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Sheriff Downey: Law Enforcement Coverage Comes With a Price Tag

Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey and 5th District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg were in Willow Creek on Thursday, March 27, to let residents know that law enforcement coverage won’t be increasing before 2017. Downey told the audience the economic downturn combined with an unexpectedly slow recovery had forced cuts in law enforcement coverage. Read More →

New Addresses on the Way for Every Building in Hoopa

Hoopa’s lack of street addresses and house numbers will soon be a thing of the past. The Tribe’s Planning and Natural Resources Departments are pushing ahead with a plan to give addresses to every building on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation. Read More →

The Not so Great Debate

The League of Women’s Voters hosted a Hoopa Valley Tribal Council Candidate forum along with KIDE 91.3 FM last Wednesday, March 26, but most of the candidates didn’t show up, neither did the tribal membership. Read More →

Tribal Council Votes ‘No’ on Water Rate Increase

Regular users in the Hoopa Valley currently get 10,000 gallons of water for $16 per month and elders get 5,000 gallons for $11. Customers in the rest of Humboldt County typically pay over three times the money for that amount of water. Read More →

Nowhere Safe to Ride

There aren’t any supervised riding tracks in the area, so dozens of children can be seen every day riding motorcycles, or ATVs, or “quads” on Hoopa Valley’s roads or alongside of Highway 96. Judy Surber helped organize officially-sanctioned motocross circuit races in the Hoopa Valley in 2000. Read More →

Orleans Wins Grand Prize in Firewise Challenge

Orleans, California has been awarded a grand prize in the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 1,000 Safer Places: The Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program Challenge. Read More →

Hoopa Tribe Delays District Attorney Endorsement

Although the Council declined to endorse her—they said they would like to hear from all of the candidates before endorsing anyone—they entertained a 30-minute impromptu question and answer session that ended with applause from the audience. Firpo, a Humboldt County Native, is currently Deputy District Attorney with the Humboldt County Office. She prosecutes a multitude of felony cases and said she sees that the eastern Humboldt County communities needs more outreach. Read More →

Chairperson Swears-in New Youth Leaders

The seven newly-elected members of the Junior United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Council were sworn-in by Hoopa Valley Tribal Chairperson Danielle Vigil-Masten on Wednesday, March 5, as they took their seats in the Council chambers. Read More →