Friday, February 27, 2009

Water Line Rupture

On Thursday, February 26 a water line ruptured under Totem Beach road. The rupture occurred in the afternoon due west of the Finance building. Construction crews began replacing the broken water line immediately. For safety, the construction workers had to close down a section of Totem Beach road. In the midst of the rupture, the Community Meeting highlighting the Adult Services department was canceled. A make-up date has not been set, but check back here for more information as it comes in.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Heritage Boys Basketball State Tournament Update

Yakima - The 2009 Washington State High School 1B Basketball Championships began today at the Yakima Sundome . Our beloved Tulalip Heritage Hawks started things off right with a win over their first-round foe, Pateros high. By more than doubling their opponents point total at 68-33, Tulalip Heritage demonstrated that they deserve to play at this level. Up next for the Hawks is round two vs. Almira/Coulee-Hartline High. Tipoff is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, at 5:30pm.

Thanks to all the coaches, chaperones, parents, and community members who traveled to support our team. Go Hawks!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The Tulalip Utility department will be doing monthly fire hydrant flushing the last week of every month. They will begin on Monday, February 23.

During the flushing you might experience a drop in water pressure & milky/cloudy water.
This is only a temporary effect of the flushing; you can open up faucets in your home to move the process along. The purpose of flushing is to better the water quality for all. Thank you for your patience with us while we flush.

Any other questions or comments please feel free to contact the Tulalip Utility Staff office at (360) 716-4840.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Leap into Math

Join us at Tulalip Elementary for "Leap into Math" night on Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Math night lasts from 5:00pm until 6:30pm. It is a great opportunity for parents, teachers, and students to come together and celebrate. Be sure to stay for math games and ice cream sundaes. For more information, contact Jenna Losik at (360) 653-0650.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tulalip Child Support Program Outreach Meetings

Come out the second Thursday of every month to the Tulalip Child Support Outreach Meetings. It is an opportunity for the community to meet Tulalip Child Support staff and a Washington State Child Support representative, from the tribal unit.

Things Tulalip Child Support staff can do:
- Find answers to your Washington State child support questions.
- Act as a liason if you have a Washington State case or want to open a child support case with the State.
- Understand how child support works.

Indian children are the most valued resources of the Tulalip Tribes and constitute the future of the Tribes. The purpose of the Tulalip Child Support Program is to enforce the child's right for support (financial, medical, emotional, and cultural) from both parents in order to raise the standard of living for Tribal children. This program will work in collaboration with all agencies and departments to help meet the needs of the entire family.

Outreach day this month: February 12, 2009 12pm-3:30pm
Location: Language Department (Old Health Clinic)
Phone number: (360)-716-4556
Business hours: Monday thru Friday 8am-4:30pm.

Note: Tulalip Child Support is in the start-up phase of having our own Child Support Program. At this time we cannot take any classes.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

February Employment Boot Camp

The Tulalip Tribes A.R.M Department is presenting an Employment Boot Camp for February. Classes begin on Monday, February 23rd and run through Thursday, February 26th. Classes begin at 9am and end at 4pm in the Stars Room at the South Lot. Unemployed Tribal members who complete the training will receive a $100 stipend from the A.R.M. Department. To receive the stipend, you must commit to the full 3 and 1/2 days of training. Upon finishing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion as well as a drug and alcohol awareness certificate. Contact Luis Hernandez for registration details at (360)-716-4023 or at (425)-754-7014.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Parents Night Out

Parents night out is this Saturday, February 14th. It is a chance for mom and dad to get away for Valentines day while the kids are entertained at the Tulalip Boys and Girls club. Children must be 3 years or older and potty trained. The cost is $20 per child with an additional $20 fully refundable deposit to be returned at the time of pick up. Parents night out lasts from 6pm to 10pm. There will be Valentine's Day arts and crafts, cookie making, various fun games and movies. For more information, contact the Tulalip Boys and Girls club at (360)-716-3400.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Longhouse Burned Down?

There are some rumors floating around that the longhouse burned down, this is not correct. We did have a support beam smolder through. We are currently ordering cedar to replace three beams in the longhouse. Winter ceremonies will continue, but they have been moved to the Kenny Moses Building. We will let you know when the repairs are complete.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Burn Awareness Week

Safe Kids Snohomish County observes Burn Awareness Week, February 1-7th. Safe Kids Snohomish County reminds parents and caregivers that fire is just one cause of burn injuries — children can also be seriously injured by hot foods and beverages, heating appliances, hot pots and pans, electrical currents and chemicals. Here are some tips to keep your children safe:

- Reduce your water heater temperature from 140 degrees to 120 degrees fahrenheit. "Anti-scald" devices can be put on faucets for about $40 per application.

- Prevent spills. When cooking with hot pots and pans, use the back burner. Avoid wearing long sleeves or similar baggy type clothing. Place hot containers away from the edges of tables and counter tops.

- Establish a "kid-free zone" in the kitchen. A 3 foot buffer zone surrounding the stove is a good idea. Use brightly colored tape to signal the kid-free area.

- Test hot food and drink temperature. Make sure it's not too hot. A good place to check the temperature is using your wrists, palm side up. If it is too hot for your wrist, it is too hot for your child(ren).

- Keep electrical cords out of reach to children. Keep all electrical appliances away from bathtubs and showers. Do not leave hot irons unattended.

- Child proof your home. Cover up electrical outlets. Lock away matches, lighters, flammables and candles from children.

- Actively Supervise. Just being in the same room is not enough. Pay close attention to the whereabouts and behaviors of your children.

- Fireworks are not to be handled or ignited by children.

- Keep a fire alarm on every level of your home. Keep another alarm in every sleeping area. Test the batteries monthly and replace the batteries annually.

For more information on how to keep your young ones safe from burns, check out