Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs facilities are open however COVID-19 precautions remain in place. When you enter a Tribal Building, you will have your temperature checked, you may be asked to provide proof of vaccination. Everyone is required to wear a mask in all public buildings in Warm Springs as well as in outside spaces where social distancing is not possible,
Warm Springs Tribal Council is in session today. On their agenda are Budget Presentations from: The Warm Springs Economic Development Corporation (or Ventures and Warm Springs Credit Enterprise. Also – there will be updates from the Federal and State Lobbyists. In the afternoon: I.H.S. Design Project, OSU Extension, Tribal Attorney Update on Columbia Housing Update and a report from Indian Head Casino and the Plateau Travel Plaza.
Flu shots are now available to help protect communities from vaccine-preventable illnesses such as influenza. The Warm Springs Health & Wellness Center has 2 upcoming flu shot clinics this week. This morning from 9 until noon you can get a flu shot, drive through style, in the parking lot between the Agency Longhouse and ECE. On Thursday – shots will be given from 5-7 at the Orange Tent in the Clinic Parking Lot.
Parkdale Fish Facility staff will be giving away excess winter steelhead and spring chinook jacks today around noon. The fish will be frozen but thawing and ready for immediate use. There are only 225 fish so the limit will be 1 per person or 1 per family and you must be present to receive fish. The load will be split up between 2 trucks, 1 load will be passed out at the Simnasho Longhouse and the other at the Community Center. Please bring your own bags or coolers.
The 52nd Annual COWDEO comes to the Jefferson County Fair Complex, Saturday October 16th at 10am. The Cowdeo is for kids 5 to 14 in events like sheep – calf & cow riding, goat tail un-decorating, barrels, horseless calf roping and more. You can register your child online at cowdeo dot com. ( https://cowdeo.regfox.com/cowdeo-2021) The deadline to register is October 4th.
The traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial will be in LaPine for public viewing starting Thursday September 30th through 2pm on Sunday October 3rd. The Wall That Heals Tour 2021 exhibit includes a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile education center. It will be located at Frontier Days Park.
The Jefferson County Library has begun their “I Am A Story” project that wants to collect stories from people over the next year about living in Jefferson County. You can lean more about how you can share your story at the library website -J C L D dot ORG. https://www.jcld.org/i-am-a-story-project
The Branch of Natural Resources IRMP Community Survey continues to seek input to document the community’s priorities, preferences and concerns regarding the management of the Tribes’ Natural Resources for the 2022 IRMP Revision. You can find the survey ONLINE where there is also a link to the current IRMP that you can review.
The Stomp Your Moccs NDN Nite Out social powwow is coming up Thursday, September 30th at the Warm Springs Community Center pavilion. They’ll serve meal boxes starting at 5:30 and the powwow starts at 6. Remember to bring your lawn chairs, maintain social distancing and wear face masks. All drummers and dancers are welcome.
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