Madras Opinions

September 28, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Impressed by local computer store Kudos are in order for one of our local businesses, Madras Computers. I recently visited them for a second time this year and am so very pleased with their…
September 28, 2016

Tribal talent is shining bright

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill The community of Warm Springs is having an impressive year: people are winning awards and recognition on both large and small stages, and generally making their voices heard. A…
September 21, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Rest of the world thinks we are nuts for how we mistreat Obama As I read LH Stockie’s Letter To The Editor in the Sept. 14 edition of the Madras Pioneer, I couldn’t help but wonder which reality…


September 21, 2016

Deceptive concept behind push for Ballot Measure 97

by Tony Ahern
A Pamplin Media Group editorial Supporters of Measure 97 — a massive corporate sales tax on the November ballot — have pushed two deceptive arguments to try to persuade Oregon voters that they…
September 14, 2016

New courthouse: the beginning and ending of an era

by Tony Ahern
Under a beautiful blue, early autumn sky Friday, a community celebrated a new era Friday with the dedication of the new Jefferson County Courthouse. The state-of-the-art 30,300 square-foot…
September 14, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Obama and Hillary worse than Nixon To the Editor, Regarding your article, “We interrupt this vacation to admit fault, take blame,” if that’s the only fault you can find with Obama and Hillary,…
HOLLY M. GILL - Mike Britton
September 07, 2016

Water reduction still a possibility

by Mike Britton
North Unit Irrigation District and other irrigation districts in the basin are facing water supply challenges due to a number of factors, including the recent listing of the Oregon spotted frog…
September 07, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Nearly always vote GOP, but not Trump To the Editor, First let me start by stating my bonafides: I am not an African American, nor am I Hispanic; I am Greco-American (1911) on one side and…
August 31, 2016

Harsh reality: Danger exists at air shows

by Holly M. Gill
Organizers make every effort to ensure safety of public, pilots No matter how much planning goes into a major annual event, such as the Airshow of the Cascades, there will always be occasional…
August 31, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Not happy with school bus policy To the Editor, Just found out our children will have no transportation in all surrounding areas of Madras one mile from schools. Our family's bus stop was taken,…

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Aug 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…
Aug 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…
Aug 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…
Aug 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.
Aug 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…
Aug 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,…
JULES BOYKOFF
Aug 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…
Aug 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…
Aug 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…