTC), as she periodically checks county call boxes 

Although Del Norte County uses a system that self tests call boxes, Leighton personally checks the call boxes herself.


City eyes water tank replacement

Crescent City may do away with its elevated water tower located at Wonder Stump Road and U.S.101, upgrading to a ground level pressure tank system with less risk of sustaining damage during a seismic event.

With Mayor Ron Gastineau absent, Crescent City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday to approve, “in concept, the revised Elevated Tank Seismic Retrofit Project to eliminate the elevated tank and install the ‘pressure control valve’ system, and authorize city staff to submit a grant modification request to reflect this revised scope of work,” according to a council agenda report.


‘Just convert,’ says man with electric ’54 car

To a man named simply Roger, driving an electric car seems like a no-brainer. 

He said he can go 70 miles on a single charge and “unless I’m driving over to Medford or Grants Pass, it has never been a problem and provides me with economical day to day transportation.”


Business weighs closing after burglary

Owners of a  Crescent City business say they are thinking about closing shop because of a recent burglary.

High Tide Vapes at 1329 Northcrest Drive lost more than $8,000 worth of merchandise in the break-in. Owners David and Suzanne Gearhart said they are frustrated with the incident.


Operation Yurok pot raids started

For the fourth straight year the Yurok Public Safety Department, in conjunction with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, started serving search warrants on Monday at large-scale marijuana farms on the reservation and on adjacent tribal lands in an effort called Operation Yurok.

While there is a zero tolerance policy for marijuana on the Yurok Reservation, the Tribe claims the primary goal of Operation Yurok aims to protect the environment.


Emergency Dispatch Call Logs, July 21, 2016

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

Monday, July 18

Note: From 3:34 p.m.

At 3:34 p.m., deputies were called to the 1000 block of Front Street for a man in a verbal argument with himself.

At 4:22 p.m., a caller on the 1200 block of 5th Street reported finding a wallet in the parking lot.

At 4:23 p.m., a caller on the 300 block of Hwy. 101 reported a woman by the road throwing things into the roadway.


Nonprofit leadership award accepting nominations now

Local nonprofits are encouraged to nominate an exceptional local person for the Northern California Association of Nonprofits annual leadership award.


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