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Wildfires north of Madras 20% contained

Two wildfires burning north of Madras were 20% contained as of Saturday. The Deep Creek Fire, 21 miles north of Madras and north of the junction of U.S. Highway 97 and U.S. Highway 197, started on Thursday and was 1,219 acres as of Saturday, according to Central Oregon Fire Info, a multi-agency fire information resource. The Johnson Ridge Fire, 9 miles northwest of Shaniko, started early Friday morning and was 772 acres.
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OSP: 1 killed, 3 injured in HWY 97 crash south of Madras

One person was killed and three others injured in a two-car crash south of Madras Thursday afternoon, according to the Oregon State Police. ODOT reported the crash around 1:25, saying it happened just south of Madras near the Culver turnoff (Highway 361) Jefferson County Sheriff Marc Heckathorn said the crash...
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Live events coming up in Madras

1. 2nd Annual Gazoo Trucking Halloween Terror at the Strip; 2. 2021 Central Oregon Cutting Horse Association Summer Show Series; 3. Saturday Market; 4. OR SheJumps River Camp: Deschutes; 5. Box/No Box Shootout;
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KWSO Calendar for Sat., Jul. 31, 2021

The memorial for Shirley Heath is today at the Simnasho Longhouse starting at 9am. Please follow all COVID-19 protocols and respect the requests of the memorial’s designated COVID coordinator. Warm Springs Tribal Council has approved COVID-19 protocols for events that take place at Longhouses. It is recommended that gatherings be...
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Madras Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Madras: Sunday, August 1: Mostly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Monday, August 2: Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Tuesday, August 3: Sunny

Firefighters battling 2 fires north of Madras

The Deep Creek Fire, 21 miles north of Madras, sits at just over 1,200 acres and is at 20% containment. The Johnson Ridge Fire nine miles northwest of Shaniko has burned 772 acres with 20% containment. Crews report this fire stayed within the footprint overnight. The two fires were sparked...
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Where’s the most expensive gas in Madras?

(MADRAS, OR) Gas prices vary across the Madras area, with some registering significantly above the average. If you choose the most expensive station in the area, you could be paying as much as an extra $0.56 per gallon, according to an analysis by GasBuddy Sunday.
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KWSO Calendar for Sun., Aug. 1, 2021

Due to extreme heat predicted thru the weekend, the Cooling Center at the Warm Springs Family Resource Center will be open 10am to 7pm today through Monday (August 2nd). Everyone is reminded to be fire safe. High temperatures, lack of water, and a high potential for fire due to extreme dryness and drought make it imperative that we all do our part to prevent wildfire and in keeping the community safe. Currently all Warm Springs Reservation Zones are at IFPL Level 4 for Extreme Fire Danger – which is a general shutdown of industrial operations.