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October 29, 2014

This election: something for everyone

by Holly M. Gill
Sometimes when the November election rolls around, there are so few candidate races or issues to be decided that a large segment of registered voters opts out. That should not be the case in the…
October 31, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Voting for Mae To the Editor, I do not personally know Tom Brown or Mae Huston. I have met Mae on several occasions and have heard her speak. The main reasons for voting for Tom seem to be that…
October 22, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Back Mae To the Editor, Tom Brown is a nice guy. And he has a nice family. He’s running for county commissioner and has been a city councilor for five years. Have you noticed as you drive though…
October 22, 2014

Brown vs. Huston has the feel of an old-school race

by Tony Ahern
County commissioner is now a nonpartisan position, but what we have this fall is a classic county government race in Jefferson County, similar to what many voters have seen over the county's 100…
October 15, 2014

Governor's race: neither candidate earns endorsement

by Tony Ahern
This analysis is by the Editorial Board of Pamplin Media Group, of which the Madras Pioneer is part. Many Oregon voters, we suspect, are uninspired by their options in the gubernatorial race. We…
October 15, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Vote Brown To the Editor: When I go to the polls to vote for those who will lead my city and county, I want to be sure it is someone with experience, dedication, honesty, and a proven record of…
October 08, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Back Huston To the Editor: It has been our privilege to know Mae Huston for close to six years. She moved to the area, developed a passion for the community and became involved in various…
October 08, 2014

Let's throw a parade!

by Tony Ahern
I was wondering why school was out for not one but two days this week — then it hit me. Oh, and that's probably why the Chamber of Commerce was trying to get ahold of me, to organize a parade…
October 01, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Back Tom Brown To the Editor, We have an important decision that will affect our local government for years. I know both candidates running for the Jefferson County commissioner (position) 1.…
September 25, 2014

A chance to walk through history

by Tony Ahern
Purveyors of local real estate might be curious, but anyone with a love of Madras-Jefferson County history should certainly be interested in an “open house” Friday — a unique opportunity to…

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Sep 25, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Gas prices To the Editor, I have lived in Jefferson County for over 14 years. Why does the city allow the gas stations to keep their gas prices the highest around anywhere, in any county around,…
Sep 17, 2014

Could we host an annual cycling event?

by Tony Ahern
What a great way to wrap up the summer, with jam-packed restaurants and galleries doing more in two days than they might in three months — all as Madras served as base camp for the 2014 Cycle…
Sep 17, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
27 years later, things still the same To the Editor, The other day I was headed south on Highway 97 and encountered many bicyclists, and some were traveling four abreast and drove over the fog…
Sep 12, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Garry Boyd
Problem with county's catering To the Editor, The Jefferson County clerk hired a caterer from Deschutes County to cater the entire event for approximately 90 county clerks from around the state.…
Sep 10, 2014

Thanks for choosing us, Cycle Oregon

by Tony Ahern
Madras and Jefferson County are about to be invaded by approximately 2,000 body-fat challenged (as in far too little of it) bike riders, thanks to Cycle Oregon. Madras is the key midway…
Sep 03, 2014

Reliving history, a night with the Eagles

by Tony Ahern
I was 12 or so when I was first introduced to the Eagles, riding shotgun in my high school brother Dan’s Datsun. He had an eight-track player (who didn’t in 1975?) and the album “Desperado” was…



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