The break in the Warm Springs Water Main in Shitike Creek that happened at the end of May has been repaired – but because of the crumbling infrastructure that is the Agency Water Distribution System – new issue continue to unfold. The West Hills Neighborhood has had water outages for most of this week. And Greeley Heights residents are also being effected. The cause is an issue at the George Street Pressure Valve Vault. Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Chief Operations Officer Alyssa Macy explains:
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of U.S. lawmakers made another push Thursday to ban collectors and vendors from exporting Native American ceremonial items to foreign markets, including Paris, where there has been uproar over auction houses listing tribal pieces for sale over the years. The lawmakers introduced legislation that would increase penalties within the United States for trafficking objects that tribes hold sacred by increasing prison time from five years to 10 years for violating the law more than once. At the same time, the bill would establish a framework for collectors to return protected items to tribes and avoid facing penalties. The change was proposed by a group that includes New Mexico Democrats Sen. Martin Heinrich, U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Lujan and Deb Haaland. In 2016, Heinrich blamed federal legal loopholes for stifling efforts to retrieve a ceremonial shield from a Paris auction house that year.
UPAI, Ariz. (AP) — For a few hours, Beyoncé had a famed blue-green waterfall in northern Arizona to herself. The Havasupai (hav-uh-SU’-peye) Tribe says it was honored to grant the singer’s request to film part of her latest music video on its reservation deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. Tribal Chairwoman Muriel Uqualla says it’s a testament to the beauty of the tribe’s homeland. Some campers weren’t feeling the love when the popular Havasu Falls was closed off for hours. Permits to hike there sell out quickly each year. Beyoncé’s song, “Spirit,” is featured in the live-action remake of “The Lion King,” which opens this week in movie theaters nationwide. She voices lioness Nala. Sedona’s Red Rock State Park also appears briefly in the video with Beyoncé leaning against a barren tree.
Central Oregon Community College’s student newspaper, The Broadside, ceased publication in the 2018-19 school year, ending a 65-year run. But after pressure from the college’s faculty and former president Shirley Metcalf prompted the college to reevaluate that decision, The Broadside will return for the 2019-20 school year in an online-only format, the Bend Bulletin report.