Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Idaho men visit Madras to look over potential of North Unit project land in 1919.

Sheep operation moves to Trout Creek in 1878

Madras Pioneer - News
Thomas Hamilton's operation includes 3,000 acres, 7,500 sheep and 200 cattle.

Jefferson County Fair set to open

Madras Pioneer - News
Deadlines to enter open class exhibits are Monday and Tuesday, July 22 and 23.

No bloom on lake now, but it's expected

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon Health Authority puts out reminder that Lake Billy Chinook could experience an algae bloom.

Homecare workers say DHS late payments threaten their…

Portland Tribune - News
The workers' union says the late pay has been an issue for decades, and the state has been slow to respond.

Initiative targets gun safety as Salem stumbles on issue

Portland Tribune - News
Plan is a backup for people who support requiring Oregon gun owners to secure their guns and hope lawmakers can pass a storage law in 2020.

Livestock fencing panels go missing

Madras Pioneer - News
Missing animal enclosure panels were shared by Jefferson, Deschutes and Crook County.

MPD plans safety operation

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras Police Department to enforce pedestrian safety at intersections in July.

Two injured in collision on Highway 361

Madras Pioneer - News
Two men, one 70 and one 18, crash at intersection of Culver Highway and Ford Lane.

Telemedicine reproductive care connects options in Oregon

Portland Tribune - News
Clinical trial provides health care services for rural women using telemedicine.

Metolius mayor arrested on warrant

Madras Pioneer - News
Chavez was sentenced to 10 days for assault, but failed to report for remaining eight days.

Public employee union lands big wage increases in new…

Portland Tribune - News
SEIU 503's state employees will see a 10% to 15% wage increase during the next two years.

Business group withdraws effort to refer Student Success…

Portland Tribune - News
Group's leader said lawmakers were crafty in passing legislation to make a referral nearly impossible.

Oregon's economy stays hot in June with 4% unemployment rate

Portland Tribune - News
Statewide job growth rate during the past 12 months was faster than the national job growth rate of 1.5%.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Sage rat hunters find an old skull east of Madras in summer of 1994, but no one was missing.

Supporters hope Holocaust education bill heals 'scars of…

Portland Tribune - News
Guests at Oregon Jewish Museum witness Gov. Brown sign bill that joins Oregon with 10 other states in mandating teaching about genocide and the…

Pickett: Beloved Prineville pioneer

Madras Pioneer - News
Born in Nashville, Jennie (Bradford) Holman moved her family to Prineville in 1886, married Pickett.

Fire season in effect on ODF lands

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon Department of Forestry, which protects more than 16M acres, declares fire season.

Unemployment remains steady across Central Oregon

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County adds 130 jobs in May; unemployment 5.6%, up from 5.1% last May.

Who's paying for Republicans' walkout protest?

Portland Tribune - News
In the shadow of Senate Republicans' infamous walkout, questions remain on how the protest was financed and whether Democrats will make good on their…

Man sustains fatal injuries in crash

Madras Pioneer - News
A 79-year-old Washington driver died at the scene of a single-vehicle rollover crash.

Temperatures average warmer in June

Madras Pioneer - News
Precipitation for year is 8.04 inches, which is 2.36 inches above normal; outlook for July, drier.

County awarded $4.1M for health center

Madras Pioneer - News
Health and Wellness Campus, including lottery funding, to be built adjacent to hospital.

Possible thefts at MHS under investigation

Madras Pioneer - News
Employee placed on administrative leave in May; her office was closed, papered over.

Baby dies in tragic accident at speedway

Madras Pioneer - News
A 4-month-old infant was fatally injured July 6, rushed to the hospital, but died early July 7.

Fraudulent treaty nears nullification

Madras Pioneer - News
U.S. Senate passes act to nullify treaty with tribes passed in 1865, 10 years after actual treaty.

Blaze destroys trailers, cars

Madras Pioneer - News
Tops Trailer Park was the scene of a July 7 fire that spread, burned nearby vehicles.

Walden visits Culver for town hall

Madras Pioneer - News
Congressman hears from residents about lack of medical professionals, education, water worries.

W.S. man sentenced for rape

Madras Pioneer - News
Robert Warner pleaded guilty July 16, 2018, to abusive sexual contact with 11-year-old.

Fireworks cause one of two July 4 fires

Madras Pioneer - News
Fire personnel respond to canyon fire started by fireworks, and pickup truck fire.

Construction legislation divvies up millions to…

Portland Tribune - News
One of the last bills passed was also one of the more important, funding housing, building repair and medical treatment for incarcerated youth.

Fourth parade breaks records for length, entries

Madras Pioneer - News
The July 4 parade had more than 100 entries this year, and lasted for more than an hour.

Sheriff's Office seizes 57 dogs

Madras Pioneer - News
An Australian shepherd breeder faces charges of second-degree animal neglect.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Morrow to build home on Nob Hill in Madras in 1919, with cost estimated near $10,000.

1953 Roundup features Native American court

Madras Pioneer - News
Annabelle Queahpama named queen in first all-Indian court for Crooked River Roundup.

Legal aid offered to low-income older adults

Madras Pioneer - News
Next Council on Aging of Central Oregon legal assistance session set for July 9.

School board spot opens in Culver

Madras Pioneer - News
Dave Slaght, who was reelected in May, recently moved out of school district and resigned.

Tribes net stewardship award

Madras Pioneer - News
Partnership receives award for work to protect 9.7-acre wetland in Monument, Oregon.

Redmond birthing center to close July 13

Madras Pioneer - News
St. Charles Redmond to close, leaving Bend and Madras hospitals to care for moms, babies.

State unemployment 4.2%

Madras Pioneer - News
Unemployment in Oregon remains between 4% and 4.4% for 31 consecutive months.

Madras expands UGB, takes in airport

Madras Pioneer - News
State law change allowed city to pilot process to bring in 1,089 acres of airport at one time.

Crook County expects to open jail in July

Madras Pioneer - News
Latest jail bed rental agreement between Jefferson, Crook County is month to month.

State Parks, county meet on Cove hotel plan

Madras Pioneer - News
Several people and Jefferson County Farm Bureaugo on record as being against resort.

President invites Timber Unity to take D.C. victory…

Portland Tribune - News
A growing political group run by farmers, loggers and truckers point to similarities with their movement and President Trump's populist rise.

'Christmas tree bill' pumps out millions to local…

Portland Tribune - News
Legislation was one of the last to pass, and gives politicians a pile of pork to bring back to districts.

Audit: State cybersecurity needs a major update

Portland Tribune - News
Secretary of state auditors say agencies' fragmented organization and approach to managing data security ripe for problems, like a major breach in…

Madras gears up for big Fourth

Madras Pioneer - News
Morning run to fireworks at night, parade and fun at Sahalee park, July 4th is packed.

Overreach? Productive session? Lawmakers shine…

Portland Tribune - News
School funding, some environmental victories cited by Democrats; GOP sees walkout as effective tactic against supermajority.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
In 1944, Pacific Power requests authority to extend electric service to farms set to receive water.

Brown: 'I am not backing down' on cap-and-trade…

Portland Tribune - News
Governor told reporters resuming fight for carbon legislation is a top priority, and she wants it done soon.

Urban-rural 'cold civil war' forces out…

Portland Tribune - News
Perception that House Bill 2020 took from ruralites to give to Oregon's cities gained significant traction, and played a significant role in…

Early buildings made of brick to prevent fire

Madras Pioneer - News
Prineville brick yard provided most of the brick for early businesses in Prineville

Dome Digest: Sine die edition

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's Legislature sprinted to finish its work, voting on the last bill just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

Don't ruin Fourth with illegal fireworks

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon fire marshal urges public to 'keep it safe and keep it legal,' this season.

North Unit gets $122,485 grant

Madras Pioneer - News
Funds will help NUID prepare for potential drought, install variable frequency drive on pumps.

Walden plans town hall in Culver

Madras Pioneer - News
U.S. representative will meet at 11 a.m. July 3, at the Culver Fire Station, on First Avenue.

Lawmakers step up the pace as session hits home…

Portland Tribune - News
With most runaway GOP senators back in Capitol and two days before the end, environmental legislation was shelved amid tense votes.

Defiant GOP senators return to a pile of unfinished…

Portland Tribune - News
A few runaway lawmakers plan to show up Saturday, kicking off two marathon days to vote on as many bills as possible.

Rockhounds bring rocks to town

Madras Pioneer - News
Annual powwow draws rock collectors, vendors from all over West to fairgrounds.

Splash park ribbon-cutting set for Saturday

Madras Pioneer - News
Snow cones will be available to first 500 children at 9 a.m. opening of spray park.

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