KWSO News Oct. 10, 2018

A geotechnical engineer in Oregon says she’s pleased that Congress is working on legislation to bolster preparedness for earthquakes. Allison Pyrch [perch] of Portland is a former president of the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She says there are many parts of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act to appreciate. Pyrch says the bill also educates people on how to best prepare for a quake’s aftermath…

The Senate has passed a version co-sponsored by Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. The House will review it against its own version.

The Jefferson County School District board of directors started their Tuesday evening session with a tour of the Museum at Warm Springs.  After the tour the school board met at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy for a regular session. The meeting opened with the Student Spotlight recognition. Warm Springs students from the K-8 Academy and Madras High School who made a strong showing on recent statewide testing were recognized.  Warm Springs K-8 Academy students are:  Armando Becerra Jr., Sebastian Bisland, John Buffalo Ball Jr., Audriyona Gilbert, Ramon Greene, Caroline Hintsatake, Azure Hoptowit, Zoe Kollen, Ambrose Napyer Smith, Edward Siers, Davin Slockish, Riyah Stacona, Kylen Stevens, LaRhia Stevens, Dustin Tanewasha, Sirita Wallulatum VanPelt, Isaiah VanPelt and Gavin Williams. The high school students are: Samiakin Allen, Amaya Bisland, Thalia Culpus, Kahne Herkshan, Perry Isadore, Jackson Aiden, Mary Olney, Klandra Smith, Killian Smith and Jalaney Suppah. The Language program and school district also presented Native Language Certificates. Read all about the visit in the new Spilyay Tymoo newspaper coming out today.

Chemawa Indian School will be coming to Culver this Friday for an evening football matchup. We got a call this morning asking for us to call out to all Chemawa Alumni to show up to support the Braves. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. Friday.