Plaques honor local veterans

Plaques honor local veterans

Part of city's Veterans Memorial Plaza Eight years after two friends started a small project to...

Sidewalk project nears completion

Sidewalk project nears completion

From L Street to Fairgrounds Road The sidewalk project on the south end of Madras, which started...

Fire department parking lot undergoes remodel

Fire department parking lot undergoes remodel

In preparation for J Street project The Jefferson County Fire Department parking lot is getting...

Wreck fatal to Madras man

Wreck fatal to Madras man

A Madras man was fatally injured in a car wreck north of town on Saturday evening. According to a...

Parade, fireworks mark centennial, Fourth of July

Parade, fireworks mark centennial, Fourth of July

Crowds turn out for Sahalee Park events Perhaps the longest parade in the county's history took...

Tribal Council tackling challenges

Tribal Council tackling challenges

Under new secretary-treasurer For Jake Suppah, the secretary-treasurer for the Confederated...

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Madras Latest News

July 09, 2014

Public invited to courthouse update

by Madras Pioneer
County seeks public input The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is inviting the public to a July 16 meeting to hear an update on the county's new courthouse project. At the meeting, which…
by: PHOTO BY KEITH BANNING - Jefferson County fire crews responded to a brush fire along U.S. Highway 97, at J Street, on Sunday.
July 09, 2014

Fires burn grasses, sagebrush

by Holly M. Gill
In Madras, Antelope area Two fires — one small one in Madras, and a large one near Antelope —kept fire crews busy over the long holiday weekend. On Thursday, July 3, around 3 p.m., a fire on a…
July 09, 2014

Sky lanterns banned

by Holly M. Gill
By state fire marshal An alert Madras resident stopped a fire the night of July 4, before it even started, according to Jefferson County Fire Chief Brian Huff. "We had those sky lanterns going…
July 09, 2014

City seeks suggestions for cleanup projects

by Holly M. Gill
The city of Madras is looking for ideas and suggestions for cleanup events or projects for the community. The projects can be funded with money set aside annually by the county for community…
by: STEPHANIE RODERICK - Bob Kistrba, of Crooked River Ranch, cooks buffalo burgers during the Lions Club Buffalo Feed at the Ranch on July 5, shortly after the Ranch's Independence Day parade.
July 09, 2014

Ranch celebrates Fourth of July

by Stephanie Roderick
On Saturday The day's heat didn't stop participants, vendors and onlookers from celebrating Independence Day at Crooked River Ranch on Saturday. A day that kicked off with the annual parade was…
July 02, 2014

Events readied for July 4

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras-Jefferson County Chamber will be going all out for its Fourth of July party at Sahalee Park as it also marks the county’s centennial celebration. The theme for the parade and party is…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - Miss Warm Springs, Charmaine Billey, right, dances in the grand entry, along with other royalty at the 45th annual Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days celebration in Warm Springs.
July 02, 2014

Pi-Ume-Sha draws thousands

by Madras Pioneer
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs' biggest weekend of the year — the Pi-Ume-Sha — got underway June 26, and ran through Sunday. Thousands visited for the 45th annual Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - Sandra Moar beads a bracelet while two of her dogs rest in her lap. Moar and Dean Banks, of Happy Valley, returned to the Rockhounds show at the fairgrounds for the second year.
July 02, 2014

Rockhounds consider Madras show one of best

by Holly M. Gill
65th annual show at fairgrounds For 65 years, generations of rockhounds have been coming to Madras for the annual All Rockhounds Pow Wow Club of America's show, considered one of the best and…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - Kay Kludt
July 02, 2014

Hospice needs local volunteers

by Holly M. Gill
Training set for July When people are nearing the end of their lives, the local hospice program offers support for both the patients and their families. Kay Kludt, volunteer supervisor for St.…
July 02, 2014

County budget slows slight drop

by Holly M. Gill
Employment lowest in at least a decade Last week, the Jefferson County Commission passed a "conservative" budget of $37.2 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year, down nearly $1.4 million from last…

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Jul 02, 2014

Madras reviews insurance coverage

by Holly M. Gill
Liability rates rising After several years without increases, insurance rates are on the rise, the Madras City Council learned June 24, during its insurance coverage presentation. Overall,…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - Jerry Ramsey, who spearheaded an effort to rename a canyon near Pelton Road from Negro Brown Canyon to John Brown Canyon gathers with others from the Jefferson County Historical Society and the Oregon Geographic Names Board on Friday to celebrate the change.
Jun 25, 2014

Names Board visits John Brown Canyon

by Holly M. Gill
To celebrate canyon's new name Members of the Jefferson County Historical Society and the Oregon Geographic Names Board met Friday just off Pelton Road to toast a man who died more than a…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - The school board was updated on various construction projects. Above, a front-end loader removes chunks of pavement on the north side of Buff Intermediate School in preparation for a paving project.
Jun 25, 2014

Roots alternative program approved for W.S.

by Susan Matheny
Reaching out to students Approval was given to start a Roots Alternative Education Program in Warm Springs at the June 23 meeting of the School District 509-J Board of Directors. Directed by…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - Brandie McNamee
Jun 25, 2014

Water, sewer charges rise in 2014-15

by Holly M. Gill
Part of city's strategic plan Fee increases were on the minds of Madras residents last week, when they learned of changes approved in the city's 2014-15 budget. After the city received numerous…
Jun 25, 2014

Events readied for July 4

by Madras Pioneer
Parade at 11 a.m. The Madras-Jefferson County Chamber will be going all out for its Fourth of July party at Sahalee Park as it also marks the county’s centennial celebration. The theme for the…
Jun 25, 2014

Rockhounds arrive for 65th powwow

by Holly M. Gill
Rock, mineral show This year, the All Rockhounds Pow Wow Club of America marks its 65th year of bringing its rock, gem and mineral show to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. More than 80 dealers…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Eleven people participated in a FANs hike to the Peninsula area, near Cove Palisades State Park on June 15. The group plans another hike July 19.
Jun 25, 2014

Conservation group hikes 'Peninsula'

by Madras Pioneer
Friends and Neighbors of Deschutes Canyon Area A local conservation group known as FANs (Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area) sponsored a hike out on “the Peninsula” on June 15.…
Jun 25, 2014

City seeks suggestions for cleanup projects

by Holly M. Gill
Funded by garbage collection fee The city of Madras is looking for ideas and suggestions for cleanup events or projects for the community. The projects can be funded with money set aside…
Jun 25, 2014

Comment on Metolius-Windigo Trail

by Madras Pioneer
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a July 16 open house to gather public comments on designating the Metolius-Windigo Trail as a State Designated Scenic Trail. The open house…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - Jake Suppah, with wife, Julie, and daughter, Jalaney, 13, moved back to Warm Springs last year when he was named secretary-treasurer.
Jun 18, 2014

One year in, tribes' new CEO looks back

by Holly M. Gill
Returns from Arizona In 2013, Jake Suppah and his family had a comfortable life in Mesa, Ariz., where he had been the accounting manager for the Fort McDowell Casino for the previous decade.…




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