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  1. Man trapped, critically burned in NE Madras house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... person trapped in the dwelling, which had been uninhabitable for about six years. Fire Chief Brian Huff of Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 said crews had the man out of the home within four minutes of arrival. He first was taken to St. Charles ...

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  2. As teaching methods improve, Oregon cuts years off English-language instructionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | The Oregonian

    ... English learners, only three had more than one-third of those students in middle and high school: Nyssa , Jefferson County and North Clackamas . State officials are giving Jefferson County educators extra help to improve their effectiveness, while ...

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  3. Madras businessman struck, injured in downtown crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... he crossed the street. The chief said Smith stopped and called 911 after the collision. Boyd was taken by Jefferson County EMS to St. Charles Madras, then flown by Life Flight helicopter to St. Charles Bend, Stanfill said. The chief said Boyd was in ...

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  4. Homes evacuated as mudslide, flooding hit rural Jefferson Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | KATU-TV Portland

    BRINNON, Wash. - Dozens of homes were engulfed by floodwaters Friday in the small town of Brinnon after extremely heavy rain overnight in rural Jefferson County forced the Duckabush River over its banks near Hood Canal.

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  5. Shellfish poacher sentenced to 5 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | OregonLive.com

    The Washington state Fish and Wildlife Department says the former owner of a Jefferson County shellfish company has been sentenced to 5 A1 2 years in prison for poaching more than $2 million worth of oysters and clams from state beaches. Wildlife Lt.

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  6. Wild West weather: Dirty rain and 'hurricane'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... National Weather Service said. Already on Friday, some cars got stranded in flooded streets in Washington's Jefferson County, and some residents exited their front doors aboard inflatable boats pulled by rescue crews. Residents there will likely ... 1 comment

  7. Evacuations as mudslide, flooding hit near Hood Canal in Wash.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | KVAL-TV Eugene

    Dozens of homes were engulfed by floodwaters in Brinnon after extremely heavy rain overnight in rural Jefferson County near Hood Canal. A mudslide also damaged homes and three people were rescued after their truck became stranded as they were fleeing the rushing floodwaters.

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  8. Low Fuel Prices Benefit Northwest FarmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    ... also used to make fertilizer. Mickey Killingsworth raises sheep outside Madras and is a local leader in the Jefferson County chapter of the Oregon Farm Bureau. She says unfortunately she filled her diesel store and bought fertilizer back when fuel ...

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  9. Shots-fired update: COCC Madras Campus lockdown liftedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A hunt for suspects who fired shots in Madras Monday morning led to a precautionary half-hour lockdown of the Central Oregon Community College campus, police and school officials confirmed. Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins told NewsChannel 21 shots were fired in Madras around 7:30 a.m. and a search was on for suspects.

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  10. Madras shelter launches $400,000 fund-raising effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Three Rivers Humane Society, a small animal shelter in rural Jefferson County, announced an ambitious capital campaign Saturday aimed at funding construction of a permanent shelter facility. The shelter has set a $400,000 target for the campaign, dubbed "Raise the Woof!" The Raise the Woof! campaign will fund construction of a permanent, heated and cooled 6,000-square foot shelter building on the Three Rivers Humane Society site, located just outside Madras on Southeast McTaggart Road.

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  11. Should Warm Springs have its own high school?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Jefferson County School Board members met with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs' Tribal Council on Tuesday to discuss the future of education in the region and whether the reservation might get a high school of its own. According to a report from Education Northwest, native students have higher dropout and absentee rates and are lagging in math and reading.

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  12. 'We have dog control. We don't have animal control'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | KVAL-TV Eugene

    ... "It was about $150 in damage last year." Carman said he has talked with people at the city of Culver, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He said he has not found help. Being in the city, he cannot ...

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  13. Minorities offer legislative priorities at City Club forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Portland Tribune

    ... growing diversity is not confined to the Portland metropolitan area, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Jefferson County (39 percent) in central Oregon, Malheur County (38 percent) and Morrow County (37 percent) in Eastern Oregon lead the state; ...

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  14. Foreclosures decline nationally and in the Portland area, but not so in rural OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | The Oregonian

    ... But elsewhere in the state, a rising number of property owners are sending distress signals. In hard-hit Jefferson County, where 1 in 87 housing units is in some stage of the foreclosure process, filings rose more than 85 percent last year. Klamath ...

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  15. Cove Palisades State Park offers special views of Cascade volcanoes, Lake Billy ChinookRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | OregonLive.com

    ... which is cold and shadowy, when you could be basking in sunshine elsewhere. That elsewhere is along the Jefferson County road, which follows the eastern rim above the lake's Crooked River Arm, beginning near the park's campground that stays open all ...

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  16. Madras fugutive arrested after motorcycle pursuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A motorcyclist driving in the wrong lane in downtown Madras refused to pull over late Saturday night, prompting a pursuit east of town that ended in a crash and the arrest of a 33-year-old Madras woman wanted on a fugitive warrant, Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said. The incident began around 11:15 p.m., when a deputy tried to stop the motorcycle in downtown Madras, Adkins said.

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  17. Voracious rabbits plague some in a small townRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | HeraldNet

    ... 'It was about $150 in damage last year.' Carman said he has talked with people at the city of Culver, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He said he has not found help. Being in the city, he cannot ...

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  18. Oregon farmer killed by falling hay balesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    An Oregon farmer has been killed by falling hay bales. Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins says the 76-year-old farmer apparently was moving the hay when several bales fell and pinned him against his tractor, likely suffocating him.

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  19. Oregon farmer killed by falling hay balesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | KVAL-TV Eugene

    An Oregon farmer has been killed by falling hay bales. Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins says the 76-year-old farmer apparently was moving the hay when several bales fell and pinned him against his tractor, likely suffocating him.

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  20. Falling hay bales kill Oregon farmer; sheriff says 76-year-old man likely suffocatedRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2015 | Canadian Business Magazine

    Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins says the 76-year-old farmer apparently was moving the hay when several bales fell and pinned him against his tractor, likely suffocating him. KTVZ-TV reports the man was Harvey Ludwig Stickler, who farmed south of Madras.

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