Madras Opinions

August 24, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Following Wasco chieftain traditions To the Editor, Just a reminder of the Wasco sub-chief naming ceremony Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at 11 a.m., held at He-He Longhouse. Our last chief, before…
August 24, 2016

We interrupt this vacation to admit fault and take blame

by Tony Ahern
In this day and age, when Americans take vacation, they take their work with them. Cell phones, tablets, we stay connected. You never know when someone back at the substation will need the vital…
August 18, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Ranch leadership needs to be more open To the Editor, "We all know there is much that is wrong in the world today and not much we can do about it," John Williams, vice president, Crooked River…


August 18, 2016

Eclipse: time to prepare and to get excited

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Enthusiasm is contagious. When a team from University of California Berkley held a town hall in Madras Aug. 4, to let locals know what to expect from next year's total solar…
SUSAN MATHENY PHOTO - Just a few weeks after nearly drowning, 20-month-old Trinity was at the Jefferson County Fair petting Abigail Affeldt's bunny.
August 10, 2016

CPR helps lead to toddler's amazing recovery

by Susan Matheny
Friday, July 8, I got the call no one ever wants to get. Our sweet, 20-month-old granddaughter Trinity had drowned in a hot tub, but they’d been able to revive her pulse, said my sister, who had…
August 10, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Crossing lights needed at Gem-Culver Highway To the Editor, On June 14, 2016, there was another fatal accident at the railroad crossing on the Old Culver Highway and Gem. A mother of three died,…
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August 04, 2016

My View: Both Trump, Rio Olympics earn gold in hyperbolic hurdles

by Jules Boykoff
If Twitter-sphere trash-talking were an Olympic sport, Donald Trump would be a legitimate contender for gold. When the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics commence on Friday, Trump will be consumed with…
August 03, 2016

List whiplash: Madras takes its place among best places

by Tony Ahern
Oh, how fickle is that all-powerful animal known as the World Wide Web. Remember a few months back when the fair city of Madras was in an uproar over something called Roadsnacks.net ranking…
August 03, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Co-chairmen praise work of volunteers at Relay To the Editor, As co-chairs of this year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Jefferson County, we would like to thank everyone for their…
July 27, 2016

I guess it's all about car color in Los Angeles

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Editor While it's always fun to travel, it's even better to return home. It's a cliche, but it makes sense when you think about all the choices you make in selecting a place to…

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Jul 27, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
This year's Relay for Life was amazing for family To the Editor, What a wonderful experience our family had as my dad, Jerry Gerke, was honored as the Jefferson County Relay For Life 2016…
Jul 20, 2016

We're actually in an era of less violence

by Tony Ahern
Black lives matter, blue lives matter, all lives matter. At times it seems like we’re on the precipice of a new reality where only violence matters. But in reality, the United States is…
Jul 20, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Thanks for helping bring my dog home To the Editor, Two weeks ago my little dog, Marley, slipped under the gate and ran away. I had just adopted him a few days prior to his escape. Knowing it…
Jul 13, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Clinton got preferential treatment To the Editor, I am not a supporter of either presidential candidate; however, I can’t help but comment about the recent findings of the FBI concerning Hillary…
Jul 13, 2016

Get ready to celebrate the county library's 100th birthday

by Tony Ahern
The year 2010 kicked off an era of centennials around here: the cities of Madras and Culver turned 100 that year; the centennial of the railroad's arrival and the city of Metolius forming…
Jul 06, 2016

Decision 2016: Not exactly Jefferson vs. Adams

by Tony Ahern
The day after Independence Day, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey told the world that, after an extensive investigation, the bureau has determined that no charges should…
Jul 06, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Unhappy with 509-J decison on ROOTS, Smith To the Editor, I'm a member of The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and, more importantly, a concerned parent. I recently attended a district…
Jun 29, 2016

District attorney: Hard to please divergent public

by Tony Ahern
The story last week grabbed plenty of attention here in Jefferson County. Z-21, the Bend television station and its website, had broken the story that there was an online petition asking the…