Ceciliani joins Mets

Ceciliani joins Mets

Make room, Jacoby: Darrell's coming to the Big Apple, as Madras now has two Major Leaguers to...

Snead elected, Sullivan returned to 509-J board

Snead elected, Sullivan returned to 509-J board

May 19 Special District Election results One School District 509-J board member was ousted, and...

Airport reopens with brand new runway

Airport reopens with brand new runway

$3 million repair, reconstruction project includes new fuel tanks After a four-month closure of...

Braman-Smith accepts Hood River job

Braman-Smith accepts Hood River job

Buff principal requests new position Madras High School Principal Sarah Braman-Smith has accepted...

Wilderness topic for May 27 meeting

Wilderness topic for May 27 meeting

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May 20, 2015

Meeting views Westside's future

by Susan Matheny
Evening includes tours, ice cream The community is invited to help plan the future of the Westside Building at an event on Wednesday, May 27. Included will be tours of the building from 5:30-7…
May 20, 2015

Safety belt blitz underway

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras Police Department will be participating in the Oregon Safety Belt Campaign, which began May 18 and runs through May 31. The Oregon Safety Belt Campaign is a statewide program that…
May 20, 2015

Memorial weekend traffic blitz planned

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is joining the state in a four day high visibility enforcement campaign dedicated to driving under the influence of intoxicants, seat belt, and cell phone…
May 14, 2015

State revenue forecast: Kicker on the way

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
UPDATE: University presidents want more money for schools State economists are projecting both a $473 million rebate to taxpayers next year and up to $264 million more for the state budget in…
HOLLY M. GILL - Ken Parshall, of Salem, has been selected as the new principal for Warm Springs K-8 Academy.
May 13, 2015

Parshall new W.S. principal

by Susan Matheny
Braman-Smith in new position Ken Parshall, of Salem, will be the new principal for Warm Springs K-8 Academy, and Sarah Braman-Smith was hired as the assistant director of academic achievement…
ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF NEENAN CO. - The new entrance for St. Charles Madras will be located on the hospital's east side, with the addition located on the northeast part of the building.
May 13, 2015

Hospital renovation nearing

by Holly M. Gill
Project likely to get going in next two months Within the next two months, St. Charles Madras plans to break ground on its $16 million hospital renovation. The project will add 20,000 square…
SUSAN MATHENY - Barber Charlie Campbell chats with customer Bob Turner as Campbell trims Turner's hair during a busy day Friday, at OK Barber Shop. Campbell has sold the business, but is continuing to work part time.
May 13, 2015

Barber Campbell easing toward retirement

by Susan Matheny
Fourty-six years of clipping hair, swapping stories During his 46 years of clipping hair at OK Barber Shop in Madras, Charlie Campbell has gotten to know generations of locals, been on the front…
HOLLY M. GILL - Minda Morton put together a display comparing e-cigarettes and tobacco products to the packaging for candy.
May 13, 2015

E-cigarettes designed to appeal to youths

by Holly M. Gill
Morton on mission to stop sale of flavored tobacco products Minda Morton, of Madras, is on a mission to stop the sale of flavored tobacco products that are designed to appeal to young people.…
May 13, 2015

Special election ballots due by May 19

by Holly M. Gill
Less than a week remains to return your ballot for the May 19 special district election, which features 62 candidates running for 21 districts. Of the 10,006 ballots mailed out for the Jefferson…
May 13, 2015

April temperatures colder than usual

by Madras Pioneer
May expected to be above normal Colder than normal temperatures in April ended a four-month stretch of warmer than average weather, according to preliminary data from the National Weather…

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May 13, 2015

Inmates immersed in math

by Madras Pioneer
Seven retired and current teachers will offer a “Math Madness,” math immersion weekend at the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution, May 16 and 17, according to Marissa Wilson, information…
May 13, 2015

Final weigh-in for Movin' Mountains

by Madras Pioneer
The Moving Mountains final weigh-ins will be held Thursday and Friday, May 14 and 15. On May 14, it will be at the Warm Springs Wellness Center, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday, May 15, from 8…
May 13, 2015

Record low snowpack across state

by Madras Pioneer
Governor declares drought in seven counties The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Oregon has released its May water supply outlook report, which shows a continued trend this year…
TONY AHERN - A 3/4-mile stretch of the access road for the Trout Creek Campground and the Deschutes River, north of Gateway, will be paved as part of a federal project to resurface 2.7 miles of Cook Lane and Coleman Road. The project is expected to be completed in early July.
May 06, 2015

Paving begins on road to river

by Holly M. Gill
Federal grant funds Trout Creek Road paving project Access to the Deschutes River and Trout Creek Campground is taking a giant step forward thanks to a federal paving project which got underway…
HOLLY M. GILL - Joe Sluka is the new St. Charles Health System president and CEO.
May 06, 2015

New St. Charles CEO takes on challenges

by Holly M. Gill
Getting out, listening at Central Oregon hospitals Before he even interviewed for the top position at St. Charles Health System, Joe Sluka made a point of arriving a day early to quietly check…
May 06, 2015

W.S. fire displaces six people

by Madras Pioneer
Red Cross responds On Friday, May 1, Red Cross volunteers responded to a residential fire that occurred at 1:44 a.m., on Bray Avenue in Warm Springs. The single-family fire affected three…
HOLLY M. GILL - Ballots in the special district election are due at the Jefferson County Clerk's Office or in an official ballot drop box by 8 p.m. May 19.
May 06, 2015

Ballots out for special districts

by Holly M. Gill
Due by May 19 Ballots for the May 19 special district election were mailed out April 29, and by Monday, voters were already turning them in. "We got back about 300 today," said Jefferson County…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Melissa Bowerman
May 06, 2015

Coach's trial set to begin in September

by Holly M. Gill
Accused of sexual contact with student athlete The trial for a former Madras High School coach, Melissa Bowerman, 44, accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a student athlete last year,…
SUSAN MATHENY - Gabrielle Morales
May 06, 2015

Morales selected as Amazing Kid

by Susan Matheny
Madras High School senior Gabrielle Morales and her mother have been living in transitional housing for three years on an income of $500 per month. But she didn’t let that stop her aspirations.…
HOLLY M. GILL - From left, candidates for two positions on the School District 509-J Board of Directors, including Stan Sullivan, current chairman, Foster Kalama, Sara Puddy, Gustavo Rico, Courtney Snead, Brad Holliday and Sue Matters, prepare for the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce candidate forum April 22. Joe Krenowicz, standing, moderated the event.
Apr 29, 2015

Candidates from diverse backgrounds

by Holly M. Gill
Seven seek two spots on 509-J School Board In the midst of controversy surrounding recent school board decisions, seven candidates will be vying for two positions on the board in the May 19…




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