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News Stories for Thu., May 18, 2017

The Land Use Committee is letting the community know that the current shooting range near the Warm Springs landfill is being taken down.  Sanitarian Nancy Collins says this is because they are building the new cannabis facility in that area. Collins says the shooting range is being dismantled and they are looking to develop a new site so that people have are have somewhere to site in their guns. She says they want to have a new range designated before hunting season.

The Oregon Community Foundation has awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County an $18,500 grant to support healthy lifestyles activities at the Warm Springs Boys & Girls Club.  The TriplePlay Healthy Habits program focuses on increasing the health and wellness of youth and combating childhood obesity through nutrition education, increased physical fitness and access to healthy foods, while supporting and promoting children’s cultural heritage.

Spring burning projects in central Oregon are underway.  Today and possibly this weekend, fuels specialists will be burning south of Bend. In Sisters, a 200 acre burn is planned for tomorrow.  If conditions remain favorable, fuels specialists will continue prescribed burning on Monday in the Metolius Basin. In Warm Springs, Fire Management began its spring burning project this week. So, there will probably be some smoke visible around central Oregon as burning projects continue.

Elizabeth Smith

May 18th, 2017

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