UPDATED 9AM 9/14/20
The Warm Springs Tribal Government will be closed today due to the hazardous air quality and upgraded fire evacuation notices. Essential services will be available. Administration leave will be given. Please stay and home and stay safe!
Due to hazardous air quality the Warm Springs Clinic will have late opening today, providing patient care at 1 pm. Morning appointments will need to be rescheduled.
The Lionshead Fire has been active in it’s Northeast Corner about 9 miles away from Sidwalter. Fire Crews are working on creating defensive fire line today and will be doing some back burning to protect the area.
There is a level 2 (Be Ready to Go) evacuation notice in effect for Sidwalter and a level 1 (Get Ready) evacuation notice for Simnasho – due to Lionshead Fire Activity. This is a precaution.
Motorists are reminded to reduce speed and keep your headlights on driving in Central Oregon with the thick smoke conditions.
Jefferson County 509-J schools are on schedule for distance learning today. Meal distribution was limited to school sites only due to the heavy smoke.
There is a Shelter set up at the Old Elementary School Gym Building for anyone needing relief from the smoke, Enter through the back entrance.
This coming Friday a sign will be placed on Highway 26 in Madras designating the highway for Missing in Action and Prisoners of War. Signage will be placed along the highway across the entire state. Oregon is first in the Nation to recognize MIA’s and POW’s in this way. There will be a presentation on the 18th at 10am at City Hall prior to the sign installation.
The YouthBuild fast-track education and job training program is recruiting Warm Springs youth their fall session that will begin this month. The last information session is Tuesday at their office in Sisters. To learn more call Briana at 928-274-2128.
Warm Springs Nation Little League is looking for volunteer members of their board. If you have question or for more information contact League President Edmund Francis at 541-325-3856.
There are 2020 Census fun run – walks being hosted by the Papalaxsimisha and The Traditional Foods & Exercise program this Wednesday in Warm Springs, Thursday in Seekseequa and Friday at Simnasho. There will be a 1 mile walk/run and a 5K walk/run. Register online – find the link on today’s community calendar at KWSO dot ORG https://forms.gle/rj6xyUqAUkucbaZa9.