Police searching for man with warrant

Madras Pioneer - News
Omar Benitez, 37, is wanted for first-degree kidnapping and robbery, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Rotary seeks benefit recipient

Madras Pioneer - News
Apply for a Jefferson County Rotary Club grant for a community project no later than Oct. 18

DACA recipients worry about their future

Madras Pioneer - News
Two locals, brought to U.S. illegally as children, comment anonymously on concerns about rescinding of DACA.

MACRD gears up for levy renewal

Madras Pioneer - News
The district has nearly quadrupled the number of program participants since passing the 5-year operation levy in 2013.

St. Charles Health System making cuts

Madras Pioneer - News
System-wide effort aims to slash at least $6 million from the budget, without cutting personnel.

Madras sex abuser nets 10-year term

Madras Pioneer - News
Violence, including sexual assault, domestic assault, strangulation occurred over nine-month period.

Oregon Health Authority lifts advisory on Lake Billy Chinook

Madras Pioneer - News
The Metolius arm of Lake Billy Chinook had been under an blue-green algae advisory since July.

When air quality deteriorates, use caution outside

Madras Pioneer - News
Updates on air quality can be found online at www.airnow.gov; follow tips to avoid smoke-filled air.

Tourism Group comes through

Madras Pioneer - News
Nearly half the eclipse visitors stayed at SolarFest or SolarTown, the group's first event.

Humane Society breaks ground on new facility

Madras Pioneer - News
New building will protect dogs from heat, cold weather. Russell Bird memorial helped funding.

Eclipse keeps generating buzz on media

Madras Pioneer - News
More than 1.6 million view Madras eclipse on the Science Channel, filmed from the MHS football field.

British lord camps out at Juniper Hills for eclipse

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Andrew Stunell, a prominent member of the UK House of Lords, spends six days in Madras for solar eclipse.

Robbery suspect arraigned

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Suspect pleads not guilty to robbery, theft charges, and remains in custody, with security at $50,000.

August temperatures much warmer than usual

Madras Pioneer - News
High temperatures for the month averaged 90.5 degrees, which was 5.8 degrees above the average.

Chamber gears up for yearly awards banquet

Madras Pioneer - News
The theme of this year's event will be 'The World Took Notice,' reflecting on the 'year of the eclipse.'

Gorge group launches fundraising drive for rescuers

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Donations sought to support those who rescue hikers and others trapped by Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia River Gorge

Years of eclipse planning pay off

Madras Pioneer - News
Visitors from around the world offer praise for the town and local area's events.

Eclipse business: Both good and bad

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Some businesses were slammed with visitors, while others were impressed with community support.

Air show draws crowds Friday night

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Estimated 14,000 people attend aerobatic shows, view static plane displays during two-day event.

City review of airport, parking events ongoing

Madras Pioneer - News
Celebrities, including the founders of Amazon and Google, were among visitors flying in to Madras.

Police arrest robbery suspect

Madras Pioneer - News
Suspect Tyler Fuller was arrested during traffic stop on Culver Highway three days after robbery.

EMS, fire meeting set

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County and city officials will meet with fire and EMS to discuss the possibility of restructuring.

Unemployment shows slight uptick for July

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The unemployment rate in Jefferson County increased from 4.9 percent in June up to 5.1 percent in July.

Missing man's body found

Madras Pioneer - News
Search for Sisters resident ends when his body is recovered from Suttle Lake.

Observatory draws the world to Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
Family makes a special sojourn to see eclipse here and honor their late father, who taught astronomy

Eclipse spotlight shines on Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
Visitors come from across the globe to witness the event; town pulls together to host them.

Man robs local bank shortly after eclipse

Madras Pioneer - News
Authorities are looking for Tyler Fuller, 28, who has been identified as the suspect in the robbery.

Pilot dies in crash of small aircraft in Willow Canyon

Madras Pioneer - News
The crash started a small fire in the canyon, about one mile south of the Madras Municipal Airport.

Arson investigated as house fire cause

Madras Pioneer - News
Two 12-year-olds were arrested for arson for a fire that burned an abandoned house on Southeast D Street.

Nena Springs Fire evacuations lifted

Madras Pioneer - News
Containment of the Nena Springs Fire on the Warm Springs Reservation is 75 percent, with a final footprint of 68,135 acres.

Air show takes off Aug. 25-26

Madras Pioneer - News
Volunteers are still needed for the Airshow of the Cascades - Madras' largest annual signature event.

Accident injures four on Culver Highway

Madras Pioneer - News
Driver runs stop sign at Bear Drive and strikes another vehicle, then overturns, trapping two.

Oregon SolarFest draws people from around the world

Madras Pioneer - News
Multiday event during solar eclipse week rocked the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Madras plane crash kills California man

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Madras eclipse camps still have some spots

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RV, tenting and day-tripping sites offered for rent on several farms, town lots.

Warm Springs readies for eclipse activities

Madras Pioneer - News
From Kah-Nee-Ta to museum, casino and W.S. K-8 Academy, the tribes plan for the total solar eclipse.

Traffic cameras, National Guard in town to smooth traffic…

Madras Pioneer - News
Message signs, TripCheck will help motorists navigating through Central Oregon for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

Firefighters gain control of 39,526-acre Nena Springs Fire

Madras Pioneer - News
State incident management teams transferred command of the fire back to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs on Aug. 16.

Lowell Observatory Eclipse Experience begins Sunday

Madras Pioneer - News
More than 2,000 tickets have been sold for day-of-the-eclipse events at the Madras Performing Arts Center.

Air show follows on heels of eclipse

Madras Pioneer - News
The Airshow of the Cascades will take flight Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25 and 26, at the Madras Municipal Airport.

Two injured in Antelope fire

Madras Pioneer - News
Both men were transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital for treatment of their injuries from the lightning-sparked fire.

Wyden holds town hall at Warm Springs K-8 Academy

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Residents touch on water rights, health care and economy during senator's first visit to school.

At airport, more than 400 aircraft flying in for…

Madras Pioneer - News
Air traffic control will be necessary at the Madras airport from Friday through Monday to handle aircraft.

July temperatures higher than usual

Madras Pioneer - News
August forecast from the National Weather Service calls for above normal temperatures for Madras.

Will there be gas to go home?

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras has a plan to provide gasoline for visiting vehicles to return back home.

Nena Springs Fire burns estimated 34,000 acres on…

Madras Pioneer - News
Gov. Brown activates team from Oregon Fire Marshal's Office to assist with structure protection.

ODOT, city, event planners prepare for eclipse

Madras Pioneer - News
Message signs, TripCheck will help motorists navigating through Central Oregon for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

Businesses brace for eclipse crowd

Madras Pioneer - News
Stores extending hours, stocking up on supplies. Restaurants shortening menus.

DVWD doesn't expect any shortages

Madras Pioneer - News
District tanks, located from Culver to Gateway, can store more than 16 million gallons of water.

St. Charles Health System anticipates increased…

Madras Pioneer - News
St. Charles clinics will have extended hours from Aug. 16-23, to handle expanded population during the eclipse.

NASA kicks off Eclipse Week with viewing tips

Madras Pioneer - News
Officials to discuss eclipse and hand out free eclipse viewing glasses at free event Aug. 17, at the Madras PAC.

Madras man sentenced for possession of firearm

Madras Pioneer - News
U.S. District Court sentences Keith Jones to 70 months in prison for felon in possession of firearm charge.

JROTC instructor candidate found, interviewed

Madras Pioneer - News
Will have to pass Army's 4-6 month vetting process, 509-J hopes to expedite it.

Cougar killed at Madras trailer park

Madras Pioneer - News
Apparent lack of fear of humans was a key element of the decision to shoot the cat.

City, county officials get eclipse prep update

Madras Pioneer - News
EMS, emergency management and others give outline on preparations for the community.

Local businesses prepare for eclipse crowds

Madras Pioneer - News
The chamber has held business planning meetings for the past two years to prepare.

Emerson Fire expands to 10,600 acres overnight

Madras Pioneer - News
Two fires that started July 25, about six miles northeast of Madras, merged and are continuing to grow.

Lowell director talk ponders universe

Madras Pioneer - News
Astrophysicist asks, 'Are we alone in the unverse?' and other galatic questions.

Hasty Team rescues large dog

Madras Pioneer - News
The dog's pads had worn off during a hike in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness and he was unable to walk.

Chautauqua group thrills public in 10 county shows

Madras Pioneer - News
New Old Time Chautauqua brought 40 entertainers to Jefferson County for free performances around the county.

JCFD lowers rating through evaluation

Madras Pioneer - News
Fire district patrons may see a decrease in their fire insurance following a recent assessment that lowered JCFD's rating.

Two wildfires merge into Emerson Fire, near Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
The cause of the fires, along U.S. Highway 97, is still under investigation. Homes protected.

City plans emergency routes for eclipse

Madras Pioneer - News
Numerous roads will be temporarily closed to through traffic from Aug. 18-21 to provide an Emergency Service Route for emergency and essential…

BLM issues final decision on CRR exit plan

Madras Pioneer - News
Crooked River Ranch will be able to move forward on an emergency exit plan, thanks to a BLM decision.

Culver man faces charges in death of daughter

Madras Pioneer - News
Brandon Payne was arraigned on manslaughter charges for the June 30 accident that caused his 9-month-old daughter's death.

Deer Ridge Correctional Institution marks 10 years

Madras Pioneer - News
The current and former superintendents, along with local government representatives, gather for event, memorial dedication.

Impassioned JROTC supporters speak out

Madras Pioneer - News
Former instructor Renfro questions board's June 26 action to cancel the program.

State passes bill to streamline land-use process at…

Madras Pioneer - News
HB 2743 creates a pilot project that will allow the city to expand the airport urban growth boundary to include the entire 2,095 acres.

Free Chautauqua finale at PAC

Madras Pioneer - News
Forty performers with magic, comedy, juggling, music, and acrobatics will entertain.

Lowell Observatory event at PAC July 19

Madras Pioneer - News
The director of Lowell Observatory will take on the topic of 'Are We Alone in the Universe?' at the Madras PAC.

Algae warning lifted in areas of Lake Billy Chinook

Madras Pioneer - News
An advisory for blue-green algae toxins remains in effect for the Metolius arm of Lake Billy Chinook.

Rollover crash injures passenger

Madras Pioneer - News
A Culver man attempted to 'power slide,' but ended up rolling his pickup, sheriff's deputies report.

NUID increases water allotment

Madras Pioneer - News
North Unit's board has improved an increase for Deschutes and Crooked River water right allotments.

Dry fuels tinder for 21 wildland fires

Madras Pioneer - News
Mid-June weather change causes early start to wildland fire season in the Jefferson County area.

Relay For Life lacing up to fight cancer

Madras Pioneer - News
The annual fundraiser takes off at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Saturday morning, July 15.

Free event to focus on galaxy studies

Madras Pioneer - News
Scientist Jeff Hall will be at the Madras PAC July 19 with a program about the galaxy and the potential of life outside of earth.

509-J to consider JROTC program

Madras Pioneer - News
Citizens coming to next board meeting to air their opinions on the discontinuation of JROTC at MHS.

Driver sentenced to 164 months

Madras Pioneer - News
Woman ignored instructions to stop and dragged a deputy with her car, causing injury to the deputy.

Lone Pine fire burns about 1,000 acres; cause under…

Madras Pioneer - News
The blaze erupted on the Crooked River National Grassland Sunday, fanned by heat and blustery winds.

Three fires scorch CRR properties

Madras Pioneer - News
Crooked River Ranch fire personnel keep the three fires in three days small with their quick response.

County, towns to benefit from transportation package

Madras Pioneer - News
The $5.3 billion statewide transportation bill will bring more than $1 million to Jefferson County.

Motorcyclist flees, crashes

Madras Pioneer - News
A Warm Springs man was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle following a high-speed chase.

Seattle woman dies in bicycle crash at CRR

Madras Pioneer - News
A 32-year-old woman was found on the side of the road at Crooked River Ranch, after apparently suffering a fatal crash.

Sex offender nets 40 years in prison

Madras Pioneer - News
Jeffrey Worley, 54, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a child and pornography charges in June and was sentenced July 3.

Baby dies in two-vehicle accident

Madras Pioneer - News
A Culver driver was injured and a 9-month-old baby in the vehicle died when the driver turned into the path of a truck.

Health advisory issued for Lake Billy Chinook

Madras Pioneer - News
Blue-green algae has been found on all three arms of Lake Billy Chinook, prompting an advisory from Oregon health officials.

Fire destroys home southwest of Culver

Madras Pioneer - News
A home on Juniper Butte was a total loss after a fire July 3, which started on the exterior and spread.

Free event to focus on galaxy studies

Madras Pioneer - News
Lowell Observatory will host an event at the Madras Performing Arts Center on July 19, a month before the eclipse.

Numerous methods possible for viewing eclipse

Madras Pioneer - News
From eclipse glasses to pinhole viewers, the key to watching an eclipse is protecting your eyes.

Sheep Springs Fire 700 acres

Madras Pioneer - News
Crews are mopping up the Sheep Springs Fire, located in the Metolius Basin, in an area previously burned by the B&B Fire.

Three displaced by house fire

Madras Pioneer - News
The roof of a manufactured home burned, but fire crews were able to save the rest of the house on Deschutes Drive.

Firefighters battle three local blazes

Madras Pioneer - News
Large wildfire burns near W.S. casino and around KWSO radio staton, closing U.S. Highway 26 for a time.

Madras parade, fireworks set for July 4

Madras Pioneer - News
Join the festivities at Sahalee Park, including 10K run, parade, flag raising, food, kids games, and live music.

JROTC program ending at MHS

Madras Pioneer - News
509-J can't find a qualified instructor to take over the program, and student numbers have been dwindling.

Pi-Ume-Sha Powwow Celebration

Madras Pioneer - News
Gathering in Warm Springs brings hundreds of dancers each year to compete in contests in tribal regalia.

Health advisory at Lake Billy Chinook

Madras Pioneer - News
Agencies have confirmed the presence of toxic blue-green algae, which can make humans and pets sick if swallowed.

Vitolins is new judge for Circuit Court

Madras Pioneer - News
Succeeds Judge Gary Williams in Judicial District 22, covering Jefferson and Crook counties.

Fiery U.S. 26 crash kills one, injures four

Madras Pioneer - News
The crash caused the vehicle to burst into flames, and also sparked an 11-acre wildfire. Four passengers were rescued.

Rockhounds return to Madras for 68th show

Madras Pioneer - News
More than 80 dealers set up at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for the four-day gem and mineral show.

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