Summer school is once again a success

Summer school is once again a success

Teachers work with three classes of 25 students to keep them from falling behind during their...

Come pick an ear

Come pick an ear

The Crook County FFA held a U-Pick event at its land lab where people could pick and purchase...

Presenting historic place names in Deschutes County

Presenting historic place names in Deschutes County

Author Steve Lent has completed his third in a series of books on 'Central Oregon Place Names' ...

Taking aim at shooting excellence

Taking aim at shooting excellence

The Youth Hunters' Education Challenge is teaching multiple local kids firearm skills and safety ...

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Prineville's Latest News

September 04, 2015

Prineville man facing murder charges

by Jason Chaney
A Prineville man is facing murder charges following a fatal shooting Thursday morning in the Juniper Canyon area. Michael Cory Donavan, 25, was charged with murder, attempted murder and unlawful…
September 01, 2015

City mulls marijuana options

by Jason Chaney
Officials hold off on opt out decision, take testimony from both sides of issue at workshop Prineville City Council and staff met Tuesday to discuss the pros and cons of banning marijuana…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Prineville's AmeriTitle staff load a horse trailer with donations for Canyon Creek fire victims this past Tuesday.
September 01, 2015

Stepping up for Canyon Creek fire victims

by Jason Chaney
Local residents and businesses donate money, food and supplies to those who have lost their homes and possessions People have often stated that Crook County residents come to the aid of fellow…
September 01, 2015

What you need to know before school starts

by Jason Chaney
From separate school supply lists to staggered starting dates, parents can expect different information from different local schools School begins in Crook County just after Labor Day. But…
September 01, 2015

Giving a hand up to people in need

by Jason Chaney
Crook County Connect and Beyond is scheduled for Sept. 19 For the past few years, homeless and poverty-stricken people in Crook County had turned to an annual regional event that connected them…
August 25, 2015

County bans pot operations

by Jason Chaney
Commissioners choose to opt out of allowing six different marijuana businesses; medical facilities still allowed within the Prineville city limits Recently passed state legislation gave Crook…
August 25, 2015

Facebook adding on in Prineville?

by Jason Chaney
The social network giant is seeking a new tax abatement agreement from Crook County and the City of Prineville Facebook has yet to make any announcements or disclose any plans for the near…
JASON CHANEY - St. Charles Prineville CEO Jeannie Gentry addressses the crowd on Monday evening as one of several guest speakers at the closing ceremony.
August 25, 2015

Bidding a fond farewell to an old hospital

by Jason Chaney
Pioneer Memorial Hospital staff join local dignitaries and citizens at a sometimes emotional closing ceremony on Monday afternoon Under a white canopy on a small expanse of green grass on the…
RON HALVORSON - Members of the Crook County High School FFA pose for a group photo at their garden. Pictured left to right are Shelby Squier, Bradley Beardsley, Carlos Vaca, Emma Freeman, Clayton Wells, Jose Villagomez, Katelynn Self, Joel Hoff (faculty), Sean Meyer and Chris Shollenburg.
August 25, 2015

Turning weeds into a vegetable garden

by Ron Halvorson
The Crook County High School FFA donates some of its product to food banks For years, customers purchasing flower and vegetable starts from Crook County High School’s FFA program were welcomed…
August 21, 2015

Gravel pit hearing gets heated

by Lon Austin
Many residents living near the site protest the proposed facility; decision delayed Wednesday night, a packed house at an emotional and sometimes heated planning commission meeting heard a dozen…

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Aug 21, 2015

City sets its grind and inlay plans

by Jason Chaney
Reconstruction work planned for Northwest Ninth Street and Northwest Harwood Street during first half of September During the past few summers, City of Prineville public works staff has set…
Aug 21, 2015

Celebrating the summer season one last time

by Jason Chaney
The 2015 Pioneer Summer Fest and Highland Games just around the corner When Bret and Jenny Agee first launched the Pioneer Summer Fest in 2013, they weren’t sure how it would turn out. Their…
Aug 18, 2015

Final Prineville Reservoir boat ramp to close Friday

by Central Oregonian
Due to low water levels, Prineville Reservoir is closing its final developed boat ramp for the season this coming Friday. The ramp will be closed to trailered boat launching as it is unsafe to…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A dedication ceremony is held for Pioneer Memorial Hospital.
Aug 18, 2015

Reflections: final days of PMH

by Ramona McCallister
Doctor, nurse fondly recall times at 65-year-old Pioneer Memorial In May, 1950, Prineville held a dedication ceremony for the brand new, modern hospital. Sixty-five years later, another new…
Aug 18, 2015

Hustling to beat the first bells of the school year

by Lexie Tombleson
On track: Busy summer of school construction Throughout the summer, Crook County residents have been able to witness the results of the bond measure they passed in 2013 to improve their schools.…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - The up and coming country band Parmlaee plays the fair on Friday night, performing their own hits and country classics.
Aug 11, 2015

2015 fair attendance dwarfs last year's total

by Tony Ahern
Expanded carnival earns rave reviews; auction tops $400,000 One of the most highly anticipated, and most successful, Crook County Fairs in recent memory wrapped up Saturday. "We don't have final…
Aug 11, 2015

McKay Creek Road blaze destroys barn

by Tony Ahern
A barn fire north of Prineville Sunday off McKay Creek Road led to the complete loss of the structure. At approximately 1 p.m., Crook County Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the blaze. When…
Aug 11, 2015

Drug Court: an inspired process

by Steve Kadel
Court model so successful that every state now has the program Chris Gernert and William Worthington graduated Friday from Drug Court after enduring a challenging road back from addiction. “Both…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Crook County 4-H Horse Fair gives members a chance to showcase their horses.
Aug 11, 2015

Now it's the horse fair's turn

by Jason Chaney
Visitors welcome to watch the event; about 20 youth expected to compete As far as most people are concerned, the local fair has come and gone. However, for a small group of individuals, fair…
Aug 11, 2015

Weatherization grants arranged

by Jason Chaney
Grants to help low-income keep homes warmer, improve air quality The City of Prineville and Crook County air quality committee has begun enacting its recently approved plan and some provisions…



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