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Apr
26
2021

Commemorative Tribal Rites will be held at the Quechan Big House on Monday, May 31, 2021

8:00 A.M -8:15 A.M - Tribute to Fallen Comrades

8:15 A.M - 5:00 P.M -Tribal Rites

(Under the Ramada)

 

A meeting will be held with Vice-President Smith on Monday, April 26, 2021 beginning at 5:00 P.M in Tribal Chambers for families that would like to Honor their loved ones on Monday, May 31, 2021.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding memorial services, you may contact Virgil S. Smith, Vice President at (760) 919-3600 Ext: 202

DUE TO COVID-19 FACE MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED THROUGH OUT THE SERVICE

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Apr
21
2021

Notice is given that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. § 372, et seq., as implemented by 43 C.F.R. part 30, hearings will be held, testimony will be taken and evidence received for the purposes of administering the following estates:

Place: Telephonic Hearings, Probate Hearings Division, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021

 

 

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Apr
21
2021

FEMA Alerts

A Wind Advisory issued April 21 at 11:14AM MDT until April 22 at 6:00AM MDT by NWS Phoenix AZ

Areas Affected: Imperial County Southwest

Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

The areas affected are the Southwest corner of Imperial County until 5:00 AM PDT Thursday.

Difficult driving conditions, especially for larger vehicles traveling along roads with crosswinds. Light, unsecured objects may become airborne. Minor tree damage is possible.

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of between 30 and 40 mph are expected, or wind gusts of between 40 and58 mph. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. In addition, strong winds over desert areas could result in briefly lowered visibilities to well under a mile at times in blowing dust or blowing sand. Use extra caution. 

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Apr
21
2021

FEMA Alerts

Blowing Dust Advisory issued April 21 at 5:31PM MDT until April 21 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Phoenix AZ

For the Blowing Dust Advisory, visibility between one quarter mile and one mile in blowing dust. For the Wind Advisory, southwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

The Areas Affected are the Southwest corner of Imperial County.

For the Blowing Dust Advisory, until 8 PM PDT this evening.

For the Wind Advisory, until 5 AM PDT Thursday.

Hazardous driving conditions due to reduced visibility. Difficult driving conditions, especially for larger vehicles traveling along roads with crosswinds. Light,unsecured objects may become airborne. Minor tree damage possible.

Be ready for a sudden drop in visibility. If you encounter blowing dust or blowing sand on the roadway or see it approaching, pull off the road as far as possible and put your vehicle in park. Turn the lights all the way off and keep your foot off the brake pedal.  Remember, pull aside, stay alive.  A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of between 30 and 40 mph are expected, or wind gusts of between 40 and 58 mph. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. In addition, strong winds over desert areas could result in briefly lowered visibilities to well under a mile at times in blowing dust or blowing sand. Use extra caution. 

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Apr
15
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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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
30
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                                          (4) Vacant
  • Impact Aide                                     Open
  • Legislative                                      (2) Vacant
  • Health Committee                           (3) Vacant
  • Higher Education                            (1) 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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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
24
2021

The public may call an alternate number for now until the Court phones are working, Please call 928-919-0309. In case of emergency call QPD at 760-572-0384.

Please call to schedule your appointment to meet with the Deputy Court Clerk. Mask are required ; When you arrive for your appointment just knock on the door the Court Security will notify the DCC. Meeting will take place outside with social distancing in place. Pens and Clip board will be provided if needed.

QPD temporary dispatch number is 928-941-7539

Updated 03/30/2021: Court hearings that were scheduled for March 25, 2021 have been rescheduled to April 22, 2021. Appropriate notice will be mailed out to parties. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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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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Mar
19
2021

Yuma, AZ - The Colorado River State Historic Park is pleased to announce the receipt of a $5,000 Arizona Humanities grant.

Grant funds will be used to support the Legacy of the Indian Wars Project, developed in partnership with the Quechan Tribe.  This project will include the creation of a new exhibit of the same name, the development of a mini-documentary, and a public presentation on tribal history and culture.

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Mar
8
2021

A project funded by the Minority Business Development Agency (U.S. Department of Commerce) and is operated by Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC in partnership with Data Management of New Mexico, LLC. The project provides Access to unlimited Opportunities, Access to Capital, and Access to Resources & new markets for American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and Minority-owned Businesses located on Southwest rural reservation lands and local community areas. There is no cost for our core services, which will focus on Entrepreneurship, Small Business Training, Federal Set-Aside Training & Coaching, Community & Economic Development and Small Business Resource Referral/Identification. Minority Certification Services are fee based. The purpose of the Project is to provide the following services & resources:

1.    Federal Contracting Strategies, Training & Coaching. Assessment & Certification Services for Federal Set-Aside Programs such as the SBA 8(a) Certification Program, HUB Zone, WOSB, SDVOSB, & Buy-Indian Act Initiatives

2.    Quarterly Small Business Training, One-On-One Meetings & Consulting Services

3.    Access to Opportunities / Access to Resources / Access to Capital

To schedule an Initial Consultation with our professional staff please contact:

Michael D. Peacock
Senior Business Consultant
505-342-8046
mpeacock@swbdc.com

Darla M. Jones
Project Manager
505-342-8046
dmjones@swbdc.com

Russell F. Pedro
Senior Certification & Training Specialist
505-219-7427
rfpedro@dmnm.co

 

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Mar
7
2021

The Quechan Tribal Council has posted the following video addressing:

  • Council developments

  • COVID-19

  • Communications

  • Developments of new buildings, gaming, new water filtration system

The video can be viewed here: Message from President Jordan D. Joaquin

 

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Feb
22
2021

The Ft. Yuma (ADAPP) OFFICE is currently OPEN with limited services.

In-Person appointment is unavailable at this time. All services are conducted via phone. New Intakes can still schedule appointments Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM.  

We will continue conducting Group Sessions via phone or video base website. If you feel the need to speak to a staff member please call the ADAPP office.

To participate, you MUST have completed an assessment and signed "Consent for Treatment forms and Confi­dentiality form." All meetings are confidential.

Peer Group Session being offered. Please call ADAPP Office for more information.

How to join Group Sessions:
Option 1: You may call Toll free 1-415-655-0001 from any phone, please find a quiet space to avoid static noise that will interfere with conversation.

Option 2: Visit www.webex.com or download free Cisco Webex app for meetings on video viewing capability on your device.

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Feb
10
2021

Maximizing Fit for Cloth and Medical Procedure Masks to Improve Performance and Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Exposure, 2021

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7007e1.htm?s_cid=mm7007e1_w

Summary

What is already known about this topic?

Universal masking is recommended to slow the spread of COVID-19. Cloth masks and medical procedure masks substantially reduce exposure from infected wearers (source control) and reduce exposure of uninfected wearers (wearer exposure).

What is added by this report?

CDC conducted experiments to assess two ways of improving the fit of medical procedure masks: fitting a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask, and knotting the ear loops of a medical procedure mask and then tucking in and flattening the extra material close to the face. Each modification substantially improved source control and reduced wearer exposure.

What are the implications for public health?

These experiments highlight the importance of good fit to maximize mask performance. There are multiple simple ways to achieve better fit of masks to more effectively slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Feb
8
2021

With heartfelt sadness, the Quechan lndian Tribe announces the passing of the Honorable Councilwoman Claudette C. White; we mourn the loss of this great leader and pray for her family and loved ones. She demonstrated true love for her family and unwavering dedication to her community.

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Feb
8
2021

FORT YUMA HEALTH CENTER is now providing COVID-19 vaccines to IHS beneficiaries (18yrs and older) and their household members.  This includes everyone in Phase 1 and 2, as long as you currently have no symptoms of COVID-19 and have not received another vaccine in the last 14 days.  Supply is limited.

To schedule your COVID-19 vaccination please call 760-572-4711

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Jan
29
2021

Don’t park along highways to play, pack an emergency kit

A lot of snow has fallen in the high country over the last week and with more forecast, the Arizona Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers who are heading north to leave prepared, be ready to spend extended time on the roads and never park along the highways to play in the snow.

ADOT reminds those heading to play in the snow that highway shoulders are for emergencies only and that parking on them to play in the snow is hazardous in a number of ways:

  • Other drivers may be distracted by your vehicle.
  • Other drivers may pull over as well to play in the snow, compounding the problem.
  • Your vehicle may interfere with first responders who need to use the shoulder.
  • Plows can throw snow and ice far off highways.
  • It’s much safer to re-enter highways from on-ramps and other designated entrances.

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Jan
21
2021

Stay up-to-date

  • Check with local transit authorities for the latest information on changes to services and procedures, especially if you might need additional assistance.

Avoid touching surfaces

  • As much as possible, limit touching frequently touched surfaces such as kiosks, digital interfaces such as touchscreens and fingerprint scanners, ticket machines, turnstiles, handrails, restroom surfaces, elevator buttons, and benches as much as possible.
    • If you must touch these surfaces, as soon as you can, wash your hands for 30 seconds with soap and water or rub your hands with sanitizer containing 60% alcohol.
  • Use touchless payment and no-touch trash cans and doors when available. Exchange cash or credit cards by placing them in a receipt tray or on the counter rather than by hand, if possible.

Social distance

  • When possible, consider traveling during non-peak hours when there are likely to be fewer people.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines by staying at least 6 feet (2 meters) from people who are not from your household. For example:
    • Avoid gathering in groups, and stay out of crowded spaces when possible, especially at transit stations and stops.
    • Consider skipping a row of seats between yourself and other riders if possible.
    • Enter and exit buses through rear entry doors if possible.
    • Look for social distancing instructions or physical guides offered by transit authorities (for example, floor decals or signs indicating where to stand or sit to remain at least 6 feet apart from others).

Practice hand hygiene

  • After you leave the transit station or stop, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • When you arrive at your destination, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 30 seconds.

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