News Stories Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

The Warm Springs Native Aspirations Prevention Coalition meets next week on Wednesday. People who are interested in being involved or learning more can attend. It is next Wednesday from noon until 1:30 in the Emergency Management office on campus, 1116 Wasco Street.

The White Buffalo Boys were in Prineville last night and improved to 4-1 in the Tri-Valley conference with at 82-73 win against the Cowboys. Kanim Smith III had 20 points along with 14 rebounds, Byron Patt scored 16 points, and Cash Reese 11.

The Madras girls remained undefeated in Tri-Valley play with a 56-23 whoopin’ on Crook County at the Buffalo Dome last night.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright. It’s the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue. Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, along with the Canadian Yukon, Australia and Asia. The western U.S. also had good viewing, along with Russia. The second full moon in a calendar month is a blue moon. This one also happened to be an especially close and bright moon, or supermoon. Add a total eclipse, known as a blood moon for its red tint, and it was a lunar showstopper. NASA is calling it a lunar trifecta: the first super blue blood moon since 1982. That combination won’t happen again until 2037.

The probability of a rapid, massive landslide at Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima is remote. That’s according to a new report commissioned by the state. Norman Norrish, an engineer with expertise studying landslides, says the more probable scenario is a slow, creeping slide that could last years or decades. The report says the composition of the rock at Rattlesnake Ridge makes an Oso-type landslide unlikely. Emergency officials evacuated residents living nearby earlier this month, amidst fears that a landslide was imminent. Movement of the slide has since slowed, leading officials to say this week that they would no longer guess when the event might occur.