KWSO News 2/15/19

Anyone interested in serving on the Warm Springs Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund Advisory Committee have until March 1st at 5pm to submit an application. The Committee will help make decisions about public transportation projects. Applications are available at the Tribal Administration Building. You can also download one at

Oregon Health Sciences University is starting a new paid high school internship experience that will expose students to a variety of cancer-related careers and will start this summer at OHSU’s Portland campus. The new Knight Scholars program is accepting applications from Warm Springs and Madras Area 9th and 10th grade students through April 1st .   More information is available online at

Federal transportation officials are requiring railroads to establish regional response teams along oil train routes following a series of fiery derailments.  The new rule is aimed at having crews and equipment ready in the event of an accident. It applies to oil trains in continuous blocks of 20 or more loaded tank cars and those having 35 loaded tank cars.  The U.S. Department of Transportation says a review identified challenges that occurred during previous responses to derailments.  Rail carriers will be required to provide information about oil trains to emergency response agencies and identify someone to oversee each response zone along with organizations, crews and equipment to be used in a “worst-case discharge.”

In 4A Boys Tri-Valley Conference Play last night Madras won on the road at Molalla 82-49.  They sit in 4th place in their league with one game left on Tuesday against Estacada at home.

Madras boys basketball coach Evan Brown will step down from coaching at the end of the season.    Brown started coaching Madras varsity basketball during the 1992/93 season.  Last year he passed former head coach Joe Blincoe for most White Buffalo Boys Basketball wins ever.

The Lady White Buffalo Basketball team looked good in their second to last regular season game last night in their win over Molalla 71 – 59.  It looks like Madras will have a playoff spot secured after next Tuesday’s game on the road at Estacada.