KWSO News for 12/12/19

Warm Springs Recreation held there Christmas Car Light Parade last night. Your very own Community Radio Station placed 3rd in the Organization category. Leora Strong got 1st place for the Community Category.  We will try to get the rest of the results later, but keep in mind, this is the time of year for holiday events, and tonight the Warm Springs K-8 Academy along with Warm Springs Early childhood education will have a Family Craft night at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy starting at 5pm. Then the Christmas Bazaar at the Warm Springs community center kicks off this Saturday at 10am with local artists and vendors selling their artwork and offering local food.

For those of you travelers who need to be on the road, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Northern Oregon Cascades until Noon tomorrow. According to the Bend Bulletin 15-30 inches of snow is expected to fall above 4500 feet with the heaviest snow accumulations above 5000 feet in elevation. Travel could be difficult to impossible on the mountain highways and for those on the road, you are encouraged to keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicles in case of emergency.  According to traction tires or chains are required on highway 26, they report spots of ice from the Warm Springs Junction all the way up to Government camp.

Farmers in Central Oregon are getting a little bit of help with the launch of a sponsorship program called Adopt a Farmer, which was launched by Central Oregon Locavore, a non-profit in Bend. According to The Locavore marketplace is not designed to generate any profits, but to provide a venue for local farmers to sell their product for a living wage, and ensure that the community has access to their products at an affordable price. U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show Oregon’s agriculture and food industry makes up at least 13% of all Oregon Sales. That’s an estimated $50 billion. And yet, the local farming culture depends on the community support to stay alive. Katie Funk, who works at the Locavore store, said from the buyer’s standpoint, it is important to know where your food is coming from. To learn more about Central Oregon Locavore and the Adopt a Farmer program, visit their website at

In Local Sports: Warm Springs K-8 Boys Basketball hosted Obsidian Middle School Yesterday. 7th Grade boys lost 48-35, high scorers for them were James Napyer with 19 points and Erik Williams with 7. 8th Grade boys won their game 53-41, led by Gunner Bailey with 17 points and Seneca Ball adding 14 points. The Warm Springs K-8 Boys Basketball is back in action today as they travel over to Jefferson County Middle School, games starting at 3:45pm.