Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
* A new retailer appears to be headed to Del Norte County. Tractor Supply Company is currently advertising to fill positions at a Crescent City location, reportedly in the old Ray’s Food Place. Tractor Supply Company owns and operates more than 1,600 stores in 49 states, with a stated goal of expanding to 2,500 locations. Current sites include Fortuna, Yreka, Redding and Susanville, selling basic maintenance products for home, land, pet and animal owners. Calls and emails to the company’s corporate headquarters were not returned Thursday afternoon.
* Today is the final day for Pen Air to serve the Crescent City Airport. The financially struggling airline announced it was pulling out from the Crescent City-Portland route, leaving the region without commercial air service. Contour Air is set to begin service from Crescent City to Oakland, but must wait for federal approval, which may not come until March. Customers holding reservations or tickets should contact Penn Air at 800-448-4226.
* The second annual Great Dickens Victorian Holiday Festival begins Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Family Resource Center of the Redwoods on Pacific Avenue in Crescent City. Highlights include a holiday pie-baking contest, gingerbread construction, and even a beard and mustache competition. The free festivities go until 6 p.m.
In sports news:
* The Del Norte High boys’ basketball team fell Thursday in the opening round of the Anderson Invitational Tournament, losing to San Rafael 62-35. Next up is a 3:30 p.m. game today against Mos Molinos. Listen live on KPOD 97.9, or delnortesports.com.
* In girls basketball action, the Warriors of Del Norte lost to Piedmont High, 46-45, in their first round game at the Kelseyville Tournament. The 5-2 Warriors face Forest Hill today at 2 p.m.
* The Brookings-Harbor High girls team was defeated Thursday by Hoopa Valley, 51-45.