Judge rules in favor of PGE in lawsuit over Deschutes water

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

Fire destroys shop on NW Elk Drive

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

MAC Dash seeks new leaders

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

Looking Back

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

Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue improves ISO rating

Madras Pioneer - News
Insurance rating reduction may mean reduced fire insurance rates for residents.

Fire department offers tips

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

River advocates, irrigation districts sign shared vision

Madras Pioneer - News
'Shared Vision for Deschutes' seeks healthy river, thriving farms and vibrant communities.

Locals love Park and Play

Madras Pioneer - News
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

Madras Pioneer - News
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

Madras Pioneer - News
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

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

Fire destroys four trailers at Tops

Madras Pioneer - News
Two boys cited for illegal burning, reckless endangering after playing with lighter.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
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

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

Highway 97 construction ongoing

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

Trial date set for defendant in assault

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

Free services, fun at Our Community day

Madras Pioneer - News
The 11th annual Our Community event - Faith in Action will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, in Sahalee Park.

Spray park gets huge boost in funding

Madras Pioneer - News
Cistern will catch water to be reused to irrigate Sahalee Park's lawn at night.

200 tons of recycling piles up at MSS

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras City Council approves a 'disposal concurrence' event to put it in a landfill.

Fair heats up at 'Fun in the Sun'

Madras Pioneer - News
Hot temperatures slow attendance during day, but people return for evening activities.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
The government asks young women to train as nurses in 1918, to assist war effort.

Tolling initiative refiled as IP 10

Portland Tribune - News
Chief petitioners added clarification to an initiative that would require voter approval for tolling existing roadway lanes and bridges and added…

Fire damages Madras home

Madras Pioneer - News
Discarded fireworks believed to have started fire in garbage can that spread to attic.

Dry conditions prompt restrictions

Madras Pioneer - News
The Oregon Department of Forestry has increased restrictions to prevent wildfire.

What to do if you must evacuate

Madras Pioneer - News
Contact Division of Financial Regulation team for help with insurance questions.

Bend man sentenced for thefts

Madras Pioneer - News
Vehicle break-ins occurred over a four-day period in September 2017, before the man was caught.

Oregon unemployment rate remains at 4.0 percent

Madras Pioneer - News
June unemployment rate in state at lowest level since recordkeeping began in 1976.

Board member, students report on Japan trip

Madras Pioneer - News
School District 509-J Board of Directors elects new officers for 2018-19 school year.

Kids Club regroups after MOU dissolves

Madras Pioneer - News
Kids Club, MAC make plans to separate operations after vote to dissolve memorandum of understanding.

Pressure on state to expand road tolling

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon transportation officials are urged to impose tolls on other highways besides I-5, I-205.

City seeks input in survey on Madras parks

Madras Pioneer - News
Online survey, open houses to determine what the public wants in parks and open spaces.

Farming Solar Power

Madras Pioneer - News
Developer travels from China for ribbon-cutting for two 10-megawatt projects located on North Adams, Elbe.

'Fun in the Sun' at the fair

Madras Pioneer - News
Don't miss the free Jefferson County Fair, which runs through Saturday, July 28, at the fairgrounds.

Tribal Elder Council protests closure

Madras Pioneer - News
Group wants Tribal Council to keep Kah-Nee-Ta resort open; calls for a vote of tribal members.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras businessmen hope to urge establishment of mineral sanatorium in Madras in 1918.

Highway paving project continues

Madras Pioneer - News
Construction company is working from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on paving south of Madras.

New global strategist director named

Madras Pioneer - News
Lindsay Foster-Drago is the third generation to hold a leadership position at KEITH.

Oregon Air Tour stops in Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
Biennial tour group flies in to Madras Municipal Airport for first stop on tour.

W.S. Elder Council plans prayers, march July 21

Madras Pioneer - News
Tribal Elder Council hopes to stop closure of Kah-Nee-Ta Lodge, Village, which could happen by Sept. 5.

House passes CRR fire plan

Madras Pioneer - News
Resolution HR-2075 changes the boundary of the wilderness study area to allow mechanical fire suppression at top of canyon.

Health Authority lifts advisory on Lake Billy…

Madras Pioneer - News
Water monitoring confirms that harmful algae toxins are below guidelines for human exposure.

First-ever film fest held in Warm Springs

Madras Pioneer - News
'Antibullying' was the theme for the festival, which showcased short films and local talent.

Three-vehicle crash in construction zone injures two

Madras Pioneer - News
One passenger was lifeflighted with life-threatening injuries, while another was transported with other injuries.

Touring Farm Country

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Central Oregon Seeds sponsor educational agricultural tour.

Relay smashes fundraising record

Madras Pioneer - News
Organizers report another successful weekend event, with relay walkers toughing out 90-degree heat.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Fire burns in wood yards at Tum A Lum Lumber Co., in Culver, in 1918, but shifting winds help avert disaster.

Oregon Air Tour visits Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
The public is invited to checkout the aircraft at the Madras Municipal Airport Monday, July 16, until dusk.

Sears sues dealer, asks for damages

Madras Pioneer - News
Local owner of Madras, Prineville and Bend Sears stores plans countersuit against Sears Hometown.

District attorney turns MAC case over to DOJ

Madras Pioneer - News
Department of Justice will investigate potential wrongdoing by former MACRD executive director.

Warm Springs man sentenced for abuse

Madras Pioneer - News
Defendant receives 25-year prison sentence for sexual abuse of 11-year-old girl.

Kah-Nee-Ta to close after 46 years

Madras Pioneer - News
Kah-Nee-Ta Resort will permanently close on Sept. 5, laying off 146 staffers.

MACRD, Kids Club making changes

Madras Pioneer - News
Board prepares interium contract for Clackamas man, Gary Barth to fill the vacancy.

Lake Billy Chinook health advisory expanded

Madras Pioneer - News
Harmful algae blooms have been detected in all three arms of Lake Billy Chinook, so exercise caution.

Film festival set for July 14, in Warm Springs

Madras Pioneer - News
The Summer Jam Film Festival is set for Saturday, July 14, at the Warm Springs Community Center.

June temperatures near average

Madras Pioneer - News
Outlook for July from NOAA calls for near normal temperatures and precipitation.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
County clerk and female employees put out a fire at the County Courthouse in 1943.

Central Oregon adds jobs at faster pace

Madras Pioneer - News
Projected job growth over next 10 years is faster than any other part of the state.

Central Oregon implements fire restrictions

Madras Pioneer - News
ODF restricts public use to limit preventable fire ignitions, so firefighters can focus on lightning fires.

Roth new hire for police

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras Police Department returns to full staffing with most recent officer hire.

Grant to fund amenities at Juniper Hills

Madras Pioneer - News
A restroom-concession facility, two picnic shelters and paved walkways will be added at park.

Hospital healing garden dedicated

Madras Pioneer - News
Fundraising campaign receives $41,000 in donations to add to $15,000 set aside by Mountain View Hospital board.

USFS, BLM up fire danger levels

Madras Pioneer - News
Industrial fire precaution levels increase on forests, Crooked River National Grassland.

Mecca Fire roars back to life

Madras Pioneer - News
Fire may have started in smoldering material near mill; cause under investigation.

Park and Play in Madras

Madras Pioneer - News
The July First Thursday event will begin at 5 p.m., July 5, and continue until 9 p.m.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
An animal believed to be a cross between a black Angus and an elk is sold at auction in 1968.

Firewise incentive available for homeowners

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County residents are encouraged to apply for $300 to help reduce risk of wildfire.

Area forests to be treated for weeds

Madras Pioneer - News
Map of planned treatment areas for Deschutes, Ochoco forests and Crooked River Grassland available online.

Unemployment rates decline in May

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County's unemployment dropped from 5.5 percent in April to 5.2 percent in May.

President Jimmy Carter visits Multnomah Falls

Gresham Outlook - News
Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn visited the popular falls in the Columbia River Gorge on Thursday, June 28, part of a fundraising weekend for…

Speaker makes big impact in Warm Springs

Madras Pioneer - News
Author and former inmate Ron James travels from Pennsylvania to Warm Springs to talk about choices.

Algae bloom found at Lake Billy Chinook

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon Health Authority issues health advisory for cyanobacteria in Metolius arm of lake.

Rockhounds weather storm at 69th show

Madras Pioneer - News
The All Rockhounds Powwow Club of America's Rock, Gem and Mineral Show features about 80 booths.

Graham Fire scars Three Rivers

Madras Pioneer - News
Fast-moving fire burns three homes, four RVs and eight outbuildings in Three Rivers area.

July 4 parade, fun at Sahalee Park

Madras Pioneer - News
Celebration in Sahalee Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with flag ceremony, food booths, live music.

House, shop go up in flames

Madras Pioneer - News
No one was home at a residence on Southwest Highway 97 when the fire was reported Monday evening.

See eye-popping autos July 15 at nation's 'best'…

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SPONSORED CONTENT: Concours d'Elegance returns to the campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
The delivery of Hay Creek's sheep to Klamath Falls in 1943 marks end of era lasting 70 years.

Dollar General plans Madras store

Madras Pioneer - News
Two weeks after submitting an application for a Culver store, company also seeks Madras store.

Metolius man nets 70 months

Madras Pioneer - News
Investigators connect Ottenbacher to Dropbox with 32 child pornography images.

Fish runs slowly returning

Madras Pioneer - News
A total of 1,467 returning salmon and steelhead have been released into Lake Billy Chinook.

Campfire sparks wildfire near Warm Springs

Madras Pioneer - News
A man who passed out at campfire was cited for reckless burning and endangering.

Firefighters respond to lightning fires

Madras Pioneer - News
Graham Fire, west of Cove Palisades State Park, was reported to be burning in timber and brush.

Community rallies around Little

Madras Pioneer - News
New lungs, new lease on life after Culver teacher and coach waits two years for lung transplant.

Sears stores closing

Madras Pioneer - News
Owner locks doors on stores as Sears corporation gets ready to hold going out of business sale.

Rockhounds at fairgrounds

Madras Pioneer - News
Find rocks, gems, minerals and all your other lapidary needs at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds through June 24.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras experiences a near total solar eclipse on June 13, 1918, just after 2 o'clock.

Healing garden dedication set

Madras Pioneer - News
Public is invited to the dedication ceremony June 20, for the final project in the hospital's renovation.

Warm Springs Horse Network prepares for challenge

Madras Pioneer - News
The Oregon Rescue Challenge for 2018 will be held June 29-30, in Powell Butte.

May weather warmer than usual

Madras Pioneer - News
Outlook for June calls for above normal temperatures, but below normal precipitation.

Commission votes to close railroad crossing

Madras Pioneer - News
The BNSF railroad crossing at Elm Lane will be closed, and the Fir Lane crossing signalized.

Police catch murder suspect

Madras Pioneer - News
Gavin Smith is arraigned on a charge of murder in connection with the death of his mother.

Highway 97 work continues

Madras Pioneer - News
Contractor will be paving northbound lane north of the Crooked River Bridge this week.

MAC board terminates executive director

Madras Pioneer - News
Before the board's action, Joe McHaney had been on paid administrative leave since April 21.

Three Rivers woman dies at OHSU

Madras Pioneer - News
After an investigation, the CDC has determined that hantavirus caused the 67-year-old woman's death.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Warm Springs 'Bravettes' prepare for Portland Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade in 1968.

Project tracks poverty

Madras Pioneer - News
In Jefferson County, 49 percent of households don't have enough income for monthly budget.

Sidewalks being replaced

Madras Pioneer - News
City notifies businesses, pedestrians that sidewalk on south side of D Street, between Fourth and Fifth, will be replaced.

Summer burning closure set

Madras Pioneer - News
Fire chiefs halt burning of debris piles in Central Oregon, impose summer burning restrictions.

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