Creating lifelong readers

Creating lifelong readers

The Bowman Museum is hosting an event this Saturday to mark the 22nd anniversary of the SMART...

Clackamas District Garden Clubs devoted to community service

Clackamas District Garden Clubs devoted to community service

Before every meeting of the Clackamas District Garden Clubs, all members recite a pledge vowing...

Improving education

Improving education

Ochoco Elementary will use the $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank to purchase iPads for...

Building a bike park

Building a bike park

The Central Oregon Trail Alliance kicks off a fundraising effort for a new city bike park On...

Raising awareness

Raising awareness

Ray's Food Place employee Shari Smith made a quilt that will be raffled off this month to raise...

Other Pamplin Media Group sites


Prineville's Features

October 21, 2014

Civil War time at Amerititle

by Teresa Tooley
2015 Facebook Prineville Data Center Community Action Grants applications now being accepted Mid Oregon Credit Union was honored at the recent Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) annual…
October 14, 2014

NeighborImpact, a great place to work

by Teresa Tooley
Lindsey Rodgers, CPA, graduates from Oregon State University and joins local accountancy October is Cancer Awareness and Research month and Ray's Food Place is doing a “round up” promotion at…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Will Bean, St. Charles Health Clinical Educator, demonstrates compression techniques to freshmen Max Wiles and Tucker Shores during the Crook County High School career fair.
October 10, 2014

Career connections

by Kevin Sperl
CCHS held a career fair on Tuesday, giving students the opportunity to connect with local businesses Crook County High School Senior Brooke Dyer remembers spending a lot of time with her…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Kim Herber, the 4-H Program Coordinator with the OSU Crook County Extension Service, poses with a sign made by the Under the Clover 4-H Club.
October 07, 2014

It's not just about the fair

by Kevin Sperl
4-H has a wide variety of year-round activities available to participants For most people, 4-H club activities are usually associated with county fair competitions and displays of pigs, sheep,…
October 07, 2014

CCSO issues IRS-related scam alert

by Teresa Tooley
The Crook County Sheriff’s Office has reported that multiple citizens have been receiving phone calls from a female who said that she is with the IRS Legal Department and that a warrant has been…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL  - Travis Garner was honored as the Citizen of the Year at this years Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce banquet.
October 07, 2014

Citizen of the Year

by Kevin Sperl
Travis Garner was chosen by the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce board Travis Garner had an inkling as to who was going to be named Citizen of the Year. Attending the Prineville-Crook…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jane Kirkpatrick is the next scheduled speaker at Bowman Museum
October 07, 2014

Bowman Museum hosting lecture series

by Kevin Sperl
Next scheduled speaker is Central Oregon author Jane Kirkpatrick The Oregon Territory of 1845 was awash with political discourse — would the territory enter the union as a free or slave state?…
Photo Credit: RAMONA MCCALLISTER - Rick Steber pauses in front of the Crook County Courthouse. It is the same building where the murder trial for the shooting of Mac Griffith took place in 1964.
October 03, 2014

Cowboy recollections

by Ramona McCallister
Steber releases new book 'All-Around and the 13th Juror' The year was 1964, and Crook County was known as the cowboy capital of the West. The town was a mecca of tough millworkers and cowboys —…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL  - Crestview General Manager Mike OHerron walks with Princess the Cable Company Cat.
October 03, 2014

Return of the company cat

by Kevin Sperl
The cat went missing for months before a staff member found her Crestview Cable tells the tale of a cat that has been hanging around the office before abruptly disappearing last winter. The tale…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Emma Koch takes part in the pebble count on McKay Creek with the assistance of Scott Williams, Ochoco National Forest biology tech.
October 03, 2014

Science lessons from the watershed

by Kevin Sperl
Powell Butte Community Charter School students will help restore part of McKay Creek to its natural state A section of McKay Creek, about 15 miles north of Prineville, has become a part of…

Don't miss the local news

Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Powell Butte Community Charter School Physical Education teacher Ryan Douglass was hired as a result of a $35,000 Department of Education grant.
Sep 30, 2014

Joining the team

by Kevin Sperl
Thanks to some grant funding, Ryan Douglass was hired as the new P.E. teacher for Powell Butte Community Charter School Ryan Douglass, Powell Butte Community Charter School’s physical education…
Sep 30, 2014

CASA of Central Oregon to hold Chow and Charity

by Teresa Tooley
Prineville Perk to be held at Juniper Ridge Funeral Home this Friday morning Want to stay involved and know what is going on in Crook County? Then What’s Brewing? is where you want to be every…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Crooked River Elementary second-grader Caleb Buffington leads his classmates at the start of the school's 'Walk Across America' event on Wednesday.
Sep 26, 2014

Walk Across America

by Kevin Sperl
Two local health coaches organized the event to raise obesity awareness in our county What's the easiest way to get Crook County residents to walk or run a total of 3,300 miles? Get 3,300 of…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Kara Snider is the new executive director of the Crook County Foundation.
Sep 23, 2014

Passing the torch

by Kevin Sperl
Prineville native Kara Snider has taken over as the new executive director of the Crook County Foundation Kara Snider has taken the reins of the Crook County Foundation as of Sept. 1, replacing…
Sep 23, 2014

Prineville Funeral Home to host Prineville Perk

by Teresa Tooley
Saving Grace will be holding their semi-annual volunteer training sessions in October Nearly 30 years ago I bought tickets to take my little sister, Tina, to Portland to see Heart in concert at…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL  - Crook County District Attorney Daina Vitolins gave a talk about Miranda rights to Cecil Sly fourth and fifth graders in recognition of Constitution Week.
Sep 19, 2014

Teaching justice

by Kevin Sperl
Crook County District Attorney Daina Vitolins took to the schools to recognize Constitution Day on Sept. 17 If Crook County District Attorney Daina Vitolins had her way, she would pass a law…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Enid Bolton Crawford discovers the mural she painted 60 years ago at Crooked River Junior High while on tour with members of the CCHS class of 1959.
Sep 16, 2014

Timeless trout

by Kevin Sperl
Enid Bolton Crawford discovers mural she painted on the walls of Crooked River Elementary 60 years ago “My fish! That is my fish!” exclaimed Enid Bolton Crawford. “I can’t believe my fish is…
Sep 16, 2014

Microchip your pet this weekend for free

by Teresa Tooley
Saving Grace to hold their semi-annual volunteer training You don’t always get what you pay for. This was evident in this past weekend’s girl’s excursion to Portland, where I had purchased…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Jennifer Van Sambeek admires the paint job on her house while discussing the work with contractor Blaine Noland. Her house was recently chosen for a free paint job offered by Blaine Noland Construction and Painting.
Sep 12, 2014

Giving back by sprucing up

by Jason Chaney
Local construction and painting business owner Blaine Noland recently offered free exterior paint services to one deserving recipient as a way to give back to his community Jennifer Van Sambeek…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Golda Condron, superintendent of food preservation and the baked goods department for the Crook County Fair, urges people who want to enter canned goods next year to finish their product before this season ends and label their work properly.
Sep 09, 2014

It's all in the details

by Jason Chaney
Fair leaders are urging canners to prepare their next year fair entries now, and as they do so, they should take care to follow established processing guidelines to prevent disqualification and…



Local Weather

Partly Cloudy/Windy

55°F

Prineville

Partly Cloudy/Windy

Humidity: 62%

Wind: 28 mph

  • 25 Oct 2014

    Partly Cloudy/Wind 61°F 39°F

  • 26 Oct 2014

    AM Clouds/PM Sun 51°F 33°F