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Health issues topic of forum

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Despite rumors to the contrary, Del Norte’s congressman said Sunday that Social Security will be solvent through 2033, but changes may be necessary to ensure Medicare remains a viable program.

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Controlled burn of former North Coast Mercantile

Photo courtesy of Debra Wakefield
Local firefighters hone their skills Sunday morning during a controlled burn that razed an old mill at 1131 Highway 101 North. It most recently housed North Coast Mercantile.

 

Jet skiing event makes big splash

Twenty-five riders descend on South Beach for what may become an annual event 

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Stewart Allison launches his jet ski during the Freeride event last weekend on South Beach. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
There were more than just seagulls flying above the waves at South Beach last weekend.

Jet skis rocketed through the air from morning until evening Saturday and Sunday in the first-ever Crescent City Freeride. The unofficial event brought out 25 jet skis.

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1964: Did we actually recover?

 

After the 50th anniversary, reconstruction debate lives on

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In the days following the 1964 tsunami, even some of the still-standing buildings were cleared away to make room for downtown redevelopment. Photo courtesy of the Del Norte County Historical Society
The 50th anniversary observances are over, and the exact half-century mark passed in the dark Thursday night and Friday morning, marked by little other than spring rainstorms.

But the debate lives on regarding how well Crescent City has recovered from the catastrophic tsunami of March 27–28, 1964.

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Mining proposal will be topic of Tuesday meeting

A proposal for a nickel mining operation in the headwaters of the North Fork Smith River and other streams is making its way through the Forest Service review process and will soon be up for public input.

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School Board approves raise for Castle Rock teachers

County education officials on Thursday approved a proposal that would increase the salaries of teachers at Castle Rock Charter School.

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News of Record March 21-27, 2014

Del Norte County Superior Court felony and misdemeanor sentencings for the week of March 21–27 include:

Isreal Moreno, 20, Crescent City, was sentenced to 48 hours in County Jail, three years probation and fined $1,864 for driving under the influence

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Hospital issues takes center stage at Gitlin’s town hall

The controversy over possible downsizing of Sutter Coast Hospital took center stage at a town hall meeting Tuesday hosted by Del Norte County Supervisor Roger Gitlin.

The hospital has proposed converting to Critical Access, a federal designation for rural facilities that brings in higher Medicare reimbursements if there is a cap of 25 inpatient beds, among other conditions.

 

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'Big One' rehearsal

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The county Rec Hall was set up as a Red Cross shelter. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
The tsunami sirens may have caught a few people off guard Wednesday morning, but not Uncharted Shores Academy.

Co-director Shari Smithson led 107 kids up E Street out of the tsunami hazard zone. They rounded the corner at Ninth Street and trooped into an emergency shelter set up at the Del Norte County Recreation Center. Since it was already a “minimum day” today, parents picked their students up at the Rec Center and called it an end to the school day. 

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The lowlanders weren’t in the mood for hike to safety

If there is a frontline in Del Norte’s war on tsunamis, it would have to be Crescent City Harbor.

Not only has the port sustained  more damage from tsunamis than the rest of the county, but those who live and work there have the longest haul to get out of the evacuation zone.

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