Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, August 15, 2010, Page 11, Image 11

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AUGUST 15, 2010
Grand Rondo Tribal Housing Authority
Down Payment Assistance Program
The Grand Ronde Tribal Housing Authority (CKTIIA) has 2010
Down Payment Assistance available for applicants, with moderate
to low incomes. Although the budget for Tribady funded Down
Payment Assistance has been committed for 2010, I1UD funds may
be available for qualified Tribal applicants whose gross household
income either meets, or is less than the guidelines below:
Family size Gross income
$ 15,000
Please call Nancy Holmes, Home-ownership Coordinator, at 503-879-2445,
to pre-qualify for HUD funded assistance.
Units available now!
The Grand Ronde Tribal Housing Authority is accepting ap
plications for Rental Housing Units in Grand Ronde
1-5 bedroom sized units, many upgrades, parkingstorage close
to Tribal services.
The units include washerdryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, in
floor radiant heat, private patio and great views. If you work for
the Tribe or casino, you pay no State Income Tax!
The following screening criteria is required for the Market
Rate Units: Credit history, landlord history, criminal history,
income (at least 3 times monthly rent). One adult member of the
household must be an enrolled CTGR Tribal member.
HUD assisted rental applicants must meet low-income and
other federal requirements.
Call GRTHA for applications or for further information at 1-800-422-0232,
ext. 2401 or 503-879-2401.
Photo by Michelle Alalmo
days and J nights in Gordon Lakes and
Gordon Meadows Area
Aug. 23 -Aug. 25 J
The UJS. Forest Servfctand the South Santiam Watershed Council are
offering backpacking trips to families who want to learn more about
the Willamette National Forest All experience lev els are welcome. The
trips focus on learning Leave No Trace backpacking principles and
teach everything from how to pick a camp site and set up a tent to how
to use a compass and identify some local plants.
Trips are limited to 10 participants. Backpacks, tents, camping stoves,
sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and water niters are available for use at no
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charge. You must provide your own food and wear appropriate back
packing dothing. The trips are appropriate for ages 8 and above,
Win big prizes for helping wildlife
Help collect biological samples from deer and elk and your name will be
entered into a drawing for six gift cards.
3 pritea for deer: $123 eift card to Cabela's
3 priiea for elk: $125 gift card to Cabela'a
Why: The Confederated Tribe of Grand Ronde Natural Resources Divi
sion, in cooperation with Oregon Department of Fwh and Wildlife and USDA
Veterinary Service, i collecting biological sample from deer and elk to learn
more about dieae that may be affecting our deer and elk herd. The Tribe
will test for a variety of disease primary among these are the following:-
Chronic Wasting Disease ha not been detected in Oregon. We want
to catch this disease early if it shows up in Oregon a it can have dev
astating effect on deer and elk population.
Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease has been detected throughout
Oregon. Sample will help determine where adenovirus ia found in
How to participate:
Allow the Tribes' biologist to collect samples of brain stem, lymph nodes
and tooth samples from elk and samples of blood, brain stems, lymph nodes,
muscle tissue and tooth samples from deer.
All samples must be collected within 48 hours of death, 24 hours pre
ferred. Bring hunter-harvested animal to the Tribes Natural Resources office at
47010 S.W. Hebo Road, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
After hours or on the weekend call 503-560-4426.
If you are unable to bring an animal in we may be able to come to you to
collect samples. Please contact the Tribes' biologists for more informa
tion. Hunters will need to provide the general location (within a mile) of where
the animal was killed (to be used in the event that a disease is found).
Your name will be entered in the drawing for each useable sample we are
able to collect, up to three entries for each deer and up to two for each
Fresh road-kills can be reported to the Tribes' biologists so we can pick
them up for sampling. Your name would then be entered for any useable
samples we collect from the road kill.
Tribal and nonTribal community members are eligible to participate.
Animals must be harvested legally.
Drawing will be held at the April 201 1 Fish and Wildlife Committee meet
ing at the Natural Resources office. Prizes are sponsored by the Confederated
Tribes of Grand Ronde Fish and Wildlife Committee.
The Fish and Wildlife Committee and Natural Resources Division thank
you for your help in gathering information to help us maintain our deer and
elk populations. Happy hunting!
For more information: Natural Resources Division, 47010 SW Hebo Road,
Grand Ronde, Rebecca McCoun at 503-879-2396; Lindsay Belonga at 503-879-2387
or Kelly Dirksen at 503-879-2382. H
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Tribal members priority will be determined by lottery drawing.
Each drawing will be 50 allocated to Elders.
90 Rooms of furnishings will be available.
Members selected will be limited to one load of furniture.
Tribal members selected will be notified for selection and
- Tribal members must be 18 years and older to participate.
Elders participating in the 69 distribution will be limited to
items not picked up at that time.
No proxies allowed.
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