DOI Secretary Hears Hoopa Delta Plan

Hundreds gathered in Sacramento Wednesday for Deputy Secretary of the Interior, David Hayes, to address California’s growing water crisis. California water contracts exceed the amount of water available by over eight times, pitting stakeholders against each other and leaving water regulators baffled on how to solve the problems their agencies created decades ago. Read More →

Fluoride: Open to Debate

For decades, fluoride was accepted as a standard in dental care, but now there is a new debate as to whether it causes more harm than good. The American Dental Association (ADA) has endorsed fluoride as an additive to most major metropolitan drinking water systems since the early 50s in the country. The ADA wasn’t the only organization behind fluoride, a former U.S. Surgeon General weighed in on the benefits, as well. Read More →

Salyer Man Injured After Discovering Explosive

Salyer resident Mark Hall travels the five-mile strip between Salyer and Willow Creek several times a week. Unlike most others, his mode of travel is quite different—a pedal bicycle, a difficult means of travel, but always reliable. Read More →

Irritated by Irrigation?

Having to live with an irrigation system that has been around since the 1930s has forced some Hoopa residents to look towards the government for help. With help from the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), 15 organizations will receive funding under the 2008 Farm Bill, and the monies will come through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP). Read More →

To Grow or Not to Grow

During the 20th century, many of the families in Hoopa had gardens to help feed their households. Over the rest of the century, people slowly started shopping at supermarkets, taking away the need for gardens. But in today’s economy, gardens are becoming popular again, causing Hoopa to take a second look at agriculture. Read More →