Green Rush Wreaks Havoc
In The News:
Twenty miles from Hyampom, near the border of the Six Rivers National Forest and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, a small crew of pot growers carved out a 50-acre garden. The garden in the hills above Bear Creek was raided and most of the 5,000 to 6,000 marijuana plants were uprooted and destroyed in August, but the growers’ stockpile of toxic chemicals and contaminated homemade reservoirs sat abandoned until last week.
Children from Hoopa Valley Elementary School lent a hand with the lettuce and other cool weather crops at the Community Garden on Friday, November 8. Students of Ms. Karin’s second grade class (from left to right), Tenoch Tapia, Kenek Turner and Redcloud Lincoln pat down the soil around lettuce starts with Meagan Baldy, the community [...]
By RHONDA BIGOVICH, TRT Contributing Writer Pat Bull, a local quilter, has an exhibit at the local Umpqua Bank in Willow Creek. Bull approached Manager Brittney Euan-Estrada to pitch the idea of the display. Euan-Estrada said, “We jumped at the offer when she suggested the idea of exhibiting her quilt work.” Bull has worked on [...]
For quite a while I have intended to read Sherman Alexie’s writing. He wrote the screenplay for the movie Smoke Signals. I have watched the movie many times. The story incites laughter, tears and recognition. He is a prolific writer of novels, short stories and poetry. The schools in the Hoopa Valley include his writings as part of reading curricula.
• Combining acetaminophen pain relievers (Tylenol) and even light amounts of alcohol can more than double the risk of kidney disease, new research suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 10,000 people who participated in the National Health and Nutrition survey. Almost half the people who combined acetaminophen and alcohol reported health problems or dysfunction related to the kidneys. If one drinks alcohol regularly, they should not take acetaminophen. Of course, they wouldn’t want to take acetaminophen for a hangover either. They may want to avoid over-the-counter medications altogether.
Reading the Nov 5th issue brought a clearer emerging debate of a sustainable model for Hoopa. I would suggest, that one of the most important elements the native community should work with would be to develop its resources (ie: the land) for its own community.