KWSO News for 11/22/19

With the Thanksgiving week coming up fast the Environmental Health & Sanitation department in Warm Springs has an updated schedule for next week. If your trash is picked up on Monday or Tuesday, it will be picked up on Monday only. If your trash is picked up on Wednesday or Thursday, it will be picked up on Tuesday only. If your trash is picked up on Thursday or Friday, it will be picked up on Wednesday only.  Sanitation drivers will be off on Thursday and Friday.  Be sure to share this with Friends and family.

For Employees of the Tribe, today is the last day you can submit paperwork for supplemental insurance and Group Health Insurance through Health Comp.  You can enroll online for your supplemental insurance at Contact Human Resources for your username and password. If you have the Tribes Group Health Insurance through Health Comp, you are required to fill out an “Other Insurance” Questionnaire.   A form should have been emailed to you.  Please complete it and return it via email to They need to be turned in by the end of today.

With November being Native American Heritage Month, Central Oregon Community College has one last event they are hosting. This evening they will have Warm Springs Hip Hop Artist Blue Flamez performing at the Bend Campus starting at 6pm. The event is free and open to the Public. For more information you can call 541-318-3782.

In case you didn’t know: Native Hip Hop Performer Supaman is on his Prayers Up Tour and he will be at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy today. There will be 2 student assemblies for students only and then a Community Presentation at 4pm, for family and community members to attend.

KWSO is conducting a listener survey to get feedback about adding 5 minute NPR (National Public Radio) newcasts weekday mornings. With more Americans increasingly getting news from social media and news apps as well as TV, KWSO is interested in filling the gap in availability of national and world news for the Warm Springs Community and we are looking for your feedback. There is an online survey that you can access by going to

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 help by contributing 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 December 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).

In College Football Action tomorrow Number 6 Oregon is hoping to avoid a letdown against Arizona State with a College Football Playoff spot still in reach. The Ducks remained at No. 6 in the latest standings after clinching the PAC-12 North last week. A loss to the Sun Devils on Saturday night would all but knock the Ducks out of the playoff picture. Game starts at 4:30pm. The Beavers will be heading to Washington State to take on the Cougars, hoping to get the victory to make them bowl eligible, kick off is at 6pm. In Local Sports: the Warm Springs K-8 Boys Basketball hosted Crook County yesterday. The 7th Grade Boys won 42-37, high scorers were Jayden Esquiro with 17 points and Isaiah Florendo with 12. 8th Grade Eagles won 56-54, their high scorers were Skytus Smith with 21 points, Gunner Bailey with 18 and Seneca Ball with 17 points.