KWSO News for 9/13/19

Columbia River Zone 6 fall season Treaty Fishing has Scaffold and hook & line fishing open until further notice.   A commercial salmon gillnet fishery has been set.  It opens at 6 am, Monday, September 16th and closes at 6 pm, Wednesday, September 18th.

Warm Springs Nation Little League will be electing new board members at a meeting on Monday September 23rd.  Board Positions include: President, Vice President, Player agents for both Softball and Baseball, Secretary, Treasurer, Safety Officer, Information Officer, Concessions Manager & Umpire in Chief.  Background checks are done on all Little League Volunteers.  The location of the meeting has yet to be determined. The meeting is open to all community members.

Madras White Buffalo Football hosts LaPine tonight at Stampede Stadium for their first home contest this year.  Head Coach Kurt Taylor expects a hard hitting physical contest – but in general feels like the Buffs are ready to compete.  Kick off for tonight’s game is at 7.  For those who can’t be there – you can tune into KWSO to hear the action.  The pregame show which will feature the complete interview with coach Taylor will start at 6:50 tonight here on 91.9 FM.  You can also listen online at

The Warm Springs Community Action Team is hosting a training on Public Contracting for interested business owners on Friday October 4th from 8:30-2:30pm.  They will over Registering as a Business, Business Plan, Capability Statement & Lending.  There will also be an overview of the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity.  his is the first class in a 2 class series on Public Contracting.  You can register online – (

Candidate filing for Oregon offices on the May 19, 2020 Primary Election opened yesterday. We will be voting for President, US Senator, and US Representative. Oregon offices up for a vote include Secretary of State, State Treasurer, and Attorney General. Sixteen of Oregon’s thirty State Senator seats will be on the ballot and all sixty State Representative seats will be up for election. We will also vote on members of the Oregon Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Circuit Court. Twenty-one county District Attorney positions will also be voted upon. There will also be local offices and measures that will appear on your ballot.

Unfortunately, recent elections have not had very many people run which means voters have not had much to choose from. In the 2018 primary, for example, 91.7% of State Representative seats did not provide any choices as either no one filed to run or only one person filed. The State Senate seats were not much better with 85.1%.  The Oregon Secretary of State encourages citizens to consider running for office. Here is a full list of offices that will be voted on in 2020