Local News

Update on Hwy 96 Paving and Construction In Hoopa

Local residents have voiced concerns about the current road conditions on Highway 96 in Hoopa. Many sections of the highway currently have grooved pavement, and contain several drops (bumps)./Photo by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune.“We’ve listened to the concerns of local residents and have instructed the contractor to apply cold mix to some of the ramps in the project area in order to make transitions smoother for motorists. That was done Wednesday. The project at hand has included unanticipated challenges: The asphalt plant the contractor utilized for materials encountered delays in production which pushed the completion date beyond summer, and then inclement weather conditions have pushed the completion date back even further. We understand that conditions have not been ideal and as community members ourselves, we know how frustrating this can be. We will continue to fine-tune our collaborative efforts with our contractors. We look forward to continuing collaboration with the community and tribe to enhance safety and traveling comfort,” Myles Cochrane, Public Information Officer for Caltrans said. Read More →

Hoopa Man Inducted Into College of the Redwoods Hall of Fame

The 1976 College of the Redwoods football team won a Golden Valley Conference championship in undefeated style beating Butte College 17-10. Loren Norton was inducted into the CR Hall of Fame. Norton is #77 pictured at the very top right hand corner of the photo.On September 24, College of the Redwoods held a ceremony to induct their 1976 football team into the CR Hall of Fame. It just so happens that Hoopa tribal member Loren Norton was a freshman at CR in 1976 and was a starting offensive tackle strong side. The 1976 CR football team won a Golden Valley Conference (GVC) championship in undefeated style beating Butte College 17-10 in the final GVC game of the season to take the crown. Their regular season record was a flawless 10-0. This year’s CR Hall of Fame class is only the fourth football team ever inducted into the CR Athletics Hall of Fame. Read More →

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 →