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Survey: Wildfire fears eased after spring rains soak Oregon

Survey: Wildfire fears eased after spring rains soak Oregon

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Nearly 80% of respondents had moderate or great concern about the loss of public forestland.
Police arrest Crooked River Ranch man on child sex abuse

Police arrest Crooked River Ranch man on child sex abuse

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Investigators suspect additional victims, ask public with information to call OSP
PHOTO COURTESY TOM BROWN - Jefferson County Fire Chief Jeff Blake administers the oath to Janelle Orcutt who takes a seat on the Jefferson County EMS Board.

New member joins Jefferson County EMS board

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As Janelle Orcutt fills one vacancy another vacancy opens as the board prepares to dissolve
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!
100 years ago -  Hot debate over irrigation district…

100 years ago - Hot debate over irrigation district…

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75 years ago - Kah-Nee-Tah operators launch the first Hidden Valley Boy's camp
The birth, death and rebirth of Elk Lake Resort

The birth, death and rebirth of Elk Lake Resort

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The stuttered origins of a popular recreational site on Deschutes National Forest
Crews quickly suppress fire at homeless camp

Crews quickly suppress fire at homeless camp

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The afternoon flare-up appears to have been ignited by an unattended campfire
PMG PHOTO: PAT KRUIS - Alex Purdy of Purdy's Towing looks on as crews attempt to rescue a 53-foot truck trailer dangling off the one-lane bridge over Willow Creek near Lake Simtustus.

Truck too big, bridge too small

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Crews use cranes to rescue a 53-foot trailer dangling off Willow Creek Bridge
Motorcyclist dies in collision at Highways 97 and 361

Motorcyclist dies in collision at Highways 97 and 361

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Critically injured motorcycle passenger taken to hospital by Life Flight helicopter
New Health and Wellness Center celebrates opening to public

New Health and Wellness Center celebrates opening to public

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The $11 million building houses both Jefferson County Public Health and Mosaic Medical clinic
STI rates in Jefferson County highest in state

STI rates in Jefferson County highest in state

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Cases of Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea are almost double regional numbers
Jefferson County Library District gets new book mobile

Jefferson County Library District gets new book mobile

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New mobile library van will attend events, deliver books free and for check-out throughout the county
Jefferson County sparks three million-dollar projects with…

Jefferson County sparks three million-dollar projects with…

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County uses American Rescue Plan Act dollars to spur industrial development
Local artist sculpture installed in downtown Redmond

Local artist sculpture installed in downtown Redmond

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Jana Charl of Haycreek Ranch uses found scrap metal to create sculptural works of art
Safeway christens its remodeled pharmacy

Safeway christens its remodeled pharmacy

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Company welcomes new pharmacy customers from Hometown Drug which closes June 29
Madras COCC offers free summer youth camps

Madras COCC offers free summer youth camps

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Ordinarily for a fee, grant makes 16 summer classes available free to kids ages 10 to 14
Rockhound Powwow returns for Madras rock, gem and mineral…

Rockhound Powwow returns for Madras rock, gem and mineral…

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Rockhounds from across the state met at the fairgrounds to share rocks, and community
East vs. west meets left vs. right in 5th District race

East vs. west meets left vs. right in 5th District race

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Abortion likely to be big issue in the election after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
Survey: Majority of Oregonians support stricter gun laws

Survey: Majority of Oregonians support stricter gun laws

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Residents of state are more polarized on issue than nationally based on political party affiliation.
New Hatfield biography focuses on early years, governorship

New Hatfield biography focuses on early years, governorship

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With Senate papers due to open, historian praises 'admirable leadership,' but also touches on later scandals.
U.S. Supreme Court overturns reproductive rights

U.S. Supreme Court overturns reproductive rights

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Oregon reactions roll in on the ruling that ends federal guarantees of a woman's right to choose.
Warm Springs police stops man wanted for drug possession

Warm Springs police stops man wanted for drug possession

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James Paul Bauer, 41, or Portland arrested on an outstanding warrant and possession of fentanyl, psilocybin
Oregonians send aid to Ukrainians, with love

Oregonians send aid to Ukrainians, with love

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Happy Valley woman mobilizes friends to create nonprofit, provide supplies and bread for war-ravaged country
Deja Fitzwater crowned Miss Oregon's Outstanding Teen 2022

Deja Fitzwater crowned Miss Oregon's Outstanding Teen 2022

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Tigard High School student, 17-year-old Clackamas County resident will attend national pageant in August
Jefferson County Chinese drug cartel did multi-million…

Jefferson County Chinese drug cartel did multi-million…

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Marijuana confiscated in drug raid had estimated street value of $25 million
Hometown Drug to close

Hometown Drug to close

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Owner says the independent store is another casualty of unfair trade practices
New restaurant opens with unique deli menu

New restaurant opens with unique deli menu

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Bluefish Fine Foods opens in Madras with breakfasts, sandwiches, salads and more
New health center celebrates opening

New health center celebrates opening

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The health and wellness center serves as new building for Jefferson County Public Health and Mosaic Medical
Fences for Fido hosts wellness and vaccine clinic in Warm…

Fences for Fido hosts wellness and vaccine clinic in Warm…

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Over 75 pets cared for in clinic partnered with Oregon Humane Society and Warm Springs Fire
POW/MIA motorcycle ride to stop in Madras

POW/MIA motorcycle ride to stop in Madras

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Motorcyclists ride from Seaside to Ontario on Highway 26 to remember POW/MIAs

Tales of the Past: Seneca, Oregon

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Tales of the Past: Seneca, Oregon
Once a thriving lumber and ranch community, Seneca remains a robust community

Madras Police hold pedestrian safety operations…

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Madras Police hold pedestrian safety operations…
Pedestrian safety and speed enforcement operation results in 19 traffic enforcements

Irrigation board increases water allotment

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Irrigation board increases water allotment
Cooler and wetter weather allows the NUID board to give growers another .05 acre foot

Rockhounds Pow-Wow comes to Madras

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Rockhounds Pow-Wow comes to Madras
Madras Rock, Gem and Mineral Show to be held at fairgrounds from June 23 through 26

Cherry Tree proceeds support Jefferson County Fair

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Cherry Tree proceeds support Jefferson County Fair
Rotary fundraiser provides $12,000 to the Jefferson County Fair which supports FFA and 4H

Jason Pollock swears in as Jefferson County Sheriff

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Jason Pollock swears in as Jefferson County Sheriff
As key staff resign, Pollock's first goal is to restore stability to the office

Drug bust landlord says he's innocent

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Drug bust landlord says he's innocent
Bob Dale says he's just the landlord and knew nothing about crimes on his property

Exhibit features photos of powwow dancers from…

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Exhibit features photos of powwow dancers from…
Faces from the Land: A photographic journey through Native America, will run June through September

Fire on Feather Drive takes RV and outbuilding

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Fire on Feather Drive takes RV and outbuilding
Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 responded to fire caused by electric smoker Thursday

County road trips packed with views and history

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County road trips packed with views and history
New book gives details for short daytrips in Jefferson County, historical stories and photos

Oregon senators: Only Congress can safeguard gay…

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Oregon senators: Only Congress can safeguard gay…
Advocates join Merkley and Wyden to say state laws and Supreme Court decisions are not enough to end legal bias.

Oregon House speaker shuffles committee assignments

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Oregon House speaker shuffles committee assignments
Economic Development, Housing, Judiciary and others get new lineups in a potential preview of 2023.

Not all public employees get Juneteenth as paid…

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Not all public employees get Juneteenth as paid…
Oak Lodge Water workers formally encourage district to follow most other public-sector employers in area

Jury convicts CRR man of raping and abusing girl…

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Jury convicts CRR man of raping and abusing girl…
John Klein, 48, will spend 50 years in prison based on Oregon's Jessica's Law

Proof of eligibility for 'Safe Harbor' eviction…

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Proof of eligibility for 'Safe Harbor' eviction…
Moratorium for tenants with pending rent assistance applications expires Sept. 30.

Jefferson County drug raids dismantle Chinese…

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Jefferson County drug raids dismantle Chinese…
Two-year investigation uncovers illegal grows, human trafficking, money laundering, stolen water

Fish return: Success comes one fish at a time

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Fish return: Success comes one fish at a time
A decade after the first fish return, reintroduction program shows incremental progress

Culver High welcomes new prinicpal

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Culver High welcomes new prinicpal
'Culver High is the only place I put my hat in the ring.' Scott Novelli, New principal

Kurt Davis retires after 50 years of inspiring…

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Kurt Davis retires after 50 years of inspiring…
Under Davis, Culver students continuing their education went from 10% to 60%

Tales of the past with Steve Lent: Simnasho

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Tales of the past with Steve Lent: Simnasho
Simnasho served as the early headquarters of the reservation and the seat of tribal government

Wild horse adoption facility planned near Madras

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Wild horse adoption facility planned near Madras
Efforts to curb wild horse population creates need for facility in Central Oregon

Police arrest intoxicated man for menacing campers

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Police arrest intoxicated man for menacing campers
Sean Brabham, 26, evicted from Sisters Rodeo, travels to Camp Sherman and Cold Springs Resort

Culver Elementary announces new principal

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Culver Elementary announces new principal
Long-time teacher Cassandra Loredo takes over as principal of Culver Elementary

Oregon Health Authority warns of cyanobacteria

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Oregon Health Authority warns of cyanobacteria
When in doubt, stay out - Increasing temperatures create potential for toxins in water

Looking Back: Through the Pioneer Files - June 8

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Looking Back: Through the Pioneer Files - June 8
Cove Palisades State Park takes shape in 1947; Widening dangerous grade over Crooked River Canyon 1922

A top GOP primary candidate bolts party to back…

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A top GOP primary candidate bolts party to back…
Top three Republican finisher says unaffiliated Johnson has best chance to be elected Oregon governor.

Report: Climate crisis negatively impacting youth…

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Report: Climate crisis negatively impacting youth…
The Oregon Health Authority finds fires, drought, rising temperatures are chronic stressors for young people.

Police break Jefferson County drug ring

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Police break Jefferson County drug ring
Sheriff Heckathorn calls it the biggest drug bust in Jefferson County history

Less than half of Oregonians say they're familiar…

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Less than half of Oregonians say they're familiar…
Survey finds only 38% of residents have knowledge of 1972 law banning sex bias in school.

HISTORY: Camp Currey, an Oregon Civil War outpost

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HISTORY: Camp Currey, an Oregon Civil War outpost
Infantry from Camp Currey protected settlers and wagon trains during the late 1800s

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