Letters to the Editor June 09, 2011

Del Norte Triplicate Readers

Baseball players chosen to be part of invite-only club in Eureka

I wanted to clarify the American Legion baseball article written in the June 4 issue of The Daily Triplicate, in regards to Del Norte High baseball standouts Barrett McClaflin, Layton O'Reilley and Travis Stacey, and 2010 graduate Zach Hegelmeyer.

The article stated that these young men were playing for a club team in Eureka, which is true, but some of you may have wondered why they would do that instead of playing locally.

Eureka High head coach Eric Giaconi has formed a 19 and under, invite-only club, which includes players such as, the 2009 Big 5 MVP, Andrew Nelson of Arcata.

The club will compete against some of the best 19 and under players and teams on the West Coast.

It will also play exhibition games such as the season opener against the Humboldt Steelheads, an affiliate of the Humboldt Crabs.

Being an independent summer league club allows you to not be restricted by a league schedule, which gives them the best opportunity for competitive summer play.

Casey Duncan

Crescent City

Thanks to motorcyle riders who took part in Relay For Life event

On Saturday, June 4, Team Haban Construction held the Crescent City

Poker Run to benefit The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

We would like to thank all of the motorcycle riders who didn't let

the uncertain weather stop them from participating, even though there

were a few sprinkles.

We also thank the many volunteers who came out to lend a hand with

our event.

I hesitate to start naming them all for fear of leaving any out, but

would like to name a few: Rod Lesina and his family for preparing the

tri-tip and beans; the Crescent City Police Department and its Explorer

Scouts for traffic control; and the band Redwoodz that came and played

live music for us.

Thank you to the sponsors who contributed money or an item or service

to be awarded in our opportunity drawing and the winning poker hand. Of

course, we must extend a special thanks to our team sponsor and

donator, Tim Haban, of Haban Construction.

You have all helped make this year's event a success.

Thanks to everyone, we raised just over $2,700 for Relay For Life,

to support those battling cancer in their lives and for cancer research.

We live in a wonderful community and I again extend my thanks and the

thanks of Team Haban Construction for all who made this year's event a

success. Thank you!

Phil Jamieson,

captain, Team Haban Construction

Gasquet

Not renewing the BID fees means one less tax on the people

I did not realize until I read the June 7 article ("Council chooses

not to fund Business Improvement District") that the city's inaction on

the BID was a win for those in the district, free markets and the

people.

By not renewing the BID fees on downtown business owners, the City

Council did well.

It does not stop the business owners in the downtown area from

privately organizing any way they see fit, it simply removes one more

tax on the people - great job, City Council.

Joe Albertson

Crescent City

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