News Stories for Fri., Sep. 15, 2017

The Madras High School Cheerleading Squad is hosting a camp for students in grades K-8 next week. The cheerleaders will be teaching cheers, chants, and jumps to each student! Students will practice for two days, then perform their new skills at the halftime show at the Madras High School football game on September 22nd. Camp times are Monday and Tuesday 4-5:30 in the high school cafeteria. It is $25 per student, $10 for each additional student who is an immediate family member.

Oregon State University-Cascades has received a $1 million donation from the founder of a Bend-based biotechnology company, which will help build the campus’ second academic building. The Bend Bulletin reports that university now has raised $8.9 million of its $10 million goal with the gift from Grace-Bio Labs President Charles McGrath.

Transportation officials say the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge have reopened to motorists between Hood River and Troutdale, 10 days after the lanes closed because of wildfires. The Oregon Department of Transportation says the lanes opened just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday when officials determined the road was clear and no longer threatened by fires. Officials say the eastbound lanes remain closed with no timeline yet for reopening.

The Museum at Warm Springs invites Warm Springs Tribal Member artists to submit works for the 24th annual Tribal Member art exhibit. Artists must be 18 and older and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. There will be a videography category that can include music videos and short film. Artists who wish for their items to be judged for prizes must submit art on or before September 29th by 5:00 p.m. An opening reception and awards ceremony is planned for October 26th. Guidelines and applications are available at the Museum.