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Warm Springs water line break prompts boil-water notice

A water line break on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation Wednesday morning led to a partial loss of water pressure, a boil-water notice and a need to shut down the system in Warm Springs at midday to make repairs, officials said.

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9/3/2019

article Warm Springs water woes aren't over
(Oregon) -- Danny Martinez stood on a concrete slab just off a remote road on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation last week and described an unusual sight he witnessed...

9/1/2019

article CHAIRMAN KENNEDY: Rebuilding cultural connections at Willamette Falls
(Oregon) -- Willamette Falls represents many things to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. The existence of Willamette Falls on the landscape represents the physical...

8/31/2019

article Harvest event raises $105,000
(Oregon) -- More than 200 guests attended the Museum at Warm Springs' Huckleberry Harvest Celebration and Honor Dinner at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon on...

8/30/2019

article Reservation looks ahead after job losses, business closures
(Oregon) -- Dustin Seyler has big plans for the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Seyler, the small-business program manager for a local nonprofit, envisions a downtown...

8/27/2019

article Warm Springs water woes aren’t over
(Oregon) -- Danny Martinez stood on a concrete slab just off a remote road on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation last week and described an unusual sight he witnessed...

8/26/2019

article Warm Springs water woes aren’t over
(Oregon) -- Danny Martinez stood on a concrete slab just off a remote road on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation last week and described an unusual sight he witnessed...
article The Museum At Warm Springs hosts Huckleberry Harvest Celebration and Honor Dinner at High Desert Museum
(Oregon) -- More than 200 guests attended The Museum At Warm Springs’ Huckleberry Harvest Celebration and Honor Dinner at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon on...

8/15/2019

article Boil Water Notice Lifted For Warm Springs After 3 Month-Long Crisis
(Oregon) -- After three months without safe drinking water, the Warm Springs Indian Reservation can once again drink the water from their taps. The boil water notice for...

8/12/2019

article No Safe Drinking Water On Reservation Leaves Thousands Improvising
(Oregon) -- The Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon has been without safe drinking water all summer, and some people have no running water at all. In May,...

8/10/2019

article No Safe Drinking Water On Reservation Leaves Thousands Improvising
(Oregon) -- The Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon has been without safe drinking water all summer, and some people have no running water at all. In May,...
article Our view | A tip of the hat, a kick in the pants
(Oregon) -- A kick in the pants to federal and state authorities in the aftermath of the water crisis on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon. The...

8/7/2019

article Lawsuit says rancher, manufacturer caused Oregon wildfire
(Oregon) -- A lawsuit says a rancher, workers and the John Deere farm equipment company are at fault for a wildfire that burned parts of an Oregon Native American...

8/6/2019

article Warm Springs tribes file lawsuit over 2017 wildfire
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs are suing a rancher, two people hired to cut his wheat and the John Deere farm equipment company, accusing them...

7/12/2019

article 6 wolf pups caught on Warm Springs Res. trail cam
(Oregon) -- Officials have captured on a trail camera six wolf pups have born this year to Oregon's White River wolf pack on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation...

7/11/2019

article 6 wolf pups caught on Warm Springs Res. trail cam
(Oregon) -- Officials have captured on a trail camera six wolf pups have born this year to Oregon's White River wolf pack on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation...

7/7/2019

article Warm Springs boil water notice likely to continue for most of July
(Oregon) -- Warm Springs residents will probably have to keep boiling drinking water or using bottled water through most of July, because work to fix pressure release...

7/3/2019

article Warm Springs man sentenced for sex abuse
(Oregon) -- A 36-year-old Warm Springs man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for the repeated sexual abuse and rape of an 11-year-old child. Robert Glenn...

6/28/2019

article Senate OKs bill to nullify fraudulent Warm Springs treaty
(Washington D.C.) -- Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced Friday Senate passage of the 1865 Treaty Nullification Act, to formally and finally nullify a...

6/20/2019

article After Long-Awaited Repairs, Even More Water Problems Arise In Warm Springs
(Oregon) -- Emergency repairs are underway to a water system in Warm Springs, more than three weeks after a line break was discovered to be putting human health and...
article Warm Springs water system suffers two new failures
(Oregon) -- About an hour after a section of pipe under Shitike Creek was repaired Wednesday, which would’ve helped end Warm Springs’ weeks-long boil water...

6/15/2019

article Warm Springs residents adjust to life without reliable water
(Oregon) -- A month ago, Carina Miller didn’t give much thought to routine daily tasks such as showering, watering the house plants and doing the dishes. Now,...

6/7/2019

article Warm Springs, Ore., water crisis continues
(Oregon) -- Schools, businesses and homeowners in Warm Springs, Ore., are into their second week of a water crisis that is forcing residents to boil water before...

6/6/2019

article Warm Springs in second week of water crisis
(Oregon) -- Schools, businesses and homeowners in Warm Springs are into their second week of a water crisis that is forcing residents to boil water before consumption,...

6/2/2019

article Broken Water Main Poses Serious Health, Safety Risk To Warm Springs
(Oregon) -- On Friday, officials with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs warned of a shutdown that could last "up to a week or longer" due to a broken...
article Warm Springs Under Emergency Disaster Declaration Friday
(Oregon) -- The Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs approved an emergency disaster declaration Friday, citing “immediate health threats...

5/31/2019

article Broken Water Main Poses Serious Health, Safety Risk To Warm Springs
(Oregon) -- Thousands of people living and working on Oregon’s largest tribal reservation won’t have running water and flushing toilets, again. On Friday,...

5/15/2019

article Warm Springs water line break prompts boil-water notice
(Oregon) -- A water line break on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation Wednesday morning led to a partial loss of water pressure, a boil-water notice and a need to shut...

5/13/2019

article Warm Springs Tribes official to deliver OSU-Cascades commencement
(Oregon) -- Alyssa Macy, chief operating officer for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, will deliver the commencement address at Oregon State University –...

5/7/2019

article A Leadership Shake-Up In Warm Springs Following A Tumultuous Year
(Oregon) -- The Warm Springs Tribal Council got new members Monday in a leadership shake-up on Oregon’s largest reservation. In April, most of the previous council...

5/6/2019

article 28th Warm Springs Tribal Council sworn in
(Oregon) -- A standing room-only crowd was on hand Monday morning to witness the swearing in of the 28th Warm Springs Tribal Council. Some of the council members are...
article A Leadership Shake-Up In Warm Springs
(Oregon) -- The Warm Springs Tribal Council got new members Monday in a leadership shake-up on Oregon’s largest reservation. In April, most of the previous council...

4/10/2019

article The Cost Of Clean Water In Warm Springs
(Oregon) -- A drinking water system puts people’s health at risk, but the alternatives are hugely expensive, and how to pay hits a nerve on the reservation. Miles...

3/15/2019

article Oregon Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Nullify Warm Springs Treaty Of 1865
(Oregon) -- Fraud. Sham. A tremendous wrong. These are choice words from Oregon’s Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and Republican Rep. Greg Walden...

3/10/2019

article Trapped in snow, wild mustangs starving to death in Warm Springs
(Oregon) -- A herd of wild mustang horses are stranded and starving on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation due to the historic snowfall and freezing temperatures in the...

3/9/2019

article Heavy snow is trapping wild horses in Warm Springs
(Oregon) -- A herd of wild Mustang horses are stranded and starving on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation due to the historic snowfall and freezing temperatures in the...

11/2/2018

article Entrepreneurial shift
(Oregon) -- In downtown Warm Springs, a more-than-100-year-old historic building, once used to distribute food to tribal members, is getting a face-lift. Through a mix...

9/20/2018

article The Museum at Warm Springs Board of Directors Appoints Elizabeth Woody as Executive Director
(Oregon) -- Elizabeth Woody has been named executive director of The Museum at Warm Springs by its Board of Directors. Woody will succeed Carol Leone, who has ably...

9/5/2018

article End Of An Era: The Kah-Nee-Ta Resort Closes
(Oregon) -- Kah-Nee-Ta’s closing weekend was brimming with guests — and memories. Jerry and Brian Gorman thought about how their granddaughter took her first...

9/4/2018

article Kah-Nee-Ta Closing After More Than 50 Years, Wednesday Is The End
(Oregon) -- After more than 50 years in business, Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa is getting ready to close its doors. When the last customer leaves on Wednesday, the resort...
article The end is here for Kah-nee-ta Resort & Spa
(Oregon) -- The end is near for the Kah-nee-ta Resort & Spa. The popular destination in Warm Springs will close for good on Wednesday, a date they originally...

8/29/2018

article Rescue efforts fail; Kah-Nee-Ta Resort closes next week
(Oregon) -- Despite efforts to find new funding and revenue options, such as Mt. Jefferson heli-skiing and other eco-tourism, the Warm Springs Tribal Council voted...
article Tribal Council Moves Ahead With Resort Closure
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Council took formal action, yesterday (Tue) to close the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa, including its lodge and...
article Will there be a lifeline for Kah-Nee-Ta?
(Oregon) -- Beloved Central Oregon getaway Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa is set to close down next Wednesday, Sept. 5. That means no more hotel rooms, RV sites, spa,...
article ODVA, Warm Springs tribes partner for veteran service office
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs signed a memorandum of understanding this week that will enable the...
article Two wolf pups are growing up in shadow of Mount Hood, tribes confirm
(Oregon) -- Two wolf pups are growing up south of Mount Hood on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation — the first wolves reproduced in Oregon’s northern...
press release Tribal Council takes action on closure of Kah-nee-ta Resort & Spa
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Council took formal action today to close the Kah-nee-ta Resort & Spa, putting into motion the...

8/28/2018

article Will there be a lifeline for Kah-Nee-Ta?
(Oregon) -- Beloved Central Oregon getaway Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa is set to close down next Wednesday, Sept. 5. That means no more hotel rooms, RV sites, spa,...

8/22/2018

article Warm Springs gets grant to repair, preserve water system
(Oregon) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday it has awarded a $447,000 "imminent threat" grant under its Indian...

7/22/2018

article Warm Springs Elders Protest Possible Kah-Nee-Ta Resort Closure
(Oregon) -- A council of elders from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs protested over the weekend plans to close the Kah-Nee-Ta resort and pool. Kah-Nee-Ta’s...

7/19/2018

article Warm Springs elders protest Kah-Nee-Ta’s closure
(Oregon) -- Elder members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs oppose the planned closing of Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa and plan to let their tribal leaders know...

7/16/2018

article Warm Springs crews catch 320-acre wildfire
(Oregon) -- A new, wind-fanned wildfire quickly spread across about 320 acres in Warm Springs late Monday afternoon and evening, threatening about 25 homes, but more...

7/10/2018

article Warm Springs Man Sentenced For Molestation
(Oregon) -- A federal judge has sentenced a Warm Springs man to 25 years in prison for molesting an 11-year-old girl.

7/9/2018

article Kah-Nee-Ta Resort To Close
(Oregon) -- After more than 50 years, one of Oregon’s largest resorts will shut down in September. Kah-Nee-Ta announced Friday it would close in 60 days, laying...

7/8/2018

article Kah-Nee-Ta Resort to close after Labor Day
(Oregon) -- Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa on the Warm Springs Reservation will close Sept. 5, and all 146 employees will lose their jobs, according to a notice to the...

7/6/2018

article Kah-Nee-Ta Resort will close this summer, laying off 146 employees
(Oregon) -- One of Oregon’s biggest resorts is set to close this summer, and 146 employees will go with it. Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa, which operates on the Warm...

7/3/2018

article Warm Springs fire nearly contained
(Oregon) -- The Mecca Fire burning on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation was mostly contained as of Tuesday afternoon. Stacy Lacey, spokeswoman for the Central Oregon...

7/2/2018

article Highway 26 near Warm Springs reopened after wildfire, evacuations in effect
(Oregon) -- Fire crews battled a 700- to 800-acre wildfire burning near Warm Springs on Monday, prompting some evacuations in the town. Authorities issued a Level 3 (go...

6/22/2018

article Lines holding on Warm Springs Reservation fires
(Oregon) -- The first day of summer brought an early start to fire season across Central Oregon, with two new lightning-sparked fires on the Warm Springs Indian...

6/12/2018

article Tribe Has No Immunity In Clean Water Act Suit, Judge Says [sub req]
(Oregon) -- An Oregon federal judge ruled Monday that the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation must face claims in an environmental group's lawsuit...

3/23/2018

article Plateau Travel Plaza set to open in Warm Springs
(Oregon) -- The first new truck stop in the area, the Indian Head Casino’s Plateau Travel Plaza on Cherry Lane and U.S. Highway 26 in the Jefferson County...

12/25/2017

article Hwy. 26 reopens after crash near Warm Springs Reservation
(Oregon) -- An injury multiple-vehicle crash blocked U.S. Highway 26 near the Warm Springs Reservation late on Christmas afternoon, prompting ODOT to set up detours...

10/24/2017

article Warm Springs youth making a difference on the reservation
(Oregon) -- On a cool autumn morning, an energetic group of youth assemble at the Warm Springs Indian Reservation skate park, ready to put in hard work to serve their...

10/19/2017

article Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs sign agreement for Cobell buy-back program
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration has entered into the first new agreement since announcing a change in direction for the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal...

8/27/2017

article The tribe wanted him to stay. Could he launch a rap career on the rez?
(Oregon) -- The scratch was the last straw. Scott Kalama had been on a high. His rap album, "Rez Life," had just won the Native American Music Award for best...

6/27/2017

article Warm Springs Tribes battle wildfire that broke out behind Indian Head Casino
(Oregon) -- Just after 8:30pm on Sunday evening, a wildfire started on the 1,019.385 square-mile Warm Springs Indian Reservation in north-central Oregon, home to and...

5/5/2017

article New Travel Center Under Construction in Madras
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs is building a 13,000-square foot travel center in Madras. The Plateau Travel Plaza will eventually include a...

12/27/2016

article Three killed in crash on Hwy 26 near Warm Springs
(Oregon) -- Three people died Monday evening in a crash that closed Highway 26 on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Oregon State Police said.

9/21/2016

article Tested in Central Oregon
(Oregon) -- Outside Kah-Nee-Ta Resort on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, parking lots that once catered to casino goers are now empty—leaving a great deal of...

9/1/2016

article Warm Springs students explore family, tribal history at UO
(Oregon) -- When most eighth-graders go home at the end of the day, one of the first questions they might ask is: “What’s for dinner?” But, thanks to a...

5/10/2016

article Warm Springs begins largest-ever 4,500-acre prescribed burn
(Oregon) -- It's the largest prescribed burn in the history of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation: Some 4,500 acres are scheduled to burn between Tuesday and Friday.

4/13/2016

article Warm Springs Voters Say No To Constitutional Amendments
(Oregon) -- Voters with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs rejected proposed amendments to their tribal Constitution on Tuesday. All 15 of the proposed amendments...
article Money problems close tribes’ timber company
(Oregon) -- When Holly McKinney, who owns a portable toilet rental company in Bend, saw Warm Springs Forest Products Industries missed its monthly payment last September...

8/14/2015

article Indian Head Casino Cancels Concerts
(Oregon) -- Tonight and tomorrow night’s concert at Indian Head Casino have been cancelled due to the closure of Highway 26 and the worsening air quality due to...
article Warm Springs fire tops 19,000 acres; Hwy. 26 shut, evacuations
(Oregon) -- A string of wildfires sparked by a passing RV's trailer on Highway 26 on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation merged into one blaze that nearly quadrupled...
article Wildfire closes Highway 230 in near Crater Lake in southern Cascades
(Oregon) -- A fire burning in the Warm Springs Indian Reservation exploded to more than 50 square miles Friday, leading a resort and neighborhood to evacuate as strong...
article Wind fans 36,000-acre blaze Hwy. 26 still shut, residents watch, wait, worry
(Oregon) -- The County Line 2 Fire had burned more than 36,000 acres on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and was still growing rapidly Friday, as fire bosses...

7/2/2015

article Head to Oregon for tribal tourism
(Oregon) -- “Escape to another nation,” urges the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs on its website featuring Kah-Nee-Ta Resort in central Oregon.

6/11/2015

article Warm Springs tribes to open truck stop in Madras
(Oregon) -- As soon as next summer, motorists may be able to fill up their vehicles, grab a bite to eat and gamble at a proposed truck stop along U.S. Highway 26 in the...

5/3/2015

article BIA: Tribal leaders never investigated and exonerated
(Oregon) -- On March 31, John Halliday, the superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Warm Springs Agency, made an important announcement at a special...

3/16/2015

article Warm Springs tribes broke, seek federal inquiry into finances
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has asked federal regulators to investigate possible financial mismanagement within its tribal government. The...

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