KWSO News for 10/23/19

The Seekseekqua, Simnasho and Sidwalter transfer stations have been shut down indefinitely, in response to illegal dumping from non-members, staff shortage and breakdown of major equipment. The Environmental health and Sanitation department has stated that there will be dumpsters located in place of the transfer stations until further notice.

A Grant from Google and in partnership with the Dufur School District has brought high-speed Wi-Fi to Celilo Village. The Celilo Village is home to nearly 100 Native Americans, cluding approximately 35 school-aged children that attend school in the Dufur school district. In addition to Wi-Fi access, the project enabled the development of a computer lab in the Celilo education center, which will help the Celilo residents bridge the digital divide, enabling students to complete school projects, families to pay bills online, residents to attain higher education and business owners to access global markets.

Continuing today the Water and Wastewater Division of the Public Utilities Branch is working alongside the GELCO contractor to finish the replacement and upgrade of the pressure reducing valves on the agency water system main lines. The work is anticipated to be completed by tomorrow. Please be aware that a handful of users may experience outages for short periods of time while the PRV work progresses. If the situation calls for it, the water department will issue a boil water notice in compliance with EPA requirements. If you have any questions or concerns please direct those to the Public Utilities Department at (541) 553-3246.

A 23 year old Madras woman was arrested Monday night on DUII, hit-and-run and other charges, accused of crashing her car into a home and running away.  Detective Sergeant Steve Webb said the responding officer learned no one was injured, but found damage to the car, siding on the home and a boat trailer. According to after talking with witnesses, Police found, made contact with and arrested the woman whose blood alcohol content was at .13, well above the legal limit of .08. She has remained held Tuesday on charges of DUII, reckess driving, reckless endangering and hit and run with bail totaling $45 thousand.

Locally: Madras Volleyball is on the road today to Estacada starting at 6pm, In Soccer: Lady Buffs are on the road to Molalla game at 4:30pm and the Buff boys will host Molalla at 5pm, trying to hand Molalla their first league loss of the season.