Zone 6 Scaffold and Hook & Line Fishing will remain open until further notice. Fisheries says commercial sales are allowed for salmon, steelhead, shad, yellow perch, bass, walleye, catfish and carp. Sturgeon may not be sold but sturgeon between 38 and 54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool and between 43 and 54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be kept for subsistence use.
The Jefferson County Relay for Life is Saturday at the Fairgrounds in Madras. Teams of Walkers will participate in a relay walk for a 24 hour period with special games and activities. This year, cancer survivor Becky Picard of Warm Springs will be recognized.
All money raised during Relay for Life goes to the American Cancer Society to help with cancer research, education & advocacy.
The Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo is coming up July 24-27. Entry into the fair is free again this year. Presale carnival ride passes are on sale now at the Grocery Outlet in Madras until July 23. There will be nightly entertainment and the rodeo starts at 7pm on Friday and Saturday, July 26-27.
For the 4th consecutive year, equine specialist Anna Twinney will hold the Reach Out to Horses Foal Gentling Workshop – this year August 17th through the 23rd in Bend. Anna is recognized around the globe as an authority on equine behavior and is a teacher and author. Anna and her students work each year with foals from wild herds or sometimes with rescue foals. The foals will come from the Warm Springs Horse Network by way of the Warm Springs Reservation. Anna and her students will work to introduce a group of foals to basic vet care concepts, haltering, leading, grooming, and plenty attention. The purpose is to ready the foals for adoption and to create a foundation of trust that will help them have successful and fulfilled lives with their human companions. A portion of the proceeds from the workshop will aid the Warm Springs Horse Network in their care of foals and other horses from reservation lands. Learn more at reach out to horses dot com.
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — For the second straight summer, mountain goats are flying in Olympic National Park. Officials this week began rounding up the sure-footed but nonnative mammals from remote parts of the park, where humans introduced them in the 1920s, to relocate them to the Cascade Mountains, where they do belong. The relocations began last year, following a years-long stretch of planning and public comment, with 115 of the roughly 725 mountain goats in the Olympics being moved to the Cascades.