The Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission announced yesterday that chinook and steelhead returns in the fall season have been lower than forecast. Because of continued uncertainty regarding the run sizes, the four Columbia River Tribes have postponed a decision on a gillnet fishery for next week until they meet again early next week. This cautionary approach is in recognition of both the need to ensure the platform fishery can stay open and the goal of providing good commercial fishing opportunity. At this time, the regulations for the platform and hook and line fishery remain unchanged and it is open for both subsistence and commercial use.
Although cool mornings in Central Oregon have made the start of days seem more fall like, temperatures continue to warm in the afternoons, Fire Danger remains high in the region. With hunters and firewood cutters out in wildland and forested areas, please be aware that the Deschutes National Forest, the Ochocos and Crooked River National Grassland and Prineville BLM lands all remain at Industrial Fire Precaution level 3. Fire Danger remains high on the Warm Springs Reservation as well, and everyone is reminded to be fire safe – both in the forest, range and in the community.
Madras Volleyball defeated LaPine in a non-league contest yesterday 3-1.
On the White Buffalo schedule today: Madras High School Girls JV & Varsity Soccer have home matches versus Mazama today at 4:00.
The 2-0 Madras White Buffaloes have a home game tomorrow – they face Rainier. Coach Taylor knows what they will be up against when they face the Columbians…
Playing in this 3A Special District so far – has allowed Madras to be competitive. This will be the first league match-up for the Buffs.