Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Is Oregon's economy cooling?

Is Oregon's economy cooling?

Portland Tribune - News
September's small job gains followed a loss of about 900 jobs in August. Unemployment rate stays at about 4 percent.
Looking Back

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
A pilot miraculously survives a fiery plane crash near the Madras Airport in 1994.
Two campaigns to recall Gov. Brown flop

Two campaigns to recall Gov. Brown flop

Portland Tribune - News
'This fight is not over,' says Republican official who cited 'historic' efforts to gather more than 280,000 signatures
Brown started early Eastern Oregon mills

Brown started early Eastern Oregon mills

Madras Pioneer - News
Pioneer R.T. Brown moved to Oregon in 1882, homesteaded and established sawmill.
September warmer than average

September warmer than average

Madras Pioneer - News
Temperatures reach a high of 90 degrees on Sept. 1, and drop to low of 32 on Sept. 27.
'Flush Kate Brown' campaign swirls with stacks of petitions

'Flush Kate Brown' campaign swirls with stacks of petitions

Portland Tribune - News
Volunteers ready to turn in more than 250,000 names on initiative to recall the governor after massive statewide effort.
Wildfire season mild compared to past

Wildfire season mild compared to past

Madras Pioneer - News
Total of 1,119 acres burned this year in the Central Oregon region, down from 246,000 last year.
Oregon initiative process leaves individuals feeling cut out

Oregon initiative process leaves individuals feeling cut out

Portland Tribune - News
A system hailed as giving power to the people doesn't work for those outside vast political organizations.
Take advantage of Firefree weekends

Take advantage of Firefree weekends

Madras Pioneer - News
Area residents can clean up yard, and drop off limbs, brush piles, leaves and grass clippings.
Artist uses science background

Artist uses science background

Madras Pioneer - News
Andrea 'Andi' Craik, an MHS graduate, worked in biotechnology before becoming an artist.
Records advocate: more transparency, fewer fees

Records advocate: more transparency, fewer fees

Portland Tribune - News
Departing official's final report points to needed changes in the way Oregon agencies handle and charge for public document requests.
Looking Back

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Oregon Journal suggests abandoning one Deschutes Canyon railroad line in favor of highway.
Oregon schools failing on suicide prevention

Oregon schools failing on suicide prevention

Portland Tribune - News
Survey shows high schools across the state use widely differing approaches to help students in need.
Students say peers, not teachers, are go-to resource for…

Students say peers, not teachers, are go-to resource for…

Portland Tribune - News
Hillsboro and Forest Grove high school students report different responses to the issue.
Real ID or passport? Oregon airport rules changing in 2020

Real ID or passport? Oregon airport rules changing in 2020

Portland Tribune - News
Most Oregonians don't have a passport, and officials say the DMV can't issue 1 million new IDs in just three months.
Recalling the huge, elaborate Brennan House

Recalling the huge, elaborate Brennan House

Madras Pioneer - News
Everyone was welcome at the massive historic stone house on Grindstone Creek
Employment largely unchanged in area

Employment largely unchanged in area

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County unemployment remained at 5.4% in August, about the same as previous year.
Managing, owning business not the same

Managing, owning business not the same

Madras Pioneer - News
COCC offers Small Business Development Center to help people learn to run a business.
Brown's exec order slaps six-month ban on vaping products

Brown's exec order slaps six-month ban on vaping products

Portland Tribune - News
Two people in Oregon have died from illnesses linked to vaping as national cases rise to 1,000.
Primary care clinic earns award

Primary care clinic earns award

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras Medical Group was named runner-up for the 2019 Primary Care Clinic of the Year.
Debris burns now allowed

Debris burns now allowed

Madras Pioneer - News
Central Oregon fire chiefs remind area residents to check with fire department and obtain burn permit.
Vaping research points to 'toxic fumes' as illness cause

Vaping research points to 'toxic fumes' as illness cause

Portland Tribune - News
Mayo Clinic report comes after Eight people in Oregon have died of vaping-related illnesses since early September.
Garcia to offer helping hand

Garcia to offer helping hand

Madras Pioneer - News
Family Independence Initiative part-time site manager has colorful history.
National Public Lands Day cleanup Oct. 5

National Public Lands Day cleanup Oct. 5

Madras Pioneer - News
Volunteers in Central Oregon will participate in sixth annual Love It and Leave It Clean Day.
Brewpub fire destroys stove

Brewpub fire destroys stove

Madras Pioneer - News
Kitchen fire results in estimated $3,000 in damage to stove at Madras Brewing.
Rock Shop demolition due in October

Rock Shop demolition due in October

Madras Pioneer - News
In recent years, building has been plagued by problems with vagrancy, trespassing.
Ex-legislative HR director's quiet exit included pay to…

Ex-legislative HR director's quiet exit included pay to…

Portland Tribune - News
Lore Christopher collected $96,000 after she agreed to retire in midst of Capitol harassment turmoil.
Last First Thursday rolls out Oct. 3

Last First Thursday rolls out Oct. 3

Madras Pioneer - News
Music in two locations, exhibit opening, activities, podcast ready for event.
USFS treats invasive plants

USFS treats invasive plants

Madras Pioneer - News
Two areas adjacent to Metolius River and Metolius River Trail under treatment with herbicides.
Panel wants law changed to make Oregon records advocate…

Panel wants law changed to make Oregon records advocate…

Portland Tribune - News
New position touched by recent controversy was supposed to make state government more transparent.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Looking Back
Lake Billy Chinook State Airport is dedicated, near west rim of Deschutes arm, in 1969.

Similar tragic deaths near Opal Springs

Madras Pioneer - News
Similar tragic deaths near Opal Springs
Two young girls fall to their death in Jefferson County, exactly 25 years apart.

Hiring slows across region

Madras Pioneer - News
Hiring slows across region
Jefferson County's rate dropped to 5.4% in July, from 5.5% in June, but is slightly higher than last year.

Policyholders to receive dividends

Madras Pioneer - News
Policyholders to receive dividends
SAIF announces that Jefferson County policyholders will receive more than $818,000.

Health Authority calls for six-month ban on sale of…

Portland Tribune - News
Health Authority calls for six-month ban on sale of…
Gov. Kate Brown asks DOJ to review her legal options before authorizing executive action on the items.

Oregon universities, staff reach tenative labor pact

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon universities, staff reach tenative labor pact
Salary increase, paid leave part of agreement reached as union members were prepared to walk off the job.

Council raises blood pressure awareness

Madras Pioneer - News
Council raises blood pressure awareness
Central Oregon Health Council, a regional nonprofit, encourages area residents to check blood pressure.

Study finds county investing in growth

Madras Pioneer - News
Study finds county investing in growth
Jefferson County ranks seventh in the state for investment in local economies.

Portland hotel owner plays role in Trump…

Portland Tribune - News
Portland hotel owner plays role in Trump…
Longtime Oregonian Gordon Sondland, named in whistleblower complaint, was in the loop on sensitive discussions.

Maupin river party on tap

Madras Pioneer - News
Maupin river party on tap
Deschutes River Alliance to host barbecue, educational forum Sept. 28, in Maupin.

Police to conduct pedestrian safety operation

Madras Pioneer - News
Police to conduct pedestrian safety operation
The Madras Police Department will be working Saturday to ensure that pedestrians are safe in downtown Madras.

Oregon's new foster care director hopes to…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's new foster care director hopes to…
Rebecca Jones Gaston, head of the social services in Maryland, begins in November.

Wildfire council tells governor: update…

Portland Tribune - News
Wildfire council tells governor: update…
Group compiles more than 50 recommendations that could include millions of dollars in new investments to bring wildfire battles into the 21st century.

Madras man handed 10-year sentence for drugs,…

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras man handed 10-year sentence for drugs,…
Tyler Fuller, 30, sold methamphetamine, and robbed local bank on day of total eclipse.

Chamber recognizes exceptional service

Madras Pioneer - News
Chamber recognizes exceptional service
Local community members and one local business take home awards from Madras-Jefferson County Chamber.

Caring for Ezra

Madras Pioneer - News
Caring for Ezra
Ezra's family is alert around the clock to care for the now 4-year-old boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury.

MHS honoring its Distinguished Alumni

Madras Pioneer - News
MHS honoring its Distinguished Alumni
A psychologist, a medical doctor, a author-historian and a military hero make up class of '19.

New ODOT leader steers change in agency culture

Portland Tribune - News
New ODOT leader steers change in agency culture
Kris Strickler, who still must be confirmed by the Senate, gets stuck in traffic just like us - and he doesn't like it either.

Looking Back

Madras Pioneer - News
Looking Back
U.S. Army selects Madras as training base for new fighter plane, Kingcobra, in 1944.

Enduring tragic homestead days to become a…

Madras Pioneer - News
Enduring tragic homestead days to become a…
Pioneer Leslie (Potter) Reynolds lost her father, brother in accidents, but went on to run a farm on McKay Creek.

KEITH Manufacturing to win award from Realtors

Madras Pioneer - News
KEITH Manufacturing to win award from Realtors
Central Oregon Association of Realtors to present awards Oct. 16, at Tetherow Resort.

Nonprofits serving county win grants

Madras Pioneer - News
Nonprofits serving county win grants
Deschutes County United Way awards $310,000 to organizations helping communities.

Inmates raise awareness about suicide

Madras Pioneer - News
Inmates raise awareness about suicide
Deer Ridge inmates participate in Out of Darkness Walk in early September, raise $3,200.

Communities eligible for relief

Madras Pioneer - News
Communities eligible for relief
USDA disaster relief grants available for Jefferson County recovery efforts from severe weather.

Boquist content to bend political rules to make his…

Portland Tribune - News
Boquist content to bend political rules to make his…
With headlines and national attention, controversial state senator seemed to be a politician out of control. A closer look shows someone of…

Warm Springs woman dies in crash

Madras Pioneer - News
Warm Springs woman dies in crash
Early morning accident Sept. 13, claims one, injures another, on U.S. Highway 26 at Earl Street.

Madras COCC campus now charging station

Madras Pioneer - News
Madras COCC campus now charging station
COCC board and officials celebrate opening of electric charging stations and conduct meeting.

Kitchen fire causes $10,000 in damage

Madras Pioneer - News
Kitchen fire causes $10,000 in damage
A fire in a Madras duplex starts from hot cooking oil, spreads to stove, cupboards.

Woman dies in jail cell

Madras Pioneer - News
Woman dies in jail cell
Staff, emergency personnel administered CPR, but were unable to resuscitate woman.

Brown drops special session on death penalty law

Portland Tribune - News
Brown drops special session on death penalty law
Governor says there wasn't enough support for changes to the measure; GOP leaders say it's a 'lost opportunity' for victims.

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