Algae warning lifted in areas of Lake Billy Chinook

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

Rollover crash injures passenger

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

NUID increases water allotment

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

Dry fuels tinder for 21 wildland fires

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

Relay For Life lacing up to fight cancer

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

Free event to focus on galaxy studies

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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

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

Driver sentenced to 164 months

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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…

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

Three fires scorch CRR properties

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

County, towns to benefit from transportation package

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

Motorcyclist flees, crashes

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Sheep Springs Fire 700 acres

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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

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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

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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

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

JROTC program ending at MHS

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

Pi-Ume-Sha Powwow Celebration

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

Health advisory at Lake Billy Chinook

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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

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Succeeds Judge Gary Williams in Judicial District 22, covering Jefferson and Crook counties.

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

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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

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

Judge Williams is eager to hit the trail

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Williams served for nine years as circuit court judge in Jefferson County. Has bicycle, horseback trips planned for retirement.

Woman dies in Hwy. 97 crash

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Madras woman injured, Gaston woman killed following two-car head-on accident near Terrebonne.

New ER entrance open at St. Charles

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Second phase of the hospital's $16M addition and renovation includes more space for emergency, operating and imaging departments.

Block Party returns with a bang

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A crowd of about 300 people enjoyed live music, food, beverages and a car show at the free event June 15.

Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days set for June 23-25 in Warm Springs

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Native Americans from all over the Northwest will gather in Warm Springs this weekend for the 48th annual Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days celebration.

Rockhounds gather at fairgrounds

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Eighty vendors with tables overflowing with everything from rock gems and jewelry, to fossils and rock polishing equipment will be on display.

Governor appoints new local judge

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Crook County District Attorney Daina Vitolins is the new Jefferson and Crook County Circuit Court judge.

Burning restrictions imposed

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Summer burning restrictions are now in place for Jefferson County Fire District No. 1, due to the warm weather and dry fuel conditions.

Unemployment down in Jefferson County

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The unemployment rate was at a historicallly low level in Jefferson County in May despite typical spring hiring.

Farm-fresh fun for solar sclipse

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Organic Earthly Delights farm plans a farm-based event on Aug. 21, with 'glamping' that includes meals.

Old courthouse celebrates 100th anniversary with block party

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The community is invited to a party with the live band 'Shaniko,' a car show, and tours of the building.

509-J career programs flourishing

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Career and technical education courses are drawing enthusiastic support from students and community.

Sign up for traffic, emergency alerts

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Stay informed during the total solar eclipse by signing up for the Frontier Regional Alert program.

Remapping project generates flooding prevention…

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The city of Madras is working on a Floodplain Remapping Project to identify areas subject to flooding and ways to mitigate flooding.

Petroglyph may represent 1097 total eclipse

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The carver may have drawn the sun's corona, from a total solar eclipse in 1097, on a rock in New Mexico.

Pamplin launches new websites for dozens of…

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Regular visitors to this website will see something quite different today: an updated digital presence from the only news organization that covers…

Madras, Culver graduation numbers rise

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Madras High School graduates 166 students, while Culver graduates 43.

Donations spur planning for spray park

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The Bean Foundation and KEITH Investments have each donated $45,000 for a spray park in Madras.

Emergency agencies plan for eclipse

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Safety of residents and visitors is the top priority for local emergency responders.

St. Charles Health System rethinking budget,…

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Deteriorating operating margins for St. Charles won't affect the construction, renovation project at the Madras hospital.

Oregon Community Foundation awards grants to local…

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The foundation has approved awards to the Warm Springs Boys and Girls Club and MAC Foundation, among others.

St. Charles gears up for potential doubling of cases

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Hospitals and clinics prepare for increase in patients during week surrounding the total solar eclipse Aug. 21.

May temperatures average below normal

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Weather in May was slightly colder than normal, but June is expected to be warmer than normal.

Camping sites, parking spots still available

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Organizer estimates 10,000 spaces open for campers and 'daytrippers' in Madras area alone.

Crooked River Ranch rescuers assist on trails

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In five days, crews retrieve 81-year-old man and 17-year-old female on trails at CRR.

Meet the Lowell Observatory eclipse presenters

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Stellar team set to educate participants in Madras during total eclipse weekend, Aug. 20-21.

Two injured in rollover crash

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A driver and passenger were both charged with DUII following a crash May 25.

Crary back for another town hall

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Candidate for U.S. representative for the 2nd District, Jim Crary, returned to Madras for two days.

Explore area state parks June 2-4

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A hike at Cove Palisades State Park has been set for June 4.

Cove campsites auctioned off for solar eclipse

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Online auction nets $60,000 for 30 campsites to benefit Oregon State Parks Foundation.

Madras COCC plans first-ever graduation event

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June 5 celebration will honor more than 80 local soon-to-be graduates.

Free visits to state parks Saturday, June 3

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OPRD announces that camping will be free at state parks June 3, and day-use parking free June 4.

Unemployment rate continues to decline

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Jobs increase in Jefferson County as unemployment rate drops to 5.2 percent.

Daimler Trucks North America opens testing facility

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The $18.7 million High Desert Proving Ground opened its doors May 18, at the Madras Municipal Airport.

Saving the story pole takes group effort

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An artist enlists Madras High School and the community in saving the 30-year-old story pole.

MHS baseball dugout burns in suspicious fire

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Investigators are seeking more information on a fire that damaged the MHS baseball dugout May 22.

Memorial Day holiday means earlier deadlines

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The Madras Pioneer office will be closed May 31, for Memorial Day.

Driver sentenced for injuring six people

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A DUII driver is sentenced to 80 months for April 2 rollover crash.

MAC Recreation District adopts first strategic…

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New strategic plan outlines MAC history, mission, values and goals.

Norton, Danzuka, Hurd win 509-J board seats

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Low turnout marks the special district elections for May 2017.

Movin' Mountains tags winners

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A record 49 percent of participants stuck with the slimdown challenge for the four-month contest.

Police locate missing woman in Southern Oregon

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After a 10-day search for a Madras woman, police located her near the Nevada border on her way back to Madras.

Voters elect Danzuka, Hurd, Norton, turn down JCEMS…

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In the May 16 special district election, voters re-elected two 509-J board members, named a new board member, and defeated a tax request.

Couple sentenced for assault of child

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Wife's beating of 2-year-old daughter is filmed by her husband.

Total solar eclipses make mark on history

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Lowell Observatory historian notes significant eclipses over the past 2,100 years.

Steel Stampede successes continue

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The 11th annual Steel Stampede at Crooked River Ranch sees 205 race and trials participants.

Warm Springs VFW post breaks ground on memorial

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The Warm Springs Veterans Memorial Park will be located on the grounds of the Museum at Warm Springs.

CRR man sentenced for assault

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William Richardson, of Crooked River Ranch, was sentenced to 80 months in prison for a domestic assault.

Searchers locate body of Redmond woman

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Deschutes County Search and Rescue locates the body of a 60-year-old woman who was missing and presumed dead.

JCEMS celebrates Emergency Medical Services Week

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In honor of EMS Week May 21-27, JCEMS plans hands-only CPR demonstrations.

Burril wins City Club's first award

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Madras City Manager Gus Burril is honored during the City Managers Regional Forum.

Firefighters participate in 'Burn to Learn'

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Local fire district volunteers, staff and interns learn about fire behavior while burning an old house.

Madras woman reported missing

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Friends and roommate say they haven't seen Marilyn Lancaster since April 29.

Crews start road work at Crooked River Ranch

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Work on an overlay of Northwest Chinook Drive and Northwest 43rd Street has begun and drivers can expect delays.

Emergency updates, information available

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Central Oregon partners are working together to provide access to joint updates for emergencies.

Damage from hail storm surprising

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Madras Municipal Airport area sustains heavy damage to aircraft and buildings during May 4 hail storm.

Animals seized at Culver area farm

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A Culver man faces 114 neglect charges related to the condition of the animals, including charges for the deaths of 14.

St. Charles Madras nears completion of ER, OR and…

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On June 18, St. Charles Madras will open the second phase of its renovation and expansion project.

Eclipse preview events slated at PAC, W.S.

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Scientists from around the country will present information on 'Eclipse Week' during free events next week.

Woman still missing at Crooked River Gorge

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Searchers spent hours in the canyon looking for Joellen Trenhaile, but were unable to find her.

ODFW to meet in Madras

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The ODFW Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board plans hold a public meeting May 12, at Inn at Cross Keys.

Madras woman injured in accident

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A vehicle rolls, then comes to rest on all four tires off the highway in Crook County.

DPSST graduates local officer

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Madras Police Department officer John Slyter will graduate from DPSST May 12.

Strong turnout for 509-J board candidate forum

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Seven candidates for the School District 509-J Board took questions from the audience at a forum April 26.

JCCF reports first death of inmate in facility's…

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James Wippel, 59, died while in the custody of the Jefferson County Correctional Facility April 26.

Expect 'enchanting, multisensory' event

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Lowell Observatory will set up in the MHS football field Aug. 21, for the total solar eclipse.

City starts first of four summer paving projects

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A project to widen Bard Lane is already underway as part of a series of the city's summer projects.

Temperatures colder than normal for April; May near…

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April temperatures continued the cooler than normal trend of the past few months.

Storm photos, info wanted

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Did you have any storm damage during the Thursday night, May 4, hail storm?

Stroke awareness month has tips for prevention

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Lifestyle changes include avoiding weight gain, high blood pressure and inconsistant exercise.

Tribes break ground on Madras truck stop

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The Plateau Travel Center will feature a convenience store, restaurant, deli, fuel stations, showers and laundry.

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