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  1. Settlement in RDS/Alatax Class Action Lawsuit Tentatively ApprovedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | JD Supra

    ... See Washer & Refrigeration Supply Co., Inc. v. PRA Gov't Services, LLC d/b/a Revenue Discovery Systems , Jefferson County Cir. Ct., Dkt. No. CV-2010-903417. Their first class action suit, filed in 2009, had been removed to federal court then later ...


  2. Madras hopes to protect WWII training hangarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... Rob Berg, the airport manager, said the listing would be significant in recognizing what the city and Jefferson County meant to the war effort. The documented history of the air base has been largely lost because of secrecy surrounding its purpose ...


  3. Shot fired during stolen-car pursuit; 3 arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... people ditched the car and ran, leading to a chase on foot and their arrests, troopers said Wednesday. A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy spotted the black 2005 Honda Civic around 9:20 a.m. Monday on Highway 26 near NW Gumwood Lane, northwest of ...


  4. Three recovering from Hwy. 20 head-on crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A Prineville couple were in good condition Sunday at St. Charles Bend, recovering from a head-on crash Saturday morning on icy Highway 20 near Suttle Lake, west of Sisters, authorities said. Troopers were dispatched shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday to the reported crash near milepost 86 in Jefferson County, troopers said.


  5. Man gets 117 years in Jefferson County double killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | KATU-TV Portland

    A Jefferson County man convicted of killing a Quilcene couple in 2009 was sentenced in Kitsap Superior Court to 117 years in prison. The Kitsap Sun reports that Friday's sentence was the same one 39-year-old Michael John Pierce received at the end of his first trial.


  6. More C. Oregon jobs, but jobless rates still stalledRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Unemployment levels across the High Desert continue to show little improvement, although all three counties added jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in October., the Oregon Employment Department reported Monday. Deschutes County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in October, while the rates in Crook County and Jefferson County remained significantly higher.


  7. Madras Dogs Receive Emergency Shelter In BendRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | KBND-AM Bend

    Nearly a dozen Jefferson County dogs have been placed in foster homes during this week's freezing conditions. The Three Rivers Humane Society in Madras has only 10 indoor kennels, which are currently at capacity with young puppies.


  8. Local Alert Weather, Mon., 11.17.14Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    As Central Oregon continues to shiver under frigid cold and dig out from up to a foot or two of snow, one school district -- Jefferson County 509-J -- canceled classes Monday, hours after calling a two-hour delay.


  9. Cold Madras shelter dogs warming up in foster homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... Spay and Neuter Project reached out to an overworked and understaffed Three Rivers Humane Society (formerly Jefferson County Kennels) in Madras, with an offer to help get all of the dogs currently living in outdoor kennels into temporary homes. ...


  10. Snow, freezing rain close Central Oregon schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Just about all Central Oregon schools were closed Friday, some for a second day, after Thursday's snow was followed by a foot or more in areas, plus a severe bout of freezing rain that left roads treacherous and officials urging everyone to stay off them if at all possible. Among the closures: Bend-La Pine, Redmond, Sisters, Crook County, Jefferson County, Culver, COCC and OSU-Cascades.


  11. Winter Weather Causes Closures And Delays Across High DesertRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | KBND-AM Bend

    School districts across Central Oregon reacted to this morning's winter weather conditions. Jefferson County 509-J, Culver, Crook County, Sisters and Redmond schools all closed, while Bend-La Pine schools remained on schedule.


  12. More Ballots Could Change Jefferson County Commissioner RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | KBND-AM Bend

    69 more ballots were added to the election results in the Jefferson County Commissioner's race and Mae Huston is now in the lead. Madras City Council member Tom Brown and Culver resident Huston are battling it out for the seat. On election day, Brown ...


  13. 'Empty Bowls' fill the need for High Desert's hungryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    NeighborImpact's 13th annual "Empty Bowls" event was held Sunday at Central Oregon Community College, to raise money and awareness in the fight against hunger in Central Oregon. Around 800 people attended the event.


  14. Three BNSF locomotives derail at MetoliusRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Three locomotives hauling a northbound Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train derailed at the Jefferson County town of Metolius Sunday morning, causing no injuries or spills but blocking the tracks, likely for half a day, officials said. The slow-speed derailment occurred around 6:50 a.m. as a BNSF train hauling general freight, traveling from Barstow, Calif., to Pasco, Wash., was picking up cars at Round Butte, said BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas.


  15. Community Helpers donations as of November 9, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 |

    Cedar Sinai Park received $150,000 from The Collins Foundation to help build the new Harold Schnitzer Health and Rehabilitation Care Center. Meyer Memorial Trust donated the following grass-roots grants to four central Oregon organizations: $40,000 each to Kids Club of Jefferson County and Rainbow Youth Golf Education Program , $37,230 to Warm Springs Community Action Team and $9,500 to Cascades Theatrical Company .


  16. Jefferson County Commissioner Race Still Too Close To CallRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | KBND-AM Bend

    It'll be a couple more weeks before Jefferson County voters know who will become their newest county commissioner. That race is still too close to call.


  17. Central Oregonians react to marijuana legalizationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Oregon is now the third state to legalize recreational marijuana. It was a close vote, and many are still heated about the issue.


  18. Changes Coming To Area City CouncilsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | KBND-AM Bend

    ... d five candidates vying for three seats. Nancy Connolly, Wendy Holzman, and David Asson came out on top. In Jefferson County, the Commissioner race between Mae Huston and Thomas Brown is still too close to call, with only one vote separating them.


  19. Jean Marie DoldoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Watertown Daily Times

    Jean Marie Doldo, 80, of 1540 Columbia Ave., passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014, at her home while under the care of Jefferson County Hospice and her family. Jean was born August 17, 1934 at Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor, NY, a daughter of Edward Francis and Venessa Hall Fitzgerald.


  20. Bend Man Arrested After Leading Prineville Police On High-Speed ChaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | KBND-AM Bend

    ... into the car and took off toward Madras. As speeds reached 95 MPH on Highway 26, Oregon State Police and Jefferson County deputies threw out spike strips in the roadway. After his tires deflated, Dickerson was taken into custody without incident. He ...