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P.O. Bo 870
Wirn Springs OR 97761
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Warm Springs, OR 97741
VOL. 17 NO. 25
Hot Shot crew receives
Eighteen Hot Shot crew
members were recognized
for their efforts in fighting
24 fires throughout the
Tribal Council permits
Christmas tree cutting
Christmas tree cutting is
again permitted this year
on the reservation,
members need a ticket in
possession to do so.
Winter arrives with snow
Scenery and activities
came to Warm Springs
with the arrival of snow.
Seniors Charlie Wewa and
Alyssa Macy talk about
their future plans.
Forest Grove revisited
Old photos of Forest
Grove training school
show aspects of
Winter sports schedules
Sports schedules for
Madras High School
include basketball and
equipment for efficiency
Twenty percent in heating
costs could be saved with
Deadline for the next
issue of Spilyay Tymoo
is December 16,1992
10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m..
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After Warm Springs awakened to seven
The recent snows couldn't
payments on bills, will help take some of the searing sting out of the drought we've
experienced over the last seven years every little bit helps, but it may take two years
to get the bill paid in full and bring water levels up to "normal."
The fluffy white stuff began falling Tuesday, December
inches had fallen and schools were closed. The unscheduled day off from studies
delighted students district-wide. Skis, sleds, gloves, boots and other snow-related
paraphernalia were brought
immediate and fun-filled use.
The average high temperature since December 1 was 29 degrees while the average low
was just above 17 degrees. The lowest temperatures came on
a high of 12 and a low of 8 degrees.
Roads were, and remain, a
snow and ice continue to plague drivers. Numerous accidents were reported and tow
trucks have been operating 24 hours a day since the first snowfall.
Winter storm warnings are
additional snow and inclimate
prepared. But, drivers are human and many were caught with their studs and chains
down. Madras' one and only tire center, Les Schwab's, had record sales and remained
open late into the evening many nights to accommodate their unprepared customers.
The snow offers a different
peaceful, almost surrealistic
bustle of everyday life. Taking
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inches of snow December 2, shovels,
have come at a better time.
out of their warm weather
driver s nightmare. Coupled with the cold weather, packed
common these days and a weatherman's prediction of
conditions usually offer ample time for drivers to be
perspective on the landscape and provides a quiet,
atmosphere, one much different
advantage of the situation and
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snow plows and other snow-removal
The snow, like a debtor's
1. By Wednesday, seven
hiding places and put to
December 6, which showed
than the ordinary hustle,
its consequences is highly
Greeley Heights water system to be
upgraded with block grant monies
A $207,500 Oregon Community
Development Block Gram (CDBG)
has been awarded for the water sys
tem improvements on the Warm
Springs Indian reservation.
Jefferson County will use the
funds to upgrade and expand the
water system on the reservation. The
project will consist of constructing a
500,000 gallon reservoir at Greeley
Heights and 650 lineal feet of water
main, which will allow for adequate
water flow to 89 existing housing
units and 23 new units to be con
structed with HUD funds as part of
the Mutual Help phase IV project.
Currently, this area has insufficient
water pressure to meet daily needs.
Construction on the reservoir is ex
pected to begin next spring.
The total cost of this project will
be $389,500. In addition to the Or
egon Community Development
Block grant, the project will receive
$100,000 from an IHS grant and
$82,000 from the Confederated
-,Thc. Warm Springs Tribal Coun-,
cil signed a Memorandum of Under
standing with Jefferson County
Monday, December 7. Jefferson
County will administer the project
and the Tribe will provide engineer
ing and inspection services.
The MOU calls for active tribal
involvement in the upcoming project.
The Tribe will be responsible for
designing and engineering the project
through the tribal engineer's office.
Tribal funds will be used for this
purpose and specifications for the
project will be provided to Jefferson
County for procurement purposes,
including advertising for construc
tion bids, selection and contracting
of building contractors.
The Tribe will also issue building
Operating budget reduced,
approved by Tribal Council
The Warm Springs Tribal Coun
cil approved the 1 993 operating bud
get November 30 by Resolution
8569. The new document is
$615,000 less than the proposed
budget posted in early October.
sources such as timber, power, dam
rental and assorted tribal fines, fees
and housing collections, will total
Those branches that have reduced
their budgets include the office of
governmental affairs and planning
($30,000); public safety ($35,000);
public utilities ($65,000); human re
sources ($664,956, part of which,
$661,956, was absorbed by the edu
cation branch due to a transfer of the
employment services department);
human services ($55,000); natural
resources ($30,000) and management
reductions through streamlining the
organization during the first six
months of 1993 ($400,000). Branch
appropriations total $16,801,734.
Enterprise and capital projects ap
propriations, which remain un
Tired of the violence that seems to be
monopolizing the community?
Concerned about the future?
Gang Strike Task Force Meeting
Monday, December 14
Warm Springs Community Center
Open to all concerned citizens
Presented by Dick Stein of the
Portland Gang Strike Force
No Charge-Refreshments will be served
DECEMBER 11, 1992
and zoning permits when necessary.
The agreement also calls for meter
installation in the Greeley Heights
area. The meters may be used for
billing, water use monitoring, con
servation purposes or simply as a
means of problem detection.
The County will be responsible
for all payments to building con
tractors. IHS and tribal construction
funds will be used prior to requesting
the CDBG funds. The County will
bill the Tribes as payments arc due.
The Tribe will transfer tribal funds
and IHS funds to a County account
when funds are needed to pay con
tractors, states the agreement.
The MOU was signed by Tribal
Council chairman Ray Calica and
County Judge Dan Ahcrn.
The CDBG Program is intended
to improve the quality of life for low
and moderate income people in rural
"Without the proposed reservoir
and additional water mains, this
portion of the Warm springs reser
vation cannot be provided the ap
propriate water pressure to serve its
needs. In addition, without the addi
tional capacity, the 23 units of new
housing could not be constructed.
Since 68 percent of this area's
population is low and moderate in
come citizens, financing water sys
tem improvements would be a hard
ship. This makes the project a good
fit, says Yvonne Addington, Com
munity Development Program man
ager. The CDBG program offers feder
ally funded grants to provide housing
and a suitable living environment for
communities. It is intended to prin
cipally benefit people of low and
changed from the original budget
document, total $2,064,406. Total
appropriation for 1993 is $20,598,765
as compared to the $21,213,765 fig
ure proposed in October.
to be announced
Cold weather will soon be upon
us. Early morning announcements of
school closure or a late school
opening due to snow, ice, or other
emergency conditions will he.
broadcast by radio stations KWSO,
KTWNS, KRCO, KPRB and KTVZ,
channels 21 and 5. Please tunc in!
It may even be necessary to send
students home early because of severe
weather or an emergency. It is im
portant for parents and guardians to
pick a "second home" where your
child may stay if you are away from
home oral work. Make sure the school
office has this information in your
child 's emergency file, and teach your
child about their "second home."