KWSO News 4/4/19

Construction has begun on a spray park project in Madras. According to the Madras Pioneer, the project is expected to be completed before Madras’ Fourth of July Celebration. The spray park will be located on the C Street side of Sahalee Park and will have around nine aquatic play features.

Neighbor Impact’s weatherization program provides free weatherization services to eligible low income clients in Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes counties and on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs reservation. Additional funding is currently available for Native American households. Clients can be renters or homeowners and live in mobile homes or stick built homes. Services could include insulation, sealing, health and safety repairs and replacement of inefficient appliance. To see if you quality you can call 541-316-2034 or email

Today is Election Day in Warm Springs and voters will decide who will serve on the 28th Tribal Council. Voting is from 8am until 8pm at three locations – the Community Center, Seekseequa Fire Hall and Simnasho Longhouse. If you are an eligible voter in Warm Springs, please be sure to get to one of these locations to cast you ballot today.

The 30th Annual Honor Senior Day in Warm Springs has been set for May 10th at the Agency Longhouse. They invite everyone to attend and celebrate with the seniors. And, if you want to be on theme – wear your boots, chaps and cowboy hats! Registration for seniors begins at 9am. Volunteers are always needed for the big day – get a hold of the Warm Springs Senior Program if you would like to help out.

Two Oregon Tribes were awarded grants on Wednesday to support crime victims in their communities. The Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime awarded nearly $400,000 to the Klamath Tribe to enhance its services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex trafficking and dating violence. The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe was awarded over $700,000 dollars to offer longer term transitional housing to families and individuals while they receive restorative services. The grants are supported by the Crime Victims Fund, a repository of federal criminal fines, fees and special assessments. The fund includes zero tax dollars.

Youth ages 16–18 are being recruited to work on the Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps Crews this summer.  They have positions to fill in Warm Springs, Madras, Prineville, and several other locations. They are looking for crew members and adult crew leaders. Get details and apply at The deadline is May 1st.