Calendar Tue., Jun. 18, 2019

Gelco Construction has begun emergency repairs for the 14 inch water main break in the Shitike Creek.   Water is going to be shut off for a minimum of 36 hours in the Campus area only starting early Tuesday morning.

Public Utilities staff completed work last week to minimize water outages to the rest of the community using storeged water in reservoirs.  It is imperative that everyone continue to conserve water to make these supplies last for the duration of the repairs.


Every is asked to avoid Shitike Creek Road to facilitate repair equipment, vehicles & personnel.

The  Boil Water Notice is in effect for the Warm Springs Agency Water System. That means you should boil water for drinking or cooking, washing dishes, brushing teeth & making ice OR else use bottled water.

This is affecting everyone in Greeley Heights, Elliot Heights, Trailer Courts, Senior Housing, Tenino Apartments, Tenino Valley, West Hills, Campus Area, Miller Heights, Upper Dry Creek, Sunnyside, Wolfe Point and Kah-nee-ta.

Drinking Water distribution and hot showers are available at the Old Elementary School Library.

When a total water outage occurs affected residents should turn off your water heater. Any time water is not running for more than 24 hours, it is best to turn off your electric water heater by going to your circuit breaker box and throwing the breaker marked “water heater” to the “off” position. This keeps the element from burning out or overheating due to lack of water.

A Reservation Wide BURN BAN is in effect for Warm Springs due to dry fuel conditions and lack of water for fire suppression, it is critical we all take precautions to keep the community safe. The Burn Ban is for all outside burning including camp fires and any ‘hot work” that involves heat, sparks or flame.  Fireworks are prohibited as well.

The Warm Springs Senior Program is going to provide breakfast, lunch & dinner to Seniors Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Warm Springs K-8 kindergarten enrollment packets need to be turned in today so that office staff can get the new kinder students information entered into the system.
  • Meals are available this summer through the 509-J Summer Food Service Meal Program. Today’s meals are at: Bridges High School located in the Westside School – breakfast is from 7:45-8:30 and lunch 12-12:30; and at the Warm Springs Youth Center breakfast 8:45-9:15 and lunch 12-12:30
  • A Jefferson County Veterans Service Outreach officer will be at the Warm Springs Senior Center today. The Veteran’s Service Officer will be available to answer questions during and after the senior meal.
  • The next Financial Skills for Families classes will take place on today and tomorrow at 1136 Paiute Street from 9am to 3pm each day. It will cover all six session over the 2 days. This is a required class for the IDA Program. If you can’t attend the class you can ask about an alternative by calling 541-553-3148.
  • Today at the Behavioral Health Center there is an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at noon, a Relapse Prevention group at noon, Men’s Group at 1:00, and Adult Alcohol & Drug Education class at 3:30.
  • The Jefferson County Food Bank is located at 556 SE Seventh Street in Madras. They are open for distribution this afternoon.
  • Indian Head Casino & Plateau Travel Plaza are having a job fair today at 1pm at the casino’s Human Resources office.
  • Voc Rehab in Warm Springs will hold an orientation session today at 3:00 in Behavioral Health Center conference room. Those who cannot make it to one of the scheduled weekly sessions can call 541-553-4952 to request a one-on-one orientation.
  • The Madras Garden Depot is holding an open garden tour event today from 5:30 to 7pm. It’s free. For directions, RSVP to 541-475-2068.
  • There is a Warriors for Wellbriety meeting this evening at High Lookee Lodge. They have drum practice at 6:30 and the meeting is at 7:30.


Wednesday 6/19

  • The Meth & Opiate Work Group is putting on a Community Education Class on Elder Abuse & Addiction tomorrow at the Community Center social hall. Dinner is at 5:30 and the presentation at 6.


Thursday 6/20

  • The Jefferson County Veterans Expo is this Thursday from 10am to 2pm at 860 SW Madison Street in Madras. It is a free family-friendly event designed to educate about veterans issues, services and resources. There will also be a free barbecue, haircuts, massages, kid’s events and mindfulness workshops.
  • The 70th Annual All Rock Hounds Powwow Club of America’s Rock, Gem & Mineral Show is this Thursday thru Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds from 9am to 4pm each day. There will be booths, vendors, nightly entertainment, activities and daily field trips. Parking and admission are free.
  • The Native American Program Legal Aid Services of Oregon will have is final walk-in intake clinic Thursday from 1:30-3:30pm at the Community Action Team office. Free civil legal service is available to eligible tribal members. Stop by to find out if the program can help with your legal need.
  • There’s a food handler’s class Thursday from 2-4pm in the Health & Wellness Center atrium. This is the last class they are doing for June.


Boarding School Applications for are due to Carroll Dick at the Higher Education Office by July 31st. Students who want to attend HigHighChemawa, Riverside, Sherman or Flandreau Indian Schools need to complete and return applications by then. They are available at the Higher Education office on the top floor of the Education Building.


The Museum at Warm Springs will have the opening reception for its new exhibit “Resilience – The Boarding School Experience of Warm Springs and Beyond” on Thursday, June 27th. Everyone is welcome – it will be from 5:30-7pm.


Pre-registration is being taken for the Pi-Ume-Sha Fun Run on Saturday, June 29th. There will be a 10k, 5k and 1-mile fun run/walk.  You can register now at the Community Center office. Day of registration starts at 8am, and all races start at 9.


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