KWSO News for 11/15/19

Tananáwit, a Community of Warm Springs Artists, Is now recruiting local contemporary & traditional artists, craftspeople & artisans to expand their membership as they are close to 100 members. This community-based organization began as a project of the Warm Springs Community Action team and has grown to become its own 501c3 non-profit organization. As a member of Tananawit, you get access to workshops and mentoring, communication about activities and quarterly artist newsletters and more.  For those of you interested, you can contact Emily Courtney, the Arts Business & Marketing Specialist at the Warm Springs Community Action Team, at 541-553-3148.

The Warm Springs Health and Promotion Prevention Initiative (HAPPI) is coordinating items for distribution in December. The Happi Holiday goal is to provide families in need with gifts during the Holiday season. You can contribute any unwrapped items for youth up to 18 years of age to the Tribal Admin Building, Warm Springs Health & Wellness Center, Warm Springs Early Childhood Education, Warm Springs Library (Family Resource Center), GROW Program Office @ 103 Wasco Street or KWSO Radio Station.The deadline to turn in donations is Monday Dec 16th 2019. If your family could use assistance in providing for your children this holiday season, you can complete an application for each child up to 18 years of age. The applications do need to be completed by the legal parent/guardian with physical custody of children who reside on or near the Warm Springs reservation. Completed applications should be turned in at the Warm Springs Library at the Family Resource Center by Friday, December 6th. Gifts will be available to be picked up on Thursday December 19th 9am-7pm and Friday December 20th 12-5pm at the Warm Springs Youth Center Gym (Old Elementary school).

Both parts of Gov. Kate Brown’s ban on flavored vape products are now on hold, with the Court of Appeals putting a stay on flavored cannabis vape products. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Court of Appeals action Thursday came in response to a suit by the Oakland-based company Herban Industries against the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. A ban on flavored nicotine products has been on hold for almost a month. Brown moved to ban all flavored vape products through executive order in October following two deaths from severe lung illnesses connected to vaping. As of Nov. 12, 17 Oregonians have become ill. Nationwide, nearly 2,200 have fallen ill. In assessing the company’s request to halt the ban, the court determined that the OLCC’s ban would likely be overturned after judicial review and that the ban would cause harm to both the company and the public.

A person familiar with the details says Carmelo Anthony is returning to the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers. The 10-time All-Star hasn’t played since a short stint with the Houston Rockets ended a little more than a year ago after just 10 games.

In College Football Action tomorrow, the 6th Ranked Oregon Ducks will host the Arizona Wildcats looking to extend their winning streak and strengthen their hold on the PAC 12 North and push for the Playoffs. Game starts at 7:30pm. The Oregon State Beavers will host the Arizona State Sun Devils at 4:30pm tomorrow, the Beavers are hoping to get a couple more wins to be bowl eligible.

Local Sports: The Warm Springs K-8 Boys Basketball traveled to Obsidian Middle School yesterday. The 7th Grade boys fell 51-32, while the 8th Grade boys squeezed by Obsidian 58-52. Leading scorers for the 8th Grade team were Seneca Ball with 22 points, Gunner Bailey had 16 and Sky Smith produced 15 points.