News Stories for Wed., May 23,2018

The Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District Board of Directors will hold an executive session next Tuesday May 29th.  At the conclusion of the session the board may hold a special meeting if needed.   MACRD executive director, Joe McHaney, was placed on paid administrative leave in April.  McHaney was also the acting executive director of the Jefferson County Kids Club and was placed on leave on April 12 for an undisclosed reason. An internal investigation ensued.

Language Bowl 2018 is tomorrow at the Wildhorse Resort on the Umatilla Reservation.  Warm Springs is sending several teams.  Previous participating languages have included: Ichishkin; Kiksht; Nimipu; Wanapum; Walla Walla; Umatilla; Weyiletpuu; Numu; and Wenatchapam,

White Buffalo Baseball has a first round playoff game this afternoon at 4.  They are playing on the road against Astoria.

The Bustin Buffalo Basketball Camp will be held June 11th thru the 14th from 9am until noon each day in the Madras High School Gym.  The camp is for all boys and girls who will be in 1st thru 8th grade this fall.  The pre-registration cost is $40 before June 1st.  This is a fundraiser for the White Buffalo basketball program.  For more information contact: Evan Brown   541-475-7265, Zach Lillebo  541-475-2457 , or Butch David  541-475-7265.  HERE is the Bustin Buffalo Camp Brochure

The Madras High School graduation ceremony is coming up on Saturday, June 2. The Thursday before graduation, May 31, the tribal member seniors will be at the Warm Springs Academy for the Honor Walk.  The Walk is a chance for the Academy students and staff to honor and celebrate the Warm Springs students who are graduating.  For the Honor Walk, the seniors will wear their graduation attire, while the Academy students line the halls and cheer them on!

With Memorial Day weekend just ahead – everyone is reminded to be fire safe especially if you will be camping or spending time outside in rural areas.  Campfires are a major cause of wildfires. Before going camping, call your local forestry or fire district to learn if there are any current campfire restrictions at your destination. Portable camp stoves are a safer option to campfires at any time of year.      A campfire is less likely to escape control if it is kept small. Stay with your campfire from start to finish until it is dead out, as required by state law. That ensures any escaped sparks or embers can be extinguished quickly. Stay safe this holiday weekend and do everything you can to prevent wildfire.