Avalanche survivor

Avalanche survivor

Prineville's Arron Tavernia was buried under 2 feet of snow after an avalanche at Cowhorn Mountain

Keeping busy for Crook County

Keeping busy for Crook County

New County Commissioner Brian Barney comes from a background in agriculture, law enforcement and...

Benefit packs arena

Benefit packs arena

Bid, Boogie & Benefit drew a crowd of 800 and raised more than $80,000 for the Rose and Hammack...

Community stands strong

Community stands strong

Supporters wear purple and teal ribbons and plan raffle and auction to benefit assault victims

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JASON CHANEY - Stabbing suspect appears via video for early resolution conference Tuesday.
February 24, 2017

Smith's attorneys seek more time to collect information

by Jason Chaney
Intermediate resolution conference set for April 26 during Tuesday hearing
JASON CHANEY - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden held his annual Crook County town hall at Crook County High School, involving students in the question and answer session.
February 24, 2017

Wyden town hall covers a lot of ground

by Jason Chaney
Questions about President Trump, forestry, environment and more highlight local event
February 24, 2017

Saving an historic ranger station

by Jason Chaney
A nonprofit has formed to save Rager Ranger Station from being decommissioned


CROOK COUNTY JAIL - John Elvrum
February 24, 2017

Local police make drug arrest

by Jason Chaney
Suspect flees police on foot and is later caught and jailed for multiple drug offenses
February 24, 2017

McLane introduces bill to prevent lawmakers from handpicking…

by Jason Chaney
Would extend filing deadline if incumbent candidate withdraws within three days of filing deadline
DESCHUTES COUNTY JAIL - Christopher Michael Stout
February 22, 2017

Prineville man arrested for luring, sex abuse

by Jason Chaney
Christopher Michael Stout allegedly arranged sexual encounter with 15-year-old at Bend motel
February 21, 2017

Crook County is focus of internet connectivity research project

by Jason Chaney
Associate professor from University of California Berkeley spends two days in Prineville last week, will return
February 21, 2017

County, city see increased interest in solar

by Jason Chaney
Five projects approved in county and company looking at city property near edge of town
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - The Advanced Via Individual Determination program (AVID) is designed to give students extra support to prepare for college.
February 21, 2017

Nike grant awarded to help expand local high school AVID program

by Holly Scholz
The Nike School Innovation Fund awards $12,000 to CCHS to help close the achievement gap, fuel excellence in education
COURTESY OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION - Bottle deposits in Oregon will double to 10 cents on April 1. Under a bill proposed in the Legislature, even cans for which only a 5-cent deposit was paid can be redeemed for the full 10 cents until Sept. 1, 2018.
February 18, 2017

Oregonians could see bottle deposit windfall under bill

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state's bottle and can deposit will double to a dime April 1.

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Feb 17, 2017

Wyden to host town hall at CCHS

by Holly Scholz
Session at high school auditorium provides an opportunity for senator to meet with the public, engage students
Feb 17, 2017

City recreational marijuana ordinance still undecided

by Jason Chaney
Vote on ordinance last fall resulted in a 3-3 tie, meaning the matter must still be considered by city council
Feb 17, 2017

Community preparing for solar eclipse

by Jason Chaney
Emergency personnel, Chamber of Commerce prepare for hundreds of thousands visiting the area
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Emily Salisbury, associate professor of criminal justice at University of Nevada Las Vegas and editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, speaks about women in the criminal justice system at the Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit at the Salem Convention Center Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
Feb 16, 2017

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative session

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Researcher tells Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit women offenders should be treated differently in effort to downsize state's prison population.
Feb 14, 2017

County Court appoints Brian Barney commissioner

by Jason Chaney
Extensive experience in a variety of fields made the applicant stand out above the rest
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Todd Culver
Feb 14, 2017

Culver found guilty of 18 offenses

by Jason Chaney
Prineville resident convicted of several sex abuse and domestic violence crimes stemming from incident on New Year's Day 2016
Feb 14, 2017

Lutheran Community Services gets land use approval for PMH…

by Jason Chaney
Mental Health Services organization still in due diligence period for purchase of the former hospital
Feb 14, 2017

February is named Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness…

by Jason Chaney
Events related to the month are planned this week at Bend office
Feb 14, 2017

Standing Prineville Strong

by Holly Scholz
The Prineville Strong Raffle and Auction raised $25,000 for two victims of assault
JASON CHANEY - Anthony James Smith appears in Crook County Circuit Court Tuesday via live video from Jefferson County Jail.
Feb 10, 2017

Stabbing suspect appears in court for arraignment

by Jason Chaney
Anthony James Smith pleads not guilty to 11 offenses; attorney asks for early resolution conference on Feb. 21