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October 28, 2004 Vol. 29, No. 22 warm springs, or 97761
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For the first time in about a decade,
flu shots are not available for the gen
eral public of the reservation.
The shots have been available only
to people whose health is categorized
as high-risk. These people include the
elderly age 65 and older; children be
tween 6 and 23 months; adults and
children with chronic health conditions;
and women who are pregnant during
the flu season (November through
"We've used the vaccine according
to the CDC guidelines," said nurse
Diana Howell, of Warm Springs In
dian Health Services clinic.
The Center for Disease Control
(CDC) guidelines have to be followed
in distribution of the vaccine, or the
agency can levy a fine against the of
fending health-service provider.
Howell said the clinic had only about
350 doses of the vaccine. "We've never
had to ration like this in the ten years
I've been here," she said.
The shortage of the flu vaccine hap
pened because one of the two manu
facturers of the vaccine declared their
supply to be contaminated.
For those who are unable to receive
a flu shot, the best way to avoid catch
ing the disease is to wash your hands
Spread of the flu can be reduced
by covering your mouth when you
sneeze or cough. -" ""
This Veterans Day, the Museum at
Warm Springs will unveil a plaque com
memorating the service of veterans of
the Korean War.
The unveiling ceremony will begin
at 9 a.m. at the museum.
The plaque was presented to the
Warm Springs community by the Li
ons Club. The club also planted trees
at the museum as part of a national
Korean War veterans recognition cam
paign. The plaque is of bronze. Warm
Springs Forest Products Industries pro
vided a cedar log that the plaque has
been set into.
Veterans Day this year is on Thurs
day, Nov. 11.
Lots of activities
The Warm Springs Halloween Car
nival begins at 6 p.m. on Halloween at
the Community Center. The carnival
this year includes a Freaky Fashion
Show and Ghouley Gong Show. If you
have a booth for the carnival, set-up
begins at 3 p.m.
Other Halloween activities this year
include the popular employee costume
contest, at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29 in
the lobby of the administration build
ing. Also on Friday, people are invited
to hand out candy to children at the
Early Childhood Education Center. Set
up will begin at 9:30 p.m. and the trick-or-treaters
should be done by about 1 1.
If you plan to attend, call Kah-Nee-
Ta Resort at 553-1112 to reserve a
A Halloween costume party is set
for Saturday night, Oct 30 at Kah-Nee-Ta.
Wear a costume and compete to
win a night's stay at Kah-Nee-Ta, or
dinner for two in the Chinook Dining
Room. There will also be a dance to
the sound? of DJ music The party is
from 9 p.m. till closing.
Local cowboy is Ail-Around champion
By Nat Shaw
The name Bruised Head is syn
onymous with Indian rodeo. For
three generations that name has
been a household word among ro
deo families in Indian Country. It
has also struck fear into the hearts
of many a good cowboy.
The Bruised Heads are many and
when they ride into the rodeo arena
you know they're bound to ride out
with their share of the prize money.
The 2004 Indian Ail-Around
World Champion cowboy and In
dian World Champion Steer Wres
tler has this royal rodeo blood flow
ing through his veins. He is Warm
Springs cowboy Clint Bruised Head.
He won two of Indian rodeo's
most coveted titles a couple of
weeks ago in San Jacinto, Calif,
where he and seven other members
of the Bruised Head clan competed
in the Indian National Finals Rodeo.
Clint won two beautiful sterling
silver belt buckles encircled in tur
quoise and two fabulous handmade
championship saddles. That was his
fourteenth trip to the Indian Na
Clint is not the first Bruised Head
tcjwin the Indian World Champion
Steer Wrestler title. His oldest
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Clint Bruised Head with buckles won at the Finals.
brother Wright accomplished the feat champion, Clint also won a go-round
in 1986. in calf roping and competed in saddle
In the spirit of a true all-around bronc riding at this year's finals, finish
Bruised Head stressed how impor
tant winning a go-round in calf roping
was in contributing to his all around
championship. Warm Springs cowboy
Casey Green was slated to go to the
finals in calf roping ftoin the Colum
bia River Circuit, but was unable to go.
Bruised Head, who had finished third
in the Columbia River Circuit, took
Casey's place at the finals, thus enabling
him to clinch the all-around title.
Commenting on the grand tradition
of the Bruised Head name, Clint said,
"It all started with my grandfather Pete
Bruised Head Sr. He was a champion
saddle bronc rider and calf roper. He
won both events at the Calgary Stam
pede and also competed in the chuck
wagon race and the wild horse race.
That was back in the wagon days when
everybody used to ride to the rodeos."
He continued, "My father Pete Jr.
grew up training horses for ranchers
and farmers. He traveled all over
Canada and the United States rodeoing.
One time he and Casey Tibbs and Jim
Shoulders rode for the Queen of En
gland at the Cow Palace in San Fran
cisco." Four years ago, Clint's father was
inducted into the Calgary Rodeo Hall
See BRUISED HEAD on page 8
Tribal enterprise recognized as business success
The tribal enterprise Geo Visions
was recognized recently for" bus!-'
ness development by the Madras
Jefferson County Chamber.
Long-time GeoVisions crew
leader Easton Aguilar accepted the
award on behalf of the enterprise
at the Chamber of Commerce
awards banquet. The bSnquet this year
was held at Kah-Ne'e-Ta.
In accepting the award, Aguilar com
mented that GeoVisions within just a
couple of years has gone from having
just a few employees to now having up
One of the main things that
GeoVisions does is provide support to
fire agencies during wildfires.
The support involves specialized
computer technology that tracks the
course of the fires. The mapping al
lows the fire crews to know precisely
where the fire lines are.
The GeoVisions mobile command
center has been on the scene of many
fires over the past couple of years. "
GeoVisions has also branched out
into other fields, such as forestry man
agement, and air-quality monitoring,
among other diverse endevours. The
GeoVisions main office is at Warm
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Construction crews place the large beams across the river at the new bridge by Kah-Nee-Ta.
New bridge to improve access to Kah-Nee-Ta
Selena Base Spilyay
By Selena Boise
Construction of the new
Culpus Bridge over the Warm
Springs River near Kah-Nee-Ta is
moving forward at a steady pace.
Eight pre-cast concrete girders
were recently placed on the two
lane bridge, which will set higher
than the existing bridge.
The Construction Department,
which is working on this project,
has applied for extensions to move the
The completion date was originally
set for late summer or early fall. The
materials are available for completion,
but the process takes time.
The concrete girders are in place as
of last week, and the road on each side
of the bridge now is being filled to even
up the road with the bridge. The bridge
sets higher than the roadways, and the
biggest factor in completion of the new
bridge is filling the road.
The Construction Department has
a steady flow of traffic on the new
Webster Flat Road, with at least five
trucks daily carrying fiii for this new
The bridge is the final stage of the
Webster Flat Road project, which runs
about four miles from Highway 3.
This new road, along with the bridge,
will create better access to the Kah-Nee-Ta
Resort A few years ago this road
was dirt and gravel. The road has since
been paved and widened, and the turns
were made safe for traffic.
The existing bridge, which was built
in 1957, will be left where it is. It is a
narrow single-lane bridge, which stands
at the end of Webster Flat Road.
The road to this existing bridge will
be blocked off and used only by pe
destrians and qclists. It is not suitable
for future increases in traffic, so ve
hicles will be kept off this bridge.