2016 AIRSHOW OF THE CASCADES

2016 AIRSHOW OF THE CASCADES

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'Once-in-a-lifetime' event approaching

'Once-in-a-lifetime' event approaching

Madras directly in path of next year's total solar eclipse For more than a year and a half, city...

Culver readies Crawdad Festival

Culver readies Crawdad Festival

Heaps of kettle-boiled crawdads, fresh from Lake Billy Chinook, will be served to the hungry...

Air show looking for sponsors

Air show looking for sponsors

Volunteers still needed for next week's air show An army of volunteers is gearing up for...

Daimler testing track, facility make progress

Daimler testing track, facility make progress

Walden visits, tours construction site The new Daimler Proving Grounds is making progress, as the...

Madras tourism group prepares for eclipse

Madras tourism group prepares for eclipse

Total visitors to area could be 20,000 to as high as 100,000 Anywhere from 20,000 to as high as...

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - From left, Madras City Councilor Tom Brown, 509-J School District Superintendent Rick Molitor, Janet Brown, EDCO Jefferson County economic development manager, Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, and State Rep. John Huffman tour  the Daimler Truck North America testfacility area.
August 17, 2016

State speaker, representative tour Madras locations

by Madras Pioneer
Daimler, Performing Arts Center, new courthouse visited For the first time in recent memory, the speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives visited Madras to meet with local leaders and…
August 17, 2016

City council openings in Madras, Culver, Metolius

by Holly M. Gill
Candidates must file by Aug. 30 to run for office If you live in the cities of Madras, Culver or Metolius, and have an interest in city government, all three cities have openings on their city…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Bartt Brick displays telescope he and his dad put together, when he was in high school.
August 17, 2016

Amateur astronomer shares enthusiasm for solar eclipse

by Holly M. Gill
Former banker, Brick nows serves on City Council Madras City Councilor Bartt Brick, a retired banker and amateur astronomer, has long been interested in studying the skies, and is looking…


August 17, 2016

Police planning crosswalk checks, drunk driving patrols

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras Police Department will continue enforcement of crosswalk violations and conduct drunk driving patrols over the coming weeks. Oregon Revised Statute requires drivers to stop for a…
August 17, 2016

Madras woman killed in accident

by Madras Pioneer
A Madras woman, Vernita Adams, was struck by a vehicle and killed, while crossing a highway in the Clackamas area, according to an Oregon State Police report. On Aug, 10, at about 11 p.m., OSP…
HOLLY M. GILL - Darlene Yan and Mark Bender, members of the team from Multiverse at UC Berkley, show the path of the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse during a town hall meeting at the Jefferson County Library Annex Aug. 4.
August 10, 2016

Total solar eclipse 'totally sublime'

by Holly M. Gill
Madras directly in path of Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse At this time next year, Madras and much of Jefferson County will be gearing up for what will likely be the largest event ever to occur in the…
HOLLY M. GILL - Winston, an overweight corgi, released by his owner last week, tries out the new kennels at Three Rivers Humane Society.
August 10, 2016

Humane Society builds new kennels

by Holly M. Gill
Three Rivers applies for, wins $30,000 grant from Petco Ten shiny new, stand-alone kennels have replaced the old concrete ones at Three Rivers Humane Society, in Madras. The stainless steel…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A pair of stray puppies huddle together for comfort on the Warm Springs Reservation.
August 10, 2016

Bend Spay, Neuter to host clinics in Warm Springs

by Madras Pioneer
Clinics to address overpopulation beginning Sept. 6 The first ever free spay/ neuter and rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, hosted by the Bend Spay and Neuter Project, will be held Sept. 6, on…
August 10, 2016

Crews busy with numerous fires

by Madras Pioneer
Jefferson County Fire Department responds Over the last few weeks, Jefferson County Fire District has responded to numerous fires. Friday morning, the fire department was dispatched to a vehicle…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Garry Vineyard
August 10, 2016

Trial set in death of baby

by Holly M. Gill
Judge hears motions, sets Oct. 3 as start of Vineyard trial A week has been set aside for the trial of 21-year-old Garry Vineyard, who has been charged in the 2015 death of a 1-year-old girl.…

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HOLLY M. GILL - The School District 509-J Board of Directors has approved $120,000 in equipment upgrades for the Madras High School career, technical and engineering shop, which will be operational for the 2016-17 school year.
Aug 10, 2016

509-J approves shop upgrades

by Susan Matheny
Approval was given to spend up to $120,000 on new equipment for the Madras High School career, technical and engineering shop by the School District 509-J Board of Directors. The CTE shop will…
EARLEEN ARTHUR - The Old Ranch Heritage House at Crooked River Ranch will be celebrated for its 100th year with a barbecue Aug. 11, hosted by the CRR Senior Group.
Aug 10, 2016

CRR Heritage House popular historic venue

by Phyllis Carlin
Ranch celebrates house's 100th year with barbecue In November 1942, during a Thanksgiving blizzard, Carroll and Mary Lawrence of Ukiah, Calif., along with two sons, arrived at the ranch house at…
SHANNAN AHERN - The setting sun provided a glow Thursday night at the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, during the second day of the four-day fair. The lights from the Davis Amusement Carnial drew large crowds to the fair through Saturday night.
Aug 03, 2016

County fair sees strong attendance

by Holly M. Gill
Rodeo, races, rides, exhibits, concerts, auction all well-attended Numbers and receipts have not yet been tallied, but all indicators point to a strong year for the Jefferson County Fair and…
HOLLY M. GILL - The city of Madras hauled away nearly 35 tons of trash from a residence on H Street over the past two weeks. The house had been a source of complaints for the city for the past year. The city will place a lien against the property to recoup the cost of the cleanup.
Aug 03, 2016

City cleans up second property

by Holly M. Gill
Nearly 35 tons of trash hauled away from H Street house Almost 35 tons of trash — 69,760 pounds to be exact — were removed from a house on H Street that had been a source of frustration for…
SUBMITTED ILLUSTRATION - A town hall on next year's total solar eclipse will be held Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Jefferson County Library Annex. The event, sponsored by Multiverse at UC Berkley, will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Aug 03, 2016

Learn about solar eclipse at town hall

by Madras Pioneer
Madras event third in four-part tour Learn about the science of eclipses at a town hall Thursday, Aug. 4, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Library Annex. As part of its “Eclipse…
HOLLY M. GILL - Josh Hocker, who recently returned from a visit to Madras' Sister City in Japan, Tomi City, presents a bottle of a Japanese grape juice to the Madras City Council July 26. Mayor Royce Embanks, at right, received the gift from Hocker, who represented the group that traveled to Japan.
Aug 03, 2016

Madras group spends 10 days in Sister City

by Holly M. Gill
Tomi City and Tokyo highlights of cultural exchange For the first time ever a group of Madras students had the opportunity to visit Madras' Sister City — Tomi City, Japan — in June. "It was a…
BETH MATANANE - Oregon State University veterinary students and veterinarians assist Warm Springs tribal members at a gelding clinic on the reservation June 1. The tribes and OSU have been partnering on the clinics since 2008.
Aug 03, 2016

Tribes, OSU pair up for gelding clinics

by Madras Pioneer
More than 500 horses gelded in past nine years Oregon State University and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have once again teamed up for a mutually beneficial program that started in…
Aug 03, 2016

Crews busy with three fires in one day

by Madras Pioneer
Jefferson County Fire Department responds The Jefferson County Fire Department has had its hands full with fires lately. Sunday, July 24, personnel responded to a grass and juniper fire in the…
Aug 03, 2016

Our Community event at Sahalee

by Susan Matheny
Items, services free for the taking The ninth annual Our Community event, featuring free services and giveaways of every kind, will happen from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at Sahalee…
Aug 03, 2016

Library to open Fridays

by DeRese Hall
Beginning this week, there will be new hours at the Library. Monday through Thursday will remain 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday will begin a new open schedule of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Due to…