Spring Wild

20-18 Wildflower show

From trilliums to kitten ears, more than 100 local wildflowers filled the Willow Creek Museum last weekend  during the Annual Wildflower Show. Displayed in antique glass bottles and jars, most of the flowers bore a name placard.  Some were mystery flowers still unidentified by local flower enthusiasts. The show, complete with a potluck and guest speaker, celebrates springtime and marks the seasonal opening of the Willow Creek China Flat Museum. The museum showcases local mining, tribal, logging and bigfoot history./Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune.


In The News:

Acquiring Skills in a Good Way

NDN Center staff from left to right: Thomas Gordon, Erika Chase, Ginger Rogers and Lea Pratt./Photo courtesy of Ginger RogersEarlier that morning, Rogers had reeled through Hupa words for human anatomy in a class of seventh graders at Hoopa Elementary school. The students circled around her slapped their knees, pointed to their eyes, ears, mouth and heads over and over, never once wearying of the repetition. Some shouted, while others mouthed silently. Sometimes they had the right body part, and sometimes not. They all tried, and they got better even just in a few minutes time.

Students Rally for Diversity at HSU

“There is something about the drum that certainly brings all our collective energies together to be cast out to the people,” Lonyx Landry said. Within minutes, over 50 students, faculty and local Native American tribal members surrounded a dormant drum lying underneath the overhang of Humboldt State’s University Center.

Heroin and Meth Packaged for Sale Discovered During Vehicle Investigation

Packaged heroin and meth was discovered during a vehicle investigation at Tish Tang Campground in Hoopa. Officers arrested Hoopa residents Peter Dennis Jackson, age 62, and Healani Langley, age 55, for possession of a controlled substance for sales, transportation of a controlled substance and other charges including resisting arrest.

Eel River Disposal and Tom’s Trash Compromise on Willow Creek Franchise

Local owned Tom’s Trash is amidst negotiations with Eel River Disposal to continue garbage services in the Willow Creek area. They have reached an agreement that is pending county legal review./TRT file photo. After various meetings with Eel River Disposal, Tom’s Trash owner Josh McKnight is confident that a compromised contract proposal will keep his 40-year-old business in business.

Vandalism, Theft and Compulsive Arrangement in Willow Creek

 Children’s clothing and numerous other objects were found on Wednesday, May 7 inside the shed at the VFW Cemetery after a mowing crew discovered the lock broken. RIGHT: A child’s backpack with a name stenciled on the back was also found in the cemetery shed along along with items apparently arranged into some sort of a pattern for unknown reasons. “We have a wheelbarrow in there, and it was full of young children’s clothing. There was a girl’s jacket, a little kid’s ball cap, some baby booties, a kid’s pullover, a couple pairs of socks and a backpack with a little girl’s name stenciled on the front of it,” she said.

History Deeper Than a Thousand Walnut Roots

Nicole Ammon tells the stories that make up her family history, mostly surrounding the ranch house she recently restored./Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers TribuneHe also frequented the Indian School in Hupa and was well-liked according to historical accounts found in the Susie Baker Fountain Papers at Humboldt State University. Nicolé said it became too difficult for Fountain to transport goods and supplies over the old single-file mule bridge so he decided to build a bridge that could support motorized vehicles.

Nipped in the Bud

More than 600 marijuana plants were seized from Tishawnik Village in Orleans, a Karuk Ceremonial site, where a McKinleyville man was caught planting./Photo courtesy of Maymi Preston-Donahue.On Monday, April 28, Karuk Tribal members investigated suspicious behavior at a traditional ceremonial area while attempting to check their eel traps. River access roads were blocked with newly installed cables and they found a stranger to the area setting up camp; he was strongly advised to remove the cables immediately. The area, known as Tishawnik, is a sacred dance ground where the Karuk People have held the annual Pikyavish, or World Renewal Ceremonies, since the beginning of time.

School District Moves Full Steam Ahead on Repairs

“The whole roof needs to come off,” KTJUSD Superintendent, Dione Beilby said. “It’s leaking down into the gym. We absolutely cannot have puddles of water and roof tiles falling down.”