News Stories Tue., Nov. 12, 2017

St. Charles Madras has completed the third and final phase of its hospital remodel and expansion. Starting this week, the new main entrance off A Street is open to all patients and visitors. The final phase of the project included expanding the laboratory, enhancing the hospital entrance and parking areas, and connecting the new central registration and waiting area with the older part of the hospital. This completes the $16 million project, which has added 26,000 square feet to the facility and enhanced outpatient and primary care services. The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 12the celebrating the completion of the two-year project.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The reward for information regarding the killing of two wolves in northeastern Washington state has grown to $20,000, two conservation groups said Monday. The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands doubled a previously announced $10,000 reward by Conservation Northwest for information leading to conviction in the killing of the wolves. Over the weekend, officials for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that two wolves that were being monitored had been found shot to death.

Heart of Oregon YouthBuild is recruiting students for its Winter cohort starting January 16th. YouthBuild focuses specifically on high school diploma or GED preparation/attainment, job skills and construction training, and AmeriCorps service for young people ages 16-24. They work primarily with students who have either dropped out or are on the verge of being dropped from traditional high school. They are having an information session in Warm Springs tomorrow at 5pm at the Emergency Preparedness Building located in the trailer next to the old elementary school.   All parents, youth, and families who would be interested in applying for the Heart of Oregon’s YouthBuild program can attend.