Is it time for a new pool?

Is it time for a new pool?

The Crook County Parks & Recreation District is looking again to start discussions The last time...

City budget committee facing five vacancies

City budget committee facing five vacancies

Citizen applicants are asked to fill the positions and participate in the budget process this...

Bidding in his honor

Bidding in his honor

A group of 14 friends pay $22,334 for tree at the Hospice Christmas Auction in honor of Barry...

Hitting the trails to highlight what's down the road

Hitting the trails to highlight what's down the road

Local cyclists were invited to participate in a trail ride to raise awareness for a new bike park...

Seeking childcare cost cutting measures

Seeking childcare cost cutting measures

Report reveals that Crook County residents could spend 30 percent of income on child care ...

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Photo Credit: CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Bill will allocate 5,100 acre-feet of water behind the dam to the City of Prineville.
December 16, 2014

Congress finally passes Bowman Dam legislation

by Jason Chaney
Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Greg Walden reach agreement just before lawmakers left Capitol Local leaders had begun to wonder if Congress would ever pass the Bowman Dam legislation they sorely…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED BY OSP - The head-on crash occured Saturday morning on Highway 20, west of Sisters.
December 16, 2014

Local couple seriously hurt in crash

by Jason Chaney
Donald and Jeanie Talbot were transported by air ambulance to St. Charles in Bend after the accident Two Prineville residents were seriously injured Saturday morning in a head-on vehicle crash…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Crook County Middle School seventh-grade teacher Cally Modin, far right, supervises her students (from right) Emily Eagan, Kaylie Foley, and Faith Lambdin as they help sort clothes in the schoo'ls Clothes Loft.
December 16, 2014

Warming hearts and bodies

by Kevin Sperl
Crook County Middle School's Clothes Loft provides clothes and other items, at no charge, for those in need Cally Modin, a seventh grade teacher at Crook County Middle School, was cleaning out…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Residents of Wheeler County, which includes Mitchell, topped the state for voter turnout in the November 2014 election.
December 16, 2014

Wheeler County voter turnout leads Oregon again

by Jason Chaney
About 81.8 percent of the county's 971 registered voters cast a ballot There may not be many registered voters in Wheeler County - 971 to be exact - but that doesn’t stop them from believing…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Sixty-nine luminary bags are lined up beneath the stage at Pioneer Park, representing the number of charged DUII cases on Crook County this past year. A single candle, representing the death of Tyler Pierce, sits above them on stage.
December 16, 2014

Gathering in memory of DUII crash victims

by Kevin Sperl
A single luminary honored the life of Tyler Pierce A single luminary candle sat on the stage of Pioneer Park last Wednesday evening, representing the death of Tyler Pierce, who died on Feb. 1 of…
Photo Credit: CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - The Prineville Airport has gained five new business clients in the past three years.
December 16, 2014

Prineville Airport making room to grow

by Jason Chaney
Airport has added two new aviation maintenance businesses and is planning for future growth During the past couple years, the Prineville/Crook County Airport has enjoyed a boost in business…
December 12, 2014

Stafford sentenced to 120 days jail time

by Kevin Sperl
Faced first-degree manslaughter charge in accidental death of Tyler Pierce Prineville resident Mason Stafford, 31, was sentenced to 120 days in jail on Thursday morning in the death of Tyler…
December 12, 2014

City manager given pay increase

by Jason Chaney
The Prineville City Council gave Steve Forrester high marks for how he handled a difficult year After navigating a publicly tumultuous year, Prineville City Manager Steve Forrester was recently…
December 12, 2014

Man injured in car versus pedestrian accident

by Central Oregonian
A Prineville man sustained multiple injuries after being struck by a car Wednesday evening. Prineville police responded to the incident, which occurred in the area of South Main Street and…
December 12, 2014

Congress rejects county payment reauthorization

by Jason Chaney
The Secure Rural Schools Act funds the county schools and road department Crook County has once again found itself in danger of losing Secure Rural Schools Dollars as Congress chose not to…

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Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Prineville resident Bob Daly was on the receiving end of a Good Samaritan effort from Brian Shrauger, right, and Darryl Storey (not pictured). Their coworker Jeff Penner is on left.
Dec 12, 2014

Stepping up in his time of need

by Kevin Sperl
Two local residents went out of their way to help Prineville man Bob Daly get his broken down vehicle back on the road Prineville's Bob Daly now knows how it feels when he is away from home and…
Dec 12, 2014

Keep fire safety in mind during the holiday season

by Jason Chaney
Proper use of extension cords and paying attention to cooking meals can help prevent fires Typically, the holidays are viewed as a time to get together with family and friends and enjoy…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - The recipients of grants from the Crook County Cultural Coalition are, front from left: Ashley Thrasher, Crook County Kids Club; Chad Carpenter, Crook County After The Bell; Tiina Allas, Ochoco Players. In the back row from the left are: Max McPherren, Beaver State Historical Gunmakers Club; Barbara Punch, Prineville Music Theater Camp; Kara Snyder, Picnic in the Park; and Lexie Tombleson, Ochoco Players.
Dec 12, 2014

Promoting arts and culture in Crook County

by Kevin Sperl
The Crook County Cultural Coalition rewards six service organziations with grants Six local service organizations received grants totaling $7,200 from the Crook County Cultural Coalition on…
Dec 11, 2014

Bowman water legislation passes

by Central Oregonian
Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Greg Walden announced they have reached an agreement on legislation to implement a collaborative vision for water management along the Crooked…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF CCFR - A chimney fire started in this Stripling Court house on Sunday night and spread to the attic then down to the rest of the house.  Nobody was injured, but the house was a total loss.
Dec 09, 2014

Evening house fire results in total loss

by Jason Chaney
Fire causes $150,000 in damages, but no injuries A house fire broke out Sunday evening in Prineville causing more than $150,000 in damage and likely rendering the home a total loss. Crook County…
Dec 09, 2014

Reward offered in vandalism incident

by Jason Chaney
PGE is offering $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever damaged high-voltage lines near Prineville Crook County Sheriff’s Office personnel are currently seeking…
Dec 09, 2014

Some charities not what they seem

by Jason Chaney
Better Business Bureau is offering several tips to avoid donation scams during the holiday season During the holiday season, people often include charitable contributions as part of their…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Child care provider Becky Groves leads a craft project. Pictured clockwise from bottom left are Capri Wrolson, Groves, Eli Rogers, Ryan Young, Jake Michel and Emett Quigly.
Dec 09, 2014

Congress reauthorizes child care grant

by Jason Chaney
Legislation, which approved $12 billion in funding through 2019, got near unanimous approval As economic recovery continues locally and people seek to fill job vacancies as they come available,…
Dec 09, 2014

Charity Ball supports Holiday Partnership

by Kevin Sperl
The event hosted by the Prineville Elks Lodge will take place Dec. 13 The Prineville Elks Lodge #1814 will be hosting their annual Christmas Charity Ball in support of the Crook County Holiday…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Former Woodgrain Millwork employees Philip Gatto, right, and Michael Gatto, both cut shop graders, fill out applications at the Worksource Oregon booth at a job fair at Carey Foster Hall on Thursday.
Dec 05, 2014

Rallying around the Woodgrain workers

by Jason Chaney
Elected officials and other local organizations are trying to help the more than 200 employees laid off last month When more than 200 Woodgrain Millwork employees learned late last month that…




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