Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019
* The jobless rate in Del Norte County increased for the second consecutive month, hitting 5.7 percent in July. Back in May, the unemployment rate stood at 4.8 percent. In the past year, the civilian labor force has dropped by 400 positions. Humboldt County’s July jobless rate came in at 4 percent, while Siskiyou County was at 6 percent. Imperial County continues to have the state’s highest unemployment rate at 20.7 percent. San Mateo had the lowest at 2.3 percent.
* It’s back-to-school night at Crescent Elk Middle School in Crescent City. Sixth graders will go from 5 to 6 p.m., while seventh and eighth graders should be there from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
* Southwestern Oregon Community College is planning an informational meeting for those interested in becoming a medical assistant. The program would offer clerical and clinical skills to work in hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities. The meeting will be held at 3 pm. Aug. 27 at the Curry Campus. Call 541-888-7206.
* Del Norte County taxpayers are reminded that unsecured property taxes for 2019-20 are now due and will be delinquent by Sept. 3. Unsecured personal property tax is assessed on business property, boats, boat slips, mining claims and possessory interests on leased lands. For more information, contact the Del Norte Tax Collector’s office at 464-7283.