News Stories Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

The long awaited demolition of old BIA Agency Homes in the Campus area of Warm Springs began yesterday.  The houses marked with “X”s are being removed having been condemned several years ago.  The removal includes appropriate handling of asbestos and lead paint.  The house demolition is a first step in clearing the campus area for redevelopment plans that will include small business space.

The Warm Springs Compensation and Benefit Department is reminding employees that Flexible Spending forms and HealthComp enrollment forms are due by this Friday! If you need forms, you should contact Comp and Benefits so they can email them to you or stop by their office in the administration building in Human Resources.

(Bend Bulletin) Tri-Valley Conference football honors were announced. Madras sophomore running back Treyvon Easterling was voted to the all-league first-team offense. Madras senior defensive lineman Harrison Manu was named to the first-team defense. Madras senior offensive tackle William Lemus was named to the second-team offense, and the all-TVC defensive second team includes Madras junior defensive back Wessley Beymer. On offense, Madras senior guard Tyrell Reynoso received an honorable mention. Receiving defensive honorable mention were Catalino Leclair (senior linebacker) and Dalton Waldow (junior defensive back). Madras’ Jerry Shaw was voted TVC assistant coach of the year.

For volleyball honors, Madras senior Kiersten Andersen was selected to the second team, and freshman teammate Hannah Holiday received honorable mention.

PORTLAND, Oregon – It’s good news/bad news as far as this week’s gas prices are concerned, AAA Oregon says. The good news is gas prices are moving lower and the bad news is, pump prices are still going to be the most expensive in three years. The national average for a price of regular unleaded gasoline is down three cents to $2.50. Oregon drops a penny to $2.84. AAA says pump prices have not fallen because of the impact of two major hurricanes, robust demand that has continued through the fall, and continued growth in gasoline exports.

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state energy panel voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that Gov. Jay Inslee reject a massive oil-by-rail terminal proposed along the Columbia River. The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, which has been evaluating the project since 2013, said developers had not met their burden to show that the proposed port of Vancouver site was acceptable. The panel will forward its recommendation to Inslee by Dec. 29. The Democratic governor will have 60 days to make a final decision.