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KLAMATH - The Yurok Tribe has spoken. Tribal members have elected a chairperson and vice-chairperson.

The run-off election was held Tuesday and new chairperson, James Dunlap prevailed over Thomas P. O’Rourke, Sr. By a 60% to 40% percent margin.

In the vice chairperson run-off, David Gensaw, Sr. received nearly 57% to Susan Masten’s 43%.

The election board will meet...

Post date: Wed, 11/11/2015 - 21:19

FORTUNA - A special ceremony for veterans was hosted by the city's Senior Center on Wednesday.

The 11th Annual Salute to Veterans was held at the Fortuna Veterans Building. At the event, veterans of all branches and their families were honored with a color guard and patriotic songs.

The event's featured speaker was Coast Guard Commander, Olav Saboe from Sector Humboldt Bay. He...

Post date: Wed, 11/11/2015 - 21:05

FORTUNA –If you saw a large emergency response in Fortuna Wednesday, everything was just fine. It was only a drill.

Emergency crews practiced what they would do in the event of an accidental chemical release at the waste water treatment plant on Dinsmore Drive. The 3-part drill allowed staff to develop evacuation plans and set up a protocol for logistics at the 12th Street...

Post date: Wed, 11/11/2015 - 20:56

KLAMATH – The Yurok Tribe hosted a special veterans celebration Wednesday at the tribe’s visitor center in Klamath.

During the event, the Yurok Tribe honored three WWII veterans who attended and the families of tribal servicemen and women who died in combat. The gathering featured the book “Original Patriots” which includes 60 interviews of Yurok Tribe WWII veterans. During both world...

Post date: Wed, 11/11/2015 - 18:21

CRESCENT CITY - Patriotism shined bright, sounds from a high school marching band filled the air and American flags waved in every direction as Del Norte County citizens showed their support for local veterans Wednesday.

"We've got a wonderful country, the greatest country in the world and we need stand up for that. A lot of flag waiving, it's ok to be patriotic and for the kids to see...

Post date: Wed, 11/11/2015 - 18:16

NORTH COAST- Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, was passed November 2015 and enacted overnight. The law sent courts into a frenzy, as dozens of offenders began applying for their charges to be downgraded. The law also began a downhill path for one local industry.

"A bail bondsman is an insurance agent. What were doing is insuring to the court that defendant will...

Post date: Wed, 11/11/2015 - 18:04

CALIFORNIA- Just in time for Veterans Day, the state is offering a new license making it easier for veterans to get the services they need.

"Being able to instantly show that you're a veteran can not only make that veteran feel validated but it can also be an instant tool at their disposal," Humboldt County Veterans Services Officer Rena Maveety said.

On Thursday veterans can...

Post date: Wed, 11/11/2015 - 17:32

EUREKA- The North Coast is home to more than 200 active duty Coast Guard members, with Eureka being one of only 13 U.S. cities designated as a Coast Guard city. In honor of Veterans Day and the Coast Guard's 225th birthday, Sector Humboldt Bay Commander Captain Arthur Snyder spoke to nearly 300 community members at a special ceremony.

"Today is an important day because it's a time when...

Post date: Wed, 11/11/2015 - 17:31