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No fireworks in nat. forests

As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, Six Rivers National Forest Supervisor Merv George Jr. reminds all forest visitors that the use of all fireworks, including California’s “Safe and Sane” fireworks, and other pyrotechnic devices is prohibited on all national forests and national grasslands, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. Regulations are strictly enforced to protect resources, George said.
The fire danger is expected to remain high with above-normal temperatures forecast for the holiday weekend and into next week.

Explosive fundraising

Ghada Payton-Nathaile Stanford, 5, and Serenity Hurd, 7, pose outside the Tsunami All-Stars fireworks booth. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Pyrotechnics sales are a major source of money for some local organizations

Pyro Spectaculars’ annual display may take center stage on the night of the Fourth, but sparks explode on Crescent City’s streets long before, during and after the official show, thanks to the numerous fireworks booths in town.

Feds block mining claims

Proposed mineral withdrawal in N. Fork Smith basin. Pink: Red Flat Nickel Corp.'s mining claims in N. Fork Smith Watershed. Bureau of Land Management / Friends of the Kalmiopsis
 N. Fork Smith, regional rivers receive protection

Dealing a huge blow to mining proposals in the North Fork Smith River basin the Bureau of Land Management on Monday issued a two-year ban on new mining claims in areas of southwest Oregon targeted for nickel and other valuable metals.

Heat from east creeps into Del Norte

Coast remains cool as inland temperatures soar

The summer heat is here in force as the National Weather Service in Eureka issued a heat advisory, that is mainly focused on inland valleys in Humboldt and Trinity Counties, but does dip into the eastern portion of Del Norte.

Juvenile objects to protection from ex-coach on trial

The 17-year-old alleged victim in a molestation case stood up in court Wednesday and objected to the criminal protective order issued to keep an ex-high school cheerleading coach away from him.

Rancheria gets grant for motel cleanup

Elk Valley awarded $352,000 to revitalize Ocean Way, Wagon Wheel

Two run-down Del Norte County motels will be transformed into something else at the hand of the Elk Valley Rancheria, which was recently granted federal dollars for the task.  

Bill to ban offshore drilling advances

A bill that would ban any new drilling off the California Coast was approved by the State Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee 7-2 on Monday, sending the bill to the Assembly floor for final approval.

A history told in tiles

The newest Munger mural will feature each of the four boats that have been used at Crescent City Harbor by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 08-11. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Fourth largest mural in county pays tribute to Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers

With four boats and a compass rose, Harley and Jill Munger’s latest ceramic mural will celebrate the local Coast Guard Auxiliary, but, they say, it’s a tribute to all the volunteer organizations in our community.

Marijuana legal in Oregon at midnight

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon at midnight, but that doesn’t mean anything goes.

Face time with sheriff, PD chief at monthly lunch

A new monthly program aims to give community members a chance to meet with leaders of local law enforcement and ask questions while munching on sandwiches.

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