- A BOIL WATER NOTICE has been issued due to loss of pressure in the Agency Water System. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice. The boil water notice is a precautionary measure to provide safe drinking water for all those affected. It is estimated that the order will be in place at least through this Wednesday, October 30th..
- Drinking Water Distribution is being coordinated by Warm Springs Emergency Management. The distribution center is open at the Old Warm Springs Elementary Library weekdays 7am – 6pm and weekends 10am – 3pm until the Boil Water Notice is lifted.
- Warm Springs ECE will be closed for children younger than 3 years old as well as for school age youth until the boil water notice has been lifted. Head Start classrooms will operate. Contact ECE at 541-553-3242 if you have any questions.
- As a reminder, the water is still safe to use for flushing toilets and showering. There will not be any porta-potties or showers setup at this time.
- Tribal Council is in session today and on their agenda is discussion about the BIA Superintendent Transition, the Tribal Employee Traditional Leave policy, Public Safety Tri-County Major Incident MOU, Draft Resolutions, September Financials and an update from the Warm Springs Ventures Board of Directors. The Seekseequa District Meeting on the 2020 Budget is tentatively scheduled for tomorrow at the Seekseequa Fire Hall. Dinner is at 6pm and the meeting follows at 7. The Simnasho District Meeting is this Wednesday at the Simnasho Longhouse at 7. The Agency District Meeting is November 5th at the Agency Longhouse at 6.
- It’s a late start Monday for Jefferson County 509J schools. That means the school day starts 90 minutes later than usual.
- Senior Fitness class is today at 10:45 at the Senior Center. Participants are invited to eat a meal after – today they are having Turkey Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
- Functional Fitness Class is today at noon in the Community Center Aerobics Room. Just a reminder that Fusion Fitness Class is Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6am at the Community Center.
- There is Women’s Prayer Group at the Presbyterian Church from 12:15-12:45 today. All women are welcome.
- Warm Springs Community Health at the Health & Wellness Center has a Behavior Health Clinic every Monday and Friday, walk-in appointments are available between 1 and 5pm. Services available include screenings, assessments, crisis intervention, and referrals to seek mental health and medical care, substance abuse treatment or other community resources. Children, adolescents and adults are welcome.
- The Wellbriety Celebrating Families” Class for parents is today from 1pm-4pm on the 3rd floor of the Behavior Health Center. This session will be going over: Healthy Living. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Next class is Wednesday Oct 30th.
- At the Behavioral Health Center today: Women’s Talking Circle from 2pm-3pm, Adolescent Substance abuse education from 4pm-5pm and Aftercare Continuing Care from 5:30pm-6:30pm
- It’s the Spooky Indian Night Out and Drummerz Jam Session today at the Warm Springs Community Center. Get your Clown Dance outfit together for the big contest. There will be a potluck dinner at 5:30 and the Powwow will follow at 6:30. All Drummers, Dancers, Clowns and Community Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. MC will be Captain Moody
Mon The 2020 Census begins April 1st. The Census is now hiring. You can learn more online at 2020 census
The IIM or Individual Indian Money office for the Bureau of Indian affairs Warm Springs Agency is closed. If you need assistance – you can call the Trust Beneficiary Center at 888-678-6836 or call Kevin Moore at the Umatilla Agency at 541-278-3786.
Warm Springs Community Center Hours are Mondays & Wednesdays – 8am-8pm with ladies night basketball, Tuesdays & Thursdays- 8am- 9 pm with men’s IBA & Fridays- hours are 8am- 5pm.
If you are experiencing issues with your Warm Springs Telecom services – they ask you please call them at 541-615-0555. You must call in for technicians to respond, troubleshoot and resolve your issue.
Prevention Services in Warm Springs is offering an opportunity for Students to tour the University of Oregon and attend a basketball game. In order to go on this trip they would need to attend and participate in all classes for their grade level. Classes for 3rd thru 5th grade will be Conscious Discipline, Addiction Awareness & Healthy eating and exercising. Classes for 6th thru High School are Addiction Awareness, Sex/Healthy relationship education, life skills and conscious discipline. These classes take place on Friday Nov 1st at the Prevention Office in the Youth Center starting at 8:15 and continuing in segments throughout the day until 5pm. Once class is complete, those eligible to go on the trip will have 3rd-5th grade on a One day trip Nov 11th, 6th-8th grade will go on Nov 16th-17th, and High school students going on Nov 22nd-23rd. For More information you can contact Prevention at 541-615-0036.
The Native American Music Awards are November 2nd in Niagara Falls New York. Voting is now open online. Local Musicians nominated for awards are: Kalliah Jackson who sings with Corey Rae White on “Dimmer” which is in the Best Independent Recording by a New Artist Single Release category. Blue Flames for Best Rap Hip Hop Music Video for “Stand Up.” And Bigg B featuring N8 is up for Best Music Video Recording for “Deep End”. You can check out nominations online at Native American Music Awards where there is also a link to voting.