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September 25, 2014

A chance to walk through history

by Tony Ahern
Purveyors of local real estate might be curious, but anyone with a love of Madras-Jefferson County history should certainly be interested in an “open house” Friday — a unique opportunity to…
September 25, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Gas prices To the Editor, I have lived in Jefferson County for over 14 years. Why does the city allow the gas stations to keep their gas prices the highest around anywhere, in any county around,…
September 17, 2014

Could we host an annual cycling event?

by Tony Ahern
What a great way to wrap up the summer, with jam-packed restaurants and galleries doing more in two days than they might in three months — all as Madras served as base camp for the 2014 Cycle…
September 17, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
27 years later, things still the same To the Editor, The other day I was headed south on Highway 97 and encountered many bicyclists, and some were traveling four abreast and drove over the fog…
September 12, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Garry Boyd
Problem with county's catering To the Editor, The Jefferson County clerk hired a caterer from Deschutes County to cater the entire event for approximately 90 county clerks from around the state.…
September 10, 2014

Thanks for choosing us, Cycle Oregon

by Tony Ahern
Madras and Jefferson County are about to be invaded by approximately 2,000 body-fat challenged (as in far too little of it) bike riders, thanks to Cycle Oregon. Madras is the key midway…
September 03, 2014

Reliving history, a night with the Eagles

by Tony Ahern
I was 12 or so when I was first introduced to the Eagles, riding shotgun in my high school brother Dan’s Datsun. He had an eight-track player (who didn’t in 1975?) and the album “Desperado” was…
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…

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Aug 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…



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