H Street pedestrian project proceeds

Madras Pioneer - News
Contractor Knife River working on project to improve H Street from Second Street to the Culver Highway.

MACRD levy passes, CRR levy goes down

Madras Pioneer - News
Voters strongly support 5-year levy renewal for the MACRD, but oppose CRR law enforcement district.

Jefferson County DA concludes shooting investigation

Madras Pioneer - News
Officers were justified in using deadly physical force in shooting involving armed suspect, DA reports.

Pursuit ends with officer-involved shooting

Madras Pioneer - News
A Sunriver teen who allegedly stole a vehicle and fled from police in Deschutes County was stopped in Madras.

Huffman new director of Rural Development

Madras Pioneer - News
Former state representative John Huffman now heads up the Oregon USDA Rural Development department.

Glenn wins Oregon State Bar public service award

Madras Pioneer - News
Longtime Madras attorney Dave Glenn will be recognized for his contributions to the community.

Voters approve MACRD levy, turn down CRR law enforcement…

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County voters strongly supported a renewal of the Madras Aquatic Center's five-year operations levy.

FireFree weekend events successful

Madras Pioneer - News
During two weekends, the fire department helped collect 586 loads of yard debris at the Box Canyon Transfer Station.

October weather cooler than normal

Madras Pioneer - News
The forecast for November calls for below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

Two die in head-on crash

Madras Pioneer - News
Fatal accident occurs Nov. 2, on Highway 20, near milepost 81, in southwestern Jefferson County.

COCC puts on 'high tea' at prison

Madras Pioneer - News
The unusual event brought dozens of visitors to DRCI to enjoy entertainment by a group of inmates.

Greeley wins Native American Music Award

Madras Pioneer - News
The Warm Springs man becomes the second in two years to earn recognition at the prestigious NAMA ceremony.

City appoints councilor to one of two open seats

Madras Pioneer - News
Rose Canga moved to the U.S. in 2009, from the Philippines, to be closer to her adult children, and to Madras in 2014.

OSP seeks info on poaching incident near Ashwood

Madras Pioneer - News
Two buck deer were illegally shot with a high-power rifle during the weekend of Oct. 20-22, on Cold Camp Road.

City plans sewer project in Bel Air area

Madras Pioneer - News
The city will hold an informational meeting for residents on Nov. 13, at 6 p.m., in the Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Turn in ballots at annex by Nov. 7

Madras Pioneer - News
Voters to decide whether to renew the MACRD 5-year levy, and whether to create a CRR Enhanced Law Enforcement District.

Property taxes up at least 3 percent

Madras Pioneer - News
Real market values increase about 14 percent across Jefferson County as sale prices continue to rise.

Prineville man and Madras resident killed in rollover crash

Madras Pioneer - News
Caleb Williams of Prineville and Stephan Leader-Bowles killed after five occupant of vehicle ejected early Saturday

Operating agreements approved for 509-J

Madras Pioneer - News
The 509-J School Board and Superintendent Ken Parshall have reached agreement on mutual expectations.

Madras man dies in Monday crash

Madras Pioneer - News
A local man was thrown from his vehicle and died at the scene of a rollover crash on McTaggart Drive Oct. 23.

St. Charles continues to cut costs, trim budget

Madras Pioneer - News
Up to 30 caregivers will be laid off and noncontracted salaried caregivers will see a 5 percent pay cut for at least six months

JCFD now requires permit for burning

Madras Pioneer - News
The Jefferson County Fire Department reminds the public that permits are necessary for outdoor burning, including in barrels.

City gears up for snowy winter weather

Madras Pioneer - News
After last year's record-setting snow, the city wants to be sure it's ready for the possibility of heavy snowfall.

'Spec' homes up in Kinkade area

Madras Pioneer - News
Arbor Builders is working on, or has completed, six of 27 homes the company plans to build in Madras and Culver.

MACRD, CRR seek levies in election

Madras Pioneer - News
The MACRD hopes to renew its five-year operation levy, and the Ranch is looking to form a law enforcement district.

Fire at CRR burns single-wide mobile home

Madras Pioneer - News
The homeowner was not at home when a fire broke out in a mobile home early Oct. 15, at Crooked River Ranch.

Governor names Whiting Crook County DA

Madras Pioneer - News
Wade Whiting, 35, has served as a senior deputy district attorney for Jefferson County since 2013.

ODF terminates fire season

Madras Pioneer - News
Weather patterns, along with shorter days and cooler nights, reduce risk of large fires in Central Oregon.

House fire investigated

Madras Pioneer - News
The fire department worked to protect the occupant's belongings in a house fire in the early evening of Oct. 14.

Police close in on suspect

Madras Pioneer - News
A man who allegedly kidnapped and threatened to kill a former domestic partner eluded police again Friday.

Board names Lepin new JCEMS chief

Madras Pioneer - News
A familiar face, who has worked for the district for nearly 20 years, takes over as chief of the ambulance district.

Teenager crashes into Metolius shop

Madras Pioneer - News
A deputy follows the speeding teenager who loses control, crashes into the building and is rescued by the deputy.

Pair arrested for kidnapping, assault

Madras Pioneer - News
The 23-year-old victim unties herself, escapes out window and runs to neighbor's for assistance.

Ballots for Nov. 7 election going out

Madras Pioneer - News
Ballots for the Nov. 7 election will be mailed out to Jefferson County voters on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

District 509-J breaks even on eclipse events

Madras Pioneer - News
But Madras High School, Jefferson County Middle School fundraisers make money.

House fire on Hatfield Street

Madras Pioneer - News
Improperly discarded smoking materials are being investigated as the possible cause.

Thrasher, Fuller indicted together

Madras Pioneer - News
Father, son, along with another man, face federal charges for conspiring to possess and distribute methamphetamine.

County annex in process of remodel

Madras Pioneer - News
The Jefferson County Clerk's Office, County Commission meeting room and human resources have been temporarily relocated.

Drug bust follows year-long investigation

Madras Pioneer - News
Nine of 12 people arrest during crackdown face federal trafficking charges for methamphetamine.

Fire burns railroad ties

Madras Pioneer - News
The Jefferson County Fire Department responded to a railroad tie fire Sept. 25, near Northeast Fir Lane.

September temperatures slightly warmer

Madras Pioneer - News
Average temperatures were up slightly in September, but October is expected to be about average.

Region's unemployment rises

Madras Pioneer - News
Unemployment rates in Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes County all increased for the month of August.

Elections offices reject votes due to…

Clackamas Review - News
No case of voter fraud found using signature verification, out of the 54 cases being investigated from the November 2016 election

Community members earn awards

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce doles out accolades at annual awards banquet.

Fire, EMS districts meet to consider future

Madras Pioneer - News
The two groups decide to conduct a 'feasibility' study on potential changes to their structures.

Six honored as MHS Distinguished Alumni

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras High School grads with great accomplishments will be honored at a Friday assembly.

City confronts vandalism on 'M' hill trail

Madras Pioneer - News
Damage to lights, the marble-topped center monument, and two benches has caused as much as $12,000 damage.

Bend man dies in Highway 97 crash

Madras Pioneer - News
A semitruck collided with a sedan Sept. 20, causing fatal injuries to the driver of the sedan.

Rotary seeks benefit recipient

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

Western rodeo finals in Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County Fairgrounds will host the regional rodeo finals event on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

Traffic blitz conducted

Madras Pioneer - News
Law enforcement will be looking for DUII, seat belt and cell phone violations.

Tribes' Plateau Travel Center goes up

Madras Pioneer - News
The expected completion for 13,500-square-foot Cherry Lane project has been set for March 2018.

Remembering Doug

Madras Pioneer - News
Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home continues operation after sudden passing of owner and operator Doug Kowaleski.

Drug, weapon case transferred to Eugene U.S.…

Madras Pioneer - News
A Madras man, Ronald Wayne Thrasher, will go on trial for being a felon in possession of a stolen firearm and ammunition.

Big jump in freshmen on track to graduate

Madras Pioneer - News
New strategies by administrators at Madras High show results over past two years.

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…

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

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

Robbery suspect arraigned

Madras Pioneer - News
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

Portland Tribune - News
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

Madras Pioneer - News
Some businesses were slammed with visitors, while others were impressed with community support.

Air show draws crowds Friday night

Madras Pioneer - News
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

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

Unemployment shows slight uptick for July

Madras Pioneer - News
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…

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

Madras Pioneer - News
It was initially thought that there had also been a passenger on the craft, that a family member was to be flying with him. But authorities reported…

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Madras eclipse camps still have some spots

Madras Pioneer - News
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…

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…

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

Madras Pioneer - News
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.

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