County dominating water quality event

County dominating water quality event

Last year, DVWD, this year, CRR Water Co. There's something about the water in Jefferson County....

Judge ups murderer's sentence to 25 years

Judge ups murderer's sentence to 25 years

For murder and coverup of separate murder A 39-year-old Warm Springs man, Curtis Lamont Brown,...

'Monster' handed 11-year sentence after sixth felony

'Monster' handed 11-year sentence after sixth felony

Dealing drugs in Madras A Madras drug dealer, Juan Miguel Lopez, 29, who went by the nickname...

City reconsiders charging station

City reconsiders charging station

To meet state requirement A charging station for electric vehicles could be installed as early as...

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by: HOLLY M. GILL - Charlie Villanueva, 23, left, is the Madras Police Department's newest reserve officer. City Administrator Gus Burril swore Villanueva in on April 2, at the new police station. Police Chief Tom Adams is at right, behind Burril.
April 09, 2014

MPD adds eighth reserve officer

by Holly M. Gill
Purple Heart recipient Nearly three years after earning a Purple Heart when he was seriously injured in Iraq, Charlie Villanueva is looking for a career in law enforcement. Last week,…
April 09, 2014

March slightly warmer than usual

by Madras Pioneer
More of same expected in April After an extraordinarily cold February, temperatures in March were slightly warmer than normal in Madras. According to preliminary data received by the National…
April 09, 2014

Culver man injured in accident

by Madras Pioneer
A Culver man and a Washington truck driver both received injuries after the truck rear-ended an SUV in an accident Friday, April 4, on U.S. Highway 97 south of Madras. According to Oregon State…
by: PHOTO BY RAGINA ANDERSON - Contestants in last year's Steel Stampede races navigate terrain.
April 09, 2014

Steel Stampede races May 3-4

by Madras Pioneer
At Crooked River Ranch The first weekend in May, the Steel Stampede motorcycle races will return to Crooked River Ranch for the Ranch's eighth annual American Historic Racing Motorcycle…
April 10, 2014

Open house Friday at W.S. Academy

by Madras Pioneer
An open house to see progress on the new Warm Springs K-8 Academy, now under construction, will be held Friday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 50 Chuckar Road in Warm Springs. There will…
April 09, 2014

Voting registration deadline looms

by Holly M. Gill
Ballots go out May 2 Ballots for the May 20 primary election will be mailed out in just over three weeks. The ballot will include five candidates for Positions 1 and 2 on the Jefferson County…
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April 02, 2014

Our newspapers won't be downsizing staff or shrinking in size

by Mark Garber
Local news — news about your city, your community, your neighborhood — is the future of journalism. No one in the media business disputes that notion. Investors as savvy as Warren Buffet are…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - Side doors for the Erickson Aircraft Collection Facility will likely be installed in the next week.
April 02, 2014

Air museum hangar is nearly complete

by Holly M. Gill
Expected to open in August The completion of an enormous new hangar at the Madras Municipal Airport is now about six weeks out. The 64,000-square-foot Erickson Aircraft Collection Facility,…
by: SUSAN MATHENY - Volunteers from the Skanska construction firm take down an upstairs wall at Westside to open the Kids Club's recreation room to the gym below. Removing the wall also improved ventilation in the upper gym.
April 02, 2014

Firm donates Westside work

by Susan Matheny
Wall knock down opens rec area The Westside Building got some expert remodeling work done for free last week when eight volunteers from the Skanska construction firm, including two project…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jeffrey Kroo
April 02, 2014

Culver man faces attempted murder charge

by Holly M. Gill
Stepson in Bend hospital A Culver man, Jeffrey Eugene Kroo, 52, was arrested Monday and charged with attempted murder for the shooting of his stepson. According to Sheriff Jim Adkins, the…

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Apr 02, 2014

County ponders marijuana moratorium

by Holly M. Gill
Allowed under state bill Next week, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners will consider a one-year moratorium on medical marijuana facilities for the county, as allowed by the state. "The…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - Steve Drynan, director of the Three Rivers Humane Society, tries to coax over several dogs the facility took in from an illegal kennel operation. Three Rivers took in 29 small dogs from the operation.
Apr 02, 2014

Dogs seized from home

by Holly M. Gill
Illegal kennel operation Over the past week, 30 dogs have been seized from an illegal dog kennel, operating in the Culver area. On Saturday, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, assisted by…
Apr 02, 2014

City takes corrective action following audit

by Holly M. Gill
Department identified errors dating to 2012 During the recently completed fiscal year audits for the city of Madras, the finance department identified and fixed accounting errors that dated back…
Apr 02, 2014

Budget process time-consuming at Ranch

by John Bowler
Crooked River Ranch Roundup Crooked River Ranch's 2015 budget will be reviewed again at the workshop on Monday, April 7, before final approval on April 20 at the regular board monthly meeting.…
by: MARC HECKATHORN - Members of the Oregon State Police SWAT team have guns drawn as they prepare to take Brent Waldorf into custody on Sunday morning at a house in Metolius. Waldorf was arrested on numerous charges after allegedly eluding police in a car and on foot.
Mar 26, 2014

SWAT team takes suspect into custody

by Holly M. Gill
At house in Metolius A car and foot chase culminated in a small house fire and the arrest of two people Sunday morning in Metolius. Brent Waldorf, 23, of Madras, was taken into custody March 23,…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - Steve Drynan, director of the Three Rivers Humane Society, in Madras, and Timber, a Siberian husky recently brought to the shelter, stand outside the three new play areas for dogs. The play areas were the result of donations in the name of Juli Meyers, of Redmond, who died in December. Monica Rendon, in the play area entrance, cleans up the enclosure for the next dog.
Mar 26, 2014

Donations fund dog play areas

by Holly M. Gill
In memory of Juli Meyers When a longtime supporter of Central Oregon pet facilities was dying of cancer last fall, one of her friends suggested setting up a memorial to benefit local dogs. In…
by: SUBMITTED - Daniel Vagle
Mar 26, 2014

OSP takes Minnesota man into custody

by Holly M. Gill
Seizes 30 pounds of marijuana A traffic stop on U.S. Highway 97 last week led to the arrest of a Minnesota man on drug charges for possession of a large quantity of marijuana. On Monday, Oregon…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tyler Fuller
Mar 26, 2014

Police locate wanted suspect

by Holly M. Gill
Hiding in house in Metolius Last week, for the second week in a row, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office searched for a fugitive who was believed to have crashed a car west of Madras, but this…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Jess Homer Stevens III (left) and Robert Lee Howe, both of Warm Springs, were sentenced in February in federal court in Portland in separate cases.
Mar 26, 2014

Three W.S. men receive sentences

by Holly M. Gill
In federal court in Portland Several Warm Springs residents were sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Portland in February. On Feb. 19, Robert Lee Howe, 33, was sentenced to over three years…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Thomas Knapp
Mar 26, 2014

Knapp charged on new indictment

by Holly M. Gill
Sentencing set for April 17 Thomas Knapp, 18, was arraigned on a new indictment March 12, in the Jefferson County Circuit Court, in connection with the shooting of his girlfriend in November.…




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