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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 →

Hoopa Valley High Students Protest Over Mold and Other Issues

Jon Ray Superintendent at KTJUSD, steps outside the District office to answer questions from students who marched there in protest over mold and other issues./Photo courtesy of Lovae Blake, Hoopa Youth Council Coordinator.On May 18 The Hoopa Valley Youth Council and additional students held a No Show and protest against Klamath Trinity Joint Unified School District over Mold and other issues. The protest was held at the Hoopa Youth Center near the District Office from 10:30 a.m. until noon. 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 →

VOICES: Letter to the Editor from Josh McKnight

Saturday February 20, 2016 saw the end of the regular season for the Hoopa High School wrestling team. Finishing strong, the team is sending four wrestlers to compete in the North Coast Sections championships in Union City this weekend. Wrestlers were led by Skylar McKnight, who placed first and won the county championship at the 145 pound weight class. Other places were Luther Scott-Harrison third place at 122 pounds, Robert Baldy at third place 154 pounds, and Jacob Hodge third place at 182 pounds. Read More →

Mold Closes All Klamath-Trinity Schools

Klamath Trinity Unified School District Superintendent Jon Ray discussed several issues for more than an hour. The meeting was held in the Hoopa Valley High School gymnasium that was  recently remodeled to mitigate black mold, a health hazard that the district is combating on all of its campuses./Photo by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune. About 70 parents, grandparents and community members showed up at a community meeting Monday to discuss the school closures due to mold. Klamath Trinity Unified School District Superintendent Jon Ray discussed several issues for more than an hour. The meeting was held in the Hoopa Valley High School gymnasium that was recently remodeled to mitigate black mold, a health hazard that the district is combating on all of its campuses. Read More →

Junction School Surveys The Community

The Junction School survey asks the community about the school climate, school achievement, parent involvement, facilities, attendance and safety./Photo by Leslie Lollich, Two Rivers Tribune Contributor. Parents, grandparents and community members throughout the nation are being asked for input about how public and charter schools should run. Among other ways to get information from residents in the Somes Bar area, surveys recently were posted on Facebook for Junction School. 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 →

Vandalism, Theft and Compulsive Arrangement in Willow Creek

 Children’s clothing and numerous other objects were found on Wednesday, May 7 inside the shed at the VFW Cemetery after a mowing crew discovered the lock broken. RIGHT: A child’s backpack with a name stenciled on the back was also found in the cemetery shed along along with items apparently arranged into some sort of a pattern for unknown reasons. “We have a wheelbarrow in there, and it was full of young children’s clothing. There was a girl’s jacket, a little kid’s ball cap, some baby booties, a kid’s pullover, a couple pairs of socks and a backpack with a little girl’s name stenciled on the front of it,” she said. Read More →