KWSO News 6/5/19

The 14 inch water main break in the Shitike Creek continues to affect Warm Springs. The Tribes have implemented their Emergency Operation Plan to coordinate repairs and provide services to the public. The boil water order remains 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.

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.

Everyone is reminded to conserve water – no watering the lawn or using excessive water.  This will help to help maintain reservoir levels.

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.

Central Oregon Community College’s Redmond campus is hosting an information session on its Allied Health programs from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10, in Building 3, Room 305. The health programs covered will include dental assistant, massage therapy, medical assistant, pharmacy technician and veterinary technician. The session will include a description of each occupation, the typical clinical and administrative duties, as well as the certification or licensing required. There will also be a review of the structure, length and cost of each of the programs. It is not necessary to be enrolled at COCC to attend this session. Reservations are not required.

The Work Experience & Development Department is recruiting for Warm Springs Conservation Corps Crew Leader.  This is a limited duration position supervising and training young people ages 16 – 20 while completing several projects this summer.  Projects include huckleberry bush revitalization, root field identification, campground and water cleanups and headwater identification. You will work with the Branch of Natural Resources, Culture & Heritage Program and Committee, elders, and others.  Transportation will be provided. You will be required to attend some training. Anyone interested should contact Melinda Poitra at 541-553-3324 or email her at Melinda dot Poitra at WS Tribes dot org.

The Community Action Team has a couple of opportunities coming up to complete the Financial Skills for Families classes. The first is for WEDD Summer Workers on June 12 & 13 at the Emergency Preparedness Building. It will be held 9 to 3:00 both days and is a requirement for anyone working with the Student Summer Work Program. And, for adults Financial Skills for Families classes will take place on June 18 & 19 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 IDA Program participants. Contact the Community Action Team office for more information or to discuss alternatives to completing this course.