News Stories Jun. 15, 2018

This year’s Camp Naimuma, a youth culture camp, is coming up July 20-24 at the HeHe Campground. It’s open to boys and girls in third through eighth grades.  There is a packet that needs to be completed by July 18th that parents need to complete and a checklist of items kids need to bring with them. You can get that packet at the Culture and Heritage office or by emailing Deanie Smith, which is Deanie dot Smith at WS Tribes dot org – she can email those forms to you. Space is limited to the first 50 girls and 50 boys who sign up.

The Veterans Pow Wow Open Men’s Basketball Tournament is this weekend in Warm Springs and there are 21 teams on the bracket. It’s a double elimination tourney will have games at the Community Center and the Old Elementary School gym. Games are start at 6:00.

This weekend is the Chiefs for Recovery Youth Clinic and Rodeo at the Warm Springs Rodeo Grounds. They rodeo clinic is on Saturday at 9am. The Jackpot Rodeo is Sunday. Each kids event has an added $75 to the purse. And, they will have a special event added by Dry Creek Boys – a 2+1 wild horse race, winner takes all. Talk to Aldo Garcia for more information.

Here are some recent updates given to Warm Springs Tribal Council. Chief Operations Officer Alyssa Macy told Council that the Agency Longhouse is in need of a new fire suppression system, lights and windows. The Tribe is working on finding ways to fund the work.  This follows efforts that were completed recently to remove asbestos and lead paint and decontaminate methamphetamine residue in the building. There are also reported to be numerous Housing Authority units closed due to meth contamination, as are the Elmer Quinn Park restrooms. Also in the COO’s report were updates on the remodeled Vern Jackson Home which is now used for transitional housing for families working with the Children’s Protective Services.  More downtown project meetings will be scheduled in various locations soon. And, the new ball fields and Warm Springs Veterans Memorial Park have drawn the interest of the National Guard in Idaho, Bruce Irwin, Community Development director added to the report.  Both of the projects have secured funding and work on both could be done in the summer of 2019, according to Irwin.