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The annual musical chairs at the Crescent City Council moved some people and authority around and saw one councilor opt out and resign from council at Monday’s meeting on the holiday week.

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A team of 22 scientists from the Oregon State University-led Center for Oldest Ice Exploration, or COLDEX, is headed to Antarctica for the first field season in its pursuit of the Earth’s oldest ice and the climate records preserved in it.

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Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) applauded the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) decision today to issue a license surrender order that clears the way for removal of four Klamath River dams and the largest river restoration effort in history.

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Breeding season for federally threatened Western snowy plovers has officially come to an end. This doesn’t mean that plovers get to relax and enjoy the fall and winter seasons with pumpkin spice lattes or eggnog, however. Instead, plovers must continue to forage for food and work to stay war…

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The U.S. chapter of Women’s Declaration International (WDI USA) will host a women’s rights rally at the René C. Davidson courthouse in Oakland on Monday, December 5, 2022, the day convicted triple-murderer Dana Rivers returns to court for the sanity phase of the proceedings. The rally will t…

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Two more Northern California Condors are flying over the redwoods thanks to the Restoration Program. Earlier this month, the two condors were released over Yurok Tribal lands.

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Redwood National and State Parks ("Parks") and the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation (“Nation”) have collaborated to rename Peacock Bar. In 2019, the Governor of California established the Truth and Healing Council in an effort to reexamine the historical relationship between the State and Indigenous Pe…

• Ronald Arlen Bates, Jr., 40, of Crescent City, was convicted of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily harm and was sentenced two years in prison and a fine of $1,190. In a second case, he was convicted of obstruct/resist executive officer and was sentenced to 176 days in…

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies.  All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty.  The information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

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The ocean commercial Dungeness crab season opener is delayed until at least Dec. 16 for the entire Oregon coast. Pre-season testing shows crabs are too low in meat yield in some areas. Elevated domoic acid also was detected in some crab viscera (guts).

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The exciting king tides are here once again, being the first of the annual highest tides of the winter. The tides arrive just in time for Thanksgiving weekend along the Oregon coast. This coming weekend will make for the strongest tides of the year in Oregon, and are extremely dangerous.

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies.  All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty.  The information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

• Vincent Wendell Barker, 40, of Crescent City, was convicted of hits and run resulting in property damage and was sentenced to one year of probation, 30 days in jail and a fine of $1,305. In a second case, Barker was convicted of driving on a suspended license and was sentenced to one year …

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Due to current forest fuel conditions, and with recent and forecasted rain, the CAL FIRE Humboldt – Del Norte Unit is lifting its requirement for residents to possess a burn permit. This was effective November 14. This applies to residents within state responsibility Areas of Humboldt, Del N…

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An estimated 2,070 ballots were tabulated by the Del Norte election office Tuesday afternoon, providing final results of the general election. In all, 8,286 votes were cast, with 54.2% of registered voters casting ballots.

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The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the closure of all recreational crabbing on the southern Oregon coast from Takenitch Creek (north of Winchester Bay) at N 44° 47’, to the California border due to elevated levels of domoic acid toxin…

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Concern, but hope comes from journalist and author Sam Quinones about the grim reality that fentanyl and methamphetamine have caused across the United States.

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A survey of the partners and spouses of federal wildland firefighters was conducted in the summer of 2021 by Grassroots Wildland Firefighters (GRWFF), an advocacy group of current and former federal wildland firefighters. The survey results clearly demonstrated the toll this demanding job ta…

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Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), along with other local, state and federal elected officials have been meeting with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to get answers about transmission capacity issues in southern Humboldt County and on November 1, PG&E made a presentation to the …

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November 17th is the Great American Smokeout. Every year on the 3rd Thursday of November, this day is an opportunity to work towards a healthier, tobacco-free community. Whether that means taking the first step towards quitting tobacco yourself or helping someone you know quit, there are lot…

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The National Weather Service is advising beachgoers to be aware of sneaker waves.

• Roman Xavier Cromwell, 30, of Crescent City, was convicted of attempted furnishing of a controlled substance and was sentenced to one year in jail and a fine of $370.

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham has closed the recreational razor clam fishery in Del Norte County following a recommendation from state health agencies determining that consumption of razor clams in the area poses a significant threat for domoic ac…

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Governor Gavin Newsom again lost another Del Norte County election, while cruising to re-election for his second term. Brian Dahle beat Newsom by the same margin he lost the statewide race: 60 percent to 40 percent.

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The same dynamic affected (CA-2 ) Congressman Jared Huffman (D) State Senator Mike McGuire (D) and Assemblymember Jim Wood (D) Each of the incumbents lost to challengers Douglas Brower, Gene Yoon and Charlotte Svolos,  respectively 55 percent to 45 percent in Del Norte County while easily wi…

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Unofficial election night returns for the 2022 Del County General election have been tabulated by Elections Clerk Alissia Northrup.