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Suit filed over 199/197 plan
A lawsuit filed by conservation groups Tuesday seeks to stop a Caltrans widening and straightening project in Del Norte County on routes 199 and 197 due to concerns about its effect on the Smith River Canyon.
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Charges to stand in fatal crash
Crescent Elk Middle School Assistant Principal Coulter E. Mann was at a party kicking off Christmas vacation before crashing into an oncoming car near Smith River and killing its driver, according to testimony at a preliminary hearing Tuesday.
Center for Biological Diversity: Suit Filed Against Destructive...
May 15 - Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging a California Department of Transportation highway-widening project that threatens ancient redwoods, endangered salmon runs and public safety along the wild and scenic Smith River Canyon in remote Del Norte County.
Pages of History: A new bridge over Smith R. being delayed
From the pages of the Crescent City American, May 1927. According to J.J. Stockard, Division Engineer with headquarters at Willits, the project to build a bridge across the Smith River near Adams' is being delayed.
Agencies gear up for early fire season; Crews prepare for the wors
Dry conditions are expected to produce an above average fire season in Humboldt and Del Norte counties that will start early and last longer than normal, officials said.
Charges dropped against five in major pot bust
Marijuana law 'nebulous' in Calif., assistant DA says The case involving one of the largest indoor marijuana seizures in Del Norte County is close to resolution.
Council passes security enhancements
The Crescent City Council has approved a $48,260 contract with Hi-Tech Security to install surveillance cameras, alarms and smoke detectors at the wastewater treatment plant and at a handful of water system facilities.
Smith tributary called 'endangered'
Possibility of nickel mining cited in group's designation Baldface Creek, a tributary to the North Fork Smith River that is adjacent to sites recently proposed for exploratory drilling for nickel mining, received national recognition Wednesday by landing on the top-10 list of America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2013.