Everyone’s A Painter

Rick Tolley, a painter from the coast, helped organize a painters’ day Saturday with a team from the Karuk Tribe’s Pikyav Field Institute. The field had been mowed in advance but the mower had left big clusters of California poppies./Photo by Malcolm Terence, Two Rivers Tribune Contributor.  Forget the calendar. The first day of spring in Orleans was last Saturday, and dozens of locals of all ages showed up to observe it at a painter’s picnic. A handful of established painters from the coast also joined in. A crew of Karuk Tribe organizers set up the “Drawing Connections” event at the site that once held the Orleans Hotel. Read More →

A River Runs Through Us

The Karuk Tribe and two other Orleans-based groups invited their neighbors last week for an update on the condition of the Klamath River and also to share a supper of venison stew. It was preaching to the faithful and to newcomers alike. More than 100 people attended. Read More →

Smoke Barely Cleared, Prep Starts for Next Fire

As soon as this summer’s fires were over and river folk had even wearied of talking about them, many locals switched to their second favorite topic, what to do about next year’s fires. Read More →

Orleans Oktoberfest O’zapft-is!

The theme for the non-profit Panamnik Building Project’s Third Thursday Dinner (Oct. 18) was dedicated to an over two-hundred year old Bavarian tradition – the world-famous Oktoberfest. And while Orleans neither sets aside a full two weeks for the celebration as they do in Germany, nor opens the event with the traditional words, “O’zapft –is!” (It’s tapped!), Orleans takes great pride in doing theirs in style. Read More →

River Rush

Employees and friends of the Mid Klamath Watershed Council gathered at 6:30 am last week on the Salmon River Bridge in Somes Bar for a trial run of their “Klamath River Rush.” A little more than an hour later, each and every one of the participants reached the finish line. Read More →

Shasta River, Once Perfect for Salmon

Even though the Scott and the Shasta rivers often end up conflated in the same campaign slogans, they are very different in the perspective of biologist Toz Soto of the Karuk Fisheries Program. Read More →

MKWC Celebrates 12 Years of Restoration Work

This year’s buzz word is “sustainability.” No surprise in this era of oil shortage and job shrinkage, of climate change and street heat from Cairo to Wall Street. Read More →

Front Door Service

Will Harling stares out across the bed of the truck that smashed through the entry door and a interior partition of a building in Orleans last week. Harling heads the Mid Klamath Watershed Council which runs its multi-faceted programs there. The gap has since been closed with plywood sheeting and business continues there. Just enter […] Read More →