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Pages of History: Watch your parking

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, May 1955: 

The reconstructed Crescent City Police force was up to full strength this week and functioning smoothly, it was announced yesterday by Chief William Burke.


Letters to the Editor, May 21, 2015

Nonbelievers shouldn’t get worked up about use of ‘God’

Diana Clark’s letter (“Newsflash: No religious test to be citizen of U.S.,” May 14) brings to my mind the seemingly innumerable hours people have spent arguing over what should and should not be posted on public buildings. Most of the time this involves the use of the word “God” or the Ten Commandments being posted on courtroom walls. 


Letters to the Editor May 19, 2015

Separation of church, state not in Constitution

In response to Diana Clark’s letter in the May 14 Triplicate (“Newsflash: No religious test to be citizen of U.S.”), of course there is no religious test to be a U.S. citizen, nor, as far as I know, has anybody suggested there is or should be. 


Coastal Voices: Fairgrounds vote shows how we help each other

Del Norte County is nothing if not diverse.

Our community features an incredible array of individuals: from farmers, fishermen, correctional officers and officer workers to retirees and young people just starting out in the world. All call Del Norte County home. They bring different backgrounds, different cultures and different trains of thought to our community every day.


Letters to the Editor May 16, 2015

No barrier to religion in the public sphere

In response to Diane Blackberry’s letter of May 5 (“Religious beliefs should be unobtrusive in gov’t venues”), I first want to thank the Board of Supervisors for having the backbone to place the phrase “In God We Trust” inside a public building.


Letters to the Editor, May 14, 2015

Newsflash: No religious test to be citizen of U.S.

I am very disappointed in the choice of “motto” that the Board of Supervisors elected to post on the Flynn Center, that being the motto “In God We Trust.” I understood that the Constitution denotes a separation of church and state, as established in the First Amendment. This is a free country and everyone is allowed to believe (or not to believe) in a deity of his/her choice. Why are you wasting time instigating a theological controversy when this county has so many other more important issues to deal with?


Coastal Voices: Citizen's Dock: Civic lightning

As a contributor to the Wild Rivers Community Foundation, I was given the opportunity to write this article to illustrate how the people of Del Norte and Curry counties have worked together to get things done. I read about many such instances at the Del Norte Historical Society Museum, but the wonderful stories about “Citizens Dock” made me so excited and enthusiastic about being a member of this community that I had to share the story with you.


Letters to the Editor, May 12, 2015

It would be a shame to run off another event

There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the use of jet skis on South Beach and their impact on surfers and other beachgoers. I’m neither a surfer nor a jet skier, but I would like to address something that seems to have gotten lost in this whole argument, and that is the potential benefit to our local economy.


From the Publisher's Desk: Community’s history of giving

March 27, 1964.

It was dark and the ringing telephone had woken us all up. I felt afraid as I lay in my bed listening, not understanding what was wrong but scared all the same.  I could hear the sound of my mom’s voice as she talked on the telephone. Something bad was happening because the phone never rang in the middle of the night, and my mom’s voice sounded worried. Mom hung up the phone and told my stepdad, “Everett is out on the ocean in the ‘Eva.’ He’s going to ride out a tidal wave. He doesn’t want to take any chance of losing her, so he is taking her out of the harbor.”


Letters to the Editor, May 9, 2015

Time to move forward with Solid Waste Authority Board

Public service isn’t easy, yet in sparsely populated Del Norte County we are fortunate to have many citizens willing to participate in a variety of ways.


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