Economy

Yurok Tribe Purchases Pearson’s Grocery In Weitchpec

Store manager Anjelique Blake stands in front of the new point-of-sale system at the Weitchpec grocery store. The new system will catalog inventory in a better, more efficient way./Photo by Molli Myers, Two Rivers Tribune. Pearson’s Grocery has overlooked the confluence of the Klamath and Trinity Rivers for almost 70 years, and had been owned and managed by three generations of the Pearson family during that time. Today, it stands above the meeting place of the Klamath and Trinity rivers as the Yurok Tribe’s newly renovated fuel mart. Read More →

Equipping the Future

23-22 Heavy Equipment trainingThe Hoopa Valley Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs hosted a heavy equipment training program in Hoopa last winter. The training program was identified as a beneficial course in the Tribe’s planning process. All participants were cross-trained using both Hoopa Forest Industries equipment and Hoopa Roads and Aggregate […] Read More →

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 →

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 →

Hoopa Valley Tribe Moves Forward With New Grocery Store Plan

The Hoopa Valley Tribe contracted with the Arcata-based community development firm, Greenway Partners to assist with further development of the grocery store./TRT file photo.By ALLIE HOSTLER, Two Rivers Tribune Despite a few setbacks, construction on a new grocery store in Hoopa is expected to begin within the next couple of months. The Hoopa Valley Tribe contracted with the Arcata-based community development firm, Greenway Partners to assist with further development of the grocery store. “It’s a huge project,” Hoopa […] 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 →

Hoopa Valley Tribe Announces Strategic Partnership with PJ Woodlands LLC

November 1, 2016 – The Hoopa Valley Tribe (Tribe) announced today that it has agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with PJ Woodlands LLC, the owner of Altree™, a revolutionary wood-plastic composite (WPC), to build the first Altree™ production facility. Under a long-term lease of the 65,000 sq. ft. Hoopa Modular Facility (Facility), PJ Woodlands will repurpose the Facility to manufacture Altree™ WPC sheeting products. PJ Woodlands LLC will enter into an exclusive management agreement with the Tribe and will be solely responsible for all business management of a company to be created under Hoopa Tribal Law. The strategic partnership with the Hoopa Valley Tribe provides PJ Woodlands with the ideal manufacturing plant, access to the Hoopa Valley Tribal labor force, and woody biomass in sufficient quantity to scale the manufacturing operations over time. The strategic partnership includes a multi-million dollar investment by the Hoopa Valley Tribe which will receive a significant minority equity stake in PJ Woodlands LLC. The transaction is expected to close in December 2016. Read More →