Dollar General plans Madras store

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Two weeks after submitting an application for a Culver store, company also seeks Madras store.

Metolius man nets 70 months

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Investigators connect Ottenbacher to Dropbox with 32 child pornography images.

Campfire sparks wildfire near Warm Springs

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A man who passed out at campfire was cited for reckless burning and endangering.

Looking Back

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Madras experiences a near total solar eclipse on June 13, 1918, just after 2 o'clock.

Healing garden dedication set

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Public is invited to the dedication ceremony June 20, for the final project in the hospital's renovation.

Warm Springs Horse Network prepares for challenge

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The Oregon Rescue Challenge for 2018 will be held June 29-30, in Powell Butte.

May weather warmer than usual

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Outlook for June calls for above normal temperatures, but below normal precipitation.

Commission votes to close railroad crossing

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The BNSF railroad crossing at Elm Lane will be closed, and the Fir Lane crossing signalized.

Police catch murder suspect

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Gavin Smith is arraigned on a charge of murder in connection with the death of his mother.

Highway 97 work continues

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Contractor will be paving northbound lane north of the Crooked River Bridge this week.

MAC board terminates executive director

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Before the board's action, Joe McHaney had been on paid administrative leave since April 21.

Three Rivers woman dies at OHSU

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After an investigation, the CDC has determined that hantavirus caused the 67-year-old woman's death.

Looking Back

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Warm Springs 'Bravettes' prepare for Portland Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade in 1968.

Project tracks poverty

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In Jefferson County, 49 percent of households don't have enough income for monthly budget.

Sidewalks being replaced

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City notifies businesses, pedestrians that sidewalk on south side of D Street, between Fourth and Fifth, will be replaced.

Summer burning closure set

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Fire chiefs halt burning of debris piles in Central Oregon, impose summer burning restrictions.

Gateway gets 'fire hall'

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A new pole barn now houses four fire rigs and related fire equipment for the Gateway Rangeland Fire Protection Association.

Buff third-graders drop eggs

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Jefferson County Fire Department takes ladder truck to Buff Elementary to assist in annual event.

Motorcyclist dies in collision with bear

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Local firefighters meet procession of firefighters, motorcyclists escorting the body of Rhett Larsen, 39, back to Bend.

Gunshot report causes major response

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Police teams from around the area responded to Madras on a report of a shot fired, but the suspect had no gun and later surrendered.

Madras, Culver graduate most ever

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School District 509-J graduated a record number, 187, and Culver District 4 graduated 41.

Washington County police take Smith-Brown into custody

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Gavin Smith-Brown, 29, was arrested June 7 in connection with the death of his mother at Crooked River Ranch.

Woman sentenced to prison for assault

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Rhyan Leigh Smith, 26, of Warm Springs, was sentenced May 29, to 13 years in federal prison.

Downtown Park and Play kicks off June 7

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First Thursday events to feature live music, performers, vendors, and food.

ODF enters fire season

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ODF's Central Oregon District declares fire season due to dry fuel conditions and warmer weather forecasts.

Chip sealing causes delays

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Culver Highway chip sealing finishes, and Highway 26 chip sealing begins; use caution on both highways.

Looking Back

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Oregon goes wheat-free to conserve wheat for flour to feed U.S. troops in 1918.

April unemployment largely unchanged

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Jefferson County remains at 5.5 percent unemployment, while Crook County improves to 5.8 percent.

2018 Rose Festival VIP winner chosen

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The lucky winner in the Ultimate Rose Festival Experience Contest is from Aloha

Challenge winners share $8,125 prize pool

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Nearly half of 325 entrants make it to final weigh-in for Movin' Mountains Slimdown Challenge.

Potential railroad crossing closure on agenda

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Jefferson County will consider closing the Elm Lane railroad crossing June 6.

Driver arrested after attempting to elude police

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With assistance from Crook County and Oregon State Police, deputies arrest suspect.

MACRD, McHaney attorneys meet, but no board action

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Board considers information in executive session, and then cancels second executive session.

Two Washington men sentenced for drug delivery

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OSP drug dog alerts on vehicle during October 2017 traffic stop on Highway 97.

Tucker Memorial repaired

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The cement part of structure had deteriorated since the statue was installed in 2009.

Local nurses receive recognition

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Two St. Charles Madras nurses earn awards for their impact, and excellence in care.

St. Charles Madras to dedicate healing garden

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Public is invited to the dedication ceremony June 20, for the final project in the hospital's renovation.

Campfire restrictions in effect

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Fire closures on portions of Deschutes, John Day, White and Crooked rivers, and along Lake Billy Chinook, took effect June 1.

Looking Back

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75-year-old Pony Butte woman walks 6 miles to mailbox to pick up gift in 1943, finds empty mailbox.

Congress passes tribal development act

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If legislation is signed by president, tribes will be able to lease and sell property they own.

Firewood permits on sale

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Personal use firewood collection permits available for Deschutes, Ochoco forest, Grassland.

Downtown Park and Play kicks off June 7

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First Thursday events to feature live music, performers, vendors, and food.

Cougars spotted at North Junction

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BLM cautions people to be aware of surroundings along Lower Deschutes River, where cougars were seen.

Three candidates each capture more than 50 percent…

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Two commissioners, Simmelink and Huston, elected in primary; Zemke goes on to November ballot.

Reserve deputy suffers severe injury

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Longtime reserve marine deputy loses lower right leg in motorcycle accident in Terrebonne.

Dollar General coming to Culver?

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Variety store applies for permit to build on Culver east side. City reviews plan.

Shuttle driver dies in accident

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Four vehicles were traveling from Warm Springs launch to Trout Creek launch.

Looking Back

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Locals must cut consumption of wheat for 1918 allied war effort, in order to supply forces.

Follow common sense rules for burning

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As part of Wildfire Awareness Month, fire marshal offers safety tips for spring cleanup.

Two arrested for stabbing in Bend

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Two Jefferson County men were arrested in Prineville May 9, for a stabbing that occurred May 5, in Bend.

City holds sidewalk sales, communitywide yard sales

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Local business are getting into the act on Saturday, with sidewalk sales to go along with the city's yard sales.

FireFree tallies increase

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Fire department collects 85 tons, 444 total loads of yard debris over two weekends.

Madras police officer arrested for sex abuse

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Wallace charged in federal court for alleged incidents on the Warm Springs Reservation.

MAC board takes no action after executive session

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MAC, Kids Club director Joe McHaney remains on adminstrative leave following a May 11 executive session.

Simmelink, Huston top commission races

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Kate Zemke, the top vote-getter for the position of Jefferson County clerk, received about 54.1 percent of the vote.

Humane Society opens new facility

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Nonprofit raises about $450,000 for new 5,600-square-foot shelter in Madras.

509-J budget approved, principal leaving

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Bridges Career and Technical High School to change name to Bridges High School.

Civil War re-enactors prepare for weekend

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Mock battles are ready to go May 19 and 20, near the House on Metolius Meadow, near Camp Sherman.

Looking Back

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The first set of local twins was born at Mountain View Hospital to Larry and Sue Sullivan in May 1968.

County in process of updating zoning

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The county is seeking comments, by May 18, on exclusive farm use and forest management land.

Madras temperatures cooler than usual in April

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The forecast for May calls for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

DRCI prepares production of '12 Angry Men'

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Deer Ridge inmates take on the roles of the jury in a homicide trial for the public production.

Red Cross, JCFD install free smoke detectors

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About 50 volunteers fan out around Madras May 5, to install smoke alarms in local residences.

Primary ballots due May 15

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As of May 8, only about 2,000 of 14,000 ballots had been returned to the Jefferson County Clerk's Office.

Crook Co. jail to have major impact

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Jefferson County facility will lose about $600,000 in fees for housing Crook Co. inmates.

Airport busy with heli-loggers, pilots

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Helicopter loggers gathered for a reunion at Erickson Aircraft Collection on May 7.

Looking Back

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Jefferson County considers the prospect of getting an aviation field in 1918.

County employment unchanged in March

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Jefferson County's rate of 5.6 percent is the same as last year; second best rate in Central Oregon.

Foundation offers brick sales for garden

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St. Charles Madras' new healing garden, with fountain and memorial bricks, to be dedicated in June.

Madras man faces assault charges

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Madras police officer responding to a fight is attacked by suspect and suffers broken ankle.

Survey results out on fire department, EMS services

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Consulting group conducts survey of public satisfaction with the two districts.

First FireFree weekend collects 62.5 tons

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Dispose of limbs and brush for free this weekend, May 5 and 6, at Box Canyon Transfer Station.

CRR alternate exit plan goes to bid

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Bids for 5,050 lineal feet of road at Crooked River Ranch are due back to county by May 21.

Local man admits drug charges

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Gabriel Walker's arrest follows investigation by Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team.

LED light bulbs installed

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Americorps team members fan out in Madras, Prineville to replace incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs.

Clerk candidates introduce themselves

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Four candidates display wide variety of life experiences and qualifications.

Madras marks 25th year as Tree City USA

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Metolius students help plant ponderosa pine trees at the youth fishing pond to celebrate.

County in process of updating zones

Madras Pioneer - News
Submit written comments on exclusive farm use and forest management zones, or give testimony at meetings.

Looking Back

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A dairy owner stages a rebellion in 1943 and prices local milk at 14 cents per quart.

Smoke alarms key to fire prevention

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Jefferson County Fire Department responds to two fires without working smoke detectors; offers reminder.

City managers consider region's rapid growth

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City Club of Central Oregon will host the region's city managers for a May 7 forum; sign up by noon, May 1.

509-J evaluates superintendent

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Parshall lists accomplishments over the past year, including helping secure $3 million in grants.

Region participates in National Drug Take Back Day

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day occurs on Saturday, April 28 across Oregon.

MHS students join national walkout

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About 20 local students take part in nationwide protest of gun violence on April 20.

CRR home a total loss

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Manufactured home fire at Crooked River Ranch believed to have started as flue fire.

Deputies arraigned for inmate death

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Three enter not guilty pleas to negligent homicide in connection with death of James Wippel.

Commission candidates square off in forum

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Next up: County clerk candidate forum will be held on April 25, on the COCC Madras campus.

Looking Back

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The Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce decides to hire its first manager in 1968.

St. Charles updates health record system

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Central Oregon hospitals, including St. Charles Madras, are now using an electronic record system.

Madras, Chamber plan community yard sale

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The public is invited to participate in a citywide yard sale May 18-20; register by May 4.

LED bulbs offered at no cost

Madras Pioneer - News
Locals may receive up to 16 LED bulbs and water-saving fixtures for free, beginning April 24.

MAC, Kids Club place director on administrative…

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No details are being released on administrative action involving Joe McHaney.

Jefferson, Deschutes counties still searching for…

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32-year-old Christopher Cardonia was reportedly last seen in the Madras area.

McLeod-Skinner runs for 2nd Congressional District

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Candidate from Crooked River Ranch has served as a city manager and city councilor in recent years.

Candidate forums readied for April

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Chamber will host events April 18 for commission candidates, and April 25 for county clerk candidates and the sheriff.

Nearly 1,000 make their voices heard

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Most residents are pleased with area for the quality of life, raising children.

Election deadline approaching

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April 24 is last day for voters to change their party registration for May 15 primary.

Climber dies from fall at Smith Rock

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A 20-year-old Bend man accidentally fell about 200 feet from the top of Misery Ridge Trail.

Candidate forums readied for April

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Chamber will host events April 18 for commission candidates, and April 25 for county clerk candidates and the sheriff.

Looking Back

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Jefferson County rapidly fills quota for war bonds during World War I, in 1918.

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