News Stories Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

The Branch of Natural Resources has announced that the third fishing period of 2018 has been set. The Dalles Pool has reopened until 6 pm, Saturday, March 3rd. The Bonneville Pool is open from 6 am, Monday, March 5th to 6 pm, Wednesday March 14th. The John Day Pool fishery is extended once again through 6 pm Friday, March 3rd. Allowed gear is gillnets with no mesh restriction.  For further details on allowed sales and regulations, call the Fishing Hotline 541-553-2000.

The Oregon Folklife Network has extended its deadline for applications for its Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program for 2018. Applications are now due on April 1st.  The program offers master traditional artists and culture keepers a $3,000 stipend to teach their art form to apprentices from their own communities, Tribes, cultural, religious, or occupational group. The stipend pays masters to pass on their knowledge, skills, and expertise to an apprentice of great promise, who is will use the lessons to continue carrying on the traditions. OFN encourages applications from Oregonians engaged in kinds of living cultural traditions emerging from their particular heritage or Tribe. Contact Oregon Folklife Network if you want to apply – go to their website for information about eligibility.

The city of Sisters has been selected for a nationwide program that will help reduce wildfire risk through local land use planning, the Bend Bulletin reports. The Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program, or CPAW, identifies communities that could improve code regulations and planning to reduce wildfire risks. The assessments are made by a team of land use planners, foresters, researchers and policy analysts through a yearlong process and the suggestions are presented to the city stakeholders. Last summer’s Milli Fire, which burned 24,000 acres about nine miles west of Sisters in August, was a blow to tourism in the area.

Madras Boys Basketball is looking to earn a spot in the 4A State Playoffs. They will host Tillamook in a Play In Game tomorrow. Tip-off is at 5:00.  KWSO will broadcast the matchup live here on 91.9 FM and online at kwso dot org.