News Stories Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

Recent demolition of old structures on the Warm Springs Campus have folks wondering what the next steps are in redeveloping the area into a downtown retail and mixed use space.   A public meeting will be held next Tuesday (2/20/18) at the Youth Center gym where an  update will be given on continuing demolition needs plus a review of past, present and future use and plans.  The meeting will be held from 4-6pm.  You can learn more about information that will be shared by reading this week’s edition of the Spilyay Tymoo (

The Warm Springs Land Buy Back Program has established their office at the Warm Springs Media Center.  Randy Scott is coordinating the program.  Last week in Tribal Council there was discussion about the Department of Interior Office of Appraisal Services fair market value calculations for more than 340 tracts on the reservation.  The mailing out of offers may be delayed while land value discussions continue.  There are more than 300 eligible allottees for Warm Springs.  The Land Buy Back program allows Tribes to consolidate land holdings.

Parents in an Oregon school district stormed the district office after learning there would be no school parties for Valentine’s Day. The Register-Guard reports parents repeatedly yelled at members of the Bethel School Board in Eugene, forcing them to call off Monday’s meeting. District officials have said that organized holiday parties often end up excluding children whose parents don’t have the means to buy valentines

The OSAA State Wrestling Championship starts tomorrow (2/16/18) at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.  The Madras White Buffalo will be represented by Thomas LeClaire at 170 pounds and Harrison Manu in the 195 pound bracket.  This will be Manu’s third trip to state but LeClaire’s first.  Both young men are seniors this year.

The Big Sky Conference Basketball Championship Tournament is tomorrow and Saturday at Madras High School.  The first game is tomorrow (2/16/18) at 3pm and the South Wasco County Redsides Girls play at 6pm.