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Yurok executive director dies of heart attack

Fletcher remembered as great Yurok, fisheries advocate 

Troy Fletcher, the Yurok Tribe’s long-time executive director and the tribe’s first fisheries manager, died suddenly of a heart attack Friday evening.

As executive director, Fletcher sowed the seeds that started the tribe’s natural resource protection programs, according to a Yurok Tribe press release. He is also responsible for ending a generations-long conflict between many competing Klamath River interests including farmers, commercial fishermen, a power company, environmental groups and other tribes.

Del Norte Library: Brand new board “will be tutored”

Amid an air of public confusion all four board seats were replaced with new members Friday at the Friends of The Del Norte Library’s annual membership meeting.

Settlement with Sutter

The land on Washington Boulevard that Sutter Coast Hospital was built on was donated by Sonny Hussey over 20 years ago. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Hussey lawsuit settled, specifics not yet released 

Beverley Hussey has settled her lawsuit against parent company Sutter Health over plans to slash the number of beds at Crescent City’s Sutter Coast Hospital.

True North holds immigration summit

Israel De Luna, of Smith River, was among two dozen or so Del Norters to come down for Saturday’s immigration summit in Eureka.
 Scores of community members from Tribal lands, Del Norte, and Humboldt counties converged Saturday afternoon at an immigration summit held in Eureka by the True North Organizing Network.

“Great Spirit of Life, here we have gathered your diverse people,” said Rev. Bryan Jessup of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside, among opening remarks at the summit’s press conference.

Among those present were at least 16 community members from Del Norte, dozens from Humboldt, and representatives of Hoopa, Yurok, Wiyot, and Karuk Tribes.

Electronic voting machines leased

Annual cost of $110k gives county upgrade flexibility, clerk/recorder says 

The county will lease almost two dozen new voting machines as part of a statewide effort to improve election administration and enhance accessibility for voters. 

Library boosters board resigns

The Friends of the Del Norte Library went seeking new board members at its annual meeting Friday night when all four officers announced their resignation en masse. 

“It’s not out of meanness,” said President Charlie Wick, prior to the meeting. “Our secretary has gotten ill. I’ve taken another job. (Treasurer) Kelley (Nolan) has a new grandchild.” 

Tubes to measure traffic are deployed

What’s up with all the black-tube traffic-monitors running across the streets of Crescent City and out in the county?


4th graders can get free tree permit

Ranger stations on the Six Rivers National Forest will begin issuing free Christmas tree permits to any fourth grader who inquires on Monday.

Emergency dispatch call logs, Nov. 18 & 19

Excerpts from the Del Norte County emergency dispatch call logs Nov. 18 & 19:

Wednesday, November 18

At 12:58 a.m., caller reports an attempted shoplifting at a business on the 900 block of East Washington Boulevard.

At 8:17 a.m., caller says there are unauthorized residents at his rental property on the 800 block of Wendell Street.

News of Record, Nov. 13-19

Del Norte County Superior Court felony and misdemeanor sentencings for the week of Nov.13–19 include:

Stephen James Hale, 24, Crescent City, was sentenced to 3 years probation, 365 days in jail and fined $570 for two counts of burglary. 

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