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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

* The tall ships “Lady Washington” and “Hawaiian Chieftain” are scheduled to make their annual visits to the Crescent City Harbor this year May 10-15, weather permitting. Dockside tours, as well as battle cruises, are open to the public. Education sessions can also be scheduled. Call 800-200-5239 for additional details.

* The Del Norte school board gathers today, meeting first as the county board at 3:30 p.m., and then at 4:30 p.m. as the district board. Both meetings will be held at the district office on Washington Boulevard.

* The Brookings Park and Recreation Commission is scheduled to hear about Chetco Point Trail upgrades today during its 7 p.m. meeting in the city hall council chambers on Elk Drive.

* The Curry Country Sheriff’s Office has issued a note saying that flyers posted in various locations and on Facebook saying that a 200-foot wall of water will be coming down the Illinois River if the Oroville dam breaks is … well, false. In fact, the Oroville dam is more than 200 miles away, the water would have to climb over the Siskiyou mountains, and — oh yeah — that dam points southwest, away from the Illinois River.

In sports news

*  Peyton Heally hit two free throws in the final seconds of overtime Tuesday as the Del Norte girls’ basketball team knocked off Piedmont 46-44 in the opening round of the North Coast Section Division 4 playoffs. Ka-lay-a Sanchez scored 16 for the winners, who will now play at 7 p.m. Saturday against top-seeded Cardinal Newman High in Santa Rosa. The game will be broadcast live on KPOD 97.9.

* The Brookings-Harbor High girls’ basketball team will travel to Gladstone near Portland Friday in the O-S-A-A Class 4-A play-in game starting at 6 p.m. If the Bruins win, they will advance to the opening round of the tournament on March 4.