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Frozen Food

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Vita Cucina owners Devon and Michelle Morgante enjoy the view from atop Observation Hill at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Submitted
Michelle and Devon Morgante were still on the ice when they found out they were going to be parents.

It was their second stay at McMurdo Station, Antarctica’s largest community, feeding up to 1,200 researchers, scientists and support staff. Winter was about to set in, and even though there was no obstetrician, the Morgantes decided to stay.


City’s grants pile up

$2 million awarded from source that denied county 

Crescent City is being awarded grants faster than it can spend them.

Barely 24 hours after a City Council discussion about how the city can’t dole out all the money it’s been awarded from its 2010 and 2012 CDBG grants until certain other funds those grants are tied to are spent, it was awarded a new CDBG grant for 2014.


County’s forest roads prioritized

The nearly nine-year process of developing a new motorized vehicle map for Smith River National Recreation Area, including the controversial closing of some old mining roads, is almost complete, but not before Del Norte County gets one more chomp at it.


All God's Creatures

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Father David Shewmaker visits with a church member at Saturday’s Blessing of the Animals in honor of the Feast of St. Francis. Del Norte Triplicate / Melea Burke
“All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing ... Let all things their Creator bless, and worship him in humbleness.”

A soft chorus of voices rang out under a clear blue sky, the perfect day for an outdoor observation of the Feast of St. Francis with an animal blessing, a long-standing Catholic tradition modeled after St. Francis of Assisi’s teachings that all creatures are truly God’s children. On Saturday afternoon, spiritual leaders from three denominations led a group of the faithful in giving thanks to God for the animals that bless human lives in so many ways.


Public services funding woes

County loses millions relied on for senior center, CASA 

The county was recently denied a multimillion dollar grant it depends on for public infrastructure and service projects.

The $2 million Community Development Block Grant, which the county applies for every year or two, depending on if the previous year’s award was spent, and is regularly awarded, won’t be part of the funds that go toward this year’s projects and services benefitting low- to moderate-income families — what the CDBG grant is designed for.


Beach access to improve

Grant to fund Beachfront Park beach access work 

A Coastal Conservancy grant awarded to the city last week will fund beach access facilities.

The $125,000 grant, which was awarded when city representatives traveled to a Coastal Conservancy meeting in Ferndale on Thursday, will go toward funding beach access improvements in popular Beachfront Park that include a new stairway and a ramp and are set to be installed next year.

 


Teens record brutal attacks

Girls gang up on victims; DA pursuing more arrests 

A 14-year-old girl was arrested at Del Norte High School on Wednesday and more arrests are pending in connection with attacks against two other students last week. 

Other girls filmed the attacks and sent the recordings to students, said A.C. Field, chief investigator for the DA’s Office.


Drop off hazardous waste for free

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A transfer station worker unloads paint cans and other hazardous waste items at a previous collection event. Submitted
Got trash you can’t dispose of in your regular garbage? Today is your chance to dispose of hazardous waste at the Del Norte County Transfer Station.    


News of Record Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, 2014

These are the misdemeanor and felony sentencings provided by the Del Norte County Superior Court for the dates of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2:

Kimberly Ann Lourenzo, 48, Crescent City, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years of probation and fined $2,602 for driving under the influence of .08 or higher blood alcohol content.


Two charged in masked burglary

Crescent City Police arrested two men in connection with a burglary-in-progress at Puff-n-Stuff early Friday morning.


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