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Sworn to Serve

Karl NortonPromotions: Jason Benge – Compliance Officer, Andre Hale – Animal Control Facilities, Manager, Mark Peterson – Investigator, Jennifer Turner – Investigator, Natalie McCall – Senior Dispatcher, Chelsey Camilli – Correctional Corporal, Samantha Sintic – Correctional Corporal. Read More →

Worst Salmon Run on Record

TRT File PhotoThe total tribal allocation—which must be shared amongst the Hoopa and Yurok Tribes—is set at about 814 adult salmon. Typically the Yurok Tribe claims 80 percent of the harvest allocation and the Hoopa Tribe claims the remaining 20 percent. That’s about 650 fish for the Yurok Tribe and about 160 for the Hoopa Tribe. Read More →

Tribes Join Together to Lead Search for Missing Happy Camp Man

23-16 HC Homicide-Ben Camarena-WEB VERSIONThe Karuk Tribe assembled a search party in Happy Camp Wednesday to continue the search for 42-year-old Karuk Tribal member Benjamin Camarena. Read More →

New Playground Finds A Home at Tulley Creek

After two days of hard work, members of the Foster City Rotary and Interact Clubs gather with Yurok Tribal employees in front of the reassembled Queen James Park structure./Photo by Jim McQuillen.The Foster City Rotary Club recently traveled from the bay area to Acorn Flat at Tulley Creek with about two dozen high school-aged students. The kids are part of Interact, the youth arm of the Rotary club, and they spent their spring break working to accomplish the Rotary’s mission to “Provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.” Read More →

Electrical Outages Top Historical Humboldt County Averages

Cherry Flat in Hoopa, January 2017 Storm./Two Rivers Tribune file photo.The 2016/2017 winter storms dropped hundreds, if not thousands of snow-loaded trees on electrical lines in Humboldt County, especially in communities along the Highway 96 corridor from Willow Creek to Somes Bar. Read More →

Hometown Heroes Part Two

Hoopa Tribal Police Officer, Robert Buckman stands next to his patrol vehicle. Buckman graduated from College of the Redwoods Police Academy in 2015./Photo by Rhonda Bigovich, Two Rivers Tribune Contributor.In 2015, HVTP Officer, Robert Buckman graduated with the 116 Police Academy class at College of the Redwoods. Buckman said he had always aspired to become a police officer. Now at age 23, Buckman is in his second year of policing and the youngest fire captain at the Hoopa Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD). Read More →

Karuk Storytellers Bypass Bookshelf

Ben Saxon, back to camera, polls students for their reactions after a lesson in oral tradition and storytelling at Junction School in Orleans./Photo by Malcolm Terence, Two Rivers Tribune Contributor.For generations children were taken from Native families in the U.S. and sent to Indian boarding schools where they were instructed in the English language white culture at the expense of their own language and culture. The Karuk Tribe is using a handful of federal grants to move in the other direction with the present generation of young people. The new program was put into action when a group of story tellers came to river schools. Besides the stories, the group shared xuun sára, acorn bread or crackers, and champínishich, yerba buena tea. Jesse Goodwin, one of the students, nodded appreciatively at the snacks and said he’d never had either before. His classmates agreed. Read More →

Rebuilding the Force

Sergeant Darrell Mabry and Lieutenant Dana Norton of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department. Lieutenant Norton, was recently appointed as the Officer-In-Charge. Norton has twelve years of law enforcement experience. Big changes are underway within the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s Police Department (HVTPD). The department has doubled in size now boasting the largest force it has seen in recent history. But, there’s one thing missing—a police chief. Currently, the HVTPD Law Enforcement staff includes; four dispatch technicians, eight HVTPD officers and six tribal security officers/cadets. The cadets are scheduled to attend training April 10 in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Indian Police Academy. The Federal Academy comes at no cost to the Hoopa Valley Tribe and the cadets are anticipated to complete their training in approximately three-months. Read More →