KWSO News 4/17/19

During the recent Boil Water Notice in Warm Springs, 7200 gallons of water was donated to provide to households in need. As of Tuesday, Warm Springs Emergency Manager Dan Martinez reported that about 4700 gallons were given out to the Warm Springs K-8 Academy and to community members and workers.

Pacific Power is bringing more efficient and effective smart meters to residential and business customers in Central Oregon, replacing thousands of aging electric meters throughout the spring and summer. About 76,000 new meters will be installed in Bend, Culver, Madras, Metolius, Powell Butte, Prineville, Redmond, Terrebonne, and Warm Springs. The installations are set to begin the week of April 29 and will continue through early fall. The new smart meters will: Instantly track outages, let customers view their power usage hour-by-hour, provide businesses with detailed usage reporting and, update the grid to work more efficiently and better integrate renewable power sources. Access to daily energy usage information will be available to customers via a secure website. The near real-time energy usage information will let customers better understand what is driving their electric bills.

Congratulations to Warm Springs K-8 Academy 6th graders who were named to the honor roll for the third quarter: Jessie Bobb, Izacc Torres, Aiden Brunoe, James Napyer, Annalese Brisbois James, Grace Selam Van Pelt, Henry Crooked Arm, Julia Wolfe, Kobe Baez Figueroa, Kora Yahtin, Kurtis Boise Jr., Darius Squiemphen, Sophia Medina, Melina Cochran and Kera Lawrence. These sixth graders received High Honors: Chamille Smith, Matthew Smith, Diego Arthur, Adison Goodlance, Kaylyani Estimo, Bianca Plazola, Trecee Graybael and Brian Tulee. And earning highest honors from sixth grade: Serenity Bisland, Floyd Crawford, Kadance Pettibone, Alexxis Spino and Kyra Tohet.

Let’s recognize these Warm Springs K-8 Academy 7th graders who were named to the honor roll for the third quarter: Kahmussa Greene, Anna Marie Johnson, Ryanna Thomas, Phillip Arthur, Chiara Jensen, Carmen Jimenez Orozco, Terianna Heath, Alosha Wainanwit Sohappy, Ivan Goodlance, Joseph Miller, Keith Charley III, Sally Medina and Lucius Medina Smith. These seventh graders received High Honors: Ivory Ascencio, Seneca Ball, Carlicia Dixon, Dasan Begay, Latrell VanPelt Graybael, Angeles Antunez, Kera Tortalita, Makaiyah Gardner, Talise Wapsheli, Charlene White, Sirita Wallulatum VanPelt, Chavondria Thompson, Noelani Kalama, RicoDave Perez Greene, Skytus Smith, Yesenia Collins, Jocelyn Greene, Rylan Davis and Sasha Esquiro. And, earning highest honors from seventh grade: Aurelius Jones and Kalyn Leonard.

These Warm Springs K-8 Academy 8th grade students were named to the Honor Roll for the third quarter: Lorraine Tulee, Noalani Harry, Mikayla Jimboy, Waurica Miller, Alexa Martinez, Taiyena Scott Pedraza, Amare LeClaire Jones, Krysta Jack Melvin, Sebastian Bisland, Elisella Torres, Arellya Scott, Yvonne Greene and Esmerelda Orozco. And, earning high honors from eighth grade: Gunner Herkshan Jr., Aradonna Cochran, Ronald Kalama, Inez Bradley, Isaiah Waphheli, Cassandra Brown Heath and Caroline Hintsatake.

The group that sets limits for commercial, recreational and tribal salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest wrapped up their work Tuesday at a meeting in Northern California.  The Pacific Fisheries Management Council bases the limits on salmon run projections up and down the coast. While the chinook salmon catch will be slightly lower than last year, the coho fishery in Washington and Northern Oregon will be much improved. Recreational anglers will benefit most from this.  The Council also started work on rebuilding plans for five Northwest fish runs considered to be “overfished.” Butch Smith, a charter fisherman who works with the Council, says ‘overfishing’ doesn’t necessarily mean too many fish have been caught. It could be due to drought or a reason of many environmental effects. The “overfished” runs include Klamath and Sacramento River fall Chinook and Snohomish River coho. Over the next few months, the council will determine if fishing limits should be adjusted next year to help increase the number of salmon.