54th Annual All-Indian Basketball Tournament

54th Annual All-Indian Basketball Tournament Royalty.The 54th Annual All Indian Basketball Tournament brought teams from around Indian Country together for a weekend of friendly competition and fun. As is traditional, local young women compete for tournament royalty positions by fundraising in the community. The proceeds help pay tournament expenses. From left to right: 2015 Little Princess Tylie McKinnon, 2015 Queen […] Read More →

Book-of-the-Year Author Brings Comedy to Serious Issues

Neila Kuska couldn’t keep a straight face. She said Alexie was hilarious. She quoted Alexie in a Facebook post, “All you native kids running around with the latest iPhones aren’t deprived you little #$@%.”/Photo courtesy of Neila Kuska.Not a soul was left sitting as applause roared through Van Duzer Theatre on March 5 following Sherman Alexie’s two-hour laugh-a-palooza before a sold-out crowd at Humboldt State University. Read More →

Local Fighter Undefeated

Orion Cosce at recent fight at Blue Lake Casino. Cosce said he stays true to himself and hasn’t changed. Coach for the Lost Boys,  Uriah Naimone instructs his fighters that “People don’t plan the fail-They fail to plan.”/Photo Courtesy of Ernesto Balderramos“I will be on TV someday, without a doubt, whether it be on USF or Global Fighting,” said Cosce. “I enjoy MMA fighting because it is a one-on-one sport. You cannot blame others’ mistakes for you losing.” Read More →

First Baptist Church of Hoopa Ordains New Pastor at Well-Attended Ceremony

Newly-ordained Pastor Ethan “Red Eagle” Lawton, center left, talked with Hoopa Elder Maggie Dickson, center right, after the ceremony on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Hoopa. / Photo by Kristan Korns Lawton said his good friend Caprice Agglof, who helps organize the yearly Vacation Bible School (VBS) in Hoopa, first drew him to Hoopa. “I hadn’t heard of Hoopa until about two years ago,” Lawton said. “I’ll be here for as long as God leads; two years, 10 years…” Read More →

Meeting of the Fire Minds

Learning to burn. The public met in SawyerDuring the summer, one of the driest on record, 220,000 acres were afire in the Klamath Forest and, at the peak, 6,800 firefighters were deployed. It all cost approximately $175 million. The Two Rivers Tribune attended the Salmon River AAR session. The area near the community of Sawyers Bar burned in the White’s Fire and there were a few days when the town itself was threatened. Read More →

Scientists, Tribes, Firefighters Trade Solutions

Carl Skinner was just one month from retirement last week, the final stretch in a long, productive career. It’s the month when many are tempted into short-timer minimalism, but instead he traveled to Orleans for three busy days of conferencing with fire managers, tribal practitioners, fire-aware locals and other scientist-researchers like himself. Read More →

Raptors, Owls and Carnivorous Plants in Willow Creek

It seemed like there was a little bit of everything happening Saturday, April 14, when beaded skulls, nature photography, falcons, owls, carnivorous plants, and dozens of children and parents collided at Studio 299 in Willow Creek. Read More →

Hoopa Walk of Honor Set for Wednesday, April 23

Project Connect is sponsoring the 2014 Walk of Honor on the Hoopa Valley High School track to mark Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month on Wednesday, April 23. Read More →