News Stories for Mon., Sep. 25, 2017

A collaborative project between the High Desert Museum and The Museum At Warm Springs has received a $110,662 Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant will support a project: Weaving Stories: Creating Stronger Institutional Partnerships to Enhance Culturally Relevant Visitor Experiences. The project will empower museum professionals at both institutions to expand their capacity to develop place-based exhibits, programs and practices that honor Indigenous perspectives, both past and present.

The Madras White Buffaloes were defeated Friday night by Molalla 27-12 in a TVC football matchup. Treyvon Easterling finished with 108 yards rushing for Madras (0-1 TVC, 1-3), and Robert Pacheco accumulated all of his yards on an 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Madras hosts Estacada Friday.

A psychiatric patient who escaped from custody Friday at a Highway 97 rest area in Wasco County was located Sunday in the area of Kah-Nee-Ta Resort, State Police said. Warm Springs police advised OSP that Rodrick Edminston, 22, was found shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday “in a restroom in the vicinity of the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort.” No other information was disclosed. OSP had requested the public’s help Saturday in finding Edmonston, who escaped from custody Friday at the Cow Canyon Rest Area while being transported from a psychiatric facility in Pendleton to Bend.

Eastbound Interstate 84 between Hood River and Troutdale reopened at 1 p.m. Saturday, 19 days after the highway was closed by the Eagle Creek Fire. The road was closed in both directions on Sept. 4 under increasing threat from the fire. The westbound lanes re-opened Sept. 14. All traffic, eastbound and westbound, is now open.  Because of continuing fire activity at Shellrock Mountain, ODOT has diverted eastbound traffic onto the westbound highway alignment by milepost 52. For a 1.2-mile stretch of road, eastbound and westbound traffic will each travel on one 18-foot wide lane in each direction. This new configuration will be in place indefinitely. No bicycle traffic will be allowed on this section of the road.  The speed limit on that section has been reduced to 50 mph. The interstate is open but not all ramps are open. People should look at for the latest road reports.