News Stories for Thu., Oct 26, 2017

Warm Springs Police released information yesterday about a theft at the Tribal Waster Water Management Utilities Yard on Monday Night.  Several tools were stolen along with a white 2008 Ford F350 Pickup extended cab with Oregon license plate E240126.  It is vehicle number V-219 – marked in three inch stickers in black letters on the front and rear of the vehicle.  During the process of stealing the truck, the unknown suspect, drove the vehicle through the padlocked cyclone gate and likely sustained damage to the front grill area.  Anyone with information about the theft or who sees this vehicle should contact Police Dispatch at 541-553-1171.

The Warm Springs Early Childhood Education Center was closed yesterday and will remain closed at least through tomorrow due to a positive test for the E-Coli bacteria in standing water and soil samples underneath the building’s G Pod.   Remediation will take place to ensure the bacteria is eliminated and the building is safe for children, staff and families.  Management hopes to have ECE programs open for business on Monday.

At the Agency District Budget Meeting on Monday this week – Secretary Treasurer CEO for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Michele Stacona explained that Full time Tribal Employees will not have the usual 5% discretionary contribution from the Tribes put into their 401K accounts.   This is a cost saving measure.  The 4% match for individual contributions will remain.  Full time employees should make sure your benefits for 2018 are all set by stopping by the Comp and Benefits department at the Tribal Administration Building before November 30th.

The Bend Spay and Neuter Project offers free spay and neuter services in Warm Springs on the first Sunday of each month.  They will be at a new location beginning on November 5th at the old elementary school.   There will be no clinics in December and January.  All services are free for dogs who live in Warm Springs. Check in starts at 8:30am and up to 30 dogs will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Since September of 2016, the Bend Spay and Neuter Project has provided free spay and neuter services for 255 dogs and over 300 free vaccinations for Warm Springs dogs and puppies.

In prep sports –

  • The Madras Football team has added an extra non league game to their fall season and will travel East to play Baker tomorrow night at 6pm.
  • The Madras Girls Soccer team host a play in contest tomorrow at 4pm and will face Yamhill Carlton.
  • The Madras Boys Soccer team will host a first round play-off game next Wednesday against an opponent yet to be determined.
  • At the Tri Valley League District Championship in Estacada yesterday.  In the Men’s 5000 meters – Madras finished third in team competition.  White Buffalo Tyler Anderson took second place.  Also running for Madras were: Israel Tapia, Genesis Lucei, Thomas LeCaire, Stephaugn Jackson, Austin Charley & Hunter Ashwill.   Michael Cuevas led the JV team whose members include: Amial Rhoan, Donnie Bagley, Grayson Symons, Justin Plant, Rich Danzuka, Leander Smith, Justin Smith and Andrew Suppah.Vanessa Culps finished 12th for the Madras Girls.  Other Lady White Buffalos include: Jayden Davis, Eryn McCourtney, Natalia Tewee, Jocene Tufti, & Atoria James