Monday, April 22, 2019
* The Brookings City Council is expected to move forward on its city hall seismic retrofit project at tonight’s meeting, slated to start at 7 p.m. in the council chambers on Elk Drive.
* The first of three meetings focusing on the homeless issue in Del Norte County is slated for today at 2 p.m. The “No Place Like Home” community outreach program is focusing on long-term solutions and examining examples of successful programs in other communities. Today’s meeting will be at the Veterans Memorial Hall on H Street. Tuesday’s meeting will be at 10 a.m. at the Howonquet Hall Community Center in Smith River, followed by a 2 p.m. gathering Tuesday at the Yurok Community Room in Klamath.
* The Brookings-Harbor School District will receive a $1.76 million grant to improve the ability for the Azalea School gymnasium to handle an earthquake. The funding comes from the Business Oregon’s Infrastructure Finance Authority. Since 2016, the district has won more than $6.25 million in seismic rehabilitation support.
* Charges have been dropped against the Crescent City man accused last week of kidnapping and attempted murder. Michael J. Lawrence was released after the Del Norte District Attorney’s office determined there was insignificant evidence that any crimes were committed.
* Earl Morgan, long-time local postmaster and community leader, died April 16 at the age of 88. Morgan, who was noted for his smile for friends and newcomers alike, was active in the Kiwanis Club, several senior organizations and numerous school and church groups.