Social Services has received the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding in Warm Springs. See Martha at the Social Service office located at the Commodity Warehouse for an application. They will also be doing Operation Warm Up with a Columbia Coat distribution next week Monday to Wednesday. They are scheduling 15 minute appointments on a first come first serve basis. All family members need to try on the jackets in order to take them. Please call Martha at 541-553-3415 to schedule an appointment up come to the office to schedule one. Folks can also ask about some small weatherization items available.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife managers on Thursday received federal approval to trap and kill California sea lions that eat protected fish. The National Marine Fisheries Service approved the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s request to trap and euthanize up to 93 animals a year on the lower Willamette River. With their numbers growing, the sea lions are venturing ever farther inland from the Pacific Ocean, and state officials say they’re intercepting fish on their way to spawning grounds above Willamette Falls. Removing them will help save threatened winter steelhead and spring chinook salmon, state officials said. Analyses show that sea lions ate about one-fourth of the steelhead run last year and about 7 to 9 percent of the spring chinook salmon, officials said.
It’s winter sports time! The Warm Springs K-8 Eagles Boys Basketball season is underway. Their next game will come after the Thanksgiving Break on November 27 at 3:30, they will host Obsidian Middle School. Girls Basketball and Wrestling will start in January. Madras High School Girls Basketball will open at home on November 28 hosting Hidden Valley, the boys play on the road. November 30th and December 1 will be the Girls White Buffalo Classic. The Boys will have home game on December 1, hosting Sisters. The first meet of the season for MHS wrestling will be December 1st when they head to Bend High School for the Official’s Tourney.