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Clarification, June 27, 2015

Due to an editing error, Tuesday’s Triplicate article (“Big effort for tiny plants,” June 23) about the airport’s runway safety project was unclear about what mitigation the state requires for projects within the coastal zone that impact rare, threatened and endangered species. As a rare, native plant, the short-leaved evax must be relocated with an 80 percent success rate, per the California Environmental Quality Act.


Replacement coming soon

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Built in 1948, the 67-year-old George E. Tryon Bridge is the fifth bridge on South Fork Road to be replaced in the past six years. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 'Second Bridge' next on South Fork slated for update

Another bridge over the South Fork Smith River is on its way out. 


County: Balanced budget possible

First draft of 2015-16 budget over by $2.5 million

The preliminary 2015–16 county budget that supervisors approved on Tuesday came complete with a $2.5 million deficit and a promise that the books would be balanced by October.


Station has a month to make up rent

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The doors to the KFUG Radio station will remail open at 270 I Street for at least another month. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
KFUG has been given extra time to avert shutoff

Airwaves sent out from a downtown Crescent City studio may be quieted if the community radio station housed there continues to have trouble making rent.


Big effort for tiny plant

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When dried up and grey, the short-leaved evax is no longer than a thumbnail. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 An infinitesimal herb native to the dunes, plains and scrubs of coastal California is at the root of a large undertaking at the Del Norte Regional Airport, where the federally mandated runway safety project has construction crews advancing onto the plant’s home turf. 


Tourism booming in Del Norte

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Tourists to Del Norte are coming in greater numbers and spending money at attractions like Trees of Mystery. Del Norte Triplicate file photo
 Visitor center visits up 43 percent from 2009 to 2014 

The numbers are in and they're looking good. That's the message the Del Norte Chamber of Commerce Executive Director had for the Board of Supervisors earlier this month, and the Crescent City Council before that.


Crews focus their efforts on SE flank

Fire crews in Oregon are concentrating their efforts on the southern end of the Buckskin Fire, which has been burning near the border of Curry and Josephine counties since June 11.

Resolution urging federal action to protect Smith passes committee

A resolution authored by state Sen. Mike McGuire that formally requests federal action to safeguard unprotected portions of the North Fork Smith River watershed in Oregon — currently threatened by mining exploration proposals — passed an assembly committee on Monday.


New route to understanding

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Yurok Cultural Coordinator James Gensaw explains one of the main exhibits at the Yurok Country Visitor Center, a traditional redwood canoe, crafted in 1968 by Yurok elders Dewey George and Jimmy James, to a visitor on Thursday. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Among the shiny new buildings dotting Klamath Boulevard, as the Yurok Tribe looks to revitalize the town, sits a brand new 3,500-square-foot facility that will serve as a hub, not only for the region’s many tourists, but also tribal members and other local residents.

Sheriff's Logs: June 10 - 16, 2015

Here are excerpts from the Del Norte Sheriff’s Office call logs for June 10-16:

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