Flying as many flags as possible

Flying as many flags as possible

Flags of Prineville leaders obtain permission from city officials to expand program Melissa...

Tough game, great experience

Tough game, great experience

Local Oregon Ducks football fans had a great time at the College Football Playoff National ...

Memorial Wall photo search includes local Vietnam vets

Memorial Wall photo search includes local Vietnam vets

Hawaiian resident Janna Hoehn seeks photos of three Prineville men whose names are on the Vietnam...

Parents urge city to add traffic signal near CCHS

Parents urge city to add traffic signal near CCHS

Valerie Nixon addresses the council after her daughter was struck by a car in the crosswalk in...

Sporting vintage flair

Sporting vintage flair

Monty Klaus recently started a business building old-style campers from scratch Monty and Arleta...

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January 23, 2015

Upgrading the police department

by Jason Chaney
Interim Chief Les Stiles discusses training, launch of an accreditation program at a recent local forum Nearly six months after taking charge of the Prineville Police Department, Interim Chief…
January 23, 2015

Lawmakers will again tackle central assessement

by Jason Chaney
An Oregon Supreme Court ruling puts data centers at risk of taxation on intangibles A recent Oregon Supreme Court ruling has resurrected the possibility that data center companies statewide will…
January 23, 2015

USPS consolidates processing, alters first class service standard

by Jason Chaney
Bend mail processing center will not sort mail beginning in April Two years ago, the first of two planned consolidation changes were made by the U.S. Postal Service that affected mail delivery…
January 23, 2015

Prineville Elks dinner to benefit the victims of the Paulina fire

by Kevin Sperl
Proceeds from the $10 dinner will all go to the families who lost their possessions in the blaze The Prineville Elks will be hosting a fundraising dinner for the families impacted by the New…
January 20, 2015

CCSD weighing Insight's future

by Kevin Sperl
Board hears plenty of varied testimony regarding the local charter school With a decision whether or not to renew the Insight School of Oregon Charter Option’s contract with the Crook County…
January 20, 2015

Humane society seeks new shelter

by Jason Chaney
Faces many maintenance issues with the current building and lacks adequate kennel space The Humane Society of the Ochocos building was built in the 1990s as a replacement for the local dog…
January 20, 2015

Taking steps to slow fires and protect wildlife

by Kevin Sperl
A new Department of Interior comprehensive strategy seeks to suppress wildfires and preserve habitat for sage grouse, other species On the heels of an active wildfire season, U.S. Secretary of…
January 16, 2015

State of City: Poised for success after tough year

by Jason Chaney
Mayor Betty Roppe highlights financial success and changes in public safety after shifts in police leadership Following a year where the City of Prineville experienced several triumphs and…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF CATHY BARTELS - The plane crash on Sunday caused a large fire that emergency responders rushed to extinguish.
January 13, 2015

Bend pilot killed in crash at the Prineville Airport

by Jason Chaney
Accident involves a kit-built RV-9 that crashed during take-off A Bend pilot was killed in a plane crash while trying to take off from Prineville Airport on Sunday afternoon. The crash, which…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY DAVID BLAIR OF THE PORTLAND TRIBUNE - Prineville resident Mary Chapman belts out the Star Spangled Banner Saturday evening at the Moda Center, just before the Portland Trail Blazers played. The approxmately 20,000-person crowd is the largest she has ever sang to.
January 13, 2015

Singing on the big stage

by Kevin Sperl
Local resident Mary Chapman sang the Star Spangled Banner before a Trail Blazers basketball game Saturday evening Last Saturday, Mary Chapman and her husband Mike, along with their daughter…

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Jan 13, 2015

Fuels reduction program scheduled

by Jason Chaney
Local fire experts are waiting for approval of a grant that will fund a large project creating defensible space on rural properties and slowing spread of wildfires Protecting homes from…
Jan 13, 2015

County joins new workforce group

by Jason Chaney
The new 10-county consortium is designed to connect people with a variety of resources to help them find work Last week, the Crook County Court approved an ordinance ratifying the creation of an…
Jan 13, 2015

State public safety making gains, still room to improve

by Jason Chaney
House Bill 3194 includes policies to reduce prison populations, but it could result in more inmates in Crook County and other local jails Shortly before 2014 came to an end, the Oregon…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Brett Carrell, an A&P mechanic with Butler Aircraft, adjusts the engine cowling for a Commander 500S, an aerial supervision plane for fighting wildfires.
Jan 13, 2015

Butler Aircraft comes to Prineville Airport

by Jason Chaney
Will work on aircraft related to a wildfire detection program The Prineville/Crook County Airport just gained another business recently, making it a total of five over the past three years.…
Jan 09, 2015

CCSD clarifies policy regarding students' use of holiday…

by Kevin Sperl
Despite recent rumors, students are not barred from saying 'Merry Christmas' In the Dec. 30 edition of the Central Oregonian, Prineville resident Diana Ridenour wrote a letter to the editor,…
Jan 09, 2015

County DA is subject of employment investigation

by Jason Chaney
A former employee of Daina Vitolins filed a complaint in early November 2014 Crook County District Attorney Daina Vitolins is being investigated by the Bureau of Labor and Industries after a…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Auctioneer Dennis Turmon, with the help of Greg Felton, uses a forklift to move a Le Blone metal lathe in preparation for Saturday's surplus equipment auction at the high school.
Jan 09, 2015

School shop supplies going to auction block

by Kevin Sperl
School district selling wood, auto and metal shop equipment it no longer needs Crook County School District's Director of Facilities and Safety Deen Hylton and his staff have been poking around…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - E-cigarettes sold in Prineville must remain behind the counter at retail outlets and cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 18.
Jan 09, 2015

City, county to implement e-cigarette ordinance

by Jason Chaney
Law enforcement and health officials will focus on education early on while developing enforcement policies Until recently, the sale of e-cigarettes had gone unregulated in Crook County, as was…
Jan 09, 2015

Designating Prineville as a Purple Heart City

by Jason Chaney
Veterans have asked the Prineville City Council to honor local Purple Heart recipients with new designation The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the U.S. military who are wounded by an…
Photo Credit: PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY CCSO - Jason Kightlinger, of Prineville, rolled his vehicle after driving over spike strips deployed by authorities during a car chase.
Jan 06, 2015

Car chase ends in rollover

by Jason Chaney
A Prineville man attempted to elude officers and is arrested for DUII A Prineville man was arrested for drunk driving and other charges following a car chase that led authorities out O’Neil…




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