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Record Friday highlights show

Fire cuts show short, but can't dampen spirit of event The Airshow of the Cascades didn't turn...

Rapid fire flares up Cove canyon

Rapid fire flares up Cove canyon

Two houses, four garages lost in fire originating at Crooked River Campground E Loop Remnants of...

Hatchet attack earns prison sentence

Hatchet attack earns prison sentence

A woman accused of repeatedly assaulting a man with a hatchet will spend more than five years in...

Threatened lawsuits target irrigation

Threatened lawsuits target irrigation

Ignoring efforts on spotted frog habitat could endanger NUID Some 150 local farmers and business...

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What are your thoughts on the potential lawsuits against North Unit and the BOR?

I back the environmental groups; irrigation damaging ecology
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Lawsuits threats just aimed at getting faster mitigation action
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Disappointing, irrigation groups are working with environmental groups
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It's nuts. Another example of environmentalism trying to destroy valuable industry.
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Madras Latest News

HOLLY M. GILL - Matthew Markstaller, left, property manager for Daimler Trucks North America, and Nick Smith, communications specialist for Daimler, made the announcement about the company's plans during the Airshow of the Cascades on Saturday.
September 02, 2015

Daimler officially announces new Madras facility

by Madras Pioneer
$18M test track investment will employ at least 30 people Daimler Trucks North America took advantage of the assembly at the Airshow of the Cascades on Saturday to announce its plan to bring…
PETER REINHARDT - The County Line 2 Fire makes a run on Shitike Butte on Aug. 28.
September 02, 2015

Weather helps slow County Line 2 Fire

by Madras Pioneer
The County Line 2 Fire, on the Warm Springs Reservation, has consumed 67,247 acres, and was 88 percent contained as of Aug. 30, according to a report from the Oregon Incident Management Team. On…
September 02, 2015

Ball drop winners announced

by Madras Pioneer
Due to fire and wind on Saturday, Jefferson County Rotary Club was not able to do its “Ball Drop,” but winners of the event were still selected. “Four years ago we had formulated a backup plan…
September 02, 2015

MAC Dash is just around the corner

by Tony Ahern
There's still a little time to get in shape, but not much time. The 2015 MAC Dash Sprint Triathlon is just around the corner. The annual race takes over the Madras Aquatic Center on Saturday,…
SUSAN MATHENY - A crowd watches aircraft take off during the Airshow of the Cascades last year, when about 16,000 people attended the two-day event.
August 19, 2015

Volunteers ready Airshow of the Cascades

by Holly M. Gill
Smoke not expected to interfere with two-day event The 16th annual Airshow of the Cascades, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29, is expected to be the biggest air show ever at the Madras…
TOM BROWN - An Erickson Air-Crane helicopter draws water from Lake Simtustus for Sunday's firefighting operations on the County Line 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Reservation.
August 26, 2015

W.S. fire burns eight homes

by Holly M. Gill
Containment increases to 69 percent More structures were lost over the past week, but containment increased on the County Line 2 Fire, which had burned 65,090 acres on the Warm Springs…
SUSAN MATHENY - A car took out about 15 feet of guardrail during a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 97 and Iris Lane  Aug. 19. The driver was killed in the crash.
August 26, 2015

Redmond man dies in crash

by Holly M. Gill
Single-vehicle accident A Redmond man died and a Salem man was injured in a single-vehicle crash Aug. 19, on U.S. Highway 97, near Iris Lane. Oregon State Police reported that troopers and…
ILLUSTRATION BY NEENAN CO. - The new entrance for St. Charles Madras will be on the east side of the building.
August 26, 2015

St. Charles Madras project underway

by Holly M. Gill
$16 million renovation, addition For nearly a decade, hospital officials — first from Mountain View Hospital, and more recently from St. Charles Madras — have been planning a major renovation at…
August 26, 2015

W.S. school vandalized

by Susan Matheny
Four incidents of vandalism to the Warm Springs K-8 School over the summer have caused an estimated total of $8,500 in damages, according to 509-J Director of Operations Darryl Smith. In the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Alyssa Macy
August 26, 2015

Macy new tribal executive deputy director

by Susan Matheny
Alyssa Macy, who returned to Warm Springs two years ago, has been hired as the executive deputy director for the tribes, as of Aug. 24. In that position, she will work alongside the…

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TONY AHERN - The 509-J School Board is discussing a fee schedule for district facilities, including the new Madras Performing Arts Center.
Aug 26, 2015

509-J views standards-based grading

by Susan Matheny
Schedule for PAC, other facilities developed A presentation on making a move to a “standards-based” grading system was given to the School District 509-J Board of Directors at their Monday night…
Aug 26, 2015

Wetland affects project site

by Holly M. Gill
Daimler truck testing facility at airport A potential wetland, identified during the planning process for the new Daimler Trucks North America facility at the Madras Municipal Airport, has…
SUSAN MATHENY - From the grade north of town, the entire town of Madras was covered in a thick blanket of smoke from Oregon and Washington wildfires, Aug. 24.
Aug 26, 2015

Smoke can reach unhealthy levels

by Madras Pioneer
Weekend weather conditions brought unhealthy air quality to the Central Oregon area due to smoke from numerous wildfires across Oregon and Washington. Weather conditions may cause air quality to…
Aug 26, 2015

Town hall on marijuana issue

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras City Council will hold a town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m., on Sept. 1, at the Madras Council Chambers, located at 125 S.W. E St., in Madras. The town hall meeting will be held to give…
Aug 26, 2015

Boaters cited on Lake Billy

by Madras Pioneer
Staff from the Oregon State Marine Board and marine patrols from Jefferson, Jackson, Klamath, Marion, Lane and Multnomah counties combined their on-water patrol efforts on Lake Billy Chinook…
YVETTE LEECY - The Warm Springs Forestry 1 crew, with Truman Merrifield (near the center of the photo), and the G.H. Ranch contract crew hold the line at a burnout in the Shitike/Wolford Canyon area west of Warm Springs on Aug. 13.
Aug 19, 2015

Fire blows up on reservation

by Holly M. Gill
Sparks from vehicle may have caused blaze The massive County Line 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Reservation, reportedly started last week by sparks from a vehicle traveling on U.S. Highway 26,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Mila, 2, plays at her grandparents' house, before being bitten by a rattlesnake on the deck of their Canyon View home.
Aug 19, 2015

Girl, 2, recovers from bite of rattler

by Holly M. Gill
Quick action saves toddler Thanks to the quick action of family members and emergency medical workers, a 2-year-old girl is making a full recovery from a rattlesnake bite. Mila Mitchell, 2, the…
HOLLY M. GILL - About 16,000 people attended the Airshow of the Cascades in 2014 during the two-day event.
Aug 25, 2015

Air show ready to take off Aug. 28

by Holly M. Gill
Two-day event expected to be biggest ever New acts and returning favorites are expected for the 16th annual Airshow of the Cascades, Aug. 28 and 29, at the Madras Municipal Airport. The two-day…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - The Pet Evacuation Team set up a center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds to care for the pets of Warm Springs residents staying at the Red Cross shelter during the fire evacuation. The group is also helping seek donations of hay for reservation livestock, because rangeland grasses have burned.
Aug 19, 2015

Hay donations sought for W.S. ranchers

by Susan Matheny
The Pet Evacuation Team, a partner of Red Cross, has been helping pets and livestock affected by the wildfire in Warm Springs. After services were moved to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds last…
JEFF WILSON - The Culver Crawdad Festival served up 818 plates of food, each containing one pound of crawdads.
Aug 19, 2015

Crawdad Festival growing event

by Tony Ahern
Serves up 818 plates of crawdads Smoky skies from area wildfires didn't keep the Culver Crawdad Festival from enjoying maybe its biggest year ever. "It was awesome," said Donna McCormack, Culver…



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