Posts Tagged ‘Del Norte County’
Youngsters take the field [Daily Triplicate]
DN Little League opens new season
It’s become something of a phenomenon here in Del Norte County.
Each spring, hundreds of kids, from as young as 4 to teens up to 16,
get out their bats and balls and take the community out to the ball
game for Del Norte Little League baseball and softball action.
The Campaign to Elect Mike Downey Humboldt County Sheriff announced today endorsements from the sheriffs of Humboldt, Mendocino and Del Norte counties.
Castle Rock keeps principal, staff [Daily Triplicate]
Board turns down federal funds, goes with local changes
Castle Rock Charter School and its principal will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
At a packed meeting last week, dozens of students, parents and
teachers urged the Del Norte County Unified School District Board to
keep the school open in light of being named as low-achieving by the
There was a similar turnout Thursday.
After hearing that the School Board would not be applying for
federal grants that would force drastic changes on Castle Rock and its
staff, the crowd burst into applause.
Del Norte County Superior Court Judge William Follett ruled Friday that District Attorney Mike Riese had no conflict with an alleged killer he’s prosecuting and can stay on the case.
Del Norte Roller Derby: Ready to Roll [Daily Triplicate]
About 40 women lace up skates to form new league
Roller derby has made its way to Del Norte County.
What started as a few local women interested in starting a local league for the full-contact sport has grown to about 40 women.
“Women want to put fishnets and short skirts on and be tough and sexy,” Misa Hexiner, secretary for the league, said about the unconventional uniforms roller derby players wear. “And they’re not doing anything bad.”
They’re called the Tsunami Sirens.
The Del Norte Roller Derby league has generated a lot of interest within a few weeks. Housewives, athletes, mothers, women in their 20s and up into their 50s are pulling on skates; some know how to skate, others haven’t skated in years.
CHP officer challenges incumbent for sheriff [Daily Triplicate]
Two longtime Del Norte County residents are running for Sheriff/Coroner in the June 8 election.
Incumbent Dean Wilson has lived in Del Norte County for 41 years, and has held the office of sheriff/coroner since 2002. He faces a challenge from Brian Clemann, a current California Highway Patrol officer and former Sheriff’s Office deputy, who was born in Crescent City and has been a lifelong county resident.
Castle Rock decision expected Thursday [Daily Triplicate]
Charter is among schools that must improve test scores
The Del Norte County Office of Education School Board is poised to make a decision about the future of Castle Rock Charter School on Thursday.
In March, the state placed Castle Rock on a list of the lowest-performing schools based on how students scored on state standards tests in English language arts and math.
County opts not to join dam removal agreements [Daily Triplicate]
Supervisors seek ‘political leverage’ by not signing on
Del Norte County will not join two agreements to remove four dams on the Klamath River and use a basin-wide approach for restoration.
After months of considering whether to become a party to the agreements — which have already been signed by several stakeholder groups in California and Oregon, including tribes, irrigators, fisherman and government agencies — the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday opted not to join the collaborative effort in exchange for a chance to change the scope of what’s included in the dam removal package.
Photo: Adoption at the courthouse [Daily Triplicate]
Stella Rocha (pictured center) from Del Norte High School Special Education Program and Julz Wilson a special education teacher from Crescent Elk Middle School, had their adoption process finalized by Judge Robert Weir on April 2 at the Del Norte County Courthouse.
The manner and cause of death in a March killing outside Klamath is particularly unusual and graphic, and statements to that end by Del Norte County’s district attorney are being used by the suspect’s defense in an attempt to bar him from trying
Farm girl with flair [Daily Triplicate]
Vanessa Alexandre won a total of $1,600 worth of scholarships Saturday night while taking home the title of Del Norte County Junior Miss.
Along with the seven other contestants, Alexandre was in an evening gown when the title was announced at the end of the program in the Crescent Elk Middle School auditorium. Earlier, she donned farm girl garb to deliver a speech, “So God Made a Farmer,” during the talent competition.
Obituaries: Michael “Mike” Roy Musch (Jan. 19, 1954 – Apr. 03, 2010) [Daily Triplicate]
Michael was born and raised in Fullerton, Calif. He graduated from Fullerton High School in 1972. Mike was in Future Famers of America and rode bulls and broncos in high school rodeos.
After graduation, Mike joined the Navy as a gunner’s mate. After the Navy, Mike started a family in La Mirada, Calif., where he owned a gardening service and participated as a volunteer fireman. He later became a tree trimmer for the city of Whittier. 13 years later Mike had a deep desire to move out of the big city and moved to Del Norte County, where he had family. Mike worked as a commercial fisherman for a few years and in 1995 Mike started with the Del Norte School District as a custodian. He worked at Mountain, Redwood, the high school and Pine Grove. Mike loved the interaction he had with co-workers, staff and students.
County to get $2.47M to avoid slides [Daily Triplicate]
Cable, mesh project set along U.S. Highway 199
Del Norte County will receive $2.47 million from the state to help
alleviate rock slides on a portion of U.S. Highway 199 near Gasquet.
Getting their kicks in during the spring [Daily Triplicate]
New under-12 team begins season at home on Sunday
For the first time in five years a boys traveling soccer team has been formed in Del Norte County.
The goal is to improve the participants’ skills on the soccer field
and to be a feeder program for the Del Norte High boys soccer squad.
The Warriors F.C. under-12 club begins the year on Sunday at home at
3: p.m. against Ashland, Ore., at the high school soccer fields.
Local man jailed after stabbing [Daily Triplicate]
Suspect found walking on Howland Hill Road
A Crescent City man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Thursday after a March 29 fight left a man with a stab wound to the face.
The motive for the stabbing is still not known, Del Norte County Sheriff’s Commander Tim Athey said Friday.