Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
* While firefighters mop up what is left of the Klondike and the Natchez fires, authorities are concerned about a second fire season over the next two weeks in the region. Predicted high temperatures and northeasterly winds have put officials on high alert for increased fire danger. For now, crews are working to mitgate the potential for erosion, wash outs and flooding in burned areas in Curry, Del Norte and Josephine counties once the rainy season begins.
* The use of Pelican Bay State Prison work crews will be discussed tonight when the Crescent City City Council meets at 6 o’clock in the Flynn Center on H Street. The council will also issue a proclamation for Code Enforcement Officer week.
* The Gasquet Bible Church will be the site of this evening’s free flu vaccine clinic for individuals 18 and older. Put together by Del Norte Health and Human Services, the event starts goes from 5 to 7 p.m.
* Humboldt County authorities are investigating the stabbing of man just south of Trinidad Oct. 11. As per the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, a man was resting in his vehicle at a turnout on Scenic Drive when four people pulled up in a pickup, assaulting the victim while robbing him. The man’s injuries were not life-threatening. The vehicle was a dark-colored, full-sized extended cab truck. Anyone with information should call 707-268-2539.
In sports news:
* Sebastian Puente scored four rushing touchdowns as Del Norte upset Fortuna Friday, 49-42, on Senior Football Night at Mike Whalen Field. The win gave the Warriors a 7-1 overall record, and Del Norte is now 1-0 Big Four Conference action. Next up foir Del Norte: A Friday night battle in Eureka against the undefeated Loggers.
* It was an unhappy homecoming for Brookings-Harbor High Friday, dropping to league opponent St. Mary’s Friday 49-7. The Bruins are now 6-2 overall, 1-1 in league, with a battle with Cascade Christian in Medford on Friday at 7 p.m.