The engineering work for the Shitike Creek main line fix has been completed and the contracting and procurement process is underway. It is anticipated that construction work will start at the end of the week. Water will be shut off for a minimum of 24 hours and possibly up to 40 hours. The public will be informed of the anticipated shut off times as soon as possible. The boil water notice remains in effect until further notice.
Water outages will directly impact the following residents and businesses located in these areas only: 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 impacted including: Indian Head Casino, Shell Station, Museum at Warm Springs, Eagle Crossing, and Warm Springs Composites. All residences and businesses are encouraged to continue to conserve water.
The boil water notice remains in effect until further notice for the entirety of the Warm Springs Agency area including Kah-nee-ta, Wolfe Point, Sunnyside, Upper Dry Creek, Miller Heights, Campus area, West Hills, Tenino Valley, Tenino Apartments, Elliott Heights, Senior Housing, Trailer Courts, and Greeley Heights.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who fired multiple gunshots during a road rage encounter has been sentenced to three years of probation. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday that 28-year-old Dat Quoc Do was sentenced Monday after apologizing to the victims in a Portland court. A judge also ordered Do to pay $1,158 in restitution to the victims in addition to the 93 days he has served in custody. Authorities say Do fired shots from a .45-caliber handgun into the air from the passenger window of a car on Highway 26 in September 2017. Police say no one was injured in the encounter near the Warm Springs Reservation. The victim says she and her daughter and niece were traumatized by the event.
The Heart of Oregon Corps Thrift Store in Madras is preparing for an extensive remodel that will begin on June 30. Until then, the store will be clearing all contents ahead of the month long remodel closure. They are selling all items at a significant discount. The Heart of Oregon Thrift Store is not accepting donations during June. The store asks that the public hold onto donations until the store re-opens on August 1. During the July remodel, the store will be receiving much-needed new floors as well as some repairs to the interior. Heart of Oregon employees and student-volunteers will continue to work through the remodel. The store will also be accepting monetary donations from the public during the closure to help cover the cost of goal-engagement bonuses for thrift store student-volunteers. The Heart of Oregon Corps Thrift Store will show its appreciation for customer and donor support by hosting a Customer Appreciation Event on August 3, after the store re-opens.
Construction Work continues on Highway 26 near the Kahneeta Junction. The Contractor will be performing striping and rumble strip operations between mileposts 99 and 103. One lane of traffic will be closed during the daytime to perform this work. Traffic should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.