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Coastal Voices: C.A.N. could use your help to help others

Most readers of the Triplicate know about the Community Assistance Network (C.A.N.) because it has been around since 1995, providing food, clothes and other types of assistance to people in need. For those of you who’ve never heard of C.A.N., we are a Christian-oriented charity supported mostly by local churches and local individual donors. We no longer accept federal funding.

Letters to the Editor, July 25, 2015

Do more to beautify town, make it easier to get around

I must concur with Mr. Gitlin. Our town is in dire need of sprucing up.

Pages of History: Honoring fighting sons

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, July 1945:

​The people of the Klamath section are justly proud of their sons and daughters who are in the Armed Services of their country and are planning the erection of a permanent honor roll as a lasting tribute to these heroes of World War II. Few other localities can boast of a greater contribution, and already three of Klamath’s valiant fighting men — Frank Isles Jr., Wayne A. Larson and Floyd Pilgrim — have made the supreme sacrifice.

Letters to the Editor, July 23, 2015

Many people made ’85 reunion a success

On July 3, the Del Norte High School Class of 1985 held their 30 year class reunion. It was a funfilled evening with lots of laughter, stories and a few tears. The event was a huge success, thanks to many hours of hard work from members of the class.

Coastal Voices: Faith restored by stranger's help

There are still heroes in our midsts, folks. I met one on July 6th that has restored my faith in the kindness of strangers, so please let me tell you the story so that you can also share in the blessing of this kind stranger that helped on this date.

Letters to the Editor, July 18, 2015

C.A.N. thanks community for supporting fundraiser

The Community Assistance Network (C.A.N.) food bank would like to express its gratitude to all the people who made our Fourth of July fireworks fundraiser such a great success. Special appreciation goes to all the members of the public who purchased fireworks at our booth, enabling us to continue feeding the hungry of Crescent City and Del Norte County. A huge thanks goes to Pastor Brett Wells and Faith Christian Center of Smith River for donating their deluxe fireworks booth to C.A.N. and for co-laboring with us at the booth this year, and for giving us the opportunity to continue this fundraiser for years to come. We’re also enormously grateful to Two Guys, who loaned us the use of a flatbed truck; to Cliff Coulton for letting us borrow his truck and trailer and to Ace hardware for generously letting us use their parking lot and facilities. Last but not least, we’d like to thank the many C.A.N. volunteers who gave of their time and labor to sell fireworks and to set up and break down the booth. And, naturally, we thank God, from whom all blessings flow.

Pages of History: Coast redwoods not largest nor oldest

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, July 1965:

​Don’t feel badly if you think the coast redwoods are the oldest, largest, or slowest growing trees, for although you are wrong, you have plenty of company.

Editorial Cartoon, July 16, 2015

Otto Hinckelman

Letters to the Editor, July 16, 2015

Huffman: Balanced pace to Last Chance bypass

I read with interest Supervisor Roger Gitlin’s concerns about the progress of the Last Change Grade project under consideration by Caltrans (“Coastal Voices: Last Chance moving faster than solutions,” July 9). Mr. Gitlin’s voice is welcome in the process, both in the press and in Caltrans’ public process that is running parallel to the process undertaken by the Last Chance Grade Stakeholder group. I convened this group with urgency in mind; there is little doubt that Last Chance Grade will fail, sooner or later.

Coastal Voices: Right time for river protection from mining

Big time mining could change the face of some of our most iconic local rivers.  In Oregon, large mines have been proposed for years in the Rough and Ready Creek area and now a foreign mining corporation proposes test drilling for nickel in the beautiful headwater area of Baldface Creek in the North Fork Smith River, and in the North Fork Pistol River and Hunter Creek watersheds in the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest. 

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