S moke S ignals MARCH 15, 2017 Many area hotels already sold out ECLIPSE continued from front page book yet an opportunity to do that.” Ridgebear said that although there will be a premium on Lodge rooms and that they will cost more than the normal rate, the idea of doubling rates like other area ho- tels is not part of the plan at Spirit Mountain. “Just because of the price of de- mand Spirit Mountain has never engaged in any price-gouging,” Ridgebear said. “If we had high demand for rooms we might have an increase, but we would never hurt our image with price-gouging.” A recent look at the Red Lion Hotel’s website in Salem listed current room prices between $108 and $135, but the hotel is sold out for the night of Sunday, Aug. 20. It’s the same situation for the Rodeway Inn and the Grand Hotel in Salem. Rooms at the Rodeway Inn are currently selling for as little as $60 a night, but the Inn is booked completely for Aug. 20. The Grand charges $159 to $189 for a room currently, but is also sold out for Aug. 20. Western Oregon is expecting possibly hundreds of thousands of tourists and eclipse aficionados to be in the area and local camp- grounds completely sold out within an hour of the reservation period being opened by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. State recreation managers are ex- pecting heavy traffic in the Mary’s Peak and Mt. Hebo areas as people try to get the best viewing spots. People at the top of even a good- sized hill may see the moon’s shad- ow approaching along the ground at a speed of more than 1,150 mph. Access to both of those areas will be managed by the state to ensure safe routes will be maintained and that sensitive areas will be protected. Although total solar eclipses are not rare – one occurs somewhere on Earth every 18 months – the Aug. 21 event will be first one visible in the lower 48 states since February 1979. It will be the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to sweep from coast to coast. Locally, Tribal Cultural Resourc- es Department Manager David Harrelson said there is no lore he is aware of in Tribal history regarding eclipses and that there are no offi- cial Tribal cultural events currently being planned besides the annual Contest Powwow, which will be held the weekend before. “I have no knowledge of our Tribal stories, beliefs or practices that would be relevant to a solar eclipse,” said Harrelson. 11 Smoke Signals photo reprint policy See a photo you like in Smoke Signals? Want a copy, or several copies? Want to see if a photo that was taken but not printed in Smoke Signals because of space limitations might be something you’d like hanging on your living room wall? Tribal members can order 8-by-10-inch copies of photos taken by Smoke Signals staff members regardless of if they were published in the newspaper. Charge is $1 for each print ordered. Reprint orders must be pre-paid with a check made out to Smoke Sig- nals. A photo reprint order form is available in the Publications Office of the Tribe’s Governance Building in Grand Ronde, or can be mailed upon request. All photos contained in Smoke Signals’ current archive are available for purchase, but people interested in going through the archive must make an appointment to review photos for possible purchase. No rush orders are permitted and requestors must allow 30 days for delivery. Requestors must be Tribal members. In addition, reprint requestors must agree that the reprint is for personal use only, and not for use in an ad, or for commercial, political or promotional purposes. Smoke Signals reserves the right to decline a reprint request. To request a reprint order form, write to Smoke Signals at 9615 Grand Ronde Road, Grand Ronde, OR 97347, or call Michelle Alaimo at 503- 879-1961 or 800-422-0232. Smoke Signals offering e-mail version to read Want to be one of the first Tribal members to receive Smoke Signals? Want to receive the Tribal publication on your computer instead of waiting for it to arrive in the mail? Want to get up-to-date and in-the-know about the Grand Ronde Tribe? Well, here’s your chance. In an effort to be more efficient and reduce costs, Smoke Signals sub- scribers can have a PDF (portable document format) version sent to them instead of a newsprint version sent via the mail. All you need on your computer is Adobe Acrobat or some other program that can read a PDF and, viola, you’re set. Why would you want to do that? The PDF version is available before the newspaper is even sent to our Salem printing contractor. You can read the paper on your computer or print out a copy yourself. And you will receive Tribal news much faster than the current standard mailing employed by the Tribe. If you would like to receive an e-mailed PDF version of Smoke Signals and stop receiving a mailed newsprint version, send your e-mail to esub- email@example.com.