Saving the life of a fellow rancher

Saving the life of a fellow rancher

Paulina rancher Allen Teskey administered CPR and saved a man's life On May 21 of this year,...

Celebrating 65 years of family fun

Celebrating 65 years of family fun

The 65th annual Paulina Amateur Rodeo gears up to start this weekend “There are several...

Promoting health while on the run

Promoting health while on the run

Brothers Jeremiah and Isaiah Godby are running across Oregon to encourage people to exercise If...

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Crook County teens have been helping out at the Bridge 99 Complex Incident Command Center While...

Closing up shop

Closing up shop

Food and friendship was the hallmark of the local eatery for over 40 years. As with most...

Thunder in the Ochocos

Thunder in the Ochocos

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

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Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The resting place of James Phillip Brooks, who was shot and killed near the Fopiano Ranch 20 years ago is shown in the above photo. Prineville author Rick Steber wrote about the shooting and the subsequent investigation that, to date, has not led to a murder charge.
September 19, 2014

Still searching for answers

by Ramona McCallister
Twenty years have passed since the unsolved murder of Phillip Brooks Although the 20-year-old murder of a local young cowboy remains unsolved, a local author remains determined to see justice…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Stan Flynn puts the finishing touches on a lighting display for his Chirstmas in the Pines presentation.
September 19, 2014

County court takes annual Paulina trip

by Jason Chaney
Meeting took place in elementary school gym and included visits from students and teachers Crook County Judge Mike McCabe sat almost directly under a basketball hoop flanked by Commissioners Ken…
Photo Credit: CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County firefighters are pitching in to help injured student Jack Fletcher.
September 19, 2014

Firefighters step up for CCFR student

by Kevin Sperl
Jack Fletcher was seriously injured in a vehicle accident this summer while going home to visit family Jack Fletcher graduated from high school in Battle Ground, Wash., this past spring and four…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - The Circle of Honor monument at Ochoco Creek Park will be the site of a ceremony in honor of all prisoners of war, those missing in action and the events of 9/11.
September 19, 2014

In honor of missing soldiers

by Kevin Sperl
The American Legion is holding a ceremony in remembrance of prisoners of war, those missing in action, and the events of 9/11 On Saturday, the American Legion will hold a ceremony in recognition…
September 19, 2014

CCSD board discusses Brothers school options

by Kevin Sperl
Ideas include re-opening school but cost of new well presents a hurdle The Crook County School District may have to dig deeper than anticipated to pay for the repair of the well system at the…
September 16, 2014

Husband caught crying 'Bear!'

by Jason Chaney
Emergency responders dispatched after local man leaves phone message to wife as joke claiming a bear attack Shortly before 2 p.m. on Thursday, Prineville dispatch fielded a call with an unusual,…
September 16, 2014

Mitchell volunteer firefighters honored

by Jason Chaney
The eight-member crew helped fight the summer wildfires near their community This past summer, as wildfires erupted throughout much of Oregon, the small community of Mitchell faced three nearby…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - This year's BLM event will take place at Reynold's Pond, located in the Prineville district.
September 16, 2014

Get outdoors

by Kevin Sperl
Ochoco National Forest and the Prineville BLM District have planned events for National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 27 Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the…
Photo Credit: BILL MINTIENS - Crook County's Emergency Manager Michael Ryan is one of several local leaders charged with making sure the community is prepared for a variety of potential disasters.
September 16, 2014

Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst

by Bill Mintiens
September events planned statewide for National Preparedness Month September is National Preparedness Month and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with the Oregon Office of…
September 12, 2014

Boyd takes reserve job in Wheeler County

by Jason Chaney
The recently retired Prineville police captain was hired by Sheriff Chris Humphreys to pick up about two shifts per week Michael Boyd announced in mid-August that he was retiring from the…

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Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - One full-time career firefighter, along with three fire science students and 10 volunteers, respond out of the Powell Butte fire station.
Sep 12, 2014

Around-the-clock fire coverage

by Kevin Sperl
For the past year, Crook County Fire and Rescue has been staffing their Powell Butte fire station 24/7 Built at a cost of $1 million, the Powell Butte sub-station of the Crook County Fire and…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - 'Superman' Albert McDaniel, left, and 'Robin Hood' Brendan Joyce, students in Kim Spurgeon's pre-school class, take part in Super Hero Day at the Crook County Christian School.
Sep 12, 2014

Crook County Christian School seeking new leader

by Kevin Sperl
Administration is hoping new principal will possess attributes of school's founder While students arrived for class on Wednesday dressed as their favorite super-heroes, the administration of the…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Prineville's Riley Larimer  has caught the eye of a Seattle-based talent agency.
Sep 12, 2014

Talents paving a path to his acting dreams

by Kevin Sperl
Riley Larimer, of Prineville, is going to Seattle to record an album of original music Prineville’s Riley Larimer was sitting in the audience at a talent search audition when the owner of the…
Sep 12, 2014

Pet parade and fundraiser ring in the fall season for Prineville

by Jason Chaney
Next weekend, locals can check out the annual pet parade and Crooked River Fall Fest Calling all children and pets! Next Saturday, the annual Crooked River Fall Fest and annual pet parade return…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF CCFR - The hay piles were still burning as of Monday morning.
Sep 09, 2014

Hay barn, tractors burn in Powell Butte blaze

by Jason Chaney
Cause of the fire remains under investigation; no suspicious activity suspected at this time A massive hay barn fire erupted in Powell Butte this past weekend that claimed the structure, two…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Les Stiles was brought in by the City of Prineville in August, following the dismissing of former chief Eric Bush in July. Stiles will carry out police chief duties while also conducting a best practices review of the entire department.
Sep 09, 2014

Short term chief

by Jason Chaney
Interim Police Chief Les Stiles arrives in Prineville with a wealth of experience; he will also conduct best practice review Les Stiles feels like he is still drinking from the fire hose. Having…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Heather O'Daniel, the new executive director for the Humane Society of the Ochocos, poses with Peach, one of their dogs available for adoption.
Sep 09, 2014

HSO hopes new director will take shelter to next level

by Jason Chaney
Heather O'Daniel assumed leadership of the shelter last week Late last year, the Humane Society of the Ochocos was enjoying an upward trend, thanks in large part to the leadership of its…
Sep 09, 2014

City, county mulling easement agreement

by Jason Chaney
County is seeking compensation for several easements granted to the city over the past few years Over the past few years, City of Prineville leaders have turned to Crook County for land access…
Sep 05, 2014

Local pollution case dismissed

by Jason Chaney
Dismissal stems from omission of statute of limitations waiver in presentation of case to grand jury A five-year-old criminal pollution case involving former resident Dennis Beetham was…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Central Oregon Youth Hunter Education Challenge teams recently took part in the international challenge in Pennsylvania. Front row from left: Kayla Pieren, Landen Graves, and Karinda Pieren. Back row: Justin Smith, Janae Graves, Braden Graves and David Leavitt.
Sep 05, 2014

Shooters excel at international competition

by Kevin Sperl
Local teen Justin Smith places 14th out of 114 junior competitors The Central Oregon Youth Hunter Education club sent a junior and senior team to July’s YHEC International competition, held in…



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