Willow Creek

Sheriff Meets With Willow Creek

In Willow Creek, he heard from many of the participants about their concerns about transients who hang out on Highway 96 and detract from potential tourists and residents. Hoopa area residents and others will have a chance to meet with Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey this week in one of his planned discussions with community members. 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 →

Trinity County Holds Its First Medical Marijuana Forum

As rain pounded Northern California on Saturday January 16, the crowd at the North Fork Grange Hall in Junction City, swelled to standing room only with an overflow crowd outside of the door. Although Highway 299 was closed due to a rock slide, one speaker, Conner McIntee, a scientist from the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, made it to the meeting by kayaking up the Trinity River to bypass the slide./Photo by Dave Garrison, Two Rivers Tribune Contributor.As rain pounded Northern California on Saturday January 16, the crowd at the North Fork Grange Hall in Junction City, swelled to standing room only with an overflow crowd outside of the door. Fifteen miles to the west a rock slide dammed highway 299 stopping traffic in both directions for several days. Read More →

12-Year-Old Girl Rescued From The Trinity River

Emergency personnel go the call just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The youth was clinging to rocks on a cliff near Knight’s Park in Willow Creek. As crews began to respond, the victim fell into the river. At around 4:30 p.m. the victim was in an ambulance getting treatment on scene. Read More →

Bigfoot Equipment and Willow Creek VFW Burglarized

Ready Davis (left) and Chris Hern (right) surveyed the damage to their Willow Creek shop, Bigfoot Equipment and Repair after being burglarized on the evening of Saturday, January 2. Video surveillance shows the SUV stop briefly in front of the double glass doors of the saw shop, then proceed to slowly drive through the doors. The vehicle then backed up and left the headlights on. Two occupants then exited the vehicle, entered the store and proceeded to take five Husqvarna chainsaws. Read More →

Lucky Day

21-11 Joe OHaraVolunteers of the Willow Creek Fire Safe Council held their annual corned beef and cabbage feed fundraiser on Friday, March 13. The Fire Safe Council is currently promoting the Fire Adapted Landscapes and Safe Homes (FLASH)  program. FLASH is a cost share program designed to assist property owners with the job of reducing their risk […] Read More →

Deadly Roads

Although hardly scientific, on Monday, November 24, the Two Rivers Tribune observed pedestrian traffic at 2 pm in downtown Hoopa. Within five minutes 10 pedestrians were counted within a 200-foot radius of the Hoopa Mini-Mart, half of whom crossed the highway without using either of the two crosswalks. One pedestrian was observed using the crosswalk. Hoopa, Karuk and Yurok lands amount to less than 25 percent of Humboldt County’s total land mass, but these areas were the site of 33 percent of all traffic related fatalities in 2009, and over 50 percent of the county’s fatalities in 2008. Read More →

Willow Creek Resident Promoted to Captain of Eureka Police Department

Brian Stephens has served 16 years with the Eureka Police Department. He worked consistently towards gaining experience and law enforcement achievements throughout the course of his career. Stephens said that being promoted to captain of the EPD is a humbling experience./Photo by Rhonda Bigovich, Two Rivers TribuneStephens gave a wide grin and said, “When I was a young kid I wanted to play baseball. I kind of held onto that dream until I was a senior in high school, then I realized that even though I was good, I wasn’t Major League material.” Read More →