Repairs to the water main break along Shitike Creek were completed last night around 11pm. Water was restored last night to the campus area however the boil water order remains in effect for the Warm Springs on the Agency Water System. They will be flushing the system south of Shitike creek today and taking water samples for testing. The boil order will be in place until the EPA gives approval for it to be lifted. There will be additional water testing done on Monday and so the order will be in place until at least Tuesday. Folks should boil water for use by bringing water to a rolling boil for three minutes to use for cooking, drinking, brushing teeth and washing dishes. Drinking water distribution today will be limited to senior citizens and families with babies who use water for formula. That limited distribution is at the old Warm Springs Elementary School Library. Warm Springs Early Childhood Education will remain closed until the boil water order is lifted.
Students from the ROOTS program – an alternative high school in Warm Springs which is part of 509-J Bridges High School – have completed work on a project trailer that began several years ago and will soon be utilized by homeless veterans. The trailer was at one time used as an office for Legal Aid services. It became a project for students with the guidance of the Warm Springs Utilities Department. Many items used in the project were recycled from homes near the school that were scheduled to be demolished. Doors, windows, moldings, plumbing fixtures and hardware items were collected and reused. How and where the refurbished trailer will be utilized will be decided by local veteran’s organizations.
State competition starts today for girls’ tennis. Jessica & Erica Olivera are playing in doubles at the state competition at Oregon State University in Corvallis this morning.
At the Track and Field state Championships being held at Mt Hood Community College today – Olivia Symons competes in the Girls 200 meter dash and the Girls Long Jump. White Buffalo Erik Boynton competes in Boys Pole Vault. Tomorrow Madras is in the 4×100 relay with Treyvon Easterling, Omar Diaz, Dylan heath, Dalton Waldow and Nathan Rodriguez. The 4 by 400 relay team is Diaz, Rodriguez, Waldo, Heath, Ethan Nava and Max Binning. And, Dalton Waldow also competes in the Boys Long Jump Tomorrow.