KWSO News for 9/6/19

Off-reservation General Buck Deer Rifle season opens tomorrow (9/7/19) and Warm Springs Tribal Hunters are reminded to make sure you have your tags.  This year hunting tags are available online at or you can still go to the Branch of Natural Resources office for a paper tag.  Tag and Bag limits: For off-reservation Include two mule deer tags with three in possession limit.  On reservation Buck Deer Rifle season runs September 28th thru October 31st this year.

The Office of Special Trustee reported to Tribal Council this past Tuesday about the Warm Springs Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.  For Warm Springs – offers were made to 766 people with 192 accepting those offers.  That was an acceptance rate of 25% for a total of 1350 acres purchased.

At the Madras White Buffalo home football game on September 27th – Distinguished Alumni will be honored and inducted into the school’s hall of fame.  The program, which is in it’s 3rd year, is designed to inspire students to pursue their dreams with the inductees all one time students at Madras High School who have gone on to achievements beyond Central Oregon.  Honorees this year include Tommy Tucker who served in the US Army 101st Airborne and was killed in action in the Iraq War in 2006.   Tucker graduated in 1999.  Class of 1955’s Jarold Ramsey was an English Professor at Rochester University in New York with a specialty in Native American Literature, in retirement he’s been involved with the Jefferson County Historical Society.  Dan Ahern recently retired as a Circuit Court Judge – he graduated in 1977.  Dr. Antonio Pena left high school in 1982 and went on to the University of Washington and has practiced medicine in Arizona and Texas and now is in private practice with his brother  who was inducted into the Madras Alumni Hall of Fame  in its inaugural year.  Rounding out this year’s nominees is Warm Springs Tribal member Dr. Shilo Tippett who graduated with the class of 1991.  She earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University and worked in Seattle with the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center before returning to Central Oregon to practice.  There will be a student assembly on September 27th with those being honored as well as recognition at the football game in Stampede Stadium that evening.

Tonight White Buffalo football is on the road at McLoughlin/Griswold this Friday Night playing in their 3A Special District – first game of the season.   Tomorrow – White Buffalo Volleyball plays at the Cascade Tournament and  Cross Country participates in the Cowboy Invitational  in Prineville

Yesterday Boys Varsity soccer beat Crook County 6-2 – earlier in the week they downed Sisters 8-1.