- Due to a 14 inch water main break in the Shitike Creek, the Warm Springs Tribes have implemented their Emergency Operation Plan to coordinate repairs and provide services to the public.
- There is a boil water order 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.
- They ran out of Bottled Drinking water at the Old Elementary School Library last night. When more water arrives – the distribution will continue.
- Drinking water will be available at the Community Center Parking lot today where you can fill up your own containers.
- Warm Springs Early Childhood Education will remain closed through Friday, June 14th.
- The Warm Springs K thru 8 Academy is on regular school hours this week.
- Warm Springs IHS and Tribal Offices are operating on regular hours.
- Water outages have started in the Agency Area. As water is drawn down from the Greeley Heights, West Hills and South East water reservoirs, neighborhoods and businesses will experience water shortages. Public Utilities staff is working to alternate the refilling of these three reservoirs to lessen the impact. Water shortages impact the Campus area, West Hills, Tenino Valley, Tenino Apartments, Elliott Heights, Senior Housing, Trailer Courts, and Greeley Heights. Additionally, businesses located along Highway 26 will also be affected.
- Everyone is reminded to conserve water – no watering the lawn or using excessive water. That will help to help maintain reservoir levels.
- Portable toilets are being placed throughout the community for use during the water outage.
- 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.
- GED Classes in Warm Springs are cancelled for this week.
- Here is what is on the Tribal Council Agenda today – this morning are updates from Culture & Heritage Committee, Fish & Wildlife Committee and Museum at Warm Springs. In the afternoon are updates from the Housing Authority, Composite Products and High Lookee Lodge.
- At the Warm Springs K-8 Academy today – 3rd grade classrooms visit Madras High School’s Ag Program. Tomorrow it’s the – SMILE Trip to OMSI. The Warm Springs K8 will have its end of the year Egg Drop this Thursday. 3rd thru 5th graders are at 8:30 and Kinder, 1st & 2nd grades start at 10am. Friday – Warm Springs 4th grade classrooms join all the 509J 4th grade classrooms for the Seeds of Discovery Event at the Museum at Warm Springs. Also Friday Warm Springs ECE incoming Kindergarten students will visit the K8. The last day of school is next Tuesday.
- Today at the Behavioral Health Center, there is an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at noon, a Relapse Prevention group at noon, Men’s Group from 1-2:30 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.
- 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.
- Warm Springs Nation Little League games today – Junior Softball plays at Culver.
- 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.
- The Land Use Planning Committee meets tomorrow at 9am at the Tribal Admin Building, conference room 3.
- There is a Senior Breakfast this Thursday from 8:30-10:30am at the Senior Center. They are serving French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, oatmeal and fresh fruit. It’s free to senior citizens, and a $5 donation is requested for all non-elders.
- The Downtown Park & Play event is this Thursday from 5-9pm on 5th Street in Madras. There will be food, music and vendors. Anyone interested in setting up as a vendor can visit downtown park and play dot com. The theme for June is Tiny Doors. KWSO will be at the Park and Play and we look forward to seeing you there.
- Art Adventure Gallery will have an opening reception for this month’s exhibit “Home Grown” by Richard Thompson this Thursday 5:30-7pm at the gallery located on 5th Street in Madras.
A Jefferson County Veterans Service Outreach officer come to the Warm Springs Senior Center on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Appointments are available for the morning by calling 541-475-5228. Otherwise, the Veteran’s Service Officer will be available to answer questions during and after the senior meal that day.
A Jefferson County Veterans Expo will be held June 20th 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 Boys & Girls Club of Warm Springs is enrolling now for its summer program. Membership forms are available at the Club. The Summer Program will be available weekdays from 8am to 5pm, meals provided through the summer. The member fee is $25. FMI: 541-553-2323. Scholarships are available through Warm Springs Housing – stop by their office to apply.
Vendors are being recruited for the Warm Springs Outdoor Market that will be located near the Community Action Team office on campus this year. The Kick off date is June 14th. Other Market dates are: June 21st, July 5th & 19th, August 2nd, 16th & 30th plus September 13th. Stop by or contact Emily Courtney at the Community Action Team office for details.