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April 23, 2014

Our Opinion: Wehby is GOP's best shot

by Editorial board
Oregon Republicans have a choice in the May primary between a candidate who could give fits to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in November’s general election, or one who’s more likely to serve as a…
April 23, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Pot not needed for pain To the Editor, Our city was wise to move forward with a moratorium for one year on dispensaries of marijuana, and Jefferson County officials were amiss in the opposite…
April 16, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Condition of golf course To the Editor, I am wondering why it is that the Desert Peaks Golf Course is receiving little to no attention or effort to maintain what we do have. All of the city…
April 16, 2014

Rex Barber: Culver's American hero

by Tony Ahern
For those who've spent their lives in Jefferson County, the story of World War II ace pilot and hero Rex Barber is generally well known. As well it should be. On April 18, 1943, the 25-year-old…
April 10, 2014

Letters to the Editor, April 9

by Tony Ahern
This town smells To the Editor, MADRAS, the smell capital of the world? Does anyone in town besides myself find the smell coming from the stockyard south of town to be about the most offensive…
April 02, 2014

Air museum grows ever more close

by Tony Ahern
Keep an ear out. In about six weeks or so, you might be able to hear the unique buzz of historic military aircrafts coming in from the west to land at the former B-12 training site now known as…
April 02, 2014

Letters from April 2

by Tony Ahern
Off base To the Editor, In the Pioneer’s 19 March edition, John Bowler lamented about the limited experience and time available for volunteers who run Crooked River Ranch’s major organizations…
March 26, 2014

County races to add spark to Primary season

by Tony Ahern
Primary season can often be a snoozefest:?Republicans trying to see who can most embody Rush Limbaugh’s ideology, and Democrats arguing over who’ll establish the most social programs. It’s like…
March 26, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Issues with the city of Madras To the Editor, I am a senior citizen, and at this point I am not happy with the city of Madras. In the first place, I was forced into the city, with the claim that…
March 19, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
NeighborImpact thanks To the Editor, NeighborImpact, Central Oregon’s community action agency, would like to thank Jefferson County residents who were able to attend and share perspective with…

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Mar 19, 2014

MAC's latest new start may be its best

by Tony Ahern
It was just seven weeks ago in this space that we wondered if the Madras Aquatic Center job would be enough to "challenge" newly hired executive director Todd Andres. "Challenge" was code-speak…
Mar 13, 2014

Jefferson County courthouse funding a highlight of session

by Tony Ahern
By Rep. John Huffman A GREAT SESSION FOR DISTRICT 59 The 2014 Regular Legislative Session ended by 5 p.m. Friday, March 7. Sine die (adjournment) came just two days before the constitutional…
Mar 05, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Culver council thoughts To the Editor, We need you as citizens to come to the council meetings and voice your opinion, one person cannot do it alone. Council is passing up qualified applicants…
Mar 05, 2014

Crow and Moore were Madras treasures

by Tony Ahern
Teachers who spend their careers in small towns, whose impact spreads far from just the four walls of their classroom, are treasures. Great teachers everywhere are treasures, sure, but those who…




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