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Airshow adds even more muscle

Navy Osprey added and will bolster a show already loaded with fantastic military aircraftThe Airshow of the Cascades will bring high fliers to the Madras skies in just 16 days and promises more thrilling displays than ever. "We will have the best airshow we have ever had," promises Rick Allen, the Airshow of the Cascades board member in charge of lining up acts for the show. The Army's top airshow team, the Golden Knights, a parachute exhibition, will appear the second year in a row, along with a U.S. Army Blackhawk and two U.S. Navy Osprey, that will...
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Madras Dragstrip crowns new royalty with King of the Track races

The local race track, which crowned its season-long champions last weekend, may be 'the best-kept secret in Oregon.' Another year, another coronation day for the top racers at Madras Dragstrip. This past weekend, Aug. 7-8, the local dragstrip held its King of the Track races. These races determined the season-long winner in each division, based on total points earned at the track in Madras. Corey Seekins and his No. 6052 Chevy won King of the Track out of the Pro division, Suzie Uppendahl and her Super Pro No. U601 Mustang took home Queen of the Track honors and Shahalie Peters...

ODF still plans Redmond meeting tonight on controversial wildfire risk map, despite its withdrawal

The Oregon Department of Forestry is holding a community meeting this evening at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds on its controversial state wildfire risk map, despite the agency's recent decision to withdraw and revise the map. The post ODF still plans Redmond meeting tonight on controversial wildfire risk map, despite its withdrawal appeared first on KTVZ.

Understanding Intimacy: Frustrated in Redmond

We've been married for over 10 years and we're best friends. But these days, I can't get my partner to give me any touch at all. My relationship has been hanging by a thread for quite a while now, but these days I'm almost ready to call it quits. We've been married for over 10 years and we're best friends. In the past, we were loving and affectionate. But these days, I can't get my partner to give me any touch at all. This is hard for me because physical touch is my love language. I see people all over town who look like they're in love. In our marriage, there's no hand holding or any other kind of personal touch anymore—not when we're out for a walk, not even when we're home alone. I know we've been under a lot of stress since COVID and that a real vacation would help, but that's just not in the budget right now. What do you suggest?

Madras High appoints new assistant principal

Kurt Taylor, former football coach, to take on administration position at MHS Madras High School has filled its assistant principal position with former football coach and dean of students Kurt Taylor stepping into the role. Taylor stepped down after seven years as the MHS head football coach last April and announced he would be transitioning into the dean of students role. When former assistant principal Mark Stewart announced he was retiring at the end of the year, Taylor put in for the position. "That really was the goal in the long term," shared Taylor, who has been working...

Controversial Former Principal Joins School Board

On July 27 the Redmond School Board appointed Alice DeWittie to serve the remainder of Jill Cumming's terms after she resigned, citing personal reasons. DeWittie and four other finalists had been whittled down from a list of 24 applicants. DeWittie is a former principal of Summit High School, departing in...

Profiting from cattle operation is tough as ever

Cost to raise the cattle far outpace the prices for producers across the region Eleven o'clock Monday morning at the Central Oregon Livestock Auction and to the uninitiated the auctioneer's cattle rattle sounds like a buzzing swarm of bees. "That was $2,200 he just rattled off there," said cattleman John Johnson. "When that's your money you quickly learn to understand what he's saying." Johnson and his wife, Tracy, run cattle half the year in Klamath Marsh, north of Klamath Falls, and the other six months on a ranch near Shaniko. He comes regularly to the Madras auction yard. "This is a...

High school sports: Fall practices open Aug. 15 in Madras, Culver

High school sports are nearly back. Make sure you have all the fees, forms and physicals you need in order to play ball!Believe it or not, it's almost time for high school sports to start up again. The first official practices of the 2022 fall season begin Monday, Aug. 15, for football, volleyball, soccer and cross country. In order to get on the field, each student-athlete must be sure to get their fees, forms and physicals in order before taking the field. For prospective athletes at Madras High School, the school's athletics website has links to all the necessary forms...

Bend-Redmond median home prices still close to record levels; inventory, days on market grow a bit

A two-month supply of housing stock as seen in the Bend-Redmond area last month might not sound like a lot, but it’s the highest level in two years, appraiser Donnie Montagner reported in the July Beacon Report out Tuesday. The post Bend-Redmond median home prices still close to record levels; inventory, days on market grow a bit appeared first on KTVZ.

In 1922 - Fire destroys Concrete Pipe plant

50 years ago-Culver annexes 160 acres for housing, 25 years ago-brush fire near Pelton Dam 100 YEARS AGO August 10, 1922 Fire, of probable incendiary origin, last Saturday night destroyed the plant of the Concrete Pipe Company at Bend, the company who recently made a contract with the city of Madras for the relaying of the water main from the city reservoir to the north corner of the R.T. Olson residence property on Main Street. The building and a great deal of its contents and machinery, valued at $22,000, was destroyed. $5,000 in insurance was carried. By telephone Sunday afternoon...

Swimmer Dies Near Terrebonne

TERREBONNE, OR -- The body of a 37-year-old from Prineville was found in the Deschutes River near Terrebonne, over the weekend. A friend reported the person missing Saturday night. The two had been swimming near Lower Bridge Way, but the friend left for an errand and when he returned, the...

Ed Fitch Announces Candidacy for Redmond Mayor

Here is the announcement that was sent to the media:. “Today I am honored to announce officially my candidacy for the office of Mayor of the City of Redmond. “I am confident my previous experience as Mayor coupled with my current role as a City Councilor as well as 40 years in private business will provide the leadership needed to help the next City Council move forward together. The next Council will be comprised of a team where a majority of the council will have two years or less experience. Having a veteran elected official such as myself will be important as we navigate the issues that lie ahead.

Heart of Oregon Corps set for major Redmond campus expansion

The organization received $2 million from the state, and can now move ahead with its expansion plans in Redmond. KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation. Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here. If...

KWSO News for Wed., Aug. 10, 2022

In Warm Springs, a plaque was unveiled last week in honor of Jim Manion, who transitioned earlier this year from the GM of the Warm Springs Water & Power Enterprises to retiring to being voted into the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Council. The plaque was a collaboration from the Warm Springs Tribes and Portland General Electric and is located at a viewpoint overlooking the Reregulating Reservoir honoring Jim Manion’s service to the river, fish and wildlife and power generation in the region. The unveiling took place last week, with leaders from both PGE and the Tribes in attendance. Visitors can stop by to see the plaque at a pullout on Pelton Dam Road.