Looking Back

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Vietnam veteran Sgt. Kirby Heath, of Warm Springs, earns Bronze Star, returns home.

Voters to consider elections, measurers

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Madras, Culver and Metolius will vote on mayors and three councilors on the November ballot.

Public use restrictions dropped

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Seasonal restrictions remain in effect until Oct. 15, on some BLM-administered lands.

Terrazas wins state AEMT award

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Oregon State EMS Division recognizes local as 'Advanced Emergency Medical Technician of the Year.'

Businesses prepping diverse projects

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Love's Travel Stop, Dollar General and My Place Hotel are all moving through the permit process.

White takes over role of St. Charles Madras president

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New president returns to Northwest after administering Shriners Hospital in Honolulu.

Jennie Willoughby to keynote local Domestic Violence…

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Story of abuse at the hands of former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter gained national media attention in February

Hash oil lab found during search of residence

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Three Crooked River Ranch residents were arrested following execution of search warrant.

BendFilm Festival at PAC this weekend

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Eight films will be shown, including 'Smoke Signals,' with star Adam Beach joining the audience on Friday.

DVWD partners on Opal Springs fish ladder

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After nearly a dozen years of public-private collaboration, construction on fish ladder is underway

509-J Board views 1855 Treaty of Warm Springs

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509-J meets in Warm Springs, presents awards to students who exceed state standards.

Looking Back

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OSU Sports Hall of Fame inducts former basketball player Loy Petersen, of Madras, in 1993.

Local employment levels at record lows

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Jefferson County's August rate drops to 4.8 percent from previous month's 4.9 percent.

Weather colder than usual in September

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October temperatures expected to be near normal, with below normal precipitation.

St. Charles celebrates 100 years by awarding grants

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Ten Central Oregon organizations, including Faith-based Network, receive $10,000 grants.

Signs advertise local events

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Chamber, Madras Public Works work together to install banner poles to advertise events.

Smith Rock lectures set

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The first in a series of archaeology presentations at Smith Rock is set for Oct. 5, from 7-8:30 p.m.

Contractor completes key paving project

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Crews take only one week to pulverize and repave Northwest Earl and Conroy streets in the industrial site.

Fire burns mobile home

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A young woman and her son were displaced by an early morning fire at the Willow Creek Mobile Home Park.

Fire, ambulance exploring merger plans

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Chiefs of both districts meet to shape plans for potential merger as early as 2019-20.

MACRD names new director

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Jim Weyermann selected to run the Madras Aquatic Center District from competitive pool of applicants

Looking Back

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Government awards contract for more than $1 million to paving runways and taxiways at airport.

News organizations expand Salem coverage

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Pamplin Media, EO Media and Salem Reporter combine forces to improve government news gathering.

Sex offender nets 12 1/2-year sentence

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Madras man who abused young female is sentenced to 150 months in prison for sex abuse.

509-J, teachers' union reach agreement

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An engineering study is being conducted on Jefferson County Middle School's HVAC system

State of Jefferson topic of Republican event

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Jefferson County Republican Party hosts speaker coordinating movement to create 51st state.

MACRD selects finalist candidates

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Meet the five finalists for executive director of the Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District.

Helen Houts receives special recognition

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Over past 58 years, Houts has worked on farm, at fairgrounds, nursery, Mail Copies, and chamber.

Fire department, EMS to discuss draft report on merger

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Matrix Consulting Group, hired in March to study the two districts and make findings, recommends that the districts merge.

Chamber honors community-minded

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Locals, who go above and beyond expectations to improve the community, are recognized.

Looking Back

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Locals are asked to save fruit pits for use in making carbon for gas masks in 1918.

BendFilm Festival to show eight movies at Madras PAC

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The actor who portrayed Victor in 'Smoke Signals' will be at the PAC for the movie's screening in October.

USFS to spray invasive plants near Metolius River

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From Oct. 1-5, the Deschutes National Forest will apply herbicides adjacent to Metolius River Trail.

St. Charles, law enforcement, EMS plan drill Sept. 24

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Local emergency responders will conduct an active weapons threat exercise at St. Charles Madras.

Phone scam targets county residents

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Alert system warns Jefferson County residents that phone scams claim they're in legal trouble.

Culver man sentenced for wildlife offenses

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Man posted photo of himself with a poached bobcat on his social media accounts.

Airport wins $2.5M federal DOT grant

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The grant to reconstruct the Madras Municipal Airport's taxiway is the largest awarded in the state.

Terrebonne man dies in motorcycle accident

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Northbound motorcyclist struck back of vehicle operated by Culver resident and lost control.

Trail Blazers bring big rally to community

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From assemblies at schools to the Rip City Rally, the Blazer ambassadors brought something for everyone.

Boater sentenced in 2017 accident

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Five people were thrown from the boat when it hit shore in Lake Billy Chinook on June 24, 2017.

Man dies in two-vehicle crash

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Head-on crash on U.S. Highway 26, on northern portion of reservation, kills Medford man.

Looking Back

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Thirteen was the magic number for Rex Barber's unit, the Army 13th Air Force, in 1943.

Two selected for leadership group

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Alyssa Macy, Austin Smith Jr. chosen to participate in American Leadership Forum of Oregon.

Motorcyclist injured in Monday crash

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A Madras man, who was seriously hurt in a collision between a motorcycle and SUV, was listed in good condition Sept. 13.

Trail Blazers group to hold local rally

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Ambassadors from the Blazers will hold the event Thursday, Sept. 13, beginning at 4 p.m., in front of the Madras City Hall.

Crews contain Willow Fire at 428 acres

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At the same time as the Willow Fire, firefighters conduct a successful controlled burn near Ashwood.

Shooting suspect pleads not guilty

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The victim in the Sept. 6 shooting at Tops Trailer Park has still not been identified.

509-J Board accepts $1.18 M in grants

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Impact Aid action plan includes top two parent requests: parent math help, behavior training.

DLCD seeks volunteers for committee

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Land Conservation and Development Commission needs at-large member for advisory committee.

Looking Back

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Culver suspends publication of newspaper in 1918, as publisher enlists in Army.

Paychecks grow, but not enough

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Study shows that many Oregon workers are seeing little long-term growth in wages.

Deschutes National Forest projects get underway

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A road and a campground in the Metolius Basin will be closed beginning Sept. 10, for two separate projects.

August warmer than usual

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Below normal weather, near normal temperatures on tap in Madras for September.

VA to open tribal veteran service office in Warm…

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Partnership between the tribes and the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs is first of its kind.

Wolf pups born on Warm Springs Reservation

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A male and a female wolf have been photographed with their two pups on the northern part of the reservation.

Blazers to visit for Rip City Rally at City Hall

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Trail Blazer ambassadors will stop in several cities next week, including Madras, on Sept. 13.

Kah-Nee-Ta closure date arrives

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The closure of Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa was officially set to take place on Sept. 5.

Spike and Rail rolls in Metolius

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Celebrate the era of the railroad on Sept. 8, at Spike and Rail Day in Metolius.

Car crashes, burns near Madras

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OSP seeking info on the other vehicle, which cut in front of the Subaru just prior to the accident.

Looking Back

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Capt. Rex T. Barber earns Navy Cross at Springfield, Massachusetts, ceremony in 1943.

Grant to improve Redmond airport

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Wyden, Merkley announce $5.2 million grant to expand capacity at Redmond Municipal Airport.

509-J District has numerous grants pending

Madras Pioneer - News
District grants address chronic absenteeism, teacher training, career and tech education, and family engagement.

Wyden addresses need for CRR wildfire help

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Senator discusses CRR Fire Protection Act at recent hearing in Washington, D.C.

Tribes receive water treatment plant grant

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Funds from HUD, BIA and Indian Health Service totaling $870,000 will allow tribes to improve system.

Fire destroys CRR residence, vehicle

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Neighbors help get occupant out before Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue arrives.

Air show changes lineup, attractions

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Organizers were pleasantly surprised by the results, and saw an increase in attendance.

Suspect arrested in shooting at Madras trailer park

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Victim hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds; suspect turns himself in.

Looking Back

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Sugar limits set for families, public eating houses in 1918, during World War I.

Unemployment rate down slightly

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Employment rates rise in Jefferson and Deschutes County, and remain stable in Crook County.

Dog alerts owner to fire at CRR

Madras Pioneer - News
A homeowner awakens and gets out of his mobile home, but his dog dies in the fire.

Smoke lifts Thursday evening

Madras Pioneer - News
Unhealthy levels of smoke from fires in Washington, British Columbia persist through most of week.

Jack Erickson builds extraordinary life around two…

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In Madras, Erickson first acquired an airtanker firefighting operation and then built a hangar to house the Erickson Aircraft Collection.

Accident claims three lives

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Head-on collision occurs at 2 a.m. Aug. 17, on U.S. Highway 97, 13 miles north of Madras.

Deadline to file for city council, mayor nears

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Madras, Culver, Metolius each has three council seats and mayor's position open, with Aug. 28 filing deadline.

Air show returns with new look, acts

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Ben Rose, 20, will be one of the featured aerobatic pilots at the air show, which runs Aug. 24-25.

Crackin' crawdads at the Culver fest

Madras Pioneer - News
People were able to enjoy the annual Culver Crawdad Festival on Saturday before smoke rolled in.

Looking Back

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Madras enacts curfew ordinance in 1943 for those under age 18, which kicks in from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Congressional therapy: Walden stops in town

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Rep. Greg Walden hears about importance of physical therapy during stop at APEX facility.

Air show gearing up

Madras Pioneer - News
Plans are being readied for the Airshow of the Cascades, the second largest air show in Oregon.

Heaps of crawdads, fun served in Culver

Madras Pioneer - News
Annual Culver Crawdad Fest has parade, crawdad feed, kids' games, cooking contests

Judge rules in favor of PGE in lawsuit over…

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon on Aug. 3 issued his decision on the lawsuit.

Fire destroys shop on NW Elk Drive

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A shop on Northwest Elk Drive was declared a total loss, following a 7:27 p.m., fire, Aug. 9.

Another truck stop planned

Madras Pioneer - News
An Arby's is part of south Madras Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores proposal.

Groundbreaking for CRR's second exit

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Committee has worked since 2013 to get project off the ground; cooperation key to it happening.

MAC Dash seeks new leaders

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The MAC Dash Board makes a request for MACRD to manage the annual fundraising event.

Looking Back

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Thirteen miles of twisted tracks between Kent and Shaniko turned into tools of war in 1943.

Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue improves ISO rating

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Insurance rating reduction may mean reduced fire insurance rates for residents.

Fire department offers tips

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Help keep your family safe from fast-moving fires with defensible space, smoke alarms, emergency plans.

River advocates, irrigation districts sign shared…

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'Shared Vision for Deschutes' seeks healthy river, thriving farms and vibrant communities.

Locals love Park and Play

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Hundreds came out Aug. 2, for the city's third First Thursday event, with music, art, food and fun.

Five transported to hospitals following crash

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A head-on crash on U.S. Highway 97 on Aug. 4, resulted in injuries to five people in two vehicles.

Mother, son plead not guilty to abusing foster kids

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Ogilvia Pineda Garcia and Kyle Macias arraigned on numerous assault, criminal mistreatment charges.

City offers grant for weed abatement

Madras Pioneer - News
Property owners responsible for weed removal and abatement may be eligible for city grant.

'Our Community' event hands out 55 bikes

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Approximately 200 volunteers assist 4,000 attendees with free food, clothing, services and more.

Fire destroys four trailers at Tops

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Two boys cited for illegal burning, reckless endangering after playing with lighter.

Looking Back

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Oregon Military Police arrive to protect Jefferson County during harvest in 1918.

Unemployment for Central Oregon continues to drop

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County unemployment drops slightly from 5.1 percent to 5.0 percent in June.

Bike share now on campus

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OSU-Cascades bike share program expands, with two new bike stations in Bend.

Highway 97 construction ongoing

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Crews continue installing striping, safety features on U.S. Highway 97, between Madras and Terrebonne.

Trial date set for defendant in assault

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A 2-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries while under the man's care in 2017.

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