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LATEST NEWS 14Jul Special Road District CRR/SRD REGULAR MEETING 7/14/21, 5:13 PM CRR/SRD REGULAR MEETING Meeting started at 10:00 AM and ended at about 10:35 AM. Ranch VP Bill Burt in attendance Outgoing…

$6.00/HOUR-MEETING NOTICE

04/16/24, 3:03 PM $6.00/HOUR MEETING NOTICE The Special Road District (SRD) is holding their first Budget Committee Meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Juniper Room. NEW DEVELOPMENT? According to SRD Chairman Lynn Breeden, the Ranch Association is charging the SRD-taxpayers, $6.00 per hour to utilize the Juniper Room tonight. Breeden asked rhetorically, “what’s next, […]

“SIX OUT OF SEVEN”

04/14/24, 1:07 PM “SIX OUT OF SEVEN” MEET & GREET REPORT Last night’s MEET & GREET for the Jefferson County Commissioner Candidates, hosted by Over the Edge Tap House, was well attended and a success. . Six of the seven candidates attended the event and only candidate/resident Ara Erdekian was absent. . Public officials in […]

“CONDEMN & EVICT”

04/12/24, 11:26 AM “CONDEMN & EVICT” Last February, Ranch Matters (RM) published a couple of reports related to CC&R Committee Chairperson Stephanie Proffitt’s ultimatum to Ranch resident Roxanne to clean up her property. She threatened a “$500.00” fine that included a narrow window of compliance. . RELATED: “WIDOWS BEWARE” & “WALK THE WALK” . UPDATE […]

MEET THE CANDIDATES

04/11/24, 12:49 AM . MEET THE CANDIDATES .   Jefferson County Commissioner Position # 3 Candidates will be attending a MEET & GREET on Crooked River Ranch, Saturday, April 13 at Over the Edge Tap House from 4 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Live Music at 6:00 p.m. ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC  JOHN STEVENS & […]

MORE CASH FOR TRASH

04/10/24, 7:17 PM . MORE CASH FOR TRASH At today’s Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Dave Jones, owner, Crooked River Sanitary, submitted a letter requesting a rate increase. The Board of Commissioners decided that a Public Meeting Should be held later, allowing for public input. . VIDEO ATTACHED . Dave Jones, Statement: “Crooked River […]

SRD REGULAR MEETING REPORT

04/09/24, 12:49 PM . . APRIL’S CRR/SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) REGULAR MEETING REPORT   . “HOW DARE SHE TRY TO TELL US HOW IN THE HELL TO DO THINGS” . Monday night’s (04/01/24), SRD MEETING was called to order by SRD Chairman Lynn Breeden about 6:00 p.m. and ended at approximately 8:00 p.m. After Flag […]

STUMPING ON CRR

4/5/24, 11:50 AM STUMPING ON CRR   You’ve probably see their campaign signs peppered throughout the Ranch and County. Their names, position they’re seeking and campaign slogans. At last Monday night’s (04/01/24), CRR Special Road District (SRD) meeting, Ranch residents had another opportunity to tie the name-Brandie McNamee to a face. As reported, Ms. McNamee, […]

SWORN IN

04/03/24, 12:15 PM SWORN IN “I, Mike Wilcox, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Oregon. I will faithfully and honorably discharge the duties of the Crooked River Ranch Special Road District, Position # 1, to the best of my […]

SRD REGULAR MEETING TONIGHT,

04/01/24, 1:55 PM REMINDER SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) REGULAR MEETING TONIGHT, 04/01/24, AT 6:00 PM IN THE JUNIPER ROOM AGENDA ATTACHED ********************************* RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC   JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

“DICTATOR or DIRECTOR?”

03/31/24, 9:45 PM “DICTATOR or DIRECTOR?” . Ranch President Kari Vickery emailed Special Road District (SRD) Director Ed Thompson the following email on 3/28/24: . “Thank you for sending the meeting minutes to Judy. unfortunately, I feel there are several items that are incorrect or misrepresented. The goal of this meeting was to come together […]

BOD WORK SESSION TOMORROW,

03/31/24, 12:50 PM REMINDER   CRR/BOD WORK SESSION MEETING TOMORROW, 04/01/24, AT 10:00 AM   In Person-Juniper Room via ZOOM   Meeting ID: 823 8611 8885 Passcode: 894290 AGENDA ATTACHED   ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND  

HE HAS RISEN

03/31/24, 1:30 AM . HE HAS RISEN . Today, Christians worldwide celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection and presidents typically issue a traditional commemorative message. . President Joseph R. Biden JR’s commemorative message: “A PROCLAMATION ON TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY, 2024” . His proclamation in part reads: . “On Transgender Day of Visibility, we honor the extraordinary […]

“D’ja’ Vu”

03/29/24, 2:40 PM . “D’ja’ Vu” . “…Despite the creation of the District, the Association has been improperly performing ‘maintenance’ and other work, including destructive and invasive work, on the roads within the District. Such work interferes with the District’s ability to perform its road maintenance and improvement responsibilities. Despite the demand, the Association has […]

“IT IS FINISHED”

03/29/24, 10:39 AM “IT IS FINISHED” Good Friday-2024 Thank you JESUS! ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

SRD BOD MEETING MINUTES

03/27/2024, 11:31 AM . SRD BOD MEETING MINUTES (NO HOA BOD MEETING MINUTES?) CRR/SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) “HOA BOD/SRD BOD (03/12/24) MEETING” . The SRD, after being summoned by Ranch Manager Judy Lapora, held a joint meeting on 03/12/2024, in the Juniper Room. Judy’s meeting was promoted as a joint “HOA BOD/SRD BOD MEETING” and […]

RODEO RERUN?

03/26/24, 3:35 PM RODEO RERUN? . “DEVASTATED WHEN WE LOST THE LAST ONE” . At last Monday’s (03/18/24) HOA/CRR Regular Board of Directors meeting, resident Jeremy addressed the Board regarding resurrecting the rodeo. Jeremy conveyed his thoughts and research relevant to holding a rodeo event on the Ranch that included identifying the promoter, the same […]

PRESS LOG – JCSO

03/25/24, 11:29 AM PRESS LOG Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (03/18/24-03/24/24) ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC  JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

Seth Taylor for Commissioner

Hello everyone, My name is Seth Taylor and I am running for Jefferson County Commissioner. I’ve been posting a few things about my campaign on Facebook, I’d love it if you’d take a look! I’m trying to get out to as many events as possible so I can meet everyone and answer any questions you […]

WELCOME TO RANCH MATTERS
WELCOME TO RANCH MATTERS NEWS SERVICE UPDATED WEB SITE You are invited to check out all of our investigative stories that are archived at Ranch Matters CRR Investigative News Service.   STORIES BY…
“POWER BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE”

03/21/24, 1:33 PM “POWER BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE” Tuesday, (03/19/24), Ranch Matters (RM) published the report “INVESTIGATION NEEDED”regarding former Special Road District (SRD) Director Dale Wiley calling for an investigation of the SRD due in part, over all of the “Red Flags” he encountered and interference he faced from various Ranch officials. . Current SRD […]

“INVESTIGATION NEEDED”

03/19/2024, 11:38 AM . “INVESTIGATION NEEDED” . . Former Special Road District (SRD) Director Dale Wiley is calling for an investigation of the SRD. According to Mr. Wiley, who was actually elected and not appointed the position last year, an “Investigation Is Needed” of the SRD because of all of the “Red Flags” he encountered. […]

REMINDER CRR/BOD MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT

03/17/24, 5:27 PM REMINDER CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT, 03/18/24, AT 6:00 PM IN PERSON-Juniper Room & via ZOOM Meeting ID: 883 2108 5195 Passcode: 603346 AGENDA ATTACHED ***Note: Agenda does not reflect or mention the special “HOA BOD/SRD BOD MEETING” held last Tuesday, 03/12/24? ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

Brandie McNamee for For JEFFCO Commissioner

03/16/24, 1:14 PM . “EXPERIENCED, TRUSTED & CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE” Brandie McNamee for For Jefferson County Commissioner video 1 The race is on for Jefferson County Commissioner Position # 3 and Brandie McNamee is one of seven contenders vying for Commissioner Wayne Fording’s seat on the Board. Ms. McNamee, an Antelope resident, spoke briefly […]

SUMMONED

03/13/2024, 1:01 PM SUMMONED . Yesterday’s (03/12/24), the Special Road District (SRD) Directors held a “HOA BOD/SRD BOD Meeting” after being summoned by Ranch Manager Judy Lapora. . Interestingly, Manager Lapora stated: “It’s not a Board meeting though, it’s just a…” . NOT A HOA BOD MEETING? . Lapora’s “Invitation Only” email to SRD Chairman […]

JEFFCO BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING

03/13/2024, 8:10 AM REMINDER THE JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL BE MEETING ON THE RANCH TONIGHT, 03/13/24, AT 6:00 PM IN THE JUNIPER ROOM. Great opportunity to meet your elected officials, ask questions and voice your concerns. ************************* RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

“INVITATION ONLY MEETING”?

03/11/24, 7:42 PM . “INVITATION ONLY MEETING”? . At 12:54 PM today (03/11/24), Ranch Matters published: . “SPECIAL HOA BOD/SRD MEETING TOMORROW” . Special Road District (SRD) Chairman Lynn Breeden stated: . “THIS IS A PUBLIC MEETING AND I’M INVITING ALL OF THE HOMEOWNERS TO ATTEND.” . Interestingly, also at 12:54 PM, SRD Chairman Breeden […]

“VIOLATED YOUR DUTIES AS DIRECTORS…”

03/11/24, 6:01 PM “VIOLATED YOUR DUTIES AS DIRECTORS…” . On March 8, 2024, Redmond attorney Andrew Fitch from the law firm FITCH & NEARY, wrote the Crooked River Ranch Board of Directors the attached ORS 94.630 NOTICE. . EXCERPT . ” This constitutes formal notice pursuant to ORS 94.630(4) of claims asserted by Ranch Matters […]

JCSO Press Release: **Airplane Crash

3/11/24 Jefferson County Oregon Sheriff’s Office PRESS RELEASE   **Airplane crash 5.5 miles Southeast of Madras.** . On Sunday, 3/10/2024 at around 7:40 pm, the Frontier Regional 911 Center received a report that a plane had crashed in a remote area, 5.5 miles SE of Madras in Jefferson County, Oregon. . The Jefferson County Sheriff’s […]

SPECIAL HOA BOD/SRD BOD MEETING TOMORROW

03/11/24, 12:54 PM SPECIAL HOA BOD/SRD BOD MEETING TOMORROW . Special Road District (SRD) Directors and the Crooked River Ranch (CRR) Board of Directors (BOD) will be holding a joint meeting tomorrow, 3/12/24, at 1:00 p.m. in the Juniper Room. According to SRD Chairman Lynn Breeden, Ranch Manager Judy Lapora asked for the meeting.   […]

BREAKING: PLANE CRASH NEAR ASHWOOD

3/10/24 9:30 PM BREAKING: PLANE CRASH NEAR Ashwood, Oregon RM has learned that Jefferson County Sheriffs Deputies and Emergency Crews  are on the scene of a small plane crash in a rugged area near the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution. file photo . Limited Details at this time. ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & […]

SPRING FORWARD

03/09/2024   11:10 PM SPRING FORWARD Remember to adjust your clocks FORWARD 1 hour this Sunday, 03/10/24, 2:00 a.m. ******************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

COMMISSIONER COMPETITION 2024

03/08/2024, 1:23 PM COMMISSIONER COMPETITION 2024   . THE RACE IS ON . Last November Ranch Matters (RM) reported that Ranch Director Ara Erdekian announced his intentions to challenge Jefferson County Commissioner Wayne Fording in the upcoming 2024 May Primaries. At that time Fording told RM he planned on campaigning for re-election, but has since […]

SIDE BAR

03/07/2024, 12:07 PM SIDE BAR   At last Monday’s (03/05/24), CRR/BOD Work Session Meeting, the Directors discussed the FY2024-2025 budget that included Raising the Association Dues by $20.00. . Additionally, and primarily thanks to Director Ara Erdekian, the Directors further discussed increasing the Title Transfer Fees to help cover salaries for the Admin Staff.   […]

(SRD) REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

03/08/2024, 10:19 AM CRR/SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) REGULAR MEETING MEETING MINUTES SRD Directors met Monday, 03/04/24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Juniper Room-Meeting Minutes Attached. *Resident Mike Soprakoff’s NEW APRON’S discussion Video Snippet Attached RELATED: “IT’S MY MEETING” ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

“IT’S MY MEETING”

03/06/2024, 5:59 PM “IT’S MY MEETING” CRR/SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) REGULAR MEETING   Monday night’s (03/04/24), SRD Meeting was called to Order by Chairman Lynn Breeden at 6:00 p.m. Meeting concluded about 7:45 p.m. After Flag Salute, ROLL CALL was held and all Directors present-Chairman Lynn Breeden and Ed Thompson. CRR Road Supervisor Jordan Jones […]

PRESS LOG- JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

03/05/2024, 8:59 AM PRESS LOG Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (02/26/24-03/03/24) ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND  

“MAN UP”

03/03/2024, 3:10 PM . “MAN UP” . At the February 19, 2024, Regular Board Meeting, Special Road District (SRD) Director/Chair, Lynn Breeden addressed the Board. Breeden tried to explain to the Board some of the informational road blocks he has encountered since his appointment. Additionally he was looking for governing policies and procedures related to […]

CRR/BOD WORK SESSION- REMINDER

03/03/2024, 10:17 AM REMINDER CRR/BOD WORK SESSION MEETING TOMORROW, 3/4/24, AT 10:00 AM . IN PERSON-Juniper Room   .  VIA ZOOM Meeting ID: 823 0457 0102 Passcode: 443037 . MEETING WORK PACKET ATTACHED-INCLUDING THE 3/18, REGULAR MEETING AGENDA Note: 3/18 Agenda, listed under NEW BUSINESS: “Resignation of Secretary (Mike) Dries” RELATED: DRIES FLIES, ANOTHER RESIGNATION?, […]

PRESS RELEASE: GOV’T SHUTDOWN & VA BENEFITS

02/29/2024, 11:13 AM PRESS RELEASE   FROM: Jefferson County (JC) Laura Moore, Lead Veteran’s Service Officer RE: GOV’T SHUTDOWN & VA BENEFITS . “As talk of a government shutdown looms, many veterans are concerned about how this may affect their health care and compensation benefits. . While some VA services will be affected by a […]

PRESS RELEASE From JC Veteran’s Service Officer

02/29/2024, 10:49 AM PRESS RELEASE From Jefferson County (JC) Laura Moore, Lead Veteran’s Service Officer FREE LUNCH & INFORMATION . Monday, March 4th, the JC Veterans Service Office will host a FREE LUNCH at noon featuring Project Recovery at the JC Community/Senior Center, 860 SW Madison St. Madras, Oregon. . The Event is open to […]

FUEL ON THE FIRE

02/28/2024, 4:31 PM FUEL ON THE FIRE . “LEGISLATION THAT AFFECTS US ADVERSELY, OUT OF SALEM, PUTS FUEL ON THE FIRE” . At today’s Jefferson County Board of Commissioners meeting, Mike McCarter, President of MOVE OREGON’S BORDER-GREATER IDAHO, provided the commissioners a status report and answered questions. . Video Snippets ATTACHED VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 […]

FINAL ACT

02/28/2024, 12:33 PM   FINAL ACT Today Jefferson County Community Development Director Scott Edelman bid farewell to Crooked River Ranch and Jefferson County. Edelman provided Ranch Matters the following statement: “I’ve accepted a job in Goldendale, Washington as the Klickitat Planning Director. My wife and I decided to make this move because nearly all of […]

PRESS LOG Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

02/27/2024, 3:55 PM PRESS LOG Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (2/19/24-2/25/24) *************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR,LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

PRESS RELEASE: OREGON ELECTIONS DIVISION

02/27/2024, 3:48 PM PRESS RELEASE OREGON ELECTIONS DIVISION & COUNTY CLERKS JOIN LOCAL, STATE, & FEDERAL PARTNERS IN TRAINING EXERCISE TO PREPARE FOR 2024 ELECTIONS ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

MOVE OREGON’S BORDER-GREATER IDAHO MEETING

02/27/2024, 3:35 PM MOVE OREGON’S BORDER-GREATER IDAHO SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING   Tomorrow (02/28/24), the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners Meeting includes further discussion related to moving the Oregon Border. According to their Agenda, the Border matter is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

CRR F&R supporting a neighboring org

CRR F&R supporting a neighboring organization. . By Brad Pahl Yesterday was a very special day at Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue! Our neighbors at Lower Bridge Rangeland Fire Protection Association stopped by to pick up a much needed wildland fire engine. As we prepare for the arrival of our new apparatus, we had […]

SRD PRESS RELEASE “SEEKING APPLICANTS”

02/21/2024, 12:37 PM SRD PRESS RELEASE “SEEKING APPLICANTS” Ranch Matters received the following PRESS RELEASE from CRR Special Road District (SRD) Chairman Lynn Breeden: “The SRD is seeking applicants to fill the vacated SRD position and would ask interested parties to email me at lynn.crrsrd@gmail.com. . Applicants will be interviewed and possibly appointed at our […]

CRR/BOD MEETING TONIGHT-6:00 PM

02/19/2024, 11:55 AM REMINDER CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING TONIGHT (02/19/24), AT 6:00 PM IN PERSON-Juniper Room & VIA ZOOM Meeting ID: 850 5414 3726 Passcode: 268218 . AGENDA   *AGENDA ITEM OF INTEREST LISTED UNDER THE RANCH MANAGER’S REPORT: “Corporate Transparency Act” What is the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)? Briefly: According to the U.S Chamber of […]

PRESIDENT’S DAY 2024

02/19/2024, 11:47 AM PRESIDENT’S DAY 2024 **************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

INVITATION ONLY

02/18/24, 5:02 PM INVITATION ONLY . The Budget Audit Committee (BAC) held a quick meeting last Wednesday, (02/14/24) in the Juniper Room. BAC Chair Herb Parker was the facilitator. With little fanfare they approved raising the Dues $20.00, the Operating Budget and the CRP. The Ranch Board of Directors (BOD) still must “adopt” the above. […]

“DOG $ PONY SHOW”

02/12/2024, 5:37 PM “DOG $ PONY SHOW” Wednesday, 02/14/24, there will be a Budget Audit Committee (BAC) Meeting at 10:00 a.m. in the Juniper Room. The meeting will be Chaired by Herb Parker, a 15 year veteran of the BAC. BAC’S ROLE/RESPONSIBILITIES: According to the Ranch Policy & Procedures Handbook . “The role of the […]

PRESS LOG Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

02/12/2024, 12:43 PM PRESS LOG (02/05/24-02/11/24) Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND  

“STAMPEDE STUNNER”

02/08/2024, 12:55 PM “STAMPEDE STUNNER” Yesterday’s edition of the Madras Pioneer included a Letter to the Editor, titled, “Stampede Stunner” submitted by Ranch resident Carol Orr. The letter highlighted some important questions regarding the cancellation of the Steel Stampede Event. Questions that demand answers, according to Orr. . Ms. Orr’s letter was in response to […]

SRD DIRECTOR JEFF PARCEL RESIGNS

02/08/2024, 11:30 AM NEWS ITEM CRR/SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) DIRECTOR JEFF PARCEL RESIGNS . SRD Chairman Lynn Breeden contacted Ranch Matters and confirmed SRD Director Jeff Parcel resigned his position this morning. Breeden added he plans on contacting Jefferson County for guidance. . Parcel sent Breeden the following email: “For personal reasons and effective immediately, […]

SRD REGULAR MEETING

02/07/2024, 4:56 PM CRR/SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) REGULAR MEETING Brief Report “SHINNING ON”? Monday night’s (02/05/2024), SRD MEETING was called to Order by SRD Chairman Lynn Breeden at 6:00 p.m. Meeting concluded at approximately at 7:50 p.m.   After Flag Salute, Roll Call was held and all Directors present-Jeff Parcel, Ed Thompson along with CRR […]

JC Veteran’s Service Officer PRESS RELEASE

02/07/2024, 10:55 AM PRESS RELEASE FROM: Jefferson County (JC) Laura Moore, Lead Veteran’s Service Officer V-DAY BREAKFAST! FREE VALENTINE’S BREAKFAST NEXT MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12th FOR VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS FROM 8-10 a.m. DINE-IN OR CARRY OUT. Menu: Biscuits, Gravy & Bacon Location: JC Community Center/Senior Center, 860 Madison Street, Madras * “We are still in […]

CRR/BOD WORK SESSION-REMINDER

02/04/24, 3:15 PM REMINDER CRR/BOD WORK SESSION MEETING TOMORROW, 02/05/2024, AT 10:00 AM IN PERSON-Juniper Room  VIA ZOOM   Meeting ID: 824 4130 8628 Passcode: 423044   Agenda   **************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

WALKED THE WALK

02/02/2024, 2:07 PM WALKED THE WALK . As reported yesterday, in our story, “WIDOWS BEWARE”, we exposed Ranch CC&R Committee Chairperson Stephanie Proffitt’s ultimatum to resident Roxanne. Proffitt: “IF YOU DON’T GET THIS PLACE CLEANED UP TODAY, YOU WILL BE FINED $500.00.” Additionally we asked if any of the churches on the Ranch offered an […]

02/01/2024, 5:23 PM WIDOWS BEWARE

02/01/2024, 5:23 PM WIDOWS BEWARE . “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of God and Father is this: visit orphans and WIDOWS in their distress…” (James 1:27) . “You shall not afflict any WIDOW or orphan…” (Exodus 22:22) . Ranch CC&R Committee Chairperson, Stephanie Proffitt contacted Ranch resident Roxanne today with the following ultimatum: […]

PRESS RELEASE

02/01/2024, 10:19 AM PRESS RELEASE WALKOUTS CAN’T RUN FOR RE-ELECTION ******************************* RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

SEMI TRUCK FIRE ON LOWER BRIDGE WAY

01/31/24, 2:45 PM SEMI TRUCK FIRE ON LOWER BRIDGE WAY   Lower Bridge closed West NW 43RD AVE VIDEO ATTACHED ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR,LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

JCSO PRESS LOG

01/29/2024,  5:33PM PRESS LOG Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (01/22/2024-01/28/24)   ******************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

CONFIDENTIAL SOURCE

01/26/2024, 4:42 PM CONFIDENTIAL SOURCE A Confidential Source informed Ranch Matters (RM) that Ranch Manager Judy Lapora plans on “leaving the Ranch-Retiring in April or May.” We contacted Manager Lapora for a comment. She stated, “John: You know my husband died, right, so our plan was thrown by the wayside. At this point in time […]

TWO MASTERS?

01/25/2024, 7:13 PM TWO MASTERS?   According to Crooked River Ranch Club & Maintenance Association’s Policy & Procedures Handbook, Ranch Manager’s (Judy Lapora) Duties and Responsibilities include the following: “Work to Improve the future for Crooked River Ranch, the Association, Its members and residents, by pursuing an ACTIVE PUBLICITY effort and seeking out OPPORTUNITIES TO […]

JCSO-PRESS LOG

01/22/24, 2:35 PM PRESS LOG Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (01/15/24-01-21/24) *************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

STEEL STAMPEDE-UpDate

01/19/2024, 12:24 PM STEEL STAMPEDE-UpDate “IT’S A BUMMER”   Last Monday (01/15/24), Ranch Matters published a report titled, “NO STAMPEDE?” regarding information circulating that the 2024 Steel Stampede Event had been cancelled by the Ranch Board of Directors.   We contacted the Ranch Administration for confirmation and was told that Manager Judy Lapora “HAS NO […]

NO STAMPEDE?

01/15/2024, 1:39 PM NO STAMPEDE?   Information is circulating that the 2024 Steel Stampede event, typically held in May on the Ranch, is in question. WHAT UP?   Ranch Matters contacted the Ranch Administration regarding the status of this years Steel Stampede event and was told that Manager Judy Lapora, “HAS NO COMMENT” and we […]

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY

1/15/2024, 11:32 AM MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY   “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr ************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

BOD REGULAR MEETING-REMINDER

01/15/2024, 11:20 AM REMINDER CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING TONIGHT AT 6:00 PM ZOOM ONLY   AGENDA ATTACHED ******************************* RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

ADVISORY

01/12/24, 1:19 PM ADVISORY *************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

“POOPY MESS”

01/11/2024, 11:14 AM “POOPY MESS” PANORAMA PARK MOU-UpDate The CRR’s first Board of Directors (BOD) Work Session meeting for 2024 was held on January 3rd and one agenda item of interest dealt with an updated MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) regarding Panorama Park and Jefferson County. . Interestingly, the BOD felt it necessary to utilize the […]

PRESS LOG JCSO 01/08/24

01/08/2024, 10:35 AM PRESS LOG Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (01/01/2024-01/07/2024) ******************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

CRR SRD REGULAR MEETING REPORT

01/05/2024, 12:14 PM CRR/SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) REGULAR MEETING REPORT . SRD Directors met Wednesay, 01/03/2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the Juniper Room. MEETING MINUTES ATTACHED Coffee & goodies too! ***************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND  

BELT OR NO BELT?

01/03/2024, 5:41 PM BELT OR NO BELT? At today’s Work Session meeting, Ranch Manager Judy Lapora presented the Board with a last minute agenda item regarding the “Crooked River Ranch Seat Belt Policy.” . Lapora: “ I just wanted to start with the fact that, everybody knows that we had an accident with the water […]

(SRD) REGULAR MEETING-REMINDER

01/03/2024, 12:27 PM REMINDER SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) REGULAR MEETING TONIGHT, 01/03/2024, AT 6:00 PM IN THE JUNIPER ROOM ****************************** RANCH  MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

CRR/BOD WORK SESSION-REMINDER

01/02/2024, 10:32 AM REMINDER CRR/BOD WORK SESSION MEETING TOMORROW, 01/03/2024, AT 10:00 AM IN PERSON-Juniper Room  VIA ZOOM   AGENDA ATTACHED ****************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

2023 WRAP UP

01/01/2024, 5:31 PM 2023 WRAP UP Almost seven years ago Ranch Matters (RM) developed it’s own individualistic journalistic style that has drawn both praise and criticism. Our investigative reports and information have been utilized by local and national news organizations. Throughout the years RM has stayed the course and uncovered some interesting facts and events […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

01/01/2024, 12:05 AM HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2024 looks to be another roller-coaster ride and whether you live on the Ranch or elsewhere, you’ll need reliable and timely information. . We must remain vigilant, ask questions, hold all those in leadership positions accountable and never surrender our freedoms. Thank you for your continued support and God […]

PRESS LOG-JC Sheriff’s Office (12/18/23-12/24/23)

12/26/23, 3:46 PM PRESS LOG Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (12/18/23-12/24/23) ******************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

Merry CHRISTmas

12/25/23, 12:28 AM Merry CHRISTmas “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”   *************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

DOES IT REALLY MATTER WHAT FLAG YOU FLY?

12/20/23, 3:25 PM . DOES IT REALLY MATTER ANYMORE WHAT FLAG YOU FLY? . Last Monday night’s (12/18/23), REGULAR BOARD MEETING Packet included CC&R Committee’s, November 14th Minutes. . A couple of cases of particular interest: . Case Number 23-33-dtd 10/13/23-Trump flag displayed. Removed. Closed. . Case Number 23-30-dtd 9/27/23-campaign flag removed. . WHY THE […]

REMINDER:CRR/BOD MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT

12/17/23, 11:57 AM REMINDER CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT, 12/18/23, AT 6:00 PM IN PERSON-Juniper Room VIA ZOOM Meeting ID: 864 2809 3647 Passcode: 339526 AGENDA ************************* RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

“…SEE WHAT HAPPENS”

12/15/23, 11:51 AM “…SEE WHAT HAPPENS” On December 11, 2023, Redmond attorney Andrew Fitch from the law firm FITCH & NEARY, wrote the Crooked River Ranch Board of Directors a “CEASE AND DESIST” letter. EXCERPT “Primarily since 2020, but certainly before 2020, representatives of CRRA (Crooked River Ranch Association) have taken adverse actions against LLC’s […]

Jeff Co Lead Veteran’s Officer-PRESS RELEASE

12/13/23, 9:18 AM PRESS RELEASE From: Jefferson County (JC) Laura Moore, Lead Veteran’s Officer CHRISTMAS PARTY This Saturday, December 16th, the JC Veterans Service Office will host a Veterans & First Responders “WINTER HOLIDAY PARTY” from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the JC Community Center, 860 SW Madison St. Madras, Oregon. *TOYS *DINNER provided […]

U.S.97 Lower Bridge Way-NW 10th Street

12/07/23, 10:37 AM U.S.97  Lower Bridge Way-NW 10th Street FINAL DESIGN Ranch Matters attended last night’s (12/06/23), ODOT Open House Event on the Ranch. “DOGBONE” Final Design “In response to feedback gathered previously through various stakeholder engagements DOT’s project design team developed a modified interchange concept that utilizes this ‘dogbone’ configuration. The advantages of this […]

PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY!

DECEMBER 7, 2023, 8:40 AM PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY! Today is the 82nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. ******************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

SRD: REGULAR MEETING REPORT

12/05/23, 1:16 PM CRR/SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT . SRD REGULAR MEETING REPORT   SRD Directors met last night (12/4/23), at 6:00 p.m. in the Juniper Room. MEETING MINUTES ATTACHED January meeting: Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the Juniper Room. ********************************* RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

REMINDER OPEN HOUSE-TWO NIGHTS

12/04/23, 4:18 PM REMINDER OPEN HOUSE-TWO NIGHTS U.S. 97: Lower Bridge Way-NW 10h Street (Terrebonne) OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT AT 5:00 PM AT THE TERREBONNE COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 1199 B AVE, TERREBONNE, OREGON.   SECOND MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY, 12/6/23, 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM ON CROOKED RIVER RANCH IN THE JUNIPER ROOM. “Open house events that will […]

(SRD) MEETING TOMORROW, 12/04/23, AT 6:00 PM

12/03/23, 4:09 PM REMINDER SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) REGULAR MEETING TOMORROW, 12/04/23, AT 6:00 PM IN THE JUNIPER ROOM. AGENDA ATTACHED ************************************ RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

CRR/BOD WORK SESSION TOMORROW,AT 10:00 AM

12/03/23, 9:41 AM REMINDER CRR/BOD WORK SESSION MEETING TOMORROW, 12/04/23, AT 10:00 AM IN PERSON-Juniper Room  VIA ZOOM Meeting ID: 846 9700 7958 Passcode: 553384 . AGENDA ATTACHED   ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND    

CROSS WALK

12/02/23,   CROSS WALK (Part 2) Nick Schindler doesn’t just talk the talk. He walks the walk. Nick has traveled so far, to 24 cites carrying his CROSS and sharing the message of Jesus Christ and felt compelled to bring the CROSS to Crooked River Ranch yesterday. While carrying the CROSS on the Ranch he […]

INVITE: WALK WITH THE CROSS

11/30/23, 2:46 PM INVITE WALK WITH THE CROSS   CROSS Guy, a.k.a. Nick Schindler, is inviting Crooked River Ranch residents an opportunity to walk the walk-with the CROSS, tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. on the Ranch. Nick: “Are you dealing with some spiritual strongholds?” VIDEO SNIPPET “Intercessory for our Country or any challenges you might be […]

SEC of State Press Release

11/30/23, 10:41 AM . PRESS RELEASE . DONALD TRUMP WILL NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE BALLOT . ******************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

PRESS RELEASE

11/28/23, 11:11 AM PRESS RELEASE: “Trusted Info 2024” ****************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

Cross Country Trip To Spread The Word.

11/27/23 Cross Country Trip To Spread The Word. Met Nick today as he was walking through Prineville. VIDEO SNIPPET   He’s from Virginia and Prineville was the 23rd stop he’s made on a cross country trip to spread The Word.   ****************************** STEPHANIE STEVENS RANCH MATTERS CRR LLC.

THANKSGIVING-2023

11/23/23, 12:01 AM . THANKSGIVING -2023 . Thanksgiving Greetings to the CRR/BOD, COMMITTEES, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS & FRIENDS! We Hope you all have a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving. ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS &  DAVE STANGLAND

IS, “THE PEN MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD”?

11/22/23, 4:56 PM IS, “THE PEN MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD”? At Monday night’s (11/20/23), Regular Board meeting, Ranch President Kari Vickery singled out Ranch Matters John Stevens. Out of left field and unexpectedly, Vickery, blurted: “Please stop that with your pen” and added that it bothered her. WHAT WAS STEVENS DOING WITH HIS PEN? While […]

CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT,

11/19/23, 12:17 PM REMINDER CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT, 11/20/23, AT 6:00 PM IN PERSON-Juniper Room & Via ZOOM No AGENDA posted on the Ranch website last Friday, 11/17/23 . * “The regular Board meeting AGENDA and support documents will be placed on the website NO LATER THAN FRIDAY PRIOR TO THE MEETING.” (CRR Policy […]

CRRWC BOARD MEETING REPORT

11/17/23, 10:54 AM   CRRWC BOARD MEETING REPORT PLAY BY THE RULES . Some Highlights . “No talking over each other or interrupting someone else who is talking. If a question has been asked and answered, please don’t ask the question again and give someone else time to ask a question. Comments will only be […]

PRO 5 ON PARADE

11/14/23, 6:10 PM . PRO 5 ON PARADE . At last Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade in Redmond, People’s Rights of Oregon (PRO 5) had an entry-float, flying flags and banners promoting freedom and rights. Their float was escorted by BJ Soper’s wife and daughter on horseback carrying the American flag. A prominent banner carried the […]

REMINDER: CRRWC BOARD MEETING TOMORROW,

11/14/23, 7:52 AM REMINDER CRRWC NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING TOMORROW, 11/15/23, AT 3:00 PM IN PERSON-WATER CO. OFFICE & VIA ZOOM ************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

REDMOND’S VETERANS DAY PARADE-2023

11/11/23, 4:34 PM REDMOND’S VETERANS DAY PARADE-2023 . “The 11th HOUR of the 11th DAY of the 11th MONTH” . Downtown Redmond was lined with crowds of flag wavers and well-wishers today as the parade kicked off at 11 a.m. . “Marking the historic Word War I armistice.” See Video highlights Video Snippet 1 Video […]

Veterans Day 2023

11/11/23, 12:01 AM Veterans Day 2023 “FREEDOM IS NOT FREE” Thank you! ********************************** RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS -USAF   DAVE STANGLAND – USN

PRESS RELEASE: (OVMA) VETERANS DAY PARADES

11/10/23, 7:28 AM   PRESS RELEASE OREGON VETERANS MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION (OVMA) . ********************************* RANCH MATTERS CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

CRR/SRD REGULAR MEETING REPORT

11/08/23, 9:33 AM CRR/SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) REGULAR MEETING REPORT Monday night’s (11/06/23), SRD MEETING was called to order by SRD Chairman Lynn Breeden at 6:00 p.m. and ended at approximately 7:00 p.m. After Flag Salute, Roll Call was held and all Directors present-Jeff Parcel, Ed Thompson along with CRR Road Supervisor Jordan Jones. The […]

ELECTION NIGHT

11/07/23, 9:50 PM ELECTION NIGHT CRR FIRE & RESCUE LEVY, 16-107, PASSING AS OF 9:30 PM. According to the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, voter turn out was very low, less than 50%. ********************************** RANCH MATTERS  CRR, LLC JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

POLICE REPORTS-ROLLOVER CRASH-Follow-Up

11/07/23, 3:43 PM POLICE REPORTS ROLLOVER CRASH Follow-Up   At last night’s (11/6/23), Special Road District (SRD) Regular Meeting, Ranch Road Supervisor Jordan Jones was asked if he had seen or obtained a copy of the 10/26, police/accident report involving the Ranch Road Department’s Water Truck. He stated “No.   Today Ranch Matters (RM) drove […]

COMMISSION COMPETITION

11/06/23, 4:11 PM COMMISSION COMPETITION   Ranch Director Ara Erdekian announced at today’s Ranch Work Session meeting his intentions to challenge Jefferson County Commissioner Wayne Fording in the upcoming 2024 Primaries. Erdekian feels the Ranch Nominating Committee needs to get involved in local politics. . Erdekian: “I would like our Nominating Committee to start thinking […]

REMINDER: CRR/BOD WORK SESSION

11/05/23, 1:43 PM REMINDER CRR/BOD WORK SESSION MEETING TOMORROW, 11/6/23, AT 10:00 AM IN PERSON-Juniper Room & VIA ZOOM Meeting ID: 883 4580 3596 Passcode: 009024 AGENDA ATTACHED ************************ RANCH MATTERS STAFF JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

FALL BACK

11/04/23, 7:37 PM FALL BACK Remember to turn back your clocks 1 hour this Sunday, 11/05/23, at 2:00 a.m.. ************************** RANCH MATTERS STAFF JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

“SOME PEOPLE”?

11/02/23, 9:59 AM “SOME PEOPLE”?   On October 18, 2023, Ranch Matters (RM) published a story titled: “WHATEVER FLAG”as part of a series of reports regarding the Ranch Board of Directors removing the restrictions barring flying the PRIDE/RAINBOW/DIVERSITY FLAG at their October 2, Work Session meeting.   As reported, Ranch Manager Judy Lapora tried to […]

COFFEE WITH THE CHIEF

10/27/23, 12:52 PM COFFEE WITH THE CHIEF Today Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue Chief Sean Hartley held a Coffee with the Chief event from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Chief Hartley and volunteer firefighter Grant Caudel answered questions about Measure 16-107 and the consequences in the event it fails. Hartley: “You’ve probably heard sirens […]

ROLLOVER CRASH SCENE

10/26/23, 5:13 PM ROLLOVER CRASH SCENE Additional miscellaneous photos *********************** RANCH MATTERS STAFF JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND  

CRR WATER COMPANY ELECTION RESULTS

10/26/23, 4:49 PM CRR WATER COMPANY ELECTION RESULTS Ranch Matters sat down today with CRR Water Company General Manager Frank Day and discussed the Election Results. Frank Day reported that 1611 ballots were mailed out and only 449 ballots were returned. The Bylaw amendment that was on the ballot passed. Day congratulated Mark Schneider and […]

CRR/HOA WATER TRUCK ROLLOVER

10/26/23, 11:10 AM CRR/HOA WATER TRUCK ROLLOVER Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue responded this morning to a reported ROLLOVER involving CRR’s Road Department Water Truck. Fire Chief Sean Hartley was on scene and told Ranch Matters: “This morning Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue responded to commercial vehicle traffic crash here on SW Chinook […]

QUICKIE: BAC MEETING

10/25/23, 11:31 AM   QUICKIE BAC MEETING   The Budget Audit Committee (BAC) met briefly today in the Juniper Room from 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The meeting was Chaired by Ranch resident Herb Parker and the stated purpose of today’s meeting was to introduce the BAC members, review the calendar and elect officers. . […]

HOW’S YOUR $ BEING SPENT?

10/24/23, 9:08 PM   REMINDER HOW’S YOUR $ BEING SPENT? Tomorrow, 10/25/23, there will be a Budget Audit Committee (BAC) Meeting at 10:00 AM in the Juniper Room. BAC Chair Herb Parker has invited everybody to attend. Do you want to know how the Ranch is spending your money? ******************************* RANCH MATTERS STAFF JOHN STEVENS […]

WHO’S THE “NUT CASE”?

10/23/23, 6:51 PM . WHO’S THE “NUT CASE”? .   At last Monday night’s (10/16/23), Regular Board Meeting, the Chairperson of the CC&R Committee, Stephanie Profitt lost control and verbally harassed resident Carol Orr. . During the Public Input portion and while Ms. Orr was attempting to clarify the Pride/Rainbow/Diversity Flag rule change, Chairperson Proffitt […]

HIDE & SNEAK

10/22/23, 4:13 PM   HIDE & SNEAK   In our January 26, 2023 story, “HOA or CIA?” Ranch Matters reported on a BAC meeting facilitated by BAC Chairman, Herb Parker a day earlier.   As reported, the meeting included all of the Ranch Department Heads, Manager Judy Lapora and unexpectedly, the following Ranch Directors: President […]

DEADLINE TO VOTE IS CLOSING IN

10/22/23, 10:48 AM   DEADLINE TO VOTE IS CLOSING IN . Be sure to vote and get your CRR Water Company BALLOTS in by next Tuesday, October 24, 2023. There’s a secure BALLOT DROP BOX located at the entrance of the Water Company’s Office. GET OUT & VOTE! *********************** RANCH MATTERS STAFF JOHN STEVENS & […]

FLASHBACK: HOA or CIA?

10/21/23  7:40  PM FLASHBACK . 1/26/23, 3:07 PM HOA or CIA? The Budget Audit Committee (BAC) met yesterday (1/25/23) in the Juniper Room for an all day meeting that included not only the Ranch Department Heads, but also unexpectedly the Crooked River Ranch (CRR) Board of Directors (BOD). The following Directors in attendance: President Kari […]

“GANG” REPORT

10/20/23, 12:27 PM “GANG” REPORT . At last Monday night’s (10/16/23), Regular Board meeting, BAC (Budget Audit Committee) Chair Herb Parker provided his Committee’s status report. He announced that on October 25, the BAC Committee kicks off and everybody is invited to attend. . Parker confirmed one Committee member quit and he’s on the hunt […]

“WHATEVER FLAG”

10/18/23, 6:57 PM “WHATEVER FLAG” THE ALL “INCLUSIVE” BOARD . “Inclusive means including everything or open to everyone; not limited to certain people.” Britannia Dictionary . “Obviously the Board decided to become INCLUSIVE in 2023.” Ranch Director Julia Randall . “Inclusive is a good thing.” Ranch Director Sheryl Jones . It’s official now, you can […]

CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING ABOUT TO START

10/16/23, 5:57 PM CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING ABOUT TO START SIGN FROM GOD? ******************************** RANCH MATTERS STAFF JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING

10/15/23, 6:46 PM CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT, 10/16/23, AT 6:00 PM IN PERSON-Juniper Room    VIA ZOOM Meeting ID: 870 0091 7489 Passcode: 754510   AGENDA ATTACHED *NOTE: Ranch Matters has been contacted by several of our subscribers voicing outrage over the Board’s decision earlier this month to allow the Pride/Diversity Flag to be […]

UPDATE/“WAR AGAINST GOD”

10/11/23, 11:03 AM UPDATE/“WAR AGAINST GOD” . “The CC&R Committee has determined the complaint to be CORRECTED SATISFACTORILY. We are therefore closing this complaint.”   The CC&R Committee sent Ranch resident Carol Orr an unsigned letter, dated 10/3, informing her that they closed her Pride Flag complaint. The letter: “As part of our commitment to […]

JUST VOTE NO

10/10/23, 12:49 PM JUST VOTE NO   Carol Orr contacted Ranch Matters (RM) today regarding Mark Schneider’s run for for the Ranch Water Company Board Position.   Orr: “In my opinion, there’s a darker more sinister agenda in play-Machiavellian in nature.”   She can’t believe he has the gall to run for any leadership position […]

BLACK MARK

10/06/23, 11:54 AM BLACK MARK   By now you have received your Ranch Water Company ballot in the mail and you have until 10/24 to cast your vote. There are four candidates vying for the two open seats. Incumbents Beth Gatchell and Nat Russel are being challenged by the Mark Schneider, Kent Inman Team.   […]

THIS IS A TEST

10/04/23, 12:58 PM THIS IS A TEST   Today, the feds conducted their nationwide Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) Test and as expected it was no big deal. However, today’s EAS Test should be a call to action, a reminder of the need to be prepared for all emergencies. Several years ago, Ranch Matters published multiple […]

“WAR AGAINST GOD?”

10/03/23, 7:58 PM   CRR/BOD WORK SESSION MEETING Brief Report “WAR AGAINST GOD?” . Yesterday (10/02/23), the Crooked River Ranch (CRR) Board of Directors held their monthly Work Session meeting. . The following Directors attended: President Kari Vickery, VP Bob Beveridge, Secretary Mike Dries, Treasurer Kelly Davis, Julia Randall, Ara Erdekian, Mike Carey and Sheryl […]

SHOOTING IN THE DARK

10/03/23, 5:58 PM CRR/SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) REGULAR MEETING Brief Report SHOOTING IN THE DARK Last night’s (10/02/23) SRD MEETING was called to order by SRD Chairman Lynn Breeden at 6:00 p.m.   All SRD Directors present-Jeff Parcel and Ed Thompson. CRR Road Supervisor Jordan Jones was unable to attend. Chairman Breeden followed the AGENDA […]

PRESS RELEASE: Jeff Co Veteran’s Service Officer

10/03/23, 11:11 AM PRESS RELEASE: From Laura Moore Jefferson County Lead Veteran’s Service Officer   FREE WORKSHOPS “Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4th, the following workshops are intended to dispel myths and answer questions veterans, their families, and providers may have about eligibility and benefits.   These workshops are topic specific, free, and open to the public. […]

CRR/SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) MEETING

10/02/23, 12:20 PM   REMINDER CRR/SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) REGULAR MEETING TONIGHT, 10/02/23, AT 6:00 PM IN THE JUNIPER ROOM Agenda Attached ********************************** RANCH MATTERS STAFF JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND  

REMINDER CRR/BOD WORK SESSION MEETING

10/01/23, 10:50 AM REMINDER CRR/BOD WORK SESSION MEETING TOMORROW, 10/02/23, AT 10:00 AM IN PERSON-Juniper Room . & VIA ZOOM Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 814 7106 4755 Passcode: 244356 . AGENDA ATTACHED ********************************** RANCH MATTERS STAFF JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

FUNNY BUSINESS?

9/29/23, 2:20 PM FUNNY BUSINESS?   “An appearance of a conflict exists when an employee is involved in a particular matter involving specific outside parties (including individual, corporate entities, etc) and the circumstances are such that a reasonable person with knowledge of the relevant facts would question the employee’s impartiality in the matter.”   “…Gus […]

“I’M FROM THE GOVERNMENT, & I’M HERE TO HELP”

9/28/23, 1:52 PM “I’M FROM THE GOVERNMENT, & I’M HERE  TO HELP” Next Wednesday, October 4, 2023, the feds will be conducting a nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) Test. According to FEMA’s Press Release, the Test will be a coordinated effort between FEMA, FCC, EAS participants, wireless providers, emergency managers […]

REVOLUTIONARY STRIKES IT RICH

9/26/23, 4:37 PM REVOLUTIONARY STRIKES IT RICH   Fox News reported in an article yesterday that former Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty will be paid $680,000 settlement by the Portland police union and a couple of officers regarding a lawsuit she had filed in 2021.   In a nut shell, Hardesty’s suit accused the […]

BARN FIRE ON STEELHEAD ROAD

9/24/23, 2:13 PM BARN FIRE ON STEELHEAD ROAD   Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue responded to a reported barn fire at 15389 SW Steelhead Road at approximately 12:15 p.m. today. Mutual aid was provided by Redmond Fire and Cloverdale Fire. CRR Fire Chief Sean Hartley stated: “Crews arrived and found a fully involved barn […]

SLAPPED

9/22/23, 4:32 PM SLAPPED Yesterday (9/21/23), Ranch Matters, published a brief report regarding the 9/18/23, Regular Board Meeting. One of the items covered dealt with a comment made by Budget Audit Committee (BAC) Chair Herb Parker. As reported, he voiced his dissatisfaction with the Board’s decision to override the Committee’s recommendation regarding dues. The BAC […]

MONDAY NIGHT’S (9/18/23) REGULAR BOD MEETING

9/21/23, 11:19 AM MONDAY NIGHT’S (9/18/23) REGULAR BOD MEETING Brief Report Last Monday’s (9/18/23) Regular Board Meeting started at 6:00 PM and ended at 7:50 PM. There was no Executive Session. . The following Ranch Directors in attendance: President Kari Vickery via zoom, VP Bob Beveridge, Secretary Mike Dries, Treasurer Kelly Davis, Julia Randall, Sheryl […]

CRR SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) MEETING

9/18/23, 12:09 PM CRR SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) MEETING . Newly appointed SRD Directors held their first, “organizational” meeting today in the Juniper Room.   Officers: *Lynn Breeden/Chairman *Jeff Parcel/Secretary *Ed Thompson/Treasurer . To better accommodate the homeowners that work, the SRD Directors will be holding their monthly meetings on the first Monday of the […]

REMINDER CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING

9/17/23, 1:38 PM REMINDER CRR/BOD REGULAR MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT, 9/18/23, AT 6:00 PM IN PERSON-Juniper Room    ZOOM LINK . AGENDA . NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS & NO SENSE . At the 9/6/23, Work Session Meeting and while the Ranch CPA firm presented the CRR Audit Report, a line item caught the attention of one of […]

LIEN REMOVED-FINE RESCINDED

9/15/23, 1:20 PM UPDATE   LIEN REMOVED-FINE RESCINDED Ranch resident Carol Orr has informed Ranch Matters that the Crooked River Ranch Board of Directors has agreed to remove the LIEN and rescind the FINE. The validity of the Resolutions are still in dispute.   Much more to come. RELATED: “CEASE & DESIST”, 8/14/23; “TRUTH DECAY”,4/25/23; […]

THREESOME

9/14/23, 11:07 AM THREESOME Last night’s (9/13/23), Jefferson County Board of Commissioner’s Meeting was held on the Ranch in the Juniper Room. It started at 6:00 p.m. and ended about 7:00 p.m. County Chair, Kelly Simmelink facilitated the meeting that included Commissioners Wayne Fording and Mark Wunsch. . The meeting focused primarily on the Commissioners […]

REMINDER: Jefferson County Commission Meeting

9/12/23, 2:22 PM REMINDER THE JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL BE MEETING ON THE RANCH TOMORROW, 9/13/23, AT 6:00 PM IN THE JUNIPER ROOM.   Great opportunity to meet your elected officials, ask questions and voice your concerns. ***************** RANCH MATTERS STAFF JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

C.O. LANDWATCH v. JEFFERSON CO -UPDATE

9/10/23, 11:45 AM UPDATE CENTRAL OREGON LANDWATCH v. JEFFERSON COUNTY REMAND . Last Friday (9/8/23), the LAND USE BOARD OF APPEALS (LUBA) issued their OPINION AND ORDER regarding the MacPherson zone change request. The matter has been REMANDED. . Jefferson County Community Director Scott Edelman told Ranch Matters what LUBA’s decision means: “They (LUBA) didn’t […]

22 YEARS LATER-Never Forget
9/13/19, 2:06 PM 18 YEARS LATER-Never Forget The news cycle this week has focused on many tributes and memorials dedicated to the victims of 911 Nationwide. Today, Ranch Matters visited one of Oregon’s…
BRUSH FIRE ON SW MAVERICK

8/21/23, 9:02 AM BRUSH FIRE ON SW MAVERICK Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue responded to a reported Brush Fire on SW Maverick. Fire Chief Sean Hartley was on scene and told Ranch Matters: “This morning the neighbors here on Maverick noticed on the property next door to them that there was a small brush […]

CRR ANNUAL MEETING-2023

8/20/23, 11:58 AM CRR ANNUAL MEETING 2023 Brief Report . SAME O’ SAME O’ . Yesterday’s (8/19/23), Annual Meeting started at about 9:00 AM and ended at 9:41 AM. SEE VIDEO ATTACHED Same script, same players and agenda as past Annual Meetings. All Ranch Directors present with the exception of Sheryl Jones and Sarah Woolverton. […]

SUSPENDED

8/18/23, 5:19 PM SUSPENDED Madras attorney William E. Carl has been the subject of multiple stories on Ranch Matters (RM) and today we learned his license to practice law will be suspended as of August 28, 2023. . RM has obtained a copy of the Oregon Supreme Court’s ORDER that lists some serious allegations against […]

REMINDER CRR ANNUAL MEETING

8/18/23, 10:44 AM REMINDER CRR ANNUAL MEETING TOMORROW, 8/19/23, 9:00 AM AT MAC PARK   Association members will have the opportunity to address concerns and ask questions of the Board and Ranch Manager. . Ranch Matters was informed by Jefferson County Commissioner Mark Wunsch that he plans on attending the meeting and will be available […]

KIOSK ADVERTISING

8/17/23, 1:21 PM KIOSK ADVERTISING Do you have a product or service and are looking for an inexpensive way to advertise on the Ranch? The two Information Centers/Kiosks are now available for your advertising needs. Currently, a small number of advertisers are utilizing this tool, including Ranch Director Julia Randall. If your interested in advertising […]

“CEASE & DESIST”

8/14/23, 2:51 PM “CEASE & DESIST” On August 8, 2023, Redmond attorney Andrew Fitch from the law firm FITCH & NEARY, wrote the Crooked River Ranch Board of Directors regarding in part, the lien they recorded against Association homeowner Carol Orr’s property. . EXCERPT . “It is hereby demanded that the Association Board immediately release […]

JCSO PRESS LOG (8/7/23-8/13/23)

8/14/23, 11:01 AM PRESS LOG Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (8/7/23-8/13/23) . ************************* RANCH MATTERS STAFF JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND    

Last Monday’s (8/7/23), Work Session Meeting

8/11/23, 5:37 PM Last Monday’s (8/7/23), Work Session Meeting . Last Monday’s (8/7/23), Work Session Meeting started at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned to Executive Session at approximately 10:57 a.m. . The following Directors in attendance: President Kari Vickery-via zoom, VP Ara Erdekian, Secretary Mike Dries, Treasurer Randy Peterson, Julia Randall, Sheryl Jones, Richard Beveridge and […]

SRD NOTICE OF RESIGNATION

August 12, 2023 SRD NOTICE OF RESIGNATION Jefferson County Commission Jeff Rasmussen – County Administrator Commissioners , . Mr. Rasmussen, This is to give notice of my resignation as a Director for the Crooked River Ranch Special Roads District, effectively August 12, 2023. . The failure of the County Commissioners to appoint two new Board […]

Oregon Secretary of State-PRESS RELEASE

8/8/23, 4:10 PM PRESS RELEASE Oregon Secretary of State . Legislators Disqualified Under Measure 113 Will Not Be Allowed to File to Run in 2024 . Salem, OR – Today, Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade directed the Oregon Elections Division to implement an administrative rule, providing guidance to candidates on Measure 113. The rule clarifies […]

JCSO PRESS LOG (7/31/23-8/6/23)

8/7/23, 12:24 PM PRESS LOG Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (7/31/23-8/6/23) ********************************** RANCH MATTERS STAFF JOHN STEVENS & DAV E STANGLAND  

CRR/BOD WORK SESSION, MONDAY AT 10:00 AM

8/6/23, 4:32 PM REMINDER CRR/BOD WORK SESSION MEETING TOMORROW, 8/7. AT 10:00 AM IN PERSON: Juniper Room & VIA ZOOM Meeting ID: 817 5116 6500 Passcode: 095366 Agenda Attached AGENDA ITEM OF INTEREST: . “New CC&R Procedure and Revised Handbook-Stephanie Proffitt” Ranch members need to keep a close eye on the CC&R Committee’s activities. The […]

NEWS ARTICLE -FLORIDA HOA BOD ARRESTED

Published: 15:57 ET, Aug 5 2023   FLORIDA HOA BOD ARRESTED BY Rachel Dobkin.  THE US SUN NEWS REPORT ATTACHED . BOARD members from Florida’s largest homeowners association allegedly stole $2million from residents, according to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. . Former and current officials from the Hammocks Community Association that was in charge of […]

WATER RESTRICTIONS LIFTED

8/2/23  1:30 PM   WATER RESTRICTION LIFTED As of this morning, water restrictions have been lifted. . As of late last night, the replacement part was installed. We let the pump operate a few cycles overnight to eliminate potential problems before lifting the restriction. . The question has been asked by many. Why don’t we […]

Informational post-SRD

Informational post . By DALE WILEY, SRD DIRECTOR   The SRD apron project is nearing completion. There have been concerns expressed about some debris being left at the apron installation sites. This is normal in a construction process and the contractor still has the side ballast to install. They need to be able to perform […]

WATER USAGE RESTRICTION NOTICE

7/28/23  5:20 pm **NOTICE**   WATER USAGE RESTRICTION NOTICE     ********************************* RANCH MATTERS STAFF JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

7/25/23, 12:05 PM DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? Crooked River Ranch is on the hunt for a General Maintenance Supervisor. The following employment ad is posted on INDEED, the worldwide employment website: “GENERAL MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR CROOKED RIVER RANCH C&MA, Terrebonne, OR. . The successful applicant must be reliable, have an eye for detail and […]