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New Oregon school reopening rules make it significantly…

New Oregon school reopening rules make it significantly…

Madras Pioneer - News
But as state continues to break records for daily COVID-19 cases, the state is not out of the woods yet.
Record number of COVID-19 cases in Oregon two days in a row

Record number of COVID-19 cases in Oregon two days in a row

Madras Pioneer - News
After a record 575 new cases were reported Thursday, state officials reported 600 new cases Friday.
Man pleads guilty to coercion, gets 90 days

Man pleads guilty to coercion, gets 90 days

Madras Pioneer - News
A Madras man has pleaded guilty to a single count of coercion and admitted to 'instilling fear of physical injury' to compel a woman to let him stay…
Wildfire victims shop for free at Serres Nursery

Wildfire victims shop for free at Serres Nursery

Madras Pioneer - News
On Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, find a wide variety of items for the house, yard and garden that have been collected from people and businesses
509-J schools  open for some kids

509-J schools open for some kids

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County School District 509-J is bringing students back to school buildings for limited small group instruction this week.
Love's sets Nov. 5 opening day

Love's sets Nov. 5 opening day

Madras Pioneer - News
Truck stop, town's third, expects to employ 80 people; self-serve gas only; year-long project
What's this Greater Idaho thing?

What's this Greater Idaho thing?

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Commissioners did not push for it, have questions about the proposal, but it's on the local ballot
Gov. Brown extends pandemic order for fourth time

Gov. Brown extends pandemic order for fourth time

Madras Pioneer - News
The state of emergency for COVID-19 coronavirus now runs to Jan. 2 as infection rates rise.
County tests 158 for COVID

County tests 158 for COVID

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County Public Health also provided free flu shots at fairgrounds Friday afternoon
Public can join Oct. 27 Chúush Fund webinar

Public can join Oct. 27 Chúush Fund webinar

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A Tuesday, Oct. 27 public webinar will address a fund that was established in response to the need for clean water at the Warm Springs Reservation.
Fording, Schmith face off

Fording, Schmith face off

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Jefferson County Board of Commission candidates Wayne Fording and Kim Schmith took questions on everything from COVID to affordable housing to…
Pamplin President: Let us show you our thanks with a…

Pamplin President: Let us show you our thanks with a…

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This month, we're offering a 50% discount to new subscribers to our newspapers and websites.
Child porn charges filed

Child porn charges filed

Madras Pioneer - News
A 27-year-old Madras man was arrested on suspicion of child pornography Thursday, Oct. 15.
Oregon's COVID-19 vaccine plan unveiled

Oregon's COVID-19 vaccine plan unveiled

Madras Pioneer - News
The proposal would reserve first doses for health care workers and other essential workers.
Free COVID tests, flu shots offered

Free COVID tests, flu shots offered

Madras Pioneer - News
The Jefferson County Public Health Department is offering free COVID-19 tests and flu vaccines from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the Jefferson…
17-year-old charged with DUII in fatal crash

17-year-old charged with DUII in fatal crash

Madras Pioneer - News
The 20-year-old who died in the crash Tuesday morning north of Madras has been identified.
Candidates answer Pioneer's questions

Candidates answer Pioneer's questions

Madras Pioneer - News
The Pioneer sent questions to all local candidates for city councils, mayor, commissioenrs and more.
Latino Association presents report on regional Latinos

Latino Association presents report on regional Latinos

Madras Pioneer - News
The new report addresses Latino population, economics, health, education and housing in Central Oregon area
Conflicting information leads to missed pamphlet

Conflicting information leads to missed pamphlet

Madras Pioneer - News
Voter's pamphlet deadline issues result in Schmith missing the recent guidebook.
Oregonians to receive $5M from Unclaimed Property Program

Oregonians to receive $5M from Unclaimed Property Program

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Qualifying residents and former residents will be mailed checks of between $50 and $2,500 in November.
State, FEMA offering free property cleanup in wake of…

State, FEMA offering free property cleanup in wake of…

Madras Pioneer - News
Residents and property owners affected by wildfires need to submit forms to their county by Oct. 16
Survey: 84% of Oregonians wear face masks in public

Survey: 84% of Oregonians wear face masks in public

Portland Tribune - News
A new survey by DHM Research found that some Oregonians continue to gather socially on a frequent basis, despite COVID rules.
Wyden to hold virtual town hall for Central Oregon counties

Wyden to hold virtual town hall for Central Oregon counties

Madras Pioneer - News
Town Hall Projects is hosting the Bend-based event, which will be held via Facebook on Monday, Oct. 12
Oregon reports large new COVID-19 outbreaks in three…

Oregon reports large new COVID-19 outbreaks in three…

Madras Pioneer - News
Health officials report two new deaths of people with COVID-19 as well as four workplace outbreaks of 20 or more people.
Get ready: Ballots out Oct. 14

Get ready: Ballots out Oct. 14

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County Clerk's Office provides details about Nov. 3 Election Day, last day to register to vote: Tuesday, Oct. 13
Deschutes Land Trust, Priday Ranch forge agreement

Deschutes Land Trust, Priday Ranch forge agreement

Madras Pioneer - News
The Land Trust plans to continue and expand restoration efforts and hope to offer educational opportunities in the near future
509-J gets very virtually creative

509-J gets very virtually creative

Madras Pioneer - News
Virtual study hall, even yoga class, part of Jefferson County School District's effort to help families with online learning
Governor aims to relax Oregon school coronavirus metrics…

Governor aims to relax Oregon school coronavirus metrics…

Madras Pioneer - News
As state reports nine new COVID-19 deaths, Gov. Kate Brown says state to relax metrics to accelerate school reopening
Four COVID deaths in 4 days at Oregon's Snake River prison

Four COVID deaths in 4 days at Oregon's Snake River prison

Portland Tribune - News
Thirteen deaths linked to the novel coronavirus have now been reported among the 14,000 prisoners living in state correctional institutions.
Culver group raises $100K for skatepark

Culver group raises $100K for skatepark

Madras Pioneer - News
City hasn't signed off on project; safety concerns, location still being discussed.

FBI offers reward in Warm Springs homicide

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FBI offers reward in Warm Springs homicide
The body of 31-year-old Gunner Bailey was found last March off Tenino Road; FBI offers $10K for information.

Warm Springs PD to add 2 officers

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Warm Springs PD to add 2 officers
Federal grant will dedicate 2 positions to highway safety after several crashes.

Metro/PCS building to get makeover

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Metro/PCS building to get makeover
City approved $315,000 in grants and loans to renovate the four-tenant building.

Mobile home burns in Metolius

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Mobile home burns in Metolius
The home was abandoned, and no one was injured. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Clean energy investor snaps up Les Schwab Tire…

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Clean energy investor snaps up Les Schwab Tire…
Iconic Prineville company sells to California hedge fund run by top clean tech investment firm.

2 men accused of misappropriating tribal funds

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2 men accused of misappropriating tribal funds
Former WS Ventures CEO, other man accused of using $93,700 to enrich themselves, their businesses.

MRC aids mini-storage developer

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MRC aids mini-storage developer
The package would reduce SDC burden for Y&S Enterprises while making significant improvements to Olive Street.

Amid Riverside fire, Estacada is burned, not bowed

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Amid Riverside fire, Estacada is burned, not bowed
This isn't the story about a fire that destroyed a community - it's the story of a community that survived a fire

Seven major wildfires continue burning, but rain…

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Seven major wildfires continue burning, but rain…
Gov. Brown says 'we have turned the corner' and Southern Oregon fires are nearly contained.

Intel donates Future Skills kits to 509-J School…

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Intel donates Future Skills kits to 509-J School…
Intel Corp. provides Madras-based district with 600 kits to strengthen technology and essential skills

U.S. 26 dedicated as POW/MIA Memorial Highway

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U.S. 26 dedicated as POW/MIA Memorial Highway
Friday event in Madras was moving, patriotic and powerful; names of county POW/MIA read

Vote-by-mail divides Oregon secretary of state…

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Vote-by-mail divides Oregon secretary of state…
Oregon Sens. Shemia Fagan, Kim Thatcher express concerns about ensuring citizens right to vote during disruptions like pandemics/wildfires

Small businesses vow lawsuit unless state…

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Small businesses vow lawsuit unless state…
Notice does not challenge governor's authority, but says shutdowns affected owners.

Lionshead Fire Update for Sept. 21

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Lionshead Fire Update for Sept. 21
Fire activity may increase as fuels dry out; more smoke expected. Candaian crews join team.

Madras man faces attempted murder, other charges

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Madras man faces attempted murder, other charges
22-year-old Daniel Solis is accused of shooting at a woman, breaking car windows.

Theft from fire service truck led to social media…

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Theft from fire service truck led to social media…
2 men accused of stealing diesel have been arrested; one had nationwide warrant.

Court Roundup for Sept. 7-11

Madras Pioneer - News
Court Roundup for Sept. 7-11
Car chases, sexual abuse, a stolen scooter, meth delivery, racketeering, DUII and domestic violence on the docket

Brown and Wyden: Planning for wildfire recovery…

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Brown and Wyden: Planning for wildfire recovery…
The governor and senator say suppression must be followed by other action to prevent repeats.

FBI offers $10K reward in Warm Springs arson

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FBI offers $10K reward in Warm Springs arson
A 77-year-old man died of injuries due to May 17 fire, 2 others injured, 1 escaped through window.

Lionshead Fire update for Sept. 17

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Lionshead Fire update for Sept. 17
Crews are putting out spot fires in Sidwalter Flats; Rocky Mountain Team takes over command this evening.

Wildfire aftermath adds to Employment Department…

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Wildfire aftermath adds to Employment Department…
The agency will prioritize benefit claims in some areas and will make federal disaster aid available.

Fire battles remain uphill as region awaits rainfall

Madras Pioneer - News
Fire battles remain uphill as region awaits rainfall
Tuesday updates shows most big fires across the state, though slowing, continuing to grow; several fires in Oregon well over 100,000 acres and far…

Department of Corrections weighs in on 'riot'

Madras Pioneer - News
Department of Corrections weighs in on 'riot'
Loved ones, DOC have different stories about what happened when Coffee Creek inmates were transferred to DRCI

Parts of Warm Springs under Level 2 evacuation…

Madras Pioneer - News
Parts of Warm Springs under Level 2 evacuation…
Pacific Northwest Team 3 held a community meeting explaining their work on the Lionshead Fire.

Jefferson County off COVID Watch List

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Jefferson County off COVID Watch List
Eighth county resident, a 64-year-old man, has died from the disease. Community spread cases have decreased.

Lionshead Fire Update for Wednesday, Sept. 16

Madras Pioneer - News
Lionshead Fire Update for Wednesday, Sept. 16
Fire line along east/southeastern portion of fire declared 'contained'; last night's operations successful

Madras woman sentenced to 5 years for burglary

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Madras woman sentenced to 5 years for burglary
Christine Huff was accused of holding a woman hostage in her home and stealing her money.

County's emergency manager explains evacuations

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County's emergency manager explains evacuations
Find out how to sign up for emergency alerts and what to have ready, as well as how to help.

A Q&A on health and smoke

Madras Pioneer - News
A Q&A on health and smoke
Jefferson County Public Health Preparedness Coordinator Emily Wegener explains how to deal with smoke.

Are we forever doomed to more catastrophic fires?

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Are we forever doomed to more catastrophic fires?
Forestry dean says 'no,' but prescribed burns, fuel reduction and better community planning are essential

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