KWSO News for Tue., Jun. 14, 2022

Fire Season was declared Saturday by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.  All regulations governing any timber industry or other outside activities will be enforced. As fire danger and risk rise, more strict regulations will be implemented.  As the fire danger increases during the declared season the restrictions will follow the regulations covered by the National Fire Danger Rating System, Industrial Fire Precaution Levels and Warm Springs Mobilization and Dispatch plan.  For Warm Springs, effective Saturday – Zone one is in Industrial Fire Precaution Level 1 which is a closed season.  The Northwest and Central Oregon are predicted for another year of drought with high fire danger as the season progresses. With higher temps, lower RH’s, Fuels drying out, and ERC’s on the rise, the Warm Springs fire danger is currently MODERATE.

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Council is currently seeking interested individuals to serve on Enterprise and other Boards and Commissions.  The positions are being advertised until July 8, 2022.  Letters of Interest & a Resume can be dropped off at the Tribal Administration Building or mailed to PO Box 455, Warm Springs, OR  97761.  Please put this to the attention of the Secretary Treasurer/CEO.  A Criminal and Credit Background Check must be completed as well.  For a complete list of the positions available click this LINK

COVID-19 Community Levels continue to be monitored.  The local Warm Springs COVID-19 response team shared a report on Friday reporting 2 new cases, 2 current cases of COVID-19 off the reservation and 5 current cases on the reservation.  Crook, Deschutes and Wasco counties all continue to be in the Medium Risk Level while Jefferson Remains Low at this Time.  Of note, Lane, Douglas and Jackson are the first counties in OR to report HIGH risk level since March timeframe, when Omicron was starting to wane.  When enjoying large gatherings and activities, please continue to use caution.  Get vaccinated and boosted as a preventative measure.

In Sports: The College World Series of Eight has been set. As reported by ESPN, No. 14 Auburn upset No. 3 Oregon State 4-3 to advance. Ole Miss upset No. 11 Southern Miss in 2 games, Arkansas upset No. 10 North Carolina in 2 games, No. 2 Stanford avoided an upset by UConn by winning game 3 10-5, Oklahoma upset No. 4 Virginia Tech in 3 games, No. 5 Texas A&M swept No. 12 Louisville in 2 games, No. 9 Texas advances after beating No. 8 East Carolina in 3 games and the biggest upset of the Super Regionals was Notre Dame taking out No. 1 Tennessee in 3 games to advance to the College World Series, which begins on Friday with Oklahoma and No. 5 Texas A&M kicking off game 1 followed by Notre Dame against No. 9 Texas. On Saturday Game 3 will have Arkansas taking on No. 2 Stanford followed by Ole Miss against No. 14 Auburn. In NBA Action, the Golden State Warriors took game 5 of the NBA Finals 104-94 over the Boston Celtics. Steph Curry went 0-9 from 3 point range for the first time in 4 years that he didn’t record a 3 pointer, but it’s the Warriors defense that it giving them the lead in this best of 7 series. Curry finished the game with 16 points and 8 assists. The Warriors were led by Andrew Wiggins 26 points and 13 rebounds while Klay Thompson added 21 points. The Celtics were led by Jayson Tatum with 27 points and 10 rebounds and 20 points from Marcus Smart. Game 6 will be tomorrow with tip-off at 6pm on ABC.