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Jun
15
2021

As the recent Quechan Tribal Council’s decision to rescind the Stay At Home Order, The Ft. Yuma ADAPP Department office will be Opening for In-Person Assessment and Clinical Assessment as of June 15th, 2021 by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

We do ask potential clients or visitor’s cooperation to continue the necessary Covid-19 precautions to reduce the spread of the virus. Such as:

  • Face Coverings
  • Social Distancing
  • Proper Sanitizing (handwashing)

If you are experiencing any of the Covid-19 symptoms; please call the office to conduct a remote assessment or to reschedule.

If you need to schedule an appointment or have any questions, please contact the Ft. Yuma ADAPP Office at (760) 572-4838.

 Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm (MST)

Please Note: All Group Sessions are conducted remotely until further notice.

 

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Jun
14
2021

The Quechan Tribe and WIOA/DOL have come together and will be providing paid work experience for our tribal youth.

The application is available online by clicking here.

Applications may be dropped off at our office in the application drop-off box Office Address:

498 Quechan Drive, Winterhaven , California.

If you have any questions, contact us at (760) 572-2314

The Youth Experience will consist of two sessions, ages 16 to 18, 15 participants per session.

 

  • Session 1: June 14, 2021 - July 9, 2021
  • Session 2: July 12, 2021 - August 6, 2021

 

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Jun
9
2021


Excessive Heat Watch issued June 9 at 3:23AM MDT until June 16 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Phoenix AZ

Areas Affected: Parker Valley; Kofa; Yuma; Central La Paz; Southeast Yuma County; Gila River Valley

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions possible. Afternoon temperatures 109 to 117.*

WHERE...Southeast Imperial County WHEN...From Monday morning through Wednesday evening.* IMPACTS...High Heat Risk. Overexposure can cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion to develop and, without intervention, can lead to heat stroke.

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a period of very hot temperatures, even by local standards, will occur. Actions should be taken to lessen the impact of the extreme heat.Stay indoors and seek air-conditioned buildings. Drink water,more than usual, and avoid dehydrating alcoholic, sugary, or caffeinated drinks. Dress for the heat - lightweight and light-colored clothing. Eat small meals and eat more often. Monitor those with a higher vulnerability to heat, including small children. Check in on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly. If engaging in outdoor activity, take longer and more frequent breaks and avoid the hottest parts of the day. Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars.Public cooling shelters are available in some areas. Consult county officials for more details, which may include guidance for proper social distancing measures.Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. Early signs include thirst and muscle cramps. Heat exhaustion may include: cool, moist, pale skin; headache; dizziness; weakness or exhaustion; nausea. The most serious illness is heat stroke,which may include: vomiting; confusion; throbbing headache;decreased alertness or loss of consciousness; high body temperature (above 105F); hot, dry skin; rapid, weak pulse;rapid, shallow breathing; seizures.Heat stroke can be DEADLY. Treat as an emergency and call 9 1 1.Continue to monitor NWS forecasts, broadcast outlets, and local government for updates.

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Jun
9
2021

Father's Day Raffle is free and open to all Enrolled Tribal Fathers.

Free nominations today through Friday, June 18, 2021 (deadline is at 4:00 pm pst).

Submit your nomination by clicking here.

You may also drop your Dad's nomination at the tribal administration, there is a table in front of the tribal administration with paper, pens, and drop box for your nomination.

Only one entry per Tribal member.

The winner will be announced at 5:00 pm on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Winner must present Tribal ID.

All donations are made possible by the Quechan Tribal Council and the Quechan Casino and Resort.

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Jun
8
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 - (5) 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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Jun
7
2021

Beginning June 7, 2021, Vendors Square is reopening, due to the stay-at-home order being
rescinded on June 3, 2021.

Please visit EDA in order to reserve and use a space at Vendors Square.  All vendors must have a current Business Permit, and all food vendors also must have a current food handler’s certificate.

Questions?  Contact EDA @ (760) 572-5270 or
Suite 4, Quechan Community Center, 604 Picacho Road

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Jun
3
2021

On April 7, 2020, The Quechan Indian Tribe issued an urgent notice recommending all members to stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After a difficult year for the Quechan Community, we continue to ask our members to follow the Tribes guidelines, such as wearing a mask, maintain social distancing, avoid large events and gatherings, washing your hands and to clean and disinfect the areas around you. The COVID-19 vaccines are now available at the Fort Yuma Health Clinic. The Tribal Council continues to encourage our tribal members to get vaccinated. The Fort Yuma Health Center is currently providing vaccines from ages 12 to an adult. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination please call (760)572-4711.

The Quechan Tribal Council has made a decision to rescind the Stay at Home Order and would like to inform the community on the next phase which affects our membership.

Tribal Departments/Offices: Face coverings, social distancing and proper sanitizing will be still required at all Tribal Department buildings offices. Based on the space of some departments, by appointment only will be utilized to ensure social distancing is adhered to. The Tribe recommends social distancing staying six feet apart will be required to prevent the continuing risk of infection to the greatest extent possible.

Parks and Recreation: Outdoor parks may be open subject to social distancing and will be monitored by the Wellness Department. Follow posted park hours.

Camping/Fishing/Hunting: Outdoor activities maintained by the Quechan Fish and Game Department will be allowed. For non-tribal members permits are required to be purchased.

Tribal Vendors: Tribal members with current permits will be allowed to sell using the food vendor's area with a current food handler's certificate. For further information, contact the Economic Development Administration office.

Funeral Services: All funerals will remain at the adjusted times we have been following until further notice.

Tribal Operations: Tribal departments will operate on modified hours and accessibility based on specific safety and service considerations. Please check with the individual department for internal policies for daily operation functions.

Community Events: The Quechan Indian Tribe's preparation for possible future events is guided by what is feasible, practical, acceptable, and tailored to the needs and context of the community. Further information will be given as it becomes available.

The Tribal Council is committed to work on the necessary protocols to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. We ask the community to do their part to prevent positive cases rising to levels as we endured in the year 2020. The Tribal Council does not want to issue another Stay at Home Order, as we work together to stay healthy.

Thank you,
Quechan Tribal Council

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Jun
2
2021

Vaccination is important and recommended for people with underlying health conditions because they are at an increased risk for severe illness from #COVID19.

People shouldn’t get a specific COVID-19 vaccine if they’ve had a severe or immediate allergic reaction to any ingredients in that vaccine.

Get more information for certain conditions, including those that cause weakened immune systems, autoimmune conditions, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and Bell’s palsy: Vaccination Considerations for Persons with Underlying Medical Conditions | CDC

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Jun
2
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                                                                                 (3) Vacant

Impact Aide                                                                                Open

Legislative                                                                            (1) Vacant

Health Committee                                                               (3) Vacant

Events Committee                                                               (6) 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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May
20
2021

Ft Yuma Health Center is offering a Covid-19 vaccine clinic (Pfizer) for those who are 12 years of age or older on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Contact today to schedule an appointment at (760) 572-4711.

Parent or Guardian must accompany minors.

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May
18
2021

Below is a link to the Quechan Utility Company’s customer portal, as well as the number to make payments via telephonically, The web link allows customers to view their account as well as making online payments.

Customer Portal Access link: https://QuechanUtilityCompany.secure.munibilling.com

This link will be available at the Quechan Utility Company department tab located here.

For questions or concerns about your Bill please call the Quechan Utility Company Billing Office 760.572.0667. To pay your Bill by phone call: 877-556-3169

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May
13
2021

Walk-ins are welcome at seven state-run locations in Phoenix area, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff

Arizona-run vaccination sites in the Phoenix area, Tucson, Yuma, and Flagstaff, along with many pharmacies and other providers around the state, will begin offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to children 12 to 15 years old on Thursday, May 13. This exciting step forward follows today’s approval by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

“This is great news for families across Arizona,” said Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). “In addition to encouraging parents and guardians to protect those ages 12 to 15 from COVID-19, we hope adults in the family will roll up their sleeves as well if they haven’t already done so.”

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May
3
2021

The Medicine Wheel Riders rode into the Quechan Indian Reservation on Friday, April 30, 2021 led by Shelly Denny.  The Medicine Wheel Ride is an organization dedicated to riding in awareness of all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).

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May
3
2021

The Quechan Environmental Protection Office is working on evaluating the impacts of climate change within the Ft. Yuma Indian Reservation.  Community members and stakeholders are asked to complete this survey to help us better understand the community’s experiences and priorities.  Your responses may be quoted in the assessment report.

Please click here to complete the Survey online.

If you prefer to print and complete the survey, please email the completed survey to c.choate@quechantribe.com or drop off at the Quechan Administration Building and let them know it’s for the Environmental Department.

Thank you

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May
3
2021

The Tribal Social Service Program and Direct Assistance Program will be closed effective  immediately Monday, May 3rd, 2021 until further notice.

Program opening date To Be Announced

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Apr
28
2021

Choosing safer activities indoor and outdoor for vaccinated vs. not vaccinated people.  Get a COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.

 

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Apr
14
2021

A one time Tribal Distribution has been approved for the Adult Tribal Members. All checks will be mailed out to the address on file with the Revenue Distribution Department on May 14, 2021. The amount is $1,208.56.

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Mar
26
2021

Dear Fort Yuma Service Unit Patients and Families,

I would like to introduce, Mr. Jeremy Woodruff, the Chief Executive Officer (Acting) for the Fort Yuma Health Center (FYHC).  Jeremy Woodruff can be contacted via email at jeremy.woodruff@ihs.gov, or by telephone at (760) 572-4104. Please join me in welcoming Jeremy Woodruff to this role. Thank you.

Charles Ty Reidhead, M.D., M.P.H., Area Director

 

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Mar
25
2021

On Friday, March 12, 2021 the Quechan Tribal Council presented Ms Marianna Sheppard and Ms Mary Jules Amador Pendelton blankets.

Yuma High's senior guard Marianna Sheppard signed to SAGU American Indian College on Tuesday afternoon prior to her game against Cibola. The senior is averaging 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 14 games. Sheppard is a part of the Quechan Tribe and becomes just the second member of the tribe to earn a athletic scholarship award.

Mary Jules Amador, a standout athlete who graduated from San Pasqual last year, signed with SAGU American Indian College. She is the FIRST Quechan female athlete in a long time to earn an athletic scholarship.   MJ just finished her first basketball season at SAGU American Indian College and will continue her education and her basketball career at  SAGU

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Mar
22
2021

A state sponsored 7 days a week vaccination site in Yuma, Arizona beginning Monday, March 29, 2021 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Yuma Civic Center.

There will be 8,000 doses per week. In partnership with Governor Ducey Office, AZDHS, Yuma County, City of Yuma, and YRMC.

Sign ups will start at 11:00 am Friday, March 26, 2021 by phone or web.

podvaccine.azdhs.gov or 1-844-542-8201.

Visit https://1.azdhs.gov/2P7B0iB for details.

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