A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter lands at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds Wednesday as part of an emergency responders training day. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
The Del Norte County Fairgrounds were packed with emergency equipment ranging from squad cars to fire trucks and helicopters on Wednesday as representatives from nine different agencies involved with mitigating emergencies and disasters in the county met to take stock of all the resources that are available in such situations.
The Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority made big strides this week toward hiring an executive director after 21 months of staff being spread thin, a pileup of undone tasks and no decisive word on what direction the board would take to address the issues.
A U.S. Coast Guard medevac operation rescued a 33-year-old crewmember of a 376-foot commercial fishing vessel 30 miles off the coast of Crescent City Tuesday evening after the man lost consciousness and was suffering from chest pain, according to the Coast Guard.
Anticipating another season of low flows, Humboldt County requested this week that its 50,000 acre feet of water be released into the Trinity River this year, per a 60-year-old water rights agreement that the U.S. Department of the Interior upheld as legitimate at the end of last year.
James Bavin of Arcata powered his was through the five-mile race in a time of 57:46 to win the first ever Noll Stand Up Paddle Board Race.
17 stand up paddlers, one kayaker participate in Rhyn Noll’s new competition
The first ever Noll Stand Up Paddle Board Race was greeted with sunny skies and calm water on Saturday morning as the event kicked off with a 5-mile paddle from Garth’s Beach to South Beach along the Crescent City coast.
“We really couldn’t have asked for a better day for it than that,” said Rhyn Noll, who organized and participated in the race. “The ocean was calm and the sun was out — we all got a little bit burnt on Saturday.”