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Dear Editor: Friday, Jan. 10, was a very wet day, but that did not stop passionate Del Norte Unified School District teachers from standing on the sidewalk nearest the fairgrounds and holding signs that read “Stronger Together.”

Here’s a possible gardener’s wish list for the New Year:

To all of you readers, I wish you the very best of this remarkable season.

The teachers of Del Norte have been struggling to get a fair contract for nine months. As of right now, the school board and the teachers are still in gridlock over negotiations.

With all the decorations in the stores, there’s no forgetting that, after Thanksgiving, there’s Christmas. But this year, there’s something I’d really like to see for a change. A holiday movie that is NOT a Christian one.

Believe in the unseen to find the true me. Let me see the key to Faith. All you need is just to believe. Let god take the lead. Don’t try to solve the mystery. Just follow the roots of the willow tree. Life has become a priority. This will lead me to be free. Now I can breathe.

I have lived in Crescent City since 2003 and have missed only a handful of home games since then. I’m not from here, but I have but endeared myself to the local high school sports scene.

I would like to encourage the Del Norte County Unified School District’s Board of Trustees to direct the district’s administration to seek a fair and equitable bargaining agreement with the Del Norte Teachers Association.

When we purchased the Del Norte Triplicate and the Curry Coastal Pilot on July 1, I hit the decks running. Making decisions like crazy, many of which had been long delayed.

Dear Editor: It has been a while since I have been back in Crescent City, so I must apologize for the tardiness of the following comments about a guest opinion by Ruth Rhodes in the Aug. 30 issue of The Triplicate.

Once again, this year I want to extend my sincerest thank you on behalf of the Del Norte County Unified junior high athletic program and junior high athletes.

Dear Editor: Del Norte Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution sends thanks and appreciation for the informative article written by your ace reporter, David Hayes, and published in the Sept. 14. Triplicate, “DAR plans local awareness campaign for Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23.”

Our recently-hired reporters in Crescent City and Brookings are now hitting their stride, providing increasingly relevant coverage of the activities and residents in Country Media’s two new communities. Your ongoing positive feedback underscores that.

It’s a Friday, and the boat is all fueled up and ready for an offshore adventure chasing albacore on Saturday.

Dear Editor: As a new resident to the north coast, having moved here just under a year ago, I am enchanted with the rugged beauty and the weather. It sure beats the 100-degree days in the Sacramento Valley.

Dear Editor: Thanks for the articles on the salmon season. I heard it was good fishing up north of Coos Bay, as well as central California. For some reason, the forage fish (salmon food) were at very low abundance from Coos Bay to Point Arena this year.

Dear Editor: On the Sunday afternoon before Labor Day, I was on my daily walk with my little dog down Howe Drive by Beachfront Park. I was just approaching the path behind the sewer plant when a young man came up behind me and said, “I’ll walk through here with you.”

Overwhelmed? Confused? Equipment breakdowns? Way too much going on? Decisions? Stuff everywhere? Too complicated?  

Dear Editor: Let’s look at the homeless problem we are having. They’re sleeping in our backyards and in our parks. The county needs to look at the problem. Ignoring it doesn’t help.

While everyone is welcome to read this message, it’s directed at you, my fellows, who think of yourselves as white.

Dear Editor: As a long-time Triplicate subscriber and a founding board member of the Lighthouse Repertory Theatre 41 years ago (1978), I was offended that you titled our theatre group “Lighthouse Repository Theatre,” not once but twice.  

… Time for us all to be more watchful as we drive through town, because there will be lots of kids present in the streets with the new school year. Excited at seeing friends they may have not seen for those weeks of summer vacation, they could well not be paying attention to traffic like the…

How is it possible that the mornings already are beginning to feel like fall, the trees are turning colors and school is about to start?

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!”

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.