Fire burns shed, but pig escapes

Madras Pioneer - News
An outbuilding at Crooked River Ranch was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

The first band in Central Oregon

Madras Pioneer - News
The six-member band provided musical interludes to the otherwise drab frontier town.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
An ealy morning fire sweeps through the Madras Truck Service building in 1969.

Wyden reschedules Madras town hall

Madras Pioneer - News
The Jefferson County Town Hall will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at the Madras Performing Arts Center.

Temperatures significantly warmer in January

Madras Pioneer - News
Outlook for February calls for normal temperatures, below normal precipitation.

Eagle Watch event approaches

Madras Pioneer - News
The free famiy event returns to Round Butte Overlook Park on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24.

Vaccinations available at Safeway

Madras Pioneer - News
Safeway offers measles vaccinations without appointment for adults and children, 5 and older.

Bright Wood purchases Pioneer Cut Stock

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras-based business buys Prineville moulding company at end of December.

W.S. man sentenced for assault

Madras Pioneer - News
Man receives 12 years for attempting to run tribal officers down with pickup truck.

Warm Springs Reservation story begins with treaty

Madras Pioneer - News
Warm Springs, Wasco and Piaute tribes consist of bands that were nomadic, lived in family groups.

Trucking company creates state-of-the-art testing facility

Madras Pioneer - News
Freightliner, now part of Daimler Trucks North America, has tested in Madras for 46 years.

Inmate sentenced for assault on officer

Madras Pioneer - News
Leslie Carroll Powers, who was serving time at DRCI, received an additional 40 months.

Tiny house villages considered for homeless

Madras Pioneer - News
Director of Eugene nonprofit outlines process for creating shelters, micro-homes for homeless.

City, county click through project updates

Madras Pioneer - News
From the J Street bridge to the Rock Shop and JCFD-JCEMS study, projects moving forward.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras boys basketball beats all Central Oregon teams in 1919; tries to secure championship.

Stage service to Central Oregon started in 1872

Madras Pioneer - News
It took 43 hours for a stage to travel from The Dalles to Prineville in the late 1800s.

Unemployment up slightly in county

Madras Pioneer - News
Central Oregon unemployment rates increased in Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes counties in December.

Meet COCC president candidates

Madras Pioneer - News
Each of the three candidates will be at the Madras COCC campus to meet with the public.

$8,500 up for grabs in Movin' Mountains

Madras Pioneer - News
Total of 340 people weigh in for 10th annual Movin' Mountains Slimdown Challenge.

Multisports complex project evolving

Madras Pioneer - News
Bean Foundation, now working with 'developing partner,' announces a step back from timeline.

KEITH Manufacturing wins in Top-10 products

Madras Pioneer - News
WalkBox unloader, a smaller version of the Walking Floor system, winner in worldwide competition.

Highway 26 canal bridge closes to certain trucks

Madras Pioneer - News
Single-unit hauling vehicles will be limited to 30 tons on five axles, 33 on six, and 36 on seven.

Driver trapped at least four hours

Madras Pioneer - News
Emergency responders use hydraulic tool to extract truck driver, who was unable to call for help.

Local school districts beat state graduation rate

Madras Pioneer - News
Culver, Madras districts both improve with graduation rates over 90 percent.

Former MAC director faces charges

Madras Pioneer - News
Eight felonies levied against McHaney; arraignment set for Circuit Court Feb. 7.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras man raises ostriches for breeding stock, along with rheas and emus, in 1993.

Bark if you want an official state dog

Portland Tribune - News
Measures in 2019 session would add Border collies as state dog and basin wildrye as official state grass.

Oregon Heritage Commission offers museum grants

Madras Pioneer - News
Museums may apply for grants for collections, tourism, education, interpretation.

Cascade East Transit holds open house on plan

Madras Pioneer - News
CET is in the process of gathering public input for its 2040 Transit Master Plan.

Single-vehicle crash ends in arrest

Madras Pioneer - News
Culver woman arrested for DUII Jan. 17, after motor-vehicle crash in Crook County.

Oregon unemployment shows slight increase

Madras Pioneer - News
Unemployment across state rose to 4.1 percent in December from 3.9 percent in November.

Matheny retiring after more than 30 years on the job

Madras Pioneer - News
Longtime Pioneer writer, editor ready for new challenges after retirement.

Culver woman wrecks six cars

Madras Pioneer - News
Redmond police arrested a Culver woman for intentionally crashing into vehicles at a car lot.

Walden talks issues at Madras town hall

Madras Pioneer - News
Congressman notes he broke with party on vote to reopen some government agencies.

Gipson joins local law firm

Madras Pioneer - News
New attorney specializes in personal injury, criminal and family law at Glenn, Reeder and Gassner.

Wyden town hall canceled

Madras Pioneer - News
The town hall for U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, originally scheduled for Jan. 26, will be held at a later date.

The shutdown: local impacts

Madras Pioneer - News
Federal workers on the reservation feel the bite of furloughs; food boxes organized.

Jury finds man guilty of attempted murder

Madras Pioneer - News
Sentencing for the Sunriver man set for Feb. 15, in Jefferson County Circuit Court.

Homeless count begins in Madras, Warm Springs

Madras Pioneer - News
The Central Oregon Point-in-Time count of homeless people will be Jan. 23-25.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon men 'physically cleanest,' in entire U.S. Army in 1919, according to Hygiene Society.

Wyden town hall set

Madras Pioneer - News
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will hold a town hall Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Madras Performing Arts Center.

Full lunar eclipse begins Jan. 20

Madras Pioneer - News
A 62-minute total lunar eclipse will begin at 8:41 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, and end at 9:43 p.m.

Warm Springs artist joins Caldera program

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson Greene among cohort of artists in Caldera's Artist in Residence Program, near Sisters.

Homeless count approaching

Madras Pioneer - News
The annual Point-In-Time Count of people who are homeless or in transitional housing starting.

Bergstrom joins Pioneer staff

Madras Pioneer - News
UO journalism student, Culver High School grad Desiree Bergstrom starts as reporter at Pioneer.

Congressman plans Madras town hall meeting Jan. 20

Madras Pioneer - News
Rep. Greg Walden will meet at the Jefferson County Senior Center this Sunday.

Sheriff to ask for reduced 3-year levy

Madras Pioneer - News
New, pared down levy request to operate jail to be on May ballot; first attempt at 5-year levy failed.

Weigh-ins for Movin' Mountains this week

Madras Pioneer - News
The 10th annual Movin' Mountains Slimdown Challenge kicks off with weigh-ins Jan. 17-19.

Sports complex nears milestone

Madras Pioneer - News
Weyermann soon hopes to have an initial investment in a major indoor and outdoor sports complex.

Former officer pleads to abuse

Madras Pioneer - News
J.J. Wallace Jr. enters Alford plea to official misconduct, sex abuse charges.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Man convicted of murder of woman visiting Camp Sherman gets life in prison in 1994.

December warmer than usual

Madras Pioneer - News
Precipitation for 2018 was less than 7 inches, which is nearly 4 inches below normal.

State Sen. Bentz named to six committees

Madras Pioneer - News
District 30 Sen. Cliff Bentz is serving as vice chairman of the Finance and Revenue Committee.

Three new faces join air show board

Madras Pioneer - News
Ben Ochs, Belinda Goody and Nick Snead are new to the Airshow of the Cascades' board.

Madras, MRC seek new budget committee members

Madras Pioneer - News
Those interested in serving on a budget committee should submit a letter by Jan. 18.

Culver hay shed, hay burn

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County firefighters protect second hay shed, and help save equipment.

Lose weight with Movin' Mountains challenge

Madras Pioneer - News
Weight-loss event kicks off with weigh-ins Jan. 17, in Warm Springs, and Jan. 18, in Madras.

Merkley fields questions at Madras town hall

Madras Pioneer - News
The senator honors Warm Springs Hotshots before listening to constituents at open meeting.

Senator visits border camps

Madras Pioneer - News
Merkley travels to detention, processing centers to look into refugee camps for immigrant children.

First baby born at St. Charles Madras in 2019

Madras Pioneer - News
Local couple's baby girl arrives on Jan.3, winning gifts in the Pioneer's First Baby Contest.

Suspect pleads not guilty in violent assault

Madras Pioneer - News
Nude man with knife chases woman to neighbors' house, breaks sliding glass door with hammer.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Local task force studies need for new Jefferson County jail in 1963, concludes it's needed.

Employment rate steady in state

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon's unemployment rate of 3.9 percent in November higher than national average of 3.7 percent.

Unemployment inches up

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in November, up from 5.2 percent in October.

Madras driver in fatal collision

Madras Pioneer - News
Two-car crash on Dec. 25 causes fatal injury to driver slowing down for turn east of Sisters.

Turning Points Treatment relocates

Madras Pioneer - News
Turning Points Recovery Services has moved into a new center at 125 SW C St., in Madras.

Veterans, families enjoy Christmas Eve event

Madras Pioneer - News
Legion Auxiliary and Veterans Service Office sponsor dinner, visit with Santa.

Man arrested following pursuit

Madras Pioneer - News
Prineville man located in Madras after fleeing Christmas morning traffic stop in Bend.

Merkley town hall set for Jan. 4

Madras Pioneer - News
The public is invited to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's town hall at 11 a.m., Jan. 4, at the PAC.

Merchants give glowing report

Madras Pioneer - News
Holiday sales, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, were strong, according to local businesses.

Movin'Mountains celebrates 10 years

Madras Pioneer - News
Weight-loss, health improvement program runs from Mid-January to mid-May, with prizes.

Invasive pests may be lurking in your Christmas tree

Clackamas Review - News
Oregon Department of Forestry: Don't throw old trees in yards or forests where elongate hemlock scale could hatch

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
In 1993, Ag West Supply offers to buy Jefferson County Co-op after it closes its doors.

New Oregon license plate features Smokey Bear

Madras Pioneer - News
Release of plate by Keep Oregon Green, with USFS and ODF marks 75th anniversary of Smokey Bear.

Police arrest two for Dec. 22 stabbing

Madras Pioneer - News
After a second assault in less than a week, police investigate to see if they are connected.

Top 5 Stories of 2018

Madras Pioneer - News
A major court case and new headquarters for a worldwide business were among the top stories of 2018.

Madras man pleads guilty to robbery, drug charges

Madras Pioneer - News
Tyler Fuller faces at least 10 years, but up to life in prison for bank robbery during eclipse.

Hanenkrat awarded for service

Madras Pioneer - News
Metolius Public Works Supervisor Patrick Hanenkrat recently was awarded by the city of Metolius.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Pete Bicart recalls 1943 exodus of farmers from Idaho to Madras in 1993 interview.

Keep safety in mind for holiday cooking

Madras Pioneer - News
State fire marshal urges Oregonians to follow safety tips while preparing food.

Madras part of Christmas light 'greening'

Madras Pioneer - News
Pacific Power renewable energy program helps support Christmas lighting displays across Oregon.

Police investigate stabbing in Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
Man found lying in parking lot on Fifth Street was suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Crash injures CRR driver

Madras Pioneer - News
Driver stops at stop sign, but doesn't see second vehicle and pulls onto Ranch road.

Plan: Huge sports complex at park

Madras Pioneer - News
MAC director says investor may cover cost of 125,232-square-foot sports facility.

Head-on crash sends three to hospital

Madras Pioneer - News
Emergency vehicles respond to accidents on the Warm Springs grade and Loucks Road.

Friday vigil for Culver girl

Madras Pioneer - News
A candlelight vigil for a 13-year-old Culver girl will be held Friday, at 7 p.m.

Early deadlines for news, ads

Madras Pioneer - News
Deadline moves to Dec. 20, for news, advertisements, and Dec. 21, for classified ads.

Seasonal Sparkle

Madras Pioneer - News
Many houses around Madras are decked out with Christmas lights and decorations for the holidays.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Red Cross directed to set up canteens for aviators' comfort during World War II, in 1918.

Nurses honored for compassionate care

Madras Pioneer - News
Four nurses, each of whom works at a St. Charles hospital, were honored for extraordinary work.

November temperatures near normal

Madras Pioneer - News
Temperatures expected to be above normal for December, with about normal precipitation.

Drivers injured in CRR crash

Madras Pioneer - News
Following a head-on crash Dec. 7, at Crooked River Ranch, drivers were transported to hospitals.

Fire department responds to several fires

Madras Pioneer - News
Calls to Bright Wood, a brush fire and a residential chimney fire were among last week's fire calls.

Open enrollment ends Dec. 15

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregonians who don't have health insurance through their jobs should sign up by Dec. 15.

Vattimo takes over as Madras city recorder

Madras Pioneer - News
Formerly the eclipse facilitator for the city, and air show coordinator, Vattimo now city recorder.

Slash burning gets underway

Madras Pioneer - News
Firefighters to burn acreage on Crooked River National Grassland, Rimrock Springs areas.

Deputy earns honors for heroic actions

Madras Pioneer - News
Joe Aldred receives two awards for distinguished efforts in providing emergency medical care.

Board views AVID program, communications

Madras Pioneer - News
Signs off on four-year agreement with the Chapter 54 Oregon School Employee Association.

Former employee charged with assault

Madras Pioneer - News
Jorge Ulises Serrano, 28, was arrested Friday morning, Dec. 7, at his home in Woodburn.

Traffic blitz targets intoxicated drivers

Madras Pioneer - News
the campaign is dedicated to the enforcement of drunk driving and seat belt laws.

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