Thunder in the Ochocos

Thunder in the Ochocos

Horseback shooting enthusiasts spent three days competing at John Sharp Corral northwest of...

For the love of competitive sports

For the love of competitive sports

JP Monroe, of Powell Butte, has been competing and excelling in events in the Special Olympics...

Storm King Mountain: 20 years later

Storm King Mountain: 20 years later

Even after two decades, the tragedy still deeply affects family, friends and community members ...

More than just a rifle

Jim Malloy recently presented a rifle to Central Oregon Readiness Center in memory of friend and...

'That car was 1930'

'That car was 1930'

A transient stole an antique car from a church parking lot and later crashed it in the river The...

Growing the roundup

Growing the roundup

The Crooked River Roundup has added a pancake breakfast, professional announcer, and NFR barrel...

Rodeo queen trifecta

Rodeo queen trifecta

2014 Crooked River Roundup Queen Megen Hopper has also reigned as the 2011 Jefferson County Queen...

Reservoir rescue

Reservoir rescue

CCHS foreign exchange student Leandre Nicolai pulled a boy who was unconscious and under water to...

Front and center

Front and center

After spending 30 years, working behind the scenes for the Crooked River Roundup, Pat McCabe is...

Building the Lower 66

Building the Lower 66

Volunteers are building a new bike path to the Ochoco viewpoint Seth Crawford pulls a large rock...

Eighth grade achievement audit shows troubling gap

Eighth grade achievement audit shows troubling gap

English language learners and disabled students show most need for improvement locally Today's...

A century of extending local service

A century of extending local service

The OSU Crook County Extension Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary on May 7 As a way to...

To bee or not to bee?

To bee or not to bee?

Crook County residents are hoping to start a local beekeeping group Andy Schutz wanted to create...

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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July 22, 2014

Bush sues city for $2.5 million

by Jason Chaney
Fired police chief claims he was wrongfully discharged and accused city of intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation Within a day of finding out he had been fired, former…
by: PHOTO COURTESY OF KIM WOODWARD - Photo taken of Bailey Butte Fire of the Waterman Complex on Monday evening last week.
July 22, 2014

Oregon on fire

by Jason Chaney
Multiple fires in the region have prompted allocation of resources from throughout the country On Friday evening, a thick blanket of smoke covered Prineville, reducing visibility to less than a…
July 22, 2014

Rimrock Health Alliance dissolves

by Jason Chaney
Work performed by the nonprofit will be absorbed into St. Charles Health Systems After committing four years of work to enhance the health care available in Crook County, Rimrock Health Alliance…
by: KEVIN SPERL  - Crew Leader Cheryl Sumerlin (right) works with team members Garret Dennis and Mike Burleigh to secure fencing around Aspen saplings located in the Spears Meadow area of the Ochocos.
July 22, 2014

Heart of Oregon offers youth work experience opportunities

by Kevin Sperl
Prineville students working to preserve aspen population in Ochoco National Forest Just west of Ochoco Summit, a team of Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps teens were working to protect…
by: CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Eric Bush
July 18, 2014

City acts: Police Chief Bush fired

by Jason Chaney
Bush has already sued city on the basis that the decision was related to his service in National Guard Ten months after initially putting Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush on paid administrative…
July 18, 2014

FIRE UPDATE: Ochoco Complex

by Central Oregonian
The Ochoco Complex consists of four wildfires on the Ochoco National Forest, and the Oscar Canyon fire burning on Prineville BLM land within the North Fork Wilderness Study Area. All fires are…
July 19, 2014

Red Cross reaching out to Central Oregon wildfire areas

by Pamplin Media Group
As a series of wildfires burn across central Oregon, the American Red Cross is preparing to open shelters for area residents and visitors. Several outreach teams will be canvassingthe Three…
July 18, 2014

Raging infernos

by Jason Chaney
Fire erupted near the Mitchell area on Monday prompting evacuations and highway closures throughout the the past week Prineville resident Tina Greiner was returning home from Mitchell on Monday…
July 18, 2014

County, city to meet on future jail strategies

by Jason Chaney
Four different studies have been completed and will be discussed during a joint workshop Tuesday For the past year, Crook County and the City of Prineville have worked together toward…
by: KEVIN SPERL - Latin music artist Todd Haaby opened the 2014 season of Picnic in the Park Wednesday night.
July 18, 2014

Picnic in the Park series returns to for the summer

by Kevin Sperl
Now in its 10th year, the Wednesday evening event will take place through the next seven weeks at Pioneer Park A hot and somewhat smokey night in Prineville was the perfect backdrop for the hot…

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by: KEVIN SPERL - Michelle DeBoard is Crook County School District's new director of technology.
Jul 18, 2014

School district hires technology director

by Kevin Sperl
Michelle DeBoard will replace Bruce Hahn, who has retired from his position While students and the majority of the teaching staff of the Crook County School District may have the summer off, it…
Jul 15, 2014

Rinehart acquitted on sex abuse charges

by Jason Chaney
A 12-member Crook County jury found the Prineville resident not guilty on all three counts A Prineville man facing charges for three sex-based crimes was acquitted on all counts this past…
Jul 15, 2014

State workforce system needs revamped

by Jason Chaney
The U.S. House and Senate both passed a bill that improves workforce system development Statewide, employment numbers point to an ongoing recovery. Unemployment rates have been dropping in…
by: KEVIN SPERL - Executive Director Ashley Thrasher can usually be found surrounded by kids at the Crook County Kids Club.
Jul 15, 2014

Expanding youth opportunities

by Kevin Sperl
The Crook County Kids Club has experienced year-over-year growth As executive director of the Crook County Kids Club, Ashley Thrasher certainly is entitled to her own desk. She just doesn’t get…
Jul 11, 2014

Marijuana measure to appear on ballot

by Jason Chaney
New Approach Oregon has collected enough signatures to put a legalization measure on the upcoming November ballot As Washington and Colorado continue their first year under new laws legalizing…
by: KEVIN SPERL - Rita Amodeo decorates the windows of a car for the upcoming Relay for Life event in Prineville.
Jul 11, 2014

Raising money to fight cancer one lap at a time

by Kevin Sperl
Relay for Life will be held in late July at the Crook County Fairgrounds On Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m., the Crook County Fairgrounds will host the 15th annual Relay for Life, hoping to raise…
by: JASON CHANEY - Highway 126 going up the grade out of Prineville will undergo a repaving project beginning later this month.
Jul 11, 2014

ODOT set to repave two local highways

by Jason Chaney
The project, which includes Highway 126 up the grade, is scheduled to begin on July 24 Later this month, local drivers can expect some major construction work to begin on the highways west of…
by: PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY STACY JO HARTLEY - Horse show competitors will compete in a variety of different classes and divisions during the three-day event.
Jul 11, 2014

More than a horse show

by Jason Chaney
The Western States Stock Horse Show will take place on the Crook County Fairgrounds during a span of three days and feature clinics on showing horses Western States Stock Horse tries to host…
by: PHOTO COURTESY OF GOOGLE - Crook County is mounting a bone pile removal program to prevent the attraction of wolves to the area.
Jul 08, 2014

Preparing for arrival of the pack

by Jason Chaney
Crook County is using $3,000 in grant money to help with bone pile removal on local ranches Wolves have yet to enter Crook County borders, and they may not arrive for a long time, but that…
by: JASON CHANEY - Lutheran Community Services Resource Center staff will all play a role in the new Assertive Community Treatment program. Pictured left to right are Dean Bonanno, young adult hub coordinator/therapist; Tiffany Boyum, case manager/active community outreach; Kori Kuaana, therapist; Karen Bones, case manager; and Fred Hosillos, supported employment specialist.
Jul 08, 2014

LCS program focusing on community outreach

by Jason Chaney
The Assertive Community Treatment model takes case managers to people's homes When staff for Lutheran Community Services provides assistance to people with mental illnesses, they typically serve…




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