Youth smoking rate still high in Crook County

Youth smoking rate still high in Crook County

Lax views on teen tobacco use locally attributed to problem Adrian Stafford started smoking when...

Grateful for the honesty and integrity of a stranger

Grateful for the honesty and integrity of a stranger

Donald Williams panicked when his $500 unsigned money order went missing, but mail carrier Mike...

Giving students a hands-on look at their health

Giving students a hands-on look at their health

Multiple community groups team up to put on a health fair at Crook County Middle School Carl the...

Deep Creek restoration set to continue this year

Deep Creek restoration set to continue this year

Ochoco National Forest staff is accepting public comment on the plan through the end of February ...

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February 09, 2016

Paving the way for a new data center?

by Jason Chaney
City and county officials host joint meeting to add industrial property to Prineville UGB City and county leaders met Wednesday morning to complete a land-use process that will seemingly pave…
PHOTO COURTESY OF DESCHUTES COUNTY JAIL - Miguel Angel Molina Pacheco
February 06, 2016

Prineville man arrested after stealing and crashing car in…

by Jason Chaney
A Prineville man was arrested for multiple crimes after stealing a car early Saturday morning in Sisters and later crashing the vehicle. At about 5:55 a.m., Deschutes County deputies responded…
PHOTO COURTESY OF CROOK COUNTY JAIL - Case Adams
February 05, 2016

Prineville man jailed following car chase

by Jason Chaney
Case Adams, 24, arrested after high-risk stop, found with methamphetamine A local resident was arrested in a high-risk traffic stop in Southwest Prineville Wednesday afternoon after initially…
February 05, 2016

Solving math issues at the local schools

by Holly Scholz
Amid a curriculum change, school district math scores show room for improvement The 2014-15 school report cards reveal that Crook County School District elementary students struggle with math.…
February 05, 2016

Legislature convenes amid concerns

by Jason Chaney
Attempts to pass minimum wage and carbon tax bills trouble Crook County's representatives in Salem The 2016 session of the Oregon Legislature is under way, and Crook County’s representatives in…
February 05, 2016

City earns 10th budget award from the GFOA

by Jason Chaney
Staff and budget committee seek continual improvement of document The City of Prineville may not gain much financial stability from the presentation aspect of its budget. However, during the…
February 05, 2016

School report cards reveal ups and downs

by Holly Scholz
English language learner and special education student performance remains low while language arts is high Local student groups tend to struggle with math but perform well in English language…
February 05, 2016

Merkley introduces retirement savings program legislation

by Jason Chaney
Intended to provide retirement option for people whose employers don't offer one In an effort to provide more people an option for retirement savings, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley recently unveiled…
February 05, 2016

Homegrown deputy gains fame from toddler rescue

by Jason Chaney
Jeremy Gautney, who grew up in Prineville, receives national attention after saving 2-year-old on highway near Newport Jeremy Gautney can barely remember a time when he didn’t want to be a cop.…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Sheriff John Gautney writes open letter to Crook County community.
February 03, 2016

Sheriff Gautney responds to local law enforcement harassment…

by Jason Chaney
Writes open letter to community saying incidents won't be tolerated A recent incident of harassment and intimidation involving a local law enforcement officer has prompted Crook County Sheriff…

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Feb 03, 2016

County adopts letter opposing NRA proposal

by Jason Chaney
The Crook County Court has completed and officially adopted a letter of opposition to Oregon Wild’s Ochoco Mountains National Recreation Area proposal. The letter will be sent to all three…
JASON CHANEY - Prineville Mayor Betty Roppe explains the meeting format to the audience Tuesday evening. Pictured left to right are Councilors Steve Uffelman and Jason Carr, Mayor Roppe, and Councilor Jason Beebe.
Feb 02, 2016

Unified in opposition

by Jason Chaney
Prineville City Council hosts meeting on Ochoco Mountains National Recreation Area Tuesday at Carey Foster Hall The Prineville City Council typically hosts its regular business meetings on…
Feb 02, 2016

High school graduation rate exceeds state average

by Holly Scholz
Crook County rate 11 percent higher than Oregon rate overall at 85.09 percent for 2014-15 year The Oregon Department of Education reported the graduation rate of Crook County High School as 11…
Feb 02, 2016

Citizens to form local natural resource plan

by Jason Chaney
Intended to develop county-based policies on management of forest, rangeland, recreation and more For the past several weeks, hundreds of local residents have spoken out against Ochoco Wild’s…
Feb 02, 2016

Young essayists earn state recognition

by Holly Scholz
Local students Sadee Moss and Brooke Everest shine at Oregon Voice of Democracy competition Two local students earned Honorable Mention awards and scholarship funds in the state Veterans of…
JASON CHANEY - A crowd fills Carey Foster Hall to capacity and beyond Thursday evening, nearly all there to encourage Crook County Court members to officially oppose Oregon Wild's proposed Ochoco Mountain National Recreation Area.
Jan 29, 2016

Seeking an official stance

by Jason Chaney
More than 600 people show up to voice their opinions on the Ochoco Mountains National Recreation Area and hear an official stance on the Oregon Wild proposal from the Crook County Court The…
JASON CHANEY - Jerry Brummer is eager to tackle several county issues including an emergency access out of Juniper Canyon.
Jan 29, 2016

Brummer enters county commissioner race

by Jason Chaney
After a lengthy career with the City of Prineville, he hopes to address some observed county needs Longtime local resident Jerry Brummer retired from work in the public sector in 2012. Since…
Jan 29, 2016

Local scenic bikeway clears a major hurdle

by Jason Chaney
The proposed path follows Highway 26 to Powder House Cove A scenic bikeway proposal for Crooked River Highway cleared a major hurdle recently, leaving it poised for possible designation with the…
Jan 29, 2016

Local schools gain FAN advocates

by Lexie Tombleson
Family Access Network seeks to connect families with basic services like food, clothes, housing The Family Access Network, or FAN, has announced it now has advocates at Barnes Butte and Crooked…
Jan 26, 2016

Waibel Ranches, BLM issue joint statement on Teaters Road…

by Jason Chaney
Litigation continues between the Prineville BLM District and Waibel Ranches regarding the status of Teaters Road, but the two parties are seeking a mutually acceptable settlement. The two…



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