Recovering remains

Recovering remains

Crook County Search and Rescue volunteers were recently called upon to help with the sobering...

Offering the budgeting basics

Offering the budgeting basics

A new program offered by NeighborImpact HomeSource offers financial coaching for individuals and...

Filing Day frenzy

Filing Day frenzy

Some local residents file their tax returns within the first month, but many wait until the...

Rewarded for taking Community Action

Rewarded for taking Community Action

The social network company gave more than 20 grants to multiple local groups Facebook recently...

Giving children the Head Start they need

Giving children the Head Start they need

The local Head Start program is currently accepting applications for new students Applications...

Prineville Disposal launching yard debris program

Prineville Disposal launching yard debris program

The optional service will be offered beginning April 1 Spring has finally sprung and people are...

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April 25, 2014

Dual language program under fire

by Kevin Sperl
The Crook County School Board voted to offer the program through fifth grade, but some teachers raised concerns about the program Crook County School District Superintendent Duane Yecha came to…
April 25, 2014

Barnes Butte selected as school name

by Kevin Sperl
The decision came after school board members considered three names for the new elementary school At Monday night's Crook County School Board meeting, the board voted four to zero in favor of…
April 25, 2014

Region seeing job growth, but many positions part time

by Jason Chaney
Underemployment rate in Oregon was 16.5 percent for 2013 due to the lack of new full-time opportunities The Oregon Employment Department recently announced that the state unemployment rate had…
April 25, 2014

Eight seek governor position

by Jason Chaney
Republican Primary features six candidates compared to two in the Democratic race In May, voters will whittle down a slate of eight gubernatorial candidates to two, but one party has a much…
April 25, 2014

Foreclosure rates expected to increase throughout state

by Jason Chaney
However, Prineville rates have not yet risen like other communities For several counties across Oregon, the rate of foreclosures has experienced a substantial uptick. Statistics compiled by…
April 22, 2014

Local Boy Scout master arrested for sex abuse

by Jason Chaney
James Wilson turned himself in to Oregon State Police after he was indicted by a Klamath County Grand Jury last week A Prineville man, who was a Scout master with the Prineville-area Boy Scouts,…
April 22, 2014

Patriots to host Second Amendment forum

by Jason Chaney
Session will feature a discussion led by the Oregon Firearms Federations executive director Amid concerns about the growing presence of gun control legislation in Oregon, the Central Oregon…
by: JASON CHANEY - The cast of 'The Pirates of Penzance' rehearse on Friday afternoon as drama instructor Anita Hoffman (BOTTOM LEFT) directs the action.
April 22, 2014

Singing and dancing with The Pirates of Penzance

by Jason Chaney
CCHS students will perform the operetta in May "For me, it has probably been the biggest production that we have done so far," said Crook County High School drama student Jayana Hinkle. "Most of…
April 22, 2014

Legislating additional forest access

by Jason Chaney
Rep. Greg Walden has introduced a bill to stop the travel management rule in forests throughout the West With the 2005 Travel Management Rule firmly entrenched on the Ochoco National Forest and…
April 18, 2014

Apple taking on hydro project

by Jason Chaney
The computer company was transferred an exemption for a Jefferson County area project from EBD Hydro On Apple’s company web site, they make a point of touting their desire to progress…

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by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The first graduating class of the Crook County Sheriff's Office's citizen's academy poses for a photo.
Apr 18, 2014

Citizens academy graduates first class

by Jason Chaney
Participants in the 10-week program praised what they learned about the department The Crook County Sheriff’s Office graduated its first citizen’s academy class this past week and the program…
Apr 18, 2014

Five candidates square off for Second District Rep.

by Jason Chaney
Incumbent Greg Walden will face rare competition in the Primary Republican Greg Walden is once again running for Representative of Oregon’s Second Congressional District, but unlike recent…
Apr 18, 2014

Five candidates square off for Second District Rep.

by Jason Chaney
Three Democrats hope to represent Oregon in Congress The Democratic primary race for Oregon’s Second Congressional District Representative has drawn the interest of three candidates this…
Apr 15, 2014

Fire claims boat on Prineville Reservoir

by Jason Chaney
The Bend family onboard the boat swam to shore and escaped the blaze unharmed Two Prineville Reservoir boaters had to jump from their vessel and swim to shore to escape a boat fire unharmed on…
Apr 15, 2014

Spending summer on reading readiness

by Kevin Sperl
The Kiwanis Club of Prineville is forging forward to make a new summer school program a reality Wayne Looney is determined to improve reading skills in Crook County. Back in January, Looney came…
Apr 15, 2014

Three vying for Senate Democratic nomination

by Jason Chaney
Incumbent Jeff Merkley will face Pavel Goberman and William Bryk in May primary After serving Oregon nearly six years in the U.S. Senate, Democrat Jeff Merkley is running for a second term, and…
by: JASON CHANEY - Solstice Brewing Company co-owner Joe Barker displays some of the grains he uses to brew beer.
Apr 15, 2014

New spent grains rule worries brewers

by Jason Chaney
The FDA has proposed to regulate used brewery grains, which are often given or sold to farmers for livestock feed Solstice Brewing Company typically uses between 300 and 500 pounds of grain per…
Apr 15, 2014

Crook County Foundation accepting scholarship applications

by Central Oregonian
Deadline to apply is Friday, April 18 Scholarship applications from the Crook County Foundation are available now for graduating Crook County High School seniors and recent CCHS graduates…
Apr 11, 2014

Primary election information

by Central Oregonian
April 29, is the last day for all new Oregon voters to register for the May 20 primary election. Registration cards that are postmarked April 29 are valid registration for the election. In…
Apr 11, 2014

COCC board will not hire Lanning

by Jason Chaney
Former Crook County resident Patrick Lanning was put on paid leave on Feb. 11 Last month, Central Oregon Community College board members publicly announced they had found their new college…




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