The joy of giving

The joy of giving

Teachers' sorority completes the Care Bag Project, benefitting local Head Start preschoolers It...

Clinic Pharmacy owner plans business complex

Clinic Pharmacy owner plans business complex

The business is operating out of a temporary modular on Combs Flat Road The Clinic Pharmacy...

Rounding up kindergarteners

Rounding up kindergarteners

Register children for school during Kindergarten Roundup Feb. 10 Local families with children...

Just like new

Just like new

Stepping Stones Apparel carries affordable items for moms and their children When Leslie Colovos...

Displaying an Astorian

Displaying an Astorian

The Beaver State Historical Gunmakers Guild build a replica rifle and donate it to the Crook...

Writing club seeks student authors and poets

Writing club seeks student authors and poets

Scribblers invite high school students to contribute to their third anthology Local high school...


Prineville's Features

February 09, 2016

Back in Time: Ice jams in Crooked River cause flooding, damage

by Central Oregonian
Bids accepted for mail service between Prineville and Redmond 100 years ago February 10, 1916 J.F. Blanchard and Deputy Aune of Bend returned the last of the week from Tennessee with John…
February 05, 2016

Popular look behind the scenes

by Jason Chaney
CCSO's Sheriff's Office Academy has enjoyed considerable growth in three years The Crook County law enforcement launched the third edition of its Sheriff’s Office Academy on Wednesday evening,…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DIOCESE OF BAKER - Bishop of the Diocese of Baker Liam Cary
February 05, 2016

Called to serve

by Holly Scholz
Many locals influenced the life of Liam Cary, the current Bishop of the Diocese of Baker Liam Cary had wanted to be a priest since he was a young boy, living in Prineville and attending St.…
February 05, 2016

Back in Time: Boy Scouts run the county for a day

by Central Oregonian
Two 12-year-olds damage street lights with air guns, face legal action 75 years ago 100 years ago February 3, 1916 The political pot has commenced to boil in a manner that indicates a lively…
February 05, 2016

Business column: Bulldog Branding Solutions to host Perk this…

by Teresa Tooley
This is your last chance to be in the 2016 Chamber Directory for a year Each year, in honor of National FFA week, the Central Oregonian publishes a special section, with the local FFA Chapter…
JASON CHANEY - Cross Street Station attendant Jesse Scott fuels a customer's vehicle. Most people still prefer to let an attendant pump their gas despite a new law that allows self-service from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. in counties with less than 40,000 people.
January 29, 2016

Will locals embrace self-serve option?

by Jason Chaney
Most of the local stations allow it, but it has not shown to be a popular option yet Since Jan. 1, Crook County fuel stations have been allowed by Oregon law to let people pump their own gas…
HOLLY SCHOLZ - Parr Lumber Yard Manager Travis Garner, left, and Gary Lein and Bobby Kennedy, both of Bobby Kennedy Construction Company, discuss building plans with Debbie Smith. Kennedy, second from right, has taken on the construction project to convert Larry and Debbie Smith's garage into wheelchair-accessible living quarters for Larry, who suffered a stroke last summer. Parr Lumber donated the underfloor package and other wood items to complete the floor structure. Many local businesses and community members have donated services and funds to 'Bring Larry Home.'
January 26, 2016

The house that love is building

by Holly Scholz
Community members help remodel home of Larry Smith to accommodate medical needs brought on by severe stroke Bobby Kennedy is convinced that this community loves Larry Smith. “Everybody’s got a…
LON AUSTIN - Crook County High School Thespian Alyssa Jackson plays the character Eve in 'The Nine Worst Breakups of All Time.' The Thespian Troupe presented the one-act comedy this past weekend along with three dramas. The drama students directed the four one-act plays under the leadership of drama teacher Anita Hoffman.
January 22, 2016

Thespians direct one-acts

by Holly Scholz
Drama students learn how to direct one-act plays in their Thespian Troupe “The Tell-Tale Heart” is not supposed to be a one-act. But students in the Crook County High School Thespian Troupe not…
January 22, 2016

Local businesses fare well for the holidays

by Jason Chaney
Local consumers were in search of something unique when shopping locally Christmas has come and gone, and based on the testimony of a few small business owners, the season was good for local…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Performers take the stage at the 2015 Prineville Follies. Auditions for the 2016 show are Jan. 20-21.
January 19, 2016

Showcasing talent on the center stage

by Holly Scholz
The Prineville Follies return soon, with auditions scheduled for Jan. 20-21 Auditions for the Prineville Follies, a local 38-year music and drama tradition, is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and…

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HOLLY SCHOLZ - Pictured from left, student driver Tamalyn Wilson, City of Prineville Street Superintendent Scott Smith, and Driver Education Instructor Phil Burgess discuss the Highway 126, O'Neil Highway and South Rimrock Road intersection at the bottom of the grade in Prineville. In her letter to Smith, Wilson suggested adding delineator posts and painted arrows to the shared turning lane in order to increase safety at the busy intersection.
Jan 15, 2016

Student drivers voice concerns on traffic issues

by Holly Scholz
City street superintendent responds to student letters City of Prineville Street Superintendent Scott Smith gets an A+ for his “absolutely outstanding” performance on a recent assignment. That’s…
PHOTO COURTESY OF DEAN SPARKS - Dean and Toni Sparks have owned Juniper Canyon Storage for 10 years this month and recently bought Ochoco Mini Storage on East Third Street in Prineville, renaming it Juniper Canyon Storage.
Jan 15, 2016

Celebrating 10 years in business with expansion

by Holly Scholz
Owners of Juniper Canyon Storage recently purchased Ochoco Mini Storage Not only is Dean Sparks celebrating 10 years in business at Juniper Canyon Storage and turning 50 this month, he’s also…
JASON CHANEY - Dwight McCoy, with St. Vincent de Paul Society of Crook County, is seeking volunteers to sort the numerous bottle and cans collected to raise funds for the organization. The effort will take place as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, on Jan. 18.
Jan 12, 2016

Honoring a civil rights leader through community service

by Lexie Tombleson
Two Crook County volunteer opportunities are available for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a civil rights activist and minister. Each year, the…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Wrappers work to finish up gifts before families pick them up and deliveries are made. Left to right: Dave Hulick, Gary and Donna Watson, and Katy Weston.
Jan 08, 2016

Christmas delivered

by Jason Chaney
The 2015 Holiday Partnership once again provided gift bags and food boxes to hundreds of underprivileged families Much like Santa’s workshop, where elves scramble to finish toys for the big…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Amy Bishop creates scented jar candles and melting bricks for her home-based business, Sweet Scentiments, in Prineville. Pomegranate is her favorite scent and is sold year-round.
Jan 08, 2016

Making Sweet Scentiments

by Holly Scholz
Amy Bishop has turned her love of candle-making into a local business Amy Bishop loves trying new candle fragrances. In fact, that’s a highlight of her home-based candle-making business. “I also…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Prineville resident Michelle Dubisar-Reynolds faces her third surgery on Jan. 12 at OHSU as she battles carcinoid cancer.
Jan 05, 2016

Supporting the cancer battle

by Holly Scholz
The Reynolds family establishes a donation account to help fund expenses for Michelle, who is fighting carcinoid cancer Carcinoid cancer—not what anyone wants to hear. That was the diagnosis…
JASON CHANEY - Crook County High School senior Jordan Rutz is nominated by U.S. Rep. Greg Walden to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
Dec 31, 2015

Nominated for West Point

by Jason Chaney
Crook County High School senior Jordan Rutz is one of five nominees in Central Oregon for the prestigious U.S. military academies Crook County High School senior Jordan Rutz has always wanted to…
HOLLY SCHOLZ - Patrick and Jennifer Hayworth sell their restored 'farmhouse chic' furniture and vintage home decor at their new shop, Home Beautiful Oregon, on Main Street in Prineville.
Dec 31, 2015

They make a great team

by Holly Scholz
He does the dirty work and she beautifies with color at their new business, Home Beautiful Oregon Patrick and Jennifer Hayworth opened Home Beautiful Oregon on Main Street in Prineville two…
PHOTO COURTESY OF NATHANIEL DUNAWAY - Burke DeBoer (left), Jim Churchill-Dicks (middle) and Paige Scofield act out a scene as Buck Appleyard, P.W. Foster Jr. and Lady Vengeance in 'Misfortune County.' The movie premieres on New Year's Eve at Pine Theater.
Dec 29, 2015

Justice served in Misfortune County

by Jason Chaney
A trio of Crook County High School graduates will premiere their latest feature- length film in Prineville The 20th century has just begun and Wild West culture and ideals are giving way to more…
PHOTO COURTESY OF RYAN MCCUMBER - Hope, a 4-year-old Sage Kuchi dog adopted from the Puppy Rescue Mission by local resident Ryan McCumber, went missing on Dec. 6.
Dec 24, 2015

Searching for Hope

by Jason Chaney
The Puppy Rescue Mission dog is missing from her Prineville home Prineville resident Ryan McCumber first learned about the Puppy Rescue Mission on Facebook. The nonprofit that helps military…



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