‘Del Norte County’ Articles
DNHS tennis team does well at event in Redding [Daily Triplicate]
Squad wins a few titles despite the extreme heat
The Del Norte High girls tennis team opened the 2011 season in the extreme heat of Redding.
Despite the difficult conditions, with temperatures hitting more than 105 degrees, the girls persevered and had several top performances at the tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday,
“It was record-breaking temperatures so the girls were dying from the heat,” head coach Sara Miller said. “A lot of them struggled with nausea and dizziness.”
Second half comeback [Daily Triplicate]
Warriors down Ferndale 20-16 after trailing 10-0
The Del Norte High Warriors bounced back from a 10-0 halftime deficit to defeat Little 4 Conference power Ferndale 20-16 on the road Saturday afternoon.
After losing to the Wildcats for two straight years, Del Norte made a statement with the comeback victory that it could beat a good team on the road.
Despite its small size, Ferndale is considered one of the best teams in the Northcoast Section. Del Norte head coach Ray Rook had preached all week to the Warriors that they had to play a great game to win and could not make mistakes.
Warriors JV football team looks strong in 21-8 victory over Ferndale [Daily Triplicate]
The Del Norte Warriors junior varsity football team continued to look strong with a convincing 21-8 victory at Ferndale on Saturday to improve to 2-0.
The squad surpassed its one-game win total of last year in only the second game of the year.
“A wins a win,” head coach Nat Parrott said. “I love it.”
Despite too many penalties and turnovers, he was pleased with the way the team buckled down and earned the victory, including the defense not allowing any points in the second half.
Warriors VB squad goes 1-6 at tourney [Daily Triplicate]
While the Del Norte Warriors varsity volleyball team only went 1-6 at a two-day tournament in Chico, head coach Robyn Parker said the team did a number of positive things despite the losses against tough competition.
The first day, on Friday, was the hardest, Parker said, with Del Norte playing at the gym of host Pleasant Valley. Temperatures were above 100 degrees and the gym had no air conditioning, which proved difficult for the girls who are used to a cooler climate as they tried not to get heat exhaustion.
“It was tough,” Parker said.
Letters to the Editor Sept. 13, 2011 [Daily Triplicate]
Thank you Sheriff Wilson for taking a stand for liberty
So, the chairwoman of the county Democratic Party believes Sheriff Dean Wilson’s involvement in the Tea Party is “offensive” (“Tea Party Sheriff,” Oct. 3). Most members of her party believe the Tea Party is “offensive” because it’s a threat to those who think their purpose is to intrude in every aspect of our lives.
The Tea Party believes that unalienable rights come from our Creator. Her party finds this “offensive” as well. They assume our rights come from the EPA and a gazillion other regulatory agencies that keep American prosperity stuck on its meat-hook.
Debra Broner states her purpose is to “bring information to the voters … not shove (ideas) down people’s throats.” Are you kidding me? I can think of a host of freedom-robbing, tax-increasing, social engineering agendas that her party is shoving down our throats with ill-regard for our personal liberty.
Gopher Gulch: Fall memories of exertions of yesteryear [Daily Triplicate]
Fall is so much easier now than it was when I was younger. I’m putting the finishing touches on the summer’s work, pruning back the tendrils of jungle so they don’t throttle the guys when they mow.
I remember the hard years of market gardening and canning. Years like the one when the grandchildren, the peaches and the tuna arrived simultaneously just as the beans were coming on faster than I could pick them.
Early in September I’d be canning everything edible, planting buckwheat in a lettuce bed, beets where the peas had been and garlic everywhere. Garlic is a wonderful deterrent for many diseases and pests, and individual cloves can be poked among and around everything, especially roses. Garlic is one of those underrated plants like potatoes and tomatoes.
Obituaries:Donna Faye (Small) Engelke (Oct. 5, 1942 – Aug. 23, 2011) [Daily Triplicate]
Donna died peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Suffering losses of an Alzheimer- type dementia, she had been under the faithful and loving care of son, Scott, and her caregiver, Freidas Almazon. Through much of the illness, her pride in Scott was evident when she would say, “Scott works in Disneyland…he’s one tall dude.”
Although born in Stockton, Calif., on October 5, 1942, most of Donna’s childhood was spent in Smith River, with her mother, Emogene, and step-father, Ted Westbrook.
Following schooling in Smith River and graduation from Del Norte High School, Donna enrolled at Humboldt State College in Arcata. Enjoying the studying of German, French and Spanish, she graduated with a degree in German in 1965. This followed in June of 1966 with a California Teaching Credential with a Specialization in Secondary Teaching.
Obituaries: Oleta Bess Smith (Nov. 25, 1920 – July 15, 2011) [Daily Triplicate]
Born November 25, 1920, in Port, Okla., the sixth of 10 children to Wirt and Elsie Lucas. She was raised on a horse-powered farm during the dust bowl years, picking cotton and baling hay until leaving for college in 1938. She was Valedictorian at Port High School. She met her future husband Howard Smith in Oregon where she was teaching school and he was in basic training for the Army during WWII.
They moved to Crescent City in 1954. He worked as a lab and x-ray technician for area doctors until his retirement in 1985. She worked as a medical records technician for Seaside Hospital. She could be heard every week for many years on the local radio program called “Who’s New in Pink and Blue” featuring the hospital’s newborns and their mothers.
Dredging under way [Daily Triplicate]
Silt deposited during tsunami Eureka-bound
Go to the Crescent City Harbor and you won’t just see it, you’ll smell it too.
The rotten stench of progress.
Dredging began in the harbor over the weekend, drawing spectators to watch as the arm of the excavator brought up sludgy material from the bottom of the inner boat basin.
CR Del Norte scholarships total $35K [Daily Triplicate]
College presentation ceremony set Thurs.
The College of the Redwoods Del Norte campus will hold a scholarship award ceremony on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the campus library.
The college is awarding over $35,000 in scholarships to 42 CRDN students, the largest amount of scholarship awards ever given out at the campus.
Service honors the 9/11 fallen [Daily Triplicate]
About 80 people turned out early Sunday for a “We Will Never Forget” memorial service at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds honoring those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks 10 years earlier.
The event, organized by Law Enforcement Administrators of Del Norte and local fire departments was held from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. to coincide with the time of the World Trade Center tower collapses in 2001.
Here are excerpts from the four speakers at the Sunday event.
• Fire Chief Steve Wakefield:
“These firefighters were rushing into burning buildings in an attempt to save more lives. Firefighters all over the world for many years have been going into burning buildings while everyone else is trying to get out.
9/11’s call to arms [Daily Triplicate]
For many Del Norters, effect of attack lingers
Ten years ago our nation was attacked by an enemy without a country. Many people were quick to describe the event as this generation’s Pearl Harbor.
The war with Japan, however, lasted less than four years. We have been at war in Iraq for eight years. The nearly 10 years in Afghanistan is the longest war in U.S. history.
The anniversaries of Pearl Harbor did not carry the looming threat of a repeat attack. In contrast, U.S. officials reported a “credible but unconfirmed threat” of a terrorist attack on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, which is Sunday.
For many Americans, including some Del Norters, the threat posed by international terrorists was no less a call to arms than that of World War II.
Dredging to mean less room for docks [Daily Triplicate]
Project to remove silt from tsunami alters harbor plan
The plan for temporary docks in the Crescent City Harbor is changing as a result of upcoming dredging.
More pilings are going to be removed than expected to give way to the vessels that will be dredging in the harbor.
“We had to revisit our piling removal plan and we’re taking out more than we thought,” said Harbormaster Richard Young.
The excavator barge and dump scows need about 100 feet of space and the area between the pilings is about 80 feet, Young said.
Death notices published Sept. 10, 2011 [Daily Triplicate]
Letters to the Editor Sept. 10, 2011 [Daily Triplicate]
Should taxpayer money be wasted on a special election?
As an architect, I have run a successful business for 25 years, based on precision, thoroughness, and correctness — exactly what I do for you as your elected official in city policy making.
Regarding the Waste Water Treatment Plant Proposition 218 process, four rate increases were planned. The City Council simply approved a previously scheduled rate increase.
Our city employees and police officers are among the lowest paid in the state. It’s better business sense to award a cost-of-living pay raise (2 percent) than to lose staff/officers due to underpayment.
Fluoride in our drinking water is not decided by the City Council — it must be decided by city voters.