The community has been invited to a barbecue later on this month, hosted by Warm Springs Police Department…

Again, this event is coming up Sunday September 23 starting at noon on the campusFirefighters continued to make good progress on the Tepee Fire Tuesday.  All of the evacuation notices due to this fire were lowered.

The Tepee Fire was started by an abandoned campfire on Friday and quickly grew to several hundred acres burning in brush and timber, about 10 miles southeast of Bend. It has burned just over 2000 acres and is 65 percent contained.

EPA, with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group, are hosting a Portland Harbor Public Forum and Open House to learn about current and planned work at the Portland Harbor Superfund site.  It’s this evening at the Ecotrust Facility in Portland, second floor in the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center from 6-8:30. EPA hosted the first quarterly Portland Harbor Public forum in June. The purpose is for members of the public to meet with EPA and the Oregon DEQ to understand and review information and updates about the Portland harbor Superfund Site.

Madras High School had a huge turnout for its football program this year. So, a recent grant the team received comes in pretty handy. Kelly Simmelink and Pat Boyle talked to Coach Taylor about it…

Madras Varsity Football is off to a 2-0 start in two non-league match-ups. This Friday will be the first league game – it’s at home versus Rainier.

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — The country’s largest Native American organization is calling on the Trump administration to explain its decision not to recognize the reservation of a Massachusetts’ tribe. The National Congress of American Indians said Tuesday it “disagrees strongly” with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision to reverse an Obama-era ruling placing land in trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag (MASH’-pee WAHM’-puh-nawg) tribe. The organization wants the agency to explain what the decision signifies for Indian land policy going forward. The Interior Department took 321 acres into trust for the Mashpee in 2015, but a federal judge ordered the agency to reconsider the decision after local residents sued. Bureau of Indian Affairs spokeswoman Nedra Darling declined to comment, citing pending litigation. She confirmed the Mashpee land, for now, remains in trust pending a final court order.