Madras has seen steady, impressive buildup

Madras has seen steady, impressive buildup

Over past decade When I moved to Madras 35 years ago, it was kind of a dumpy little town, with...


Madras Opinions

August 26, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Wrong type of snake To the Editor, The snake that is pictured on page 3 of the Aug. 19 issue of the Pioneer, the snake that bit little Mila, was a northern Pacific rattlesnake (Crotalis veridis…
August 26, 2015

Trump? Maybe for jerk in chief

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Editor I'm sure this will offend some of you, but I find one member of the current slate of presidential candidates to be a greedy, unscrupulous, sexist, racist, hypocritical…
August 20, 2015

Wildfires can also bring out the best in people

by Tony Ahern
Crawdad Festival in the books; Airshow of Cascades on horizon Seems like the Warm Springs country has been getting hit with wildfires nearly every summer the past several years. Last Wednesday…
August 21, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Clean up after your dogs To the Editor, I wish to thank the public for their support of the Saturday Market. There are however, a few dog owners that are not being thanked! When I arrived at 7…
August 12, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Holly M. Gill
CRR not very transparent To the Editor, I live on CRR and know that in the past the Madras Pioneer assigned writers to cover CRR news. There are many benefits for the residents of the CRR HOA…
August 05, 2015

Highway 97 too busy for bungee jumping

by Tony Ahern
Bungee jumping over the Crooked River Gorge bridge. Who would have thought? Apparently, Oregon Bungee Adventures and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. There wasn't a ton of public…
August 05, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Bungee jumping will impact raptors To the Editor, I sincerely applaud the opposition voiced by Jarold and Dorothy Ramsey and many others against commercial bungee jumping at Peter Skene Ogden…
July 29, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Don't allow bungee jumping off of Crooked River Gorge To the Editor, Page One of the July 22 Bulletin featured an article reporting the authorization by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department of…
July 29, 2015

Are you ready for the Northwest earthquake?

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Editor When people talk about "the big one" — a 7.0 or greater magnitude earthquake — for decades, most of us have thought it would come from the San Andreas Fault, which runs…
July 22, 2015

C'mon Tom, take it easy on the '70s

by Tony Ahern
The Golden Seventies. That’s what I like to refer to them as, usually as a comeback on someone crushing the poor decade, bashing its significance as anything other than an embarrassment, the…

Don't miss the local news

Jul 15, 2015

No reason to celebrate the 2015 session

by Tony Ahern
By John Huffman State Representative The 2015 Oregon Legislative Session ended Monday, July 6, at about 6 p.m. Immediately following sine die (adjournment) press releases went out. The Democrats…
Jul 15, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Change some for climate change To the Editor, While swooning in the recent heat, I’ve been thinking about what may be in store for people like myself who don’t tolerate hot weather very well. If…
HOLLY M. GILL - Crowded in Vegas? This was the scene looking down on a pool party from the eighth floor of the MGM Grand Signature.
Jul 08, 2015

Vegas? No thanks

by Holly M. Gill
A little over a week ago, I had the privilege of flying to Las Vegas for the weekend to see my grandson (and son and daughter-in-law). I hadn't been there in decades — aside from a short layover…
Jul 08, 2015

Letter to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Stench of marijuana To the Editor, With all the discussion regarding marijuana, I hear little regarding how it affects surrounding neighbors. Let me briefly share my personal experience. I live…
Jul 08, 2015

Letter to the editor

by Madras Pioneer
School district off track To the Editor, The leadership of the Jefferson County School District is lacking. When I first started teaching in the district 20 years ago, teachers were respected…



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