A Champion for Children

DCFS’ Julie Taylor receives national award By Cary Rosenbaum of the CUJ MISSION – Julie Taylor was surprised to find a certificate in her email inbox last month. She opened a digital certificate to find she had been named a “Champion for Children” by the Child Welfare League of America. Taylor, the CTUIR’s Department of Children and Family Services Director,…

February sees small surge in COVID cases

Six new cases suddenly emerge; hundreds will receive first shot soon By Cary Rosenbaum of the CUJ MISSION – Despite more than 320 community members having received both Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations, a small surge occurred as February began. Six positive cases out of 10 tests were reported at Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2, reflecting testing that occurred on…

Well No. 6 construction project starting in February

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) is pleased to announce that our Mission community Well No. 6 construction project on South Market Road will be starting construction in February. This project was designed and managed by Anderson Perry & Associates and will provide a new water supply to the Mission community while increasing water system reliability. It…

Transit Planning for Boardman and Port of Morrow

Mission, OR – Kayak Public Transit and The LOOP has partnered with Umatilla County and Morrow County to begin the planning process to extend services to the City of Boardman and the Port of Morrow. The purpose of the project is to provide safe and reliable transportation options to one of the region’s largest employment centers. This phase of the…