Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Crook County teens have been helping out at the Bridge 99 Complex Incident Command Center While...

Closing up shop

Closing up shop

Food and friendship was the hallmark of the local eatery for over 40 years. As with most...

Thunder in the Ochocos

Thunder in the Ochocos

Horseback shooting enthusiasts spent three days competing at John Sharp Corral northwest of...

For the love of competitive sports

For the love of competitive sports

JP Monroe, of Powell Butte, has been competing and excelling in events in the Special Olympics...

Storm King Mountain: 20 years later

Storm King Mountain: 20 years later

Even after two decades, the tragedy still deeply affects family, friends and community members ...

More than just a rifle

Jim Malloy recently presented a rifle to Central Oregon Readiness Center in memory of friend and...

'That car was 1930'

'That car was 1930'

A transient stole an antique car from a church parking lot and later crashed it in the river The...

Growing the roundup

Growing the roundup

The Crooked River Roundup has added a pancake breakfast, professional announcer, and NFR barrel...

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July 29, 2014

Report on Chief Bush investigation sustains multiple alleged…

by Jason Chaney
The Local Government Personnel Institute investigation of Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush alleges 11 incidents that ultimately led to his termination. The report details findings related to…
July 29, 2014

Bike park poised to move forward

by Jason Chaney
City council agrees to craft a lease for a portion of land north of Ochoco Creek Park A community bike park first pitched to Prineville City Council last summer will likely become reality…
July 29, 2014

Walden town hall focuses on forestry

by Jason Chaney
Other topics included health care and marijuana legalization in Oregon With fires still raging throughout the Central Oregon area, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden held a town hall in Prineville where…
by: JASON CHANEY - This area off of Rimrock Acres Loop will be utilized for the proposed wetland.
July 29, 2014

City pursuing funding for wetland park construction

by Jason Chaney
Plan is to break ground on the new facility by 2015 With county land use approval now in hand, work on a new wetland park and wastewater treatment facility can turn to financing and eventually…
July 29, 2014

Smith named new school board chair

by Kevin Sperl
Doug Smith will take the place of Patti Norris, who led the board since 2010 At last Monday's Crook County School Board meeting, outgoing chair Patti Norris handed the gavel over to fellow board…
July 25, 2014

Release of Chief Bush records imminent

by Jason Chaney
Investigative report is exempt from disclosure, but can be released if it serves the public interest Before Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush was fired last week, interest in the details of his…
July 25, 2014

Dog attack not severe enough to impound

by Jason Chaney
A pit bull and lab mix attacked a 6-year-old girl at Ochoco Reservoir, but dog remains free Central Oregonian This past weekend, 6-year-old Kaylee Ross, of Bend, was enjoying a visit to Ochoco…
July 25, 2014

City mulls next phase of jail study

by Jason Chaney
County awaits decision on whether city will partner with them on programming study One year into conducting multiple feasibility studies on construction of a new jail, local officials met to…
July 22, 2014

Bush sues city for $2.5 million

by Jason Chaney
Fired police chief claims he was wrongfully discharged and accused city of intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation Within a day of finding out he had been fired, former…
by: PHOTO COURTESY OF KIM WOODWARD - Photo taken of Bailey Butte Fire of the Waterman Complex on Monday evening last week.
July 22, 2014

Oregon on fire

by Jason Chaney
Multiple fires in the region have prompted allocation of resources from throughout the country On Friday evening, a thick blanket of smoke covered Prineville, reducing visibility to less than a…

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Jul 22, 2014

Rimrock Health Alliance dissolves

by Jason Chaney
Work performed by the nonprofit will be absorbed into St. Charles Health Systems After committing four years of work to enhance the health care available in Crook County, Rimrock Health Alliance…
by: KEVIN SPERL  - Crew Leader Cheryl Sumerlin (right) works with team members Garret Dennis and Mike Burleigh to secure fencing around Aspen saplings located in the Spears Meadow area of the Ochocos.
Jul 22, 2014

Heart of Oregon offers youth work experience opportunities

by Kevin Sperl
Prineville students working to preserve aspen population in Ochoco National Forest Just west of Ochoco Summit, a team of Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps teens were working to protect…
by: CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Eric Bush
Jul 18, 2014

City acts: Police Chief Bush fired

by Jason Chaney
Bush has already sued city on the basis that the decision was related to his service in National Guard Ten months after initially putting Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush on paid administrative…
Jul 18, 2014

FIRE UPDATE: Ochoco Complex

by Central Oregonian
The Ochoco Complex consists of four wildfires on the Ochoco National Forest, and the Oscar Canyon fire burning on Prineville BLM land within the North Fork Wilderness Study Area. All fires are…
Jul 19, 2014

Red Cross reaching out to Central Oregon wildfire areas

by Pamplin Media Group
As a series of wildfires burn across central Oregon, the American Red Cross is preparing to open shelters for area residents and visitors. Several outreach teams will be canvassingthe Three…
Jul 18, 2014

Raging infernos

by Jason Chaney
Fire erupted near the Mitchell area on Monday prompting evacuations and highway closures throughout the the past week Prineville resident Tina Greiner was returning home from Mitchell on Monday…
Jul 18, 2014

County, city to meet on future jail strategies

by Jason Chaney
Four different studies have been completed and will be discussed during a joint workshop Tuesday For the past year, Crook County and the City of Prineville have worked together toward…
by: KEVIN SPERL - Latin music artist Todd Haaby opened the 2014 season of Picnic in the Park Wednesday night.
Jul 18, 2014

Picnic in the Park series returns to for the summer

by Kevin Sperl
Now in its 10th year, the Wednesday evening event will take place through the next seven weeks at Pioneer Park A hot and somewhat smokey night in Prineville was the perfect backdrop for the hot…
by: KEVIN SPERL - Michelle DeBoard is Crook County School District's new director of technology.
Jul 18, 2014

School district hires technology director

by Kevin Sperl
Michelle DeBoard will replace Bruce Hahn, who has retired from his position While students and the majority of the teaching staff of the Crook County School District may have the summer off, it…
Jul 15, 2014

Rinehart acquitted on sex abuse charges

by Jason Chaney
A 12-member Crook County jury found the Prineville resident not guilty on all three counts A Prineville man facing charges for three sex-based crimes was acquitted on all counts this past…




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