Councilors seek transparency

Councilors seek transparency

Controversy surrounding firing of tribes' secretary-treasurer They're a diverse group of Warm...

509-J board upholds principal's reassignment

509-J board upholds principal's reassignment

Braman-Smith a finalist for Bend principalship A group of student and teachers, dressed in black...

Oregon Guard returns home to families

Oregon Guard returns home to families

Four local guardsmen For four local Oregon National Guard soldiers returning from a 10-month...

Groundbreaking for new courthouse

Groundbreaking for new courthouse

A groundbreaking for the new Jefferson County Courthouse will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April...

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April 22, 2015

Tribes release statement on firing

by Madras Pioneer
Last week, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Council took the unsual step of issuing a press release on its recent firing of the former secretary-treasurer, Jake Suppah. Tribal…
April 22, 2015

Baby's death investigated

by Madras Pioneer
On April 20, at about 5:50 a.m. Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services and Jefferson County Fire Department were both dispatched to an address in the city of Culver regarding a 3-month-old…
OREGON STATE POLICE - A hazardous materials crew cleans up spilled milk on April 19, at milepost 73 on Highway 197.
April 22, 2015

Truck spills milk in rollover crash

by Madras Pioneer
Highway 197 Oregon State Police troopers from The Dalles are investigating an early morning milk truck tanker rollover crash on Highway 197 near milepost 73, north of Madras, on April 19. Early…
April 22, 2015

House fire strikes in W.S.

by Madras Pioneer
American Red Cross disaster response volunteers responded following a house fire April 14, on Shitike Creek Road in Warm Springs. The single-family home fire affected four adults and a child.…
April 22, 2015

Grassland meeting April 27 in Prineville

by Madras Pioneer
The public will have an opportunity to engage with Forest Service employees about the future of the Ochoco National Forest and the Crooked River National Grassland on Monday, April 27, in…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADARS PIONEER - Students and teachers marched to Tuesday night's school board meeting carrying signs and chanting 'Reinstate SBS,' in support of MHS Principal Sarah Braman-Smith.
April 15, 2015

509-J Board upholds principal's reassignment

by Susan Matheny
Public, teachers speak out A group of student and teachers, dressed in black and carrying signs reading “Reinstate SBS,” “Abuse of Power,” and “Transparency,” held a protest march from the…
HOLLY M. GILL - Michael Hughes, of Bend, an attorney who represents Israel Reynoso, asks the City Council to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to locate in the downtown area.
April 15, 2015

Medical marijuana ordinance draws scrutiny

by Holly M. Gill
Council set to take action At Tuesday night's Madras City Council meeting, councilors were expected to approve a medical marijuana ordinance that would govern where, when and how local…
April 15, 2015

New courthouse groundbreaking set

by Madras Pioneer
A groundbreaking for the new Jefferson County Courthouse will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 25, just west of the new Madras City Hall, 125 S.W. E St., Madras. State Rep. John Huffman will…
HOLLY M. GILL - Outgoing Historical Society President Jerry Ramsey presents Courtney Lupton Turner with the Beth Crow award for her work with students in History Day projects.
April 15, 2015

Historical Society celebrates History Day with award

by Holly M. Gill
Presents annual Beth Crow award to Courtney Lupton Turner More than 100 people turned out for the Jefferson County Historical Society's annual fundraiser dinner Saturday, at the Jefferson County…
HOLLY M. GILL - Drivers of two vehicles that collided at the intersection of Highway 361 and Jericho Lane last Friday were both transported by ambulance to St. Charles Redmond. The driver of the SUV was cited for driving without a license and failure to obey a traffic control device.
April 15, 2015

Two injured in two-vehicle crash

by Holly M. Gill
Highway 361 and Jericho Lane Two people suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident Friday, at the intersection of the Culver Highway and Jericho Lane. The Jefferson County Sheriff's…

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LINDA LARSON - Dallas Wells, left, assisted by Larry Brown, uses a tool to cut through a door on a storage unit at Juniper Storage on April 12.
Apr 15, 2015

Fire destroys storage unit

by Holly M. Gill
Abandoned Juniper Storage facility A fire in abandoned storage units near Brush Lane in Madras destroyed one building and burned its contents Sunday afternoon. Around 4:45 p.m. April 12, the…
JEFF WILSON - The historic Gateway depot, built in 1911, was demolished April 6.
Apr 15, 2015

Historic Gateway railroad depot demolished

by Madras Pioneer
Built in 1911 The old Gateway Railroad Depot, built in 1911, was demolished April 6, by Burlington Northern Railroad, due to vandalism and its dilapidated condition. The depot was briefly in the…
Apr 15, 2015

Open burning closes May 1

by Madras Pioneer
Across Central Oregon The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association have announced the date of closing for residential and private lands open debris burning across the tri-county region in…
Apr 15, 2015

W.S. man sentenced for assault

by Madras Pioneer
William Clements Sr., 44, of the Warm Springs, was sentenced April 1 to 21 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman. In November 2014, Clements pleaded guilty to felony…
BBT ARCHITECTS ILLUSTRATION - The new addition to the Culver Elementary School will feature lofty ceilings and large windows as in this illustration by BBT Architects. The addition will house third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms, and is expected to be move-in ready in December.
Apr 08, 2015

Construction begins in Culver

by Susan Matheny
Elementary school addition A formal groundbreaking wasn’t held, but construction began two weeks ago during spring break on the addition to Culver Elementary, which will house third-, fourth-…
HOLLY M. GILL - Madras High School Key Club members, along with several Kiwanis Club members, posed with U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, right, at a town hall Monday. Attendees included, left to right, Key Club members Brianna Sumner, Aubrey Holliday, Kiya Rodin, Kiana Adams and Maddie Molitor, Kiwanis members Matt Ellsbury, Patricia Smith, Jill Plant, and Bob Jones (back), and Key Club members Tyra Thomas (front), Idalis Ibrahim, Ingrid Sanchez, Dani Schmaltz and Becca Bauman.
Apr 08, 2015

Merkley holds seventh Madras meeting

by Holly M. Gill
Senator recognizes Key Club's service U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley returned to Madras Monday for a packed house at his seventh town hall since he was elected to office in 2009. About 75 people filled…
HOLLY M. GILL - Candidates for two positions on the school board, from right to left, Courtney Snead, Sara Puddy, Stan Sullivan, Sue Matters, and Gustavo Rico, answered questions at the community's first candidate forum Monday evening. Candidates Brad Holliday and Foster Kalama did not attend the meeting.
Apr 08, 2015

School board hopefuls answer questions

by Holly M. Gill
Five of seven candidates turn out for forum The first candidate forum for the open positions on the School District 509-J Board of Directors featured a posole dinner and questions in both…
Apr 08, 2015

Student brings gun to Culver school

by Susan Matheny
No threats to students A Culver Middle School student was arrested last week after he brought a hand gun to school and showed it to another student. According to Sheriff Jim Adkins, CMS…
Apr 08, 2015

Date changed for 509-J board meeting

by Susan Matheny
The date of the next School District 509-J School Board meeting has been changed from Monday, April 13, to Tuesday, April 14, at 6 p.m., in order to have a quorum of board members attending. It…
Apr 13, 2015

Teachers, others plan protest march

by Madras Pioneer
To school board meeting Members of the Madras High School staff, student, and parent communities plan to pack the next meeting of the 509-J Board of Directors to protest the board’s recent…




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