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Dear Editor: This goes to the gentleman who helped me out at Grocery Outlet. I was standing in line with my groceries, getting ready to pay with my brand-new “EBT” card. Just as I was paying for my food, my “EBT” card would not work. After many tries, with a new, fully loaded card, my card w…

“What a coincidence!”

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Dear Editor: First, I would just like to say how much fun it has been watching this newspaper come alive over the last few weeks. I am enjoying the stories, layout, fonts, photographs and all the colors. Thank you all so much! Your hard work shows.

Dear Editor: While I greatly appreciate the effort that Mr. Creager made in the July 27 Triplicate, “It’s the reservoirs that promote algae,” he goes on to create the scenario that if the four Klamath River Dams are removed, it will solve all of the river’s problems.

Dear Editor: As a subscriber to both the Curry Coastal Pilot and The Del Norte Triplicate, I have watched recent issues with interest. Although readers were jolted by changes following the sudden ownership transition, I think the papers are improving with each edition over the past few weeks.

Funny thing about our kids. After we pass a certain point in our lives, they decide they need to start taking care of us. Sometimes, that translates to them moving us great distances.

Dear Friends, Welcome to the 2019 Del Norte County Fair!


Steve and I are meeting an increasing number of nice, helpful people in our new communities of Crescent City, Brookings and surrounding area.

Dear Editor, as a senior environmental scientist and environmental program manager for the California Regional Water Quality Control Board’s North Coast Region, I’ve spent more than a decade of my career studying, developing and implementing pollutant-control and ecological restoration progr…

Dear Editor, Baird and I would like to thank the Chamber of Commerce for the honor of being Grand Marshals in this year’s Fourth of July parade. 

Dear Editor, I am writing this article concerning an encampment of homeless people located just below Pebble Beach Drive near Preston Island.

There will be tomatoes and peppers ready in the hothouse soon, and I can hardly wait. One of my favorite sandwiches is just sliced tomatoes with mayo and a slight sprinkle of salt, on any variety of bread.


Earlier this week, one of our reporters was asked by a news source if Country Media would be shutting down The Triplicate and/or The Pilot. In response, he wondered aloud to her, “Why would the new owners spend all of that money just to close the doors?”


When learning a new task as a youngster, it could be frustrating and seemingly impossible. But my mom would remind me that as long as I was taking two steps forward and only one back, I was making progress.

The excitement of the Fourth is fading, and that of the fair stirring. But there’s still something good going on.

Walking. It’s great to walk and talk with a friend. Sometimes I walk alone and often find that I’m singing hymns to myself. Several months ago I was having trouble walking with pain in my hip, and getting worse, and wondered if eventually I wouldn’t be able to walk anymore. Hymn 139 from the…

Hello, Brookings and Crescent City! We’re privileged to be the new owners of the Curry Coastal Pilot and the Del Norte Triplicate.

The Fairy Godmothers would like to extend a huge and heartfelt thank you to the entire Crescent City community for their help in making The Fairy Godmother Boutique a success this year.

In regards to Sarah Menkedicks column “Time to take aim at male entitlement by saying no” I have to say it’s the first time in a while that something I read in the Triplicate boiled my blood.

Last week, a very tall, handsome, athletic looking man with blue eyes, burst through the front door of the Triplicate newspaper and said to the two older ladies working the front desk, “That article Sucks!” He left promptly. We had no idea what he was talking about.

I recently attended a sporting event at our local high school. The restrooms at our high school football field are terrible. It really does not represent our school or players well. Especially when opposing teams have to use the facilities.

It has been 1.25 yrs. since I retired after 10 years of working for the Del Norte Triplicate and 35 years working for the newspaper industry overall. It was in its heyday when I first started. The internet was just beginning to take off, so it hadn’t had the chance to have much of an effect …

Many folks have contacted me and asked me what is my solution in addressing the so-called homeless conditions in Del Norte County. Stating many times, I believe there can be no solution until services are mandatory and compulsory. Simply stated, one cannot live out in the bushes; it is dange…

Jon Alexander of “Angels and Desperados” fame recently noted that among all the negativity we see around us, there are two places that shine in Del Norte: the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center and the dog pound. These are special places because of the volunteers that work and financially suppo…

Spend years coaxing your body into impossible contortions, running miles, doing as many pushups, sit-ups, and burpees as any other athletic team, while memorizing complicated dance routines, dangerous gravity-defying stunts, dozens of cheers, and you know, throw in some back flips for good m…

Do you want to help restore dunes, benefit wildlife, and volunteer outside in a beautiful location? Then come out and work with us on Saturday (June 1, rain date June 2). Volunteers will trek into the beautiful Tolowa Dunes State Park and work to remove invasive European beachgrass on the sh…

So often mothers give their life to raising kids and are forgotten when kids move away. Dementia can set in or illness to move our loved ones further away from us and we have no idea why they can’t visit or call.

While I appreciate efforts by the Triplicate, April 18, 2019, “Gitlin’s town hall includes dam removal debate,” to outline the discussion, April 3 of the removal of four dams on the Klamath River, there remain several questions that went unanswered near the end of the town hall.

I injured my left hand. It being in a cast and living alone, I was having trouble buttoning my shirts. I went to Walmart looking for a button hook. I asked one of the workers if they carried such a thing. After thinking about it for a few seconds the answer was “No.”