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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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Huffman sets town hall here

Congressman Jared Huffman, whose North Coast district includes Del Norte, will hold a town hall meeting in Crescent City from  9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Education Resource Center, 400 West Harding St.

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Awards for law enforcement handed out

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Retiring Sgt. Steve Morris, right, gets a Special Recognition Award from Sheriff Dean Wilson. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
The Law Enforcement Administrators in Del Norte (LEADN) held its 20th annual awards ceremony Tuesday.

The event recognizes outstanding achievements from individuals in six law enforcement agencies.

Tuesday’s ceremony began on a somber note. On officers’ badges throughout the Cultural Center were black ribbons.

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Camp hosts sought for Six Rivers campgrounds

Are you looking for an opportunity to spend the summer in the forest on the Smith River, meeting campers in the national forest?

Six River National Forest is looking for volunteers to fill campground host positions this summer in three of the five campgrounds on the Smith River National Recreation Area/Gasquet Ranger District. 

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Briefs March 27, 2014

Supervisor Dist. 1 town hall meeting

A Del Norte County Supervisor District 1 town hall meeting will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds in the Floral Building.

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History surges back on walking tours

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Participants heard firsthand accounts and dramatic descriptions at various stops. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Most who have lived around Crescent City long enough have been schooled on how downtown looks “nothing like it used to” — a nod to the character-changing effect of 30 developed city blocks being erased by the ’64 tsunami in a single night.

But nothing truly puts the fateful night of March 27 into perspective like hearing first-hand accounts and ominous descriptions of the scene while walking the places where it happened.

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Celebration and remembrances

Harbor finally cuts the ribbon on its $54M reconstruction

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Outgoing Harbormaster Richard Young addresses the audience as the ribbon awaits cutting on the harbor reconstruction project. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
The Crescent City Harbor District cut the ribbon Saturday to officially open the first tsunami-resistant marina on the West Coast, celebrating accomplishments that lead to the finished project while acknowledging challenges that lie ahead.

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Report: We can prepare better

Land-use rules suggested for vulnerable coastal areas

A new report says California’s buildings are much less prepared for tsunamis than for other natural disasters and calls for future land use planning in coastal communities to be based on the latest knowledge of tsunami threats.

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News of Record March 14-20, 2014

Del Norte County Superior Court felony and misdemeanor sentencings for the week of March 14-20 include:

• Cory L. Litz, 31, Crescent City, was sentenced to four years in state prison and fined $380 for burglary in the first degree

• Christopher J. Gregory, 28, Crescent City, was sentenced to three years of probation, 30 days in jail, fined $920 and ordered to complete 100 hours of community work service for battery

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County Supervisors hearing today on grants

The Del Norte County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing at 10:45 a.m. today on an application for $1.9 million from the Community Development Block Grant program for various projects and organizations in the community.

In its current form, the bulk of the application covers a $1,088,372 project for waterline and roadway improvements on Fred Haight Drive in the north county area.

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