Jefferson County Newswire

Jefferson County Newswire

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  1. Pacific Power tackles small outage in SW BendRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... Madras outage began shortly after 3 p.m. and darkened homes, stores and traffic signals across much of the Jefferson County community. Repair crews had the power back on around 3:35 p.m., said utility spokesman Ry Schwark. "The wind caused a ...


  2. Wind knocks out power in Madras for half-hourRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A wind-related problem knocked out power for about 2,400 Madras-area Pacific Power customers for about a half-hour Thursday afternoon, officials said. The outage began shortly after 3 p.m. and darkened homes, stores and traffic signals across the Jefferson County community.


  3. Deschutes Co Unemployment at Pre-Recession LevelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KBND-AM Bend

    ... In fact, no industry lost jobs over the last year in Deschutes County, so it really is widespread growth." Jefferson County's April unemployment rate was also encouraging. With the addition of 170 jobs last month, the rate fell .6%. Runberg says, ...


  4. Madras man killed in Highway 26 rollover crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... reason, the Blazer drifted across the highway and rolled on the eastbound shoulder. OSP was assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and Jefferson County EMS. The crash and investigation blocked the road briefly, then one lane for an ...


  5. Decision 2015: Bend Park Board chairman loses seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... and a money measure. A lack of statewide races or measures no doubt played a part in the lower turnout. Jefferson County had the highest mail-ballot return rate, at about 28 percent, followed by Crook County at 23 percent and Deschutes County at ...


  6. Other Views: Vaccine rate improvesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | The Ashland Daily Tidings

    ... highest opt-out rate for kindergarteners in the country at 7 percent. Crook County's rate was 2.7 percent. Jefferson County's rate was 1 percent. Deschutes County had the worst rate in Central Oregon at 8.3 percent. Part of the reason for the drop ...


  7. Marion County Sheriff's Office promotes 10-year veteran to lieutenantRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 |

    ... Before he joined Marion County, Baldridge was a police officer for the city of Stayton and a deputy in Jefferson County. After the ceremony, Myers spoke about the new lieutenant's work with the Community Resource Unit. Baldridge has grown programs, ...


  8. Marine Academy hits the lake to learn what it takesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has been hosting a Marine Law Enforcement Academy for new marine patrols from around the state, and their final "classroom" came Wednesday on the waters of Lake Billy Chinook. A total of 28 students from 13 counties, including Oregon State Police, were in their second week of training.


  9. Gobble remembered as Fairfield iconRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... adding that the Gobbles had a long history of business ownership here in Fairfield. "They've had ties to Jefferson County since the 1850s," Shafer said. "They were a business presence in the community." Thomas Gobble, Lee's grea-grandfather opened ...


  10. Police hit the water in MadrasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    New marine patrol deputies and troopers from around Oregon are learning the ropes in an annual academy in Jefferson County, including a dip in a Madras pool and upcoming visit to Lake Billy Chinook


  11. Tower Foundaton's shows for students have big impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... one educational matinee at the theatre, and presented seven school assemblies in the Bend La-Pine School, Jefferson County, and Culver School Districts. In addition, Tower staff members mentored 13 students from Summit High School's stagecraft class ...


  12. CRR man arrested in shots-fired disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A 24-year-old Crooked River Ranch resident was arrested Monday afternoon after police were called out on a shooting report and learned three shots had been fired, but no one was injured, Jefferson County sheriff's deputies said. The sheriff's office responded around 1:30 p.m. to a report of shots fired in the 12000 block of Peninsula Avenue, on the north end of the large subdivision that straddles the Deschutes-Jefferson county line, said sheriff's Capt.


  13. C.O. job growth slows; jobless rates still fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... from 8.1 percent in February. The rate was 9.8 percent this time last year. Although employment levels in Jefferson County remain up from last year, the pace of job growth is slowing. The county added 210 jobs from last March (+3.7%). Manufacturing ...


  14. Five Finalists Named For Sky View MS PrincipalRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | KBND-AM Bend

    ... the school for four years. Prior to that, she was assistant principal at MHS for five years. Most recently, Jefferson County 509J officials announced Braman-Smith would be transferred to the Warm Springs K-8 Academy when that school's principal ...


  15. Jefferson County SO hosts Marine Law Enforcement AcademyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    , newly recruited marine deputies and troopers from around the state will converge in Jefferson County for the Marine Board's annual Marine Law Enforcement Academy. Students will learn marine laws, boat handling in motorized and non-motorized boats, ...


  16. Culver infant boy dies; officials investigatngRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A 3-month-old Culver boy stopped breathing and died early Monday, despite medics' efforts to save him, and authorities said the grieving family was cooperating in the investigation. Jefferson County EMS and fire medics were dispatched around 5:50 a.m. to an unidentified address in Culver regarding a 3-month-old infant who was not breathing, said sheriff's Capt.


  17. Braman-Smith finalist for principal job in BendRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Sarah Braman-Smith, whose ouster as Madras High principal has sparked controversy in Jefferson County, is one of five finalists for the Sky View Middle School principal's position in Bend, officials said Monday. The Jefferson County 509-J SD board last week reaffirmed its decision to move Braman-Smith from her Madras principal's role, saying they wanted to move her to lead the new Warm Springs K-8 Academy.


  18. Audio Obtained by News 3 Contradicts Mayor's Statement to AG's OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | WSIL

    An audio recording unearthed at a Jefferson County radio station and provided to News 3 directly contradicts what Mayor Mary Jane Chesley told the Illinois Attorney General's Office. At issue is whether she created a committee comprised of two councilmen to negotiate the potential sale of the city's water and sewer systems.


  19. JeffCo School Board sticks to principal's reassignmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The Jefferson County School Board, faced with a loud outcry Tuesday night over the removal of Madras High School Principal Sarah Braman-Smith, stuck to its decision to reassign her to serve as principal for the new Warm Springs K-8 Academy. The decision was confirmed following public and board member comments made at Tuesday night's school board meeting.


  20. Supporters of ousted Madras HS principal plan protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... its mistake and have the integrity to respect the voice of the community." A group calling itself "Jefferson County Supports Positive Change" said it is made up of "teachers, students, and community members who expect the school board to act in ...