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The Pamplin Media Group has purchased the Madras Pioneer newspaper -and five other Oregon newspapers according to "Wweek.com." (Willamette Weekly)

 

Pamplin Newspaper Division President Mark Garber says it was a great move for them and shows their confidence in community journalism. 

 

The media group, that also publishes the Portland Tribune is in an ongoing media battle with The Oregonian for readers, and with this purchase brings their newspapers to 24.

 

The Madras Pioneer was previously owned by Eagle Newspapers Incorporated, who also owns the Central Oregonian in Prineville.

 

Pamplin also purchased from Eagle newspapers, the Canby Herald, The Newberg Graphic, the Molalla Pioneer, the Wilsonville Spokesman and the Woodburn Independent.

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Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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