College Of The Redwoods closing Coastal Campus, B of A not occupying Ft Bragg after May 30th, Dump the Dump and Ft Bragg Wrestlers stay undefeated.
A rumor has circulating for a few weeks that the Ft. Bragg branch of Bank of America is closing down.
A longtime employee, who has been with the Ft. Bragg Bank of America since the late 70’s, then confirmed with us that they are indeed shutting down the local branch at the end of May, and apparently, will not even have an ATM machine.
The future of the Mendocino Coast campus of College of the Redwoods is up in the air.
At a meeting earlier this week in Eureka, the college Board of Trustees deliberated on what can be done to make the Todd Point campus viable to keep as a learning institution. They got an earful from local trustee Barbara Rice who asked College President Kathy Smith why so much of the curriculum had been cut at her campus while other less profitable curriculum were allowed to continue at the College of the Redwoods campus in Eureka.
Last Saturday, a group of concerned citizens gathered at the Ft. Bragg library conference room to see if they can prevent the proposed Coastal Transfer station from being constructed on Highway 20.
Most of those in attendance were neighbors who feel that the negative impacts of siting the facility at that location far outweigh the benefits. Representatives from the Skunk Train and Waste Management were also invited to offer different solutions to the current plan.
The Ft. Bragg high school wrestling team is off to their best start in years.
Coach Bernie Norvell has an awesome group of grapplers who are undefeated on the mats with a 7-0 record in duo meets. They have already beat last year’s league champion Upper Lake and perennial powerhouse Willits. They next wrestle at home on Wednesday February 12th at 5 pm up at the high school gymnasium. Some of the top team members are 145 pound Shane Tupper, Matt Hautala at 152 lbs. freshman Michael Cavender at 182 lbs and heavyweight Brian Beckwith. Ty Sutton, Mateus Lima and Will Pacorney were also singled for praise by Coach Norvell.
The Ft. Bragg police announced that they have arrested 25 year old Ft. Bragg resident Kenton Colberg on burglary charges following an all points bulletin they released for his capture.
Colberg is accused of stealing 2 chainsaws and several firearms from a resident at 215 and a half Souh Whipple Street back on January 30th. The chainsaws were recovered at his mother’s house, but he remained at large. A routine traffic stop on the 600 block of Mainstreet in Ft. Bragg occurred at 2:15 in the morning on February 5th, and Officer O’Neal of the Ft. Bragg police department recognized the passenger in the vehicle as Colberg. He was arrested at the scene, booked at the Ft. Bragg Police Department and transferred to the Mendocino County jail on charges of burlary and possession of stolen property. Once again that’s 25 year old Ft. Bragg resident Kenton Michael Colberg.
Longtime local businessman Tony Canclini lost his battle with cancer last week.
Anthony Canclini was born in Ft. Bragg back in 1937 and graduated from Ft. Bragg High School. He began a career in retail after a 2 year stint in the army and remained in the town he loved so much. Canclini worked at the Company Store when it really was the old Union Lumber Company Store. He later became the manager of the popular Sea Fair store before it was bought out by Daley’s back in the early 80’s. Canclini then teamed-up with partner Ed Andre and opened an appliance store on Franklin Street, before becoming the sole owner of Canclini TV and Appliance. Tony was a big fan of the San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco 49ers.