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Hoopa Tribe says COVID-19 testing center overworked amid outbreak

Since a spike in COVID-19 cases hit the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s reservation last week, officials have scrambled to figure out how to combat the new coronavirus as residents worry about public health in the close-knit tribal community.

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9/14/2020

article Still no evacuation order for Hoopa
(California) -- Hoopa officials say, there is no evacuation for the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation at this time, however Tribal Officials have a plan in place. Safety...

9/8/2020

article Woman Shot Near Hwy 96 in Northeastern Humboldt
(California) -- Law enforcement is searching for a suspect or suspects who shot a 29-year-old woman before 6 a.m. today in the area of Mill Creek Road and Hwy 96....

9/7/2020

article Tribe issues emergency declaration, Red flag in effect beginning 10 p.m. Monday
(California) -- The Red Salmon Complex Fire has grown to more than 39,000 acres as it continues to burn in the Klamath, Six Rivers, and Shasta-Trinity National Forests....

8/23/2020

article Hoopa: No New COVID-19 Cases
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribal Office of Emergency Services COVID-19 Incident Management Team has confirmed no new COVID-19 cases at the K'ima:w Medical...

8/13/2020

article Hoopa Tribe says COVID-19 testing center overworked amid outbreak
(California) -- Since a spike in COVID-19 cases hit the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s reservation last week, officials have scrambled to figure out how to combat the new...
article Hoopa Valley Tribe files suit seeking to block US water contracts with Central Valley ag
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribe has respectfully requested a federal court to block the United States Department of Interior from signing permanent water delivery...

8/12/2020

article Officials: 4 more COVID-19 cases in Hoopa Wednesday, possible exposure at mini mart
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribe's COVID-19 case count increased Wednesday with four new positive tests confirmed at the K'ima:w Medical Center, according...

8/8/2020

article Hoopa Tribe reports 23 active COVID-19 cases
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribe’s fire department said late Wednesday night there were 23 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the reservation. All of the new...

8/6/2020

article Outbreak of COVID-19 Cases in Hoopa Tied to Family That Traveled Out of County, Tribal Chairman Says
(California) -- Health officials with the Hoopa Valley Tribe have confirmed nearly two dozen cases of COVID-19 on the reservation since Monday morning, and according to...

8/4/2020

article Hoopa ceases non-emergency operations, 6 active Covid-19 cases on the reservation
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Reservation is shutting down all non-emergency operations for the next 14 days. The decision made by the Hoopa Tribal Council is in...

8/3/2020

article Second COVID-19 case reported on Hoopa reservation
(California) -- A second case of COVID-19 has been reported on the Hoopa reservation, according to a tweet. “With spread of COVID-19 nationwide and within Humboldt...

7/1/2020

article Hoopa Valley Tribal Council waiting, Still no word what agency will lead investigation
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribal Council has yet to find out what agency will ultimately investigate the allegations surrounding possible fraud during the recent...

6/27/2020

article Hoopa Valley Tribal Council questions election results
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribal Council is alleging potential election manipulation following a recount of results from the tribe’s June 16 vote. The June...

6/26/2020

article Hoopa Valley Tribe chairman issues statement on possible election fraud
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribe released the following information Thursday regarding the recent election that may have been compromised. The General Election of...

6/25/2020

article Tribal Chair: 'Huge Discrepancy' in Hoopa Election Results Being Referred to U.S. Attorney, Sheriff's Office for Investigation
(California) -- Hoopa Valley Tribal Chair Byron Nelson Jr. said in a statement today that a recount of election results “indicated a huge discrepancy in the number...

6/24/2020

article Hoopa Valley Tribe Investigating Alleged Botched Election, Second Recount Happening Tonight Under Police Supervision
(California) -- On June 16, Hoopa Valley Tribal Members cast their votes for three separate districts up for grabs in the Tribe’s General Election. A neck and neck...

6/9/2020

article Hoopa Tribal Police Sergeant Finds Missing Man Early Monday Morning
(California) -- On 6-7-2020, at approximately 1915 hours, an elderly male with a medical history wondered away from his home in the area of Cal Pac Road. At that time,...

5/15/2020

article Hoopa Tribe Maintains Reservation Closure
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribal Office of Emergency Services is deciding to maintain the reservation closure. In detail, nonresidents and tourists visiting the...

5/14/2020

press release Hoopa Valley Tribe Extends Reservation Closure
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribal Office of Emergency Services is deciding to maintain the reservation closure. In detail, nonresidents and tourists visiting the...

5/6/2020

article $15,000 Reward Offered by Hoopa Tribe in Missing Person Case
(California) -- Late last week, the Hoopa Valley Tribe offered $15,000 to help locate missing man Virgil Bussell, Junior who disappeared in late February. According to a...
press release Know a Mask Maker? The Hoopa Tribe Seeks 500 Handmade Cloth Masks
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribe’s COVID-19 Response Team is seeking proposals from interested parties to provide 500 handmade cloth masks. Individuals...

4/27/2020

article Hoopa Valley Tribe Offering Free Food Boxes to All People Living in the Hoopa Area; Here’s How to Get One
(California) -- Starting tomorrow, the Hoopa Valley Tribe is providing free food boxes to all Hoopa community members in response to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. The...

4/26/2020

article Hoopa Valley Tribal Office of Emergency Services Gives Update on COVID-19
(California) -- Current cases in Humboldt County, Total confirmed positive cases: 52 (+0 since last report). Total Recovered cases: 50 (+0 since last report). Total...

4/23/2020

article Hoopa Valley Tribe Receives Limited Supply of Rapid COVID-19 Tests, Which Give Results in Under 15 Minutes
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribe this morning announced that it has a limited supply of COVID-19 rapid testing kits available at the K’ima:w Medical Center,...

4/9/2020

article Hoopa Tribe confirms it has 1 of the positive coronavirus cases in Humboldt County
(California) -- One of Humboldt County’s 50 confirmed cases of the coronavirus belongs to the Hoopa Valley Tribe, a spokesperson confirmed Thursday. The one...

4/4/2020

article Hoppa Valley Tribe Issues Curfew, Institutes Fines, Highway 96 Open For Through Traffic Only, Says Their Oes
(California) -- Hoopa Tribal Council passed a curfew within their boundaries that will begin at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Everyone who doesn’t have essential business...

3/31/2020

article Hoopa Tribe strikes at interiors coveted Westlands Water District corporate deal
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribe applauded Fresno County Superior Court's refusal to validate a proposed contract between Westlands Water District and the Bureau...

3/28/2020

article Missing Hoopa Man's Truck Found Abandoned With Keys and a Full Load of Wood
(California) -- 52-year-old Hoopa man, Virgil Owen Bussell, Jr., was reported missing on March 25, 2020 by his family. They contacted Humboldt County Sheriff’s...

2/3/2020

article Introducing Yolanda Latham: Running for Hoopa Valley Council
(California) -- Terms like “since the beginning of time” and “vision for the future” weave like bright threads through the pitch Yolanda Latham...

12/11/2019

article Intense Effort to Rescue Injured Hoopa Forestry Service Worker
(California) -- At times the crews intent on assisting an injured forestry service worker in the Big Hill Road area of Hoopa on Monday had to crawl through brush on...

12/9/2019

article Hoopa forestry worker injured after falling 300 feet down rocky ravine
(California) -- A tribal forestry worker was rescued Monday morning after falling 300 feet down a steep ravine in the Hostler Creek drainage, according to the Hoopa...

11/14/2019

article Federal Circuit honors 2001 court decision for Hoopa Valley Tribe water privilege
(California) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit supported the senior water rights of the Hoopa Valley Tribe and other tribes in an appeal by Baley v....

9/4/2019

article Hoopa Tribal Chairman takes down political sign, opening up a bigger picture
(California) -- A video of Hoopa Valley Tribal Chairman Byron Nelson taking a political sign off a homeowner's property in Hoopa has been circling on social media....

8/28/2019

article Is It a Sign? Hoopa Tribal Chairman Tears Down Political Billboard; Some Argue He’s Silencing Dissent
(California) -- Political differences brought tempers to a head in the Hoopa Tribe on Monday when Tribal Chairman, Byron Nelson, tore down a sign protesting his policies...

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