Making people believe

Making people believe

CCHS student Andre McNary will graduate with thousands of dollars in scholarships as he heads to...

Maintenance man moves on

Maintenance man moves on

Deen Hylton retires after overseeing the school district's maintenance and facilities for 20 years...

Outlaws and Petticoats

Outlaws and Petticoats

The Crooked River Roundup kicks off Wednesday evening, June 22 with a cattle drive, Prineville...

Crooked River Inn opens in the heart of Prineville

Crooked River Inn opens in the heart of Prineville

Innkeeper Elizabeth Hendrix moves from Alaska to fulfill a dream of owning a bed and breakfast ...

Soroptimist awarding young scholars

Soroptimist awarding young scholars

Three local students earned college scholarships from the Soroptimist International of...

Growing space for local green thumbs

Growing space for local green thumbs

Local citizens can choose from two community gardens in Crook County to grow their crops The old...


Prineville's Features

May 24, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Lack of funds halts work on Crooked River road 100 years ago May 25, 1916 Because he refuses to give the officers information regarding the source of his liquor supply, Frank McManus, of…
May 24, 2016

Peanut Butter Drive at Robberson Ford

by Teresa Tooley
The Central Oregonian will be closed Monday in observation of Memorial Day Make sure you pick up your Central Oregonian this Friday, May 27, as it will have three special elements in it. The…
May 17, 2016

Getting in touch with nature

by Jason Chaney
Many community organizations host the annual Fin, Fire and Feather event for local elementary school students Ochoco Creek Park was abuzz with eager elementary school students and instructors…


PHOTO COURTESY OF EBERHARD'S DAIRY - Eberhard's Dairy owners Mark and Bob Eberhard continue to operate the family-owned business based in Redmond. The dairy recently won state and national awards for their dairy products.
May 17, 2016

Eberhard's Dairy earns national recognition

by Holly Scholz
Aairy earns awards of excellence for cultured products and ice cream Got awards? Eberhard’s Dairy, a Central Oregon tradition, sure does. The Redmond-based dairy recently brought home multiple…
May 17, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
Improving Prineville-Mitchell road discussed at luncheon 100 years ago 100 years ago May 18, 1916 Parents Day at the public school last Friday was a big success both in the number of visitors…
May 17, 2016

Teaching an old dog a new trick not always easy

by Teresa Tooley
U-Haul services now being offered at Active Towing, LLC In last Friday’s Central Oregonian, News Editor Jason Chaney said something about the facelift that the paper is undergoing with the…
PAMPLIN MEDIA - Former Portland Trail Blazers star Terry Porter (left) poses for a photo with Crook County Amazing Kid Paige Ollendorf (middle) and Pamplin Media Group President Mark Garber.
May 17, 2016

Terry Porter delivers inspiration to Oregon's 'Amazing Kids'

by Pamplin Media Group
Prineville's Paige Ollendorf doesn't let blindness and other disabilities limit her life and dreams Following a passion — especially one for community service — can inspire others and build a…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Powell Butte Community Charter School students helped bring awareness to apraxia on Thursday, May 12 when they dressed in blue and white and learned about the neurological condition. Pictured are kindergarten through fifth-graders and school staff members with Tanner and Amanda Bjorvik in front. Tanner was diagnosed with apraxia when he was 2 years old.
May 13, 2016

Apraxia Awareness

by Holly Scholz
A local family brings to light the condition that affects speech and motor skills Tanner’s favorite color is blue. His mother says “blue” was one of his first words, so it’s only fitting that…
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY GRACE DEBOODT - Tim Deboodt, far right, poses for a photo after being named Crook County Stock Grower of the Year for 2015.
May 13, 2016

Deboodt named Stock Grower of the Year

by Lexie Tombleson
His OSU Extension Service enables him to support livestock production and more Dr. Tim Deboodt is the recipient of the Crook County Stock Growers Association’s Grower of the Year Award for last…
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY RON HALVORSON - A photo of puncturevine flowering
May 13, 2016

Puncturevine issue worsening locally

by Ron Halvorson
Struggling to treat areas where curbs meet private drives It’s called goathead in these parts, but elsewhere it’s known as caltrop, devil’s thorn, tackweed, Texas sandbur, burnut or bullhead.…

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JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Connor Nelson, front, Damin, Cal, 4-H Agent Lindsay Walker, Lillian and volunteer Randy are part of the 4-H Biking Club that met for 10 sessions. May is National Bike Month. Nelson said the biking club was great because he learned about hand signals and what he was supposed to do on the road. The biking club helps with team work, balance and focus, and they did drills and relays.
May 13, 2016

Biking club ends successful session

by Holly Scholz
4-H started the club to educate youth on how to be safe on the road and more Did you know that May is National Bike Month? A small group of fourth- and fifth-graders are celebrating with the…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Roger Peer, owner of galerie roger on Third Street in Prineville, came up with the idea for the Prineville Art Crawl. He holds a bowl he made of honey locust that has a live edge, meaning it still has bark on it. He points out the artwork of local painter Faye Taylor, who takes photos during brandings in Post and Paulina and then creates her Western paintings.
May 10, 2016

Where business and art collide

by Holly Scholz
The second annual Art Crawl invites those who appreciate art to browse local venues after business hours Feeling artsy? Here’s your chance to meet some local artisans and visit shops and…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Prineville Men's Wear owners Rob, Cathy and Jim Lane. Not pictured is Patrick Lane.
May 10, 2016

Keeping it in the family

by Holly Scholz
The Lane family has operated Prineville Men's Wear for 65 years and prepares for the next generation to take over For 65 years this month, the Lane family has operated Prineville Men’s Wear, and…
May 10, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1991: Fundraising drive begins for hospital renovation project 100 years ago May 11, 1916 Under the auspices of the Ladies Annex, John Claire Monteith, singer of unusual songs, will make his…
May 10, 2016

Art Crawl starts this Friday evening

by Teresa Tooley
Prineville Golf Club holding a Mark "ProPayne" Payne Remembrance Golf Tournament this Saturday in his honor Make sure to read the special section, 2016 Edition, Pamplin Media Group, “Amazing…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Members of the Crook County High School Jazz Choir get some practice in earlier this week before heading to the OSAA State Choir Championships at George Fox University. Pictured back row, left to right: Garrett Luther and Dempsey Campo. Middle row: Hailey Bishop, Baylie DeHart, and Abigail Daly. Front row: Keana Heinz and Jessica Stanley. Hannah Moorman directs the Jazz Choir.
May 06, 2016

Singing their way to state

by Holly Scholz
CCHS Jazz Choir competes in state championship for the first time in school history Members of the Crook County High School Jazz Choir are wading in new waters after advancing to the State Choir…
PHOTO COURTESY OF LUKE WALKER - Luke Walker competed in the Boston Marathon on April 18, running it in 3:41:50. His ultimate goal is to run a marathon in under three hours.
May 06, 2016

Running the good race

by Holly Scholz
With the Lord's help, Luke Walker overcomes drug and alcohol addiction, competes in the Boston Marathon Luke Walker had one goal after he got cleaned up — to run in the Boston Marathon. “I ran a…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - During the past five years, the Prineville Airport has become the landing pad for a variety of aviation business, spurring an uptick of more than 30 jobs. Manager Kelly Coffelt believes he and other airport staff have only scratched the surface in terms of potential business growth at the facility.
May 03, 2016

Aviation industry soaring high

by Jason Chaney
Number of businesses at Prineville Airport surge, going from one to eight in manager's first five years on the job Momentum is a buzz word Kelly Coffelt likes to toss around when describing…
May 03, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Railroad construction to begin in June 100 years ago May 4, 1916 Prineville’s railroad will be under construction, barring accidents, during the month of June. The sale of the $100,000…
May 03, 2016

'Central Oregon Daily' debuted on May 2

by Teresa Tooley
Richi's Place will be serving Prime Rib every Saturday night starting this weekend, May 7 KOHD-ABC and KBNZ-CBS debuted “Central Oregon Daily” on Monday, May 2. Central Oregon Daily will be an…