Jefferson County Newswire

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  1. JeffCo 4-Hers make, deliver blanketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Jefferson County 4-H youth have been busy tying knots for a cause, and delivered 100 no-sew blankets to St. Charles Cancer Center Tuesday for patients


  2. Deer Ridge prison escapee caught in PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... a emergency phone alert system for such cases, and state Department of Corrections officials vowed a fix. Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said he believed Swearingen had fled the area, and he was spotted in Mill City in May 9th, the last ...


  3. Vigilance urged as prison escapee manhunt continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... the fence and escaped from the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution east of town. Oregon State Police, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Madras Police Department are still searching for Clinton Orvill Swearingen II, 31. who was injured ...


  4. At Crooked River Ranch, a box targets drug abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 7 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    In a collaboration between BestCare Prevention, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue, a 24-hour medication return box has been installed at the fire station.


  5. Most - pot docs' aren't in Central OregonRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 7 | Bend Bulletin

    Published Aug 3, 2014 at 12:09AM / Updated Aug 5, 2014 at 10:41AM Listed below are physicians in Deschutes and Jefferson counties who've approved 10 or more medical marijuana patients in Central Oregon.


  6. Goss indictment may not cover all Jefferson County discrepanciesRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 6 | Bend Bulletin

    The indictment of Jefferson County Treasurer Deena Goss on 36 counts of theft, forgery and official misconduct last week covers only a fraction of the suspicious transactions identified in a review of 14 months of the county's books.


  7. Castle Fire closes campground, another on alertRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 4 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... going to enjoy the time that I have." The fire also also closed Forest Roads 11 and 1170 and portions of Jefferson County Road 64. A few private residences closer to the blaze than the Perry South Campground have not been placed on any evacuation ...


  8. Jefferson County treasurer indicted on 36 fraud countsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 1 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Jefferson County Treasurer Deena Goss has been indicted on 36 counts of fraud following a state Department of Justice investigation into apparent check-altering and discrepancies in the county's books, the agency confirmed Friday.


  9. Idaho man asks police for a tasing, and officers oblige: Northwest headlinesRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 31 | The Oregonian

    ... teen boys were injured Wednesday after discovering and handling a device that exploded behind a granary in Jefferson County. One boy's left hand was severed, but he is expected to recover. The other boy suffered severe burns and was treated at a ...


  10. Madras man struck, killed walking on Hwy. 26Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 25 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... ng the investigation. Trooper Derreck Ellena is the lead investigator. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 and ODOT.


  11. Madras track coach arrested on sex abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 22 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    NewsChannel 21's Kandra Kent has reaction from Jefferson County District officials following the second sex-abuse scandal in just eight months.


  12. MHS track coach arrested on sex abuse charges involving student athleteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 22 | Portland Tribune

    ... and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor - a Class A misdemeanor. Bowerman was lodged in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, with security set at $17,500. She was scheduled to be arraigned in the Jefferson County Circuit Court ...


  13. Central Oregon's Best Unemployment Numbers Since 2008Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 21 | KBND-AM Bend

    ... years past." The seasonaly adjusted unemployment rates are 8.1 percent in Deschutes County, 9.4 percent in Jefferson County and 10.3 percent in Crook County.


  14. Sunday update on Bridge 99 Complex FiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2014 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... on the Deschutes National Forest. The Bear Butte 2 Fire is 7 miles northwest of the Bridge 99 Fire. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department has issued the following evacuation orders: All private lands along the Metolius River from Allen Springs ...


  15. COIDC Friday morning updateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2014 | KBND-AM Bend

    ... Allen Springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook (Metolius Arm) and Level 2 for Three Rivers Subdivision. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is managing the evacuations. Lower Bridge, Allen Springs, Pioneer Ford, Monty and Perry South campgrounds are ...


  16. Evacuations ordered as fires burn out of control in OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2014 | KVAL-TV Eugene

    ... evacuation notices as wildfires rage out of control across Oregon. In response to the Bridge 99 fire , the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department issued a Level III "GO" evacuation order for all private lands along the Metolius River from Allen ...


  17. Wildfires force more evacuations in central OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2014 | The Oregonian

    ... covering nearly 3,500 acres about 20 miles north of Sisters. After listening to the morning fire briefing, Jefferson County Jim Adkins, ordered residents along the Metolius River from the Allen Springs campground to Lake Billy Chinook to leave. He ...


  18. Lightning sparks dozens of Central Oregon firesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2014 | Portland Tribune

    ... natural vegetation, grew to about five to seven acres, according to Tom Jaca, assistant fire chief for the Jefferson County Fire District. The fire department responded to the fire with four engines, a command rig, and nine personnel, and was ...


  19. Oregon's huge increase in people living in high-poverty areas one of nation's most extreme, study findsRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2014 |

    ... up in high-poverty tracts in Multnomah, Marion and Lane counties as well as in more rural areas including Jefferson County and those on or near the Oregon coast. Life can be a struggle when you're poor, regardless of what neighborhood you live in. ...


  20. Stage 1 of CCC moved to west of BendRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2014 | Bend Bulletin

    Published Jul 14, 2014 at 04:26PM / Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 10:13PM Breaking down the stage: The prologue starts on Meeks Trail Road in Tetherow just off Skyline Ranch Road near Century Drive in southwest Bend.