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Questions haunt Freese's loved ones

The wait has stretched on for seven months now.

Family and friends of Jordan Freese, 31, of Klamath, have been kept in limbo since he went missing on Nov. 15, leaving few clues as to his whereabouts and many unanswered questions.

“He was brilliant — a man before his time … he was such an incredible person,” said Jordan’s sister Kaitlin Freese. “It is really sad that we don’t get to see him anymore and I don’t get to hear from him. His friends all really miss him, I know that because they message me and they repost things that he had posted on their Facebook. We are all wondering what happened and we are all really worried about him.”

School district, BHC host literacy summit

About 175 community leaders, educators, parents and concerned citizens made the Literacy Symposium the priority on election night, June 7. 

“A major movement took place in Del Norte County in response to a crisis in childhood literacy, as community partners came together to host a Del Norte and Adjacent Tribal Lands Literacy Symposium,” said Nancy Raskauskas-Coons, communications manager of Building Healthy Communities / Del Norte and Adjacent Tribal Lands. 

HCD adopts Quorum proposal

In a 4-1 vote the Del Norte Healthcare District approved a proposal Tuesday from Quorum Health Resources called a “Strategic Positioning Assistance Agreement.” 

Quorum said they promise to help the district develop an analysis of health care needs in the community. For this information Quorum will charge the healthcare district $82,500, plus expenses.

Union members picket at prison

SEIU members at Pelican Bay State Prison protest outside the facility Wednesday. Del Norte Triplicate / Heidi Graham
Union members picketed outside Pelican Bay State Prison on Wednesday afternoon to keep furlough days out of their contract. 

Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000 chanted slogans calling for an increase in pay and other benefits. 

Local 1000 also proposes raising state employees pay 22 percent, according to the union’s website.

Death Notices, June 16, 2016

Mrs. Diana Lynn Hartman (née Brant), 69, of Gasquet, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Hartman was born to Sept. 10, 1946 in Gary, Indiana. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Humane Society of Del Norte Cat Shelter, 821 Elk Valley Road, Crescent City, CA, 95531.

Emergency Dispatch Call Logs, June 13-15, 2016

Excerpts from the call logs for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the Crescent City Police Department, June 13-15:

Monday, June 13

Note: From 5:00 p.m.

At 5:17 p.m., a caller on the 1100 block of U.S. 101 reported her neighbor’s dog bit her daughter but no medical attention was needed.

At 6:09 p.m., a caller on the 400 block of M Street reported a subject was blocking traffic into the store.

Grant money for Klamath coho

The Bureau of Reclamation, NOAA Fisheries, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced that $3.7 million in grant and matching funds are now available to help with the Klamath River Coho Habitat Restoration Program, according to a press release from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

The release said the award will be dispersed through 12 grants from the Klamath River Coho Habitat Restoration Grant Program.

Body of missing swimmer found

The body of a swimmer missing for two months was found at the Mouth of the Klamath River June 8 by a kayaker and recovered by Del Norte County Sheriff’s deputies, Cmdr. Bill Steven said.

OSP arrest man for rape of 15-year-old

A Grants Pass man is in Josephine County Jail facing 14 sex-related charges, stemming from his alleged contact with a 15-year-old female.

Jeffery Handley, 44, of Cave Junction was arrested and booked into the jail on June 10 following an interview with law enforcement at the Forest Park Care Facility in Portland, according to a press release from the Oregon State Police.

Correction, June 16, 2016

Tuesday’s article “Arts for Veterans,” which ran on B1, contained inaccurate information. The Arts for Veterans program is sponsored by the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness.

The Del Norte Triplicate endeavors to accurately report local news events. Errors of fact will be corrected in a timely and appropriate manner. Please notify Editor Robin Fornoff of errors by calling 707-464-2141.

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