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Bear Activity on the Rise

The Black Bear population is Humboldt County has been determined to be stable, not increasing nor decreasing. Wildlife Biologist Dave Lancaster said, currently there are approximately four migrating bears per square mile./Photo courtesy of Pamela Mattz “He comes everyday at this point.” Mattz said. “And he plows through everything. He cleans everything, and he will stand there and stare at me. I watch for as long as I can before he freaks me out. I don’t know if he was going to attack or what he might do. Although he seems really mellow, he still is a wild animal.” Read More →

Reclamation Releases More Water to Combat Fish Kill Parasite

After touring the Trinity and Klamath Rivers in early August, Bureau of Reclamation Regional Director, David Murillo (left), at the urging of scientists, tribes and activists, chose to allow more water to flow from the Trinity to prevent a catastrophic fish kill in the Klamath River. /Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune“This documented presence of ich before the flows arrived does fit the understanding that ich is basically just lurking there at undetectable levels until the right conditions come about and encourage it to spread and grow,” Strange said. “Things were definitely set up for another fish kill and the flows interrupted it, but not at the level that has completely prevented the parasite from getting a foothold and it appears to be on the rise as those flows are ending. Unfortunately, our full preventive flow recommendations were never met and the preseason run size forecast appears to have significantly under estimated the number of salmon coming back to the river this fall.” Read More →

Hoopa Talks Drugs and Tough Topics at Crowded Community Meeting

“We need to look at ways to get to the root of the problem. What’s putting our people in the system? The system is broken,” Hoopa Valley Tribal Chairwoman, Danielle Vigil-Masten said in her introductory remarks. “…It has become the norm to think it’s okay to break the law. But in our culture, there was no part for it. It never existed. There is no place in our basket for it. It all comes down to choices. For every choice there is a consequence.” Read More →

TRT’s Photo of the Week

Gayle Pitsenbarger caught the sunrise at Tulley Creek with her camera on January 19. Have a photo to share? email it to: ahostler.trt@gmail.com Read More →

Champion

Orion Cosce took home his first big championship mixed martial arts belt on January 18, 2014 after he fought a headlining 170-pound event at Win River Casino in Redding. Cosce said his victory earned him more recognition in his pursuit of a professional career in MMA. His MMA record is at 3-0 and his title […] Read More →

Humboldt County Moves to Supplement Hoopa Ambulance with $200,000

Faced with the imminent closure of one of K’ima:w Medical Center’s two ambulance bases, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors agreed to provide $200,000 to help keep two fully-staffed ambulances operating in Eastern Humboldt. Read More →

Pumpkin Patch Kids

Key-yoh Donahue, center, and her classmates from the Yurok Tribe Ke’pel Head Start and Early Head Start picked out pumpkins during their fieldtrip to Trinity Valley Farms in Willow Creek on Thursday, October 24. / Photo by Kristan Korns, Two Rivers Tribune Read More →

Mountain Lion Killed Near Downriver Home

A young female mountain lion weighing approximately 90 pounds was shot and killed on Saturday morning, April 6, after it was treed by family dogs about 100 feet from a home. Brandon Henry-Richards said he was alerted to the cat by the unusual howling sounds his dogs made. He approached the dogs thinking one was […] Read More →