Arts & Culture

Chalk it up for Books

23-23 Chalk it up for books-Lucky Bear CasinoEach year, the library lends its sidewalk to community artists who are commissioned by sponsors who purchase space on the sidewalk. The library raised $910 this year. The money will be used to purchase items that are not included in their annual budget; books, craft supplies and more. 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 →

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 →

Bigfoot Tales

Cover art provided by Bigfoot One. Visit their website at www.bigfootone.com Welcome to the Bigfoot Capital of the World. Klamath-Trinity communities love their furry friend of the forest so much that dozens of local businesses and products boast his name and likeness from the Bigfoot Burger at the Early Bird in Willow Creek to the larger-than-life metal sculpture in Happy Camp. Our community’s deep reverence for Bigfoot is steeped in a rich history of stories—personal accounts, legends, beliefs, investigation and mystery. Upon learning about the Bigfoot Festival planned by the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet, we cracked open our poorly organized vault of previously published Bigfoot stories and hand-picked a few of our favorites to share with you. The special edition is for sale now on eastern Humboldt newsstands. We couldn't fit all of what we wanted into the newspaper, so we're posting the overflow here. Read More →

Bold and Boundless

Leona Colegrove was featured on the Bold and Boundless website, an online magazine that celebrates the strength of women through mind, body and soul./Photo by Venessa Jose, Bold and Boundless founder and director. She walked into the studio and I immediately felt her positive energy. I reached out to Leona Colegrove weeks ago because she was nominated by a friend of mine, who told me a little about Leona’s incredible journey. I knew I had to meet her. A funny thing happened, a few days before the photo shoot, I realized I actually knew Leona from many years ago. Read More →

Karuk Storytellers Bypass Bookshelf

Ben Saxon, back to camera, polls students for their reactions after a lesson in oral tradition and storytelling at Junction School in Orleans./Photo by Malcolm Terence, Two Rivers Tribune Contributor.For generations children were taken from Native families in the U.S. and sent to Indian boarding schools where they were instructed in the English language white culture at the expense of their own language and culture. The Karuk Tribe is using a handful of federal grants to move in the other direction with the present generation of young people. The new program was put into action when a group of story tellers came to river schools. Besides the stories, the group shared xuun sára, acorn bread or crackers, and champínishich, yerba buena tea. Jesse Goodwin, one of the students, nodded appreciatively at the snacks and said he’d never had either before. His classmates agreed. Read More →

Hundreds Attend Memorial for Basket Weaver and Organizer in Orleans

Nearly 50 marchers left Orleans School headed for the bridge across the Klamath River. By the time they got there, their numbers had nearly doubled. Add that to the definition of River Time./Photo by Konrad Fisher, Klamath Riverkeeper. People gathered in large numbers in Orleans over the last week at three events. Each of them—a story-telling dinner with Standing Rock veterans, the memorial for a well-known Karuk organizer and a local version of the women’s marches held around the world—signaled the community rallying in the face of an uncertain political future. The Standing Rock event drew 120 people, a third of them had traveled to encampments started by Sioux natives in North Dakota to resist the completion of an oil pipeline that threatens their water supply. Read More →

Divorce Sucks Until It Doesn’t

James is a writer, artist, teacher, optimist, father, a survivor and much more. He has a vision to give people hope-the kind of hope that starts people thinking ahead with some optimism. James hopes to spread and share his positivity with the world and is responsible for the now viral #counterpunchhatewithlove movement./Photo courtesy of James Calderon.What an interesting week eh? With the presidential election being over, it seems like the collective consciousness has finally reared its ugly head. On one side we have people gloating over the win of their desired candidate, and on the other side we have people grieving over the loss their party has experienced. It’s sad to see people at each other’s throats both on and offline. Of all my years on this planet, this is the most divided I have seen our nation. So why do I still have hope? Well, this whole division thing we are experiencing reminds me of divorce. There is no way around it, divorce sucks until it doesn’t anymore. Read More →