Pump track & tri-tip

Pump track & tri-tip

A barbecue benefits the skate park resurfacing project while skaters and bikers try out a...

From leather to granite, they can engrave it all

From leather to granite, they can engrave it all

Greg and Tish Plasterer open T.A.G. Custom Engraving, LLC in Crook County, offering custom laser...

For the love of horses

For the love of horses

The annual 4-H Horse Fair happened at the Crook County Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday.

Survivor's story

Survivor's story

Donna Mohan, of Powell Butte, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 after a routine mammogram ...

Relay for Life set for July 30-31

Relay for Life set for July 30-31

The annual fundraiser begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds and concludes Sunday morning...

Where do Relay for Life funds go?

Where do Relay for Life funds go?

Money funds cancer research and programs to assist cancer patients Many people who are familiar...


Prineville's Features

July 26, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1966: Arsonists' fire damages Coin Millwork 100 years ago July 27, 1916 There will be no campaign to move the county seat from Prineville to Bend this November. In its stead, however, Bend will…
JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - The Coats start off the concert with a rendition of  the Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions' hit (later covered by Huey Lewis and the News) 'It's All Right.'
July 22, 2016

A cappella opener

by Jason Chaney
The Picnic in the Park concert series kicks off Wednesday evening, featuring The Coats The Picnic in the Park concert series launched its 12th annual event on Wednesday evening. Hundreds of…
PHOTO COURTESY OF SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF PRINEVILLE - Soroptimist International of Prineville members celebrated the club's 65th birthday on June 7. The club was chartered on June 2, 1951. Pictured, back row, left to right, Mickey Gray, Marge Levens, Melody Kendall, Dale Comini, Deedee Bolander, Elsie Simmons, Dorless Reid and Luanne Stephenson. Front, Neva McPherson, Grace Bannon, Bonnie Sessler and Barbara Groff.
July 22, 2016

Celebrating 65 years of service

by Holly Scholz
Soroptimist International of Prineville has helped senior citizens, youth and the community since June of 1951 Early last month, 12 local women gathered for a 65th birthday celebration. Elsie…


CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Visitors at the 2015 Prineville Airport Open House Fly-In saw a wide variety of airplanes. This year's event happens from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30.
July 19, 2016

Fly-In organizers expect big crowd

by Holly Scholz
The community is welcome to the Fifth Annual Prineville Open House Fly-In Saturday, July 30 What do pancakes, airplanes, classic cars, pilots and hot dogs have in common? They’ll all be at the…
JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Clinic Pharmacy staff, including owner Sean Phothiyane (in white jacket), join local leaders and guests in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new pharmacy and accompanying development Wednesday morning.
July 19, 2016

New development planned for the Ochoco Lumber site

by Jason Chaney
Will include new Clinic Pharmacy building and national sandwich chain When Pioneer Memorial Hospital closed its doors and St. Charles Prineville opened last September, Clinic Pharmacy was left…
July 19, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Prineville get 1.18 inches of rain in 16 hours 100 years ago July 20, 1916 During the 16 hours ending at 10 p.m. Sunday, 1.18 inches of rain fell in Prineville. The greatest downpour by…
July 19, 2016

Picnic in the Park series begins this week

by Teresa Tooley
The Cellular Connection will conduct its free backpack giveaway later this month at Prineville's Verizon store Picnic in the Park will kick off this Wednesday, July 20 with a show from 6 to 8…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Spectators enjoy a concert during the 2015 series. Picnic in the Park typically draws a large crowd.
July 15, 2016

The sounds of summer

by Holly Scholz
Picnic in the Park brings various music bands to Pioneer Park each Wednesday evening through the end of August Ready for some summertime tunes? In its 12th year, the Picnic in the Park summer…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Cruise attendees inspect DeSoto, a 1939 Air Flow street rod owned by Ron Robbel, of Bend.
July 12, 2016

Cruising to Prineville

by Central Oregonian
The Crook County Rodders Car Club, a nonprofit organization based in Prineville, hosted the 11th Annual Cruise to the Center of Oregon Car Show and Swap Meet Saturday, July 9 at the Crook County…
JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Pam Reinhart visits with longtime Wells Fargo customer Arlene Deitz during Reinhart's retirement party on July 2. She worked at the bank for 41 years, most recently as a personal banker.
July 12, 2016

Consistency you can bank on

by Holly Scholz
Pam Reinhart has acquired many friends during her four decades at the local bank Banking has changed dramatically since Pam Reinhart first became a teller 41 years ago. “There were no computers…

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Jul 12, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1991: Fire damages First Interstate Bank 100 years ago July 13, 1916 Central Oregon received a lion’s share of the prevalent rain of the Northwest, during the last two weeks of June. All…
Jul 12, 2016

And they're off ...

by Teresa Tooley
Picnic in the Park will kick off its concert series next week The Crooked River Roundup Horse Races start this Wednesday, July 13 with gates opening at 6 p.m. and post time for the first race at…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Students of Prineville Music Theater Camp will perform 'Aladdin Jr.' at 7 p.m. July 15-16 at the CCHS auditorium. Pictured in costume left to right: Eric Michel as Iago the parrot, Hannah Jones as Jafar, Kyler Michel as Aladdin, Wylee Chavez as the Sultan, Brynn Hill as Jasmine, Katie Jones as the narrator, and, front, Andi Noyes as Genie.
Jul 08, 2016

Camp & theater

by Holly Scholz
Prineville Music Theater Camp children present 'Aladdin Jr.' next weekend Twelve-year-old Hannah Jones has turned off YouTube and her own music for three weeks this summer to play the part of…
PHOTO COURTESY OF EQUINE COMMUNITY RESOURCES - Equine Community Resources member LaVonne Smejkal lets a rider choose a poker card during the poker ride at the annual Clippity-Clop to Snip ‘Em Off Benefit Trail Ride. Riders pick a card at each station, it gets recorded on their record sheet, and upon ride completion, the riders with the best hands pick from the prize table until the prizes are gone. The event is planned for Sept. 17-18 at Sisters Cow Camp.
Jul 08, 2016

For the love of horses

by Holly Scholz
Bend-based Equine Community Resources helps families in hardships care for their horses Equine Community Resources helps people and their horses live happy, healthy lives together. However,…
Jul 05, 2016

Photos from the Fourth

by Central Oregonian
CENTRAL OREGONIAN: HOLLY  SCHOLZ - Doug Riemann, left, and Tim Satterfield opened Box and Crates, etc. last fall in a woodshop on Laughlin Road in Prineville. They specialize in boxes and crates but also like the challenge of creating custom wood projects.
Jul 05, 2016

Those box and crate guys

by Holly Scholz
Local woodworkers find success in making boxes, crates and custom wood products Doug Riemann likes the “etcetera” in his Box and Crates, etc. business that he owns with Tim Satterfield, in…
Jul 05, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1941: Mrs. Mary Combs Howard crowned Pioneer Queen 100 years ago July 6, 1916 Petitions bearing several hundred names were filed with the Secretary of State yesterday which provides that the…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Amy stafford
Jul 05, 2016

Truck & tractor pulls to be held this weekend at fairgrounds

by Teresa Tooley
Amy Stafford has joined the sales team of Keller Williams Realty Central Oregon It is that time of year again for the Prineville-Crook County Phone Book. We have purchased and received our phone…
The Alimony show tractor in the above photo is scheduled to appear at the First Annual Prineville Truck and Tractor Pull next weekend at the Crook County Fairgrounds. The event will not only feature show and modified tractors, but local residents are invited to compete.
Jul 01, 2016

Tractor Pull

by Jason Chaney
The First Annual Prineville Truck and Tractor Pull is intended for people of all ages to satisfy a demand for motor sport events In late June and early July, the outdoor arena at the Crook…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DOUCETTES - The Doucettes, from Houston, Texas, play in two bluegrass gospel concerts this weekend at Pioneer Park. Pictured, left to right: Harlen, Hayden, Hannah, Hudsen, Holten and (front) Hansen Doucette.
Jul 01, 2016

Texas band shares their bluegrass gospel

by Holly Scholz
Five teenage siblings present two free gospel bluegrass concerts in Pioneer Park Maybe you missed seeing them in the Crooked River Roundup Parade last Saturday or didn’t get to hear them perform…