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April 10, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No, it's not pronounced Gas - KET . It is GAS-key , and it's nothing more than settlement along U.S. 199 in the northwest corner of California in Del Norte County--which the natives call Del Nort , not Del Nor-tay . Foreign influence here is minimal--foreign meaning any other part of California. Formal is wearing anything shinier than jeans to dinner. Want to see how California was before all the people came? Want to see a water ouzel?
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February 25, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Cleanup crews are working to keep a diesel spill from seeping into a pristine Northern California waterway about 10 miles south of the Oregon border. Officials with the Department of Fish and Game said Sunday that workers mopping up about 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled from a tanker truck last week had found fuel in a trench about 50 feet from the Smith River. The Smith is the last major undammed river in California and a favorite of anglers for its stocks of salmon and steelhead.
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February 25, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Cleanup crews are working to keep a diesel spill from seeping into a pristine Northern California waterway about 10 miles south of the Oregon border. Officials with the Department of Fish and Game said Sunday that workers mopping up about 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled from a tanker truck last week had found fuel in a trench about 50 feet from the Smith River. The Smith is the last major undammed river in California and a favorite of anglers for its stocks of salmon and steelhead.
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October 20, 2002
California SeaEscape Motel, 15370 U.S. 101 North, Smith River 95567; (707) 487-7333, fax (707) 487-0209. "Beachfront motel, one mile from the Oregon border, 10 minutes from the redwoods. Miles of sandy beaches. Suite-type accommodations -- with kitchens and patios -- are clean, comfortable and quiet." Doubles start at $55. Lynn Monroe, Palmdale * France Hotellerie de Plein-Air, Bois de Boulogne Campground, Allee du Bord de l'Eau, 75 016 Paris; 011-33-1-4524-3081, fax 011-33-1-4224-4295, www.
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June 25, 1995 | JOHN McKINNEY
Northernmost of California's redwood state parks, Jedediah Smith beckons the hiker with both a primeval redwood forest and the banks of the Smith River, the state's only major river without a dam. The park honors mountain man and pathfinder Jedediah Smith, credited with discovering (for westbound travelers) the Rocky Mountains pass through which most California--and Oregon-bound--emigrants traveled.
TRAVEL
October 20, 2002
California SeaEscape Motel, 15370 U.S. 101 North, Smith River 95567; (707) 487-7333, fax (707) 487-0209. "Beachfront motel, one mile from the Oregon border, 10 minutes from the redwoods. Miles of sandy beaches. Suite-type accommodations -- with kitchens and patios -- are clean, comfortable and quiet." Doubles start at $55. Lynn Monroe, Palmdale * France Hotellerie de Plein-Air, Bois de Boulogne Campground, Allee du Bord de l'Eau, 75 016 Paris; 011-33-1-4524-3081, fax 011-33-1-4224-4295, www.
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February 13, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drizzling remnants of a weekend storm do not dampen the optimism of Chuck Overson as he drives along the Smith River, home of California's largest steelhead. While a visitor admires the stands of stately redwoods, Overson, who operates Six Rivers Guide Service, studies the clear, emerald-green flow of the river. "Your timing is perfect," he says. "This water looks great. You should have great fishing tomorrow."
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March 1, 1998 | TOM KENWORTHY, WASHINGTON POST
Westerners have been squabbling over water almost since the first pioneers crossed the Great Plains. Ranchers fought over water rights in river valleys that are the arteries of life here. Growing metropolises like Denver and Los Angeles diverted rural water over mountain ranges. In the West of the 1990s, with its booming growth and affluence, water is more than ever a contested prize.
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September 2, 1992 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clippers are ready. The New York Knicks are ready. The Orlando Magic is ready. But Stanley Roberts is not. So three teams and four other players, not to mention the destination of three draft choices, await the decision of a 22-year-old with one year of NBA experience to see if a major trade will be completed. As an executive from one of the clubs involved said: "The kid holds all the cards."
NEWS
July 12, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Water levels in key streams, reservoirs and ground wells remain below normal throughout drought-stricken California, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The agency's hydrologists monitored five key streams. The flows ranged from 40% below normal on the Arroyo Seco east of Pasadena to 10% below normal on the Smith River near Crescent City.
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March 1, 1998 | TOM KENWORTHY, WASHINGTON POST
Westerners have been squabbling over water almost since the first pioneers crossed the Great Plains. Ranchers fought over water rights in river valleys that are the arteries of life here. Growing metropolises like Denver and Los Angeles diverted rural water over mountain ranges. In the West of the 1990s, with its booming growth and affluence, water is more than ever a contested prize.
TRAVEL
June 25, 1995 | JOHN McKINNEY
Northernmost of California's redwood state parks, Jedediah Smith beckons the hiker with both a primeval redwood forest and the banks of the Smith River, the state's only major river without a dam. The park honors mountain man and pathfinder Jedediah Smith, credited with discovering (for westbound travelers) the Rocky Mountains pass through which most California--and Oregon-bound--emigrants traveled.
SPORTS
September 2, 1992 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clippers are ready. The New York Knicks are ready. The Orlando Magic is ready. But Stanley Roberts is not. So three teams and four other players, not to mention the destination of three draft choices, await the decision of a 22-year-old with one year of NBA experience to see if a major trade will be completed. As an executive from one of the clubs involved said: "The kid holds all the cards."
SPORTS
April 10, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No, it's not pronounced Gas - KET . It is GAS-key , and it's nothing more than settlement along U.S. 199 in the northwest corner of California in Del Norte County--which the natives call Del Nort , not Del Nor-tay . Foreign influence here is minimal--foreign meaning any other part of California. Formal is wearing anything shinier than jeans to dinner. Want to see how California was before all the people came? Want to see a water ouzel?
SPORTS
February 13, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drizzling remnants of a weekend storm do not dampen the optimism of Chuck Overson as he drives along the Smith River, home of California's largest steelhead. While a visitor admires the stands of stately redwoods, Overson, who operates Six Rivers Guide Service, studies the clear, emerald-green flow of the river. "Your timing is perfect," he says. "This water looks great. You should have great fishing tomorrow."
NEWS
April 2, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
An 86-year-old pilot was killed near El Centro when his home-built plane lost power and hit a tree, authorities said. Freeman Henry Easton of Smith River was killed when his small Falcon XP Delta aircraft crashed about 10 minutes after takeoff, said Imperial County coroner-investigator Ralph Smith. Easton's grandson, Richard Carillo, 33, suffered a broken leg in the crash, but was able to pull the older man's body from the wreckage before the plane burst into flames, Smith said.
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