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Temps cool wildfire battles

Good weather and hard work made for a productive couple of days battling wildfires in Northern California and Southern Oregon. 

A nearly 10-acre wildfire in the Bluff Creek drainage near the border of southeast Del Norte County was expected to be fully contained by Saturday night, just as larger wildfires in Northern California and Southern Oregon were also slowed by favorable weather.


News of Record Sept. 12–18, 2014

These are the misdemeanor and felony sentencings provided by the Del Norte County Superior Court for the dates of Sept. 12–18:

Robert Buck Green, 61, Crescent City, was sentenced to three years probation and fined $833 for wet and reckless driving.

Dale Eugene Bowdish, 51, Crescent City, was sentenced to one day in jail and three years of probation and fined $671 for theft/larceny. 


Warm & Welcoming

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Crescent City resident Patree Sheid says the kitchen is her favorite room in her home, which she opens to travelers as a bed and breakfast. Del Norte Triplicate / Melea Burke
Patree Sheid doesn’t have to leave her Douglas Street home to connect with the world; the world comes to her.

Sheid said she has offered a soft bed, a sourdough pizza and a tour through the redwoods to travelers from every continent except Antarctica. At the height of the summer travel season, Sheid made pizza nearly every night, but since she loves to entertain, she’s happy to do it.


Feds double flows to Klamath

Parasite found in salmon prompts sudden increase 

After a deadly parasite that killed nearly 70,000 Klamath salmon in 2002 was detected in Lower Klamath River salmon Monday, a federal agency increased flows from a reservoir on the Trinity River, the Klamath’s largest tributary, to flush out the parasite.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation doubled the flows from the Trinity River reservoir, Trinity Lake, on Tuesday and said it will keep the flows up for seven days to prevent the spread of Ich (pronounced “ick”), a common name for the non-native parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis and the disease that it causes. 


Four men sought in Monday shooting

A house party went awry Monday night when a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg following a scuffle outside a residence, Crescent City Police officials say.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, but the police department says it is looking for four suspects described as males in their late teens or early 20s in a white four-door sedan.


RV park renovation will start in October

Construction at Shoreline RV Park will soon be underway.

After a presentation and discussion at Monday’s City Council meeting in which McLennan Excavation Inc. was awarded a contract for the renovations, construction at the city-owned Shoreline RV Park will begin in early October as required by a grant received for the project. 


Free emergency training offered

Del Norte County will be offering free Community Emergency Response Team classes for interested Del Norte residents for three days in November. 


Pounding the Parkway

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Darcy Jo Glore, front, and Allan Sindelar run through a forested stretch of the 5K at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Runners of all ages take advantage of road closure in half-marathon and 5K races 

The first-ever Run in the Redwoods drew 75 participants to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to take advantage of Newton B. Drury Parkway’s closure on Saturday for 5K and half-marathon races.

“It is a fundraiser to do some trail improvement here, but it is also an opportunity just to get people out into the parks and realize that we have fantastic public land to support,” said Cathy Bonser, executive director of the Redwood Parks Association. “Every year the parkway is closed to vehicles on this day, and we encourage hikers and bikers to come out. We thought, ‘Why not have runners, too?’ This was a good way to publicize that.”


College of the Redwoods president to retire in 2015

College of the Redwoods President Kathy Smith announced Monday that she plans to retire when her contract is up at the end of June 2015.

In an email to college staff on Friday afternoon, followed by a Monday morning press release, Smith said that she had informed the Board of Trustees last week that she will retire at the end of June, the end of her three-year contract, in order to visit family and travel. She started as president in 2012.

 


Attemped murder charge after fight

A dispute early Sunday morning at a local campground turned violent, resulting in three arrests, including one on an attempted murder charge, after a 49-year-old male was rushed to the hospital following an alleged blow to the head from a flashlight, according to Del Norte County Sheriff officials.


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