Chamber honors volunteers, business

Chamber honors volunteers, business

Making a difference Some of those people and businesses who have been quietly making a difference...

Cycle Oregon increases coffers of local groups

Cycle Oregon increases coffers of local groups

Over $26,000 distributed locally Before Cycle Oregon came to town Sept. 10 for its three-day...

Cameras keep eyes on city properties

Cameras keep eyes on city properties

Vandals identified with cameras Seven years after the city of Madras installed cameras at the...

Candlelighters help kids with cancer

Candlelighters help kids with cancer

Cycle Oregon riders contribute to cause When their 5-year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer...

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September 24, 2014

National day of remembrance to converge in OC

by Raymond Rendleman
Mt. View Cemetery has only memorial for victims locally - More than 6,000 people are murdered every 10 weeks nationwide, and that number includes vehicular homicide. Since 1978, there have been…
September 24, 2014

Westside may sell to Bean Foundation, county

by Susan Matheny
Option to buy from 509-J The future of the former Westside Elementary building on Fourth Street took a step forward Monday night with the School District 509-J Board of Directors approving an…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sadie Renee Johnson
September 24, 2014

Woman sentenced for arson

by Holly M. Gill
Owes $7.9 million in restitution A Warm Springs woman who admitted starting the Sunnyside Turnoff wildfire on the Warm Springs Reservation last year will serve 1 1/2 years in federal prison.…
September 24, 2014

CRR elects new director, officers

by Madras Pioneer
At the Crooked River Ranch Board of Directors' work session on Sept. 8, three candidates elected by the CRR Club and Maintenance Association membership were sworn in for three-year terms as…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Alton William Schultz
September 24, 2014

Choking nets prison sentence

by Holly M. Gill
For Madras man A Madras man, Alton William Schultz, 40, was sentenced Sept. 18 to 19 months in prison for choking his domestic partner. Shultz pleaded guilty to strangulation, a Class C felony,…
September 24, 2014

Cardio Challenge coming

by Madras Pioneer
Everyone is invited to take a Community Cardio Challenge, featuring 50 days of fitness, from Oct. 1 to Nov. 19, with cash prizes. The challenge is sponsored by the Let’s Talk Diversity…
September 24, 2014

Lake Chinook seeks RFP for new fire hall

by Madras Pioneer
Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue is accepting proposals for the construction of its new fire station. “We are seeking proposals from experienced construction managers/general contractors (CM/GC) to…
September 24, 2014

Algae alert for Wickiup

by Madras Pioneer
The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory Sept. 22, due to high levels of blue-green algae in Wickiup Reservoir, located 40 miles southwest of Bend off South Century Drive. Local…
September 24, 2014

Tribal attorneys receive recognitions

by Madras Pioneer
Assistant U.S. attorneys Craig Gabriel, Billy J. Williams, Tim Simmons and Gary Sussman were among members of the Department of Justice recognized recently, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.,…
Photo Credit: BILL VOLLMER - Riders with Cycle Oregon rode from Tygh Valley to Madras on Wednesday, Sept. 10, by way of Kah-Nee-Ta. At right, riders  crest the hill at Wolfe Point, on their way toward the town of Warm Springs, with Mount Jefferson in the background. The cyclists spent parts of three days and two nights in Madras, pitching their tents at Juniper Hills Park and enjoying local restaurants and businesses on Thursday.
September 17, 2014

Cyclists spend three days in town

by Holly M. Gill
Cycle Oregon's 27th annual event Riders in this year's Cycle Oregon event may have been thinking something similar to Julius Caesar, when he wrote "Veni, vidi, vici," more than 2,000 years ago.…

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Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY - Rio Distinctive Mexican Cuisine and other local restaurants were packed with diners on Wednesday evening and Thursday, when Cycle Oregon stopped in Madras.
Sep 17, 2014

Cycle Oregon boosts business

by Holly M. Gill
In Madras, Culver Local businesses will be talking about Cycle Oregon's visit for a long time. Last Thursday, from Madras to Culver, businesses got a welcome boost from over 2,000 Cycle Oregon…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY - Students headed back to school last week in the 509-J School District, which posted improved test scores for the 2013-14 school year at most levels tested and at all schools. Culver schools also saw improved test results.
Sep 17, 2014

Culver, 509-J state scores improving

by Susan Matheny
For state benchmarks The Oregon Department of Education has released state test results for reading, math, science and writing, which showed a majority of scores improving locally for the…
Sep 17, 2014

Metolius man shot, killed by his father

by Holly M. Gill
Following disturbance at home A Metolius man, Mark Allen Province, 45, was fatally shot Monday night at his home. According to Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins, dispatch received a report of…
Sep 19, 2014

Marijuana summit still on

by Madras Pioneer
The free Oregon Marijuana, Alcohol and Other Drugs Summit has been shortened to one day, but will still be held as planned Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Madras at the Living Hope Christian…
Sep 17, 2014

Clerk's catering costs cause furor

by Holly M. Gill
Out-of-county caterer When the Oregon Association of County Clerks came to Madras for their annual four-day meeting in late August, Kathy Marston, the outgoing president who organized the…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED ILLUSTRATION - The plans for the new Jefferson County Courthouse call for a two-story,  33,000-square-foot facility, to be located on a 1.85-acre parcel at the corner of E and Second streets, next to the Madras City Hall. Architects are working with the contractor and the county to firm up plans for the new facility.
Sep 17, 2014

Courthouse plans moving forward

by Holly M. Gill
Commission holds public meeting Designers and architects are fleshing in the plans for Jefferson County's new courthouse, which is expected to be built next year. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, they…
Sep 19, 2014

NUID sets water shutoff

by Madras Pioneer
At the Sept. 9, North Unit Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, the board approved lifting the allotment for the remainder of the 2014 season given current supplies and supply…
Sep 19, 2014

Culver outage for iimprovements

by Madras Pioneer
Approximately 1,600 Pacific Power customers in the Culver area had their electricity interrupted during the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 12, while Pacific Power crews safely upgraded…
Sep 17, 2014

Election deadline approaches

by Madras Pioneer
Elections Division sends out postcards Secretary of State Kate Brown and Oregon’s county clerks and elections officials have announced the first step of the state’s participation with the…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED ILLUSTRATION - St. Charles Madras will reconfigure its facilties to add emergency, surgery, diagnostic and food service space, as well as a new, more distinctive entrance on the east side of the building.
Sep 10, 2014

St. Charles to commit $16M

by Holly M. Gill
For Madras hospital renovation, construction Change is coming for St. Charles Madras. Next year, St. Charles Health System will move forward with the renovation and construction on the local…



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