News Stories Jul. 11, 2018

The fourth summer season Tribal fishery has been set.  It is -6 am, today to 6 pm, this Friday.  The open area is all of Zone 6.  Standard closed areas applicable to gill nets will be in effect except for the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery sanctuary which is not necessary this time of year.  Allowed gear is set nets and drift nets with no minimum mesh size.  Allowed sales are salmon, steelhead, shad, yellow perch, bass, walleye, catfish and carp which may be sold or kept for subsistence use.  Fish may be sold after the period ends if caught during the open period.  Sturgeon may not be sold but may be kept for subsistence use.  Size limits are 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool and 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools.  For any additional information – call the Tribal Fish Hotline at 541-553-2000.

Warm Springs Early Childhood Education has announced new programs hours for the Head Start Program this fall.  Full Day classrooms will be open Tuesday thru Friday from 7:45am to 3pm.  Head Start will be closed on Mondays.  Head Start and Early Head Start registration is now open.  Classroom selections will be made in August – so please complete the registration process as soon as possible.

Oregon Health Officials are offering tips on beating the heat with 100+ degree days in the weather forecast.  They advise staying cool in whatever way you can.  It’s also important to Stay hydrated.  Regardless of your level of activity, drink plenty of fluids, even if you are not thirsty and especially when working outside.  Avoid alcohol or liquids containing large amounts of sugar.  And Learn how to prevent, recognize, and treat heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn and heat rash.  When the temperature soars – you should check on elders and young children and anyone with a chronic medical condition such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer or kidney disease.  They may be less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature.