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The Digital 299 project will consist of an underground conduit system, large-sized fiber optic cable and a half-dozen prefabricated buildings. The cable will roughly follow Highway 299, but will diverge onto alternative routes to minimize traffic control on the highway during construction./Photos courtesy of Inyo Networks Inc.

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Memorial Day Weekend at Shasta-Trinity National Forest

23-20 USFS-Memorial Day PR-Whiskeytown Lake“Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends on the forest and visitors are encouraged to arrive early to find limited ‘first come, first served campsites’. All reservable sites are probably full, but visitors can or call toll-free 877-444-6777 to make sure, or to make reservations for future trips,” said Public Affairs Officer Carol Underhill.

VOICES: California Needs to Change Ways to Save Salmon

23-20 Fishing BoatsA new report from UC Davis released this week states 75 percent of California salmon, steelhead and trout species are likely to become extinct within the next century if current trends continue. In related news, there will be no salmon fishing season in far Northern California and a limited season in Central California.

Suspect Arrested In Happy Camp Homicide Investigation

Dakota Michael Bearquiver, 24, of Happy Camp./Photo courtesy of Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.On May 9, at about 7:40 p.m., Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) detectives and members of the SCSO’s Special Response Team arrested Dakota Michael Bearquiver, 24, of Happy Camp for the murder of Mr. Benjamin Arthur Camarena, 42, also of Happy Camp. The arrest was made in the 2500 block of Indian Creek Road in Happy Camp.

Grocery Store Plan In Action

Greenway team went on a walk-through of the previous grocery store site with tribal staff. The building was gutted down to the foundation and walls following a rat infestation that came to light in June of 2016 when the store was closed because of the health hazard it posed. /Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Riverts Tribune.Councilmember, Vivienna Orcutt said her dream store would sell locally grown and locally made products—products that aren’t the result of corporate agriculture’s assault on Trinity River water. And products that aren’t sprayed with poisons that make people sick or cause cancer.

Hoopa Elementary School Prohibits Cell Phone Use On Campus

cell_phone_ban_lifted“We’ve had some students using phones to instigate fights,” Wyant said. “We’ve also had situations where students have videoed others without their permission and videos have been posted on social media.”

Moon Honored With First Billy Frank Jr. Award

Hoopa Valley Tribe member Mel Moon was recently awarded the Bill Frank Jr. Award for his natural resources work for the Quileute Tribe in Washington./NWIFC file photo. By K. NEUMEYER, Northwest Treaty Tribes Longtime NWIFC commissioner, and Hoopa Tribal member, Mel Moon was the first recipient of the Billy Frank Jr., Leadership Award on March 9. The award recognizes Moon for his high degree of initiative, commitment, leadership and accomplishment in advancement, protection and recognition of tribal sovereignty, treaty-reserved rights and natural […]

HEALTH FRONT: Diabetes Hope, Energy Drinks and Heart, Deadly Fashions

Scientists report a big step forward in the fight against type 1 diabetes. A 43-year-old-single mother with dangerously difficult-to-control diabetes had insulin-producing islet cells introduced into the belly. The cells began producing insulin faster than expected, and after a year she is doing well and doesn’t require insulin injections, the University of Miami reports. The new surgery was minimally invasive.

VOICES: School Violence and Cell Phones

There has been an alarming trend at Hoopa Elementary School in the last couple of weeks involving inappropriate cell phone use and violence. All parents should be aware so they can talk to their children, and prepare them for an incident in case one occurs. The following are just two examples that are true and happened recently.