Summer clubbing

Summer clubbing

The Crook County Kids Club provides local children with a variety of activities to enjoy while...

Flower shop blossoms

Flower shop blossoms

The owners of Juniper Ridge Funeral Home have branched out to open Bizzy Bees Flowers and Gifts ...

'A Better Man' and his journey

'A Better Man' and his journey

Steber's latest book topic: the success and battles of a Powell Butte man The story began with...

Prineville is now home to Buckstop Truckware

Prineville is now home to Buckstop Truckware

Location at Baldwin Industrial Park lured the company to Prineville A Prineville company that...


Prineville's Features

August 25, 2015

Prineville history book hits shelves

by Jane Stelle
'Dead Line' takes readers into the region's range issues during early 1900s Attention book worms and local history buffs: 1903-era Prineville and its environs are featured in a new novel by…
STEVE KADEL - Barbara Haide puts a quilt she made around the shoulders of David Brock last week during a Band of Brothers meeting as Lynn Arnett looks on at left. It was one of two quilts Haide presented in Prineville to honor war veterans through the Quilts of Valor program.
August 07, 2015

Wrapping veterans in Quilts of Valor

by Steve Kadel
Group honors men and women who have experienced combat When Barbara Haide wants to honor a veteran, she does more than just say, “Thanks for your service.” Instead, the Gresham resident who was…
JASON CHENEY CENTRAL OREGONIAN - CCPRD Recreation Coordinator Kristen Masten pauses for a photo in front of the sand volleyball court at Crooked River Park. The court will be flooded with water for a mud volleyball tournament fundraiser next Saturday.
August 11, 2015

Playing in the mud

by Jason Chaney
Crook County Parks and Recreation is hosting a mud volleyball tournament fundraiser next weekend Every year, the Crook County Parks and Recreation District hosts a fundraiser to bolster its…
JASON CHANEY - Bonnie Everest (left) purchased the House of Beauty Salon from Jackie Ryan (right), and moved her salon, Bonnie's Hair with Heart, to the new location. Ryan continues to work with Everest full time.
August 07, 2015

Curl it, cut it, dye it

by Jason Chaney
Two local beauty salons see ownership transitions Bonnie Everest had operated her own beauty salon out on Madras Highway, but after four years, she was looking for a new place of business.…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jerry Pimentel and his wife, Deanna, direct the singing of 'Happy Birthday' during his surprise 80th birthday party.
August 04, 2015

Surprise! Longtime teacher honored

by Candy Clemens
Former students, family and friends celebrate Pimentel's 80th birthday Jerry Pimentel stepped through the doors of St. Joseph’s Parish Hall on Saturday, July 25, to find a surprise 80th birthday…
STEVE KADEL - Dale Comini works on Carolyn Choate's hair just days before closing the doors of La Petite Beauty Salon in Prineville. Comini's career spans more than half a century.
July 31, 2015

Comini puts down scissors

by Steve Kadel
Longtime beautician retiring from her La Petite salon after styling 65 years It’s hard to tell if what happens at La Petite Beauty Salon is more about hair styling or socializing. Shop owner…
STEVE KADEL - Members of the Gimpy Old Broads Riding Association, from left, Roxie LaRoque, Joanne Hink and Michele Youker share a laugh Wednesday during a get-together near the Crook County Fairgrounds.
July 28, 2015

Riding to help others

by Steve Kadel
Prineville women of the GOBRA organization provide medical equipment for those in need They call themselves the Gimpy Old Broads Riding Association, but there’s nothing lame about these ladies…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Senior Fishing Derby at Walton Lake is described by Ochoco staff as a relaxed event and a friendly competition.
July 24, 2015

Calling all senior anglers

by Jason Chaney
Ochoco National Forest staff will once again offer the Senior Fishing Derby at Walton Lake Wednesday Walton Lake will once again serve as the destination for the annual Senior Fishing Derby,…
STEVE KADEL - Water levels at Prineville Reservoir reflect the effects of a lingering drought, including a couple of weeks when Crook County flirted with triple-digit temperatures.
July 24, 2015

Some businesses up, others down because of drought

by Steve Kadel
Prineville Reservoir Resort is suffering revenue losses this season The continuing drought that has lowered lake levels throughout Crook County hasn’t spared Prineville Reservoir Resort. Owners…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Last year's Fly-In drew an estimated 500 people to the Prineville-Crook County Airport. In the above photo, aircraft shared space with classic cars from the Crook County Rodders Club.
July 21, 2015

Wings and wheels

by Jason Chaney
The Prineville-Crook County Airport is hosting its annual Fly-In for the fourth straight year In its fourth year, the Prineville-Crook County Airport Fly-In is gaining a foothold in the…

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PHOTO COURTESY OF MAGIC CAPTURES PHOTOGRAPHY - Stryder Doescher, above at a recent Crook County Little League game that he was invited to play in, will be the recipient of all proceeds raised at the Pit Master Grill Contest.
Jul 17, 2015

Grilling for a cause

by Steve Kadel
Pit Master Grill Contest to help pay Stryder Doescher's medical expenses Would-be chefs from the local area will put their talents on the line Saturday, July 25, during the first Pit Master…
STEVE KADEL - The joy of fishing is reflected in Kaylee De Cosse's face as she shows off the fish those in her boat caught Sunday morning during a fishing outing for children held at Prineville Reservoir State Park.
Jul 17, 2015

Catching a Special Thrill

by Steve Kadel
Special needs kids treated to fishing, barbecue at Prineville Reservoir as part of CAST event Eight-year-old Kaylee De Cosse couldn’t have been more proud Sunday as she held up a string of fish…
STEVE KADEL - Kelly Case, owner of Prineville Landscape Materials and Nursery, added Stihl products and other lines after acquiring Ochoco Outdoor Power Equipment.
Jul 17, 2015

Prineville Landscape acquires Ochoco Outdoor inventory

by Steve Kadel
Expansion adds Stihl, Husqvarna, Cub Cadet equipment to existing business Kelly Case isn’t afraid to take a gamble. He did it four years ago by leaving a management job with Les Schwab to open…
JASON CHANEY - Michelle Moore (left) leads Prineville Music Theater Camp participants through rehearsal of a musical number for their upcoming performance of 'Shrek Jr., The Musical.'
Jul 14, 2015

Setting Shrek to music

by Jason Chaney
The Prineville Music Theater Camp will perform 'Shrek Jr., The Musical' next Friday and Saturday evening at Pioneer Park At Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, young actors are entrenched in week two…
STEVE KADEL - Jessica Lay's business, The Vintage Cottage, is now in a larger space at 395 N. Main St.
Jul 10, 2015

Moving on up

by Steve Kadel
The Vintage Cottage relocates to larger building in downtown Prineville When Jessica Lay was a little girl, her grandfather gave her an old trunk. She filled it with all kinds of treasures,…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Crook County High School graduate Stephanie Forrester (left), with her mother, Kim, spent last week in Seaside performing and competing.
Jul 07, 2015

A great experience at Seaside pageant

by Jason Chaney
Local high school graduate Stephanie Forrester has fun, fields tough question, in last week's Miss Oregon pageant on the coast Crook County High School graduate Stephanie Forrester didn’t quite…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Volunteer RuthAnn McGovern helps prepare for the Fourth of July Book Sale held last year. It takes two days to get the sale ready for the public.
Jul 02, 2015

Selling mountains of books

by Jason Chaney
The Friends of Crook County Library organization is hosting its Fourth of July Book Sale Saturday Picture piles upon piles of books from a large assortment of genres, lengths and sizes. This is…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - John Pierson plays bagpipes at a military service at Juniper Haven Cemetery.
Jul 02, 2015

Honoring those who have served

by Steve Kadel
Organizing the bagpipe group helped John Pierson deal with some lingering issues of his own John Pierson saw plenty of suffering during eight years in the U.S. Air Force as a parachute combat…



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