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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

3/30/2020

article Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation Respond To COVID-19
(Oregon) -- More than 3 thousand people live on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Tribal leaders are urging all residents to comply with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s...

3/25/2020

article Umatilla Tribes Remember History In Struggle With Pandemic
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have a history with pandemics. More than 3,000 people live on the Umatilla reservation. Tribal...

3/21/2020

article CTUIR Incident Command Team update
(Oregon) -- CTUIR Department of Children and Family Services and Yellowhawk Community Wellness collaborated to distribute donated produce and dairy products from...
article Wildhorse closing Tower Hotel, Cineplex on Sunday
(Oregon) -- After shutting down the casino floor and most of its other services earlier this week due to the novel coronavirus, Wildhorse Resort & Casino is closing...

3/18/2020

article Nonworking Wildhorse employees to be paid
(Oregon) -- While Wildhorse Resort & Casino sent many of its employees home on Wednesday due to concerns over the coronavirus, workers will still get a paycheck in...
article Letter | Cayuse not living up to expectations
(Oregon) -- At the recent Umatilla Tribal General Council meeting in January, Sandy Sampson, tribal treasurer, gave her quarterly treasurer's report. The report...

3/17/2020

article Wildhorse partially closes
(Oregon) -- The Wildhorse Resort & Casino, one of the region's largest employers, is closing large swaths of its operation in response to the coronavirus....

3/13/2020

article CTUIR cancels all community-based events, advises against travel
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation announced new and aggressive guidelines Friday to cancel all community events and avoid traveling...

3/12/2020

article Confederated Umatilla tribes report discrimination after coronavirus case
(Oregon) -- Amidst reports from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation about anti-tribal discrimination, the Red Lion Hotel in Pendleton is...

3/10/2020

article CTUIR reports discrimination after coronavirus case
(Oregon) -- here is only one known case of the coronavirus in Umatilla County, but its aftereffects are being felt far outside the realm of the biological. The Red Lion...
article Red Lion comments on sign banning Wildhorse guests
(Oregon) -- Amid reports from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation about anti-tribal discrimination, the Red Lion Hotel is responding to the...
article Lawmakers push for emergency aid for flood-stricken region
(Oregon) -- Eastern Oregon’s congressional delegation — Democrat Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Republican Rep. Greg Walden, are pushing the Trump...

3/7/2020

article As Eastern Oregon responds to coronavirus, tribe plays vital role
(Oregon) -- The novel coronavirus case in Eastern Oregon is the first in the nation with a known link to a tribal reservation, placing the Confederated Tribes of the...
article Umatilla Tribes reopen casino after addressing coronavirus
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation reopened their gaming facility after addressing fears connected to the coronavirus in Oregon. The...

3/6/2020

article Still no new Oregon coronavirus cases on Day 8, state laboratory finds
(Oregon) -- Oregon’s freshest batch of coronavirus tests released Friday found no new cases in the state, leaving the tally at three positive cases identified in...

3/5/2020

article Coronavirus in Oregon: 3 people who had contact with hospitalized Umatilla man test negative
(Oregon) -- Three Oregonians who had close contact with a man hospitalized with the novel coronavirus have tested negative for the illness, health officials said...
article Wildhorse re-opens after sanitation efforts
(Oregon) -- Wildhorse Resort & Casino has re-opened after a 48-hour voluntary closure connected to the coronavirus COVID-19. The entertainment destination opened at...

3/4/2020

article Wildhorse Casino in Oregon reopens after worker tests positive for coronavirus
(Oregon) -- Wildhorse Resort and Casino reopened about noon Wednesday, 48 hours after it closed for deep cleaning after an employee tested positive for the novel...
article Wildhorse casino reopens 2 days after closing over COVID-19 concerns
(Oregon) -- Wildhorse Resort and Casino reopened Wednesday, two days after a staff member was found to have a presumptive case of COVID-19. On Monday, the resort decided...
article Wildhorse Resort & Casino reopens 48 hours after coronavirus fears
(Oregon) -- Wildhorse Resort & Casino on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation reopened Wednesday afternoon following a 48-hour voluntary...

3/3/2020

article Casino officials bet on cleaning measures
(Oregon) -- A third person in Oregon was identified Monday as testing presumptive positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The man appears to be affiliated with the...
article Eastern Oregon man who tested positive for coronavirus ‘doing fine’
(Oregon) -- The Umatilla County resident who tested positive for coronavirus remained hospitalized Tuesday in Walla Walla, Washington, but is expected to make a full...
article Wildhorse clears out guests after employee tests positive for coronavirus
(Oregon) -- Raymond and Betty Noe had just finished breakfast on Monday morning at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino when coronavirus ruined their day. “My wife...

3/2/2020

article Indian casino closes after employee gets coronavirus
(Oregon) -- Leaders of an American Indian reservation in Oregon shut down its casino and several other facilities Monday after an employee contracted coronavirus, and a...
article Oregon tribal casino employee 'presumptive' positive for COVID-19
(Oregon) -- In Pendleton, Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla has gone into emergency mode after being notified a casino employee, who is not a tribal citizen,...
article Wildhorse casino closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus
(Oregon) -- A person who works at Wildhorse Resort and Casino just east of Pendleton is believed to have coronavirus. The casino was expected to temporarily close for...
article Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton closes for the first time ever, employee is latest possible Oregon Coronavirus case
(Oregon) -- For the first time in the 25 years Wildhorse Resort and Casino is closed. An employee is the latest 'presumptive positive' Coronavirus case in Oregon...

2/27/2020

article CTUIR passes constitutional amendment for candidate residency
(Oregon) -- Following years of contention, the voters of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation settled a long-running dispute over candidate...

2/22/2020

article Wildhorse Foundation provides emergency grant to Red Cross
(Oregon) -- The Wildhorse Foundation sprung to action after reading a Feb. 10 email from the American Red Cross. The message was clear, Mary Liberty-Traughber, Wildhorse...

2/18/2020

article Umatilla River Flooding | U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden sees damage firsthand
(Oregon) -- U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and his staff knew from early reports of the floods in Umatilla County earlier this month that it wasn’t a typical one. While past...
article Man arrested on Umatilla Indian Reservation for robbery, assault charges
(Oregon) -- A man arrested on the Umatilla Indian Reservation on Tuesday morning is charged with three felonies, including two Measure 11 crimes. The Umatilla Tribal...

2/8/2020

article CTUIR preparing for recovery as rescues continue
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation met with county, state and federal officials Saturday morning to discuss the days ahead as rescue...
article NE Umatilla County, Reservation Residents Urged To Evacuate After Flooding
(Oregon) -- Residents in northeastern Umatilla County and parts of the Umatilla Indian Reservation that have been hit by major floodwaters are being urged to evacuate....
article Umatilla County under state of emergency
(Oregon) -- Flooding caused by rainfall in the Blue Mountains this week became a statewide issue, culminating with Gov. Kate Brown declaring a state of emergency for...

1/16/2020

article 25 YEARS AGO: Wildhorse Gaming Resort Opens
(Oregon) -- Gaming is just like bowling, says one member of the Wildhorse Gaming Commission. It’s a recreational activity meant to entertain its patrons, not break...

1/15/2020

article Snow doesn't stop Pendleton construction
(Oregon) -- Thousands of students and workers stayed home during the winter’s first significant snowstorm on Tuesday, but the local construction industry didn...
article Tribes break ground on hatchery that aims to restore salmon
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has broke ground on a long-awaited hatchery in the Walla Wall River basin. During a ground-...

1/10/2020

article CTUIR Board of Trustees pares back its election authority
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is beginning to overturn the policies that led to the temporary removal of board member Sally...
article Tribes Break Ground On New Walla Walla River Salmon Hatchery
(Washington) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation kicked off construction of the Walla Walla River Fish Hatchery with a groundbreaking ceremony...

12/25/2019

article Oregon Trail causes a bump in the road for CDA
(Oregon) -- There’s a bump in the road towards the U.S. Army turning over the Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot land to the Columbia Development Authority. The...

12/24/2019

article LETTER: Tribal members not consulted on acquisition of Hamley's, golf course
(Oregon) -- There is a standard process that the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation use when making major decisions, such the recent acquisitions of...

12/4/2019

article No major changes planned for Hamley's
(Oregon) -- Gary George, the CEO of Wildhorse Resort & Casino, doesn’t mince words when it comes to one of the Confederated Tribes of the Indian Reservation...
article Tribal issues get the spotlight at government-to-government summit
(Oregon) -- For a good portion of Tuesday, the eyes of the state were trained on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The Wildhorse Resort and Casino hosted the state’...

12/3/2019

article OP/ED: Tribes find way to help with warming station
(Oregon) -- In terms of fast action, the work by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to develop and then execute a plan to create a warming...

11/26/2019

article A place of warming
(Oregon) -- The notion of a warming station on the Umatilla Indian Reservation went from idea to reality in about one week flat. People had started noticing homeless...

11/13/2019

article Kosey wins Board of Trustees race as CTUIR members vote out incumbents
(Oregon) -- Sally Kosey won in court to keep her place in tribal office, and on Tuesday night, she won big at the ballot box. Not only did Kosey win her race to become...
article Tribal voters choose several new leaders
(Oregon) -- Tuesday was Election Day on the Confederated Tribes Umatilla Indian Reservation and the unofficial results show there are some new faces taking over. The...

11/1/2019

article Wildhorse expansion on track for August completion
(Oregon) -- Visitors to the Wildhorse Resort & Casino are one step closer to an expanded entertainment center following the completion of new parking facilities. The...

10/26/2019

article High-speed internet comes to the east county
(Oregon) -- Weston Mayor Jennifer Spurgeon has made her case for rural broadband to members of Congress and the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, but it...

10/2/2019

article Tribal judge temporarily grants seat back to ousted BOT member
(Oregon) -- For at least the next two weeks, Sally Kosey is back on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Board of Trustees. At a Tuesday afternoon...

9/28/2019

article CTUIR member sues to return to Board of Trustees
(Oregon) -- Sally Kosey is blunt in her assessment of the members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Board of Trustees who voted her off the...

9/25/2019

article CTUIR trustee sues over removal from board
(Oregon) -- A former member of the tribal board of trustees for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has filed a lawsuit against the CTUIR over her...

8/31/2019

article Wildhorse enhances area's golfing options with purchase of country club
(Oregon) -- After purchasing the Pendleton Country Club and completing a number of renovations around its course at Wildhorse Resort & Casino earlier this year, the...

8/27/2019

article Wildhorse enhances area's golfing options with purchase of country club
(Oregon) -- After purchasing the Pendleton Country Club and completing a number of renovations around its course at Wildhorse Resort & Casino earlier this year, the...

8/21/2019

article Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla and others establish Pacific lamprey exhibit at the Oregon Zoo
(Oregon) -- The ancient, eel-like fish are settling into the Great Northwest habitat. The Oregon Zoo’s newest residents are also its oldest. Five Pacific lamprey...

8/7/2019

article CTUIR Board of Trustees vacate board member's seat
(Oregon) -- The members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Board of Trustees won’t be up for election until November, but one seat is...

8/1/2019

article As depot transfer looms, companies express interest
(Oregon) -- As local officials wait for the former Umatilla Chemical Depot to return to local control, they are fielding inquiries from companies interested in...

7/31/2019

article Umatilla leader Jerry Red Star Wolf sworn in as CRITFC chair
(Oregon) -- Umatilla tribal leader Jeremy Red Star Wolf was sworn in as the 2019-2020 chairman of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission at its July meeting.

7/30/2019

article OP/ED: Tribes' purchase of Hamley's a fitting conclusion
(Oregon) -- The purchase of Hamley Steakhouse and Saloon and Hamley Western Store by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation was a fitting, and...

7/26/2019

article Tribes win auction for iconic Pendleton business
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is the new owner of Hamley’s. The tribes was one of several interests bidding Thursday at a...

7/25/2019

article Tribes win auction for iconic Pendleton business
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is the new owner of Hamley’s. The tribes was one of several interests bidding Thursday at a...

7/9/2019

article Owners reach deal for sale of Hamley businesses
(Oregon) -- The sun could be setting on the court battles over all things Hamleys. Blair Woodfield and Parley Pearce have been locked in a legal dispute to split their...

7/8/2019

article This $85 million expansion project will add 10-story hotel tower and more fun for kids
(Oregon) -- A popular gambling destination about 90 minutes southeast of the Tri-Cities is investing $85 million in family-friendly updates and a new hotel tower. Work...

6/27/2019

article Wildhorse Resort plans expansion and major upgrades
(Oregon) -- Wildhorse Resort and Casino will open a big expansion by the end of next year. It will add an array of new features to the resort in Pendleton, OR, about...

6/25/2019

article Wildhorse begins entertainment expansion
(Oregon) -- The Wildhorse Resort and Casino expansion is still in its early stages, but it’s already experienced its fair share of twists and turns. According to...
article Fed judge dismisses lawsuit from locals over driving suspensions
(Oregon) -- A federal judge recently shot down a class action lawsuit seeking to end Oregon’s practice of suspending driver’s licenses for people who can...

6/15/2019

article Fire season starts Monday in Northeast Oregon
(Oregon) -- Due to recent wildfire starts across the region, Monday is the official start of fire season for Northeast Oregon. Fire managers and weather forecasters look...

6/9/2019

article Crews clean up Garrison Creek
(Washington) -- Two vegetated areas near Garrison Creek now can be used as living classrooms for students and enjoyed by others. The Walla Walla County Conservation...

6/5/2019

article CTUIR now has formal process for banning people from reservation
(Oregon) -- A recent spate of violent crimes on the Umatilla Indian Reservation has spurred the tribes to create a new code that could effectively prohibit some people...

6/1/2019

article CTUIR and partners to dedicate Wanapa Road
(Oregon) -- A collaboration between several different governmental entities named Umatilla is culminating in a road dedication. On Tuesday, the Confederated Tribes of...
article Pendleton High School class of 2019 produces a rising Starr
(Oregon) -- Every Pendleton High School senior who crosses the grass at the Round-Up Grounds Saturday accomplished something to reach graduation. But Morningstarr...

5/29/2019

article Umatilla man sentenced for strangling victim near children
(Oregon) -- A Umatilla man was sentenced Tuesday to time served, having already served 22 months in custody, plus three years supervised release for strangling his...

5/28/2019

article Attorney's office: Umatilla man sentenced to time served after strangling significant other in front of kids
(Oregon) -- An Umatilla man was sentenced to time served plus three years of supervised release Tuesday for strangling his significant other in front their kids, the U.S...
article Attorney's office: Umatilla man sentenced to time served after strangling significant other in front of kids
(Oregon) -- A Umatilla man was sentenced to time served plus three years of supervised release Tuesday for strangling his significant other in front their kids, the U.S...

5/21/2019

article CTUIR approves purchase of PCC
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Board of Trustees has approved the purchase of the Pendleton Country Club. The transaction was...

4/23/2019

article Police recover body on Umatilla Indian Reservation
(Oregon) -- Police authorities Monday recovered human remains in a remote, mountainous area of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla...

4/20/2019

article Community groups look to restore or expand recreational trails in Umatilla County
(Oregon) -- Umatilla County has no shortage of outdoor space, but it does lack interconnected network of trails to enjoy it. That was a common theme at an Oregon...

4/19/2019

article FBI investigating shooting on Umatilla Indian Reservation
(Oregon) -- The FBI is investigating a shooting that happened on the Umatilla Indian Reservation Thursday evening. Umatilla Tribal Police Public Safety Director Ray...

4/16/2019

article Flooding emergencies declared in Umatilla County
(Oregon) -- Rivers and streams are running high in northeast Oregon, leading the National Weather Service to extend a Flood Warning. The NWS in Pendleton extended its...

4/13/2019

article High labor costs may delay $85M expansion at Wildhorse Resort and Casino
(Oregon) -- The Wildhorse Resort and Casino has delayed an $85 million expansion project after labor costs were higher than anticipated. The project would bring a family...
article Worker shortage delays Wildhorse groundbreaking
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation experienced a delay because of steel tariff issues for the planned expansion of Wildhorse Resort...

1/19/2019

article Brown celebrates historic signing between Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and CTUIR
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) and Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at...
article Umatilla Indian Reservation gets first veterans' service office
(Oregon) -- Veterans living on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation will now have more direct access to veterans’ services, after signing an...

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