News Stories for Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

The VFW Elliott Palmer Post 4217 is looking for students to enter one of the VFW’s National Essay Competitions. The Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay Competition is open to students in grades 9-12 and the top prize is a $30,000 Scholarship. The theme is “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” The Patriot’s Pen Patriotic Essay Writing contest is open to 6th through 8th grade students with a Grand Prize of $5,000. Its theme is “America’s Gift to My Generation.” The deadline for both is October 31st.  For entry information and details, contact the Warm Springs VFW Post – their phone number is 541-553-3025. You can also email

The Warm Springs K-8 Academy’s Open House yesterday had a great turnout. K8 Principal and School Superintendent Ken Parshall is excited about the support families are showing for students and education. There will be family engagement nights held monthly at the K8 – watch for you student’s monthly newsletters and announcements for upcoming events at the Warm Springs K8 Academy.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for killing a federally-protected gray wolf in Central Oregon. The carcass was found on April 23 about 20 miles northwest of Klamath Falls on the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Wolves in the western two-thirds of Oregon are under federal protection and on the U.S. Endangered Species List. Wolves in Eastern Oregon are no longer federally protected. Because of that federal protection, the federal agency is offering the reward. However, shooting a wolf without permission is also a criminal act under state wolf regulations. The Oregon State Police and the USFWS are investigating. The OSP TIP line is 800-452-7888. Callers may remain anonymous.