Vegas? No thanks

Vegas? No thanks

A little over a week ago, I had the privilege of flying to Las Vegas for the weekend to see my...


Madras Opinions

July 22, 2015

C'mon Tom, take it easy on the '70s

by Tony Ahern
The Golden Seventies. That’s what I like to refer to them as, usually as a comeback on someone crushing the poor decade, bashing its significance as anything other than an embarrassment, the…
July 15, 2015

No reason to celebrate the 2015 session

by Tony Ahern
By John Huffman State Representative The 2015 Oregon Legislative Session ended Monday, July 6, at about 6 p.m. Immediately following sine die (adjournment) press releases went out. The Democrats…
July 15, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Change some for climate change To the Editor, While swooning in the recent heat, I’ve been thinking about what may be in store for people like myself who don’t tolerate hot weather very well. If…
July 08, 2015

Letter to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Stench of marijuana To the Editor, With all the discussion regarding marijuana, I hear little regarding how it affects surrounding neighbors. Let me briefly share my personal experience. I live…
July 08, 2015

Letter to the editor

by Madras Pioneer
School district off track To the Editor, The leadership of the Jefferson County School District is lacking. When I first started teaching in the district 20 years ago, teachers were respected…
July 01, 2015

A blue-green bummer at Lake Billy Chinook

by Tony Ahern
Update: The health advisory closure at Lake Billy Chinook has been lifted as Wednesday, July 1 following tests done on each of the three arms of the lake. So, feel free to head out to the Cove…
June 24, 2015

Local officers: quick, calm response

by Holly M. Gill
For years, I've bragged about Jefferson County to anyone who will listen. Family members from other parts of the state are almost certainly tired of hearing about the wonders of the water and…
June 28, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Drop the wilderness plan To the Editor, A Bend Bulletin editorial (May 31, 2015) covered several issues well and accurately. Their conclusions were appropriate. However, new considerations were…
June 28, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Build truck stop on south end of town To the Editor, I’m writing in regards to the new truck stop. The area does need a modern, larger truck stop and you only have to drive around Madras late…
July 01, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Give Oregon to Portland and let's go Idaho To the Editor, Rural Oregonians in general and East Oregonians in particular are growing increasingly dismayed by the manner in which Oregon’s…

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Jun 18, 2015

Letters to the Editor for June 17

by Madras Pioneer
Little League sportsmanship To the Editor, As Jefferson County Little League chooses its coaching staff for the all-star playoffs, I’d like to make them aware of a problem. I attended a Little…
Jun 18, 2015

A great 'Mountains' year

by Carolyn Harvey
As we finish our sixth year of the Movin’ Mountains program, I am excited about a number of great things that happened this year. Although our numbers may have been down a bit, the fact that…
Jun 10, 2015

No clothing store, but could Madras have six pot stores?

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill In the next few months, at least three separate medical marijuana dispensaries are likely to open their doors in Madras to serve the 348 medical marijuana cardholders in the…
Jun 03, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Thanks to our music teachers To the Editor, I want to share my deepest gratitude toward Mr. Skip Rundle and Mr. Michael Preston. These two remarkable band teachers have skillfully mentored our…




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