* U.S. Highway 101 was closed in both directions for more than two hours Monday afternoon after a three-vehicle accident at mile post marker 22.50. A downed tree triggered the event, which left Crescent City resident Jose Cortez, age 20, with major injuries.
* Dry weather will be needed before Cooper Street at the Crescent City Cemetery is reopened. After being shut for two months, city crews removed barricades for about 24 hours last week until heavy moisture weakened the temporary asphalt, forcing the road to be blocked again. The good news is that repairs under the road — to pipes and conduit that failed in December — were not damaged.
* The formation of a parks committee will be covered today during a workshop of the Curry County Commissioners, which will begin at 10 a.m. in the courthouse annex on Moore Street in Gold Beach.
* Del Norte High’s eighth-grade parent nights are schedule for today at Margaret Keating School in Klamath, and Thursday at Smith River School, both starting at 5:30 p.m. The event will give parents the chance to register students for high school and meet teachers and staff. Call the counseling office at 464-0293 for more details.
* A two-hour business bootcamp covering “Books and Record Keeping” is on tap for Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crescent City branch of of College of the Redwoods. More information is available by calling 707-445-9720.
In sports news:
* The Del Norte High girls’ basketball team opens the North Coast Section Division 4 playoffs tonight, traveling to Piedmont High near Oakland. The Warriors are 16-7 this season, while the Highlanders come in with a 12-15 mark. Listen to the game live on KPOD 97.9 and delnortesports.com starting with the pregame show at 6:50 p.m.