Yesteryears -- Nov. 1, 2011

10.28.2011 Ron Karten History

2006 - The Tribe was in the process of building a new fish weir in Agency Creek. Tribal Engineer Eric Scott was working with Gelco Construction, the subcontractor responsible for pouring the concrete footing for the fish weir, which was designed to withstand the challenges of high water and debris flowing down the creek.

2001 - An auction for the West Valley Veterans' Memorial raised awareness of the ongoing fundraising effort and $5,500 for the memorial. Tribal Elder Kathryn Harrison also donated $1,000 more to the effort, bringing the evening's total take to $6,500. With money brought in by the auction, the campaign had collected almost $70,000 of the $300,000 needed for construction.

1996 - Spirit Mountain Casino donated two Marksman LTI 20/20 Lasers to Oregon State Police responsible for monitoring state Highway 18 traffic. The hardware was the casino's latest contribution to traffic safety, which included the voluntary construction of a $2.5 million interchange at the entrance to the gaming facility.

1991 - The proposed Tribal budget for 1992 totaled $9.1 million. Most of the Tribe's revenue was coming from timber sales and federal and state grants.

1986 - The Tribe was advertising for a person to handle hunting and fishing issues, as well as publish the monthly Tribal newsletter. The full-time job paid $15,000 a year.

Yesteryears is a look back at Tribal history in five-year increments through the pages of Smoke Signals.