Madras Opinions

March 25, 2015

Reasons behind principal's reassignment hard to figure

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Editor Judging by the response to our Web poll last week, the community is not happy with School District 509-J's announcement two weeks ago that the Madras High School…
March 25, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Thanks, Geno's To the Editor, All of us at Art Adventure Gallery would like to send a huge shout out to Debbie and Geno Burke and Geno’s Italian Grill. A few months back, I went to the…
March 11, 2015

White Buffs back where they once belonged

by Tony Ahern
To paraphrase the Beatles, the Madras White Buffalos have gotten back to where they once belonged. Congratulations to the MHS boys basketball team reaching the final eight, the “real”?state…
March 11, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Commissioners deserve praise To the Editor, I wish to respond to the Pioneer’s editorial from Feb. 25 titled “County: stick to its guns on demanding road access to new wilderness site,” which…
March 05, 2015

Next, focus on downtown Madras

by Tony Ahern
Madras may not be Oregon's most beautiful small town east of the Cascades, yet, but it has come a long way in the last 15 to 20 years. The improvements have been major and consistent: The…
March 05, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Culver: End that tax To the Editor, I would like to encourage people to attend the next few Culver School Board meetings, held the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the High School…
February 25, 2015

County: stick to its guns on demanding road access to new…

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Editor Nearly six years ago, property owners in northeastern Jefferson County approached the County Commission with the idea of a land swap to create two wilderness areas —…
February 25, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Such helpful veterans To the Editor, I would like to thank some Veterans from the VFW for coming to my aid from the windstorm on Feb. 5. I had a tree fall on the end of my house. Len Parsons…
February 19, 2015

Kitzhaber brought scandal on himself

by Central Oregonian
With his welcome decision to resign on Friday, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s personal house of cards came tumbling down. His abdication was assisted by a hard push from leaders of his own party, and…
February 19, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Question power project To the Editor, Regarding the “Monroe hydro-electric” project. Sad that such a good idea, being successfully implemented in other locales, has been so undermined by the…

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Feb 11, 2015

Everyone's right: grandparenting rocks

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Managing Editor For years, I've watched as friends and co-workers have become grandparents, and have wondered if grandparenthood could possibly be as amazing as they have…
Feb 04, 2015

Seahawk fans not the only ones fighting tears

by Tony Ahern
Oh, Super Bowl Sunday. How we love you. It’s a day dedicated to America’s favorite pasttime, our obsession:?football. But more, it’s a celebration of America, a daylong television event, hours…
Feb 04, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Postal idea To the Editor, Not long ago, there was an article in the Bend Bulletin saying that the U.S. Postal Service is planning on closing the mail sorting station in Bend in July. They said…
Jan 28, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
A column written by Tony Ahern in the Jan. 21 Pioneer inspired some feedback. The gist of the column was this:?it is understood why some people aren’t supporters of the president for various…
Jan 28, 2015

Rework federal land payment programs

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Managing Editor For more than 100 years, states and counties with national forest lands within their boundaries have been receiving 25 percent of the revenue from the sale of…




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