Brutal assault gets Warm Springs man prison time
A Warm Springs, Oregon man was sentenced to federal prison Thursday, Nov. 30, for assaulting his girlfriend and leaving her lying injured in the driveway of her home on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Maron Brent Graybael, Jr., 38, was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release. According to court documents, on May 16, 2023, Graybael Jr. became angry at his girlfriend, grabbed her by...
Police Conduct and Public Trust: A Close Look at Prineville's Recent Events and Broader Implications
Prineville, Oregon, recently witnessed two significant incidents that have sparked concern among its residents. The first was the high-speed DUI arrest of 21-year-old James Edward Kenney. After a dangerous chase, Kenney was apprehended by the local sheriff's deputy and now faces multiple charges, including felony evasion and DUII. This event has put a spotlight on road safety and law enforcement's response to traffic violations within the community.
Weekly Safety Report: DUII Arrest and Investigation into Prineville Police Chief and Captain
Two incidents occurred in Prineville, Oregon this week. In the first incident, a 21-year-old man was arrested for DUII and eluding police after speeding through an intersection and leading a deputy on a brief pursuit. The second incident involves an investigation into the Prineville Police Chief and Captain, who were placed on paid non-disciplinary leave four months ago. The investigation has concluded, but the city officials have not released the results yet.
Weekly Safety Report: Bomb Threat, Assault, and Car Thefts Impact Jefferson County, Oregon
This week in Jefferson County, Oregon, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a bomb threat at Madras High School, a domestic assault case resulting in a Warm Springs man being sentenced to federal prison, and a series of car thefts in Madras.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in prineville, OR
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to prineville..
The Elusive Treasure of Ashwood: Dr. Ashby's Hidden Gold
The quaint town of Ashwood, once a bustling hub during the Western mining boom, now harbors a more silent, yet equally thrilling allure with its legends of concealed treasures. The Oregon King vein's discovery in 1898 spurred a period of prosperity, but Ashwood's fame soon dwindled, leaving behind stories of hidden wealth, including that of Dr. Ashby's secret Civil War-era gold stash, rumored to be buried on his estate in Coryell County. Despite numerous attempts to unearth it, the treasure remains elusive, its legend perpetually enticing treasure hunters and feeding Ashwood's mystique.
Warm Springs Tribes, PGE, officials gather at Pelton Round Butte Hydro Project to begin major transmission upgrade
MADRAS, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon and Portland General Electric hosted Tribal, utility, national and state energy leaders at the Pelton Round Butte Hydropower Project in Madras Friday to celebrate the launch of their partnership to complete a major transmission upgrade in Oregon. In October, CTWS was selected to The post Warm Springs Tribes, PGE, officials gather at Pelton Round Butte Hydro Project to begin major transmission upgrade appeared first on KTVZ.
Restoration Efforts on Warm Springs Riverbank After Devastating Fire
Explore the journey of restoring the Warm Springs riverbank, eight years after a devastating fire. Discover the challenges faced, the partnerships formed, and the hope for a greener future. Witness the blessing by a tribal elder and the commitment to bring back the river's natural habitat.
Bomb Threat at Madras High School Leads to Lockdown and Evacuation; School Deemed Safe
• Madras High School in Oregon received a bomb threat, prompting a lockdown and evacuation of all students. • Law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, responded to the threat and searched the school.
Persistent Rain and Snow Expected in Central Oregon with Gusty Winds
Get the latest on Central Oregon's weather with chief meteorologist John Carroll. Expect a persistent pattern of precipitation with rain showers and snow. Unpleasant conditions with gusty winds and temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. Stay updated with the 7-day outlook.
Farmers and ranchers must vote by Monday in Jefferson County
Jefferson County farmers and ranchers have until Monday Dec. 4 to submit or mail their ballots in the Farm Service Agency county committee elections. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the Jefferson County FSA office or postmarked by Dec. 4, 2023. “FSA county committee members provide valuable knowledge and judgment as decisions are made about the services we provide, including disaster and safety-net programs,” said CED, Amanda Smith,...
Madras High seniors look at clean-energy careers through Green Ladders program
Madras High School seniors have been learning about working in the clean-energy sector through the Green Ladders program, which is organized by the climate-activism organization 350Deschutes. Through classes, lectures and trade fairs, organizers hope to share career opportunities with youth who may have not had any idea that they existed.
‘They need to be loved’: Prineville woman makes, donates nearly 1,000 pet blankets
A Prineville woman whose painful childhood memories led her to make nearly 1,000 pet blankets for area shelters over the past few years is moving on to other creative pursuits, but Janet Miller will never stop expressing her love for cats and dogs who she says need it so badly. The post ‘They need to be loved’: Prineville woman makes, donates nearly 1,000 pet blankets appeared first on KTVZ.
10 most expensive homes sold in central Oregon, Nov. 20-26
A house in Bend that sold for $1.5 million tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales in central Oregon in the past week. In total, 26 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $648,827, $390 per square foot.
Winter sports begin; Crook County Tip-Off Classic underway in Prineville
Winter sports are getting underway, with several tournaments around the High Desert and state. NewsChannel 21's Dylan Anderman was in Prineville Friday for the opening of the Crook County Tip-Off Classic, as the 1A Trinity Lutheran girls took on the 5A Bend Lava Bears.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.47 and $4.15 in Madras as of 2023-12-01. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
KWSO Calendar for Fri., Dec. 1, 2023
Warm Springs WIC is inviting folks to take part in new surveys for participants and community members. If you are visiting the health and wellness center for any reason, stop by Community Health to take the WIC survey and receive a complimentary canvas tote bag. The Madras Holiday Market at...
Wintry Weather Hits Central Oregon with Series of Storms
Get the latest on the wintry weather taking over Central Oregon from chief meteorologist John Carroll. Expect a series of storms, significant snowfall, and high winds. Learn about the winter weather advisory and storm warning, and get tips for navigating these challenging conditions.
Investigation into Prineville Police Chief and Captain Concludes, City Officials Remain Silent on Report
Investigation into Prineville's Police Chief and Captain concludes, but city officials remain silent on the report. Both were placed on non-disciplinary administrative leave four months ago. The city promises to discuss the report as soon as possible. Find out more in this news update.
Crook County Tip-Off Classic Begins: Exciting Start to Winter Athletics Season in Central Oregon
Experience the excitement of the Crook County Tip-Off Classic as the basketball season kicks off in Central Oregon. Witness the thrilling David versus Goliath matchup between the 1A Trinity Lutheran Saints and the 5A Benh High Lava Bears. Who will emerge victorious?