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For ten years, Warm Springs has been trying to bring more internet access to their area and today they'll take a big step toward that goal. The Tribes of Warm Springs will break ground on the new Warm Springs Telecommunication Company. $5.6 million in federal stimulus dollars are helping to build this new company that will bring basic telephone and Internet service to the reservation.   Marcia Spellman is the Regulatory Director of Warm Springs Telecommunications: “People are so excited. Can you image; the kids that go to Madras. The kids in Madras go home and have Internet, but our kids go home and don't have anything. Kids want it for the homework, but they also want it to play games and they can be like everyone else.” Warm Springs Telecommunication plans to start offering service in the fall of 2011. Currently only one quarter of those on the reservation have Internet access.

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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