Public Safety officials are keeping an eye on rising waters with ongoing rain falling across most of Oregon this week. Oregon 58 – the Willamette Highway was closed yesterday by a landslide about 8 miles west of Oakridge near milepost 28. Weather Alerts for flooding are active this morning for a wide swath of Oregon Counties and the Cascades Foothills. National Weather Service meteorologists say rain will continue this week.
Portland officials are concerned about the dozens of rail cars filled with Canadian tar sands crude oil that travel through the city. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the trains travel from Canada through the Columbia River Gorge, then wind through Portland neighborhoods. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and other city officials oppose Zenith’s activities. They say a train derailment could spill highly oil onto private property or into a river, and the toxic vapors could harm human lungs and eyes.
The White Buffalo Invitational Boys’ Tennis Tournament was Saturday. Madras finished 4th in team scoring with Sisters winning the tourney followed by Vale and Crook County. Other participating schools were Cascade – Henley & Estacada. In #2 Singles Third Place went to Roberto Garcia of Madras and the #1 Doubles team of Esteban Gomez/Kobey Jorgensen – took first place for Madras.
Madras High Softball and Baseball games for today are cancelled due to rain. They are rescheduled for this Saturday – Baseball hosts Corbett for a double header starting at 1pm and Softball travels to Corbett for a double header starting at 1.
A Junior Jackpot Rodeo will be held this Saturday at noon in the indoor arena at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras. Bareback Ranch Bronc and Wild Pony Riaces, Mini Bulls, Steers and junior Bulls. This will be a Wild West Buckers regional qualifier event. Call or text 541-280-1342.