U.S. Flag Flipped Upside Down At Willow Creek Cemetery

The flag at the Willow Creek VeteranThe VFW has dealt with more than its share of theft and vandalism. Headstones have been stolen from gravesites, as well as grave decorations. A large picture of Bigfoot was carved into a cedar tree at the cemetery and people have used the area to dump garbage, walk dogs and do weird things, like using the tool shed to do “really weird things.” They removed the shed. The VFW has also had several items stolen from their building at Veteran’s Park. Read More →

Grocery Store Plan In Action

Greenway team went on a walk-through of the previous grocery store site with tribal staff. The building was gutted down to the foundation and walls following a rat infestation that came to light in June of 2016 when the store was closed because of the health hazard it posed. /Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Riverts Tribune.Councilmember, Vivienna Orcutt said her dream store would sell locally grown and locally made products—products that aren’t the result of corporate agriculture’s assault on Trinity River water. And products that aren’t sprayed with poisons that make people sick or cause cancer. Read More →

Hoopa Elementary School Prohibits Cell Phone Use On Campus

cell_phone_ban_lifted“We’ve had some students using phones to instigate fights,” Wyant said. “We’ve also had situations where students have videoed others without their permission and videos have been posted on social media.” Read More →

Making Contact

In addition to fiber cable, and to improve public safety, the project will include the construction of cellular towers in select areas to fill in coverage gaps along the Highway 299 corridor. On its “middle mile” path, Digital 299, led by Inyo Networks Inc., will connect more than 100 community institutions, such as schools, hospitals, clinics, public safety and other government institutions to high-speed broadband internet via a fiber optic cable. Read More →

Mold, Mold and More Mold

Unsafe levels of mold found in modular classrooms at Hoopa Valley High School./Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune.The temporary modular classrooms, installed at Hoopa Valley High School in December, to accommodate students displaced from their regular classrooms due to black mold, also tested positive for unsafe levels of mold. Test results were received on Wednesday, May 3, and by the morning of May 4, school administrators delivered the news, and a plan, to students during an emergency assembly. Read More →

Searching for Sasquatch

Bob Gimlin shares a friendly conversation with Chelsey Dickson, one of the organizers of Willow Creek’s famed Bigfoot Days Celebration. The Bigfoot Festival on Saturday, April 29 mimicked the annual Bigfoot Days Celebration that is held every Labor Day weekend. Dickson also helped coordinate events at last weekend’s festival./Photos by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune. Bigfoot hunters, trackers, researchers and enthusiasts convened in Willow Creek on Saturday, April 29, to revel in all things Bigfoot alongside the cast and crew from Finding Bigfoot, a reality TV show on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet. Read More →

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 →