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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 →

54th Annual All-Indian Basketball Tournament

54th Annual All-Indian Basketball Tournament Royalty.The 54th Annual All Indian Basketball Tournament brought teams from around Indian Country together for a weekend of friendly competition and fun. As is traditional, local young women compete for tournament royalty positions by fundraising in the community. The proceeds help pay tournament expenses. From left to right: 2015 Little Princess Tylie McKinnon, 2015 Queen […] Read More →

Book-of-the-Year Author Brings Comedy to Serious Issues

Neila Kuska couldn’t keep a straight face. She said Alexie was hilarious. She quoted Alexie in a Facebook post, “All you native kids running around with the latest iPhones aren’t deprived you little #$@%.”/Photo courtesy of Neila Kuska.Not a soul was left sitting as applause roared through Van Duzer Theatre on March 5 following Sherman Alexie’s two-hour laugh-a-palooza before a sold-out crowd at Humboldt State University. Read More →

Inter-Tribal Warriors Gather For Rafting Trip On Smith River

The Warrior Institute sponsored a rafting trip for local tribal youth on the Smith River./Photo by Thomas Dunklin.The water was so clear it was hard to tell where the sky ended and the river began. Every rock and pebble was visible beneath the surface and sunlit mountains shrouded in darks forests towered above the river. The roar of rapids echoed off the canyon walls, as did the sound of laughter and the call of paddling commands. A line of seven colorful rafts came into view, filled with paddlers wearing broad smiles as they navigated the enchanting waters of the Smith River. Read More →

Senior Prank Gone Wrong

A dead deer was found on the Hoopa Valley High School Gymnasium floor on Tuesday, March 10.Shock and great sadness overcame students, staff, and the community last Tuesday morning, March 10, when an unused deer carcass was found lying in the center of Hoopa Valley High School’s gymnasium floor. Read More →

Pookey’s Snack Shack Burned

21-1 Pookey  On the morning of January 3, 2015, around 8:45 a.m., the Pookey’s Park snack bar was observed fully engulfed in flames. There was electricity running to the building, however it is unknown at this time if the fire was arson or electricity-related. Hoopa’s Department of Physical Health and Recreation Director, Joe Davis, said two […] Read More →