News Stories Thu., Apr. 19, 2018

The Warm Springs Agency Area experienced a power outage just past 11:30 last night.  There were two trouble spots, one of which had some branches on a line that may have been dropped by osprey.  Repairs were conducted by Pacific Power early this morning.

The Oregon Police agencies are hosting the Oregon Law Enforcement Career Fair at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem this Friday and Saturday. Both days will run from 10 am to 2 pm and more than three dozen agencies will be in attendance. DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said “across the state law enforcement agencies are looking to hire men and women from diverse backgrounds who are problem solvers interested in engaging with community members to help make communities safe.  With baby boomers getting ready to retire, there are more than 500 current vacancies and there will be many more to follow as more than 1,000 currently employed police, corrections and parole and probation officers and 9-1-1 operators around Oregon will be eligible to retire over the next three years. Both days of the two-day event will also feature three panel discussions – Why Policing in 2018; Women in Law Enforcement; Military to Law Enforcement: Continuing to Serve.  A new statewide law enforcement careers webpage has been established:

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation has announced its selections for 2018 Mentor Artist Fellowships.  Aurolyn Stwyer from Warm Springs was chosen for the Traditional Arts Category, specifically for her practice of beading traditional horse regalia. Ms. Stwyer says will undertake the one-year project to make the Plateau Traditional Horse Saddle with two horns and the fully beaded trappings for the horse. Her apprentice is Joie Simtustus. The Mentor Artist Fellowship is a regional award of $30,000 available to Native artists who live in and are enrolled in a tribe located in the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Upper Midwest regions of the United States. The fellowship recognizes established Native artists of ten years or more who wish to mentor an emerging Native artist apprentice for one year.

An employment fair was held at Madras High School yesterday afternoon with 40 businesses present and at least 150 students participating.  One of the options presented for students interested in exploring possible careers and or looking for work – is to do an internship. Some internships are unpaid while others can earn students money.

Madras High School senior Lynden Harry has been named to the All-State basketball first team. She was second team all-state both her sophomore and junior years. All-state teams are determined by a vote of the state’s coaches and compiled by The Oregonian/OregonLive’s high school sports staff. Harry is joined on the first team by Tess Garrett from Marshfield, Valley Catholic’s Noelle Mannen, Aspen Slifka from Banks and Halle Wright from Cascade. Marshfield’s Bruce Bryant was named Coach of the Year. Earlier this week, Bruce Bryant was also selected as the All-USA Oregon Girls Basketball Coach of the Year for his work leading a young team with just two seniors to their first state title in program history.