WS Ventures Board Chair Pamela Keo Douglas has an update on the Cannabis project. The Hemp grow has been taken out of abeyance and the cannabis team will continue planning setup of a grow operation. The newly appointed Ventures Board of Directors met on October 24th and voted to continue with the hemp plan and grow pending the issuance of the USDA Interim Final Rule, which issued the final rule on October 29th. The tribe has submitted the plan for Hemp Production to USDA for review and approval. The USDA has 60 days to take action on the plan submitted by the tribe. The Board also reported that in order to receive funding following the supplemental budget process, the enterprise must have its own bank account, which they are pursuing with local and credit union banking options.
The Warm Springs IHS pharmacy staff wants to remind the community that the Clinic will be closed on Monday Nov 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day. There is a planned IHS wide network outage on Friday the 8th which could limit or delay the pharmacy’s ability to fill prescriptions that day as well. To avoid delays or problems in picking up your medication refills over the holiday weekend, check your medications and order your refills before Thursday the 7th. If you have any questions, call the clinic at 541-553-1196.
The Snoqualmie Tribe announced Friday that it’s buying the land surrounding Snoqualmie Falls, and the nearby hotel for one hundred twenty-five [m] million dollars. The falls are sacred to the tribe, and the land above the falls is their traditional burial site. Reporter Eilis O’Neill has more…
In Sports: College Football action Saturday saw the 7th Ranked Ducks go to Southern Cal. After falling down 10-0 after the 1st Quarter, the Ducks took the game over going up 28-17 at halftime before flying to a 56-24 victory over the Trojans. In other high scoring action, Oregon State traveled to Arizona and came out with a 56-38 victory over the Wildcats, led by QB Jake Luton’s 3 TD passes.
In Local Sports: The Madras White Buffaloes Football went to Salem Academy for their final regular season game of the year. Led by Treyvon Easterling’s 149 yards rushing and 5 TD’s, the Buffs trampled the Crusaders 49-7, holding Salem Academy to under a hundred yards of total offense. Next up for Madras: Playoff action round 1this coming Friday, a trip to Rainier, who won the State Championship last year. Game time is at 7pm. This past Saturday, WS Tribal Members Timo Hisatake and Tyler Smith suited up for the Redsides of South Wasco County and took the field against the Joseph Eagles in the 6 man championship game and came out with the victory over the defending champs 19-6.