KWSO News 8/21/19

A celebration for Warm Springs Graduates is planned for tomorrow from 5:30-7:30pm at the Museum at Warm Springs. All high school, trade school and college graduates and their families are asked to attend and be recognized.

SEATTLE (AP) — To honor the National Parks System’s 103rd birthday, both it and the Washington State Parks system are giving free admission. The Seattle Times reports single-day visitors to any state park on Sunday, Aug. 25, won’t need a Discover Pass to park. The pass costs $30 a year or $10 a day. The 2011 law that created the Discover Pass system also directed the state parks system to offer as many as 12 free days per year. After Sunday, two free days remain in 2019: Saturday, Sept. 28, which is National Public Lands Day, and Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

PORTLAND, Ore. – From salmon to Crater Lake to Smokey Bear, an array of Oregon specialty license plates have helped drivers show their support and raised funds for a variety of causes. Next up could be a license plate featuring a mule deer, Mount Hood and a message: “Watch for Wildlife.” The Oregon DMV has approved a plate design proposed by the Oregon Wildlife Foundation. The specialty plate voucher costs a $40 surcharge when ordered, and at each renewal, along with regular title, registration and plate fees. The foundation said it has to sell 3,000 vouchers before DMV will put the specialty plate into production.  You can buy a voucher and find more information at

Community members are invited to take part in 2 Buti Yoga classes with Master Instructor Acosia Red Elk from the Umatilla Tribe. Classes will be held on Monday, August 26th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm and Tuesday, August 27th, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Both classes will be held at the Community Center Aerobics Room.

A Hunter Noack Concert “In A Landscape” will return to Warm Springs on September 5th. It will take place an hour before sunset on the P600, Trout Lake Road. The Community Action Team is looking for vendors of all kinds for the event. They ask that you sign up by August 30th. Tribal members also need to register to get free admission. There are very limited spots. Vendors should contact Emily Courtney, to register talk to Dustin Seyler.