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22-25 Rays-coverThe Hoopa Valley Tribe issued a press release to address the community about the rodent infestation and subsequent closure of the only grocery store in Hoopa, Ray’s Food Place.

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Hoopa Valley Tribe Acts To Protect Public Health and Safety

Last week, C&K Markets was informed by the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services of their concern about a rodent problem at the store and surrounding area. They have since accelerated pest control efforts already in place for a more aggressive solution with a professional pest control company. In addition to the rodent problem, a leaky roof was allowing water to drip down onto fresh produce. A drainage problem was found in the meat department. Polystyrene trays in the meat department were also found to be chewed by rodents./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers TribuneThe Hoopa Valley Tribe was notified of an extensive rodent infestation in a building it leases to Ray’s Food Place grocery store, which is owned by C & K Market, Inc., on June 10, 2016. In response, Tribal Chairman Ryan Jackson issued a statement to the Hoopa Valley community on Facebook on June 11, 2016, calling the conditions identified in a report by the Indian Health Service, “wholly unacceptable.”

Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District Mold Eradication Complete By November

One of the new and improved classrooms Hoopa Elementary junior high students and teachers are able to enjoy. They are equipped with heating and cooling, computers and much more./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers Tribune.Phase One of the district’s mold eradication started in April of 2014, when Trinity Valley Elementary School’s Gymnasium and six classrooms were shut down as well as Orleans Elementary School’s Gymnasium. In May 2015, both Hoopa High and Hoopa Elementary gymnasiums, four classrooms and six resource/pull-out rooms were closed due to mold.

Conspiracy Of Indifference: Press And Police Ignore Violence Against Native Women

Change is beginning to come, and it is at the grassroots level. By Mary Annette Pember.The “missing white woman syndrome,” explains the lack of media attention for missing Native women, according to Makoons Miller Tanner of Duluth. “Pretty, young, middle class white women make good victims versus Native women who may have criminal pasts,” noted Miller Tanner, who maintains the Justice for Native Women blog.

Cooking Healthy in Indian Country: Jammin’

22-23 CHIC-jam in jarsBlueberries are a magical berry full of great and wonderful things. The berry is rich in vitamin C. Your body does not store vitamin C, so you need to replenish it as much as you can. It helps repair and regrow tissue in your body, vitamin C is also an immune booster. Blueberries are also full of antioxidants which are great for detoxifying your body.

RedWind To Offer Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop In Yreka

All Native entrepreneurs are encouraged to register for this free two-day course. The training will benefit anyone who operates or is considering operating a small business.

Health Front: Some Herbal Alternatives For Pain and Swelling

• With the growing incidence of dependence of powerful pain relievers and anti-inflammatories, people are looking toward traditional herbs as a credible option. True, many people ultimately resort to the pharmaceutical pain killers due to urgency or desperation. But many wish there was another option that doesn’t come with dependence.

VOICES: School Board Addresses Community

As you know, the past school year has been challenging, but we are pleased to report that we have made significant strides in improving the quality of education and services provided to our students. We, the members of the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees, write to thank you for your patience, inconvenience, and flexibility during this school year, especially those of you who have personally committed your time, energy, and resources for the benefit of our students.

Bareback & Barrels

Hoopa was well represented at the Memorial Day All-Indian two-day Rodeo in Klamath Falls Oregon last weekend. Clay Ramone (center) placed second in the Bareback competition and Na-Rec Lyons (left) and Iris Hostler (right) competed in the Junior Barrel Racing competition./Photo courtesy of Allie Hostler.