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State lifts health advisory at Lake Billy Chinook

State lifts health advisory at Lake Billy Chinook

Test results show blue-green algae toxins well below guidelines (Update: The Oregon Health...

Band instruments donated to W.S. K-8 Academy

Band instruments donated to W.S. K-8 Academy

Principals meet with public Public donations of musical instruments are helping to build up the...

Rockhounds enjoy event

Rockhounds enjoy event

66th annual Gem and Mineral Show at county fairgrounds Triple-digit temperatures didn't stop...

Project affects southside businesses

Project affects southside businesses

Roadway narrow, congested About midway through the U.S. Highway 97/J Street realignment project,...

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What is the greatest accomplishment of the Warm Springs Nation?

Cooperative work with PGE on dams
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Timber industry and mill operations
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Developing Kah-nee-ta resort
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Getting into gaming industry
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Winning McQuinn Strip case (restoring 78,611 acres to reservation)
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Madras Latest News

July 01, 2015

Stay hydrated, limit sun during heat wave

by Madras Pioneer
With the recent triple-digit temperatures throughout the Northwest, Pacific Power wants to remind customers to stay safe and use these tips to beat the heat, use less energy and save money. Be…
July 01, 2015

Heat wave increases danger of wildfire

by Madras Pioneer
Use caution during outdoor activities Fire managers throughout Oregon are feeling the heat. Continued hot, dry weather is plaguing the region that could lead to a significant fire from a single…
HOLLY M. GILL - From left, Jeff Sanders, Captain Moody and Charles Nathan participate in last year's grand entry on the first day of Pi-Ume-Sha. This year's event runs from June 26-28 on the powwow grounds next to the community center in Warm Springs.
June 24, 2015

Pi-Ume-Sha rolls out Friday

by Susan Matheny
Treaty Days celebration Native Americans and others from all over the Northwest will gather June 26-28 for the Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days celebration near the community center in Warm Springs. This…
HOLLY M. GILL - Steve Keever, of Madras, and his daughter, Autumn, display a rock Keever named after his daughter - Autumn Hope jasper. Keever is among 90 vendors who were setting up at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Wednesday, in preparation for the annual All Rockhounds Pow-Wow Club of America's annual event, June 25-28.
June 24, 2015

Rockhounds arrive at fairgrounds

by Holly M. Gill
For 66th annual event Rockhounds return to Madras Thursday for their 66th annual event at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The All Rockhounds Pow-Wow Club of America will have a record 90…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Laura Alvarez
June 24, 2015

Woman remains jailed for assault

by Holly M. Gill
Man recovering from attack with hatchet A Madras man is recovering from an assault with a hatchet, and the woman accused of the crime remains in custody at the Jefferson County Correctional…
June 24, 2015

Whychus area closure in effect

by Madras Pioneer
For trail work, bridge replacement Beginning this week, the Deschutes National Forest will put a temporary closure in place to conduct stream work and replace a trail bridge on Whychus Creek.…
June 24, 2015

Hefty fines for illegal fireworks

by Madras Pioneer
'Keep it safe, keep it legal' The open season for fireworks sales is now underway in Oregon. Legal fireworks may be purchased only from Oregon permitted fireworks retailers and stands. The…
June 24, 2015

ODF, federal agencies tighten fire restrictions

by Madras Pioneer
In Central Oregon areas Increasing wildfire danger has prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry and federal agencies to tighten public fire prevention restrictions in Central Oregon. The…
HOLLY M. GILL - Daimler Trucks North America is planning to expand its operation at the Madras Municipal Airport. The company has submitted an application for a conditional use permit and site plan review.
June 17, 2015

Daimler Trucks to expand

by Holly M. Gill
Test track, new facilities at Madras airport The largest North American truck manufacturer, Daimler Trucks North America, has applied for a major expansion of its facilties at the Madras…
HOLLY M. GILL - A steel-framed building owned by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has been empty for decades, but will soon be replaced by a truck stop.
June 17, 2015

Tribes seek truck stop in Madras

by Holly M. Gill
Planning new facility at industrial site Tribally owned property at the Madras Industrial Site will see new life as a truck stop under a plan proposed by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.…

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HOLLY M. GILL - Madras JROTC, veterans and others help unfurl a 30-by-60-foot flag on Flag Day, June 14, at Erickson Aircraft Collection. The enormous flag is the largest flying in the state.
Jun 17, 2015

State's largest U.S. flag now on display

by Holly M. Gill
Erickson Aircraft Collection flies 30-by-60-foot flag In honor of Flag Day, Erickson Aircraft Collection raised its new U.S. flag — the largest in the state of Oregon — on Sunday at the Madras…
HOLLY M. GILL - The intersection of Buff Street and McTaggart Road will be modified to remove the island and put in turning lanes, bike lanes, and sidewalks as part of a Safe Routes to School grant project.
Jun 17, 2015

Pedestrian project emphasizes safety for schools

by Holly M. Gill
Project starts this week, concludes by end of August With a $500,000 Safe Routes to School grant, the city is in the process of making changes to Buff Street, from 10th Street to McTaggart Road.…
Jun 17, 2015

County declares drought

by Holly M. Gill
Affected landowners can apply for relief by June 26 Earlier this month, Jefferson County joined other mostly eastern counties in Oregon in declaring a state of drought emergency. The Jefferson…
HOLLY M. GILL - A house on U.S. Highway 97, across from McDonald's, that lost its access when the highway was realigned, was the site of a fire that resulted in the death of a person who had been sheltering inside. The city considers it a nuisance property.
Jun 17, 2015

Madras takes aim at local nuisances

by Holly M. Gill
Hold hearing on first draft of ordinance Under a proposed ordinance, the city of Madras may have a process to get rid of derelict buildings that present hazards to public health. The city of…
Jun 17, 2015

County reappraises rural area

by Madras Pioneer
Appraisal staff from the Jefferson County Assessor’s Office will be out in the northern farm areas and rural communities of the county this year reappraising properties. Under Oregon law the…
OSU-CASCADES - James Halliday has completed a degree program at OSU-Cascades.
Jun 17, 2015

Halliday enrolls in college, earns degree

by Madras Pioneer
Attends OSU-Cascades while son attends COCC James Halliday, of Warm Springs, was ready for a change. After many years of working in restaurants, as a truck driver and as a plumber, he enrolled…
Jun 17, 2015

W.S. fire near homes

by Susan Matheny
A wildfire burned 2,614 acres of grass and sage June 10 on the Warm Springs Reservation, and threatened the Wolf Point subdivision. According to Brad Donahue, assistant Warm Springs Fire…
Jun 17, 2015

City offers sidewalk repair grants

by Susan Matheny
The city of Madras is offering grants of up to $1,000 to help businesses repair sidewalks that have been buckled by trees. Trees were part of a downtown revitalization project done in the 1990s,…
Jun 17, 2015

Toxic algae warning at Perry South campground

by Madras Pioneer
June 10, the U.S. Forest Service posted a caution sign for recreation use in Lake Billy Chinook Reservoir at the Perry South Campground on U.S. Forest Service land. A blue-green algae bloom is…
Jun 17, 2015

Camping event set at Cove

by Madras Pioneer
The Cove Palisades State Park welcomes beginning campers to join in an overnight guided camping excursion June 26-28, part of the statewide "Let's Go Camping" program hosted by Oregon Parks and…




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