Restoring Vital Habitat

New Supply Creek Diversions have been made and this work will increase the amount of high quality in-stream habitat available for salmon throughout various stream flow conditions./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers Tribune.

New Supply Creek Diversions have been made and this work will increase the amount of high quality in-stream habitat available for salmon throughout various stream flow conditions./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers Tribune.

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Supply Creek Restoration Project

New Supply Creek Diversions have been made and this work will increase the amount of high quality in-stream habitat available for salmon throughout various stream flow conditions./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers Tribune.The 2015 restoration work was needed because the 1964 flood destroyed salmon, steelhead and Pacific lamprey habitat. Deep pools and winter habitat were impaired. Emergency repairs by the Army Corps of Engineers created levees and channels which constrain salmon, steelhead trout and Pacific lamprey habitat.

VOICES: Tsewenaldin John, My Family’s Oral History

My Grandfather, Ernest Marshall, always began the story the same way. “It was either Christmas or New Year (1860) because the soldiers were drinkin’. My Grandmother, Nonesche’, was nine months pregnant and went into labor.” On this same night another woman, who was also pregnant, went down to the spring below the village (the spring the Medildin camp uses when they camp below the bridge for Jump Dance). Two drunk soldiers tried to rape her but she fought back. She had an awl made from the foreleg of a deer in her moccasin and she stabbed one of the soldiers with it. The woman escaped and went back to tell the people what had happened. The soldiers returned to Fort Gaston. My Grandfather said, “That night my father (James Marshall) was born. The men gathered to talk about what to do. They decided they needed to leave, but they waited for three days, until Nonesche’ could travel.” The soldier who was stabbed lived for three days, but then died from his wounds. Then they packed up as much as they could carry, headed out in the middle of the night, “they first went to Grouse Prairie.”

Health Front: Drug Prices Surge Without Controls

Pfizer Inc., on January 1 raised U.S. prices on more than 100 of its drugs, some as high as 20 percent, according to statistics compiled by global information services company Wolters Kluwer. Pfizer also plans to leave the U.S.when it concludes a $160 million merger with Ireland-based Allergan Pic, primarily to reduce its U.S. taxes.

Humboldt Health Study Shows Native Americans Die Younger Than Whites

This graph displays the Health Inequity of average age at death in Humboldt County 1996-2012. The red blocks show the average age of death for Whites. The lavender line with X-marks represents Indians. From Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services. American Indian people in Humboldt County,on average, will die 12 years earlier than their White counterparts, according to the most recent summary of health trends by the county’s health department.

One-Vehicle Crash Claims Woman’s Life

Women dies, infant uninjured in roll-over crash near Slate Creek on State Route 96./Photo by Leslie Lollich, Two Rivers Tribune contributor.The California Highway Patrol says the 24-year old woman was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown over the bank and died at the scene. Her two-year old daughter, who was unrestrained, was taken to Mad River Community Hospital as a precautionary measure and determined uninjured.

River Activists and Tribes Prepare For Water Board Public Hearings in Orleans, Arcata and Yreka

Former Hoopa Valley Tribal Council Member, Hayley Hutt shown outside of the California Water Resources Control Board Meeting in Sacramento on  July 17, 2012, where the Hoopa Tribe has continually asked the Water Board to stop stalling the 401 Clean Water Certification process for PacifiCorp. The Hoopa Valley Tribe has argued that stalling the 401 certification process only buys PacifCorp more without being accoutnable for the poor water quality conditions their dams cause on the Klamath River./TRT file photo. The schedule includes a meeting Thursday, January 14, in Sacramento, then meetings in Arcata on Monday, January 25, and in Orleans and Yreka, both on Tuesday, January 26. The Orleans session is an add-on requested by the Karuk Tribe in their effort to encourage more input from people in the river communities. It is a step in the process open to both scientists and to locals who may want to make sure the Water Board does not overlook any issue dam opponents consider important.

Prepare For Slides

This rock slide temporarily closed State Route 96 west of Happy Camp. Several rock slides on  SR-96 and SR-299 caused road closures or controlled traffic throughout recent storms./Photo courtesy of actionnewsnow.com.In the past couple of weeks, slides have closed highways on both state routes 96 and 299, sometimes for a couple of hours, sometimes for a couple days. As of Friday, highway 96 was open to one-way traffic near Clear Creek south of Happy Camp. All state routes on 299 in the Two Rivers region were open.

12-Year-Old Girl Rescued From The Trinity River

Emergency personnel go the call just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The youth was clinging to rocks on a cliff near Knight’s Park in Willow Creek. As crews began to respond, the victim fell into the river. At around 4:30 p.m. the victim was in an ambulance getting treatment on scene.