Beginning March 17th, until further notice, services will be provided via telephone, email and mail; Offices will be closed to walk-in clients. Read more here.
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Having Trouble Viewing the Member Area?

On the top left side of the webpage, enter your Roll Number and Last Four Digits of Your Social Security Number into the Member Login. Click the arrow or hit the Enter/Return key to login. After doing that, it will now say "You are logged in". Under that will be a link saying "Member Area". Click that link to view the Members Only content.

2021 Virtual Tribal Council Candidates Fair

The CTSI Election Board will host the 2021 Tribal Council Candidates Fair virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s our objective to protect the health and safety of the tribal membership and candidates while also encouraging participation in the election process. 

Date: January 9, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Zoom
Question Deadline: January 6, 2021

The Candidates Fair will be held on the Zoom platform. For access to the meeting link and access code, please email Please include your name and roll number in the email. The meeting link and access code will be distributed on January 8, 2021 by 5:00pm. 

Click to read the complete 2021 Virtual Tribal Council Candidates fair announcement.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Scroll down the page to find more resources and information available to Tribal and non-Tribal members.

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Resources & Relief Programs

Community Notices & Cancellations

Clinic & Updates

Lincoln County Public Information Weekly Update

Read The Most Recent Updates Here

Lincoln County Now Distributing Masks for Businesses 

Lincoln County has masks available if you need face coverings for your workforce, their family members and the clients, customers you serve.

For more information and to fill out an application, visit the link below.

Face Coverings Distribution to Public Flyer

Type of FAce Mask Needed

New Oregon Employment Department (OED) Informational Website Launched  

The new website can be viewed here:

COVID Cases Press Release | 6/12/2020

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians has experienced two positive test results for COVID-19 through Siletz Community Health Clinic (SCHC).  These individuals are between the age of 20 - 30, and are isolating per CDC Guidance.  An Investigator from Lincoln County Health Department will conduct the initial investigation into source of contact.  Staff at SCHC have been trained in contact tracing, and will assist the Investigator in identifying and notifying other individuals who may have been in contact with these individuals to provide them with instructions on next steps. 

It is important to understand that this virus is in the community.  It is vitally important to stay home as much as possible, physically distance, wear a face covering to protect others when unable to physically distance, and wash hands and sanitize surfaces frequently.

More information can be found at:;  - OR -  through the Call Center at (541) 265-0621, email:

Open weekdays from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  You will be asked to leave a call back number and we will return your call within 15 minutes.  This is to allow volunteers to work remotely.  Your call back may come from a “private number”. 

Resource Flyers

Contact Tracing: What to Expect 

What to Expect on a Contact Tracing Call

How to Self Isolate 

How to Quarantine

What to Do Next (Eng & Spanish)
If you have close contact with someone with a confirmed case, someone who may have it, if you develop symptoms, or if you get a negative result after quarantining.

Notices for Siletz Community Members

This is a friendly reminder that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all outdoor recreational areas in Siletz are closed.

This includes playgrounds, basketball courts, parks and other community spaces.

Please continue to practice social distancing for your safety and the safety of our community. Thank you.

Regarding In-Person Cancellations

Elders Council

The Elders Council will be holding a virtual “zoom” meeting on Saturday, December 12th at 1:00 pm. If you are interested in participating in the virtual meeting from your phone, computer or smart phone, please contact Brian Crump at the Elders Program at 541-444-8233.

CTSI-Community Message

We are not aware of any cases of coronavirus or COVID-19 in the Siletz Community. However, the safety of our Community, Students, and Staff are a top priority for us. Therefore, we are moving forward with providing services in a manner that will keep you and staff safe. Beginning March 17th, until further notice, services will be provided via telephone, email and mail; Offices will be closed to walk-in clients. Payments can be made by telephone with a credit/debit card; by mail via a check or money order. There is a drop box at the rear of the Tribal Administration building to drop off payments, applications, etc. The Clinic will be closing to non-essential appointments, and will work to fulfill your needs – such as Pharmacy – in different ways. Clinic staff will reach out to you to reschedule non-critical appointments.

Our staff is working very hard to continue providing critical services to our community members. As this situation develops, we will continue to update this message.

To access these services, please call:

Siletz Community Health Clinic: (541) 444-1030
Siletz Tribal Housing: (541) 444-8322. Payments can be mailed or put in the Drop Box
477-SSP: (541)-444-8247
USDA Food Program: (541)-444-8393
Human Resources: (541)-444-8274
Indian Child Welfare (ICW): (541)-444-8272
Natural Resources: (541) 444-8232
Enrollment: (541)-444-8258
Elders: (541)-444-8220
Eugene Area Office - Phone- (541)-484-4234
Portland Area Office -Phone-(503)-238-1512
Salem Area Office -Phone-(503)-390-9494

For accurate, up to date information about COVID-19 please dial 211

View the #StayHome PSA made by the Siletz Community.

Read About Social Distancing Here


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Clinic & Health Updates

COVID-19 Vaccine Information Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Update from NPAIHB

Read the COVID-19 Vaccine Update Article


Latest CDC web pages on COVID-19 vaccination:
1.    Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
2.    How COVID-19 Vaccines Work
3.    Myths and Misconceptions about COVID-19 Vaccines
4.    Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination (newly expanded)
Latest COVID-19 vaccine news from OWS:
1.    Trump Administration Partners with Chain and Independent Community Pharmacies to Increase Access to Future COVID-19 Vaccines (November 12, 2020)

Reasons to get your Flu Shot Today!


Siletz Community Health Clinic Services During COVID-19

Phone # 541-444-1030

Please call the clinic for current available services as things change rapidly and we may offer more or fewer services depending on COVID-19’s impact to the community.   Current services being offered are listed below along with some answers to questions we’ve been asked.

Available Services

Medical/Lab – visits are available by phone or video.  Some patients are brought in when their health care requires it.  Please call your medical team to discuss any concerns. 
COVID-19 - if you think you have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, please call the clinic and we will discuss self-isolation guidelines and determine if you meet criteria for testing.  The clinic does provide Covid-19 testing.
Optometry - visits are available to patients with an eye emergency or hardware emergency. Please call the optometry department to discuss any concerns. 
Medication Assistance Therapy (MAT) – visits are available by phone or video.
Behavioral Health (A&D counseling/mental health counseling) – visits are available by phone or video.
Pharmacy – continues to provide services.  You may pick up your medication at the clinic for curb-side pick-up or your medication can be mailed to you.  Delivery services are also available in the Siletz community. 

Tribal member specific:

Dental – visits are available to patients with a dental emergency only.   Please call the dental department to discuss any concerns. 
Community Health – continues to support members in navigating resources during the pandemic.  For additional information, follow Community Health @ ‘Siletz Health Clinic’ on Facebook.   
Purchased/Referred Care – is providing PRC #s and processing claims.  Staff is working altered/reduced hours, so please call back if you do not receive a call back as staff may be out. 

Questions we’ve been asked:

1.    May I schedule a routine physical now?

a.    Probably not, but call if there are special circumstances.  For example, if you need a physical for your job, every effort will be made to assist you.

2.    I have an optometry appointment scheduled in 3-weeks, will my appointment be cancelled?

a.    Possibly.  The clinic is cancelling appointments within a 2-week period in hopes that appointments will not have to be cancelled, but for now it’s likely to be cancelled.

3.    I’m a tribal member and need A&D services (or MAT) now.  Do I have to wait until the pandemic is over?

a.    No, call the clinic to schedule.  You may access any service being offered.

We thank you all for doing your part in overcoming the pandemic and doing your best to keep us all healthy and safe.  We’re all in this together.



Call the clinic at 541-444-1030 and ask to speak to a nurse. The nurse will discuss your symptoms with you and, if indicated, will set up a time for you to come to the clinic for testing.


No, you cannot. At this time, the tests we have are only for use on people who have symptoms of COVID-19.


YES! You can now be tested for COVID-19 regardless of age or past health history. If you have any symptoms that are on the UPDATED COVID-19 symptom list, and an order from your healthcare provider, you can be tested.


  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore Throat
  • NEW loss of taste or smell

 Comparison chart of COVID, Flu, and Cold Symptoms


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Resources for Families during COVID-19 Pandemic

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Tribal & Community Members
Below are links to access government assistance programs and information on resources during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

Social Security Benefits -
Federal USDA Assistance -

We will continue to monitor and share information that is beneficial to our tribal and community members as it becomes available.

Resource Phone Numbers 


 Food Distribution on Mondays & Thursdays at the Siletz Community Center at 11 AM - 1 PM

State Resources

DHS will continue to work with federal partners to provide greater assistance to Oregonians in need. To apply for Nutrition Assistance, visit or call 2-1-1.  

State Resource Hub 

Visit the Safe and Strong website to find a variety of resources in Oregon.

Rent Help

The Legislature has allocated over $40 million to help individuals who are struggling to pay rent due to the financial impact of COVID-19. Funds are distributed by local community action partners (CAP). You can learn more about eligibility by calling 211 or visiting to find the nearest CAP. 

Utilities Help

Your local CAP may also be able to help. Please see: Many utility companies are waiving late fees, suspending disconnections, and making payment plans available. Please see for information about what your specific gas, electricity, internet, or telephone company may offer. 

Mortgage Help

The Oregon Legislature has released $30 million in mortgage assistance. If you need or anticipate needing mortgage assistance, please sign up for Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) updates at  You can also contact OHCS at (503) 986-2000. You may also be eligible for foreclosure protection through September 30th under legislation passed by the Oregon Legislature. 

Additional Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 or visit for additional information about COVID-19 test sites, eviction and foreclosure prevention information, how to access free food services, and more. 

Tribal Resources

Click to view flyer for a list of all COVID Programs, contact information and links to applications.

COVID-19 Relief Programs funded by the CARES Act have various deadlines, review the individual policies for each assistance type. Funds from the US Treasury CARES Act are set to expire December 31, 2020 and we will need time to process these applications and final payments. Following the Tribe’s implementation of the COVID-19 Relief Programs, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued new guidance related to COVID-19 related programs and payments. The new guidance requires each Tribal member, applying for assistance, to complete an Application for programs and payments.

Programs funded from sources other than the CARES Act will still be available to Tribal members-please contact the department they are ran through to determine availability and eligibility. 

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Payment Program

Deadline has been extended to December 20th, 2020!

Upon review of the results from the submitted COVID-19 Surveys, mailed to all Siletz Tribal households in July 2020, it is evident there continues to be hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Siletz Tribal Council has approved a one-time Emergency Assistance Payment that falls within the General Welfare Ordinance guidelines, for each eligible living Tribal member age 18 and over as of 11/30/2020. This payment will not be subject to garnishment through Siletz Tribal Court. The Application was mailed on 9/30/2020 to the current mailing address on file for each Tribal member that meets the eligibility criteria. If you have questions, please email or call Enrollment staff at (541) 444-8258. Applications for the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Payment Program must be received by the Enrollment Department by 12/20/2020 at 4:30 PM PST.

Emergency Assistance Payment Program Cover Letter and Application

COVID-19 Laptop Assistance

The deadline for this assistance has passed. 

Childcare Assistance Program received CARES funding to help with COVID-19

The Childcare Assistance Program received CARES funding and with this funding we amended our CCDF plan to expand eligibility for tribal families to provide more assistance during this time while we are all dealing with the fallout from COVID-19.  

While we are in a declared emergency, and for 3 months after the declared emergency, co-payments will be waived, and the Income Limit to qualify for assistance is increased from 85% to 100% of the State’s Grant Median Income.  The maximum monthly income limits are now:

Household (H/H) Size Maximum Income Limit Per Month

1         $3,410

2          $4,459

3          $5,508

4          $6,557

5          $7,606

6          $8,655

7          $8,852

8          $9,049

To qualify, families must be living within the eleven county service area and parents must be working, looking for work, attending college, or participating in a job training program.  Children must be under the age of 13 years, an enrolled member or eligible to enroll in the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (CTSI), or the descendant or dependent of an enrolled CTSI tribal member.

To find out more about our program, please call DeAnn Brown, at 1-800-922-1399 or 541-444-2450 and ask for the Childcare Assistance Program.  

COVID-19 Childcare Assistance Application

For those in the 11-county service area that are above income for the Childcare Assistance Program, or for those living outside the service area, CTSI has CARES funding to assist tribal member households with expenses directly related to COVID-19. CTSI wants to support tribal member households who are affected by COVID-19 with their childcare expenses. These funds must be spent by December 31, 2020. Siletz Tribal member households can qualify for a one-time payment of up to $500 per child per month (as long as funds are available). Funds will be paid directly to Childcare Providers. 

Please read the Application and Cover Letter below for more details and qualifications.

COVID-19 Childcare Assistance Application & Cover Letter

COVID-19 Food Assistance 

The purpose is to provide Siletz Tribal households experiencing negative impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic with food assistance.  Funding for the COVID-19 Food Assistance Program is based on a first come, first served basis. Services are available throughout the United States of America.  This program will open June 1, 2020 and will remain open until funding is exhausted.

Please read the cover letter below for further information on Eligibility, Uses, and the Procedure.

COVID-19 Food Assistance Cover Letter and Application 


Danelle Smith – 541-444-9603

Kurtis Barker – 541-444-8247 

Water/Sewer Relief Program 

The water/sewer relief program is for Siletz Tribal households who are experiencing a negative impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is open to applications starting July 1st and will stay open until all funding has been exhausted. This program is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Water/Sewer Relief Policy and Application


Jenifer Jackson – 541-484-4234

Cathy Ray – 541-484-4234 


The CARES Act funded COVID-19 Emergency Rent, Mortgage, and Energy Relief Assistance programs have ended. For low-income households, mortgage, rent and energy assistance will still be available through the STHD. Please visit the Housing page for more information.


PGE COVID-19 Bill Assistance

PGE is offering support to their customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes:

  • Allowing requests for more time to pay;
  • Options to change billing due dates;
  • Payment plan options;
  • Energy assistance to qualified individuals.

Contact PGE

Customer Service
503-228-6322 or 800-542-8818
Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

To see if you qualify for assistance, visit

Get up-to-date information about PGE's coronavirus response, visit
For tips on how to conserve energy, visit

School Announcements

Updates to Come

For Small Business Owners and the Self-Employed

The federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to aid families and small business during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Watch this video to learn more about how the CARES Act can help you as a small business owner or if you're self-employed.

Staying Active During Quarantine

FitnessOnDemand is available for Tribal member use, so you can stay active while social distancing. View this flyer to learn more about the program and who to contact to access this service.

The FCC's Lifeline Program

Individuals who have recently become eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid are also eligible for the FCC’s Lifeline program. Visit this link for more information.

Legal Aid Benefits Hotline Available for Tribal Members

Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Oregon Law Center, civil legal service provides for low income Oregonians operate a Public Benefits Hotline, where low-income Oregonians can talk to lawyers and paralegals for advice on public benefits including Unemployment Benefits.

Hours of operation are limited Monday - Thursday. More information about legal aid can be found at Oregon Law Help.



For those trying to contact the Oregon Employment department, email is the best way as phone call wait times are averaging over 100 minutes. Anyone with claim status questions should reach out to

If you were denied a claim because you said you were not looking for work at this time, the department has made a fix for that. Continue to file weekly claims. If you were denied because you were self-employed or a 1099 contract worker, please visit the PUC links below.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUC) Information (Oregon)

PUC Application Webpage


For Tribal Members Having Trouble Contacting OED 

If you are having trouble getting through to OED regarding their unemployment insurance claims, please contact both David ( and Teresa Rainey ( at the department.  They will get you routed to the right place to get those claims resolved.  If possible, when you contact David and Teresa please include the following information, which will help OED trouble-shoot the issue:

  • Your full name
  • Customer ID (CID) number if you have it (the format is XX.XXX-XXX-XXX)
  • If you do not have or know your CID, then your address and last four digits of your social security number
  • Good telephone contact number
  • A brief description of what the issue seems to be is useful


Lincoln County Testing Sites and Prescription Delivery Information


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Emergency Hotel Program

"CHANCE has secured some funding from CSC for motel sheltering for medically fragile homeless individuals during this pandemic. Providers working with the client should be making the referrals to CHANCE 541-791-3411 (follow prompts for location Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Lincoln City and Newport) or Homeless clients should NOT call CHANCE directly. If they do, CHANCE will advise them to get a referral from a health care provider or homeless advocate. CSC will not take referrals from anyone for these motels—CHANCE is the point of contact."

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Mental Health Services

If you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, anxiety or depression and need to speak with someone or learn what you can do to combat these feelings, use one of the resources below:

• For Emotional Distress assistance, not related to suicidality, please call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “Talkwithus” to 66746.
• The Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line is a free and confidential resource for all Oregonians who are looking for emotional support. Call 1-800-923-HELP (4357). You do not need to be in mental health crisis to call this line. 
 OHA Crisis Services by County
• For concerns with suicide, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
• Text “TALK” to 741741 to connect with the Crisis Textline
• For Two Spirit LGBTQ+ crises call The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386, or text START to 678678, or check out
• County Crisis Lines or 2-11 in some areas
• We R Native
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak webpage:
• CDC’s Managing Anxiety and Stress during COVID-19 webpage:

Other Resources


COVID-19 Spread Tracker for Oregon

CDC Coronavirus Page

Oregon Heath Authority Coronavirus Page

Sign up for OHA Updates

State of Oregon Coronavirus Website


Shopping Safety for Essentials

Lincoln County Testing and Prescription Delivery

Steps to Prevent the Spread

People at Risk for Coronavirus


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Local Notices

Oregon Wildfires

CTSI Phone Number for those in need of assistance: 541-444-9613

After the Fire | Water Safety Information for Echo Mountain Complex Area

Do not drink, prepare food or wash with tap water until officials say the water source is safe. Contact your water provider or check their website for up-to-date information. Use bottled water until you hear differently from your water system operator.

The delay in more information is due to needing to test the water for volatile organic compounds (VOC).  These occur when plastic piping heats up to a high degree. At this higher temperature, the pipes can release benzenes or other harmful chemicals or gases.

Read the Flyer for more information or visit the Lincoln County website under "Water".
Spanish Flyer

Financial Assistance Available for Wildfire Recovery in Oregon

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has funding available to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners recover from wildfire impacts on private agricultural lands affected by the recent wildfires in Marion, Clackamas, Linn, Lane, Douglas, Jackson, Tillamook, Washington, Yamhill, Lincoln and Josephine. 

View the flyer for more information


Other Resources

FEMA Approves Lincoln County for Oregon Direct Temporary Housing Solutions. To be eligible for Direct Temporary Housing assistance, you must be registered with FEMA and reside in a county that has been designated for individual assistance. For more information, read through the linked PDF. To register, visit or call 800-621-3362.

 How to Appeal a FEMA Disaster Assistance Decision (English PDF) (Spanish PDF)

 Oregon Wildfires Myth vs. Fact: Know How to Spot Fraud and Scam Artists (English PDF) (Spanish PDF

 Lincoln County Recovery Update Packet 10/21 

 Lincoln County Fire Damage and Recovery Resources 

 FEMA (Federal) Assistance for Individuals Affected by Wildfires

  Oregon Association of Realtors (OAR) has a Wildfire Relief Fund available to qualifying Oregon residents who have lost their home to the Oregon Wildfire Disaster. Deadline is December 15, 2020. For more information and an application, visit this link.

• If your small business has been impacted by these fires, you can apply for federal disaster loans through the Small Business Administration. Email the following address for assistance:

• USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Western Wildfires 

• The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is issuing some tax filing relief for Oregonians impacted by these fires. Find out if you qualify for assistance here

 View the Oregon Wildfire Resources page

 Oregon Office of Emergency Management page 

 American Red Cross of the Cascades - Resources

  After the Fire: Safely Managing Ash and Debris

 Tips on Protecting Yourself When Returning After the Fire

 Well Tips during a Fire Emergency

 Wildfire Insurance Resources

 Filing a Homeowner Claim After a Fire


Keep up to date on the Lincoln County website, including the Interactive Map.

 View Updates on the Oregon Department of Forestry Facebook page and the Lincoln County Oregon Emergency Facebook page

 Oregon Smoke Information 

Property Status Checks | Media Release - 9.13.20 - Lincoln County, OR (6 PM)

Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers announced that deputies will begin offering status checks on properties in the area that remains closed to the Echo Mountain Complex Fire. General access to the affected areas continues to be limited due to hazardous and unpredictable conditions.

Residents can phone the county’s call center, 541-265-0621, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week. Callers will be asked to provide the following information:

Address (any helpful information in locating the residence- many street signs and address markers are destroyed).
Phone number
Anyone missing from the location, including name, age, phone number
Any animals at location

Requests can also be made by filling out this form online:

Deputies will make checks as time permits, and there may be long delays in callbacks. Deputies will only be able to provide basic information about a structure or damage and are not capable of determining if a structure is safe to enter or is habitable.  Deputies will call the number provided and relay the status to the resident.  If there is no answer, the deputies will leave a message.  If the phone has no voicemail box or the deputy is otherwise unable to leave a message, no further attempts will be made.

Sheriff Landers said: “We understand the anxiety of not knowing the condition of your property and want to get you answers as soon as we safely can.” 

Complete Burn Ban For Lincoln County


Read the Notice from the Lincoln County Fire Defense Board Here.

Ready, Set, Go | Oregon Evacuation Levels 

View the document here.

Apply Now for Siletz Tribal Head Start

Apply now for your child to attend our Head Start program.  We have classrooms in Siletz, Lincoln City, Salem and Portland.  

We give a preference for enrollment to children who are Native American, but you do not have to be Native American in order to attend our Head Start program.  

Our program offers round-trip transportation, 2 meals each class day, structured learning activities to support children’s school readiness skills, health screenings, family events, parent training, and services to support family success. 

To apply, call us at 1-800-922-1399 or 541-444-2450 and ask for Head Start. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider 

Notices and Events

CTSI Summer Read Team

The summer read team has been extended! Jump into summer learning and sign up today!

• Free Books for Students and Families
• Weekly Virtual Meet Ups with Other Students and CTSI Staff
• Groups for all ages, Pre-K to 12th Grade
• Prepare for Oregon Battle of the Books

Every Wednesday at 4:00 PM through November (subject to change).

To Sign Up
Call: 1-541-270-1909

View the Summer Read Team Flyer

Registration Form

Upcoming Calendar Events

Health Comm. Meeting

December 7, 2020
1:15 PM

Christmas Program - Siletz Area

December 9, 2020
6:00 PM

Siletz News Deadline

December 10, 2020

SpTC Gaming

December 10, 2020
9:00 AM

CEDARR Meeting

December 10, 2020
5:00 PM