Events

Tony Hacking Memorial Bigfoot Birding

Birders gathered together for a group photo near the Camp Creek confluence with the Klamath River, Saturday, May 6, 2017./Photo courtesy Teresa Hacking. The Tony Hacking Memorial Bigfoot Birding Day accomplishes this in the Orleans community. Hacking led local birding events as the wildlife biologist on the Orleans Ranger District for the Six Rivers National Forest. Read More →

Wildflower Hunters Gather Flora for Show

Purple Trillium./Photo by Charlotte Krupp, Two Rivers Tribune.Five folks went out to collect wildflowers for Willow Creek’s China Flat Museum’s Annual Wildflower show on May 5-6. The event not only celebrates the flora of eastern Humboldt County, it also signals the season opening of the China Flat Museum. Read More →

Firewise Community and Youth Ecology Day Fair

Fair timeC-4The Ham Radio demonstration was a big hit with the kids and Local 4-H kids brought some of their projects; chickens, rabbits and rockets to share with the community. A water safety demonstration was held and children were given free bike helmets that they later decorated with pipe cleaners and stickers. Read More →

VOICES: Women’s Wellness Gathering Thank YOu

23-18 WomenThank you to all our local and regional collaborating partners who made the 15th Annual Native Women and Girls Wellness Gathering a great success. More than 50 women of all ages attended this annual event entitled “The Sacredness of Motherhood”. Presenters shared information about what makes a healthy pregnancy and childhood, and growing, cooking and preparing healthy foods. Networking and educational presentations on health and wellness included, pain management, massage, essential oils, reflexology, gardening, Tai Chi, Hands Are For Healing Quilting, domestic violence, and diabetes prevention and disease management. Read More →

Searching for Sasquatch

Bob Gimlin shares a friendly conversation with Chelsey Dickson, one of the organizers of Willow Creek’s famed Bigfoot Days Celebration. The Bigfoot Festival on Saturday, April 29 mimicked the annual Bigfoot Days Celebration that is held every Labor Day weekend. Dickson also helped coordinate events at last weekend’s festival./Photos by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune. Bigfoot hunters, trackers, researchers and enthusiasts convened in Willow Creek on Saturday, April 29, to revel in all things Bigfoot alongside the cast and crew from Finding Bigfoot, a reality TV show on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet. Read More →

Everyone’s A Painter

Rick Tolley, a painter from the coast, helped organize a painters’ day Saturday with a team from the Karuk Tribe’s Pikyav Field Institute. The field had been mowed in advance but the mower had left big clusters of California poppies./Photo by Malcolm Terence, Two Rivers Tribune Contributor.  Forget the calendar. The first day of spring in Orleans was last Saturday, and dozens of locals of all ages showed up to observe it at a painter’s picnic. A handful of established painters from the coast also joined in. A crew of Karuk Tribe organizers set up the “Drawing Connections” event at the site that once held the Orleans Hotel. Read More →

River Warriors

The Warrior Institute competed in the Class V Cal Salmon River Race this weekend and took home first place in the paddle raft division. Led by Dr. Joshua Strange and Joseph Marshall, the River Warriors team finished the seven mile run with a time of 48 minutes. The overall fastest paddler was professional kayaker Nick Troutman at 37 minutes, who just beat fellow pro and local Rush Sturgis. Paddle raft racing is a growing international sport with the World Cup being held this year in Japan./Photo by Lyra Cressey. The Warrior Institute competed in the Class V Cal Salmon River Race and took home first place in the paddle raft division. Led by Dr. Joshua Strange and Joseph Marshall, the River Warriors team finished the seven mile run with a time of 48 minutes. The overall fastest paddler was professional kayaker Nick Troutman at 37 minutes, who just beat fellow pro and local Rush Sturgis. Paddle raft racing is a growing international sport with the World Cup being held this year in Japan./Photo by Lyra Cressey. Read More →

VOICES: Maori Healing Techniques Brought to River People

I believe the Maori Healing methods are the closest methods to our own on this continent and we can learn from them, eventually finding our own Traditional Healing methods. We have been hosting these events through the non-profit, The Indigenous Youth Foundation assisted by small grants and fundraising. Funds are raised so that community members can freely come for a healing. Nobody is turned away. Elders, children—everyone is welcome to learn from the Maori Healers. All we ask is for gifts and offerings for the Healers, as they have traveled a long way to bring their Traditional Healing to us. Read More →