Follow common sense rules for burning

Madras Pioneer - News
As part of Wildfire Awareness Month, fire marshal offers safety tips for spring cleanup.

Two arrested for stabbing in Bend

Madras Pioneer - News
Two Jefferson County men were arrested in Prineville May 9, for a stabbing that occurred May 5, in Bend.

City holds sidewalk sales, communitywide yard sales

Madras Pioneer - News
Local business are getting into the act on Saturday, with sidewalk sales to go along with the city's yard sales.

FireFree tallies increase

Madras Pioneer - News
Fire department collects 85 tons, 444 total loads of yard debris over two weekends.

509-J budget approved, principal leaving

Madras Pioneer - News
Bridges Career and Technical High School to change name to Bridges High School.

Civil War re-enactors prepare for weekend

Madras Pioneer - News
Mock battles are ready to go May 19 and 20, near the House on Metolius Meadow, near Camp Sherman.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
The first set of local twins was born at Mountain View Hospital to Larry and Sue Sullivan in May 1968.

County in process of updating zoning

Madras Pioneer - News
The county is seeking comments, by May 18, on exclusive farm use and forest management land.

Madras temperatures cooler than usual in April

Madras Pioneer - News
The forecast for May calls for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

DRCI prepares production of '12 Angry Men'

Madras Pioneer - News
Deer Ridge inmates take on the roles of the jury in a homicide trial for the public production.

Red Cross, JCFD install free smoke detectors

Madras Pioneer - News
About 50 volunteers fan out around Madras May 5, to install smoke alarms in local residences.

Primary ballots due May 15

Madras Pioneer - News
As of May 8, only about 2,000 of 14,000 ballots had been returned to the Jefferson County Clerk's Office.

Crook Co. jail to have major impact

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County facility will lose about $600,000 in fees for housing Crook Co. inmates.

Airport busy with heli-loggers, pilots

Madras Pioneer - News
Helicopter loggers gathered for a reunion at Erickson Aircraft Collection on May 7.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County considers the prospect of getting an aviation field in 1918.

County employment unchanged in March

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County's rate of 5.6 percent is the same as last year; second best rate in Central Oregon.

Foundation offers brick sales for garden

Madras Pioneer - News
St. Charles Madras' new healing garden, with fountain and memorial bricks, to be dedicated in June.

Madras man faces assault charges

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras police officer responding to a fight is attacked by suspect and suffers broken ankle.

Survey results out on fire department, EMS services

Madras Pioneer - News
Consulting group conducts survey of public satisfaction with the two districts.

First FireFree weekend collects 62.5 tons

Madras Pioneer - News
Dispose of limbs and brush for free this weekend, May 5 and 6, at Box Canyon Transfer Station.

CRR alternate exit plan goes to bid

Madras Pioneer - News
Bids for 5,050 lineal feet of road at Crooked River Ranch are due back to county by May 21.

Local man admits drug charges

Madras Pioneer - News
Gabriel Walker's arrest follows investigation by Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team.

LED light bulbs installed

Madras Pioneer - News
Americorps team members fan out in Madras, Prineville to replace incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs.

Clerk candidates introduce themselves

Madras Pioneer - News
Four candidates display wide variety of life experiences and qualifications.

Madras marks 25th year as Tree City USA

Madras Pioneer - News
Metolius students help plant ponderosa pine trees at the youth fishing pond to celebrate.

County in process of updating zones

Madras Pioneer - News
Submit written comments on exclusive farm use and forest management zones, or give testimony at meetings.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
A dairy owner stages a rebellion in 1943 and prices local milk at 14 cents per quart.

Smoke alarms key to fire prevention

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County Fire Department responds to two fires without working smoke detectors; offers reminder.

City managers consider region's rapid growth

Madras Pioneer - News
City Club of Central Oregon will host the region's city managers for a May 7 forum; sign up by noon, May 1.

509-J evaluates superintendent

Madras Pioneer - News
Parshall lists accomplishments over the past year, including helping secure $3 million in grants.

Region participates in National Drug Take Back Day

Portland Tribune - News
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day occurs on Saturday, April 28 across Oregon.

MHS students join national walkout

Madras Pioneer - News
About 20 local students take part in nationwide protest of gun violence on April 20.

CRR home a total loss

Madras Pioneer - News
Manufactured home fire at Crooked River Ranch believed to have started as flue fire.

Deputies arraigned for inmate death

Madras Pioneer - News
Three enter not guilty pleas to negligent homicide in connection with death of James Wippel.

Commission candidates square off in forum

Madras Pioneer - News
Next up: County clerk candidate forum will be held on April 25, on the COCC Madras campus.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
The Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce decides to hire its first manager in 1968.

St. Charles updates health record system

Madras Pioneer - News
Central Oregon hospitals, including St. Charles Madras, are now using an electronic record system.

Madras, Chamber plan community yard sale

Madras Pioneer - News
The public is invited to participate in a citywide yard sale May 18-20; register by May 4.

LED bulbs offered at no cost

Madras Pioneer - News
Locals may receive up to 16 LED bulbs and water-saving fixtures for free, beginning April 24.

MAC, Kids Club place director on administrative leave

Madras Pioneer - News
No details are being released on administrative action involving Joe McHaney.

Jefferson, Deschutes counties still searching for…

Madras Pioneer - News
32-year-old Christopher Cardonia was reportedly last seen in the Madras area.

McLeod-Skinner runs for 2nd Congressional District

Madras Pioneer - News
Candidate from Crooked River Ranch has served as a city manager and city councilor in recent years.

Candidate forums readied for April

Madras Pioneer - News
Chamber will host events April 18 for commission candidates, and April 25 for county clerk candidates and the sheriff.

Nearly 1,000 make their voices heard

Madras Pioneer - News
Most residents are pleased with area for the quality of life, raising children.

Election deadline approaching

Madras Pioneer - News
April 24 is last day for voters to change their party registration for May 15 primary.

Climber dies from fall at Smith Rock

Madras Pioneer - News
A 20-year-old Bend man accidentally fell about 200 feet from the top of Misery Ridge Trail.

Candidate forums readied for April

Madras Pioneer - News
Chamber will host events April 18 for commission candidates, and April 25 for county clerk candidates and the sheriff.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County rapidly fills quota for war bonds during World War I, in 1918.

Redmond burglary results in arrests

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras man is among three arrested in connection with a March 26 burglary in Deschutes County.

Historical Society celebrates book

Madras Pioneer - News
Wilson Wewa entertains crowd with stories from 'Legends of the Northern Paiute.'

Cole hired as W.S. K-8 principal

Madras Pioneer - News
Greg Cole has 14 years of experience as a principal in the Salem-Keizer School District.

Merkley shines light on W.S. community

Madras Pioneer - News
Senator takes on topics of guns, bank regulations and spending, while recognizing WSCAT.

Plateau Travel Plaza hosts grand opening

Madras Pioneer - News
Gaming Commission members cut ribbon on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs' project.

Jail deputies charged in inmate's death

Madras Pioneer - News
Three face charge of criminally negligent homicide for the death of inmate James Wippel.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County requires every man, woman and child to participate in 1918 parade.

City to unveil citizen survey results

Madras Pioneer - News
The city of Madras' survey was mailed to more than 4,600 mailboxes in local ZIP code.

Re-enactors return in May

Madras Pioneer - News
A re-enactment of the Civil War will be held at Metolius Meadow, near Camp Sherman.

Employment in county stable, with added jobs

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County job growth is slightly stronger in February than typically expected.

Marine Board seeks input on Fly Creek

Madras Pioneer - News
The public has until April 16 to submit comments on Fly Creek inlet on Lake Billy Chinook.

City receives four brewpub proposals

Madras Pioneer - News
The Madras Redevelopment Commission to select the most promising proposals.

Democratic rep candidates hold forum

Madras Pioneer - News
Seven challengers will be on the May 15 ballot to become the Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Greg Walden.

W.S. filmmaker picks up award in Paris

Madras Pioneer - News
Short-film director LaRonn Katchia travels to Paris 48 Hour Film Project Filmapalooza.

Sheriff's Office seeks info on missing man

Madras Pioneer - News
Detectives are hoping to hear from anyone who might have information on the man's whereabouts.

Merkley returns for April 4 town hall

Madras Pioneer - News
The annual Jefferson County town hall will be held Wednesday, April 4, at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy.

Career Fair set for MHS on April 18

Madras Pioneer - News
Students can explore career options with more than 25 area employers at fair.

March weather colder than usual

Madras Pioneer - News
Outlook for April calls for near normal temperatures, above normal precipitation.

NASA scientist returns to PAC

Madras Pioneer - News
Dr. Dean Pesnell will be back in Madras April 18, to relive and celebrate the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

JCFD hands out awards

Madras Pioneer - News
The fire department honors volunteers with pins, awards at annual awards banquet.

Deschutes Basin conservation plan out soon

Madras Pioneer - News
Measures to be implemented will include water management for both rivers and reservoirs.

Man takes own life at PGE

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County law enforcement officers respond, but later learn that it was too late.

Local Rosie the Riveters honored

Madras Pioneer - News
Two Madras women, who worked in the aviation industry during World War II, receive roses.

The Agate wins OPRD award of excellence

Madras Pioneer - News
The ninth edition of the Jefferson County Historical Society's twice-yearly publication is out.

Air show seeks assistant coordinator

Madras Pioneer - News
The Airshow of the Cascades Board is looking for someone to become the show's coordinator, beginning in 2019.

Merkley set to return for town hall

Madras Pioneer - News
The annual Jefferson County town hall will be held Wednesday, April 4, at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Passersby see cattle milling around truck, stop and end up saving rancher's life in 1968.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
The new Museum at Warm Springs was dedicated 25 years ago in March 1993, with keynote speech by Sen. Mark Hatfield.

OHA seeks input on CCO model

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon Health Authority reports coordinated care organizations reduce ER visits.

County jobs show rapid growth

Madras Pioneer - News
Central Oregon, especially Jefferson County, continues to add jobs at fast pace.

Candidate forum slated March 28

Madras Pioneer - News
Seven Democrats running for the 2nd Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Greg Walden will participate in a forum.

Madras man faces sex abuse charges

Madras Pioneer - News
Longtime foster parent alleged to have had sexual contact with teenage girl.

Madras, Culver students join walkout

Madras Pioneer - News
About 40 students at Madras High School show solidarity with shooting victims.

Initiative would ban the sale of assault weapons

Portland Tribune - News
A petition proposed for November would ban assault firearms and high-capacity magazines in Oregon.

COCC lays out 10-year plan

Madras Pioneer - News
Expansion of Madras campus, additional parking, and a possible solar array are included.

Matrix outlines JCFD-JCEMS study at first group…

Madras Pioneer - News
Consulting firm is hired to study the fire department and ambulance efficiency.

Community meetings give 509-J insight

Madras Pioneer - News
The district had very good feedback at the community meetings, attended by around 35-40 adults.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
The Madras Pioneer looks back through our archives from 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

Portland's Kabir Muthu crowned spelling champ

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's Regional Spelling Bee in Portland is presented by the Pamplin Media Group and Comcast.

Preliminary Deschutes Basin study results online

Madras Pioneer - News
A three-year study on the Upper Deschutes Basin looks into future of water management.

Graffiti mars new sidewalk, block wall

Madras Pioneer - News
Contractor smooths out sidewalk, but must figure out way to remove graffiti before completing project.

Students want end to gun violence

Madras Pioneer - News
School safety was on the minds of many Madras High School students at U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's town hall March 9.

DVWD water wins best overall in state

Madras Pioneer - News
Water tops all others in blind taste test at Oregon Association of Water Utilities Conference in Sunriver.

Pursuit ends in eventual arrest

Madras Pioneer - News
Stolen vehicle's OnStar allows police to stop vehicle in safe location and arrest driver.

Fire, ambulance merger forum set

Madras Pioneer - News
Consulting group to head up study, take input from public at March 15 meeting.

Oregon unemployment at historic low

Madras Pioneer - News
The annual rate of 4.1 percent is comparable to lowest rates dating back more than 40 years.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
The Madras Pioneer looks back through our archives from 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

Bend MD among Walden challengers

Madras Pioneer - News
Eight Democrats have filed to challenge U.S. Rep. Greg Walden in the May 15 election.

Plateau Travel Plaza prepares to open

Madras Pioneer - News
The opening has been delayed until Saturday, March 24, with the grand opening on April 6.

Brewpub recruitment extended

Madras Pioneer - News
City hopes a brewery would encourage economic activity in the urban renewal district.

MHS grad newest member of Planning Commission

Madras Pioneer - News
Designer returns home after earning master's and joins the city planning group.

Wyden returns for town hall March 9

Madras Pioneer - News
The senator's 877th town hall will be held from 9-10:30 a.m., Friday, at the Madras Performing Arts Center.
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