Congress finally passes Bowman Dam legislation

Congress finally passes Bowman Dam legislation

Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Greg Walden reach agreement just before lawmakers left Capitol Local...

Local couple seriously hurt in crash

Local couple seriously hurt in crash

Donald and Jeanie Talbot were transported by air ambulance to St. Charles in Bend after the...

Warming hearts and bodies

Warming hearts and bodies

Crook County Middle School's Clothes Loft provides clothes and other items, at no charge, for...

Wheeler County voter turnout leads Oregon again

Wheeler County voter turnout leads Oregon again

About 81.8 percent of the county's 971 registered voters cast a ballot There may not be many...

Gathering in memory of DUII crash victims

Gathering in memory of DUII crash victims

A single luminary honored the life of Tyler Pierce A single luminary candle sat on the stage of...

Prineville Airport making room to grow

Prineville Airport making room to grow

Airport has added two new aviation maintenance businesses and is planning for future growth ...

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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…
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.
December 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…
December 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.
December 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…
December 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.
December 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…
December 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…

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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…
Dec 05, 2014

City closing Combs Flat Road again

by Jason Chaney
Five-day closure is scheduled to begin on Dec. 10 after first attempt on project was thwarted by unanticipated groundwater issues Combs Flat Road may have been reopened, but the work isn’t done…
Photo Credit: CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Among the goals identified by Gov. Kitzhaber in his budget proposal is to ensure that students successfully move from ninth grade to high school graduation prepared for college.
Dec 05, 2014

Governor's budget stresses education, human services and public…

by Jason Chaney
Local leaders generally pleased, but would like to see other allocations in the budget for schools, law enforcement Gov. John Kitzhaber released his 2015-17 budget proposal this past Monday…
Dec 05, 2014

Satisfying a growing local need

by Kevin Sperl
The Holiday Partnership once again seeks to combine multiple resources to help those who are struggling The holiday season is the time when organizations and businesses come together to help…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Karen Yeargain, L.P.N., communicable disease and public health emergency preparedness coordinator for Crook County Health Department, prepares a dose of the flu vaccine.
Dec 05, 2014

Preparing for the flu season in Crook County

by Kevin Sperl
Local influenza cases below normal so far, but residents should still take preventative measures The big story about the current flu season just might be that, so far, there is no story. Karen…
Dec 02, 2014

Prineville man killed in car crash

by Jason Chaney
A Bend man also died and two other Prineville men were injured in the collision A Prineville man and a Bend man were killed and two other local men injured in a head-on car crash on Powell Butte…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Dried distilled grain is loaded onto a truck for shipment to local feedlot owners. The City of Prineville Railway has seen a business boost from shipping the product by rail.
Dec 02, 2014

Railway benefiting from new business

by Jason Chaney
Shipping dried distillers grain has increased car loads by 10 percent overall Ever since the City of Prineville Railway completed its freight depot and made other major infrastructure…




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