Police locate missing woman in Southern Oregon

Police locate missing woman in Southern Oregon

After a 10-day search for a Madras woman, police located her near the Nevada border on her way...

Voters elect Danzuka, Hurd, Norton, turn down JCEMS tax request

Voters elect Danzuka, Hurd, Norton, turn down JCEMS tax request

In the May 16 special district election, voters re-elected two 509-J board members, named a new...

Couple sentenced for assault of child

Couple sentenced for assault of child

Wife's beating of 2-year-old daughter is filmed by her husband.

Searchers locate body of Redmond woman

Searchers locate body of Redmond woman

Deschutes County Search and Rescue locates the body of a 60-year-old woman who was missing and...

Eclipse preview events slated at PAC, W.S.

Eclipse preview events slated at PAC, W.S.

Scientists from around the country will present information on 'Eclipse Week' during free events...

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - On June 8, 1918, an artist/physicist, Howard Russell Butler, was a member of a U.S. Naval Observatory team that traveled to Baker City to observe the total solar eclipse — the last time an eclipse stretched across the U.S. Butler painted the now-famous depiction of the event.
May 17, 2017

Total solar eclipses make mark on history

by Kevin Schindler
Lowell Observatory historian notes significant eclipses over the past 2,100 years.
GINA ANDERSON - Some of the 170 participants in the motocross races set out on the course on Sunday, at the 11th annual Steel Stampede at Crooked River Ranch. Another 35 people took part in the trials on Saturday at the Ranch. The event features vintage bikes.
May 17, 2017

Steel Stampede successes continue

by Phyliss Carlin
The 11th annual Steel Stampede at Crooked River Ranch sees 205 race and trials participants.
BILL VOLLMER - With Native ceremony, amid the spirit of honor and valor, ground was broken Saturday on the Warm Springs Veterans Memorial Park, to be built upon the Museum of Warm Springs grounds. The project was initiatied and has been driven by the Warm Springs-based Elliot Palmer Post 4217 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
May 17, 2017

Warm Springs VFW post breaks ground on memorial

by Madras Pioneer
The Warm Springs Veterans Memorial Park will be located on the grounds of the Museum at Warm Springs.


SUBMITTED PHOTO - William Richardson
May 17, 2017

CRR man sentenced for assault

by Holly M. Gill
William Richardson, of Crooked River Ranch, was sentenced to 80 months in prison for a domestic assault.
HOLLY M. GILL - JCEMS will offer demonstrations of hands-only CPR during EMS Week May 21-27.
May 17, 2017

JCEMS celebrates Emergency Medical Services Week

by Madras Pioneer
In honor of EMS Week May 21-27, JCEMS plans hands-only CPR demonstrations.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Madras City Administrator Gus Burril won the first City Club of Central Oregon's 'Amazing Alpaca' award at regional forum.
May 17, 2017

Burril wins City Club's first award

by Madras Pioneer
Madras City Manager Gus Burril is honored during the City Managers Regional Forum.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Firefighters watch as an old North Unit Irrigation District house goes up in flames as part of a 'Burn to Learn' operation.
May 17, 2017

Firefighters participate in 'Burn to Learn'

by Madras Pioneer
Local fire district volunteers, staff and interns learn about fire behavior while burning an old house.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Marilyn Lancaster
May 17, 2017

Madras woman reported missing

by Madras Pioneer
Friends and roommate say they haven't seen Marilyn Lancaster since April 29.
May 17, 2017

Crews start road work at Crooked River Ranch

by Madras Pioneer
Work on an overlay of Northwest Chinook Drive and Northwest 43rd Street has begun and drivers can expect delays.
May 17, 2017

Emergency updates, information available

by Madras Pioneer
Central Oregon partners are working together to provide access to joint updates for emergencies.

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HOLLY M. GILL - A Thrush cropduster plane was severely damaged by the hail storm that hit the Madras airport around 11 p.m. May 4. The storm broke at least 200 windows in the historical hangars, and damaged siding, roofs, and numerous aircraft with golf-ball size hail.
May 10, 2017

Damage from hail storm surprising

by Holly M. Gill
Madras Municipal Airport area sustains heavy damage to aircraft and buildings during May 4 hail storm.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Two live pigs, penned up with two dead pigs on property on Elbe Drive, were among 96 live animals recovered from the property by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in late April. The JCSO arrested the man renting the property for 114 counts of animal neglect.
May 10, 2017

Animals seized at Culver area farm

by Holly M. Gill
A Culver man faces 114 neglect charges related to the condition of the animals, including charges for the deaths of 14.
SUBMITTED ILLUSTRATION - The third phase of construction at St. Charles Madras will include a new main entrance on the east side of the hospital.
May 10, 2017

St. Charles Madras nears completion of ER, OR and imaging

by Madras Pioneer
On June 18, St. Charles Madras will open the second phase of its renovation and expansion project.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Joellen Trenhaile
May 10, 2017

Woman still missing at Crooked River Gorge

by Madras Pioneer
Searchers spent hours in the canyon looking for Joellen Trenhaile, but were unable to find her.
May 10, 2017

ODFW to meet in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
The ODFW Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board plans hold a public meeting May 12, at Inn at Cross Keys.
May 10, 2017

Madras woman injured in accident

by Jason Chaney
A vehicle rolls, then comes to rest on all four tires off the highway in Crook County.
May 10, 2017

DPSST graduates local officer

by Madras Pioneer
Madras Police Department officer John Slyter will graduate from DPSST May 12.
HOLLY M. GILL - Seven candidates for three positions on the School District 509-J Board of Directors fielded questions from the audience at the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce's forum April 26, in the Madras High School Commons. From left, the candidates include Brian Crow and incumbent Laurie Danzuka for positon 1; Jamie Hurd, Sue Matters and Gary Sisk for position 2; and incumbent Tom Norton Jr. and Alyssa Macy for position 3.
May 03, 2017

Strong turnout for 509-J board candidate forum

by Holly M. Gill
Seven candidates for the School District 509-J Board took questions from the audience at a forum April 26.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - James Eugene Wippel
May 03, 2017

JCCF reports first death of inmate in facility's history

by Holly M. Gill
James Wippel, 59, died while in the custody of the Jefferson County Correctional Facility April 26.
DAVID SCHLEICHER/LOWELL OBSERVATORY - This image of a total solar eclipse was taken in 1991 from Baja, California.
May 03, 2017

Expect 'enchanting, multisensory' event

by Kevin Schindler
Lowell Observatory will set up in the MHS football field Aug. 21, for the total solar eclipse.