Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
* Phone problems plagued Curry County Tuesday, including the sheriff’s office. Voice messages are not working, and some extensions are unavailable. Officials blame the age of the county phone system, plus having just one working phone server. Work is expected to continue on repairing the problems today.
* Work has started on a 1,300-foot-long elevated walkway through the Grove of Titans in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park east of Crescent City. The first phase of the three-year, $3.5 million project is being organized and implemented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, the Redwoods Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service. During construction, which will go until May 2021, the Mill Creek Trail will be closed from Howland Hill Road to the Smith River.
* Javier Kinney has resigned as executive director of the Yurok Tribe, according to a press release from Yurok authorities. Citing confidentiality laws , the tribal council has stated it will have no further comment on the matter.
* The Wild Rivers Symphony is announcing a new 2020 Youth Solo Competition. Youth musicians are invited to compete for a chance to be featured in a solo performance with the symphony. Four categories are offered, and applications and more information is available at the Wild Rivers Symphony website. Deadline is Dec. 6.
In sports news:
* Oregon Episcopal stopped Brookings-Harbor High 2-0 Tuesday in the semifinals of the O-S-A-A- 3-A playoffs. The Bruins finish their season with a 17-1 record.