News Stories for Mon., Nov. 6, 2017

The Professional Wild Horse Racing Association Finals were held over the weekend in Winnemucca, NV.  The Jason Smith Team from Warm Springs came out the champions and did it with six first place runs.

Warm Springs Fisheries issued the following information on Friday for all of Zone 6. Commercial platform and hook & line sales are open until 6 pm, Sunday, December 31st.  Also, the Fish and Wildlife Committee has closed the fishery below Bonneville Dam to    protect spawning chum salmon that utilize the area below the dam.  These fish are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee will attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Inslee joined forces with other state governors to form the US Climate Alliance following the Trump administrations withdrawal of the United States out of what’s known as the Paris Agreement. Governor Brown will sign executive orders today that staffers say move the state toward greater energy efficiency and toward goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of clean energy, while supporting Oregon’s economy.

SEATTLE (AP) — Cities along America’s West Coast are declaring states of emergency as they struggle to cope with a soaring homeless population. The spike in homelessness comes amid a booming economy that has pushed housing costs well beyond affordability for many, even those who have jobs. Many cities are planning to spend millions – even billions – of dollars on affordable housing. But officials say that won’t keep up with the need as the homeless population expands by the day.

In a rematch of a semifinal last season, the White Buffaloes were shut out in a Class 4A Boys Soccer state quarterfinal match Saturday, and their season ended with their first loss of the year. Madras finished the season 12-1-2.

At the Cross Country State Championships held in Eugene, Tyler Anderson placed sixth with a time 16:49.