There are moments in history when we tell the stories of where we were when we heard the news; the moon landing, when Mt St. Helens erupted, Johnny Carson’s last Tonight Show and Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech. Today, for the Chehalis Tribe this will be another one of those times. On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Daniel “Bones” Gleason has decided to turn the page to the next chapter in his story and enter retirement. The name Bones is synonymous with the Chehalis Tribe in, not only the surrounding region, but also all of Indian country.
Talking Cedar, Chehalis Tribal Enterprise’s (CTE) latest project featuring a distillery-brewery-restaurant, is nearing completion. The project broke ground in April 2019 and was scheduled to be completed this spring. COVID-19 has delayed our completion, but we anticipate opening for business this summer.
The restaurant will have 200 seats and provide upscale pub food alongside beer and spirits. Talking Cedar is part of CTE’s continuing economic development programs, which creates job opportunities for tribal members.
Since Wednesday, March 18th:
• Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center (CTWC) will be for sick/urgent care visits only. To limit your exposure to possible COVID-19, if we are able to manage your concerns from home, we will make every effort to do that so please call the clinic first.
• If anyone is sick with cough or cold symptoms, we are requesting that you call the clinic FIRST for additional instructions.
• When you arrive for your visit, a staff member will greet you at the door to ask you several screening questions, some families will be asked to remain in their vehicles where an exam can be conducted. This is in an effort to protect you, the community, and our staff by limiting the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate your support.
• Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center will attempt to address chronic medical needs by telehealth to the extent we are able during this time.