Health visioning underway

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New website, jeffcoconnects.org, and other outreach aim to improve county residents' health.

Fire managers resume burning juniper piles

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Area residents may see smoke on the Crooked River National Grassland through the end of April.

Cascades East Transit to have free rides April 22

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In honor of Earth Day, CET will not charge for community connector, Bend fixed-route rides Monday.

Looking Back

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Snowfall in Grizzly area in 1969 was highest total in 35 years of recordkeeping.

Railroad that never was

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Coast-to-Boise railroad project dies in the Cascades in 1890s, when company goes bankrupt.

City, Raven Research target weeds

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Effort to eradicate noxious weeds in Madras expected to run from April through September.

Warm Springs casts votes for Tribal Council

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Voter turnout for 28th Tribal Council was slightly above 34%, down from 37% in 2016.

Madras plans Community Yard Sale

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Those interested in participating need to pick up application at Madras City Hall.

Police arrest man for alleged assault

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Victim of assault had puncture wound on his neck and was transported to St. Charles Madras.

Distracted driver blitz underway

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office participates in enforcement for distracted driving.

Madras man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

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Investigators found 12 pornographic images of sexual abuse of children on Schnell's computer.

Attempted murder charge dropped

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Man sentenced to five years in prison for breaking through neighbor's door, grabbing woman

City, county approve plan to expand bridge

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The J Street bridge, over Willow Creek, will be tripled in size to prevent flooding.

Apartments planned for north Madras

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Housing Works is building apartments in Madras and Redmond, which should be complete by fall 2020.

Looking Back

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Airplane crashes at Madras Airport in 1944, killing pilot, whose fiancee was on way to Madras.

Unemployment in region mostly unchanged

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Central Oregon unemployment rates show very little change compared with 2018.

Weatherization funds available

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NeighborImpact offers Jefferson County low-income clients funds to weatherize their homes.

Shaniko-Bend auto stage debuts in 1905

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Vehicle was used to connect railroad line at Shaniko with emerging community of Bend.

Extension seeks input on services, programs

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OSU Extension Service in Jefferson County wants public to take brief online survey.

Warm Springs leader Jody Calica dies

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Calica held top positions in management of Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs over three decades.

OperaBend, COCC to bring 'Don Giovanni' to Madras PAC

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Live orchestra part of world famous opera performance, set for Sunday, April 7, at PAC.

Historical Society dinner to feature Leone

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The 2019 annual dinner is set for Saturday, April 6, at Jefferson County Senior Center.

Two sentenced for Dec. 22 stabbing

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Devonne Rhoan and Gabriel George enter pleas to assault, are sentenced to 70 and 60 months.

Fire managers now burning juniper

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Light smoke from Grassland juniper jackpot burning may be seen near U.S. Highway 26

City breaks ground on spray park

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Madras officials expect the new splash park at Sahalee Park to be operational by July 4.

Madras Maiden takes on new name

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Liberty Foundation, which leases plane, repaints it and renames it 'Ye Olde Pub,' for tour.

Looking Back

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Train loaded with relics of World War I visits Madras in 1919, as part of state tour.

Blakely ran cattle and later homesteaded in Grizzly area

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Early resident of part of Crook County that became Jefferson County was first Crook County sheriff.

Reid, Gassner both finalists for judgeship

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Madras attorneys are among a trio under consideration by Gov. Brown for Ahern's position.

Reserve tickets for Historical Society dinner by April 1

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Former director of Museum at Warm Springs, Carol Leone, will be guest speaker.

Beavers assist local conservation efforts

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Tributary to Trout Creek benefits from return of beavers in the Middle Deschutes Watershed.

COCC revenue shortfall looms

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Community college's enrollment is down from its peak of 6,633, at height of recession.

Candidates ready to fill district boards

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Sixty candidates have filed for 44 seats on 16 different district boards on the May 21 ballot.

East Hills Trails: 520-acre system in works

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Trail system, located near Juniper Hills Park, will feature trails for biking and horseback riding.

McHaney faces 13 felony charges

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Former MAC, Kids Club director pleads not guilty to 18 counts related to alleged thefts.

Looking Back

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North Unit voters approve a $5 million bond to construct irrigation system in 1919.

First female homesteaders weren't always welcome

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Alice Pratt, who first settled near Post in a canvas tent, taught school, sold eggs and milk.

January unemployment up across Central Oregon

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Jefferson County's rate rose to 5.9 percent in January, up from 5.5 percent in December.

OHA plans health insurance survey

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Oregonians encouraged to participate in Oregon Health Authority online survey.

Historical Society hosts annual dinner, fundraiser

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April 6 event will feature retired museum director Carol Leone as guest speaker.

Realtors accept award nominations

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Central Oregon Realtors Association seeks nominations for outstanding homes or buildings.

Ahern retires after long, influential career

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Retiring judge also served as county judge and as an attorney over his 33-year career.

First solo plane flight ends with plane upside down

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Emergency responders to Madras airport find overturned plane, and pilot already out.

North Unit sets allocations for 2019

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Snow helped, but didn't end the potential of drought in portions of Central Oregon.

Police investigate fatal shooting

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Gunshot victim died at hospital March 15; police seeking person of interest in case.

Madras man guilty in road rage incident

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Dat Quoc Ho fired a gun at another vehicle on the Warm Springs Reservation in 2017.

Pair with arrest on warrants taken into custody

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Madras residents attempt to flee when Redmond police try to take them into custody.

Madras needs new homes

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Consultant's study finds that city has a housing stock shortage of at least 836 homes.

Tribes applaud act that would nullify fraudulent…

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Treaty of 1855 is the only valid treaty establishing reservation and preserving tribal rights.

City cleaning streets of cinders

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Project to sweep streets of cinders to continue through Thursday afternoon.

Looking Back

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Early resident sends letter in 1944 recalling the early days of the Madras area.

BestCare grant to fund position

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A full-time specialist will provide peer mentor support to Jefferson County veterans.

Falling ice causes two separate gas leaks

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JCFD firefighters responded to both an industrial and residential gas leak over a two-day period.

Christmas tragedy strikes Silver Lake in 1894

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Folks gathered in Clayton Hall for Christmas Eve celebration that turned deadly when fire broke out.

'Stetson' enters Oregon Animal Hall of Fame

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Local dog earns recognition for his service to young people in Central Oregon.

Warm Springs man pleads guilty to manslaughter

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Charges date back to April 2018, when man struck and killed two men while driving his SUV.

CRR Lens on Learning focuses on Elwha River

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Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area will offer a lecture March 16, at the Ranch.

Snow days will add to calendar

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Final day of classes for the 509-J School District will be moved from June 5, to June 11.

Snow helps, but doesn't solve water problems

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Wickiup Reservoir, the main source for North Unit Irrigation District, is about 63 percent full.

Vehicles burned in separate fires

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Fire crews respond to vehicle fires caused by overheating of vehicles stuck in snow.

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