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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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Attempted Armed Robbery at Hoopa Mini Mart

Hoopa Mini MartOn Thursday, May 18, at about 7:20 a.m., The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office along with the California Highway Patrol and the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police responded to a business on Highway 96, in Hoopa for a report of an armed robbery.

Track Champions

Kisdyante Joseph, Alanna Nulph, and Emilee Mabry stop for a photo as they celebrate their victory at the North Coast Sections meet last weekend. Joseph placed first in the Class A competition and Mabry placed third.  The throwing duo will compete at the Meet of Champions this coming weekend in Berkeley where they hope to move forward to the State Championships in Fresno./Photo courtesy of Alanna Nulph, HHS track and field coach. Junior Kisdyante Joseph is the 2017 Girls Shotput champion, dominating the competition and successfully defending her title from last year. This moves her on to the Meet of Champions in Berkeley to compete with all the top champions in the entire North Coast Section, large schools included. She is currently ranked fourth, and presents a real threat to move on to the California State Championships in Fresno. Senior Emilee Mabry is the 2017 Girls Discus bronze medalist, overcoming many hurdles and proving herself worthy to move on to the Meet of Champions where very few elite athletes are allowed to compete. Emilee has been throwing since the sixth grade, and was finally rewarded for her dedication.

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 […]