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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 →

A Night to Remember

20-21 Prom king and queen-Clinton Kane and Aymee PerryHoopa Valley High School seniors Aymee Perry and Clinton Kane were crowned the 2014 Prom Queen and King./Photo courtesy of Kelly Jarnaghan. Read More →

Hoopa Hits High Note

The Hoopa Valley High School Choir brought home a first place trophy from Music in the Park at Great America in Santa Clara last weekend. The high school and junior high school choir competition was hosted by Milpitas High School and featured both large and small choirs, bands and symphonies. Not only did they sing on stage in front of judges, they sang throughout the entire 14 hours of drive time. Back row from left to right: Lucas Burns, William Choki, Makayla Ward, Zannette Wickard, Tristin Moon; Front row from left to right: Shelby Gore, Minnie McKelvey, Kinsan Hostler, Angel Muro./Photo courtesy of Becky Cape Read More →

In the Swing of Things

Bill Allison, left, director of College of the Redwoods Jazz Orchestra, was back in Willow Creek to help keep everyone in the swing of things on Sunday, April 13. The concert was a fundraiser for Dream Quest youth performing arts programs, and followed an hour of free swing dance lessons for everyone. Allison said, “It’s […] Read More →

Earth Day Comes Early to Hoopa

The Community Garden was the site of lots of earth-friendly activities, with dozens of booths manned by everyone from gardening advisors to the Hoopa Tribal Environmental Protection Agency (TEPA), on Friday, April 18. Read More →

Recreation Department Holds End of Spring Break Celebration

Families gathered at Pookey’s Park for an afternoon barbeque on Friday, April 18 – after the last workday before Easter weekend – to say goodbye to Spring Break. Read More →

Braves Take Division Cheer Competition

Hoopa Braves Cheerleaders took first place in the B1 Division cheerleading competition at the 2014 Jaycees Tournament in Crescent City on March 8, 2014. You can view the routine on YouTube: Hoopa Jaycees 2014. Top Row: Maggie Peters, Tanya Ryles, Cherish Cyr, Elsie McCovey, Lillian Neuroth, Naschewen Hunsucker, Stephanie Lewis. Bottom row: Loowyza Colegrove, Hailey […] Read More →

Love List

The crowd clapped at every scene change and laughed loudly throughout the romantic comedy’s Sunday matinee performance at the Camp Kimtu Cookhouse in Willow Creek. Both Pintos were joined on stage by Richard Junkin and directed by Rick Stewart (in his directorial debut) for this funny and unpredictable performance of the play written by Norm Foster. Libby Pinto said, “The best part is hearing all of the laughter from the audience.” Read More →