Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020
* Fallout continues following the arrest of two women who worked with students at Pine Grove Elementary School in Crescent City. Del Norte School District Superintendent Jeff Harris issued a press release saying that according to law enforcement, the alleged sexual abuse on a child did not happen on school property, was not with students at the school, and not related to the women’s employment. Katlin J. Nole and Kathleen M. Fusion remain in custody.
* Tension is expected to be high today when the Del Norte school board meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Education Center on Washington Boulevard in Crescent City. Salary negotiations between the district and the teachers’ union has been ongoing for a year, and the possibility of a strike looms.
* The Brookings Parks and Recreation Commission meets at 7 p.m. day in the city hall council chambers on Elk Drive. An update on Mill Beach is scheduled.
In sports news:
* Del Norte High’s boys basketball team won its 12th consecutive gave Wednesday, knocking off McKinleyville 52-48. The Warriors are now 4-0 halfway through the Big Five Conference schedule. Tonight, Del Norte’s girls team will play at Eureka starting at 7:30 p.m.
* Del Norte High’s championship football team continues to garner awards. Two Warriors — Levi Cox-Cooley and Anthony Slayton — were named to the Prep2Prep All North Coast Section second team. Chase Blackburn and Tanner Forker were both given honorable mention nods. Del Norte won Big Five, North Coast and Northern California championships in 2019.