Eagle Watch draws about 550 for event

Eagle Watch draws about 550 for event

20th celebration of local raptors Weather wasn't quite as warm as expected, but some 550 people...

Wyden listens to concerns

Wyden listens to concerns

Wilderness areas, CRR access and education topics Honoring his pledge to visit every county in...

Demolition begins on old Madras Hotel

Demolition begins on old Madras Hotel

Demolition and site cleanup of the old Madras Hotel began on Feb. 18, with property owner Miguel...

Students to look for objects in Kuiper Belt

Students to look for objects in Kuiper Belt

Searching the stars It might be harder to tell just who has the bigger smile these days —...


Madras Latest News

Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
February 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
February 25, 2015

Former DRCI counselor found dead in Bend hotel

by Holly M. Gill
During trial for alleged abuse of two teen girls Jon Michael Yeakey, 44, a former counselor at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution, who was in the midst of a jury trial for the alleged sexual…
February 25, 2015

Athletic sanctions discussed

by Susan Matheny
PAC ribbon-cutting set A formal ribbon-cutting for the new Madras Performing Arts Center will be held during the Chamber Coffee Cuppers at 8 a.m., Friday, March 6, to emphasize the PAC's…
February 25, 2015

Woman cited in pedestrian accident

by Susan Matheny
Madras police have cited Barbara Smith, 44, of Madras, for failure to obey a traffic control device and yield to a pedestrian in a cross walk in connection with a Feb. 16 accident which injured…
February 25, 2015

April Stream condition improves

by Holly M. Gill
Following Feb. 18 accident in Gilliam County Culver resident April Stream, who is the supervisor of the Frontier Regional 911 dispatch center in Condon, was involved in a single-vehicle crash in…
February 25, 2015

Grant funds available for local projects

by Madras Pioneer
Promoting economic development Every year, the city of Madras contributes up to $80,000 to community projects that promote economic development. Over the past year, the Community Projects Grant…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Joe McHaney, who was hired as the Madras Aquatic Center's executive director in April 2014, has been working to make sports fees more equitable for district patrons. Feb. 16, the MAC District Board of Directors approved a new sports fee schedule that takes into account the costs of each program.
February 18, 2015

MAC revamps sports fee schedule

by Holly M. Gill
In-water team sport fees increase The Madras Aquatic Center is revamping its fee schedule for both in- and out-of-water sports to make the fees more equitable. At Monday night's meeting of the…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Emergency personnel attend to a pedestrian struck by a pickup truck Monday afternoon.
February 18, 2015

Pedestrian struck, injured

by Holly M. Gill
Madras businessman Local businessman Garry Boyd, owner of Great Earth, was struck by a pickup truck and injured Monday afternoon, when he tried to cross Fourth Street at D Street, adjacent to…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Aquila, a blind golden eagle, will return to Eagle Watch this year.
February 18, 2015

Eagle Watch coming Feb. 21-22

by Madras Pioneer
At PGE Overlook Park The 20th annual Eagle Watch celebration will be Feb. 21-22, at Round Butte Overlook Park and the Cove Palisades State Park a little more than 11 miles west of Madras. The…
February 18, 2015

W.S. Principal DeSousa to retire

by Susan Matheny
At the Feb. 9 meeting of the 509-J Board of Directors, the retirement of Warm Springs K-8 Academy Principal Glenna DeSousa was accepted. She will serve as principal until the end of the school…

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Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF OREGON STATE POLICE - A motorcyclist's saddle bag got caught in his wheel, causing a crash on Highway 216, on the northern boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation on Sunday.
Feb 18, 2015

Serious injuries in motorcycle wreck

by Madras Pioneer
Motorcyclist listed in critical condition A Gresham man, Arthur Brandon Kem, 45, was seriously injured Sunday morning in a motorcycle crash on State Route 216, milepost 17, on the northern…
Feb 18, 2015

Huffman bill passes

by Madras Pioneer
Naming highways to honor veterans Legislation seeking to dedicate several of Oregon’s border-to-border highways in honor of veterans groups passed the Oregon House of Representatives on a…
Feb 18, 2015

Marijuana listening session in Bend

by Madras Pioneer
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will host its seventh marijuana listening session on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 7-9 p.m., at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend. The first four meetings,…
Feb 18, 2015

Bikeway meeting scheduled for Camp Sherman

by Madras Pioneer
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public open house Feb. 24, in Camp Sherman, to share information about the Metolius River Loops Scenic Bikeway. The open house will be from…
Feb 18, 2015

Senators introduce bill to renew county funding

by Madras Pioneer
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, have introduced a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate to renew the Secure Rural Schools program, which supports schools, law enforcement and…
Suzanne Bonamici, Ted Wheeler, Mike McLane, Earl Blumenauer
Feb 13, 2015

Leaders react to Kitzhaber's resignation

by Jim Redden
Oregon leaders were quick to react to Gov. John Kitzhaber's announcement that he will resign, effective Feb. 18. Most expressed sadness at the turn of events that will end Kitzhaber's 35-year…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Democrats have been calling for the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Feb 12, 2015

Political pressure squeezes 'struggling' Kitzhaber

by Peter Wong and Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Both Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek agree that the Governor should resign Gov. John Kitzhaber is under renewed pressure by Democratic legislative leaders to resign…
Secretary of State Kate Brown.
Feb 12, 2015

Brown: Kitz wanted to talk, but meeting was 'bizarre,…

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Secretary of State Kate Brown says she is unsure what to make of a meeting between her and Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is under pressure to resign. Democratic legislative leaders and state…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED ILLUSTRATION - The Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse will be visible from a 60-mile wide swathe that crosses the country, from Oregon to Georgia. Viewing is best from near the center of the swathe, which means Madras will be a key area for viewing, according to OMSI.
Feb 11, 2015

Maybe 25,000 expected in Madras for 2017 total eclipse

by Holly M. Gill
Next one 152 years away It's still two and one-half years away, but local officials are already gearing up for an event that may "eclipse" all others in the volume of people it brings to Madras.…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY - The wind broke off branches, tipped over chairs and smashed a small shed outside a residence in  North Madras Heights over the weekend.
Feb 11, 2015

Wind gusts cause damage around town

by Holly M. Gill
Trees, limbs, lines down Windy, gusty weather knocked down trees and overturned at least one shed between Thursday and Monday. According to the National Weather Service, warnings for windy…




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