Making a difference

Making a difference

Louise Carter earns The President's Volunteer Service Award for her work with the Red Cross ...

Kicking off Roundup Week

Kicking off Roundup Week

Stampede Street Party and Roundup Carnival

Resurrected Goods gives forgotten items a new life

Resurrected Goods gives forgotten items a new life

Kristy Barton specializes in lighting, furniture and home decor made from 'resurrected' items It...

Free carnival rides!

Free carnival rides!

Prineville Police Department and partners organize the annual event Free carnival rides!...

Promoting fire safety

Promoting fire safety

Ochoco National Forest staff invited Kids Club children to paint fire safety signs With summer...

Teaching children about God's word

Teaching children about God's word

Several Prineville churches offer the annual Bible education program for local children Back in...

Rebounds moves across town

Rebounds moves across town

The physical therapy clinic outgrows its original location, moves to Combs Flat Crossing Rebound...

A night with the stars

A night with the stars

Star Party at the Prineville Reservoir coincides with free camping during State Parks Day...


Prineville's Features

June 21, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Old-fashioned Fourth of July geared up 100 years ago June 22, 1916 In addition to the regular Chautauqua program Prineville will hold an old fashioned Fourth of July celebration and…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - After a successful Peanut Butter Drive, Robberson Ford in Bend and Prineville is donating approximately 4,374 40 ounce jars of peanut butter to NeighborImpact's Emergency Food Assistance Program.
June 21, 2016

Peanut Butter Drive

by Teresa Tooley
Subscribe to the Central Oregonian and support the High 5 for Kids program at the same time After a successful Peanut Butter Drive, Robberson Ford in Bend and Prineville is donating…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Leanne Zuccone, left, of Oregon City, was a vendor at the Rockhound Pow Wow June 16-19. She assists buyer Roberta Hanson, of Portland, with a rock purchase. Hanson used special magnifying glasses to inspect the wet rocks.
June 21, 2016

Rock stars shine at Rockhound Pow Wow

by Holly Scholz
The annual jewelry, gem and mineral show draws visitors from afar Hovered over a bucket of rocks submerged in water, Roberta Hanson inspected each rock individually with her special magnifying…


CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTOS - The Father's Day Weekend Fly-In Breakfast will feature a pancake breakfast and a chance to look at aircraft and talk to pilots.
June 17, 2016

Pancakes and airplanes

by Jason Chaney
The Prineville Airport is once again teaming up with the Lions Club of Prineville to present the Father's Day Weekend Fly-In Breakfast on Saturday morning Pancakes and airplanes will converge at…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CROOK COUNTY LIBRARY - Bend'N Strings will play their bluegrass tunes during the Summer Reading Program Out & About Kickoff Picnic from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 on the south lawn of the Crook County Library. The event includes free food, entertainment and music. Pictured, Bend'N Strings plays during the Summer Reading Program kickoff last summer.
June 14, 2016

Library goes Out & About for summer reading

by Holly Scholz
The annual Summer Reading Program kicks off today at the library On your mark ... Get set ... READ! Crook County Library kicks off its annual Summer Reading Program from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today at…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jessica Lay and her 6-year-old daughter, Chloe, create a wreath out of sheet music papers to use as decoration during the 1880 Prineville Vintage Market. Chloe and her siblings will sell cold bottled water during the event to earn money for summer camp, making the market a family affair. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18 on Northwest Fourth Street between Beaver and Main streets.
June 14, 2016

Crafty, vintage vendors are coming to town

by Holly Scholz
1880 Prineville Vintage Market will take over a city block on Saturday, featuring 50 artisans and antique dealers Vintage toys, antique furniture, old bottles — oh my! Shoppers will have a…
June 14, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1966: Rockhound Pow Wow expected to draw 20,000 visitors 100 years ago June 15, 1916 M.J. McGrath, of Bend, was convicted twice Tuesday in Judge Bowman’s court on charges of illegal sale of…
June 14, 2016

Oregonians Credit Union to host perk

by Teresa Tooley
Meadow Lakes will be serving Father's Day Brunch this Sunday, June 19 The Crook County Health Department is sponsoring a free informational seminar to learn about well water testing and…
June 10, 2016

End of an era

by Holly Scholz
Staff members and former students reminisce as the historic school campus closes Chris Harper will always remember when he could finally get up on top of the “big” tire. Three decades later,…
PHOTO COURTESY OF PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION - The Pacific International Livestock Exposition annually invites youth from throughout several states to Prineville to compete.
June 10, 2016

Livestock jackpot Livestock jackpot

by Jason Chaney
The Pacific International Livestock Exposition returns to Prineville during Crooked River Roundup Week Crooked River Roundup Week annually transforms Prineville into Cowboy Town USA. Right at…

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PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY FRED HOSILLOS - Shawna Holland and her children, Malorie and Parker Thompson, participated in the 2014 June Bug Fun Run. The third annual event begins with check-in at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 11 at Stryker Park, in Prineville.
Jun 07, 2016

June Bug a 'fun raiser' for kids

by Jason Chaney
The June Bug Fun Run Saturday benefits Lutheran Community Services The June Bug Fun Run may be a fundraiser for Lutheran Community Services programs in Crook County, but organizer Fred Hosillos…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - El Grullense Drive Thru opened May 28 on North Main Street, in Prineville, specializing in tacos, burritos and traditional Mexican fare.
Jun 07, 2016

El Grullense Drive Thru opens

by Holly Scholz
A couple from San Jose opens the restaurant on North Main Street, serving traditional Mexican fare Using his family’s secret recipes, Roger Cisneros opened El Grullense Drive Thru on North Main…
Jun 07, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Ochoco Irrigation District searches for reservoir location 100 years ago June 8, 1916 The investigation of the various reservoir locations for the storage of water for the Ochoco…
Jun 07, 2016

Barney Prine's under new ownership

by Teresa Tooley
Meadow Lakes Golf Course to have a free golf day this Friday Crooked River Roundup time is nearly here. The Central Oregonian has partnered with the Crooked River Roundup to produce and print…
May 31, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1941: Members of fire department plan annual ball 100 years ago June 1, 1916 The sale of the $100,000 bond issue for the construction of Prineville’s railroad is absolutely assured. Watson P.…
May 31, 2016

Fast facts on local data centers available for you to view

by Teresa Tooley
Bank of the Cascades to host Prineville Perk The Central Oregonian will be publishing our annual graduation section for the Class of 2016 on Friday, June 10. If you have a student graduating…
PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDRE MCNARY - Andre McNary earned a $1,000 scholarship from the Bend Surgery Center Foundation. He has shadowed Dr. Laura Schweger, a podiatrist at Optima Food and Ankle, in Bend, and plans to eventually become an anesthesiologist. Pictured, left, his grandmother, Joanne McNary, Schweger, Andre McNary and his grandfather, Tom McNary.
May 27, 2016

Making people believe

by Holly Scholz
CCHS student Andre McNary will graduate with thousands of dollars in scholarships as he heads to medical school in the fall Andre McNary felt that no one believed he had a future. “My childhood…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County School District Facilities/Transportation Director and Safety Officer Deen Hylton, pictured in the center, works at the maintenance building at Holly and First streets, in Prineville. He is pictured with some of his maintenance crew, who will celebrate his retirement June 30 by going out. Back row, left, Robert Godat, Gary King, Don Barney and David Christian. Front, left, Hylton and Wendy Slawter. King will also be retiring at the end of school year after 26 years with the school district.
May 27, 2016

Maintenance man moves on

by Holly Scholz
Deen Hylton retires after overseeing the school district's maintenance and facilities for 20 years After nearly 20 years at the Crook County School District, Deen Hylton says every day has been…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Stefanie Crowe, with As Crowes Fly, adorned the windows at Bizzy Bees Flowers and Gifts with Roundup-themed decor on Friday morning. Crowe paints various themes on the windows of the Third Street florist shop throughout the year and also decorates Norm's Xtreme Fitness Center.
May 24, 2016

Outlaws and Petticoats

by Holly Scholz
The Crooked River Roundup kicks off Wednesday evening, June 22 with a cattle drive, Prineville Stampeded and Street Party and Chili Cook-Off. A carnival in downtown Prineville begins Thursday,…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crooked River Inn Bed and Breakfast owner Elizabeth Hendrix remodeled a 1906 Victorian-style home on Northwest Second Street, in Prineville. She hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday. The bed and breakfast features two suites, decorated in the modern farmhouse theme. She opens for business on June 1.
May 24, 2016

Crooked River Inn opens in the heart of Prineville

by Holly Scholz
Innkeeper Elizabeth Hendrix moves from Alaska to fulfill a dream of owning a bed and breakfast The fresh, white walls, airy rooms and welcoming innkeeper invite travelers to make the Crooked…