Volunteers ready Airshow of the Cascades

Volunteers ready Airshow of the Cascades

Smoke not expected to interfere with two-day event The 16th annual Airshow of the Cascades,...

W.S. fire burns eight homes

W.S. fire burns eight homes

Containment increases to 69 percent More structures were lost over the past week, but containment...

Redmond man dies in crash

Redmond man dies in crash

Single-vehicle accident A Redmond man died and a Salem man was injured in a single-vehicle crash...

St. Charles Madras project underway

St. Charles Madras project underway

$16 million renovation, addition For nearly a decade, hospital officials — first from...


Madras Latest News

August 26, 2015

W.S. school vandalized

by Susan Matheny
Four incidents of vandalism to the Warm Springs K-8 School over the summer have caused an estimated total of $8,500 in damages, according to 509-J Director of Operations Darryl Smith. In the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Alyssa Macy
August 26, 2015

Macy new tribal executive deputy director

by Susan Matheny
Alyssa Macy, who returned to Warm Springs two years ago, has been hired as the executive deputy director for the tribes, as of Aug. 24. In that position, she will work alongside the…
TONY AHERN - The 509-J School Board is discussing a fee schedule for district facilities, including the new Madras Performing Arts Center.
August 26, 2015

509-J views standards-based grading

by Susan Matheny
Schedule for PAC, other facilities developed A presentation on making a move to a “standards-based” grading system was given to the School District 509-J Board of Directors at their Monday night…
August 26, 2015

Wetland affects project site

by Holly M. Gill
Daimler truck testing facility at airport A potential wetland, identified during the planning process for the new Daimler Trucks North America facility at the Madras Municipal Airport, has…
SUSAN MATHENY - From the grade north of town, the entire town of Madras was covered in a thick blanket of smoke from Oregon and Washington wildfires, Aug. 24.
August 26, 2015

Smoke can reach unhealthy levels

by Madras Pioneer
Weekend weather conditions brought unhealthy air quality to the Central Oregon area due to smoke from numerous wildfires across Oregon and Washington. Weather conditions may cause air quality to…
August 26, 2015

Town hall on marijuana issue

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras City Council will hold a town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m., on Sept. 1, at the Madras Council Chambers, located at 125 S.W. E St., in Madras. The town hall meeting will be held to give…
August 26, 2015

Boaters cited on Lake Billy

by Madras Pioneer
Staff from the Oregon State Marine Board and marine patrols from Jefferson, Jackson, Klamath, Marion, Lane and Multnomah counties combined their on-water patrol efforts on Lake Billy Chinook…
YVETTE LEECY - The Warm Springs Forestry 1 crew, with Truman Merrifield (near the center of the photo), and the G.H. Ranch contract crew hold the line at a burnout in the Shitike/Wolford Canyon area west of Warm Springs on Aug. 13.
August 19, 2015

Fire blows up on reservation

by Holly M. Gill
Sparks from vehicle may have caused blaze The massive County Line 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Reservation, reportedly started last week by sparks from a vehicle traveling on U.S. Highway 26,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Mila, 2, plays at her grandparents' house, before being bitten by a rattlesnake on the deck of their Canyon View home.
August 19, 2015

Girl, 2, recovers from bite of rattler

by Holly M. Gill
Quick action saves toddler Thanks to the quick action of family members and emergency medical workers, a 2-year-old girl is making a full recovery from a rattlesnake bite. Mila Mitchell, 2, the…
HOLLY M. GILL - About 16,000 people attended the Airshow of the Cascades in 2014 during the two-day event.
August 25, 2015

Air show ready to take off Aug. 28

by Holly M. Gill
Two-day event expected to be biggest ever New acts and returning favorites are expected for the 16th annual Airshow of the Cascades, Aug. 28 and 29, at the Madras Municipal Airport. The two-day…

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SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - The Pet Evacuation Team set up a center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds to care for the pets of Warm Springs residents staying at the Red Cross shelter during the fire evacuation. The group is also helping seek donations of hay for reservation livestock, because rangeland grasses have burned.
Aug 19, 2015

Hay donations sought for W.S. ranchers

by Susan Matheny
The Pet Evacuation Team, a partner of Red Cross, has been helping pets and livestock affected by the wildfire in Warm Springs. After services were moved to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds last…
JEFF WILSON - The Culver Crawdad Festival served up 818 plates of food, each containing one pound of crawdads.
Aug 19, 2015

Crawdad Festival growing event

by Tony Ahern
Serves up 818 plates of crawdads Smoky skies from area wildfires didn't keep the Culver Crawdad Festival from enjoying maybe its biggest year ever. "It was awesome," said Donna McCormack, Culver…
Aug 19, 2015

Wildfire smoke can affect health

by Madras Pioneer
County public health officials urge people in Jefferson County to take precautions as smoke from wildfires affects the air quality. Wildfire smoke area may increase the risk of illness…
Aug 19, 2015

Red Cross opens shelters

by Madras Pioneer
Assists people displaced by fires Five days into recent Oregon wildfires response, Red Cross disaster relief activities continue. The Red Cross has activated three shelters, distributed more…
HOLLY M. GILL - The new dialysis clinic started seeing patients earlier this month.
Aug 19, 2015

Madras Fresenius dialysis center opens

by Susan Matheny
The long anticipated Fresenius Medical Care dialysis center is now fully equipped and began seeing patients in July. “We dialyzed our first patient at our Madras facility on July 24, and we…
Aug 19, 2015

NUID calls town hall over threatened lawsuit

by Susan Matheny
WaterWatch, other groups file intent to sue A lawsuit against North Unit Irrigation District and three other groups is being threatened by WaterWatch of Oregon, a nonprofit river conservation…
Aug 19, 2015

Town hall on marijuana issue

by Madras Pioneer
Sept. 1, at Madras City Hall The Madras City Council will hold a town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m., on Sept. 1, at the Madras Council Chambers, located at 125 S.W. E St., in Madras. The town hall…
Aug 19, 2015

BLM, USFS implement campfire ban in Central Oregon

by Madras Pioneer
Open fires, charcoal fires prohibited in campgrounds With dry conditions expected to continue in Central Oregon and fire suppression resources limited due to numerous wildfires in Oregon and…
HOLLY M. GILL - The St. Charles Madras obstetrics department remains closed until obstetrical nurses can complete their training.
Aug 12, 2015

St. Charles extends OB closure

by Holly M. Gill
Nursing staff not yet done with training The 30-day closure of the obstetrics department at St. Charles Madras, which began July 10, will continue at least another 30 days, until specialized…
HOLLY M. GILL - St. Charles Madras will break ground on an addition and renovation project Aug. 18.
Aug 12, 2015

Hospital to break ground

by Holly M. Gill
On addition, renovation at St. Charles Madras A little more than 2 1/2 years after the St. Charles Health System acquired Mountain View Hospital through an asset transfer, the system is ready to…



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