Making new boundaries

Making new boundaries

Superintendent Duane Yecha hopes to have a student distribution plan by November or December ...

Christian school hires principal

Christian school hires principal

Uriah Morse was chosen after a search that stretched into the current school year The Crook...

'Amazing kids' honored for contributions, tackling causes

'Amazing kids' honored for contributions, tackling causes

Before he was a 1984 U.S. Olympic gold medalist ice skater, four-time world champion and...

Tricks and treats

Tricks and treats

Families will have a variety of fun activities to choose from this Halloween Local families will...

Lord's Acre celebration Saturday

Lord's Acre celebration Saturday

The long-time Powell Butte event features a foot race, pit barbecue, and other activities On...

Sharing his knowledge of the 'stick and string'

Sharing his knowledge of the 'stick and string'

Former professional archer hopes to bring archery education to Crook County youth Powell...

Paulina school renovations take center stage

Paulina school renovations take center stage

The repairs are made possible by the schools bond passed by Crook County voter in 2013 A handful...

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October 31, 2014

Examining assessor inspection guidelines

by Jason Chaney
Several factors are weighed when appraisers attempt to enter properties to determine their assessed value Oregon state statute requires tax assessors to continually update the real market value…
October 31, 2014

Grant paving way for juniper certification

by Jason Chaney
Sustainable Northwest received $64,000 that will be used to study the wood for commercial use In Crook County, western juniper has primarily been viewed as more of an invasive species than a…
October 31, 2014

Facebook data center taking 2015 grant applications

by Jason Chaney
Will fund projects that enhance education, or address a local need They helped fund the Picnic in the Park series. They enabled the Humane Society of the Ochocos to microchip 600 animals free of…
October 28, 2014

Paulina ranch sells for $14.4 million

by Jason Chaney
The Gutierrez Ranch is among the oldest ranches in Crook County, dating back to the 1880s Another major property deal was made in Crook County, marking the second multi-million dollar sale in…
October 28, 2014

City to consider e-cigarette ordinance

by Jason Chaney
The ordinance would prohibit sale of the product to minors and require restricted access at retail outlets Although minors cannot legally purchase tobacco products, no such restrictions exist…
October 28, 2014

Injuries in ATV crash

by Kevin Sperl
The minor rider was not taken to the hospital A 17-year-old male crashed his dirt bike in the area of the Four Corners Staging Area of the Millican Valley OHV Recreation Area, southeast of…
October 28, 2014

Prineville man critically injured in truck rollover

by Kevin Sperl
A Prineville man was critically injured following a single vehicle rollover crash along Highway 126, approximately four miles east of Redmond, last Thursday evening. According to the Oregon…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - ODOT employees work to repair the damaged traffic signal at North Main Street and Lamonta Road on Wednesday afternoon.
October 24, 2014

Truck driver damages Main Street signal

by Kevin Sperl
Computer controller and signal heads were not restored for nearly six hours The traffic signal at the intersection of Lamonta Road and Main Street in Prineville suffered serious damage when it…
October 24, 2014

Outbreak unlikely, but county still ready

by Jason Chaney
Local health leaders are making plans in the event that an Ebola case occurs in Crook County Ever since the Center for Disease Control confirmed the first-ever case of Ebola in the U.S. in late…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Caroline Ervin, a CCHS graduate, was hired as Crook County economic development manager.
October 24, 2014

EDCO hires county economic leader

by Jason Chaney
CCHS graduate Caroline Ervin was chosen as the new Crook County economic development manager Economic Development for Central Oregon — EDCO — was left with two strong candidates for its Crook…

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Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Jacob Dawson, left, with his mom, Sue, and dad Larry are all back in Prineville after Jacob's kidney transplant surgery.
Oct 24, 2014

Giving the gift of life

by Kevin Sperl
Jacob Dawson received a life-saving kidney donation from his father, Larry Jacob Dawson and his dad Larry have always been close, but now they are joined at the hip, sort of. This past August,…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Public works staff from the City of Prineville fix a water leak on East First Street. Though the pubilc works job comes with certain risks, the employees have not lost any work time from injury.
Oct 24, 2014

City lands third consecutive Gold Safety Award

by Jason Chaney
Recognition requires a municipality go a full year without any work time lost from injury “Safety first” has become a mantra preached by many employers throughout the country. The City of…
Oct 21, 2014

Crash injures two local residents

by Jason Chaney
Oregon State Police reports that driver was transported to PMH and passenger was taken by air ambulance to St. Charles in Bend A Prineville couple suffered injuries following a car wreck on…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Human trafficking survivor Rozlind Saumalu talks about her experiences as a child sex slave to start OATH's seminar on human trafficking.
Oct 21, 2014

Human trafficking concerns brought to Central Oregon

by Kevin Sperl
There are anywhere from six to 30 victims in Crook County each year, according to UNICEF estimates “It’s a carrot and a stick, it’s that simple,” intoned the narrator’s voice. “You’re buying and…
Oct 21, 2014

Crook County confirms pertussis cases

by Jason Chaney
Health officials have identified two cases of the disease and 13 contacts Crook County has managed to avoid pertussis cases in recent years, but not this one. Community health leaders have…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Jonah Shadle, Ashley Bond, Matney Searcy, Erin Bush, and Cheyenne Young spend time during a leadership class working on posters for fall sports participants. The group is interested in launching a youth advisory committee with Prineville City Council.
Oct 21, 2014

City council mulling possible youth advisory committee

by Jason Chaney
High school students recently reached out to Prineville mayor with the idea The Prineville City Council is looking to add some young faces and minds to their meetings in the form of a possible…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Dan Lewis, electrical inspector with Crook County Building Department, demonstrates how future inspections will be done by computer.
Oct 21, 2014

County launching new e-permitting program

by Jason Chaney
Community development will phase in the new software over the next few months Builders and developers are not the only ones in Crook County who have to pay when obtaining permits for upcoming…
Oct 21, 2014

Redmond man killed when tree rolls onto him while he's cutting…

by Jason Chaney
Terry Dessenberger was crushed by a downed tree and could not be revived A Redmond man was killed Thursday afternoon following a firewood cutting accident on the Ochoco National Forest. Terry…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Steven Newhouse lost control of his 1998 Ford Explorer, sliding across the road, hitting a juniper tree and rolling the vehicle through a barbed wire fence  before landing on its tires.
Oct 21, 2014

Prineville man injured in DUII crash on Thursday

by Jason Chaney
Steven Newhouse crashed his vehicle on Grizzly Mountain Road A Prineville man suffered minor injuries in a DUII-related vehicle accident Thursday evening northwest of Prineville. Deputies from…
Oct 21, 2014

Post fires: Forest rehab work under way

by Jason Chaney
Projects include restoring fencing, reseeding native grasses, and treating invasive weeds A very active wildfire season has finally wound down in Central Oregon and throughout the rest of the…



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