Search and Rescue Efforts Continue

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department assist in the search to find missing Hoopa Man in the Trinity River. /Photo by Rhonda Bigovich, Two Rivers Tribune Contributor.The search continues to find 31-year-old Mark Nelson, who allegedly entered the Trinity River on February 5, at approximately 11:30 p.m. while fleeing from police. Read More →

Shedding Light on Problems Along Highway 96

Rod Mendes, director of the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s Office of Emergency Services said that over the next few weeks 14 streetlights will be repaired to improve safety in and around Downtown Hoopa. A concurrent project will improve lighting near local business to deter crime./Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune A grand total of 14 lights will be installed along the highway and scattered throughout downtown business areas, lighting up parking lots and buildings. Hoopa residents will soon see more lighting in front of Ray’s Food Place, Lucky Bear Casino (LBC), and the Hoopa Tribal Museum. There will also be 12 speed bumps placed strategically throughout this parking lot. Read More →

Schools to Evacuate During 2014 Disaster Drill

Don’t be alarmed when the alarms sound at 11 am on March 26. Hoopa’s emergency sirens, during a planned drill, will initiate a thoroughly planned evacuation of Hoopa schools and the Hoopa Tribe’s Neighborhood Facilities building (NF). Read More →

National Weather Service Signal Now Available on a Radio Near You

In a groundbreaking collaboration between state, federal and tribal government agencies, the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) recently launched the National Weather Service radio signal in eastern Humboldt County. Read More →

Hoopa’s OES Makes Giant Strides to Prepare for Disasters

In 2005, the Hoopa Valley Tribe recognized the need for a full-time emergency manager to develop plans and preparedness issues in the aftermath of 9/11 and ensuing mandates from the Department of Homeland Security... Read More →

OES Sponsors Fire Safety Training for Contractors

The Hoopa Office of Emergency Services (OES), in collaboration with the Hoopa Wildland Fire Department, led a workshop on March 25 entitled Fireline Safety Awareness. All vendors who contract with federal agencies, CalFire, U.S. Forest Service, or any federal wildland fire agancy to help fight wildland fires locally, regionally, and nationally, are required to take the training each year in order to establish or continue their eligibility to contract. According to OES Director Rod Mendes, 43 contractors participated Read More →