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December 28, 2011
Spilydy Tyrooo, Wdirn Springs, Oregon
Elwha dam removal work
resumes after ‘fish window’
PORT ANGELES, Wash.
(AP) _ Demolition work at the
Elwha Dam is resuming Mon
day, about two weeks earlier than
Work was suspended Nov. 1
for a "fish window" _ to pre
vent sediment from harming the
late fall run of chum salmon in
the lower Elwha River.
The Peninsula Daily News
reports the Olympic National
Park says biologists confirm the
salmon run has come to an end.
The Elwha and Glines Can
yon dams are being removed in
a $325 million project to restore
one famous salmon runs to the
river. The work will continue
Jury dings Calif, tribe for
$31 million in casino dispute
The Warm Springs Elementary School gym was packed on December 15 for the annual Family Craft Night. Families had
opportunities to make various ornaments for their trees, get a face painting, decorate tsugar cookies, and create ice cream
sundaes. Craft night is just one of the events held throughout the year to encourage parent and family involvement. The event
has become a tradition that many look forward to attending even after students have moved on from the Elementary School.
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP)
— A Northern California jury has
returned a $30.4 million judg
ment against an Indian tribe for
breaking its contracts with a
company that was supposed to
help build and furnish slot ma
chines for a casino in El
The Shingle Springs Band of
Miwok tribe said it would ap
peal the verdict returned late last
Chatsworth-based Sharp Image
Gaming of Chatsworth in its
long-running dispute with the
Miwok over the tribe’s aborted
plans for a casino in the late
1990s. The tribe instead con
tracted with a Minnesota com
pany to build the Red Hawk
casino in P lacerv ille, which
opened in 2008.
The tribe claim ed that its
contract was invalid because the
slot m achines the com pany
planned to supply violated gam
bling regulations that existed at
The Bee says Red Hawk has
been not generating as much
revenue as expected.
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Carlos applied for, was in
terviewed, and hired as the
new general manager for Kah-
Nee-Ta. He began his duties
on December 5.
“I am totally lucky to be a
tribal member and the way
that I got my training. Our
tribe is built on perseverance.
Our grandparents had noth
ing, but they didn’t give up
on us. I learned from them
never to give everything in the
job, whether it’s deep-clean
ing a room or doing a bit of
Carlos is currently having
discussions with the Kah-Nee-
Ta board to continue the same
tribal management trainee pro
gram that gave him his start.
“At a franchise I learned the
science of running a hotel and
resort,” Carlos says. “My goal
is going to be making this a fam
ily-destination resort again, and
to pattern a lot of that after the
Hilton brand of hotels.”
Carlos’ own family couldn’t
be more thrilled to be back in
Warm Springs. “My wife, An
gela, is studying to become a
metalsmith to learn to make jew
elry,” He said. “We’ve been mar
ried 15 years now. We met at
The couple have two sons.
Yancy, 13, will be in the sev
enth-grade. Killian, 11, is in
the fifth grade.
“My sons are very heavy
into Little League,” Carlos
says with a grin. “They also
can’t wait to get back to hunt
ing and fish in g down at
Sherars Falls with Joe and
As for Carlos, Kah-Nee-
Ta is a b eau tifu l place.
“There’s so much you can do
here. I ’m excited for the
Girls of the Sacred Thunder Basketball Team along with Coach Shawn Harry and Mike
Holyah, Youth Wellness Coordinator find out how much sugar they eat in a typical day.
More literacy. More choices.
Southwell Auditorium in Prineville is a model
for a sim ilar auditorium in Jefferson County.
A message from Brad Holiday, School Board Chair
On behalf of our school board, I’d like to
wish all of our families and community mem
bers a happy holiday season. We are grateful
for your support
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with our schools
■ The construction of a new K-8 Building in
ward to an ex-
citing new year.
We would like to share an important update
about our district facilities with all of you
who take an interest in our students.
This month, our school board met with a
committee of local community members to
discuss the future facilities needs for our
school district. The goal was to understand
current needs and identify potential funding
sources to meet them. Together, we reviewed
the district’s long-term facilities plan devel
oped by a community committee back in
2000. We also talked about what our stu
dents will need moving forward. The board
and district leadership presented priority
needs for the committee’s consideration:
■ General building improvements at all our
Capital improvements including a
600-seat auditorium at MHS
■ Upgrades to our athletic facilities including
a new track
The Warm Springs building is currently
the oldest operating school in the district. A
new K-8 building is a part of the recent
Memorandum of Agreement signed with the
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in
2011. The school district is working closely
with the tribes to secure funding for the new
building. The goal is for the district and the
tribes to each fund Vi of new school project.
The cost is approximately $21,400,000. Since
there is no state taxing authority for Jefferson
County on Tribal land, the Tribal Council
and administration are each seeking 50 per
cent of the total cost ($10,700,000) through a
referendum to the residents of the Warm
Springs Reservation. The district would seek
the other half of the project through a voter
Property taxes from local residents cur
rently fund school bonds making it possible
for the school district to pay for facility im
provements. There are two financial bonds
that currently fund JCSD facility needs and
one is coming to a close in 2013. The board
and district leadership are asking the commit
tee for input on other facility needs and prior
ities as well as recommendations and ideas
for funding sources (including the introduc
tion of a new bond measure in 2012). The
School Board’s goal is to provide for the
needs of the district facilities without increas
ing the tax burden on our district’s residents.
We look forward to hearing the committee’s
recommendations for enhancing and improv
ing our schools. Please feel free to contact Su
perintendent Rick Molitor or any of our
board members directly with questions or
comments about facilities.
T H A N K Y O U A N D H APPY N E W Y E A R !
JCSD Facilities Needs:
(District to fund half at $10,700,000)
Performing Arts building
Long Term Needs:
12/19 - 1/2 No School Winter Break
2-Hour Late Start
7:00pm at SSB Board Room
No School -M .L.K. Day
2-Hour Late Start
7:00pm at SSB Board Room
Have You Seen the JCSD Video Yet?
Our school district recently created a video to make a bold statement and generate pride among teach
ers, staff, students and community members. Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWvPmFVvi5w
and see what they have to say.
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I M You For
Believing In (is!
New Website for JCSD!
Visit our new JCSD 509-J website for up-to-date information about our schools!
W W W .jcsd.k12.or.US
445 SE Buff Street, madras, OR 97741