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Dec
2
2021

Imperial Valley College has scheduled several public redistricting workshops in coming weeks  that will also include information gathering sessions dealing with college operations.

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Nov
18
2021

ATTENTION TRIBAL VENDORS BOOTH RESERVATION APPLICATION FOR QUECHAN INDIAN DAY CELEBRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE.

EDA will be accepting Booth Reservation Applications on October 26, 2021 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  The Booth Reservation Application will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All vendors must be present to complete a Booth Reservation Application, which includes the opportunity to pick his/her booth.

All Tribal Vendors must possess a Business Permit valid through the last day of this event.

All food vendors must possess a valid Food Handler Certificate.  Please visit the free online IHS Food Handler training at https://www.ihs.gov/foodhandler to obtain one.

Vendor Fees:
$50, including a $30 deposit, for food and arts & crafts vendors
$200, including a $100 deposit, for fireworks vendors
Payable by check or money order,

All vendors must practice the COVID guidelines such as wearing masks & gloves, keeping distance, and if ill or may have symptoms they are not to be selling, etc.

All vendors may sell refreshments including sodas.

All other rules appear on the Booth Reservation Application.

EDA appreciates your cooperation in this regard. Should you have any questions, please contact us at EDA Office (760) 572-527.

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Nov
18
2021

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) supports self-determined Native individuals. We recognize them as the threads that sustain the cultural fabric of a community. They are holistic leaders and knowledge carriers that seek and share knowledge and skills; inspire and motivate others; and support themselves and their families.

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Nov
8
2021

The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine is now available for children, ages 5 to 11 years. To schedule an appointment call 760-572-4711 or 800-862-4911.  Parental consent is required, and child must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  For questions contact: Nancy West, RN at 760-572-4685.

SEASONAL FLU VACCINE ALSO AVAILABLE!!

You should not get a COVID-19 vaccine if you:

•Have had a known COVID-19 exposure and are currently quarantined •
•Have symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell •
•Have a pending COVID-19 test •

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Nov
2
2021

A Tribal Distribution of 3.5 Million for all adult enrolled members has been approved. All checks will be mailed out to the current mailing address on file with the Revenue Distribution Department by December 10, 2021 in the amount is $1,213.17.

If you need to update your mailing address, please do so by calling (760) 919-3600.You can also email or fax to the numbers below. Please make all necessary changes as soon as possible.

Please submit your address change to Revenue Distribution no later than November 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

dianna.waters@quechantribe.com financeclerk@quechantribe.com assttribalsecretary@quechantribe.com

Revenue Distribution Fax Number: (760) 919-3660

Finance Department Fax Number: (760) 919-3664

Administration Fax Number: (760)  919-3662

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Oct
28
2021

Update: 11/01/2021

Due to technical problems with the paving equipment, Phases will be exchanged for the upcoming Project of Road Maintenance.   

Monday, November 1st  to 5th will start with was considered Phase II, this being the road maintenance of Indian Hill Road from Administration building towards Agnes Road.

Monday, November 8th to the 12th  Phase I will come in , starting on Indian Hill Road at Administration building towards the Water tanks.

 

In the next couple of weeks starting November 1, 2021 road maintenance project along Quechan Drive and Indian Hill Road will take place.

The project will start with maintenance on Indian Hill Road at the Administration Building area running along to the water tanks. The second part of Indian Hill Road maintenance will run from the Administration Building parking lot toward Agnes Road.

The Second Phase of road maintenance will be on Quechan Drive from the Ocean to Ocean Bridge entering the reservation toward Sapphire Lane.  The first part of the maintenance project will be on Quechan Drive between Agnes Road and Sapphire Lane.  The second part will be on Quechan Drive between Quechan Road and Agnes Road.

The Maintenance projects are scheduled to be completed by December 15, 2021.

Please use alternate routes and drive with care.

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Oct
25
2021

Virtual Challenge For The Whole Family! LETS MAKE ROOM FOR HALLOWEEN TREATS!!

Complete 10 MILES BETWEEN 10/25 - 10/29

You can walk/jog any place, anytime, just log your miles into your free runsignup profile.  This is a free event, remember your login information as this will be used in future events hosted by Fort Yuma Wellness Center.

Log Miles/Run Sign Up Video

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Oct
22
2021

TDS Telecom is beginning Phase II of its broadband network project to install new fiber-optic and Ethernet over copper lines along a project route of approximately 3.65 miles.  Many Tribal members and others are allottees and landowners whose allotments are along the project route which involves Picacho Road, from Arnold Road then north to Jackson Road, and Arnold Road, from First Street then west almost to Horne Road.  TDS Telecom is sending out notices to the allottees and landowners regarding the project and Right of Entry forms as part of its project startup process.  The following notice will be published in the Yuma Sun and is posted here to help keep allottees and landowners, and the Tribal community, informed of this project.

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Oct
5
2021

The Quechan Indian Tribe is Seeking Letters of Interest from Enrolled Tribal Members for the following Committees that are still in need of members:

  • Advisory Committee (Language) - Open
  • Pageant (1) - Vacant
  • Impact Aide - Open
  • Health Committee (3) - Vacant
  • Events Committee (1) - Vacant


OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Please submit letters of interest to: Regina Escalanti, Tribal Council Secretary of the Tribal Administration Office Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Sep
30
2021

Update 10/25/2021

The new dates for Indian Day are November 19 and 20, 2021 at the Stomp Grounds.

Update 09/30/2021

The Quechan Tribal Council and The Quechan Events Committee made the decision to postpone the 2021 Quechan Indian Days, and are currently considering future dates. The Tribal Council remains fully committed to the safety and well-being of our membership, as well as maintaining compassion of the needs of the community.

We ask you to continually follow COVID-19 safety guidelines:

  • Wearing a mask
  • Maintain social distancing even outdoors
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer if soap and water is unavailable
  • Disinfect the areas around you at work and home

The Tribal Council continues to encourage our tribal members to be vaccinated, The Fort Yuma Health Center is currently providing vaccines from ages 12 to adult, and Pfizer Booster vaccines are now available. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination please call (760) 572-4711.

The Tribal Administration and Casino Operations will honor October 8, 2021 as the recognized Indian Day holiday, along with the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District.

Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding this matter, be safe and be well.

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Sep
24
2021

Update 10/25/2021

The new dates for Indian Day are November 19 and 20, 2021 at the Stomp Grounds.

Updated 09/30/2021:

This event has been postponed until a future date as per the announcement from the Quechan Tribal Council and the Quechan Events Committee.

Additional information shall be updated as it becomes available.

Emergency hires needed Tribal and Non-Tribal workers wanted.

The Quechan Human Resources Department is seeking (5) Tribal Members and Non-Tribal Member applicants to temporarily supplement the workforce for the upcoming Quechan Indian Days Celebration on October 15, 2021 to October 16, 2021.

This Temporary assignment will begin on October 11, 2021 to October 22, 2021.

The coverage area for this location will be located at the Evergreen Park under the direction of the Grounds and Landscape Supervisor Mr. Michael Jackson Jr.

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Sep
20
2021

Update 10/25/2021

The new dates for Indian Day are November 19 and 20, 2021 at the Stomp Grounds.

Update 09/30/2021

This event has been postponed until a future date as per the announcement from the Quechan Tribal Council and the Quechan Events Committee.

Additional information shall be updated as it becomes available.

Attention tribal vendors, booth reservation application for Quechan Indian Day Celebration (October 15th and 16th, 2021) is now available.

EDA will be accepting Booth Reservation Applications on September 21, 2021 beginning at 8:00 a.m. The Booth Reservation Application will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

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Sep
20
2021

The Picacho Road pavement overlay work starts Monday, September 20, 2021 at 6:30 am.

The area affected will be the Picacho Road and Quechan Drive intersection.

Work will continue over the next few weeks.  Lane closures will occur with flaggers and pilot vehicles directing traffic through the work area.

Motorist please be alert, cautious and follow directions.

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Sep
15
2021

Yes...we could finally see highs in the 90's by early next week...and cooler nights as well...but we still have to get thru several 100+ degree days before we get there. Please take proper precautions/make sure you have plenty of water if you plan to be outside. 

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Sep
14
2021

What you need to know if you’ve had close contact with someone with COVID-19

Why self-quarantine? If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should stay home and apart from others (self-quarantine) because you may be infected and could spread the disease, even if you never feel sick. ANYONE who experiences COVID-19 symptoms should immediately self-isolate and get tested, even if they are vaccinated. COVID-19 symptoms can feel like a common cold (including just “the sniffles”), seasonal allergies, or flu (e.g., fever, cough, runny nose, body aches).

How long should I self-quarantine? If you’ve had no symptoms, you may end quarantine after 10 days from your last contact with an infected person OR after 7 days if you test negative (only if you were tested 5 days or longer from last contact).* You should still monitor yourself for symptoms and take recommended precautions (e.g., wear a mask, physically distance) for 14 days from last contact.

What if I have been vaccinated or had COVID-19 before? If you’ve had COVID-19 within the last three months OR if you were fully vaccinated at the time of your contact, you do not need to quarantine as long as you’ve had no symptoms.* You should monitor yourself to watch for symptoms and take recommended precautions (e.g., wear a mask, physically distance) for 14 days from your last contact with someone with COVID-19. If you were fully vaccinated, you should get tested 3-5 days after your last contact.

How do I self-quarantine? Stay home except to get medical care; do not have any visitors. If you must be in a shared space:
• Stay at least 6 feet from other people, especially those more likely to get sick.
• Wear a mask when around others. Cover your coughs and sneezes.
• Open windows and doors to increase ventilation, when possible and safe to do so.
• Use a separate bathroom if possible.
• Wash your hands often; if you can’t wash, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Clean or disinfect any surfaces you touch frequently.

Should I get tested for COVID-19 during self-quarantine? Yes, you should get tested immediately when told you may have been exposed to COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms. If you test negative, you should test again 5–7 days after your last contact with someone with COVID19. Anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms should get tested right away. COVID testing in California is free to anyone who needs it. You can book a free test appointment, find a walk-in test clinic, or buy a self-test kit from your local drugstore. Find a testing site online or call (833) 422-4255 or 211.

What should I do if I start to have symptoms? Immediately isolate yourself from others and get tested. Contact your healthcare provider with questions about your symptoms or care and alert them if you are in a high-risk group.

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Sep
14
2021

Clinical effects of ivermectin overdose include gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Overdoses are associated with hypotension and neurologic effects such as decreased consciousness, confusion, hallucinations, seizures, coma, and death. Ivermectin may potentiate the effects of other drugs that cause central nervous system depression such as benzodiazepines and barbiturates.

If you or someone you know is showing signs of an ivermectin overdose, call 911.

All suspected cases should also be reported to the Poison Control Center by calling 1-800-222-1222.

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Sep
13
2021

COVID-19 vaccination has continued to provide robust protection against hospitalization and death even after the highly contagious Delta variant became the dominant variant in late June. If you aren’t fully vaccinated and get COVID-19, your risk of being hospitalized or dying is more than 10X higher than that of someone who is fully vaccinated.

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Sep
9
2021

There has been a lot of talk about monoclonal antibodies lately. What are they and how do they work? And how do they compare to the vaccine?

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Sep
7
2021

The Quechan Indian Tribe is Seeking Letters of Interest from Enrolled Tribal Members for the following Committees that are still in need of members:

  • Advisory Committee (Language) - Open

  • Pageant - (1) Vacant

  • Impact Aide - Open

  • Health Committee - (4) Vacant

  • Events Committee - (2) Vacant

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Please submit letters of interest to: Regina Escalanti, Tribal Council Secretary of the Tribal Administration Office, Monday – Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Sep
7
2021

KAREN GALLARDO

  • I’m a respiratory therapist. With the fourth wave of the pandemic in full swing, fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant, the trajectory of the patients I see, from admission to critical care, is all too familiar. When they’re vaccinated, their COVID-19 infections most likely end after Stage 1. If only that were the case for everyone.

    Get vaccinated. If you choose not to, here’s what to expect if you are hospitalized for a serious case of COVID-19.

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