Environment

Grocery Store Plan In Action

Greenway team went on a walk-through of the previous grocery store site with tribal staff. The building was gutted down to the foundation and walls following a rat infestation that came to light in June of 2016 when the store was closed because of the health hazard it posed. /Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Riverts Tribune.Councilmember, Vivienna Orcutt said her dream store would sell locally grown and locally made products—products that aren’t the result of corporate agriculture’s assault on Trinity River water. And products that aren’t sprayed with poisons that make people sick or cause cancer. Read More →

Moon Honored With First Billy Frank Jr. Award

Hoopa Valley Tribe member Mel Moon was recently awarded the Bill Frank Jr. Award for his natural resources work for the Quileute Tribe in Washington./NWIFC file photo. By K. NEUMEYER, Northwest Treaty Tribes Longtime NWIFC commissioner, and Hoopa Tribal member, Mel Moon was the first recipient of the Billy Frank Jr., Leadership Award on March 9. The award recognizes Moon for his high degree of initiative, commitment, leadership and accomplishment in advancement, protection and recognition of tribal sovereignty, treaty-reserved rights and natural […] Read More →

Making Contact

In addition to fiber cable, and to improve public safety, the project will include the construction of cellular towers in select areas to fill in coverage gaps along the Highway 299 corridor. On its “middle mile” path, Digital 299, led by Inyo Networks Inc., will connect more than 100 community institutions, such as schools, hospitals, clinics, public safety and other government institutions to high-speed broadband internet via a fiber optic cable. Read More →

Trump Nominates Westlands Lobbyist for Deputy Interior Secretary

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate David Bernhardt of Virginia, a former lobbyist for the politically powerful Westlands Water District, for Deputy Secretary of the Interior.  On April 28, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate David Bernhardt of Virginia, a former lobbyist for the politically powerful Westlands Water District, for Deputy Secretary of the Interior. Interior is the agency in charge of managing and conserving public land and natural resources, including rivers and lakes, in the United States. Bernhardt will serve under Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, who recently came to Sacramento to meet with California Governor Jerry Brown to discuss water infrastructure, the Delta Tunnels, public lands and other issues. Read More →

How to Defend Against the Cherry Maggot

Cherry MaggotBy DEBORAH GIRAUD, University of California Cooperative Extension If you have found white worms in your cherries and other fruits in the last few years you know how disappointing it is. The Spotted wing drosophila fruit fly is the culprit. It was first seen in California in 2008 and quickly spread across the state. It […] Read More →

Hoopa Valley Tribe Buys Solar Energy System

TRT file photoHoopa is incorporating a carport solar array combined with JLM Energy’s new MicroStorage product Phazr to virtually eliminate their annual electricity bill for the Tribe’s community center. The 26,000 square-foot facility includes indoor basketball courts and an outdoor swimming pool. Read More →

Worst Salmon Run on Record

TRT File PhotoThe total tribal allocation—which must be shared amongst the Hoopa and Yurok Tribes—is set at about 814 adult salmon. Typically the Yurok Tribe claims 80 percent of the harvest allocation and the Hoopa Tribe claims the remaining 20 percent. That’s about 650 fish for the Yurok Tribe and about 160 for the Hoopa Tribe. Read More →

Electrical Outages Top Historical Humboldt County Averages

Cherry Flat in Hoopa, January 2017 Storm./Two Rivers Tribune file photo.The 2016/2017 winter storms dropped hundreds, if not thousands of snow-loaded trees on electrical lines in Humboldt County, especially in communities along the Highway 96 corridor from Willow Creek to Somes Bar. Read More →