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Warm Springs, Oregon
July 31, 1997 9
Moses-Ahern new recreation director
Fran Moses-Ahern has been
named recreation director for Kah-Nce-Ta
Resort. Moses-Ahern has
day-to-day management and opera
tional responsibility for the resort's
recreation programs and staff in the
main lodge and village area which
includes the pool, kids' camp, bike
and sport rentals and the new 18
hold miniature golf course slated to
open in mid-August of this year.
A member of the Confederated
Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian
Reservation, Moses-Ahern has spent
the past fifteen years working in the
Tribe's recreation programs, includ
ing the past five years as the program
"Fran brings a wealth of profes
sional experience and energy to the
resort's management team. We arc
happy to have her on our staff," said
ZuAnne Jarrett, the resort's general
Moses-Ahern is a 1982 graduate
of Washington State University with
a bachelor's degree in physical edu
cation. She received certification in
pool operation from the National
Swimming Pool Association and life
guard certification from the Ameri
can Red Cross. She is a member of
the National Park und Recreation
Association and the Resort and Com
mercial Recreation Association.
Kah-Nee-Ta Resort celebrates its
25-ycar anniversary this year with
the grand reopening of the village
area which presently includes a camp
ground and RV park, 20 teepees for
camping, council ring, and Olympic
sized swimming pool with 1 40-foot
The resort's lodge features 139
guest rooms, meeting and confer
ence rooms, pool, Indian Head Gam
ing Center and Juniper Dining room
and deli, Tennis Courts and a cham
pion 18-hold golf course round out
Located 120 miles southeast of
Portland, the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort is
owned by the Confederated Tribes
of the Warm Springs Indian Reser
vation. The resort attracts about
350,000 visitors annually.
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Kah-Nee-Ta Resort Village
August 15, 1997 2:00 p.m.
The public is invited to Darticioate in the
opening and the blessing of Kah-Nee-Ta's
new Village rooms and recreation
Refreshments to follow.
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Youth listens to a story get told to them on the computer in the
computer lab at the Elementary School.
Youth enjoy playing card games at the local elementary library.
Minthorn named to top citizen's panel on Indian graves repatriation
A Umatilla tribal leader who has
been advocating the immediate
rcburial of Kcnncwick Man has been
named to the nation's top citizen's
panel on Indian graves repatriation.
Armand Minthorn, a traditional
religious leader in the Umatilla
longhouse, is one of two spiritual
leaders named to the seven-member
review committee. He was appointed
ota six-year term.
The committee is responsible for
reviewing and recommending regu
lations for the Native American
Craves Protection and Repatriation
Act, the federal law that is at issue in
the Kennewick Man case. The panel
also helps resolve disputes about the
Scientists are suing in federal court
for the right to study the 9,300-year-old
skeleton, the oldest and most
complete ever found in Oregon or
The bones were found last sum
mer along the banks of the Columbia
River near Kennewick, Wash.
Several Columbia River tribes,
including the Umatilla, consider sci
entific testing a desecration of one of
their ancestors and want to rebury
the remains without further study.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi
neers, which has custody of the skel
eton, is under court order to deter-
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WSFPI keeps up with technology and competition with new equipment and new buildings
Warm Springs Forest Products'
Industries is moving up with the
times, installing new equipment and
replacing old buildings with new
buildings. Total cost for renovations
in 1997 is 2 million dollars. That
includes relocating the shop and dry
kilns and the new buildings.
The old shop that was seen upon
entering the mill was torn down and
new ones were built near the truck
shop. Now there is a machine shop
and a cat shop. The old saw mill was
then torn down and sold as scrap
metal during the auction held last
spring, leaving enough space for the
new dry kilns to be built.
Dry kilns are being constructed 1
by Nardi, out of Italy. They are
working with a subcontractor from
Roseburg called Pro Fit. Cadell
Electric from St. Mary's, Idaho, will
be working with these contractors.
Interstate Building from Spokane,
Washington is doing construction of
the new buildings.
Currenty WSFPI is using dry kilns
that are more than thirty years old.
The building they set in are just as
old. The steam seeps through the
walls and would cost more to fix than
a new building and dry kilns.
The new dry kilns and building
will be placed near the small log mill
and next to that new building will be
a covered storage area.
The building and dry kilns are
being put in place as they come in.
The kilns are being sent here from
Italy. The dry kilns are expected to
be completed by end of September.
The old dry kilns and the building
they are in will be then be torn down
and more storage space will be
available. All storage areas are going
to have a roof to protect the lumber
from weather conditions.
The planer department uses a
breakroom located near the planer.
That building will be torn down and
relocated near the planer office in
After these projects are completed
the small log mill will see some
changes, possibly in 1 998. They may
be able to run larger logs through in
addition to small logs. There will be
new machinery incorporated into the
small log mill to make this possible.
With new equipment and building
in the planer area, new shop location
and new dry kilns and building the
mill will look like new. "We're taking
it one step at a time. The mill's got
the potential to really fly," says Ken
Bierman, WSFPI .
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Dry kilns are being constructed as the parts arrive in Warm Springs from Italy.
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Shiny, new dry kilns set high in the new building.
Kilns are being set up with the walls at a slow but steady pace.