Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Osborne invents firefinder and panoramic photos

Osborne invents firefinder and panoramic photos

Madras Pioneer - News
The device, which was used for wildland fire detection was invented by 'Bush' Osborne in 1911
Tower hides cell tower

Tower hides cell tower

Madras Pioneer - News
A new Verizon cell tower is disguised as a water tower at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Portland man's trial set for Dec. 9

Portland man's trial set for Dec. 9

Madras Pioneer - News
Cesar Francisco-Baltazar is accused of DUII, recklessly endangering pregnant passenger.
Grease causes sewer backup

Grease causes sewer backup

Madras Pioneer - News
Public Works crews cleared the line, cleaned up ditch. Backup caused damage at Local Motion.
Man accused of murder found unfit to stand trial

Man accused of murder found unfit to stand trial

Madras Pioneer - News
Gavin David Smith-Brown accused of killing his mother, sent to Oregon State Hospital.
Feds: Oregon child welfare fails people with disabilities

Feds: Oregon child welfare fails people with disabilities

Portland Tribune - News
State human services department agrees to 'prevent discrimination against parents with disabilities in Oregon's child welfare system.'
State's third largest party invites unaffiliated voters to…

State's third largest party invites unaffiliated voters to…

Portland Tribune - News
As Oregon prepares for primary elections, the Independent Party seeks to engage growing voting bloc.
Oregon attorney general's lawsuit hits Johnson & Johnson…

Oregon attorney general's lawsuit hits Johnson & Johnson…

Portland Tribune - News
Legal fight alleges the New Jersey company engaged in deceptive practices that harmed thousands of women.
State report singles out Portland for police profiling

State report singles out Portland for police profiling

Portland Tribune - News
Landmark study paints a complex picture of policing across the state that has some civil rights advocates concerned.
State-run IRA sees 'cultural shift' as small businesses…

State-run IRA sees 'cultural shift' as small businesses…

Portland Tribune - News
OregonSaves has enrolled more than 3,600 businesses, 50,000 people as treasurer's office works hard to get the word out to more employers.
Culver welcomes new city councilor

Culver welcomes new city councilor

Madras Pioneer - News
Steve McCall grew up in Antelope and is looking forward to learning about city government.
Court upholds secretary of state's forestry initiative…

Court upholds secretary of state's forestry initiative…

Portland Tribune - News
Clarno maintained that the complexity of the three proposed measures could confuse voters.
Oregon retailers see good ho-ho-holiday sales ahead, unless…

Oregon retailers see good ho-ho-holiday sales ahead, unless…

Portland Tribune - News
No recession ... yet ... but economic indicators have economists, bankers, retailers on the lookout for stockings full of coal.
Police, sheriff, fire, and court logs for Nov. 8-18

Police, sheriff, fire, and court logs for Nov. 8-18

Madras Pioneer - News
Logs include items from Madras Police Department, JCSO, JCFD and Jefferson County Circuit Court.
No fees at Oregon state parks Friday

No fees at Oregon state parks Friday

Madras Pioneer - News
Parking and day-use fees will be waived on Nov. 29 for Green Friday. Shore Acres is the only exception.
Hometown Christmas Giveaway Game is on

Hometown Christmas Giveaway Game is on

Madras Pioneer - News
Check out this week's Madras Pioneer for the opportunity to win up to $1,000 scrip at local businesses.
No fishing licenses required Friday and Saturday

No fishing licenses required Friday and Saturday

Madras Pioneer - News
Other regulations apply, but Oregon residents and nonresidents can fish, crab and clam without licenses or tags.
Community Choir forming

Community Choir forming

Madras Pioneer - News
The choir will perform at the Dec. 14 Holiday Gala. Interested people should call.
Pioneer office closes for holiday

Pioneer office closes for holiday

Madras Pioneer - News
The Pioneer office will be closed Thursday and Friday. We open again Monday morning.
State foster care consultants lay foundation for big changes

State foster care consultants lay foundation for big changes

Portland Tribune - News
Agency has been the subject of multiple reviews that have laid out what it needed to keep kids safe.
Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue seeking board member

Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue seeking board member

Madras Pioneer - News
Board has one vacancy, which will expire in June 2022. Candidates can pick up a packet or email for information.
Police, fire, and court logs for Nov. 8-18

Police, fire, and court logs for Nov. 8-18

Madras Pioneer - News
Logs include items from Madras Police Department, JCSO, JCFD and Jefferson County Circuit Court.
Oregon changes how it pays for public defenders

Oregon changes how it pays for public defenders

Portland Tribune - News
With a potential lawsuit looming, a state agency has begun scrutinizing its contracts with public defense lawyers.
Many turns create Juniper Haven Cemetery

Many turns create Juniper Haven Cemetery

Madras Pioneer - News
A combination of small cemeteries and land purchases later turns into a community cemetery
100 Years Ago, Locals Consider Irrigation Projects

100 Years Ago, Locals Consider Irrigation Projects

Madras Pioneer - News
In 1944, the water district investigated water loss; 50 years ago, COCC bond passed.
Pioneer managing editor retiring

Pioneer managing editor retiring

Madras Pioneer - News
Holly Gill is retiring after 22 years; reception 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at Pioneer office
City passes Housing Urban Renewal District

City passes Housing Urban Renewal District

Madras Pioneer - News
Future taxes in designated area can be borrowed against to incentivize housing developments
Protesters arrested after sit-in at Brown's Capitol office

Protesters arrested after sit-in at Brown's Capitol office

Portland Tribune - News
Environmental groups unhappy with governor's refusal to stand with them in opposition of 235-mile LNG pipeline that will cut across Southern Oregon.
Secretary of state candidates try to spin political…

Secretary of state candidates try to spin political…

Portland Tribune - News
State office's open seat attracts hopefuls, so far only Democrats, who trumpet skills and say they'll keep things running well.
Elliott replaces Chavez as Metolius mayor

Elliott replaces Chavez as Metolius mayor

Madras Pioneer - News
Metolius City Council President Foncie 'Carl' Elliott was voted in as mayor by the council.

Lawmakers again wrestle with limiting money in…

Portland Tribune - News
Lawmakers again wrestle with limiting money in…
A legislative committee considers outlines of campaign finance reform legislation, revealing possible faultines.

PAC gears up for holiday events

Madras Pioneer - News
PAC gears up for holiday events
Grinch, Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, Holiday Gala, school concerts to take stage

Economists: Oregon's slow job growth doesn't point…

Portland Tribune - News
Economists: Oregon's slow job growth doesn't point…
'It is an open question as to whether firms are hiring less because they are seeing weaker sales or because the labor market is tight and finding…

Groups want citizens to draw political boundaries,…

Portland Tribune - News
Groups want citizens to draw political boundaries,…
Broad spectrum of groups rally around initiative proposing to reform Oregon's redistricting process to protect against 'bi-partisan gerrymandering.'

Veterans Healing Memorial aims to prevent vet…

Madras Pioneer - News
Veterans Healing Memorial aims to prevent vet…
The memorial features benches, picnic tables, and fire pit for veterans to use. More changes are planned.

EDCO closes Jefferson County Office

Madras Pioneer - News
EDCO closes Jefferson County Office
Janet Brown's position was eliminated, and EDCO canceled memorandum of understanding with Jefferson County Nov. 12.

City considers food and beverage tax to fund road…

Madras Pioneer - News
City considers food and beverage tax to fund road…
The Madras Transportation Advisory Committee wants more information before making recommendation to City Council.

Two structure fires result in damage

Madras Pioneer - News
Two structure fires result in damage
Jefferson County Fire Department responds to mobile home fire, kitchen closet fire.

Madras receives generator for emergencies

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras receives generator for emergencies
Generator would serve as backup power for Demers wastewater pump station in lengthy power outage.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Looking Back
Former resident's baby swallows open safety pin in 1919 and requires immediate surgery.

Horse thieves slain on Upper Deschutes River in 1851

Madras Pioneer - News
Horse thieves slain on Upper Deschutes River in 1851
Reason Haynes, Charley Smith and a man named Terwilliger stole horses from the mining fields near Shasta City.

Jefferson County Faith-Based Network receives grand…

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County Faith-Based Network receives grand…
NeighborImpact passes on $107,900 to regional emergency shelter, homeless service providers

Police, Fire and Circuit Court Logs for the week of…

Madras Pioneer - News
Police, Fire and Circuit Court Logs for the week of…
Logs include items from Madras Police, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Fire District & Jefferson County Circuit Court

Oregon hate crimes dropped in 2018

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon hate crimes dropped in 2018
Annual data released by the FBI shows other areas of concern for advocacy groups.

Stenbeck returns to J.C. Community Development

Madras Pioneer - News
Stenbeck returns to J.C. Community Development
Phil Stenbeck enjoys the challenge of helping people make use of their property

State audit: Veterinary board must improve drug…

Portland Tribune - News
State audit: Veterinary board must improve drug…
Background checks and more stringent inspections and participation in drug monitoring program should be implemented, auditors found.

New Oregon rule blunts ICE courthouse arrests

Portland Tribune - News
New Oregon rule blunts ICE courthouse arrests
The rule is intended to maintain court access for immigrants. But ICE has signaled it'll continue to make arrests.

Oregon court blocks flavored cannabis vape product…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon court blocks flavored cannabis vape product…
Appeals court administrator cites harm to businesses and likelihood of petitioners prevailing on judicial review as reason for legal stay.

Local businesses recognized with awards

Madras Pioneer - News
Local businesses recognized with awards
Central Oregon Association of Realtors awards KEITH Manufacturing for cutting edge building.

Voters could decide future of Oregon's forestry…

Portland Tribune - News
Voters could decide future of Oregon's forestry…
Six conflicting ballot measures vying for support could restrict or solidify forestry practices on state and private lands.

Gert Boyle's celebration of life set Dec. 5

Portland Tribune - News
Gert Boyle's celebration of life set Dec. 5
Gathering at Veterans Memorial Coliseum will remember local businesswoman's life and contributions.

Local artist Kent Parsons featured at gallery

Madras Pioneer - News
Local artist Kent Parsons featured at gallery
November exhibit at Art Adventure shows variety of paintings, sculptures by artist.

October jobs numbers climb, unemployment held at…

Portland Tribune - News
October jobs numbers climb, unemployment held at…
State unemployment rate has hovered between 4% and 4.4% for the past 36 months.

Public unions search for silver lining as dues nose…

Portland Tribune - News
Public unions search for silver lining as dues nose…
AFSCME, SEIU officials still optimistic as 'fair share fees' drop and group pushes people to drop out of unions.

Whistleblower settles claim against emergency…

Portland Tribune - News
Whistleblower settles claim against emergency…
Former deputy who highlighted malfeasance gets $510,000, says leaders subjected her to hostile environment.

Former JCSO records deputy pleads not guilty

Madras Pioneer - News
Former JCSO records deputy pleads not guilty
Jennifer Goelze is accused of stealing more than $60,000, posts $6,000 bond.

Flea Market comes to Fairground Sunday, Nov. 17

Madras Pioneer - News
Flea Market comes to Fairground Sunday, Nov. 17
Event includes Christmas and Craft Bazaar; donations of food reduce entry to $1; kids get in free

Alyssa Macy resigns Warm Springs COO post

Madras Pioneer - News
Alyssa Macy resigns Warm Springs COO post
Tribal Council recommends $1.4M in budget cuts; Macy supports keeping other staff.

State court finds police orders unjustified,…

Portland Tribune - News
State court finds police orders unjustified,…
Ruling in Beaverton case could have statewide implications for interactions between police and the public.

Wildfire council report: Spend $4 billion to keep…

Portland Tribune - News
Wildfire council report: Spend $4 billion to keep…
Helping communities adapt and creating resilient landscapes are top priorities to improve state's wildfire response.

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