Healthy starts

Healthy starts

The 12-Point Kid Inspection is offered free of charge to any Crook County family with children...

Mock interviews prepare students for a real future

Mock interviews prepare students for a real future

Interviews with professionals and educators organized as part of a work to school program for...

Woman arrested following DUII crash

Woman arrested following DUII crash

Ashley Hixon crashed her vehicle into an occupied motor home Saturday A local woman was...

Taking charge of the Ochoco forest

Taking charge of the Ochoco forest

Stacy Forson was hired to replace Kate Klein, who retired at the end December Stacy Forson has...

Flying as many flags as possible

Flying as many flags as possible

Flags of Prineville leaders obtain permission from city officials to expand program Melissa...

Memorial Wall photo search includes local Vietnam vets

Memorial Wall photo search includes local Vietnam vets

Hawaiian resident Janna Hoehn seeks photos of three Prineville men whose names are on the Vietnam...

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January 30, 2015

OLCC to develop recreational marijuana sales regulations

by Jason Chaney
Agency is touring the state to solicit public input to help determine new rules The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has been tasked with regulating the commercial sales and distribution…
January 30, 2015

Crook County seeking new road master

by Jason Chaney
Penny Keller has stepped down from the position after successfully serving the county for more than a decade The Crook County Road Department oversees 473 miles of roads, keeping them maintained…
January 30, 2015

Homeless count returns to Prineville

by Kevin Sperl
The Point in Time Count is held each year in Crook County to take a snapshot of the local homeless situation For the 10th straight year, the Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition…
January 27, 2015

MBA cases settled out of court

by Jason Chaney
Three plaintiffs reached an undisclosed agreement in the cases, which were dismissed with prejudice Three lawsuits filed against Mount Bachelor Academy were recently settled out of court, the…
January 27, 2015

McLane highlights legislative priorities

by Jason Chaney
The 2015 Oregon Legislature will convene on Feb. 2 The Oregon Legislature will soon convene its 2015 session, and recently, Republican Rep. Mike McLane paid Prineville a visit to discuss…
January 27, 2015

Reviewing the event schedule

by Jason Chaney
The Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce is making decisions about the activities for the coming year including locations and partnerships Starting a new year with a new leader, the…
January 23, 2015

Upgrading the police department

by Jason Chaney
Interim Chief Les Stiles discusses training, launch of an accreditation program at a recent local forum Nearly six months after taking charge of the Prineville Police Department, Interim Chief…
January 23, 2015

Lawmakers will again tackle central assessement

by Jason Chaney
An Oregon Supreme Court ruling puts data centers at risk of taxation on intangibles A recent Oregon Supreme Court ruling has resurrected the possibility that data center companies statewide will…
January 23, 2015

USPS consolidates processing, alters first class service standard

by Jason Chaney
Bend mail processing center will not sort mail beginning in April Two years ago, the first of two planned consolidation changes were made by the U.S. Postal Service that affected mail delivery…
January 23, 2015

Prineville Elks dinner to benefit the victims of the Paulina fire

by Kevin Sperl
Proceeds from the $10 dinner will all go to the families who lost their possessions in the blaze The Prineville Elks will be hosting a fundraising dinner for the families impacted by the New…

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Jan 20, 2015

CCSD weighing Insight's future

by Kevin Sperl
Board hears plenty of varied testimony regarding the local charter school With a decision whether or not to renew the Insight School of Oregon Charter Option’s contract with the Crook County…
Jan 20, 2015

Humane society seeks new shelter

by Jason Chaney
Faces many maintenance issues with the current building and lacks adequate kennel space The Humane Society of the Ochocos building was built in the 1990s as a replacement for the local dog…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Bob Komlofske (second from right), his son Randy (far right) and friends Steve Roberts (far left), Mimi Roberts (middle) pause for a photo with 'Good Morning America's' Robin Roberts (second from left) inside AT&T Stadium.
Jan 20, 2015

Tough game, great experience

by Jason Chaney
Local Oregon Ducks football fans had a great time at the College Football Playoff National Championship Game even though their team lost “It was an excellent experience,” said local RK…
Jan 20, 2015

Taking steps to slow fires and protect wildlife

by Kevin Sperl
A new Department of Interior comprehensive strategy seeks to suppress wildfires and preserve habitat for sage grouse, other species On the heels of an active wildfire season, U.S. Secretary of…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Parents have raised concerns about the Lynn Boulevard and Knowledge Street intersection in front of the high school due to vehicle on pedestrian accidents.
Jan 16, 2015

Parents urge city to add traffic signal near CCHS

by Jason Chaney
Valerie Nixon addresses the council after her daughter was struck by a car in the crosswalk in front of the high school Leading into the current school year, Crook County High School made…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Monty Klaus stands inside one of his two showcase vintage campers.
Jan 16, 2015

Sporting vintage flair

by Kevin Sperl
Monty Klaus recently started a business building old-style campers from scratch Monty and Arleta Klaus live in the shadow of Smith Rock in Terrebonne on property not atypical of most in the…
Jan 16, 2015

State of City: Poised for success after tough year

by Jason Chaney
Mayor Betty Roppe highlights financial success and changes in public safety after shifts in police leadership Following a year where the City of Prineville experienced several triumphs and…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF CATHY BARTELS - The plane crash on Sunday caused a large fire that emergency responders rushed to extinguish.
Jan 13, 2015

Bend pilot killed in crash at the Prineville Airport

by Jason Chaney
Accident involves a kit-built RV-9 that crashed during take-off A Bend pilot was killed in a plane crash while trying to take off from Prineville Airport on Sunday afternoon. The crash, which…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY DAVID BLAIR OF THE PORTLAND TRIBUNE - Prineville resident Mary Chapman belts out the Star Spangled Banner Saturday evening at the Moda Center, just before the Portland Trail Blazers played. The approxmately 20,000-person crowd is the largest she has ever sang to.
Jan 13, 2015

Singing on the big stage

by Kevin Sperl
Local resident Mary Chapman sang the Star Spangled Banner before a Trail Blazers basketball game Saturday evening Last Saturday, Mary Chapman and her husband Mike, along with their daughter…
Jan 13, 2015

Fuels reduction program scheduled

by Jason Chaney
Local fire experts are waiting for approval of a grant that will fund a large project creating defensible space on rural properties and slowing spread of wildfires Protecting homes from…




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