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Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey, center, and 5th District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg, right, talked about law enforcement staffing levels and possible ballot measures with the WCCSD Board of Directors and community members on Thursday, March 27. /Photo by Kristan Korns, Two Rivers Tribune

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Sheriff Downey: Law Enforcement Coverage Comes With a Price Tag

Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey and 5th District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg were in Willow Creek on Thursday, March 27, to let residents know that law enforcement coverage won’t be increasing before 2017. Downey told the audience the economic downturn combined with an unexpectedly slow recovery had forced cuts in law enforcement coverage.

Tribe Negotiating Carbon Credit Deal with BP

The Hoopa Valley Tribe is negotiating a multi-million-dollar deal with BP to create carbon offset credits by agreeing not to cut down trees in tribal-owned old-growth timberlands. BP, formerly known as British Petroleum, is the fifth largest company in the world. It has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in carbon credit exchanges and carbon offset programs, like Target Neutral.

Honored U.S. Veteran Fighting to Win Her Own Battle against Cancer

It was right after Thanksgiving when Charlene O’Rourke got word she was diagnosed with Stage Four Gastric Adenocarcinoma. O’Rourke wound up in the San Louis Obispo emergency room, where they found a blockage in her intestines; she described it as the size and shape of a potato.

New Addresses on the Way for Every Building in Hoopa

Hoopa’s lack of street addresses and house numbers will soon be a thing of the past. The Tribe’s Planning and Natural Resources Departments are pushing ahead with a plan to give addresses to every building on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.

Shake up for K’ima:w Medical Center Board

The Hoopa Valley Tribal Council voted on Monday, March 24, to advertise and interview for all positions on K’ima:w Medical Center’s (KMC) Board. Chairperson Danielle Vigil-Masten advised current K’ima:w Board members that they would remain in place until the positions were filled.

Watershed Education 20 Years and Counting

It’s been twenty years since AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project members first stepped foot in local classrooms. Since that time, hundreds of students have been exposed to the “Real Science” curriculum, which focuses on watersheds issues and different topics involving salmon anatomy and their life cycle. This collaborative effort between the U.S. Forest Service, AmeriCorps, and the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District places members in classrooms stretching from Pecwan, Hoopa, and Orleans, and grade levels from kindergarten to eighth grade.

The Not so Great Debate

The League of Women’s Voters hosted a Hoopa Valley Tribal Council Candidate forum along with KIDE 91.3 FM last Wednesday, March 26, but most of the candidates didn’t show up, neither did the tribal membership.

Missing Man May Have Connections to Hoopa

Romeo "Bo" Glaze was reportedly last seen on March 10, 2014. Glaze is 26 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and around 160 pounds. He’s tan complected with short, dark curly hair.