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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 →

Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District Mold Eradication Complete By November

One of the new and improved classrooms Hoopa Elementary junior high students and teachers are able to enjoy. They are equipped with heating and cooling, computers and much more./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers Tribune.Phase One of the district’s mold eradication started in April of 2014, when Trinity Valley Elementary School’s Gymnasium and six classrooms were shut down as well as Orleans Elementary School’s Gymnasium. In May 2015, both Hoopa High and Hoopa Elementary gymnasiums, four classrooms and six resource/pull-out rooms were closed due to mold. Read More →

River Olympics Stir Competitive Juices And Memories

Students from three schools seem to barely touch the ground in one of the sprint events at last week’s River Olympics at Forks of Salmon Elementary./Photo by Jeff Buchin. Students from three small country schools gathered at Forks of Salmon Elementary School last week for the River Olympics. The annual event stirs many old memories in some and competitive juices in others in a day of grade-school sporting events. Read More →

Hoopa High School and Hoopa Elementary No Longer On Lock Down

Authorities determined the firearm brought to school was a BB gun./Photo by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune.Hoopa High and Hoopa Elementary school were on lock down today May 26, following a report of a firearm on campus. Read More →

Plan Ahead To Avoid Delays on I-5 Memorial Day Weekend

Redding Caltrans District 2, along with contractor Tutor-Saliba, have reduced traffic to one lane in each direction on Interstate 5 in Lakehead in order to work on the approaches to the Antler’s Bridge. Motorists may encounter longer than usual delays during the Memorial Day weekend. Read More →

Community Discusses Solutions to Public Safety Problems

More than 100 people gathered in Hoopa on Tuesday, February 16 to discuss their growing public safety concerns./Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune Contributing WriterMore than 100 people gathered in Hoopa last Tuesday, February 16 to discuss their growing public safety concerns. The community’s cry for help came on the heels of a violent homicide that claimed the life of 30-year-old Rodger Allan Yale at the Hoopa Mini Mart on the morning of Saturday, February 13. Read More →

Schools Open After Mold Closure

The district-wide mold issue has come after the district finishes up on $17 million of other repairs in Trinity Valley, Orleans, Hoopa High and Hoopa Elementary campuses, that were largely due to mold as well./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers Tribune.Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District (KTJUSD) students, teachers and other employees returned to school this week after administrators and others worked to address the recently-found mold problem. 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 →