Category Archives: Siletz

Sheriff’s Office Asks Public’s Help In Siletz Stabbing Case

LCSOOn March 14th, 2015 at about 8:00am, deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office responded to a report that an adult male, who was the victim of a stabbing, was being transported by private vehicle to the Siletz Fire department. The investigation revealed the incident most likely occurred during the early morning hours but additional information about the suspect(s) or where the incident occurred is vague at this time. The victim was taken to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and was later released. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public assistance in this case. If you have any information please call the tip line at (541) 265-0669.

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Public’s Help Sought In Poaching Case In Siletz

elk 1The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division in Newport is asking for the public’s help locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of two bull elk in East County. On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Newport OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers received a complaint of two dead bull elk floating in the Siletz River about three quarters of a mile upriver from Strome Park. The following morning, both of the bull elk were located. One bull was identified as a 5×6 and the other was as a 5×5. Both were shot and left to waste with no meat removed from the carcasses.The elk were not salvageable, and it appeared the elk had only been dead for a few days.

A total reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction related to the investigation. A $1,000 reward is being offered by The Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher program. An additional $5,000 reward is being offered by The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Sr. Trooper Ryan Kehr or Sergeant Todd Thompson through the Turn in Poachers hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information may be kept anonymous.

Information and photo by OSP

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Port of Toledo Helping Siletz Fix Up Boat Launches

Port of Toledo bannerPort of Toledo Manager Bud Shoemake along with Jim Chambers, former Parks manager for the county attended the Siletz City Council meeting Monday night. They presented information on helping the city with improvements to their launch ramps. There are a couple of launch ramps in Siletz at Mill Park and Illahee Park that have degraded due to silt build up.

Shoemake encouraged the Siletz council to work with Jim Chambers to find partners in fixing up the ramps. “Jim is going to work with the Marine Board and ODFW in getting some grants to get the two parks boat launches rebuilt and refurbished.” He also recommended the council partner with the Port of Toledo, The Confederated Tribe of Siletz Indians, Lincoln County, Oregon State Marine Board and ODFW to get the work done.

Shoemake said the ramps are old and need some work. He came out in February to talk to the council about the matter. During that meeting several on the council and citizens asked why the port doesn’t pay for the whole project since the city of Siletz is within the port district and pays taxes to the port. Shoemake explained that the boat ramps are not in the port’s jurisdiction they are in the city. He said the port contributes to the city of Siletz through economic development. But he added they would be happy to help with obtaining grants and work with the marine board in doing the planning to fix up the launch ramps.

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Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund Grants

STCCF 2-15 group 088 webThe Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $118,113.84 to 45 organizations on Feb. 6 as it continued its quarterly donations to nonprofit groups. The Siletz Tribe has made contributions through employment, monetary donations and cooperative measures to the Siletz community, Lincoln County and the state of Oregon. The seven-member charitable fund advisory board has distributed more than $9.1 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $11.5 million through the charitable fund and other Tribal resources. Chinook Winds has donated more than $2.8 million in cash and fund-raising items since it opened in 1995. The casino also provides in-kind donations of convention space for various fund-raisers as well as technical support, advertising and manpower for many events.

The next deadline to submit applications is March 18, 2015. Eligibility for money from the charitable fund is limited to two categories:

• Entities and activities located in the Siletz Tribe’s 11-county service area (Lincoln, Tillamook, Linn, Lane, Benton, Polk, Yamhill, Marion, Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties)
• Native American entities and activities located anywhere in the United States

Applications and requirements can be obtained at ctsi.nsn.us/charitable-contribution-fund; by calling Rosie Williams at 800-922-1399, ext. 1227, or 541-444-8227; or by mailing Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, P.O. Box 549, Siletz, OR 97380-0549. Applications can be submitted via e-mail at stccf@live.com. Continue reading

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Siletz Tribal Elections

l to r: Reggie Butler Jr., Lillie Butler, Delores Pigsley, Robert Kentta, Sharon A. Edenfield, Alfred (Bud) Lane III, Gloria Ingle, David R. Hatch and Loraine Butler (courtesy photo)

l to r: Reggie Butler Jr., Lillie Butler, Delores Pigsley, Robert Kentta, Sharon A. Edenfield, Alfred (Bud) Lane III, Gloria Ingle, David R. Hatch and Loraine Butler (courtesy photo)

Reggie Butler Sr., Sharon A. Edenfield and David R. Hatch were elected to the Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in elections held Saturday February 7th. Butler, from Siletz, Ore., was re-elected with 267 votes; Edenfield, also from Siletz, was re-elected with 267 votes; and Hatch, from Portland, Ore., was elected with 247 votes. Ten candidates ran for the three open positions and the three who received the most votes were elected.

These individuals will serve with Lillie Butler and Alfred (Bud) Lane III, both of Siletz, and Delores Pigsley, of Keizer, Ore., whose terms expire in 2016; and Loraine Butler of Siletz, Gloria Ingle of Lincoln City, Ore., and Robert Kentta of Logsden, Ore., whose terms expire in 2017. Term of office is three years for each position on the nine-member council. Seven hundred eight ballots were returned and accepted. Enrolled members of the Siletz Tribe who are age 18 or older are eligible to vote in Tribal elections. The Tribe has nearly 5,000 enrolled members.

The swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected council members took place Sunday February 8th. Officers are elected on an annual basis and those selected for 2015 include:

Delores Pigsley, chairman Sharon A. Edenfield, secretary
Alfred (Bud) Lane III, vice chairman Robert Kentta, treasurer

Pigsley currently has served 29.5 years as Tribal chairman out of 36 years on the council, while Lillie Butler has served 23; Reggie Butler, 18; Lane, 17; Kentta and Loraine Butler, 10 each; Edenfield, nearly six years; and Hatch, with six years of previous service on the Tribal Council.

The Siletz Tribe has spent the last 37 years rebuilding its government and economic structure. The signing of Public Law 95-195 in 1977, which restored government-to-government relations between the Siletz Tribe and the federal government, started this process. The Siletz Tribe was the second in the nation – and the first in Oregon – to achieve restoration.

The Siletz Tribe was among the first to become a self-governance Tribe, giving Tribal government more control over services provided to Tribal members. Under self-governance, the U.S. government provides general funding to the Tribe (rather than to specific programs), then Tribal employees and the Tribal Council decide how funds will be spent. Continue reading

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Siletz Tribal Giving

STCCF group 075 webThe Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $89,834.98 to 36 organizations today as it continued its quarterly donations to nonprofit groups. The Siletz Tribe has made contributions through employment, monetary donations and cooperative measures to the Siletz community, Lincoln County and the state of Oregon. The seven-member charitable fund advisory board has distributed more than $9 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $11.4 million through the charitable fund and other Tribal resources. Chinook Winds has donated more than $2.8 million in cash and fund-raising items since it opened in 1995. The casino also provides in-kind donations of convention space for various fund-raisers as well as technical support, advertising and manpower for many events.

The next deadline to submit applications is Dec. 17, 2014. Continue reading

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Puppy Struck By Car Needs Medical Help

Siletz Valley Fire District received a phone call to the station for a public assist call at approximately noon today. The call was for a dog that had been hit by a vehicle on the 300 block of Egbert Ave. On arrival the 6 month old mix breed puppy was found to have a severe leg injury. The crew on scene consulted with a veterinarian office and spoke to a DVM about treatment to stabilize the injury until it could be seen at a clinic. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit assisted on scene and transported the puppy to get further medical treatment. Lincoln County Animal Shelter has a fund to assist families in need with emergent treatment for their pets. To donate; cash, checks and money orders can be mailed to Lincoln County Animal Shelter 510 NE Harney St. Newport, OR 97365.

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