Focusing on freedom for four-legged friends

Focusing on freedom for four-legged friends

Volunteers of Fences for Fido build enclosures to keep dogs from being tied up in their yards all...

One-man volleyball team delivers strong message

One-man volleyball team delivers strong message

Bob Holmes visits Crook County High School to deliver his 'Beat the Odds' message Bob Holmes is...

Preparing region for legal marijuana

Preparing region for legal marijuana

Community leaders throughout Central Oregon met to discuss impacts of Measure 91 In anticipation...

Making River Keepers

Making River Keepers

Crook County elementary schools have begun the storyline curriculum involving the Crooked River ...

Changes made to DARE program

Changes made to DARE program

The drug abuse prevention program is now addressing communication skills and bullying issues ...

Soroptimists hosting community baby shower

Soroptimists hosting community baby shower

The event is designed to collect donations for Prineville's Pregnancy Resource Center Baby...

Sergeant assaulted by burglary suspect

Sergeant assaulted by burglary suspect

Trevor Trollope, of Redmond, is facing five counts of attempted murder after repeatedly hitting...

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March 26, 2015

County asking FAA to approve airport land sale

by Jason Chaney
Property is located on south side of Highway 126 and has no airport use The majority of property comprising the Prineville/Crook County Airport rests on the north side of Highway 126 - but not…
March 26, 2015

Nike grant helps CCHS students prepare for college

by Kevin Sperl
Funding will provide training for teachers to include AVID concepts in curriculum Crook County High School is one of five schools in Central Oregon to be selected to participate in the Nike…
March 23, 2015

Bicyclist struck by local driver

by Jason Chaney
Melissa Herz of Powell Butte is facing multiple charges from the incident, including DUII A Powell Butte woman is facing multiple criminal charges following a hit and run incident that injured a…
March 23, 2015

Legislature considering two school funding bills

by Kevin Sperl
Republican Tim Knopp is proposing $8 billion for state school funding Two proposals before the state legislature could, if adopted, impact the level of state aid to education in Crook County -…
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March 22, 2015

IN PHOTOS: State Dance - Large and Small Dance Division

by Brian Monihan
Gresham and Valley Catholic High Schools take top honors at this weekend's state dance championships. Photos by J. Brian Monihan (unless otherwise noted) Local high school dance teams did well…
March 20, 2015

County declares drought emergency

by Central Oregonian
Record low snowpack has officials concerned about water availability for the coming year Facing record low snowpack levels for the second straight year, Crook County officials approved an…
March 19, 2015

City developing medical marijuana regulations

by Jason Chaney
Planning department unveiled proposed land use code for grows, dispensaries Last spring, the City of Prineville took advantage of a state bill that allowed them to declare a one-year moratorium…
March 19, 2015

Program helping struggling homeowners

by Jason Chaney
The Loan Refinancing Assistance Pilot Project helps people get out from under negative equity mortgages The housing market has improved in Crook County as evidenced by rebounding home prices and…
JASON CHANEY - Heart of Oregon students work to prepare the Prineville Community Garden for the upcoming growing season. The Seed to Supper program will teach Redemption House women how to grow vegetables in the garden beginning this spring.
March 19, 2015

Plants to plates

by Jason Chaney
Seed to Supper and Cooking Matters are two classes being offered to Redemption House women this spring and summer Growing season is rapidly approaching and local leaders will spend the gardening…
March 19, 2015

Communities made 'Better Together'

by Kevin Sperl
Program aims to band local agencies, businesses together to help students succeed in school from kindergarten through high school There is an African-based proverb that goes something like this…

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KEVIN SPERL - Never much for participating in pageants, Anna Rosenau decided to give the National American Miss contest a try.
Mar 19, 2015

Taking part in the pageant circuit

by Jason Chaney
CCHS student Anna Rosenau will compete in the National American Miss pageant in May “I’m not a pageant person. Nope. Not about that.” This was the stance of 17-year-old Crook County High School…
PHOTO COURTESY OF CCSO - Cody Ipock
Mar 17, 2015

Prineville stabbing suspect still at large

by Central Oregonian
A Prineville man was stabbed by another local man Monday evening, and the suspect is still at large. At approximately 9:11 p.m., deputies from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched…
Mar 16, 2015

Advantage Dental patients notified of unsecured personal…

by Central Oregonian
Advantage Dental, an Oregon-based dental services provider, notified 151,626 patients of a breach of personal patient protected health information (PHI/HIPAA) after its intrusion detection…
KEVIN SPERL - Scott Pierce, front, and Mark Delaney shoot hoops on the basketball courts just north of Ochoco Creek Park. The newly planned COTA bike park will be located on the 1.5 acre lot adjacent to the courts.
Mar 16, 2015

Bike park project inching ahead

by Kevin Sperl
The project was awarded $7,500, bringing them closer to their funding goal A $7,500 Local Community Grant from Facebook is helping to make the dream of a local Bike Park in Prineville come one…
Mar 16, 2015

Bus system in need of more funding

by Jason Chaney
COIC is seeking more money to increase service hours, bus totals for Cascade East Transit As work continues to optimize service levels for Cascade East Transit, COIC will utilize increased…
Mar 16, 2015

Helping kids out behind the scenes

by Kevin Sperl
High Desert ESD provides a host of services for the school district When Crook County School District's School Board was considering the renewal of the Insight Charter School contract earlier…
KEVIN SPERL - Taqueria Mi Tiendita is one of two Mexican stores in Prineville that have chosen not to sell tobacco products.
Mar 16, 2015

Crook County is kicking butts

by Kevin Sperl
Tobacco use among local youth has declined in the past 20 years For the 20th year, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free kids will sponsor the national Kick Butts Day, a day of activism intended to…
Mar 16, 2015

State and federal lawmakers targeting e-cigarette regulations

by Jason Chaney
Congress members urging FDA to regulate the nicotine delivery device Prineville and Crook County officials passed ordinances this past year that defined how e-cigarettes would be regulated in…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Carl Schnabele, of Canyon City, was pronounced deceased at the scene Saturday afternoon.
Mar 12, 2015

Canyon City driver killed in Paulina Highway crash

by Jason Chaney
Cause of wreck is under investigation; driver was not wearing a seatbelt A Canyon City man was killed Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on the Izee-Paulina Highway. At approximately…
KEVIN SPERL - Ochoco Elementary fourth-grader Saul Nunez is enrolled in the district's Dual Language Program and will be moving to Barnes Butte Elementary in the fall.
Mar 12, 2015

Changes on the horizon

by Kevin Sperl
Ochoco Elementary students and families are preparing for school relocation next year As a child, Dawn Hoffman attended Crooked River Elementary and now her two children, Emmy, 9, and Lilly, 10,…




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