Singing with heart

Singing with heart

Local fifth-grader Molly Gaynor is one of three finalists for the National Finals Rodeo National...

Crossroads is smokin' hot

Crossroads is smokin' hot

Crossroads changes from a diner to a barbecue pit You could say the local Crossroads Diner and...

Discussing 'This Place'

Discussing 'This Place'

The This Place community discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at the library Those with...

Comic book nerds make a comeback

Comic book nerds make a comeback

Local comic book store Crook County Comics buys, trades and sells all things nerdy Embrace your...


Prineville's Features

September 27, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1991: Ochoco Dam deficiencies more serious than previously thought 100 years ago September 28, 1916 The residence, barn and about 125 tons of hay were destroyed by fire on the old Marion…
September 27, 2016

St. Charles welcomes John Bishop

by Teresa Tooley
Bullseye Firearms to host Prineville Perk this Friday There will be a community welcome this Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., for John Bishop. Bishop was recently hired as the new…
PHOTO COURTESY OF ANGELA DOESCHER - Stryder Doescher, with his service dog, Keebler, and his friend Landon Lockling, uses his new electronic wheelchair at school. Landon is Stryder's helper at Barnes Butte Elementary School, helping get him around, on elevators and through doors.
September 23, 2016

New wheels for Stryder

by Holly Scholz
The Crook County Rodders plans a benefit event on Oct. 1 to raise money for a local child's wheelchair and car lift Stryder was needing a new set of wheels. Members of the Crook County Rodders…


JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Visitors enjoy dancing to live music by Just 4 Fun Band at the Prineville Senior Center Wednesday morning. Dancers pictured left to right are Elsie Andersen, Ben Oaks, Jessica Eaton and Roger Cusick. Band members pictured left to right are John Schultz and Frank Borden.
September 23, 2016

Finding funds for senior center repairs

by Jason Chaney
Grant sought to repair facility that provides exercise and social opportunities for local seniors For many local elderly citizens, Prineville’s Soroptimist Senior Center is the place to gain…
TIM SATTERFIELD/SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jan Isbell demonstrates spinning wool to spectators during the Fall Mini-Fest. She sold her hand-dyed, hand-spun and handmade fibers during the event.
September 20, 2016

Welcoming autumn, Powell Butte style

by Central Oregonian
The Second Annual Fall Mini-Fest, a fundraiser for the Powell Butte Community Center, brings arts and crafts vendors and shoppers to the center Saturday
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Kami Dunlap opened Country Life Reride in June, a shop featuring new and used country goods. She offers consignment services and specializes in home decor, horse tack, clothing and gifts with a Western flair.
September 20, 2016

Outfitting the country folk

by Holly Scholz
Kami Dunlap opens Country Life Reride, offering new and used home decor, clothing and tack in her consignment shop Kami Dunlap opened Country Life Reride in June, offering consignment services…
September 20, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Five fastest local cars to race at Crook County Fair 100 years ago September 21, 1916 How would you like to have a new 1917 model Ford touring car presented to you without cost? Just get…
September 20, 2016

Thelma's Place to host Prineville Perk Friday

by Teresa Tooley
Quilters expo to be held at Portland Expo Center starting this Thursday There will be a community welcome for John Bishop on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The welcome will be held at…
PHOTO COURTESY OF PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS OF CENTRAL OREGON - Participants in the Walk for Life 2015, held at Riverbend Park, in Bend, earned $16,000 for the Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon. The goal for the 2016 event is $25,000. The Prineville Walk for Life begins Saturday morning, Oct. 1 at Ochoco Creek Park.
September 16, 2016

Walking for Life in Prineville

by Holly Scholz
Walk for Life happens Oct. 1 at Ochoco Creek Park as a benefit for the Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon The Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon invites community members to…
PHOTO COURTESY OF RUSS ROBISON - Members of the Crook County High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps were excited to recently receive notice that their academic teams placed first against all Northwest U.S. units on the Navy's National Academic Exam. The Cowboys NJROTC unit cadets placed in the top 5 percent of schools nationally.
September 13, 2016

Top-ranked NJROTC

by Holly Scholz
CCHS NJROTC members score highest in the Northwest on the Navy's National Academic Exam The Crook County High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps recently received notice that…

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HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - HomeTown Animal Clinic moved to its new 8,100-square-foot location in late May. Owner Scott Davis hired local workers to construct the facility.
Sep 13, 2016

A hometown veterinarian

by Holly Scholz
HomeTown Animal Hospital hosts an open house this Friday evening in their new clinic Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in a veterinary clinic? What happens to your dog, cat,…
Sep 13, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Ladies Annex begins fund for proposed enclosed swimming pool 100 years ago September 14, 1916 The fund for the proposed natatorium (an enclosed swimming pool) will be started tomorrow…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Coral West
Sep 13, 2016

Friends of the Library to hold a book sale

by Teresa Tooley
Evans, Bartlett & Higbe CPA's, LLP to host Prineville Perk this Friday The Annual Humane Society of the Ochoco Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Meadow Lakes Golf Course. For…
Sep 13, 2016

Jamming to old-time favorites

by Central Oregonian
Country Music Gathering brings Fiddlers to town The Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers Association hosted the Central Oregon Country Music Gathering at the Crook County Fairgrounds Thursday through…
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARTY GIOVANNINI - Jenna Porter, who recently completed eighth grade at Crook County Middle School, traveled to the Oregon State Fair in Salem last Saturday to compete in the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship. She earned third place in the sixth through eighth grade division, scoring $25 and a framed certificate.
Sep 09, 2016

Can you spell state recognition?

by Holly Scholz
Jenna Porter earns third place at the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship Saturday was an a-u-s-p-i-c-i-o-u-s day for spelling at the Oregon State Fair. Can you spell abysmal? How about…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A Powell Butte farmer cuts his hay in early September. Hay prices were down this season.
Sep 09, 2016

Prices drop for crops and beef

by Holly Scholz
A good growing season but low prices make for an 'interesting' year for local farmers and ranchers Plentiful water, no disease or insect problems, a long growing season, but very low prices have…
Sep 06, 2016

Going once, going twice

by Holly Scholz
A Sept. 14 auction of household items benefits the prizes and decorations fund at the local senior center Don’t you just love the thrill of winning a bid? How about the good feeling you get when…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Bex Construction changed the look of the front of the Central Oregonian's warehouse by adding siding, sheet metal and fresh paint to give it character and compliment the neighboring newspaper office.
Sep 06, 2016

An eyesore gets a facelift

by Holly Scholz
Bex Construction freshens up the 106-year-old Central Oregonian warehouse on Main Street Anyone who has driven north on Main Street during the last month has probably noticed some construction…
Sep 06, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1966: Clear Pine Mouldings plans to expand operations 100 years ago September 7, 1916 The first annual meeting of the Central Oregon Editorial Association will be held in Prineville on September…
Sep 06, 2016

Another scam for donations hits Central Oregon

by Teresa Tooley
Cougar Cuts to host Perk on Friday The Crook County Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of new Executive Director, Daleena Green. Daleena’s professional experience has been in the…