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Union members picket at prison

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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.


Letters to the Editor, June 16, 2016

Pool serves wide variety of residents, deserves support

As a regular swimmer at Fred Endert Pool, I was encouraged to read that the City Council voted unanimously for Rural Human Services and to use Community Development Block Grant funds to help offset the operations cost of Fred Enderts Pool. Our public pool is one of our community’s finest treasures but unfortunately it operates at a loss and struggles to get the financial support it deserves. There is no other public facility in this county that serves such a diverse population by providing exercise and promoting healthy living for so many.


Special education: A day at the farm

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Skylar Scarlet takes a spin around the barrels at the Del Norte County Fairís ďA Day at the FarmĒ event on Friday. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Special day at fairgrounds gives students rare experiences with a menagerie of animals 

Natalia Cardenas could barely see over the rim of the three barrels but if she was intimidated, she didn’t show it. 

The 6-year-old special education student from Bess Maxwell Elementary School grasped her steed and raced pell mell around the makeshift show ring with peers, teachers, fairgrounds staff and Del Norte High School teens cheering her on.


Election: Gitlin hints at seeking recount

Unless something changes by 1 p.m. Wednesday it looks more and more like there will be a runoff election come November in the District 1 Del Norte County supervisor’s race.

The runoff would pit top vote-getter incumbent Roger Gitlin against challenger and Crescent City Councilor Kathryn Murray, who collected the second largest number of votes in the three-way race.


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