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Supply Creek Restoration Project

New Supply Creek Diversions have been made and this work will increase the amount of high quality in-stream habitat available for salmon throughout various stream flow conditions./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers Tribune.The 2015 restoration work was needed because the 1964 flood destroyed salmon, steelhead and Pacific lamprey habitat. Deep pools and winter habitat were impaired. Emergency repairs by the Army Corps of Engineers created levees and channels which constrain salmon, steelhead trout and Pacific lamprey habitat. Read More →

Health Front: Drug Prices Surge Without Controls

Pfizer Inc., on January 1 raised U.S. prices on more than 100 of its drugs, some as high as 20 percent, according to statistics compiled by global information services company Wolters Kluwer. Pfizer also plans to leave the U.S.when it concludes a $160 million merger with Ireland-based Allergan Pic, primarily to reduce its U.S. taxes. Read More →

Humboldt Health Study Shows Native Americans Die Younger Than Whites

This graph displays the Health Inequity of average age at death in Humboldt County 1996-2012. The red blocks show the average age of death for Whites. The lavender line with X-marks represents Indians. From Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services. American Indian people in Humboldt County,on average, will die 12 years earlier than their White counterparts, according to the most recent summary of health trends by the county’s health department. Read More →

One-Vehicle Crash Claims Woman’s Life

Women dies, infant uninjured in roll-over crash near Slate Creek on State Route 96./Photo by Leslie Lollich, Two Rivers Tribune contributor.The California Highway Patrol says the 24-year old woman was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown over the bank and died at the scene. Her two-year old daughter, who was unrestrained, was taken to Mad River Community Hospital as a precautionary measure and determined uninjured. Read More →

River Activists and Tribes Prepare For Water Board Public Hearings in Orleans, Arcata and Yreka

Former Hoopa Valley Tribal Council Member, Hayley Hutt shown outside of the California Water Resources Control Board Meeting in Sacramento on  July 17, 2012, where the Hoopa Tribe has continually asked the Water Board to stop stalling the 401 Clean Water Certification process for PacifiCorp. The Hoopa Valley Tribe has argued that stalling the 401 certification process only buys PacifCorp more without being accoutnable for the poor water quality conditions their dams cause on the Klamath River./TRT file photo. The schedule includes a meeting Thursday, January 14, in Sacramento, then meetings in Arcata on Monday, January 25, and in Orleans and Yreka, both on Tuesday, January 26. The Orleans session is an add-on requested by the Karuk Tribe in their effort to encourage more input from people in the river communities. It is a step in the process open to both scientists and to locals who may want to make sure the Water Board does not overlook any issue dam opponents consider important. Read More →

Prepare For Slides

This rock slide temporarily closed State Route 96 west of Happy Camp. Several rock slides on  SR-96 and SR-299 caused road closures or controlled traffic throughout recent storms./Photo courtesy of actionnewsnow.com.In the past couple of weeks, slides have closed highways on both state routes 96 and 299, sometimes for a couple of hours, sometimes for a couple days. As of Friday, highway 96 was open to one-way traffic near Clear Creek south of Happy Camp. All state routes on 299 in the Two Rivers region were open. Read More →

12-Year-Old Girl Rescued From The Trinity River

Emergency personnel go the call just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The youth was clinging to rocks on a cliff near Knight’s Park in Willow Creek. As crews began to respond, the victim fell into the river. At around 4:30 p.m. the victim was in an ambulance getting treatment on scene. Read More →

Health Front: Trade Deals Override Food Safety Laws and Labeling

New international trade deals are sure to conceal the origin of the meat products consumers take home. Fast track trade deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership have the power to unsettle well intentioned food safety laws. The World Trade Organization has recently ruled that the labels on packaged meat products that indicate where cows, chicken, vultures and other animals were born, raised and slaughtered are in violation of international trade pacts because they place foreign imports at an “economic disadvantage.” New international trade agreements allow the World Trade Organization (WTO) to determine that an economic disadvantage clause is more important than food safety. Read More →