Board Approves Needs-Based Financial Assistance

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s (CTUIR) Enrollment Office has this week been preparing mailings that include a cover letter signed by Chair Kat Brigham, a “Frequently Asked Questions” document, and a needs-based grant application for CTUIR Tribal members who may have experienced a loss of income or increased costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and are in…

Umatilla National Forest reopens roads into Tucannon

PENDLETON, Ore. – Forest officials on the Pomeroy Ranger District will reopen motorized access on Forest Service Roads (FSR) 47, 4712 and a portion of FSR 4713 on Saturday, Oct. 24. The Tucannon watershed experienced substantial road and trail damage from the February 2020 region-wide flooding across northeast Oregon and southeast Washington. Due to significant flood damage, long-term temporary closures…

Board Reaffirms Fish Accord

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s Board of Trustees voted 8-0 on Monday, October 19, to reaffirm and amend its Fish Accord with Bonneville Power Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation (together, “Action Agencies”). The Accord funds CTUIR fisheries and wildlife projects in the Tucannon, Walla Walla, Grande Ronde, North Fork John…

Dairy Queen closes at Coyote Business Park

Mission, OR – A Dairy Queen owned and operated by Windy River, a longtime tenant of Coyote Business Park, closed on September 30, 2020. Dairy Queen was an original tenant of Kusi Shopping Center when the building opened in 2012. Kusi Shopping Center, the 6,000 square foot retail center owned by Windy River, has received several inquiries from businesses interested…

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute Re-opens Tuesday, September 22

The Tamastslikt Museum Store and Kinship Cafe will open for limited hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning Sept. 22. Kinship Café is offering take-out orders only, with a limited menu. Call 541-429-7702 to have your order ready upon arrival. You can view the menu at www.tamastslikt.org/kinship-cafe. The Museum Store is full of merchandise, and on-line shopping…