Due to issues of low or no water pressure in the Greeley Heights area overnight and this morning, the 509-J School District decided to cancel school at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy today. So, there is no school at the K-8 Academy and all field trips and activities scheduled for today at the K-8 are cancelled. The Warm Springs Boys and Girls Club is open today. Due to the loss of pressure in the Agency Water System, a boil water notice has been issued. This applies to all residences and businesses in the Warm Springs Agency Area. The notice states that the loss of pressure in the system may be due to a break. The Warm Springs Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center is closed until the Boil Water Notice is lifted. Remember – bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for 3 minutes, and cool before using. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food until further notice.
Veteran republican state Sen. Jackie Winters has died. House Speaker Tina Kotek made the announcement on the floor of the House on Wednesday, and called for a minute of silence. Winters, who was re-elected in the 2016 election to represent the Salem area, had been ill with cancer and had been absent from the Legislature for some time. Senator Winters was a good friend of the late Prosanna “Pruny” Williams of Warm Springs while working on women’s health and children’s welfare issues. Sen. Williams was also a longtime attendee of the Pi-Ume-Sha dinner and supported tribal efforts throughout her state legislative career.
Today is the second day of the Trauma, healing & Resiliency Conference happening at the Warm Springs Community Center in the Social Hall. Registration starts at 8am today and the free conference is open to everyone even if you missed the first day. Tyrone Smith will be talking about Generational Trauma this morning – yesterday he spoke on Historical Trauma
The Trauma Healing and Resiliency conference concludes today at the Community Center