KWSO News Sep. 28, 2018

Here are yesterday’s Madras High School sports scores: Varsity Volleyball was victorious over Molalla winning 3 to 2. Boys varsity soccer lost to Molalla 4-1 and girls varsity soccer also lost yesterday 4-0.

Madras Football will face Yamhill-Carlton in its homecoming game tonight at 7:00. Tomorrow is the Madras Cross Country Invitational at Kahneeta at 9am.

Madras High School will honor five accomplished graduates at its 2018 Distinguished Alumni community reception today. The public is welcome to meet the alumni from 4:15 to 5:30 at the Madras Performing Arts Center. Students have been learning about the alumni all week. This year’s honorees are longtime Elaine Henderson, Class of 1952, and a longtime Jefferson County Clerk; Award winning artist Pat Courtney Gold, Class of 1957; Stanford graduate Glenn Rodriguez ,MD, Class of 1972; Rock climbing expert Alan Watts, Class of 1978; and Research scientist Joel Neilson, Class of 1992.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After a summer wildfire season that blanketed much of the West in smoke, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley introduced a bill Wednesday that would reduce the severity of wildfire by thinning forests that are crowded with too many trees and have become fuel for megafires. The bill would create a $1 billion fund to allow the Forest Service to increase the pace and scale of wildfire reduction projects, empower federal agencies to work with local communities to plan and prepare for wildfires, and permanently reauthorize a collaborative forest restoration program that brings stakeholders together to thin forests.