KWSO News Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Compensation & Benefits program reminds Tribal and Enterprise employees that today is the deadline to sign up for or make changes for 2019 health care, any supplemental benefits and the Flexible Spending plan.  If you have any questions, stop by or call the Comp & Benefits office at 541-553-3391.

Today was the grand opening of the “Tananawit” Holiday Pop-Up Shop on Highway 26 in the old Warm Springs Gift Shop & Information Center by the Deschutes River Bridge.   It is the first big effort, for the new non-profit, to establish a location for shoppers to see a vairety of items.   The Pop-Up location has potential for success with the volume of traffic on Highway 26, and with it being the holiday season for gifts.   iteTananáwit, a Community of Warm Springs Artists, is a community-based organization whose mission is to provide educational and economic development opportunities by empowering our people and building knowledge and understanding of traditional and contemporary Native art of the Columbia River Plateau.

The Warm Springs Toy Drive, organized by the Health & Human Services Branch and Fire Management will accept donations of unwrapped toys through today.  On Monday (12/17/18) – volunteers will be wrapping presents and grouping them together for families.  For anyone who completed a Toy Drive application – deliveries will be made on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.