KWSO News for Mon. 8/5/19

Construction is this week on pressure reducing valves  in five stations in the Warm Springs water distribution system.  To accomplish this work – water will need to be turned off at each station – while the work is being done.  This will result in low water pressure and water outages.   Today they will be working on the Forestry/Industrial Park Station. Water was shut off at 5 am.  Today areas impacted area Tommie Street (Upper Dry Creek) and the Industrial Park area including all Forestry Buildings. The anticipated outage will last about 12 hours.

Tomorrow they will work on the Catholic Church station – impacting Miller Heights and the entirety of the campus area.   Wednesday is the  – George Street station.  Areas impacted will be Upper Dry Creek, Forestry/Industrial Park, Miller Heights, residents on Mecca Flat Road (above Casino), homes along Highway 26 west of the Casino. This may also impact the campus area.  Thursday they will work on the– West Hills & Greeley Heights stations

The boil water notice remains in effect until further notice for all of the Warm Springs Agency area including Kah-nee-ta, Wolfe Point, Sunnyside, Upper Dry Creek, Miller Heights, Campus area, West Hills, Tenino Valley, Tenino Apartments, Elliott Heights, Senior Housing, Trailer Courts, and Greeley Heights.

The Warm Springs K thru 8 Academy is hosting a summer school starting next Monday for all Kindergarten students and selected 1st thru 8th grade students who should have received a letter of invitation in the mail.  Kindergarten families are encouraged to register your child for summer school to help give them a head start on school this fall.   Summer school registrations are available now at the Culture & Heritage Department and here at KWSO.  The deadline is this Thursday for getting registrations turned in.

Kindergarten Registration packets to enroll in the Warm Springs K-8 Academy do need to be completed before students can attend school Enrollment Packets are available at KWSO and at the the school district office in Madras.  Call 475-6192 if you have any questions.  Kindergarten families should get their 5 year olds enrolled this week.

Summer school runs August 12th thru the 23rd.  Kindergarten classes are 9-12:30 and the 1st thru 8th summer school is 9-3.  There is no school the week of August 26th.  The Warm Springs Back to School BBQ is 4-6 PM on Thursday August 29th.  And then the regular school year starts on Tuesday September 3rd.


A little extra effort can save money and reduce our contributions to climate change. That’s the message behind a week-long campaign encouraging Oregonians to hang dry their laundry.  Oregon solar advocates have calculated just how much electricity goes into drying a load of laundry in a clothes dryer.  According to Joe Wachunas with Solar Oregon, It’s about 3 kilowatt hours per load.  Wachunas says it takes “about a pound of coal to create on kilowatt hour of electricity, and coal is a big provider of our electricity across the country.”   Hang drying clothes is an easy way to save that energy while reducing the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change, he says.  His group is asking people to hang dry their laundry this week and post photos to social media.  If everyone in the U.S. avoided clothes dryers, Wachunas says, it would cut 1 to 2 percent of electricity usage.

A Volleyball Fundamentals camp is being offered in Warm Springs for Middle School and High School athletes.  The camp will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5:30-7pm at the Warm Springs Youth Center Gym.  For more information – talk to James Sam or Mike Holyan.

Madras High School fall sports practices will get underway the week of August 19th.  Some Camps are scheduled for next week.