News Stories Fri., Dec. 1, 2017

Portland, OR- The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is exploring the historical range and abundance of Pacific Lamprey throughout the Columbia River Basin. The project will compile historical photographs, written accounts, newspaper articles, and other historical documents that show or reference Pacific Lamprey in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or British Columbia with the hope that this information will allow scientists to reconstruct the range and abundance of the species in the interior Columbia River Basin. For the project to succeed, CRITFC is asking the public to dive deep into their family photo albums for pictures of lamprey, often called “eels,” and share them with CRITFC. Anyone wanting to participate can send CRITFC an electronic copy of their photos or documents and any additional information about it, to the project’s website, email address, or a physical copy to CRITFC via mail. Contact info is available on the website

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon will receive an award for hosting the most town halls of any U.S. senator this year. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Wyden will have held 80 town halls this year after he completes two scheduled for this weekend.

Madras High School Basketball kicks off the season tonight. The girls are hosting the Madras Invitational, opening with a game against Redmond at 7:00. Listen to it live on 91.9fm. Hood River Valley and Lagrande are the other two teams. The boys invitational is coming up next weekend.