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August 29, 2014

Wow, what an air show

by Tony Ahern
The first clue was sitting in the turn lane on U.S. Highway 26 for about a half-hour on Friday evening — the Airshow of the Cascades was morphing into something different, something very big.…
August 20, 2014

2014 Airshow of the Cascades setting up as year of milestones

by Tony Ahern
It's impossible to speculate what memories await at the 2014 Airshow of the Cascades. But certainly the 2014 show will be remembered for two milestone side events — the opening of the Erickson's…
August 13, 2014

Ignoring timber has burned us economically

by Tony Ahern
By Shannon Wingear Guest Columnist A few weeks ago I was driving and every direction I looked — north, south, east and west — there were large plumes of smoke rising from the multiple fires…
August 13, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Question fair theme To the Editor, On July 23-26, Jefferson County celebrated "Pioneer Ways to Modern Days” as the County Fair and Rodeo in Madras. I take it that this theme was approved by the…
July 31, 2014

Monday's courageous school board appearance

by Tony Ahern
When something tragic happens to you, when you're embarrased and heartbroken, when your world is turned upside down, the common and understandable response is to hunker down, hide from the…
July 31, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
The Bowermans To the Editor, There are many of us who have significant interest in our school kids and the programs that they participate in. We have a lot of pride in Jefferson County and…
July 23, 2014

Hard to believe it happened at MHS again

by Tony Ahern
Not again. Fresh off the girls varsity basketball coach jailed for having sexual relations with a player, now the Madras High School track coach is arrested for sex abuse with a male athlete on…
July 23, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Good Sams robbed To the Editor, Oregon Good Sams have been coming to Madras for our annual Samboree for 35 years. In all those 35 years, we have never had anything major stolen. This year, an…
July 16, 2014

Wildfires burn out our Cascade Cycling Classic

by Tony Ahern
Blasted wildfires. What a disappointment Monday afternoon to learn that the Cascade Cycling Classic's "mountain leg" had to be canceled on what would have been its first year as part of the…
July 16, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Fine fire response To the Editor On Friday, July 11, at about 2:30 p.m., I received a phone call that one of my rentals was on fire. When I arrived, the fire was mostly knocked down and the fire…

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