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MIll Creek Restoration for Cover

The Hoopa Valley Tribal Fisheries Department, assisted by crews from Hoopa Valley Roads and Aggregate and Kapel Construction, will work through June to restore the flood plain area of Mill Creek in Hoopa to improve salmon spawning and rearing habitat./Photo by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune.

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Sworn to Serve

Karl NortonPromotions: Jason Benge – Compliance Officer, Andre Hale – Animal Control Facilities, Manager, Mark Peterson – Investigator, Jennifer Turner – Investigator, Natalie McCall – Senior Dispatcher, Chelsey Camilli – Correctional Corporal, Samantha Sintic – Correctional Corporal.

Environmental Smoke Can Harm the Young

Second and thirdhand smoke are also known as environmental tobacco smoke. These two poisonous compounds come from the lit end of cigarettes, pipes, and cigars and contain about 4,000 chemicals. Whenever a child breathes in secondhand smoke or touches a surface polluted by smoke they are exposed to these substances.

Worst Salmon Run on Record

TRT File PhotoThe total tribal allocation—which must be shared amongst the Hoopa and Yurok Tribes—is set at about 814 adult salmon. Typically the Yurok Tribe claims 80 percent of the harvest allocation and the Hoopa Tribe claims the remaining 20 percent. That’s about 650 fish for the Yurok Tribe and about 160 for the Hoopa Tribe.

Tribes Join Together to Lead Search for Missing Happy Camp Man

23-16 HC Homicide-Ben Camarena-WEB VERSIONThe Karuk Tribe assembled a search party in Happy Camp Wednesday to continue the search for 42-year-old Karuk Tribal member Benjamin Camarena.

Electrical Outages Top Historical Humboldt County Averages

Cherry Flat in Hoopa, January 2017 Storm./Two Rivers Tribune file photo.The 2016/2017 winter storms dropped hundreds, if not thousands of snow-loaded trees on electrical lines in Humboldt County, especially in communities along the Highway 96 corridor from Willow Creek to Somes Bar.

Mill Creek Restoration in Full Swing

Mill Creek Restoration Plan./Map courtesy of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Fisheries Department.Baby salmon need protection from a swath of threats awaiting them after they hatch. If they are strong enough to survive one-to-two years in fresh water, they might make it to the sea where they feed and mature into adults, swim back to their natal stream to spawn and complete their lifecycle.

Health Front: New Genetic Health Risks, Drugs and Hair Samples

• The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests. Known as the 23andMe Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk Tests, they assess a person’s inherited risk for 10 diseases and conditions.

Hometown Heroes Part Two

Hoopa Tribal Police Officer, Robert Buckman stands next to his patrol vehicle. Buckman graduated from College of the Redwoods Police Academy in 2015./Photo by Rhonda Bigovich, Two Rivers Tribune Contributor.In 2015, HVTP Officer, Robert Buckman graduated with the 116 Police Academy class at College of the Redwoods. Buckman said he had always aspired to become a police officer. Now at age 23, Buckman is in his second year of policing and the youngest fire captain at the Hoopa Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD).