News Stories Fri., Mar. 23, 2018

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs new Plateau Travel Plaza will open its doors for business today. Following a tribal member pre-grand opening this morning at 10:00, the Plateau Travel Plaza will officially open to the public. All Warm Springs Tribal members are invited to the ceremony this morning. The travel plaza includes full and self serve fueling stations for semis and cars, a convenience store, restaurant and deli,  a gaming area with 30 class 2 slot machines, restrooms and showers and parking in the back for semi-trucks. It is located at 215 NW Cherry Lane, just off Highway 26 in Madras.

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials want to kill sea lions that are feasting on fish listed under the Endangered Species Act. Wildlife managers already can trap and euthanize limited numbers of sea lions that journey to the Columbia River and now want approval from the U.S. government to do the same in a different location. The protected marine mammals have been stuffing themselves on wild winter steelhead and spring chinook salmon, which face extinction if nothing changes.

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs’ Tribal Scholarship application and packet is now available online. New and current college students can apply for the 2018-2019 funding by going to the tribal website. Early bird applicants – those who submit applications by May 1st – will receive a college package.