Human trafficking concerns brought to Central Oregon

Human trafficking concerns brought to Central Oregon

There are anywhere from six to 30 victims in Crook County each year, according to UNICEF estimates...

City council mulling possible youth advisory committee

City council mulling possible youth advisory committee

High school students recently reached out to Prineville mayor with the idea The Prineville City...

County launching new e-permitting program

County launching new e-permitting program

Community development will phase in the new software over the next few months Builders and...

Prineville man injured in DUII crash on Thursday

Prineville man injured in DUII crash on Thursday

Steven Newhouse crashed his vehicle on Grizzly Mountain Road A Prineville man suffered minor...

Clearing a big hurdle

Clearing a big hurdle

Stryder Doescher recently returned home from New York after succesful brain surgery. Stryder...

Traffic slowed for hours following semi crash on Highway 126 grade

Traffic slowed for hours following semi crash on Highway 126 grade

Cleanup of diesel fuel and the spilled load of mint root stems takes four hours Traffic was...

Local heroes come to the rescue at Paulina Rodeo

Local heroes come to the rescue at Paulina Rodeo

CCSO staff and other emergency responders saved the life of Mitchell resident Kenny...

Brush fire in Grasslands scorches 17 acres

Brush fire in Grasslands scorches 17 acres

Fire is believed to be human caused and is under investigation by state agency A brush fire...

Still searching for answers

Still searching for answers

Twenty years have passed since the unsolved murder of Phillip Brooks Although the 20-year-old...

Your Opinion

How do you feel about the Bush settlement?

This shows the city was in the wrong
vote
With no trial, still wondering who was wrong
vote
Best outcome for city's finances and image
vote
Insurance company did city no favors
vote

Other Pamplin Media Group sites

Recent Comments


Prineville's Latest News

October 21, 2014

Crash injures two local residents

by Jason Chaney
Oregon State Police reports that driver was transported to PMH and passenger was taken by air ambulance to St. Charles in Bend A Prineville couple suffered injuries following a car wreck on…
October 21, 2014

Crook County confirms pertussis cases

by Jason Chaney
Health officials have identified two cases of the disease and 13 contacts Crook County has managed to avoid pertussis cases in recent years, but not this one. Community health leaders have…
October 21, 2014

Redmond man killed when tree rolls onto him while he's cutting…

by Jason Chaney
Terry Dessenberger was crushed by a downed tree and could not be revived A Redmond man was killed Thursday afternoon following a firewood cutting accident on the Ochoco National Forest. Terry…
October 21, 2014

Post fires: Forest rehab work under way

by Jason Chaney
Projects include restoring fencing, reseeding native grasses, and treating invasive weeds A very active wildfire season has finally wound down in Central Oregon and throughout the rest of the…
October 17, 2014

Why did the city choose to fire Bush?

by Jason Chaney
A termination letter written by Prineville city manager sheds light on reasons police chief was terminated City of Prineville leaders have said little, if anything, publicly during the past year…
October 17, 2014

Log truck wreck claims life of Redmond man

by Jason Chaney
Driver drove off of ravine on logging road on Ochoco National Forest and was crushed by logs A Redmond man was killed early Wednesday morning in a log truck accident on an Ochoco National Forest…
October 17, 2014

County weed master keeps job, facing sanctions and suspension

by Jason Chaney
Kev Alexanian will serve a 10-day suspension without pay and meet a variety of requirements following DUII arrest in Lakeview Crook County Weed Master Kev Alexanian will retain his job…
October 17, 2014

Teaming up to prevent child abuse in Crook County

by Jason Chaney
The Multi-Disciplinary Team meets twice a month to review child abuse cases and prevent new ones Some say it takes a village to raise a child. It could be said that the theory behind the Crook…
October 17, 2014

Creating a community Christmas choir

by Kevin Sperl
Crook County High School and Middle School music teacher Hannah Moorman is leading the effort Hannah Moorman has been asked for a number of years by local residents to form a community-based…
October 14, 2014

Weed master arrested for DUII

by Jason Chaney
Kev Alexanian put on paid leave pending county investigation of incident A Crook County employee has been placed on paid administrative leave following a driving under the influence arrest in…

Don't miss the local news

Oct 14, 2014

County community development not allowing permits Friday

by Central Oregonian
No development permit applications (planning, building, septic or addressing) will be accepted by Crook County Community Development Department on Friday, Oct. 17. They will be open to the…
Oct 14, 2014

Prineville man facing 20 counts of child sex abuse

by Jason Chaney
Mike Lee Walter charged for multiple incidents with a 4-year-old girl during a three-week period of time A Prineville man is facing multiple counts of sexual abuse following alleged multiple…
Photo Credit: BILL MINTIENS - Left to right: Bryan (also living at Redemption House Ministries), Matt Kallunki, and Greg Sanders, RHM director, sitting outside local homeless shelter.
Oct 14, 2014

Local homeless share their stories

by Bill Mintiens
Man and woman talk about difficulties finding work and the shame of having no home “We’ve made a lot of progress over the past year; next month we’ll be able to temporarily house 22 women and…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jason Wood poses at the summit of Kilimanjaro with pictures of his mother and brother.
Oct 14, 2014

Reaching new heights

by Kevin Sperl
Prineville's Jason Wood climbs Mount Kilimanjaro in honor of family members who suffer from Myotonic Dystrophy Jason Wood reached the summit of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro at 7:40 a.m. on July…
Photo Credit: CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Holli Van Wert took over the Chamber Director position two years ago.
Oct 14, 2014

Chamber director to move on

by Jason Chaney
Chamber Board already forming committee to fill the vacancy before Holli Van Wert departs on Nov. 30 Following a two-year stint as executive director for the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Fourth-grader Addie Hagensee takes part in the Crooked River Elementary health fair last Wednesday.
Oct 14, 2014

Keeping their eyes on education

by Kevin Sperl
Children's Vision Foundation performs eye exams for Prineville's elementary students Crook County High School Senior Michael Seyl recalls having such bad vision as a second-grader that he…
Oct 10, 2014

Gun shot, stolen rig suspect flees scene

by Central Oregonain
Nobody was injured in the incident, which is still under investigation by police On Wednesday night, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Prineville Police and the Crook County Sheriff’s Office responded…
Oct 10, 2014

Crook County Cultural Coalition seeking scholarship applications

by Central Oregonian
Application deadline is Oct. 14 The Crook County Cultural Coalition is seeking applications for its 2015 cultural scholarship program including areas of interest in the arts, heritage and the…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF MADRAS PIONEER - This outcropping is part of the 32,475-acre Foley Butte chunk of land recently purchased by the Prineville-based Stafford Ranches, from the formerly Prineville-based Ochoco Lumber Company.
Oct 10, 2014

Stafford Ranches buys Foley Butte Block timberland for $18.5…

by Jason Chaney
The buyers intend to use the land for cattle grazing, some logging, and family hunting and recreation A longtime Ochoco Lumber Company property has changed hands as Stafford Ranches, LLC…
Oct 10, 2014

Keeping track of local sex offenders

by Jason Chaney
The annual SOAP program is a key component of limiting the number of noncompliant sex offenders in Crook County Recently, local law enforcement officials once again took time to verify the…



Local Weather

Fair

34°F

Prineville

Fair

Humidity: 92%

Wind: 6 mph

  • 21 Oct 2014

    Partly Cloudy 61°F 45°F

  • 22 Oct 2014

    PM Showers 65°F 48°F