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 →

Arson Suspected In Hoopa High School Fire

The Hoopa Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire call around 3:445 a.m. Monday, April 17. The fire consumed the industrial arts building at Hoopa Valley High School./Photo courtesy of Rebecca Robertson. Although the fire was reported quickly by onsite security guards, the entire industrial arts complex—auto shop, wood shop, metal shop and band/choir room—was consumed, along with a nearby storage container. 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 →

Mill Creek Restoration in Full Swing

Mill Creek Restoration Plan./Map courtesy of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Fisheries Department.Baby salmon need protection from a swath of threats awaiting them after they hatch. If they are strong enough to survive one-to-two years in fresh water, they might make it to the sea where they feed and mature into adults, swim back to their natal stream to spawn and complete their lifecycle. Read More →

Growing Strong

Warrior Institute Founder and Executive Director, Joe Marshall rafts Smoker’s Falls with his daughter Kinehsche’, 9. Over the course of several years the Warrior Institute has implemented an elite river rafting guide school program, a collaborative effort with Redwoods and Rivers out of Del Loma./Photo courtesy of the Warrior Institute.Warrior Institute Challenges Youth to be their Best Selves and Reconnect to the River By Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune Contributing Writer Published July 19, 2016 in Volume 22, Issue 29 Editor's Note: This is part two of a two part series. Click here to read Part I. A man, or woman, can be physically […] Read More →

Community Discusses Solutions to Public Safety Problems

More than 100 people gathered in Hoopa on Tuesday, February 16 to discuss their growing public safety concerns./Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune Contributing WriterMore than 100 people gathered in Hoopa last Tuesday, February 16 to discuss their growing public safety concerns. The community’s cry for help came on the heels of a violent homicide that claimed the life of 30-year-old Rodger Allan Yale at the Hoopa Mini Mart on the morning of Saturday, February 13. Read More →

Talking Pot, Cannabis, Marijuana and Flowers in Hoopa

Jack Norton (center) was recently appointed by the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council as a political advisor on marijuana issues./Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune.A citizen initiative to repeal the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s Title 34 slated for the April 28 primary election ballot has conversations at council, community and kitchen tables on the rise. Read More →

Senior Prank Gone Wrong

A dead deer was found on the Hoopa Valley High School Gymnasium floor on Tuesday, March 10.Shock and great sadness overcame students, staff, and the community last Tuesday morning, March 10, when an unused deer carcass was found lying in the center of Hoopa Valley High School’s gymnasium floor. Read More →