Paving of segment nears completion

Paving of segment nears completion

ODOT to open northbound section of Highway 97 The newly paved northbound lane of U.S. Highway 97,...

Crook County adds rental beds at JCCF

Crook County adds rental beds at JCCF

Increases from 16 to 25 beds Beginning this month, Crook County began renting nine additional...

Race starts in Madras for first time

Race starts in Madras for first time

Bend-based Cascade Cycling Classic in 36th year The start of this year's Cascade Cycling Classic...

W.S. transfers fish due to high temps

W.S. transfers fish due to high temps

Trucked to White Salmon hatchery in the Gorge In an unprecedented management step, the U.S. Fish...

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Should bungee jumping be allowed at Crooked River Gorge?

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Madras Latest News

July 29, 2015

It's all free at Our Community in the Park

by Susan Matheny
Churches offer food, clothes, services The eighth annual Our Community in the Park event on Saturday, Aug. 1, sponsored by area churches, will be in a new location at Sahalee Park from 9 a.m. to…
SUSAN MATHENY - Crews were finishing up homes and getting roads ready for paving in late June when this photo was taken at the Greeley Heights Subdivision in Warm Springs. The subdivision is located on the hill south of the Warm Springs K-8 Academy.
July 29, 2015

Housing project opens in W.S.

by Susan Matheny
A grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the new Greeley Heights subdivision in Warm Springs was held July 14. The $9.7 million project, located on 35 acres in the neighborhood above Warm Springs…
July 29, 2015

Principals hired for Metolius, Buff Intermediate

by Susan Matheny
Seat-selling fundraiser major success Billie White was hired as the new Buff Intermediate principal, and Adam Dietrich as the Metolius Elementary principal at the Monday night meeting of the…
July 29, 2015

J.C. has high job growth rate

by Madras Pioneer
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Jefferson County remained essentially unchanged at 6.7 percent in June. However the rate was down significantly from 9.0 percent last June,…
HOLLY M. GILL - On Saturday, the Jefferson County Courthouse contractor poured half the cement walls for the project in forms on top of the building's foundation. The second half of the walls will be poured next month.
July 22, 2015

Courthouse foundation, walls poured

by Holly M. Gill
County receives $2.5 million in state funding for project The final piece of funding for the new Jefferson County Courthouse fell into place last week, when the governor signed House Bill 5005,…
SUSAN MATHENY - Frank Rendon, right, and his wrangler Justin, ride 2,300-pound longhorn steers 'Shotgun' and 'Showgun' around the ring during the Legendary Longhorn show at the fair.
July 22, 2015

Longhorns, camels big hits

by Holly M. Gill
Carnival Lights and Country Nights With new features, such as the Legendary Longhorns, mutton busting and camel rides, the 82nd annual Jefferson County Fair was bustling from Wednesday through…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ardith 'Wendy' Chancellor
July 22, 2015

Former property manager charged

by Holly M. Gill
Indictment alleges thefts from clients A woman who operated the Madras Property Management company from around 2010-2013 will be arraigned Thursday on charges that she stole thousands of dollars…
July 22, 2015

Pioneer garners awards

by Tony Ahern
The Madras Pioneer won two awards at the annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest. The awards were announced by the ONPA at its annual convention last week.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A motorcyclist was hospitalized after his motorcycle went through a barbwire fence and ended up 75 yards off Lone Pine Road, between Jefferson and Crook counties early Saturday morning, July 18.
July 22, 2015

High-speed crash injures motorcyclist

by Madras Pioneer
On Northwest Lone Pine Road A single-vehicle motorcycle crash injured a former Culver man early July 18, on the southeastern edge of Jefferson County. At approximately 2:32 a.m., a sergeant from…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Moving Wall visits Camden, Tenn., in 2011.
July 20, 2015

Milwaukie parade to honor Vietnam service, Moving Memorial Wall

by Raymond Rendleman
On Saturday, July 25, American Legion Post 180 and the Milwaukie Rotary Club will help organize the city of Milwaukie’s Honoring Military Service & Sacrifice Parade that coincides with the 50th…

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HOLLY M. GILL - St. Charles Madras will not be offering obstetrics services for the next month, the hospital announced Friday.
Jul 15, 2015

Birthing center temporarily closes

by Holly M. Gill
30-day closure planned as hospital adds OB nurses Expectant mothers hoping to deliver their babies in Madras over the next month will need to make other plans. Last Friday, St. Charles Madras…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Following an attempted traffic stop and police pursuit July 10, a 1992 Honda Accord left Southwest Feather Drive and crashed into a tree, killing the driver, who was ejected, and injuring a passenger.
Jul 15, 2015

Pursuit ends in crash, death of Culver man

by Holly M. Gill
Passenger transported by Life Flight A 33-year-old Culver man, Derek Kyle Mach, died Friday evening when he crashed his vehicle following a police pursuit. Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE - A very large airtanker drops retardant on the Ten Mile Canyon Fire on July 9.
Jul 15, 2015

Two fires scorch more than 7,500 acres

by Holly M. Gill
In northeastern, southwestern parts of county Hot, dry weather, along with some lightning, set the stage for two local fires that have been burning in northeastern and southwestern Jefferson…
HOLLY M. GILL - Esperanza Mendoza, 14, of Culver, gives 'Paul,' her Yorkshire pig, a bath on Tuesday, when both FFA and 4-H members took their animals in to be weighed in preparation for the start of the Jefferson County Fair July 15.
Jul 15, 2015

Free fair offers family fun

by Holly M. Gill
July 15-18 at fairgrounds For the fourth year in a row, the Jefferson County Fair, which runs from July 15-18, will be free and open to the public. At the 82nd annual event, which has the theme…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Melissa Bowerman
Jul 15, 2015

Bowerman indicted in Deschutes Co.

by Madras Pioneer
Former MHS track coach Melissa Bowerman, 44, has been indicted by a Deschutes County grand jury on new charges involving the same juvenile boy as her previous charges. Bowerman was originally…
Jul 15, 2015

Fair Parade this weekend

by Susan Matheny
The Jefferson County Fair Parade will roll down 10th Street and around Sahalee Park this Saturday, July 18, at 10 a.m., with the theme “Carnival Lights and Country Nights.” People can get entry…
HOLLY M. GILL - City crews excavate a section of Seventh Street from D Street just past E Street. High Desert Aggregate and Paving will complete the reconstruction of the southbound lane, which was falling apart, according to Jeff Hurd, director of the Madras Public Works Department.
Jul 15, 2015

Seventh Street paving project underway

by Holly M. Gill
Completion expected by end of month The city of Madras is in the process of reconstructing portions of Seventh Street that were beginning to fail. "The road is to the point where it needs to be…
Jul 15, 2015

Idaho man dies in motorcycle crash

by Madras Pioneeer
On Highway 26, east of Highway 35 junction An Idaho man was killed in a motorcycle crash July 6, on U.S. Highway 26, just east of the junction with Highway 35. Oregon State Police reported July…
Jul 15, 2015

Dead salmon not bound for Pelton-Round Butte

by Madras Pioneer
Dead and distressed sockeye salmon found earlier this month in the Deschutes River appear to have been fish from the Columbia River bound for other upriver locations, who likely swam into the…
HOLLY M. GILL - The north hangar at the Madras Municipal Airport, built in 1943, has beennamed to the National Register of Historic Places.
Jul 08, 2015

Historic designation for hangar

by Holly M. Gill
Link to airport's WWII roots Madras Municipal Airport's north hangar was recognized last week for its role in the training of World War II pilots when the hangar was named to the National…




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