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Air search for plane missing near Mount Jefferson

Air search for plane missing near Mount Jefferson

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Only pilot on board, hikers report hearing sounds similar to plane crash in the area
Oregon confirms new wolves on Warm Springs Reservation

Oregon confirms new wolves on Warm Springs Reservation

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Experts define 'area of known wolf activity' for two adult wolves and two pups
Burbank honored as regional teacher of the year

Burbank honored as regional teacher of the year

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Derek Burbank, Culver High agriculture teacher now in consideration for statewide prize
Madras city council votes to close RV Dump Site

Madras city council votes to close RV Dump Site

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One of four in the city, public works says costs of repairs and upkeep outweigh benefits
KEITH Manufacturing welcomes student learning

KEITH Manufacturing welcomes student learning

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Company hopes to inspire young people through high school internships and student tours
An update on the 509-J Bond Projects

An update on the 509-J Bond Projects

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Since the bond passed in 2021, the district has been making headway planning and beginning bond projects
In 1922 - Drunk cows give former sheriff a bad day

In 1922 - Drunk cows give former sheriff a bad day

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In 1947 - early frost nip neighborhood gardens; In 1997 Kiwanis roast Jay Macy
Free pesticide drop-off scheduled for Madras

Free pesticide drop-off scheduled for Madras

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Event for farmers and commercial pesticide users, not household hazardous waste
Blizzard Ridge School served Ashwood homestead era

Blizzard Ridge School served Ashwood homestead era

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Named for its location on the southeastern slopes of the region of the same name
Warm Springs museum kicks off membership drive

Warm Springs museum kicks off membership drive

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Museum at Warm Springs seeks new members, renewals, and past members to rejoin.
Three candidates run for three seats on Metolius City…

Three candidates run for three seats on Metolius City…

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Incumbents Keeton and Smietana run again, Abbe steps up to run, all unopposed
Ringing in Constitution Week

Ringing in Constitution Week

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Ceremony commemorates signing the constitution, bells symbolize the Liberty Bell
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Patty Wyler runs unopposed for her second term as mayor of Metolius.

Mayor of Metolius runs unopposed for second term

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Mayor Patty Wyler focuses on growth, livability and community involvement
Project underway to honor fallen heroes

Project underway to honor fallen heroes

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Oregon is the only state without a Gold Star Family Memorial that honors those killed in the line of duty.
Irrigation district will empty Haystack Reservoir

Irrigation district will empty Haystack Reservoir

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Oregon Fish and Wildlife lift all bag and size limits and gear restrictions through November
Games & Puzzle Corner

Games & Puzzle Corner

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Looking to play some games? We've got you covered with mini-crosswords, word searches, and sudoku!
Apparent connection between house fire and drug raids

Apparent connection between house fire and drug raids

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Madras man arrested in drug raid Thursday lived in a home destroyed by fire Wednesday
Flu making strong comeback as pandemic safeguards discarded

Flu making strong comeback as pandemic safeguards discarded

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Flu vaccines are currently available at pharmacies and health care centers throughout the state.
Structure fire destroys mobile home on Highway 361

Structure fire destroys mobile home on Highway 361

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Firefighters were able to save surrounding buildings, no injuries reported
Cove bridges receive $9 million for repairs

Cove bridges receive $9 million for repairs

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Project to begin in 2026 to complete needed repairs on both bridges crossing Lake Billy Chinook
Looking Back: through the Pioneer files - Sept. 14

Looking Back: through the Pioneer files - Sept. 14

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1972 - Cecil Moore recalls Halley's Comet over Madras; Fishing debates on the Deschutes in 1947 and more
Teddy Bear Run to pass through Prineville next weekend

Teddy Bear Run to pass through Prineville next weekend

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A regional motorcycle group will deliver several hundred stuffed animals to the local hospital emergency departments on Sept. 17
City of Madras approves Initiative Brewing loan

City of Madras approves Initiative Brewing loan

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The brewery plans to open almost 10,000 sq. ft. brewery and tap room on Fourth Street
Federal funding to give $10 million to Jefferson County…

Federal funding to give $10 million to Jefferson County…

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Senate Appropriations committee funds projects like water infrastructure and wildfire relief
Landlord in marijuana ring pleads not-guilty

Landlord in marijuana ring pleads not-guilty

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Bob Dale charged with possession and manufacture of marijuana - two Class C felonies.
NUID sets end to irrigation - October 14

NUID sets end to irrigation - October 14

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2022 marks the worst irrigation season on record for farmers in Jefferson County
DRCI hosts pinning ceremony for 15 new and promoted officers

DRCI hosts pinning ceremony for 15 new and promoted officers

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Deer Ridge Correctional Institution honors 11 newly hired officers and four promotions
Yetter challenges Bentz for Congressional District 2

Yetter challenges Bentz for Congressional District 2

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Oregon's largest congressional district race features incumbent Republican Cliff Bentz and challenging Democrat Joe Yetter
Over $200,000 to the CTWS for Services to Prevent Sex Crimes

Over $200,000 to the CTWS for Services to Prevent Sex Crimes

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Wyden and Merkley announce $211,000 from Department of Justice to protect the community
1017 Project feeds the area's hungry

1017 Project feeds the area's hungry

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More than 10,000 pounds of donated meat from local farmers goes to area food banks

Greg Smith runs unopposed for House District 57

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Greg Smith runs unopposed for House District 57
Newly drawn district now includes the Warm Springs portion of Jefferson County

Residents hostile to development on Crooked River…

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Residents hostile to development on Crooked River…
Angry homeowners stretched commission meeting with four hours of testimony

Storm clouds on the horizon for Oregon housing…

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Storm clouds on the horizon for Oregon housing…
Developers struggle statewide with inflation, rising interest rates, supply-chain issues, lack of developable land.

Breaking the canola barrier in Jefferson County

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Breaking the canola barrier in Jefferson County
Long excluded from the county, growers petition to plant canola for research

Driver freed from burning pickup survives

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Driver freed from burning pickup survives
Fire spreads to nearby brush along Highway 26, suppression efforts do not affect traffic.

Air quality poor because of wildfire smoke in region

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Air quality poor because of wildfire smoke in region
UPDATE: Multnomah County bans burning wood because of wildfire smoke in the metropolitan region.

Helt endorsed in BOLI race by two candidates for…

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Helt endorsed in BOLI race by two candidates for…
The labor commissioner position is officially nonpartisan but has drawn split endorsements.

Madras man arrested in sex trafficking sting

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Madras man arrested in sex trafficking sting
Bend police targets four-month investigation on people seeking sex with minors

Roadwork narrows Highway 97 to one lane through…

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Roadwork narrows Highway 97 to one lane through…
Patch-paving project temporarily fixes potholes and aging pavement on Fifth Street

Highway 20 closed for road repair

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Highway 20 closed for road repair
The road will be closed east of Sweet Home to repair landslide movement in the area

Crowd expected for Ranch development meeting

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Crowd expected for Ranch development meeting
Central Oregon Landwatch challenges proposed rezoning on Crooked River Ranch

Sneak peek at the November ballot

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Sneak peek at the November ballot
Here are the measures and races Jefferson County voters will decide in November

Lawrence Jones challenges Vikki Breese Iverson for…

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Lawrence Jones challenges Vikki Breese Iverson for…
New District 59 includes all of Crook and parts of Jefferson and Deschutes Counties

Latino Fest returns to Madras

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Latino Fest returns to Madras
Latino Community prepares to set Sahalee Park dancing after pandemic 'intermission'

Funeral directors live on the frontline of deadly…

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Funeral directors live on the frontline of deadly…
How COVID and overdoses changed life and death for the mortician of a small community

COCC Foundation Scholarship Application Now Open

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COCC Foundation Scholarship Application Now Open
The college's Foundation will award $1.8 million in scholarships for the 2022-23 school year

In 1922 - A caravan of Fords heads for Jefferson…

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In 1922 - A caravan of Fords heads for Jefferson…
In 1997 - the former Rashneesh Puram compound becomes a Christian camp for youth

Dogs in Warm Springs get dog houses

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Dogs in Warm Springs get dog houses
Non-profit raises money to provide doghouses for Reservation families with pets

Pioneers forged a rugged path to this remote resort

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Pioneers forged a rugged path to this remote resort
El Rancho included a lodge, cabins and outbuildings and widely known home-cooked meals

Local attorney wins a career-defining case

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Local attorney wins a career-defining case
After eleven years in solitary confinement, man found not-guilty in death penalty case

Tiny Homes start in Madras and take off across the…

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Tiny Homes start in Madras and take off across the…
New Creations Tiny Homes hopes to create a more attainable path to home ownership

AR-15 'style' rifle in Bend shooting is loved and…

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AR-15 'style' rifle in Bend shooting is loved and…
A gun control measure with restrictions on AR-15 style rifles will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Ben Snipes becomes 'Northwest Cattle King'

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Ben Snipes becomes 'Northwest Cattle King'
His estimated cattle holdings range from 25,000 to 40,000 head at any given time

Rebellion on Crooked River Ranch

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Rebellion on Crooked River Ranch
Ranch residents pitch battle over orderly meetings versus freedom of speech

Jefferson County Community Pathway meets resistance

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Jefferson County Community Pathway meets resistance
Councilors flinch at the $13.5 million price tag for multiuse path connecting Madras, Metolius and Culver

County sweetens contract for Starbucks developer

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County sweetens contract for Starbucks developer
New terms give developer longer to begin construction and requires no additional retail

Her volunteer energy generates positive spirit

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Her volunteer energy generates positive spirit
AMAZING NEIGHBOR: Making the community better for her kids and everyone else's kids

Millions more veterans get more benefits

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Millions more veterans get more benefits
New legislation opens gates to new benefits many veterans don't realize they could get

In 1922: Theater gets new projector

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In 1922: Theater gets new projector
IN 1947: Ample wheat harvest. In 1972: Bright Wood expands. In 1997: Chamber of Commerce head resigns

Middle Deschutes pesticide stewardship partnership…

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Middle Deschutes pesticide stewardship partnership…
A Column from Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District's Lisa Windom

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