Jefferson County Newswire

Jefferson County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Jefferson County, OR.

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  1. The Controversial Metolian Resort May Get New Life - On the Coast: UpdatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Willamette Week

    Updated at 12:15 pm with comments from Rep. Brian Clem and a map of possible resort locations in Clatsop County. Five years ago, lawmakers and Gov. Ted Kulongoski teamed up to protect the Metolius River basin in Jefferson and Deschutes counties, slapping a novel environmental protection on the pristine river that blocked a developers from building projects, including a proposed resort called The Metolian.

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  2. Health officials lift toxic blue-green algae alert for Lake Billy ChinookRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Oregonian

    The Oregon Health Authority lifted a health advisory for Lake Billy Chinook Reservoir, located 26 miles southwest of Madras in Jefferson County.

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  3. State lifts algae health alert for Lake Billy ChinookRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    for Lake Billy Chinook, 26 miles southwest of Madras in Jefferson County. Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of blue-green algae toxins are well below guideline values for human exposure, officials said. However, the agency said it still ...

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  4. Court denies 'emergency relief' in minimum wage legal battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Business Journal

    ... ties sued the city earlier this year, claiming that only state government could raise the minimum wage. But Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman Monday ruled in favor of Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government .

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  5. Fireworks-caused Round Butte fire sparks familiar debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... of fireworks to people under the age of 18. Several engine crews and more than 20 firefighters from BLM and Jefferson County Fire District responded to the Round Butte fire. "It's hard to chase lighting storms and at the same time pick up all the ...

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  6. Madras Man Arrested After CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | KBND-AM Bend

    A Madras man allegedly led Jefferson County deputies on a high speed chase, late Saturday night. According to the Sheriff's office, Forest Ortiz took off in his pickup after a deputy tried to pull him over for a traffic violation in Madras.

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  7. Health advisory issued for algae bloom in Jefferson County lakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Oregonian

    Officials found blue-green algae and the toxins they produce, which can be harmful to people and animals. Touching or inhaling the water should be avoided, officials said, and drinking the water is especially dangerous.

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  8. Algae health alert issued for Lake Billy ChinookRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory Thursday for Lake Billy Chinook A health advisory is being issued today for Lake Billy Chinook due to high levels of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce. "These toxin concentrations can be harmful to humans and animals," said the announcement for the lake, 26 miles southwest of Madras in Jefferson County.

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  9. Decision on minimum wage lawsuit expected soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | Business Journal

    Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman is expected to rule soon on whether Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government legally can increase its minimum wage limit. The Kentucky Restaurant Association , Kentucky Retail Federation and Packaging Unlimited LLC filed a lawsuit in February against Metro Government, alleging that only the state legislature had the power to raise the minimum wage, as Business First reported at the time .

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  10. Fireworks to go on sale Tuesday; caution urgedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 20 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Next Tuesday opens the season for fireworks sales in Oregon, and Jefferson County officials are among the first to plead that purchasers and users "Keep it Safe, Keep it Legal." The Office of State Fire Marshal has issued more than 740 retail fireworks permits, and 131 display permits, officials said.

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  11. Jefferson County Joins Drought ListRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | KBND-AM Bend

    Jefferson County joins Crook and Deschutes counties with an official drought declaration from Governor Kate Brown. With the addition of Coos, Douglas, Gilliam and Jefferson counties on Friday, more than half the state has received drought emergency status.

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  12. Long-time Madras HS teacher killed in Hwy. 26 crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 5 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... factor" in the crash, which closed the highway for about five hours while an investigation was conducted. Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Rick Molitor wrote a letter to the community about the tragic crash that claimed the life of "a true ...

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  13. Two former Bend HS principals named to Madras HS postsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 3 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The Jefferson County School District said Wednesday it will welcome three new leaders to the administrative team this coming fall -- and at least two of the names should be familiar to Central Oregonians. Mark J. Neffendorf has been appointed Madras High School's new principal, with HD Weddel to join Nate Tyler as one of the high schools two vice principals.

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  14. Jefferson Co. Could Ask for Drought DeclarationRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 3 | KBND-AM Bend

    Jefferson County plans to ask the state for a drought declaration, following similar declarations given to Crook and Deschutes counties. County Commissioner Mike Ahern tells KBND the board heard from those most impacted by dry conditions at their last meeting.

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  15. Woman Arrested for Madras StabbingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 3 | KBND-AM Bend

    A Culver woman has been arrested in connection with Monday's stabbing at a Madras motel. Madras police arrested 47-year-old Laura Patricia Alvarez on unrelated charges, and Jefferson County investigators say she confessed to the stabbing. 1 comment

  16. Poultry plucked from Deschutes County FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The decision to pluck the birds from the fair comes in the wake of the widespread and devastating avian bird flu that has rocked the nation -- according to U.S.A. Today, an estimated 45 million birds in 15 states have died -- leading to billions of dollars in economic loss. "I was speechless," said Redmond High FFA member Kaleb Walker, who shows turkeys.

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  17. Jefferson County Authorities are Investigating a Stabbing at a Madras MotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | KBND-AM Bend

    "We got a 9-1-1 call from the motel. They found the victim in a room, so the ambulance and my deputies found him in the room." Wolf has been flown to Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland for treatment where he is in serious, but stable condition.

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  18. Local Alert Weather - Monday PMRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A 48-year-old Madras man was found stabbed several times Monday morning in a downtown Madras motel and later flown to a Portland hospital as detectives began working to identify a suspect, Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said.

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  19. Man found stabbed repeatedly in Madras motel roomRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Juniper Motel manager reports finding herself in a 'bloody crime scene' where a man was stabbed several times in a room at the Madras motel early Monday A man was found stabbed several times Monday morning in a downtown Madras motel and flown to a Portland hospital as detectives began working to identify a suspect, Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said. Adkins told NewsChannel 21 they had not yet confirmed the identity of the man, who was found by Juniper Motel staff in a room around 6 a.m. with life-threatening stab wounds.

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

    May 28, 2015 | 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 ...

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