Crawford swim across reservoir benefits HSO

Crawford swim across reservoir benefits HSO

Toughs out 10.2-mile swim across lake, on summer's coldest day, to raise money for local animal...

Kindling a spark in Crook County youth

Kindling a spark in Crook County youth

New Crook County 4-H leader Lindsay Walker hopes to continue existing programs while expanding ...

Building tiny homes in Prineville

Building tiny homes in Prineville

Cam Scott is building homes ranging from 90 to 300 square feet at business park Cam Scott...

Chamber embraces new local cannabis business

Chamber embraces new local cannabis business

Organization reaches decision to treat Plantae Health like any other legally operating company ...


Prineville's Latest News

August 04, 2015

Prineville man arrested on child assault charges

by Central Oregonian
Prineville man Nicholas Brown was arrested for assault of his three-month-old daughter. On Friday, at about 4:45 p.m.,deputies from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a…
August 04, 2015

Suspicious package is nothing to worry about

by Steve Kadel
Crook County Sheriff Jim Hensley and other sheriffs statewide receive a package containing white powder, but contents were not toxic A series of letters allegedly containing a mysterious white…
August 04, 2015

New bill casts doubt on police body camera use

by Jason Chaney
Prineville Police Department may struggle to pay for changes that fulfill new requirements For the past several years, the Prineville Police Department has utilized body cameras for much of its…
July 31, 2015

Two injured in deer versus motorcycle accident

by Jason Chaney
Deer ran into side of bike driven by couple from Moses Lake, Wash., driver airlifted to St. Charles in Bend A Moses Lake, Wash., couple was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident involving a…
July 31, 2015

State lawmakers extend school free lunch program

by Steve Kadel
Legislative funding also bolsters Farm to School grants Crook County School District will benefit from two bills passed by the Legislature last session. One expands the free lunch program to…
July 31, 2015

County health director named to national city-county health board

by Jason Chaney
Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown will serve on the NACCHO board for a two-year term The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) seeks to provide health, equity and security for…
July 31, 2015

Red Cross seeking Crook County volunteers

by Steve Kadel
People are needed for community outreach, the sheltering team, case work and home fire preparedness The American Red Cross needs volunteers in Crook County for a variety of tasks. Lisa Stroup,…
July 28, 2015

New House bill provides local control for pot retail sales

by Jason Chaney
City of Prineville leaders will participate in a workshop to decide if they will utilize the option Over the past year, the City of Prineville has worked to develop regulations associated with…
PHOTO COURTESY OF BENDBROADBAND - A semi truck hit a power pole in Bend early Monday morning, severing a critical Internet fiber that serves much of the Central Oregon area. Repairs took until 4:30 p.m
July 28, 2015

Truck accident leaves many in region without internet access

by Jason Chaney
Outage affected local businesses and government agencies A semi truck crashing into a power pole in northeast Bend left many homes and businesses throughout Central Oregon without Internet…
JASON CHANEY - Jack Kerr, treasurer of the Central Oregon Country Music Gathering steering committee, will participate in the event with his instrument of choice, the guitar.
July 28, 2015

Fiddlers gathering

by Jason Chaney
The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers are hosting the Central Oregon Country Music Gathering at Crook County Fairgrounds The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association has never held a statewide event in…

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Jul 28, 2015

Renovation work approved for Powell Butte school

by Steve Kadel
Improvements include a new roof, fire alarm system upgrade Powell Butte Community Charter School will get a new roof and other renovations under a $588,541 allocation approved Monday by the…
Jul 24, 2015

Pioneer Picnic and Pioneer Queen Coronation scheduled for Aug. 2

by Central Oregonian
Information about the Pioneer Picnic and Pioneer Queen Coronation was incomplete in the Friday, July 24 edition of the Central Oregonian. The Pioneer Picnic and Pioneer Queen Corronation will…
Jul 24, 2015

High speeds a factor in motorcycle accident

by Central Oregonian
Tyler Funk, of Lincoln City, severely injured in the crash, which occured early Saturday A Lincoln City man was severely injured early Saturday morning in a motorcycle accident on Northwest Lone…
Jul 24, 2015

Picnic in the Park starts Wednesday

by Jason Chaney
The Crook County Foundation event features a diverse slate of weekly concerts at Pioneer Park When Picnic in the Park first started out 11 years ago, they had to go out and solicit performers.…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - This year's fair will include a larger, more varied, exciting carnival.
Jul 24, 2015

County fair gets a growth spurt

by Jason Chaney
The Crook County Fair will feature a much larger carnival this year as well as a big name concert; tickets available for advance purchase People visiting the Crook County Fair this year can…
STEVE KADEL - Crook County Commissioner Ken Fahlgren talks with mechanic Sean Dougherty about the air tanker's capabilities.
Jul 24, 2015

Fire retardant tankers added at local airport

by Steve Kadel
Smaller planes help contain wildfires before they grow Crook County has new weapons in its fight against wildfire. Two single-engine air tankers are being stationed at Prineville-Crook County…
Jul 22, 2015

Cycling race to prompt temporary highway closures

by Central Oregonian
Closures to occur Wednesday through Friday Wednesday July 22 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.): Cyclists will be on U.S. 26 from Madras to Prineville, then onto OR 126 to the Millican Highway. They return to…
Jul 21, 2015

Rebuilding the police department

by Jason Chaney
Amidst leadership changes, the Prineville agency is focusing on improved policies and procedures Last year at this time, the Prineville Police Department began a substantial change in leadership…
STEVE KADEL - Rita Amodeo has gotten support in her battle with cancer from, left to right, son Corey, husband John and son Mack.
Jul 21, 2015

Honoring cancer victims and survivors

by Steve Kadel
Crook County Relay for Life is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, at the Crook County Fairgrounds When Rita Amodeo was diagnosed with breast cancer and began treatment nine years ago, she didn’t…
STEVE KADEL - Rylee Madison, 13, gives some attention to a cat at the Humane Society of the Ochocos during a recent visit.
Jul 21, 2015

Socializing Top Dogs - and cats

by Steve Kadel
A new program is pairing up local youth with animals from the Humane Society of the Ochocos It was a love fest Tuesday at the Humane Society of the Ochocos. Thirteen-year-old Rylee Madison…




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