Police investigate fatal shooting

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Gunshot victim died at hospital March 15; police seeking person of interest in case.

Madras man guilty in road rage incident

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Dat Quoc Ho fired a gun at another vehicle on the Warm Springs Reservation in 2017.

Pair with arrest on warrants taken into custody

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Madras residents attempt to flee when Redmond police try to take them into custody.

City cleaning streets of cinders

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Project to sweep streets of cinders to continue through Thursday afternoon.

Looking Back

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Early resident sends letter in 1944 recalling the early days of the Madras area.

BestCare grant to fund position

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A full-time specialist will provide peer mentor support to Jefferson County veterans.

Falling ice causes two separate gas leaks

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JCFD firefighters responded to both an industrial and residential gas leak over a two-day period.

Christmas tragedy strikes Silver Lake in 1894

Madras Pioneer - News
Folks gathered in Clayton Hall for Christmas Eve celebration that turned deadly when fire broke out.

'Stetson' enters Oregon Animal Hall of Fame

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Local dog earns recognition for his service to young people in Central Oregon.

Warm Springs man pleads guilty to manslaughter

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Charges date back to April 2018, when man struck and killed two men while driving his SUV.

CRR Lens on Learning focuses on Elwha River

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Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area will offer a lecture March 16, at the Ranch.

Snow days will add to calendar

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Final day of classes for the 509-J School District will be moved from June 5, to June 11.

Vehicles burned in separate fires

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Fire crews respond to vehicle fires caused by overheating of vehicles stuck in snow.

Culver Dollar General making strides

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Contractor hopes to complete Culver store by the end of May, and possibly work on Madras store.

Looking Back

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The Dalles-California Highway major topic of discussion in Central Oregon in 1919.

CET plans Madras, Warm Springs open houses

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Cascade East Transit holds local meetings to collect input on 2040 Transit Master Plan.

Fort Rock Cave excavations uncover history

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Discovery of sandals in cave reveals some of earliest evidence for human occupation in North America

Move clocks ahead Saturday night

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Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10, when you move clocks forward one hour.

February temperatures much colder than usual

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High temperatures in February averaged 10.5 degrees below normal, and low temperatures, 5.3 below.

Crook County parks to manage Haystack sites

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Bureau of Reclamation and Crook County Parks and Recreation agree on one-year contract.

MAC increases pool rates

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The MAC board approved gradual rate increase more than a year ago to align with similarly-sized districts.

Attempted murder charges net 20-year sentence

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A Sunriver man, found guilty of attempting to shoot at two officers, will spend 20 years in prison.

Snow causes collapse of pavilion

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City and county road crews work overtime to keep roads passable, prevent future flooding.

Heroic horse leaps into action

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A 5-year-old rescue horse jumps into frozen pond to save a young filly that had fallen through.

Looking Back

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Armored vehicle combats 'whiskey runners' during Prohibition 100 years ago.

ODVA announces drop in interest rate for home loan products

Madras Pioneer - News
In February, interest rates were reduced by 0.125 percent for home loans for eligible veterans.

COCC names Chesley its top choice

Madras Pioneer - News
Board chairman begins contract negotiations with Laurie Chesley to become COCC's new president.

Legal Aid services offered for seniors

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Council on Aging, Legal Aid team up to assist low-income Jefferson County seniors.

Sunriver man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder

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Sentence follows January trial, which found Sweeney guilty of attempting to shoot at officers.

509-J engages with community in Madras, Warm Springs

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Administrators share progress reports on graduation, student performance on testing.

Louisa Thompson Douthit was a Hay Creek pioneer

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She and her husband developed a prosperous cattle ranch operation in Central Oregon.

County wakes up to heavy snowfall

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School was canceled Monday and Tuesday, and many businesses were forced to close due to deep snow.

Winter Shelter gets people out of the cold

Madras Pioneer - News
Shelter, which welcomes homeless on freezing nights, opened in November, will run through March.

Eagle Watch only one day due to snow

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Second day of 24th annual Eagle Watch canceled after major snowstorm hits region.

Wyden covers CRR fire legislation, other issues

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Students and local residents quiz U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden on wide range of topics.

Looking Back

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Would-be farmers flock to Jefferson County in winter of 1944, agreeing to buy land.

Jefferson County Public Health seeks input on health,…

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Department to host small group meeting Feb. 26, on overall health of community.

Smoke management 'went well' in 2018

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New coordinator for Jefferson County Smoke Management program reports on last season.

Historical Society grows without museum

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The Jefferson County group stays busy waiting for decisions on Westside project.

History pub features Pioneer history

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The presentation, on Feb. 22, will address various elements of the Pioneer's history.

Eagle Watch Saturday, Sunday at Overlook Park

Madras Pioneer - News
The 24th annual event includes a free hotdog lunch, activities for kids, and viewing opportunities.

Transportation fund, advisory meetings set

Madras Pioneer - News
Review the statewide Special Transportation Fund, and Transportation Improvement Funds Feb. 26.

Longtime Camp Sherman deputy dies suddenly

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Dave Blann had served Jefferson County since 1995; emergency service providers accompany body.

Tucker pleads guilty to stealing payments

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An investigation reveals that Madras woman stole nearly $40,000 in Social Security payments.

Deadline near for scholarship applications

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Students may apply for up to 40 scholarships with one application, due March 1.

Neither rocks, nor beaver stop progress on fish…

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Beaver gnaws on flashboards at dam, escapes trap at Opal Springs, and it's caught on camera.

Judge Dan Ahern to retire from the bench

Madras Pioneer - News
Ahern has served as a judge since 1996, and is currently the presiding judge for the Circuit Court.

Looking Back

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In 1944, a former Madras resident recalls the naming of the city in a letter to the newspaper.

Wyden reschedules Madras town hall

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The Jefferson County Town Hall will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at the Madras Performing Arts Center.

School Exclusion Day near for immunizations

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon Immunization Program reminds parents children must be up to date on immunizations by Feb. 20.

Look up: 24th Annual Eagle Watch is coming

Madras Pioneer - News
Eagle Watch celebrates eagles, other raptors at family-friendly event, Feb. 23-24.

Air show seeks volunteer dinner coordinator

Madras Pioneer - News
Airshow of the Cascades is looking for person to take on organization of fish and chips dinner.

Fire burns shed, but pig escapes

Madras Pioneer - News
An outbuilding at Crooked River Ranch was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Former MACRD director arraigned

Madras Pioneer - News
DOJ has 45 days to present case to grand jury to seek an indictment to replace DA information.

Calling All Amazing Kids

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We need your help in honoring young people who are making a difference in our community.

The first band in Central Oregon

Madras Pioneer - News
The six-member band provided musical interludes to the otherwise drab frontier town.

Lawsuits leave lasting effects

Madras Pioneer - News
Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan expected to be completed in late spring.

Mike Ahern reflects on 16 years as commissioner

Madras Pioneer - News
Longtime public servant steps down from commission, but continues with other work.

Looking Back

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An ealy morning fire sweeps through the Madras Truck Service building in 1969.

Wyden reschedules Madras town hall

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The Jefferson County Town Hall will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at the Madras Performing Arts Center.

Temperatures significantly warmer in January

Madras Pioneer - News
Outlook for February calls for normal temperatures, below normal precipitation.

Eagle Watch event approaches

Madras Pioneer - News
The free famiy event returns to Round Butte Overlook Park on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24.

Vaccinations available at Safeway

Madras Pioneer - News
Safeway offers measles vaccinations without appointment for adults and children, 5 and older.

Bright Wood purchases Pioneer Cut Stock

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Madras-based business buys Prineville moulding company at end of December.

W.S. man sentenced for assault

Madras Pioneer - News
Man receives 12 years for attempting to run tribal officers down with pickup truck.

Warm Springs Reservation story begins with treaty

Madras Pioneer - News
Warm Springs, Wasco and Piaute tribes consist of bands that were nomadic, lived in family groups.

Trucking company creates state-of-the-art testing…

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Freightliner, now part of Daimler Trucks North America, has tested in Madras for 46 years.

Inmate sentenced for assault on officer

Madras Pioneer - News
Leslie Carroll Powers, who was serving time at DRCI, received an additional 40 months.

Tiny house villages considered for homeless

Madras Pioneer - News
Director of Eugene nonprofit outlines process for creating shelters, micro-homes for homeless.

City, county click through project updates

Madras Pioneer - News
From the J Street bridge to the Rock Shop and JCFD-JCEMS study, projects moving forward.

Looking Back

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Madras boys basketball beats all Central Oregon teams in 1919; tries to secure championship.

Stage service to Central Oregon started in 1872

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It took 43 hours for a stage to travel from The Dalles to Prineville in the late 1800s.

Unemployment up slightly in county

Madras Pioneer - News
Central Oregon unemployment rates increased in Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes counties in December.

Meet COCC president candidates

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Each of the three candidates will be at the Madras COCC campus to meet with the public.

$8,500 up for grabs in Movin' Mountains

Madras Pioneer - News
Total of 340 people weigh in for 10th annual Movin' Mountains Slimdown Challenge.

Multisports complex project evolving

Madras Pioneer - News
Bean Foundation, now working with 'developing partner,' announces a step back from timeline.

KEITH Manufacturing wins in Top-10 products

Madras Pioneer - News
WalkBox unloader, a smaller version of the Walking Floor system, winner in worldwide competition.

Highway 26 canal bridge closes to certain trucks

Madras Pioneer - News
Single-unit hauling vehicles will be limited to 30 tons on five axles, 33 on six, and 36 on seven.

Driver trapped at least four hours

Madras Pioneer - News
Emergency responders use hydraulic tool to extract truck driver, who was unable to call for help.

Local school districts beat state graduation rate

Madras Pioneer - News
Culver, Madras districts both improve with graduation rates over 90 percent.

Former MAC director faces charges

Madras Pioneer - News
Eight felonies levied against McHaney; arraignment set for Circuit Court Feb. 7.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras man raises ostriches for breeding stock, along with rheas and emus, in 1993.

Bark if you want an official state dog

Portland Tribune - News
Measures in 2019 session would add Border collies as state dog and basin wildrye as official state grass.

Oregon Heritage Commission offers museum grants

Madras Pioneer - News
Museums may apply for grants for collections, tourism, education, interpretation.

Cascade East Transit holds open house on plan

Madras Pioneer - News
CET is in the process of gathering public input for its 2040 Transit Master Plan.

Single-vehicle crash ends in arrest

Madras Pioneer - News
Culver woman arrested for DUII Jan. 17, after motor-vehicle crash in Crook County.

Oregon unemployment shows slight increase

Madras Pioneer - News
Unemployment across state rose to 4.1 percent in December from 3.9 percent in November.

Matheny retiring after more than 30 years on the job

Madras Pioneer - News
Longtime Pioneer writer, editor ready for new challenges after retirement.

Culver woman wrecks six cars

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Redmond police arrested a Culver woman for intentionally crashing into vehicles at a car lot.

Walden talks issues at Madras town hall

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Congressman notes he broke with party on vote to reopen some government agencies.

Gipson joins local law firm

Madras Pioneer - News
New attorney specializes in personal injury, criminal and family law at Glenn, Reeder and Gassner.

Wyden town hall canceled

Madras Pioneer - News
The town hall for U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, originally scheduled for Jan. 26, will be held at a later date.

The shutdown: local impacts

Madras Pioneer - News
Federal workers on the reservation feel the bite of furloughs; food boxes organized.

Jury finds man guilty of attempted murder

Madras Pioneer - News
Sentencing for the Sunriver man set for Feb. 15, in Jefferson County Circuit Court.

Homeless count begins in Madras, Warm Springs

Madras Pioneer - News
The Central Oregon Point-in-Time count of homeless people will be Jan. 23-25.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon men 'physically cleanest,' in entire U.S. Army in 1919, according to Hygiene Society.

Wyden town hall set

Madras Pioneer - News
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will hold a town hall Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Madras Performing Arts Center.

Full lunar eclipse begins Jan. 20

Madras Pioneer - News
A 62-minute total lunar eclipse will begin at 8:41 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, and end at 9:43 p.m.

Warm Springs artist joins Caldera program

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson Greene among cohort of artists in Caldera's Artist in Residence Program, near Sisters.

Homeless count approaching

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The annual Point-In-Time Count of people who are homeless or in transitional housing starting.

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