Restoring Vital Habitat
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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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.