News Stories Jul. 13, 2018

The Central Oregon Farm Service Agency will be in Warm Springs next week to discuss with livestock producers the Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs, specifically regarding any livestock or grazing losses due to the recent wildfire. An FSA Representative will have information and be able to help with the necessary paperwork. The programs require that a notice of loss be filed with FSA within 30 calendar days of when the loss is first apparent to the producer. The meeting is Monday from 9-10am at the Greeley Heights Community Building.

Warm Springs Tribal Council recently passed Resolution Number 12,489 regarding an opioid lawsuit. Because of the dramatic increase in use and misuse of opioids and the health and societal crises that are caused by this in Warm Springs, across the country, and on Indian lands, Tribal Council finds that it is in the best interests of the Tribe and its members to pursue litigation and seek damages from the contributors of the opioid crises for the harm suffered by the Tribe and its members and to further seek intervention by a court of appropriate jurisdiction to abate and remediate the practices that have  contributed to the opioid crisis, the resolution reads. It also lists the law firms it wants to retain.

This Saturday is going to the first ever Summer Jam Film Festival in Warm Springs. Brutis Baez conceived the idea for a local film festival after becoming interested in filmmaking and realizing that Warm Springs needed a venue to allow aspiring filmmakers a place to show their work and to network. Free Summer Jam Film Festival t-shirts are going to be given out to the first forty youth who attend, and Brutis says he wants to see young people there. There is an anti-bullying theme for the films. Doors will open at 6:00 tomorrow and they will begin showing films in the Community Center social hall around 7:00. There will be raffle drawings for prizes and concessions with food for purchase.