KWSO News Thu., Dec. 27, 2018

In a statement posted on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs website – information required by the EPA was shared about the Warm Springs water system in October.  It reads:

The report is also posted on the Tribes’ Facebook page.

Applications are being accepted for Master Food Preserver volunteer training for 2019. Oregon State University Service Extension offices are recruiting volunteers to participate in food safety and preservation training on Wednesdays, in April and May at the OSU Extension/Deschutes County office at the Fairgrounds in Redmond. The program fee is $75.00.  After an interview and acceptance into the program, trainees will receive an extensive resource notebook with the current, most reliable methods for preserving food safely at home. Master Food Preserver volunteer trainees agree to spend 48 hours helping local residents learn how to handle and preserve food safely during the food preservation season.   You can apply by email, mail or in person.

Lori Anderson, the BIA superintendent for the Warm Springs Agency reports that the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Central Office has decided that all functions will be shut down during the lapse in funding.  The Warm Springs Roads Maintenance Department and Facilities Maintenance department will be utilized on an on call basis.  All remaining employees are on furlough, including the Superintendent.  The Regional Office has delegated one Superintendent in the Region, as the designated Superintendent, that individual is David Shaw, Superintendent, Yakima Agency.

There’s basketball here in Warm Springs today too. The 55th Annual Warm Springs Indian Men’s Holiday Basketball Tournament gets underway with the first game at 4:00 featuring Team Flight vs. Chi-Hills; at 5:30 the Tribesmen take on the Northwest Hoopers; Medicine Society plays Warm Springs at 7:00; and Ish-Gee-Looksh will face United Tribes at 8:30.

The Warm Springs Senior Citizen Home Repair Program will help elders, 60 years and over, who own their home, with chimney cleaning services. They need elders to be signed up by this Friday. Contact the Senior Wellness Program, 553-3313 – they will need name, physical address and a good contact number. Once the cleaning is scheduled, they stress that it is very important that a fire is not built in the stove that day.