DEL NORTE COUNTY

Looking Back: Cattle

Aug 9, 2018
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Tom Cairns highlights some local Northwest history.

This segment focuses on initial livestock herding in the region and the impacts upon Native communities and the landscape.


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A hopeful conversation to kick off Del Norte Dispatch.

Mike Thorton, community organizer working with True North Organizing Network, discusses some of the work taking place in Del Norte county. In collaboration with many community members, Mike is working to build a healthier, more resilient Del Norte region.


Residents Raise More Concerns Over Last Chance Grade

Jul 20, 2018
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Thousands of cars pass through this four mile stretch of highway 101 every day. The area is just south of Crescent City and its part of a regular commute for residents and travelers in Del Norte County. It’s known as Last Chance Grade and it’s notorious for slide activity. While it’s constantly under maintenance and monitored with geotechnical equipment by Caltrans, some residents feel like it’s only a matter of time before the road literally falls into the ocean.

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The public has the opportunity to weigh in on Last Chance Grade in Del Norte County. According to Caltrans, the state agency announced the release of a geotechnical risk assessment for the project. 

Last Chance Grade expands over a coastal stretch of Highway 101, four miles south of crescent city in Del Norte County. The particular area is notorious for its susceptibility to landslide activity. The risk assessment will help Caltrans narrow down long-term solutions for the area.

Undocumented Arcata Mother Comes Home

Jun 19, 2018
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Arcata mother of four, Claudia Portillo was granted release on a $12,000 bond after spending seven months in an immigration detention in the Bay Area. According to True North Organizing Network, communities in both Humboldt and Del Norte Counties advocated for Portillo's release and are arranging to pay the bond. 

Humboldt, Del Norte Voting Information

Jun 5, 2018
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Tuesday June 5th is election day for California Primaries and for local offices. KHSU has compiled some general information about the candidates and the voting process. 

On this latest installment of Food For Thought, Jennifer Bell talks with Ann Anderson from Locally Delicious. The second edition of  The Local Food Guide, covering Humboldt and Del Norte counties, is coming to a newstand near you.


This week’s Artwaves includes interviews with Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness about its Arts for Veterans program, which is free to the public. 


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KHSU is now featuring a monthly news report called Point of Focus, which examines local news, politics and views from across California’s Northern Coast And the Southern Coast of Oregon. The report is set to take place once a month during Morning Edition at 6:51 a.m. 

This month's topic is Last Chance Grade.

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“I became more and more aware that adults with intellectual disabilities are very vulnerable to this type of crime (sex trafficking) and we need to be proactive in preventing it,” says Rene Quintana, Director of Rural Human Services Inc./Supported Living Services in Crescent City.

Quintana will attend a roundtable in Washington DC to discuss Human Trafficking and issues affecting disenfranchised populations in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties.


LadyBEAST's Transistance cast

  New Orleans-based LadyBEAST Productions is on a national tour with its Vaude D'Gras "Transistance" show. It's coming to the Mateel Community Center in Redway on July 11. Wendy interviews organization founder and one of the performers LadyBEAST by phone. Smokey Bill Harper is having an exhibition of his black-and-white photographs in a show titled "Having Fun from the Desert to Crescent City." The exhibit is on display at the Del Norte County Courthouse, Crescent City, through August 10. Wendy interviews Smokey Bill Harper by phone.

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Congressman Jared Huffman stopped by KHSU to talk with Econews Report's Tom Wheeler of EPIC.

“The way it should work, there should be a constructive friction between the parties as we try to get things done and we listen to each other. When that system works we eventually find common ground and that’s not happening right now,” says Huffman during his interview. 


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A crumbling stretch of Highway 101 south of Crescent City threatens to sever Del Norte County from the North Coast. Congressman Jared Huffman says stakeholders must unify behind an a single alternate route before seeking federal transportation dollars.  The North Coast Journal reports replacing Last Chance Grade could cost up to a billion dollars, and likely won't be completed before 2039. 

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Susan Andrews, Lupe Gutierrez and Jan Moorehouse report on local snow, and what the crab strike means to Crescent City citizens, and more. 


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In this edition of North Coast Update, Susan Andrews covers:

  • An investigation into Wednesday's shooting in downtown Crescent City, in which Trenton Andrews is accused of trying to run over a man with his car, leading to another man allegedly shooting at Andrews' car
  • Local candidate for a for Supervisorial and School Board Trustee seats
  • A Brookings fundraiser for Haitian medical care and emergency relief


Redwood Cycle Fest

The Redwood Cycle Fest is happening this Saturday and Sunday at Mill Creek Watershed-Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park.  This is part of the celebration of the National Parks Centennial and Bike Your Park Day. There will be activities for all ages. Co-organizer Adam Spencer talks with KHSU.


Jan Moorehouse and Susan Andrews report on news from Del Norte County.

  • Del Norte is looking over the border at how Brookings may tax its three marijuana dispensaries.
  • Del Norte High School football team celebrates a win over Yreka.
  • Coastal Conservancy funding is in place to create a coastal access overlook point at Howe drive. 
  • Local "Find Your Park" efforts provided various recreational opportunities.