Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
* Gusting winds and low humidity are expected to produce increased fire behavior in the Klondike Fire, and more smoke is expected to lead to some unhealthy air quality in various Curry and Del Norte County areas. Now over two months old, the blaze grew more than 500 acres Sunday and is approaching 150,000 acres burned. It is 72 percent contained.
* Hospital billing related to levels of service will be discussed today at the Del Norte Healthcare District Board of Directors meeting, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. Reports regarding the Open Door Clinic, and concerns about Sutter Coast Hospital will be covered as well. The meeting will be in the community wellness center, 550 E. Washington Boulevard in Crescent City.
* The Yurok Tribe is joining forces with other agencies to begin what it is calling a history-making fish habitat restoration project on the South Fork Trinity River. The effort is in response to major declines of spring Chinook salmon stocks, which are reportedly on the verge of collapse. Working with Columbia Helicopter, approximately 300 whole trees will be placed within a five-mile stretch of the river. This technique will help form wetlands, new side channels, and create other fish-friendly features.
* The Christian groups Plumb and Unspoken, will perform in concert this evening at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church on Douglas Street in Crescent City. The performance begins at 7 o’clock. Call 714-545-8900 for tickets and information.
In sports news:
* Del Norte High’s volleyball team returns to Big Five Conference action tonight, taking on Arcata at home in Thunen Gymnasium. Varsity game time is slated for 6:30 p.m.