Friday, April 19, 2019
Story No. 1
* A small plane crash near Brookings Thursday afternoon claimed the life of two people, both from Del Norte County, according to published reports.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was a Vans RV8, a two-seat, single-engine, home-built aircraft capable of hitting speeds above 200 mph.
It went down north of town in a remote area northeast of Henderson Road at approximately 4:15 p.m. Investigators were notified and are making arrangments to travel to the scene to complete the investigation.At this point the names of the two subjects are being withheld until the investigation is complete by the NTSB and FAA
In other news:
* A pair of clean-up efforts are scheduled for Saturday. The 18th annual Klamath River Clean-Up will go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Klamath. Volunteers will remove litter and non-native plants from the banks of the river. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Yurok Tribal Office on Klamath Boulevard. In Crescent City, from noon to 3 p.m., volunteers will clean Beachfront Park and Front Street. That event is put together by STORM — Standing Together Overcoming Addiction with Radical Movement. Meet at Kids Town, and everyone is asked to wear white.
* A holiday tradition continues on the Border Coast this weekend, with Easter egg hunts scheduled. In Brookings, the event is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday at Azalea Park, rain or shine. It’s hosted by the Brookings Elks Lodge. On Sunday, the Crescent City Jaycees will present its annual event, this year at the Del Norte Fairgrounds, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. In Gold Beach, the fun starts at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Turtle Rock R.V. Resort on Hunter Creek Loop.
In sports news:
* Del Norte High’s long-time and successful boys basketball coach, Blaine Lopez, stepped down from the post this week, following a 27-year career with the Warriors. Lopez, who is in the school’s Hall of Fame, wrapped up his final season with a 17-9 overall record, reaching the quarterfinals of the North Coast Section playoffs. His successor is yet to be named.