Half a century later, locals recall Christmas week devastation

Half a century later, locals recall Christmas week devastation

The great flood of '64 Fifty years ago this week, Warm Springs and Madras were devastated by a...

Three arrested after car chase, gun shot

Three arrested after car chase, gun shot

Crashed stolen vehicle Three people were arrested Dec. 15, following a stolen vehicle chase that...

Community turns out for gala at PAC

Community turns out for gala at PAC

Free dance, music performances So many people showed up for the first community performance at...

State releases funding for courthouse

State releases funding for courthouse

Construction tentatively set to begin in May After a two-day trip to Salem last week to meet with...

Chief Adams to retire

Chief Adams to retire

After 25 years on force Looking back over his 25 years as a police officer and then chief in...

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December 24, 2014

Six seek to amend W.S. tribal document

by Holly M. Gill
Gathering signatures A group of six Warm Springs tribal members are out to amend the tribes' constitution and bylaws. "Under our constitution bylaws here at the tribes, we're allowed to craft…
December 24, 2014

Car rolls, hits power pole

by Susan Matheny
A car rollover accident was reported Dec. 12, near Abby’s Pizza on U.S. Highway 97. The responding police officer found a car on its side in the grass by the pizza restaurant. Investigation…
December 24, 2014

Movin' Mountains program gearing up for 2015

by Tony Ahern
Movin’ Mountains - Mission Possible 2015 is gearing up for to start in January. Movin’ Mountains in an annual countywide event to lose weight and establish a healthier lifestyle Rules,…
December 24, 2014

Car rolls, hits power pole

by Susan Matheny
A car rollover accident was reported Dec. 12, near Abby’s Pizza on U.S. Highway 97. The responding police officer found a car on its side in the grass by the pizza restaurant. Investigation…
December 22, 2014

We have snow! Some mountain resorts open for skiing

by Kylie Wray
Meadows and Timberline run their lifts, Skibowl waits on more snow Ski Resorts on Mount Hood, and, of course, skiers, are rejoicing in the fact that the ski season is finally kicking off, just…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gerren Kirk
December 19, 2014

Family of lost Milwaukie hiker keeps hoping for leads

by Raymond Rendleman
Volunteers are still looking for clues into the disappearance of Gerren Kirk, 31, a Milwaukie man not seen since going on a camping trip near Frog Lake near Mt. Hood this month. The Wasco County…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Dr. Jinnell Lewis, is one of three new family practitioners at St. Charles Family Care.
December 17, 2014

Doctor realizes longtime goals

by Holly M. Gill
Childhood dream At age 5, Jinnell Lewis had already decided what she wanted to do with her life; she wanted to become a doctor when she grew up. After completing a three-year residency in Klamath…
December 17, 2014

Petition supports Good News Club

by Susan Matheny
An outpouring of support for the Good News Club was expressed by many of the 30-some tribal members attending the Dec. 8, School District 509-J Board meeting and Impact Aid hearing, held at Warm…
December 17, 2014

Strutz wins grand prize

by Tony Ahern
Wayne Strutz, of Madras, is the grand prize winner of the 2014 Hometown Christmas Giveway Game. Strutz won $300 in spending scrip good at any of the 15 participating Madras area businesses. Lisa…
December 17, 2014

Pedestrian struck by car

by Susan Matheny
A pedestrian, William Vale, 62, of Madras, was taken to the hospital Dec. 10, after being struck by a car on Fourth Street in Madras. According to the police report, driver Martha Rios, 66, had…

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Dec 17, 2014

Serious crash near Suttle Lake

by Susan Matheny
Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a serious injury crash Dec. 13, on Highway 20 in the Jefferson County area near Suttle Lake. On Saturday, at 9:06 a.m., OSP troopers…
Photo Credit: BILL VOLLMER - A new community choir practices for Saturday's performance at the Madras Performing Arts Center.
Dec 10, 2014

Holiday Gala to showcase new PAC

by Madras Pioneer
Free event Saturday The new Madras Performing Arts Center will be showcased with a Holiday Gala on Saturday, Dec. 13. The event will include a Hallelujah Chorus featuring a nondenominational…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A four-vehicle crash on Friday, on U.S. Highway 26, in Wasco County, claimed the life of a 41-year-old Madras woman.
Dec 10, 2014

Crash claims life of Madras woman

by Madras Pioneer
Icy accident involves four vehicles Icy conditions on Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 26, east of the Frog Lake turnoff, set the stage for a four-vehicle accident that resulted in the death of…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - School District 509-J's bus barn won first place in Best of Lights in the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Lights Parade on Saturday.
Dec 10, 2014

'Cowboy Christmas' parade rolls out

by Holly M. Gill
Annual Christmas Lights Parade Compared to last year's subzero temperature, the weather for Saturday's Christmas Lights Parade was favorable for the 20 entries in this year's parade. School…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Dr. Shilo Tippett, the new psychologist at St. Charles Family Care, grew up in Warm Springs and Madras.
Dec 10, 2014

Psychologist has local ties

by Holly M. Gill
Grew up in Warm Springs, Madras Stepping into the psychologist position at St. Charles Family Care in Madras was a natural fit for Dr. Shilo Tippett, who grew up in Warm Springs and Madras.…
Dec 10, 2014

Ice falls cause busy day at emergency room

by Susan Matheny
An avalanche of ice fall injuries hit the emergency room of St. Charles Madras Dec. 2, when Madras area residents woke up to find everything covered with a thick, clear coating of ice. About the…
Dec 10, 2014

Unemployment rate unchanged

by Madras Pioneer
Jefferson County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.3 percent in October, according to the Oregon Employment Division. The rate is down from this time last year,…
Photo Credit: TONY AHERN - This semitruck, en route to California, jackknifed on the north end of Madras on U.S. Highway 97 Tuesday morning. The driver was uninjured but the truck was disabled.
Dec 03, 2014

Icy conditions cause accidents, school closures

by Madras Pioneer
Freezing rain brought a thick sheet of ice to many Jefferson County roadways Tuesday morning, causing schools in Madras, Warm Springs and Culver to close for the day. While road crews did an…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Dr. Patricia Spencer
Dec 03, 2014

Doctor starts over in U.S.

by Holly M. Gill
Researcher, medical director in Chile Once the medical director of a prestigious cancer research hospital in Chile, Dr. Patricia Spencer joined two other medical doctors at St. Charles Family…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Santa waves from atop a fire truck in last year's Christmas Lights Parade.
Dec 03, 2014

Cowboy up for lights parade

by Susan Matheny
Entries are still being sought for the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Lights Parade, which will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. This year’s theme is “It’s a…




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