Calendar Wed., Jun. 5, 2019

  • 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.
  • A drinking water tender is set up at the old Warm Springs Elementary near the old library 8am – 6pm. Bring your own containers and you can fill them up.  Additional bottled water is coming in today and volunteers are needed to help unload and restock at the same location – for community distribution.


  • 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. This 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.


  • Warm Springs ECE is closed through at least June 14th.
  • GED Classes in Warm Springs are cancelled for this week.


  • Today at the Behavioral Health Center Wellbriety Court group meets at 11am. There is a women’s group at 1:00 and Anger Management Class at 4. There is an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 7 this evening.
  • The Land Use Planning Committee meets today at 9am at the Tribal Admin Building, conference room 3.
  • Mom, Dad & Baby Group is today from 2-3pm at the Family Resource Center. This is for all parents, families & caregivers who take care of a baby or young child.   They offer a snack, an activity, a craft and breastfeeding support.  To learn more contact MCH Nurse Allie Anderson at 541-553-2460.
  • Warm Springs Christian Fellowship has bible study at 6pm at the Senior Center.
  • The Warm Springs Baptist Church has Bible Study and Prayer this evening at 6:00.

Thursday 6/6

  • The Warm Springs K8 will have its end of the year Egg Drop tomorrow. 3rd thru 5th graders are at 8:30 and Kinder, 1st & 2nd grades start at 10am.
  • There is a Senior Breakfast tomorrow 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 Fish & Wildlife Committee will meet tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 at the Tribal Admin Building, conference room 3.
  • The Downtown Park & Play event is tomorrow 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 tomorrow 5:30-7pm at the gallery located on 5th Street in Madras.

Friday 6/7

  • Tribal Council is advertising vacancies on the following committees: Culture & Heritage; Education; Health & Welfare; Land Use Planning; Range, Irrigation & Agriculture; Timber; and Fish & Wildlife. Letters of interest and resumes must be submitted to Secretary- Treasurer Michele Stacona by 5pm this Friday. Vacancies on the Water Control Board, Ventures Board, Tribal Employment Rights Office Commission and Credit Board have a deadline of June 14th to apply.
  • The Bustin’ Buffalo Basketball Camp is June 17-20 at the Madras High School Gym from 9-noon each day. The MHS varsity girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will work with kids going into grades 1 thru 8 on fundamentals. The cost is $40 for those who register by this Friday at the High School office. It goes up if you wait until the day of. Scholarship applications are available online at Madras Athletics dot ORG.
  • The Johnson O’Malley summer activity allowances need to be applied for by Friday. 509-J and Wasco County students, age 3 up to 12th grade, who are members of a federally recognized tribe are eligible. Parents/guardians need to complete the paperwork with Carroll Dick at the Higher Education office.

If you have unused or expired medications you need to get rid of, the Warm Springs Health & Wellness Center now has a MedSafe drop box to dispose of old meds. Bring them to large blue box located in the pharmacy waiting area to safely dispose of unneeded medications.

The Boys and Girls Club of Warm Springs is doing a Squares raffle with the drawing set for June 14th.  Money raised will support club operations.  Squares are $10 each and the winner will take half the pot.  There are 100 squares in all.  You can stop by the club to purchase your square.