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Budding star hosting benefit

Brookings country music singer Jessie Georgen will give a benefit concert at the fairgrounds for the Del Norte High School music program Friday. Submitted
 Proceeds from concert to benefit Del Norte High music

Jessie Goergen, a Brookings native who is making her first country music album in Nashville, will headline a special concert benefitting the Del Norte High School music program.

Goergen performs Friday at the Del Norte County Fair. The concert will be preceded by a tri tip barbecue dinner for those who purchased their tickets in advance.

“This is new territory for the booster club,” said Dan Sedgwick, Del Norte High’s music director. “She’s kind of like a superstar now because of what she’s doing in Nashville, making herself known across the country.”

Goergen is currently working on a six-song EP with country star Gretchen Wilson.

Final weekend for Humboldt fair

Horses tear out of the gate at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds' racetrack. Live racing will be offered at the 119th Humboldt County Fair through Saturday. Courtesy Jose Quezada Photography
 Now in its 119th year, the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale concludes its final weekend with a Bull-O-Rama Thursday featuring a mutton bustin’ contest, bull and bronc riding.

The Bull-O-Rama will also include an animal scramble, sack races a hay bale decorating contest and dummy roping.

A junior livestock auction and barbecue will be held Sunday.

Salmon Fest booms

Elsie McLaughlin-Feliz crowns Dakotarose Scott, 5, as this year's Beautiful Girl Inside and Out at the 53rd annual Klamath Salmon Festival. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
 Yurok celebration 
brings big crowds 

The Gensaws were still cooking even as festival-goers began lining up for their meal.

Cash mob mobs store

Cathy Bauer, a member of Redwood Coast Cash Mob, examines a tie dye shirt at Tie Dye 101 on Saturday. Bauer was one of at least 11 people who visited the store and spent at least $20. Del Norte Triplicate /Jessica Cejnar
 Melissa Caudill knew the mob was coming, but said she didn’t expect the 11 or so people that filtered through her shop around 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

Garage Sale Review: Freak mask and the electric mystery box

This garage sale mask was getting thrown out by its owner’s fiance, who said that it had to go. Del Norte Triplicate / Aaron West
 What’s up, bargain babes? Before we get started on this week’s demented descent into Del Norte County’s yard sale madness machine, I’ve got to fill you in on some sad news that will have a big impact on the Garage Sale Review as you know it.

Births: Parker Adam Friedrich

Parker Adam Friedrich
 Parker Adam Friedrich was born July 10, 2015 in Crescent City. He weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 19 inches. Parker’s parents are Adam and Heather Friedrich. His brother is Sawyer Friedrich. Parker’s grandparents are Rob and Glena Hampson of Crescent City, Linda Mineni and Jim Friedrich of Modesto. His great grandparents are John and Ruthann Hampson of Crescent City. 

Wedding: Taylor, Alvarado

Katherine Taylor and Matt Alvarado
 Katherine Taylor and Matt Alvarado were married on July 25, 2015 in Medford, Oregon.

Wedding: Johnson, Owen

Kylie Clarke Johnson and Kyle James Owen
 Kylie Clarke Johnson and Kyle James Owen were married on July 16, 2015 at the North Stall Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. 

Pipeline Project comes to Klamath

Anna Deavere Smith, playwright and actress, portrays several Yurok tribal members for her one-person play “Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, the California Chapter.”
 Anna Deavere Smith brings her one act play to Yurok Tribal Headquarters 

Anna Deavere Smith’s journey to understand the role race, inequality and poverty plays in the school-to-prison pipeline took her to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Oakland and Stockton.

The actress and playwright spoke with students, teachers, parents, judges, community activists and hundreds of others for her latest work, the Pipeline Project. But traveling to the Yurok Reservation to speak with its residents was like going to a foreign country, she said.

Youth of Del Norte show how they made a difference

Wyatt Singletary, left and John Xiong, of Youth Unmuted, are one of several young adults who spoke of their project at this year’s Showcase. Submitted photo
 100 local youth complete seven-week training academy 

Eighty young adults showed the community what seven weeks of ingenuity and training could do, proving youth is a force to be reckoned with in Del Norte County.

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