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Body Discovered at Young’s Bar on the Klamath River

d60a3b0b191b108653f2f36393f47574--humboldt-county-star-kidsOn Friday, June 30 around 4:40 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report that an adult male’s body was discovered by a fisherman near Young’s Bar on the Klamath River. This is the second body to be located near Young's Bar during the month of June. Read More →

Yurok Tribe Purchases Pearson’s Grocery In Weitchpec

Store manager Anjelique Blake stands in front of the new point-of-sale system at the Weitchpec grocery store. The new system will catalog inventory in a better, more efficient way./Photo by Molli Myers, Two Rivers Tribune. Pearson’s Grocery has overlooked the confluence of the Klamath and Trinity Rivers for almost 70 years, and had been owned and managed by three generations of the Pearson family during that time. Today, it stands above the meeting place of the Klamath and Trinity rivers as the Yurok Tribe’s newly renovated fuel mart. Read More →

Tony Hacking Memorial Bigfoot Birding

Birders gathered together for a group photo near the Camp Creek confluence with the Klamath River, Saturday, May 6, 2017./Photo courtesy Teresa Hacking. The Tony Hacking Memorial Bigfoot Birding Day accomplishes this in the Orleans community. Hacking led local birding events as the wildlife biologist on the Orleans Ranger District for the Six Rivers National Forest. 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 →

Residents Voice Concerns About Klamath River Dams

More than 20 Orleans area residents expressed their concerns about the dams on the Klamath River at a scoping meeting before California Water Resources Control Board officials last week. All of the speakers said they want the dams removed./Photo by Leslie Lollich, TRT Contributor.An ex Yurok and Karuk water scientist stood up to put on record that “spring Chinook have been suffering since conquest.” He also reminded the water board that the dams would only rightly be considered point source polluters, since, removal of the dams would release accumulated mercury sludge. Pointing out that the dams were a genocidal project, he set the tone for the rest of the meeting. Read More →

Forest Management Plans Led By Community

Nearly 50 participants went to the woods to talk about how they would treat forest fuels given the set of six shared values the group had agreed to the year prior during the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership’s first meetings. The Partnership began in 2013 to build bridges between the antagonists of the so-called Timber Wars and continues to meet to prepare forest management plans./Photo by Will Harling, Mid Klamath Watershed Council. One was a law passed in 2002 called the Healthy Forest Initiative. The timber industry welcomed it, but environmental groups renamed it the No-Tree-Left-Behind Act because it seemed to target removal of the larger trees instead of the brush and smaller trees that form the ladder fuels for the most severe burns. Read More →

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 →