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Update on Hwy 96 Paving and Construction In Hoopa

Local residents have voiced concerns about the current road conditions on Highway 96 in Hoopa. Many sections of the highway currently have grooved pavement, and contain several drops (bumps)./Photo by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune.“We’ve listened to the concerns of local residents and have instructed the contractor to apply cold mix to some of the ramps in the project area in order to make transitions smoother for motorists. That was done Wednesday. The project at hand has included unanticipated challenges: The asphalt plant the contractor utilized for materials encountered delays in production which pushed the completion date beyond summer, and then inclement weather conditions have pushed the completion date back even further. We understand that conditions have not been ideal and as community members ourselves, we know how frustrating this can be. We will continue to fine-tune our collaborative efforts with our contractors. We look forward to continuing collaboration with the community and tribe to enhance safety and traveling comfort,” Myles Cochrane, Public Information Officer for Caltrans said.

Hoopa Man Inducted Into College of the Redwoods Hall of Fame

The 1976 College of the Redwoods football team won a Golden Valley Conference championship in undefeated style beating Butte College 17-10. Loren Norton was inducted into the CR Hall of Fame. Norton is #77 pictured at the very top right hand corner of the photo.On September 24, College of the Redwoods held a ceremony to induct their 1976 football team into the CR Hall of Fame. It just so happens that Hoopa tribal member Loren Norton was a freshman at CR in 1976 and was a starting offensive tackle strong side. The 1976 CR football team won a Golden Valley Conference (GVC) championship in undefeated style beating Butte College 17-10 in the final GVC game of the season to take the crown. Their regular season record was a flawless 10-0. This year’s CR Hall of Fame class is only the fourth football team ever inducted into the CR Athletics Hall of Fame.

Karuk Fishermen at Ishi Pishi Falls, Still Dipnet Salmon Traditional Style

Ron Reed, right, explains his views on the losses of Karuk ecological knowledge and the efforts to rebuild it, between passes of dipnet fishing at Ishi Pishi Falls. His companion Brian Tripp, adds his own perspective./Photo by Jayme Kalal. Brian Tripp is well known for his gifts—poet and painter, sculptor and ceremonial singer—but he has another gift besides. He seems able to talk me into things.

All Indian Stick Game Tournament

img_4932The Hoopa Rodeo and the All Indian Stick game Tournament are all part of the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s week long Sovereign Day celebration. Boys ages 5 to adult participated in the stick game tournament held Sunday in Hoopa./Stick Photos by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune./Photos by TRT Staff

41st Annual Hoopa Rodeo Celebration

13907082_10154058477048423_1073773693198983219_nThe 41st Annual Hoopa Rodeo was held August 5-6. Cowboys and cowgirls from the California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association competed on Friday. On Saturday contestants from the Western States Indian Rodeo Association tried their hands and horses at roping, barrels and rough stock./Photos by TRT Staff

For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken

I read an article in the July 26, 2016 online edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken” by Kelly Field that I thought was particularly interesting and salient to College of the Redwoods. The author discussed the incredible challenges—poverty, joblessness, addiction, and abuse—Native peoples confront in Blackfeet reservation community in Browning, Montana and the anxiety young people face when they leave the reservation for college. I came away from reading the article with a profound appreciation for what our Klamath Trinity Instructional Site (KTIS) colleagues have accomplished in creating an extraordinary student success environment that supports our Native students’ academic achievement in Hoopa.

Why We Use Pressure Canning to Preserve Meat, Fish, Vegetables and Low Acid Foods

2016-food-preservation-workshopsMolds, yeasts and bacteria microorganisms are our friends and foes. Without them there would be no bread, yogurt, cheese, or pickles, and we couldn’t digest our food! Some, on the other hand, cause spoilage, ruining flavor and shelf life. Some will make us ill, some dangerously ill.

Health Front

The more you use your brain the more it continues working better for you. Some of us use our brains a lot and some of us have surrendered to watching television. Your brain is bound to shrink as you age – it’s unavoidable. The rate of brain shrinkage increases with age and is a major factor in early cognitive decline and premature death. Loss of memory and depression occur slowly and subtly when the brain shrinks. People can mistake this low mood and frustration as anger, or when just about everything around them appears to need critiquing.