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KWSO News for Fri., Jul. 1, 2022

In Warm Springs, the CTWS Tribal Council has approved the Willamette Falls eel resolution. It’s expected the falls will be in fishable conditions the week of July 10th and the regulations are: Tribal Members wishing to take eels for ceremonial and subsistence purposes must carry tribal enrollment cards to fish under claim of treaty rights, Harvest is allowed through August 15th 2022, is allowed at Willamette falls by hand or with hand powered tools. Harvest is open 7 days per week of each month unless limited for conservation measures with fishing hours of sunrise to sunset. This is a subsistence fishery as defined by Tribal Code 340.100. Branch of Natural Resources personnel shall monitor and enforce the fishery with regard to Warm Springs members participating in the 2022 fishing season at Willamette Falls. Harvesters will allow Warm Springs Branch of Natural Resources personnel to creel lamprey catch and will offer creel data collected to the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife at the end of the harvest season. Incidental harvest of salmon, steelhead or trout may be kept for ceremonial or subsistence use. Any questions you can call 541-553-2042.
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Hwy. 97 Fatal, Jefferson Co., June 30

On Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at approximately 2:23 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 361 and Hwy 97. The area of the crash was approximately 1 mile south of Culver. Preliminary investigation revealed a westbound blue Ford Thunderbird on Hwy 361, operated by Mario Villagomez (31) of Prineville, failed stop entering Hwy 97 and collided with a red Honda Gold Wing motorcycle, operated by Martin Fox (65) of Manson, WA, that was northbound. Martin Fox sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. A passenger, Susan Fox (62) of Manson, WA, was critically injured and transported via air ambulance to St. Charles in Bend. Villagomez was transported with injuries to a local hospital. Hwy 97 and Hwy 361 were affected for approximately 3 hours. OSP was assisted by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Fire & EMS, and ODOT.
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KWSO Calendar for Fri., Jul. 1, 2022

There will be no senior meal today as they move back into their building. The Senior Center will be open again next Tuesday. In observance of the July 4th federal holiday – the Warm Springs IHS Clinic will close at noon today. They will reopen Tuesday July 5th at 8am. Check your prescriptions in case you need any refills that you can get today or tomorrow morning.

KWSO Calendar for Sat., Jul. 2, 2022

The Hunter Noack IN A LANDSCAPE concert scheduled for today here in Warm Springs has been postponed. They will reschedule but don’t have a date for that yet. Madras Saturday Market is today at Sahalee Park from 9am – 1pm. Warm Springs Sanitation will be doing a holiday...

Mad about youth: Madtown Fitness lifts up kids with free classes

Madtown Fitness, a local gym in the heart of downtown Madras, has been opening its doors to local youth in the community. When one thinks of kids having summer fun, the first images that might pop up involve sunshine and open air. However, one local business is providing the fun to Jefferson County youth while keeping them inside — at least for an hour, anyway. For the past six weeks, Joe Robbins, the owner of Madtown Fitness, has been holding free classes for a group of local youths at his downtown Madras gym. The goal is not just to give...

KWSO Calendar for Thu., Jun. 30, 2022

The Senior Program will remain closed the rest of this week as they move back into their building. There will be no senior meal tomorrow. The Senior Center will be open again next Tuesday. In observance of the July 4th federal holiday – the Warm Springs IHS Clinic will close...

KWSO News for Thu., Jun. 30, 2022

In Warm Springs, Telecom sent out an email yesterday stating that they would be migrating to a new voice server to improve quality of service around midnight this morning. There would be an outage that should have lasted for 5 mins to an hour while they did the maintenance update. So if your device has not reset and you are not receiving dial tone or have other issues, contact Telecom at 541-615-0555. 4th of July Celebrations are coming up, with the Freedom For All 4th of July parade taking place Monday. Parade line up will begin at 9am with the Judging taking place at 10am and the parade starting at 11. BBQ and family games will follow the parade and the Fireworks show will start at dusk on Monday. If you haven’t heard, I.H.S. will be closing at noon on Friday in recognition of the 4th of July holiday weekend and will reopen on Tuesday July 5th. In Madras they will have their 4th of July parade Monday with flag presentation and opening ceremonies at 11:30am. Other activities include the Todd Beamer memorial run in the early morning, the elks breakfast and family activities, food and music will take place at Sahalee Park until 3pm.

Truck too big, bridge too small

Crews use cranes to rescue a 53-foot trailer dangling off Willow Creek Bridge At about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, the driver of this Swift 53-foot trailer missed when he tried to maneuver over the one-lane Willow Creek Bridge near Lake Simtustus. No one was injured. Crews from Ira's Towing, assisted by Purdy's towing, use cranes to lift the four-axle truck back onto the road. It's too early to assess how much damage the bridge or the truck suffered. The dry van trailer carried miscellaneous cargo. Southwest Elk Drive is closed about four miles north of Southwest Belmont. {loadposition sub-article-01}
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Jefferson County sparks three million-dollar projects with $750,000

County uses American Rescue Plan Act dollars to spur industrial development. Watch for three new industrial projects in Madras propelled by $750,000 from Jefferson County: two industrial business parks and a truck wash next to Love's Travel Stop on Highway 97 will each receive $250,000 grants. "I can't remember a time when we've had more industrial development to go at once," said Gus Burril, Madras city administrator.

Wash. motorcyclist killed, passenger critically injured in crash at Highways 97-361 intersection near Culver

A Washington state motorcyclist was killed and his passenger critically injured Tuesday afternoon in a collision with a car whose driver failed to stop at the intersection of U.S. Highway 97 and state Highway 361 near Culver, Oregon State Police reported. The post Wash. motorcyclist killed, passenger critically injured in crash at Highways 97-361 intersection near Culver appeared first on KTVZ.

Safeway christens its remodeled pharmacy

Company welcomes new pharmacy customers from Hometown Drug which closes June 29 The Madras Safeway Pharmacy will host a ribbon cutting and open house Wednesday, July 6 to help new customers feel welcome in their recently remodeled pharmacy. The ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. followed by an open house that will run until 3 p.m. Madras Mayor Richard Ladeby plans to speak at the event. The pharmacy team will also present a $5,000 check to the Jefferson County Kids Club, a charity in the community they feel passionate about helping. Safeway recently purchased the pharmacy records of Hometown Drug which is closing its doors June 29 after 25 years of business in Madras. Beginning June 30, the pharmacy will hand out goodie bags full of products to its first 150 new pharmacy customers. "We know that coming to a new pharmacy can feel scary. We have staff who live locally in Madras that are so excited to welcome new customers," said Melissa Duyck, pharmacist at the Madras Safeway. The store pharmacy manager will be available to chat with new customers and will offer refreshments throughout the day. {loadposition sub-article-01}

Rockhound Powwow returns for Madras rock, gem and mineral show

Rockhounds from across the state met at the fairgrounds to share rocks, and community The Madras rock, gem and mineral show, put on by Rockhounds of America, filled the fairground with rock hunters last Thursday to Sunday. The show, and annual tradition in Madras, hasn't happened for the last two years due to the pandemic, and many vendors were excited to return. "It's always a fun show, and I'm glad to be back doing it," said Jason Fabbi, who is based in Las Vegas. He makes polished stones and jewelry and sells them across the country. The...
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Pine: Take a drive out to the Cove, Lake Billy and Oregon Hoodoos

Local author Stan Pine shares a 76-mile road trip around Jefferson County that includes many historical highlights. Let's just say right off the bat, any drive that includes the Cove Palisades State Park, even without the historical aspects, is going to be great. This all-paved, 76-mile drive from Madras will be a condensation of my Cove Palisades, Grandview, Hoodoo's, Perry South CG, Out and Back Drive from my recently published book, Historic Drives Through Scenic Jefferson County. Older photos in this article are courtesy of the Jefferson County Historical Society.
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Madras High School summer baseball team getting in some good work

There are many new faces around the Madras summer baseball team, and they recently came together to beat Crook County. The Little Leaguers aren't the only ones enjoying some summer baseball. The Madras High School summer team has gotten its season underway over the past few weeks, with a recent...
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Finding Meaning and Purpose After Retirement

This article brought to you courtesy fo Chinook Place Assisted Living and Memory Care, Madras Pioneer Insider Senior Living Expert. When many people daydream about their retirement life, they often envision simply kicking back and relaxing while enjoying not having a to-do list. However, data shows that many people starting retirement suffer stress and health issues because retirement causes them to feel disconnected from others or simply feel unfulfilled.

KWSO News for Tue., Jun. 28, 2022

In Warm Springs, a veteran and first responder-based National Organization that supports communities before, during and after disasters has teamed up to cut down trees, trimming branches, clearing brush and doing overall fuel reduction and fire mitigation over this past weekend. As reported by KTVZ, Team Rubicon, a group of nearly 20 people working in Warm Springs are mostly veterans, first responders and a few civilians are here on a volunteer basis. Bill Terrill is the incident commander for the Warm Springs Operation with Team Rubicon: “We don’t fight fires, but if we can stop some of the damage that can happen from a fire before it actually happens, that’s why we’re here and we tend to focus on areas that need help.” While Team Rubicon is focusing on areas around the museum, the casino and Highway 26, Dan Martinez, Tribal Emergency Manager for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, feels blessed any part of Warm Springs will be better-positioned to minimize risk, save homes and possibly save lives.