News Stories May 10, 2018

The Madras Police Department will participate in the Oregon Safety Belt Campaign along with other central Oregon agencies May 14-27. It is a statewide program to reduce the number of motor vehicle deaths and injuries by focusing on laws concerning safety restraints, speed and distracted drivers. Traffic patrols will be increased during the two week period to enforce seat belt/child restraint laws and ticket those texting while driving or speeding. Madras Police encourage drivers and passengers to make a conscious effort to use a seatbelts at all times regardless of the distance traveled.

Warm Springs Health & Wellness Center’s Optometry Department will team up with OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute for a free community vision screening in Warm Springs next month. They will provide free eye screening to adults age 18 and older in an effort to decrease preventable blindness for at-risk community members by screening for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Each participant will receive guidance for follow up care if necessary. It will be on Saturday June 9th from 11until 3:00 at the Community Center. Call 553-2474 to schedule an appointment.

Demonstrators took to land and sea in British Columbia as energy giant Kinder Morgan hosted shareholders at an annual meeting in Texas on Wednesday. In Houston, tribal leaders voiced their opposition to the company’s proposed oil pipeline expansion project that could increase the amount of crude oil shipped to Washington. Read this full story here: