Possessing an eye for art

Possessing an eye for art

Vanya Crumrine's artwork earns her November in the Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom...

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Summer camp offers a 'Honk'ing good time

The Prineville Music Theater Camp will present 'Honk! Jr.' this weekend at Pioneer Park Brynn...

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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.
September 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…
September 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.
September 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.
September 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…
September 09, 2014

Getting ready for the 'Roaring '20s'

by Teresa Tooley
KRCO will be broadcasting OSU, Seahawks and Trail Blazers games for 2014-15 seasons Get out your golf clubs and get ready for the Roaring '20s for The Prineville – Crook County Chamber of…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Joe Hight poses with some of his gem creations, made possible by an Individual Development Account grant from NeighborImpact.
September 05, 2014

Celebrating 50 YEARS of community service

by Kevin Sperl
In recognition of the anniversary, NeighborImpact is highlighting their Individual Development Account Program Central Oregon’s NeighborImpact program is celebrating the organization’s 50th…
September 02, 2014

New dentist joins Dr. Petersen's staff

by Teresa Tooley
Pat Lenahan will be hosting the Prineville Perk at his Edward Jones office this Friday Thursday, Sept. 4 is Newspaper Carrier Day, and while the Central Oregonian has not used carriers for more…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Dawg House owners Lynne and Jim Straughan stand on the outdoor patio of what will soon be their new restaurant location. The couple recently purchased the former Arctic Circle building and hope to reopen in the next few weeks.
September 10, 2014

A new yard for the Dawg House

by Jason Chaney
The Straughans hope to reopen at the new location on Third Street in mid-September Dawg House owners Jim and Lynne Straughan sit in the dining area of what was recently, and for decades, the…
August 26, 2014

Keeping neighbors safe

by Jason Chaney
The Prineville Police Department is putting more emphasis on My Neighborhood My Cop The Prineville Police Department has offered its My Neighborhood My Cop program since 2007, but for the past…
August 26, 2014

Central Oregonian office will be closed this Labor Day

by Teresa Tooley
The last of this season's Picnic in the Park concert series will be held this Wednesday The Central Oregonian will be closed this coming Monday, Sept. 1 in recognition of Labor Day. This will…

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Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Jon Brewster, right, of Monmouth, a technology fellow with Hewlett-Packard, talks to Oregon Star Party Co-Director Jim Todd about his optical imaging system.
Aug 22, 2014

A Celestial Celebration

by Kevin Sperl
Star gazers from around the Pacific Northwest, and beyond, are gathering in the Ochocos this weekend for the 27th Annual Star Party event The stars are out in Central Oregon, and there is a…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Adam Meyer and Ashley Donovan arrived in Prineville on Friday, Aug. 8. They will conclude their cross-country trek in Washington, D.C.
Aug 19, 2014

Running to connect

by Jason Chaney
In hopes of learning about positive stories in communities, including Prineville, Adam Meyer and Ashley Donovan are running across the U.S. Adam Meyer and Ashley Donovan jogged into Prineville…
Aug 19, 2014

Mosaic Medical to host Prineville Perk

by Teresa Tooley
Nominations for Crook County's Amazing Kids needed The Central Oregonian is seeking nominations of boys and girls, ranging in age from elementary school to high school senior, to represent Crook…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Moriah Riley tends to her chickens at her parent's property off of the O'Neil Highway.
Aug 15, 2014

Moriah's eggs are Mo' Better

by Kevin Sperl
Local girl sells eggs to raise money for a children's home. Moriah Riley often acts like a typical 5-year-old, riding her bike through the puddles in her family’s dirt driveway off of the O'Neil…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - The Band of Brothers, shown in the above photo during the local Fourth of July parade, will host a spaghetti feed fundraiser on Saturday.
Aug 12, 2014

Raising Honor Flight funds

by Kevin Sperl
The Band of Brothers is hosting a spaghetti feed to raise money to fund flights to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., for local veterans Shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack…
Aug 12, 2014

Great giveaway this weekend

by Teresa Tooley
Kelly Thibodeaux & Etouffee "Cajun Swamp Rock" will be the featured concert at this week's Picnic in the Park It is nearly back to school time for Crook County students, which means sports…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Carriage Place staff who will be on hand to help during the event pose for a photo. Pictured left to right are Executive Director Ronni Graham, Community Relations Director Kim Sprengel, Resident Care Partner Alexus Basham, Cook DeeAnn Waite, and Med Technician Kayla Smith.
Aug 08, 2014

Just for the health of it

by Jason Chaney
The Carriage Place will be hosting a free health fair on Aug. 13 Carriage Place may provide care primarily for senior citizens, but next week, they will host a free health fair for people of all…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Great Clothing Giveaway is co-hosted by the LDS Church, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and the Church of the Nazarene. It will take place Saturday, Aug. 16 at the LDS Church on Southeast Second and Idlewood this year.
Aug 05, 2014

A shopping spree for free

by Kevin Sperl
The annual Great Clothing Giveaway takes place on Aug. 16 If it’s August it must be Giveaway time! Co-hosted by the LDS Church, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and the Church of the Nazarene, the…
Aug 05, 2014

Crook County Fair to host Prineville Perk this week

by Teresa Tooley
Mid Oregon Credit Union accepting donations of school supplies for local students It’s all about the Crook County Fair “Country Pride, County Wide” this week, with something for all ages to…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - From left, Carrol Landis, Karen Yeargain and Bob Orlando complete laps around Pioneer Park during a Walk with Ease class.
Aug 01, 2014

Walking with ease

by Jason Chaney
A new class funded by the Oregon Health Authority gives arthritis sufferers tools to ease the pain of walking Crook County Health Department Health Educator Kris Williams was shocked when she…



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