Active Slide on Highway 96

Highway 96 between Hoopa and Willow Creek has been reduced to one-way controlled traffic since mid January due to an active rock and mud slide. The Tish Tang slide is near the Tish Tang Campground near the Hoopa Reservation boundary. Read More →

One-Vehicle Crash Claims Woman’s Life

Women dies, infant uninjured in roll-over crash near Slate Creek on State Route 96./Photo by Leslie Lollich, Two Rivers Tribune contributor.The California Highway Patrol says the 24-year old woman was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown over the bank and died at the scene. Her two-year old daughter, who was unrestrained, was taken to Mad River Community Hospital as a precautionary measure and determined uninjured. 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 →