Two women get life sentences

Two women get life sentences

For brutal 2012 murder The defendants in a brutal 2012 kidnapping and murder of a Warm Springs...

EDCO tour presents glimpse into local industries

EDCO tour presents glimpse into local industries

Visits COSI, Shielding, Aero Tanker A total of 80 people participated in a tour of several...

Five vie for two positions

Five vie for two positions

On Jefferson County Board of Commissioners A crowd of Crooked River Ranch residents packed the...

Knapp sentenced in shooting incident

Knapp sentenced in shooting incident

Madras resident Thomas Knapp, 18, received a prison sentence of five years, eight months, on...

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April 23, 2014

Cycle Oregon seeks vendors, volunteers

by Tony Ahern
Would your nonprofit group or organization like to help out when Cycle Oregon comes to Madras in September, and maybe make some money in doing so? An information meeting on Cycle Oregon, and…
April 23, 2014

Metolius man nets over 5 years in prison

by Madras Pioneer
For possession, distribution of child pornography Cecilio Galan, 45, of Metolius, was sentenced April 17 in the U.S. District Court in Eugene to over five years in prison for possession and…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - Stephanie Roderick
April 23, 2014

New owner at 'Snack Shack'

by Madras Pioneer
Now called 'Cowboy Kitchen' A new owner will be making a go of it at what is known as the “Snack Shack,” located on Crooked River Ranch, adjacent to the swimming pool. In a place that has been…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - Deena Goss
April 16, 2014

Treasurer being investigated again

by Holly M. Gill
Department of Justice focusing on small-amount check alterations For the second time in less than four years, the office of the Jefferson County treasurer is under investigation by the Oregon…
April 16, 2014

County opts against medical marijuana ban

by Holly M. Gill
City votes for moratorium While the city of Madras voted last week to move forward with a moratorium on marijuana dispensaries for the next year, Jefferson County took an opposite tack. After a…
by: SUSAN MATHENY - Metolius Elementary students enjoy a pizza dinner with their families Monday night following a presentation to the 509-J School Board.
April 16, 2014

Board hears school vision options

by Susan Matheny
For educational system's future A presentation on creating an overall vision for education in the 509-J School District was presented by Charles Schwahn at the April 14 school board meeting,…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - The city of Madras' heavy aircraft maintenance facility, leased by Erickson Aero Tanker, suffered damage from leakage during February's snowstorm. Snow also fell 15-20 feet from the upper roof to the lower roof and knocked off air vents.
April 16, 2014

Hangar suffers damage from snow

by Holly M. Gill
During February snowstorm The city of Madras' heavy aircraft maintenance hangar at the Madras Municipal Airport suffered costly damage during the February snowstorm that dumped more than two…
April 16, 2014

NUID sets water turn-on date

by Madras Pioneer
The North Unit Irrigation District Board of Directors has set a tentative canal fill date for the 2014 irrigation season. Water will be released at the Bend headworks and Haystack Reservoir the…
April 16, 2014

Papé to purchase Floyd A. Boyd

by Susan Matheny
The Floyd A. Boyd Co., which sells farm equipment in Madras and four other locations, is in negotiations to sell the business to Pape Machinery, with a closing date set for April 25. A press…
by: ILLUSTRATION BY TOM CULBERTSON - Crooked River Ranch Water Co.'s water was named Best Overall for Oregon this year, following in the footsteps of Deschutes Valley Water District, which won in 2013.
April 09, 2014

County dominating water quality event

by Holly M. Gill
Last year, DVWD, this year, CRR Water Co. There's something about the water in Jefferson County. For the second year in a row, a water supplier in the county has won the award for Best Overall…

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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Curtis L. Brown
Apr 09, 2014

Judge ups murderer's sentence to 25 years

by Holly M. Gill
For murder and coverup of separate murder A 39-year-old Warm Springs man, Curtis Lamont Brown, was sentenced April 3 to 25 years in prison for killing one man and helping cover up the murder of…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Juan Miguel Lopez
Apr 09, 2014

'Monster' handed 11-year sentence after sixth felony

by Madras Pioneer
Dealing drugs in Madras A Madras drug dealer, Juan Miguel Lopez, 29, who went by the nickname "Monster," was sentenced March 31 to over 11 years in federal prison. Lopez, who told police that he…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - Charlie Villanueva, 23, left, is the Madras Police Department's newest reserve officer. City Administrator Gus Burril swore Villanueva in on April 2, at the new police station. Police Chief Tom Adams is at right, behind Burril.
Apr 09, 2014

MPD adds eighth reserve officer

by Holly M. Gill
Purple Heart recipient Nearly three years after earning a Purple Heart when he was seriously injured in Iraq, Charlie Villanueva is looking for a career in law enforcement. Last week,…
Apr 09, 2014

March slightly warmer than usual

by Madras Pioneer
More of same expected in April After an extraordinarily cold February, temperatures in March were slightly warmer than normal in Madras. According to preliminary data received by the National…
Apr 09, 2014

Culver man injured in accident

by Madras Pioneer
A Culver man and a Washington truck driver both received injuries after the truck rear-ended an SUV in an accident Friday, April 4, on U.S. Highway 97 south of Madras. According to Oregon State…
by: PHOTO BY RAGINA ANDERSON - Contestants in last year's Steel Stampede races navigate terrain.
Apr 09, 2014

Steel Stampede races May 3-4

by Madras Pioneer
At Crooked River Ranch The first weekend in May, the Steel Stampede motorcycle races will return to Crooked River Ranch for the Ranch's eighth annual American Historic Racing Motorcycle…
Apr 10, 2014

Open house Friday at W.S. Academy

by Madras Pioneer
An open house to see progress on the new Warm Springs K-8 Academy, now under construction, will be held Friday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 50 Chuckar Road in Warm Springs. There will…
Apr 09, 2014

Voting registration deadline looms

by Holly M. Gill
Ballots go out May 2 Ballots for the May 20 primary election will be mailed out in just over three weeks. The ballot will include five candidates for Positions 1 and 2 on the Jefferson County…
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Apr 02, 2014

Our newspapers won't be downsizing staff or shrinking in size

by Mark Garber
Local news — news about your city, your community, your neighborhood — is the future of journalism. No one in the media business disputes that notion. Investors as savvy as Warren Buffet are…
by: HOLLY M. GILL - Side doors for the Erickson Aircraft Collection Facility will likely be installed in the next week.
Apr 02, 2014

Air museum hangar is nearly complete

by Holly M. Gill
Expected to open in August The completion of an enormous new hangar at the Madras Municipal Airport is now about six weeks out. The 64,000-square-foot Erickson Aircraft Collection Facility,…




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