Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Inmates raise awareness about suicide

Inmates raise awareness about suicide

Madras Pioneer - News
Deer Ridge inmates participate in Out of Darkness Walk in early September, raise $3,200.
Communities eligible for relief

Communities eligible for relief

Madras Pioneer - News
USDA disaster relief grants available for Jefferson County recovery efforts from severe weather.
Warm Springs woman dies in crash

Warm Springs woman dies in crash

Madras Pioneer - News
Early morning accident Sept. 13, claims one, injures another, on U.S. Highway 26 at Earl Street.
Kitchen fire causes $10,000 in damage

Kitchen fire causes $10,000 in damage

Madras Pioneer - News
A fire in a Madras duplex starts from hot cooking oil, spreads to stove, cupboards.
Woman dies in jail cell

Woman dies in jail cell

Madras Pioneer - News
Staff, emergency personnel administered CPR, but were unable to resuscitate woman.
Brown drops special session on death penalty law

Brown drops special session on death penalty law

Portland Tribune - News
Governor says there wasn't enough support for changes to the measure; GOP leaders say it's a 'lost opportunity' for victims.
Freshman Drazan takes top spot as Republicans shake up…

Freshman Drazan takes top spot as Republicans shake up…

Portland Tribune - News
GOP caucus held a Sept. 16 vote to elect new legislative leaders, but will not say what the vote count was.
Decorations to be removed at cemetery

Decorations to be removed at cemetery

Madras Pioneer - News
County asks people to remove flowers, decorations at cemetery so area can be cleaned.
Gov. Brown's lawyer Isaak declines appeals court post

Gov. Brown's lawyer Isaak declines appeals court post

Portland Tribune - News
Judicial appointment scuttled by controversy linked to sudden resignation of Oregon's public records advocate.
Oregon adds jobs in August, unemployment steady at 4%

Oregon adds jobs in August, unemployment steady at 4%

Portland Tribune - News
Officials said Oregon's employment growth has slowed from the rapid expansion during the prior years.
Looking Back

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
In 1994, DVWD finishes new 20-inch domestic water line from J Street to the Madras Industrial Park.
Paulina history in stone

Paulina history in stone

Madras Pioneer - News
Roba Ranch house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
County offers grant program for industrial space

County offers grant program for industrial space

Madras Pioneer - News
Grant offers up to $143,000 to build manufacturing or industrial space in county.
Decorations to be removed at cemetery

Decorations to be removed at cemetery

Madras Pioneer - News
County asks people to remove flowers, decorations at cemetery so area can be cleaned.
Fire restrictions reduced in Central Oregon District

Fire restrictions reduced in Central Oregon District

Madras Pioneer - News
Lessened restrictions affect private, county and municipal lands in Jefferson County.
Public records council wants independent advocate

Public records council wants independent advocate

Portland Tribune - News
Moves are a first step to clearing up gray areas in 2017 law creating the public records advocate.
CRR Fire Protection Act signed into law

CRR Fire Protection Act signed into law

Madras Pioneer - News
Rep. Walden stops at Ranch to present CRR Fire and Rescue with signed copy of act.
Enes Smith recovering at Boise hospital

Enes Smith recovering at Boise hospital

Madras Pioneer - News
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the former police chief who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident.
First Thursday Park and Play success, despite weather

First Thursday Park and Play success, despite weather

Madras Pioneer - News
Rain causes vendors to shut down early, but event continues on at businesses.
Defendant sentenced for causing toddler's life-threatening…

Defendant sentenced for causing toddler's life-threatening…

Madras Pioneer - News
Josue Mendoza-Melo will spend 12 years in prison for attempted aggravated murder, mistreatment.
Dirt moved for new Madras business

Dirt moved for new Madras business

Madras Pioneer - News
Dollar General project moves forward on Brush Lane, on the south end of Madras.
Madras police patrols for DUII, pedestrians

Madras police patrols for DUII, pedestrians

Madras Pioneer - News
In August, police department conducted extra enforcement for pedestrian safety, DUII rules.
Farmers assist firefighters in saving bulk of stored hay

Farmers assist firefighters in saving bulk of stored hay

Madras Pioneer - News
Early morning fire Sept. 6, destroys as much as 200 tons of hay in pole barn on Dover Lane.
Metolius recall moving forward; mayor staying

Metolius recall moving forward; mayor staying

Madras Pioneer - News
A recall election has been set for Oct. 8, and ballots are set to go out Sept. 18.
Grocer with inspiring spirit will be missed

Grocer with inspiring spirit will be missed

Madras Pioneer - News
Robert Irey spread warmth and smiles in the community as a longtime clerk at Erickson's.
Commission taps Strickler to lead ODOT

Commission taps Strickler to lead ODOT

Portland Tribune - News
Head of the highway division replaces Matt Garrett, who stepped down in June after leading agency for 14 years.
Looking Back

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
In 1994, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs considers casino-style gaming.
Oregon's public records advocate squeezed by politics,…

Oregon's public records advocate squeezed by politics,…

Portland Tribune - News
Ginger McCall, hired a year ago to improve transparency, wrote that governor's office wanted to control agenda of new records council.
Outstanding doctors to be recognized

Outstanding doctors to be recognized

Madras Pioneer - News
Nominate exemplary physicians by Sept. 27, for special St. Charles Foundation award.
Chamber banquet approaching

Chamber banquet approaching

Madras Pioneer - News
Annual Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce awards, banquet Sept. 19.

Legal services offered in Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
Legal services offered in Madras
Council on Aging, Legal Aid Services to provide session for low-income, older adults Sept. 10.

Garbage container fire spreads damage

Madras Pioneer - News
Garbage container fire spreads damage
An excavator was destroyed, and a truck and storage building were damaged during fire.

Committee announces MHS alumni honorees

Madras Pioneer - News
Committee announces MHS alumni honorees
Five MHS grads to be honored Sept. 27, during school day, Homecoming activities.

Performer has deep ties to local show

Madras Pioneer - News
Performer has deep ties to local show
Airshow of the Cascades inspires Ben Rose to become talented aerobatics performer.

Oregon reports first vaping-related death

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon reports first vaping-related death
Investigators say resident died in July after using e-cigarette to inhale cannabis

CRR Fire and Rescue helps goat off ledge

Madras Pioneer - News
CRR Fire and Rescue helps goat off ledge
A man who had hiked down to help the goat was able to climb back up without assistance.

Car show takes big upward jump

Madras Pioneer - News
Car show takes big upward jump
Break the Chain involvement spreads positive message for show, which had 63 entries.

Learn about Medicare at Sept. 5 class

Madras Pioneer - News
Learn about Medicare at Sept. 5 class
Council on Aging, St. Charles partner to offer free classes, including one in Madras.

Metolius readies Spike and Rail

Madras Pioneer - News
Metolius readies Spike and Rail
Parade, live music, beer garden and auction are all a part of the event celebrating the town's railroad heritage.

EMS-fire merger: Council asks EMS to rethink stance

Madras Pioneer - News
EMS-fire merger: Council asks EMS to rethink stance
EMS board firm on position that it does not want to merge with fire department.

Hass makes it official: He's running for secretary…

Portland Tribune - News
Hass makes it official: He's running for secretary…
Washington County senator says statewide office 'needs someone strong there.'

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Looking Back
In Jefferson County, newspapers came and went in early years, but Madras Pioneer endured.

Oregon DHS overwhelmed by applications for child…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon DHS overwhelmed by applications for child…
Agency says more than 5,400 people want to fill 313 new jobs to help place foster children in new homes.

Town of Caleb rises and falls in early 1900s

Madras Pioneer - News
Town of Caleb rises and falls in early 1900s
At its peak, the community's population reached 26 people and included a post office.

James Toney: Stage driver, businessman

Madras Pioneer - News
James Toney: Stage driver, businessman
Toney family moves to Central Oregon in 1871, along Deschutes River, near present-day Bend.

COCC Madras adds two new charging stations

Madras Pioneer - News
COCC Madras adds two new charging stations
A ribbon-cutting for the Madras COCC campus electric vehicle charging stations will be held Sept. 11.

Harvest event raises $105,000

Madras Pioneer - News
Harvest event raises $105,000
Museum at Warm Springs' largest fundraiser recognizes honors two with awards.

Brown recall petitions scoop up signatures at state…

Portland Tribune - News
Brown recall petitions scoop up signatures at state…
Governor's critics find an outlet for their dissatisfaction by focusing on her environmental proposals and urban-rural split.

Phishing scheme gains entry to Oregon Judicial…

Portland Tribune - News
Phishing scheme gains entry to Oregon Judicial…
Private information of more than 6,000 people was exposed, but none has been used inappropriately, the department says.

Deputy stops spread of wildfire

Madras Pioneer - News
Deputy stops spread of wildfire
Law enforcement officers in county carry 'bladder bags' for when they are first-responders at wildfires.

Call out for Warm Springs artists to create mural

Madras Pioneer - News
Call out for Warm Springs artists to create mural
Warm Springs Community Action Team, Tananawit receive grant for large murals.

Special session looms to fix death penalty changes

Portland Tribune - News
Special session looms to fix death penalty changes
Lawmakers said legislation would not apply to previous cases, but DOJ said it might mean affect 30 inmates on Oregon's death row.

WorkSource Oregon temporarily moving

Madras Pioneer - News
WorkSource Oregon temporarily moving
Office to close Aug. 30, at Third Street location, and open in temporary location Sept. 3.

FANS hike set for Aug. 30

Madras Pioneer - News
FANS hike set for Aug. 30
A Newberry National Monument guided hike is planned by a Crooked River Ranch group.

Fair seeks public input through online survey

Madras Pioneer - News
Fair seeks public input through online survey
Jefferson County Fair Board wants to hear from public about what they like, don't like about fair.

Air show sets attendance mark

Madras Pioneer - News
Air show sets attendance mark
Visitors came from as far away as England and Canada for Jefferson County's signature event.

Oregon's Brown greets Jeff freshmen with billions…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's Brown greets Jeff freshmen with billions…
Governor says new funding a 'total and complete game changer for eduction in Oregon.'

Former police chief hurt in wreck

Madras Pioneer - News
Former police chief hurt in wreck
Enes Smith was riding his motorcycle in Eastern Oregon when he was struck by an ATV that fell off a truck.

Plane lands on Elm Lane

Madras Pioneer - News
Plane lands on Elm Lane
Pilot, from Sandy, makes controlled landing after engine quits on single-engine airplane.

Heat, tighter rules could limit valley field burning

Portland Tribune - News
Heat, tighter rules could limit valley field burning
Grass seed growers typically torch fields in early July and the season ends when all registered acres have been burned, or when the weather turns…

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