Looking Back

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Young men dressed in fancy clothes cross river and take out German machine gun nest in 1918.

Water line breaks in W.S.

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Warm Springs residents told to boil tap water, and were without water until repairs began Nov. 6.

Facebook transformer passes through area

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Second transformer for Facebook Data Center in Prineville will be coming through this week.

Customers advised to 'boil water'

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DVWD pipe valve beaks, leaking water under road at Third adn K streets in Madras.

MAC Bash raises funds

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Attendees donate nearly $6,000 to benefit MAC Trust scholarships for MACRD programs.

Amateur radio operators to conduct test

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Oregon Amateur Radio Emergency Service to simulate emergency Nov. 8, to check communication.

County voters turn down jail levy, elect candidates

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For the most part, county voters did not follow statewide trends for measures, governor.

Madras one of two birthing centers left

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St. Charles plans to close birthing center in Redmond hospital due to low volumes of use.

MRC to assist 'My Place' hotel

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New hotel will share parking, pool and maid services with Inn at Cross Keys Station.

Avoid cyberattacks with these tips

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As cyberattacks continue to evolve, every individual must improve their online security.

October temperatures averaged normal

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Temperatures at Madras averaged near normal during the month of October data shows.

Open enrollment period begins for family health insurance

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Open enrollment began Nov. 1 and lasts through Dec. 15. Financial assistance is available.

Looking Back

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Army truck goes out of control on the main street of Madras in 1943, and damages two cars.

Unemployment remains low in Central Oregon

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Jefferson County's unemployment rate is unchanged at 4.9 percent in September.

Code enforcement key for city

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Madras' updated city nuisance and abatement ordinance allows the city to fine violators.

Volunteers burn to learn on small house

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Firefighters practice on house, formerly a parsonage, owned by Free Methodist Church.

Pioneer moving to metered website

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Access will remain free for up to three stories per month, after which a modest fee will be charged.

Man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of teenager

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McCoy sentenced to mandatory 75-month prison term for sexually abusing girl.

Cleanup, renovation changes neighborhood

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The city enforces codes and recoups its costs in a successful cleanup on H Street.

Changes made at rail crossings

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ODOT, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, have completed safety measures at two rail crossings.

Crunch time for midterm election

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With less than a week left until the Nov. 6 midterm election, voters need to return their ballots.

Looking Back

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U.S. airplanes drop cigarettes on American troops in northeastern France in 1918.

Realtors recognize two local businesses

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Plateau Travel Plaza and Daimler Trucks North America earn awards for their local impact.

Legislature invests in public health

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Jefferson, Deschutes and Crook counties work together to prevent disease outbreaks.

Three injured in Highway 97 collision

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Two-car crash north of Madras on Oct. 20, sends three people to area hospitals.

Property taxes up across county

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Most will see a tax increase of at least 3 percent in the tax statement sent out last week.

Suttle Lake Trail project continues

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U.S. Forest Service plans to do more work to stabilize the banks of the trail in 2019.

Crowd packs 509-J School Board meeting

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Board celebrates students whose scores exceeded state standards in math and literature.

County participates in 'ShakeOut'

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A large number of Jefferson County residents signed up to take part in last week's earthquake drill.

Local Masons decide to sell Madras Masonic Lodge

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The Madras Masonic Lodge is expected to be purchased by the Madras Redevelopment Commission.

Jail levy replacement on ballot

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Sheriff seeks 5-year levy with increase of 46 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value.

Looking Back

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In 1993, Dr. Kemper recalls quirk of fate that brought him to Madras 50 years ago.

Four injured in Highway 26 accident

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Accident remains under investigation, with charges against Warm Springs man pending.

Madras, Culver, Metolius candidates on ballot

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Jefferson County ballots were mailed out this week for the Nov. 6 general election.

Fire season terminated

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Central Oregon District of ODF reports reduced fire danger from cooler, moister weather.

Two area fires reported

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Jefferson County firefighters respond to two escaped burns just two hours apart on Oct. 11.

Original W.S. treaty pages displayed at museum

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Museum at Warm Springs hosts exhibit of treaty that formed Warm Springs Reservation.

What's Brewing in Madras?

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New restaurant at Harriman Building will showcase various beers from Terrebonne.

Lights. Camera. Festival. BendFilm brings actors to Madras.

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Organizers hope to make Madras element a regular part of the annual film festival.

Looking Back

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Vietnam veteran Sgt. Kirby Heath, of Warm Springs, earns Bronze Star, returns home.

Voters to consider elections, measurers

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Madras, Culver and Metolius will vote on mayors and three councilors on the November ballot.

Public use restrictions dropped

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Seasonal restrictions remain in effect until Oct. 15, on some BLM-administered lands.

Terrazas wins state AEMT award

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Oregon State EMS Division recognizes local as 'Advanced Emergency Medical Technician of the Year.'

Businesses prepping diverse projects

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Love's Travel Stop, Dollar General and My Place Hotel are all moving through the permit process.

White takes over role of St. Charles Madras…

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New president returns to Northwest after administering Shriners Hospital in Honolulu.

Jennie Willoughby to keynote local Domestic…

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Story of abuse at the hands of former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter gained national media attention in February

Hash oil lab found during search of residence

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Three Crooked River Ranch residents were arrested following execution of search warrant.

BendFilm Festival at PAC this weekend

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Eight films will be shown, including 'Smoke Signals,' with star Adam Beach joining the audience on Friday.

DVWD partners on Opal Springs fish ladder

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After nearly a dozen years of public-private collaboration, construction on fish ladder is underway

509-J Board views 1855 Treaty of Warm Springs

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509-J meets in Warm Springs, presents awards to students who exceed state standards.

Looking Back

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OSU Sports Hall of Fame inducts former basketball player Loy Petersen, of Madras, in 1993.

Local employment levels at record lows

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Jefferson County's August rate drops to 4.8 percent from previous month's 4.9 percent.

Weather colder than usual in September

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October temperatures expected to be near normal, with below normal precipitation.

St. Charles celebrates 100 years by awarding grants

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Ten Central Oregon organizations, including Faith-based Network, receive $10,000 grants.

Signs advertise local events

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Chamber, Madras Public Works work together to install banner poles to advertise events.

Smith Rock lectures set

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The first in a series of archaeology presentations at Smith Rock is set for Oct. 5, from 7-8:30 p.m.

Contractor completes key paving project

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Crews take only one week to pulverize and repave Northwest Earl and Conroy streets in the industrial site.

Fire burns mobile home

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A young woman and her son were displaced by an early morning fire at the Willow Creek Mobile Home Park.

Fire, ambulance exploring merger plans

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Chiefs of both districts meet to shape plans for potential merger as early as 2019-20.

MACRD names new director

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Jim Weyermann selected to run the Madras Aquatic Center District from competitive pool of applicants

Looking Back

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Government awards contract for more than $1 million to paving runways and taxiways at airport.

News organizations expand Salem coverage

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Pamplin Media, EO Media and Salem Reporter combine forces to improve government news gathering.

Sex offender nets 12 1/2-year sentence

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Madras man who abused young female is sentenced to 150 months in prison for sex abuse.

509-J, teachers' union reach agreement

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An engineering study is being conducted on Jefferson County Middle School's HVAC system

State of Jefferson topic of Republican event

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Jefferson County Republican Party hosts speaker coordinating movement to create 51st state.

MACRD selects finalist candidates

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Meet the five finalists for executive director of the Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District.

Helen Houts receives special recognition

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Over past 58 years, Houts has worked on farm, at fairgrounds, nursery, Mail Copies, and chamber.

Fire department, EMS to discuss draft report on…

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Matrix Consulting Group, hired in March to study the two districts and make findings, recommends that the districts merge.

Chamber honors community-minded

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Locals, who go above and beyond expectations to improve the community, are recognized.

Looking Back

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Locals are asked to save fruit pits for use in making carbon for gas masks in 1918.

BendFilm Festival to show eight movies at Madras PAC

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The actor who portrayed Victor in 'Smoke Signals' will be at the PAC for the movie's screening in October.

USFS to spray invasive plants near Metolius River

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From Oct. 1-5, the Deschutes National Forest will apply herbicides adjacent to Metolius River Trail.

St. Charles, law enforcement, EMS plan drill Sept.…

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Local emergency responders will conduct an active weapons threat exercise at St. Charles Madras.

Phone scam targets county residents

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Alert system warns Jefferson County residents that phone scams claim they're in legal trouble.

Culver man sentenced for wildlife offenses

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Man posted photo of himself with a poached bobcat on his social media accounts.

Airport wins $2.5M federal DOT grant

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The grant to reconstruct the Madras Municipal Airport's taxiway is the largest awarded in the state.

Terrebonne man dies in motorcycle accident

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Northbound motorcyclist struck back of vehicle operated by Culver resident and lost control.

Trail Blazers bring big rally to community

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From assemblies at schools to the Rip City Rally, the Blazer ambassadors brought something for everyone.

Boater sentenced in 2017 accident

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Five people were thrown from the boat when it hit shore in Lake Billy Chinook on June 24, 2017.

Man dies in two-vehicle crash

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Head-on crash on U.S. Highway 26, on northern portion of reservation, kills Medford man.

Looking Back

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Thirteen was the magic number for Rex Barber's unit, the Army 13th Air Force, in 1943.

Two selected for leadership group

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Alyssa Macy, Austin Smith Jr. chosen to participate in American Leadership Forum of Oregon.

Motorcyclist injured in Monday crash

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A Madras man, who was seriously hurt in a collision between a motorcycle and SUV, was listed in good condition Sept. 13.

Trail Blazers group to hold local rally

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Ambassadors from the Blazers will hold the event Thursday, Sept. 13, beginning at 4 p.m., in front of the Madras City Hall.

Crews contain Willow Fire at 428 acres

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At the same time as the Willow Fire, firefighters conduct a successful controlled burn near Ashwood.

Shooting suspect pleads not guilty

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The victim in the Sept. 6 shooting at Tops Trailer Park has still not been identified.

509-J Board accepts $1.18 M in grants

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Impact Aid action plan includes top two parent requests: parent math help, behavior training.

DLCD seeks volunteers for committee

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Land Conservation and Development Commission needs at-large member for advisory committee.

Looking Back

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Culver suspends publication of newspaper in 1918, as publisher enlists in Army.

Paychecks grow, but not enough

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Study shows that many Oregon workers are seeing little long-term growth in wages.

Deschutes National Forest projects get underway

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A road and a campground in the Metolius Basin will be closed beginning Sept. 10, for two separate projects.

August warmer than usual

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Below normal weather, near normal temperatures on tap in Madras for September.

VA to open tribal veteran service office in Warm…

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Partnership between the tribes and the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs is first of its kind.

Wolf pups born on Warm Springs Reservation

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A male and a female wolf have been photographed with their two pups on the northern part of the reservation.

Blazers to visit for Rip City Rally at City Hall

Madras Pioneer - News
Trail Blazer ambassadors will stop in several cities next week, including Madras, on Sept. 13.

Kah-Nee-Ta closure date arrives

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The closure of Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa was officially set to take place on Sept. 5.

Spike and Rail rolls in Metolius

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Celebrate the era of the railroad on Sept. 8, at Spike and Rail Day in Metolius.

Car crashes, burns near Madras

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OSP seeking info on the other vehicle, which cut in front of the Subaru just prior to the accident.

Looking Back

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Capt. Rex T. Barber earns Navy Cross at Springfield, Massachusetts, ceremony in 1943.

Grant to improve Redmond airport

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Wyden, Merkley announce $5.2 million grant to expand capacity at Redmond Municipal Airport.

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