Looking Back

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Man convicted of murder of woman visiting Camp Sherman gets life in prison in 1994.

December warmer than usual

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Precipitation for 2018 was less than 7 inches, which is nearly 4 inches below normal.

State Sen. Bentz named to six committees

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District 30 Sen. Cliff Bentz is serving as vice chairman of the Finance and Revenue Committee.

Three new faces join air show board

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Ben Ochs, Belinda Goody and Nick Snead are new to the Airshow of the Cascades' board.

Madras, MRC seek new budget committee members

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Those interested in serving on a budget committee should submit a letter by Jan. 18.

Culver hay shed, hay burn

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Jefferson County firefighters protect second hay shed, and help save equipment.

Lose weight with Movin' Mountains challenge

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Weight-loss event kicks off with weigh-ins Jan. 17, in Warm Springs, and Jan. 18, in Madras.

Senator visits border camps

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Merkley travels to detention, processing centers to look into refugee camps for immigrant children.

Looking Back

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Local task force studies need for new Jefferson County jail in 1963, concludes it's needed.

Employment rate steady in state

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Oregon's unemployment rate of 3.9 percent in November higher than national average of 3.7 percent.

Unemployment inches up

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Jefferson County's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in November, up from 5.2 percent in October.

Madras driver in fatal collision

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Two-car crash on Dec. 25 causes fatal injury to driver slowing down for turn east of Sisters.

Turning Points Treatment relocates

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Turning Points Recovery Services has moved into a new center at 125 SW C St., in Madras.

Veterans, families enjoy Christmas Eve event

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Legion Auxiliary and Veterans Service Office sponsor dinner, visit with Santa.

Man arrested following pursuit

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Prineville man located in Madras after fleeing Christmas morning traffic stop in Bend.

Merkley town hall set for Jan. 4

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The public is invited to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's town hall at 11 a.m., Jan. 4, at the PAC.

Merchants give glowing report

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Holiday sales, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, were strong, according to local businesses.

Movin'Mountains celebrates 10 years

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Weight-loss, health improvement program runs from Mid-January to mid-May, with prizes.

Invasive pests may be lurking in your Christmas tree

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Oregon Department of Forestry: Don't throw old trees in yards or forests where elongate hemlock scale could hatch

Looking Back

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In 1993, Ag West Supply offers to buy Jefferson County Co-op after it closes its doors.

New Oregon license plate features Smokey Bear

Madras Pioneer - News
Release of plate by Keep Oregon Green, with USFS and ODF marks 75th anniversary of Smokey Bear.

Police arrest two for Dec. 22 stabbing

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After a second assault in less than a week, police investigate to see if they are connected.

Top 5 Stories of 2018

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A major court case and new headquarters for a worldwide business were among the top stories of 2018.

Madras man pleads guilty to robbery, drug charges

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Tyler Fuller faces at least 10 years, but up to life in prison for bank robbery during eclipse.

Hanenkrat awarded for service

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Metolius Public Works Supervisor Patrick Hanenkrat recently was awarded by the city of Metolius.

Looking Back

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Pete Bicart recalls 1943 exodus of farmers from Idaho to Madras in 1993 interview.

Keep safety in mind for holiday cooking

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State fire marshal urges Oregonians to follow safety tips while preparing food.

Madras part of Christmas light 'greening'

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Pacific Power renewable energy program helps support Christmas lighting displays across Oregon.

Police investigate stabbing in Madras

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Man found lying in parking lot on Fifth Street was suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Crash injures CRR driver

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Driver stops at stop sign, but doesn't see second vehicle and pulls onto Ranch road.

Plan: Huge sports complex at park

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MAC director says investor may cover cost of 125,232-square-foot sports facility.

Head-on crash sends three to hospital

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Emergency vehicles respond to accidents on the Warm Springs grade and Loucks Road.

Friday vigil for Culver girl

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A candlelight vigil for a 13-year-old Culver girl will be held Friday, at 7 p.m.

Early deadlines for news, ads

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Deadline moves to Dec. 20, for news, advertisements, and Dec. 21, for classified ads.

Seasonal Sparkle

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Many houses around Madras are decked out with Christmas lights and decorations for the holidays.

Looking Back

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Red Cross directed to set up canteens for aviators' comfort during World War II, in 1918.

Nurses honored for compassionate care

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Four nurses, each of whom works at a St. Charles hospital, were honored for extraordinary work.

November temperatures near normal

Madras Pioneer - News
Temperatures expected to be above normal for December, with about normal precipitation.

Drivers injured in CRR crash

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Following a head-on crash Dec. 7, at Crooked River Ranch, drivers were transported to hospitals.

Fire department responds to several fires

Madras Pioneer - News
Calls to Bright Wood, a brush fire and a residential chimney fire were among last week's fire calls.

Open enrollment ends Dec. 15

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregonians who don't have health insurance through their jobs should sign up by Dec. 15.

Vattimo takes over as Madras city recorder

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Formerly the eclipse facilitator for the city, and air show coordinator, Vattimo now city recorder.

Slash burning gets underway

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Firefighters to burn acreage on Crooked River National Grassland, Rimrock Springs areas.

Deputy earns honors for heroic actions

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Joe Aldred receives two awards for distinguished efforts in providing emergency medical care.

Board views AVID program, communications

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Signs off on four-year agreement with the Chapter 54 Oregon School Employee Association.

Former employee charged with assault

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Jorge Ulises Serrano, 28, was arrested Friday morning, Dec. 7, at his home in Woodburn.

Traffic blitz targets intoxicated drivers

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the campaign is dedicated to the enforcement of drunk driving and seat belt laws.

Looking Back

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Two inmates escape from jail on Thanksgiving 1968, watch officers arrive from second-story window.

Unemployment up slightly in November

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Rates in Central Oregon counties up, but down from last year's unemployment rates.

County Commission plans congratulatory event

Madras Pioneer - News
Commission to celebrate longtime Commissioner Mike Ahern, who leaves board at end of month.

Oregon Heritage accepting nominations for awards

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon Parks and Recreation plans to recognize outstanding heritage-oriented activities.

Christmas Lights Parade delights kids

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There were about 34 entries in the annual chamber-sponsored evening parade on Dec. 1.

Arson believed cause of CRR fire

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Doublewide manufactured home at Crooked River Ranch destroyed in fire on Dec. 2.

Crooked River Ranch celebrates new exit

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Jefferson and Deschutes counties contribute funding to Ranch second exit project.

City, county discuss flooding, rock shop

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Madras to partner with county on several local projects, including cleaning up rock shop property.

Looking Back

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Jury convicts man of 1978 murder of jogger at Camp Sherman 15 years later, in 1993.

Judge finds corrections officers not guilty of…

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After a seven-day trial before a judge, a corporal and two deputies are cleared of wrongdoing.

Northwest not exempt from climate change

Madras Pioneer - News
Federal report on impacts of climate change includes chapter focusing on Pacific Northwest.

Christmas tree permits on sale

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The Crooked River National Grassland office, in the chamber building in Madras, now offers permits.

Jefferson County among fastest growing counties in…

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County grew by 1.6 percent from July 2017 to July 2018, tying for fourth place among the state's 36 counties.

State, cities seek new addresses for census counts

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Federal money, new congressional district at stake as governments find more residences to count.

Emergency responders busy

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Fires, motor vehicle accidents over past week keep fire department, police, JCEMS on their toes.

Four youths hospitalized from cold medicine…

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Jefferson County seeks upward trend in juvenile abuse of over-the-counter cold medicine.

Deputy trial gets underway before judge

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Three corrections officers face charge of criminally negligent homicide in death of inmate.

Paper delayed in honor of President Bush

Madras Pioneer - News
The U.S. Postal Service observes a national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush.

Chamber parade to roll earlier on Dec. 1

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The annual Christmas Lights Parade will start an hour earlier, at 5 p.m., to allow people to attend other events.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Country anticipates the end of hostilities for the Great War in late November 1918.

Chamber parade to roll earlier on Dec. 1

Madras Pioneer - News
The annual Christmas Lights Parade will start an hour earlier, at 5 p.m., to allow people to attend other events.

Oregon employment grows in October

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Unemployment in Oregon remained at 3.8 percent in October, for the third straight month.

Pair sentenced for abuse, drugs

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Crooked River Ranch couple initially arrested for possession of domestic animals while on probation.

Oregon state parks offer free parking Nov. 23

Madras Pioneer - News
The public is invited to park for free on 'Green Friday,' at state parks, including Cove Palisades.

Culver dedicated as Purple Heart City

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Veterans, community members attend Nov. 12 dedication ceremony at Culver Veterans Memorial Park.

Gateway man dies in rollover accident

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A single-vehicle, rollover crash on Northeast Clark Drive claims life of local man.

Cultivating a community culture

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Growing group of local artists and crafters prepare for holiday season's bazaars, boutiques and markets.

509-J Board visits Big Muddy School

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School District Board of Directors updates their action plan for family engagement.

Grassland office closes for holiday

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The Madras office of the Crooked River National Grassland will be closed on Nov. 22-23.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Thanksgiving set in November 1918, as official day to celebrate Allies' victory.

Grants for war memorials

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department offers grants for veterans and war memorials.

Rotary seeks Cherry Tree partner

Madras Pioneer - News
Nonprofit organizations may apply for funding for a community project through program.

Give input on Smith Rock Park plans

Madras Pioneer - News
OPRD in process of updating long-term planning for Smith Rock State Park's master plan.

Redmond police investigate pedestrian death

Madras Pioneer - News
Former Warm Springs woman struck and killed while crossing street in Redmond.

Property taxes due

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Jefferson County property owners must get their property tax payments in Nov. 15.

Powerful stories mark veterans event

Madras Pioneer - News
Three impressive speakers were featured at the VFW Veterans Day 'Tribute to our Veterans' event.

Voters give jail levy a big thumbs down

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The effort to increase the Jefferson County Jail levy by 37 percent was soundly rejected.

Looking Back

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Young men dressed in fancy clothes cross river and take out German machine gun nest in 1918.

Water line breaks in W.S.

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Warm Springs residents told to boil tap water, and were without water until repairs began Nov. 6.

Facebook transformer passes through area

Madras Pioneer - News
Second transformer for Facebook Data Center in Prineville will be coming through this week.

Customers advised to 'boil water'

Madras Pioneer - News
DVWD pipe valve beaks, leaking water under road at Third adn K streets in Madras.

MAC Bash raises funds

Madras Pioneer - News
Attendees donate nearly $6,000 to benefit MAC Trust scholarships for MACRD programs.

Amateur radio operators to conduct test

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon Amateur Radio Emergency Service to simulate emergency Nov. 8, to check communication.

County voters turn down jail levy, elect candidates

Madras Pioneer - News
For the most part, county voters did not follow statewide trends for measures, governor.

Madras one of two birthing centers left

Madras Pioneer - News
St. Charles plans to close birthing center in Redmond hospital due to low volumes of use.

MRC to assist 'My Place' hotel

Madras Pioneer - News
New hotel will share parking, pool and maid services with Inn at Cross Keys Station.

Avoid cyberattacks with these tips

Madras Pioneer - News
As cyberattacks continue to evolve, every individual must improve their online security.

October temperatures averaged normal

Madras Pioneer - News
Temperatures at Madras averaged near normal during the month of October data shows.

Open enrollment period begins for family health…

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Open enrollment began Nov. 1 and lasts through Dec. 15. Financial assistance is available.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Army truck goes out of control on the main street of Madras in 1943, and damages two cars.

Unemployment remains low in Central Oregon

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County's unemployment rate is unchanged at 4.9 percent in September.

Code enforcement key for city

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras' updated city nuisance and abatement ordinance allows the city to fine violators.

Volunteers burn to learn on small house

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Firefighters practice on house, formerly a parsonage, owned by Free Methodist Church.

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