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For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken

I read an article in the July 26, 2016 online edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken” by Kelly Field that I thought was particularly interesting and salient to College of the Redwoods. The author discussed the incredible challenges—poverty, joblessness, addiction, and abuse—Native peoples confront in Blackfeet reservation community in Browning, Montana and the anxiety young people face when they leave the reservation for college. I came away from reading the article with a profound appreciation for what our Klamath Trinity Instructional Site (KTIS) colleagues have accomplished in creating an extraordinary student success environment that supports our Native students’ academic achievement in Hoopa. Read More →

Fox Near Orleans Tests Positive For Rabies

The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health Laboratory confirmed that a fox from the Orleans area has tested positive for rabies. Testing was conducted following an incident that involved human exposure, with one person now receiving prophylactic treatment. Read More →

Attempted Homicide Suspect Apprehended in Hoopa

Cody Lee Meyers./Photo courtesy of the Humboldt County SheriffOn July 13 at about 6:35 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office along with California Highway Patrol officers received information that Cody Meyers may be behind the Hoopa Mini Mart hiding in the brush. Officers immediately responded and began to check the area for Meyers by walking on trails through the thick brush. Officers located Meyers in the brush area, who then immediately took off running when he saw the officers. After a short foot pursuit, Meyers was taken into custody without further incident. Meyers was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka. Meyers was booked in to custody with no bail. Read More →

Boating Accident On The Klamath River

On Friday, July 15 at 10:13 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a boating accident involving two boats on the Klamath River near Blue Creek and Ah-Pah Creek in Humboldt County. This area is located just south of Del Norte County. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office immediately contacted two of their off duty boating deputies who responded to the scene to assess the situation. When deputies arrived they learned seven subjects on two boats ended up falling into the Klamath River. Deputies learned that six of the subjects who were able to self-rescue themselves from the water, were all safe and did not need any medical attention. The victims told the deputies that one of the boats lost power to their engine and ended up capsizing with three people on board. Read More →

Humboldt County, CAMP, Fish and Wildlife Bust Trespass Marijuana Grows

HCSOn Thursday and Friday, July 7-8 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) along with CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) personnel, and Fish & Wildlife Officers conducted trespass marijuana grow investigations in the Pecwan, Weitchepec and Orleans areas of Humboldt County. Read More →

Local Veteran Sworn In As Department Vice Commander Representing Area One

Kim Conrad is the newly elected Department Vice Commander representing Area One./Photo courtesy of Kim Conrad.A humble, but proud war veteran, Kim Conrad, was elected as the Department Vice Commander representing Area One. On Sunday, June 26, Conrad was sworn in to serve his one year term. The ceremony was held in Freson at the annual American Legion Convention. Read More →

Humboldt County Sheriff Swears In Hoopa Tribal Police Officers

From left to right: Humboldt County Sheriff, Mike Downey; Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Officers Angel Yanez, Blake Hostler and Karl Norton; and Hoopa Valley Tribal Chairman, Ryan Jackson./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers TribuneOn July 7, Blake Hostler and Angel Yanez were sworn in as police officers by Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey. Chairman Ryan Jackson of the Hoopa Valley Tribe attended as well as Interim Chief of Police Karl Norton. Read More →

Hoopa Valley Tribe Acts To Protect Public Health and Safety

Last week, C&K Markets was informed by the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services of their concern about a rodent problem at the store and surrounding area. They have since accelerated pest control efforts already in place for a more aggressive solution with a professional pest control company. In addition to the rodent problem, a leaky roof was allowing water to drip down onto fresh produce. A drainage problem was found in the meat department. Polystyrene trays in the meat department were also found to be chewed by rodents./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers TribuneThe Hoopa Valley Tribe was notified of an extensive rodent infestation in a building it leases to Ray’s Food Place grocery store, which is owned by C & K Market, Inc., on June 10, 2016. In response, Tribal Chairman Ryan Jackson issued a statement to the Hoopa Valley community on Facebook on June 11, 2016, calling the conditions identified in a report by the Indian Health Service, “wholly unacceptable.” Read More →