Camp is all an act

Camp is all an act

Crook County High School Drama hosts a three-day camp during spring break for kids k-6 Crook...

Focusing on freedom for four-legged friends

Focusing on freedom for four-legged friends

Volunteers of Fences for Fido build enclosures to keep dogs from being tied up in their yards all...

One-man volleyball team delivers strong message

One-man volleyball team delivers strong message

Bob Holmes visits Crook County High School to deliver his 'Beat the Odds' message Bob Holmes is...

Sergeant assaulted by burglary suspect

Sergeant assaulted by burglary suspect

Trevor Trollope, of Redmond, is facing five counts of attempted murder after repeatedly hitting...

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April 01, 2015

House fire displaces local family

by Central Oregonian
A house fire early Wednesday morning has displaced a local family of nine, but did not result in an injuries. At about 2 a.m., Crook County Fire and Rescue was dispatched for a travel trailer on…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Shauna Fowler
March 31, 2015

Authorities seeking leads on missing Powell Butte woman

by Central Oregonian
Shauna Fowler went missing Thursday A Powell Butte woman has gone missing for several days and local authorities are seeking information on her whereabouts. On Friday, the Crook County Sheriff’s…
March 31, 2015

Former Prineville resident killed in North Dakota shooting

by Jason Chaney
Brian Story shot to death by a co-worker at the Turtle Mountain Pork hog farm Tuesday morning A former Prineville resident was killed Tuesday morning in a shooting incident at a hog farm in…
March 31, 2015

Wounded cop recovering, attacker court hearing Friday

by Jason Chaney
Chief Stiles hopeful Jimmy O'Daniel, who sustained 12 hammer blows to the head, will return to full duty soon Prineville Police Chief Les Stiles announced Tuesday evening that Sgt. Jimmy…
March 31, 2015

City approves medical pot regulations

by Jason Chaney
Local resident who plans to open a dispensary addresses the Prineville City Council Tuesday about new ordinance Following testimony from medical marijuana advocates, including a potential…
March 31, 2015

Secure Rural Schools payments poised for two-year extension

by Jason Chaney
Rep. Greg Walden added the provision to a Medicare bill under consideration Three months after local leaders resigned to the fate of losing Secure Rural School payments, Congressman Greg Walden…
March 31, 2015

City and county to meet with DEQ on air quality improvements

by Jason Chaney
Committee has been formed to find ways to reduce air particulates during ceratin winter days As local air quality improvement efforts continue, City of Prineville and Crook County officials will…
March 31, 2015

Teaming up to repair Old Glory

by Kevin Sperl
County government and parks leaders join the Band of Brothers in fixing two flag poles in Prineville Two prominent American Flags in Prineville have recently fallen victim to disrepair and bad…
March 26, 2015

County asking FAA to approve airport land sale

by Jason Chaney
Property is located on south side of Highway 126 and has no airport use The majority of property comprising the Prineville/Crook County Airport rests on the north side of Highway 126 - but not…
March 26, 2015

Nike grant helps CCHS students prepare for college

by Kevin Sperl
Funding will provide training for teachers to include AVID concepts in curriculum Crook County High School is one of five schools in Central Oregon to be selected to participate in the Nike…

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Mar 23, 2015

Bicyclist struck by local driver

by Jason Chaney
Melissa Herz of Powell Butte is facing multiple charges from the incident, including DUII A Powell Butte woman is facing multiple criminal charges following a hit and run incident that injured a…
Mar 23, 2015

Legislature considering two school funding bills

by Kevin Sperl
Republican Tim Knopp is proposing $8 billion for state school funding Two proposals before the state legislature could, if adopted, impact the level of state aid to education in Crook County -…
JASON CHANEY - City of Prineville leaders joined other officials throughout Central Oregon to discuss legalized marijuana.
Mar 23, 2015

Preparing region for legal marijuana

by Jason Chaney
Community leaders throughout Central Oregon met to discuss impacts of Measure 91 In anticipation of legalized recreational marijuana use later this year, the City of Prineville hosted a…
KEVIN SPERL - Jesse Gore, front right, McKenna Johnson, left, and Lilly Hoffman, create construction paper watershed models in Grace Deboodt's fourth-grade class at Ochoco Elementary School last week as part of the River Keepers Storyline project.
Mar 23, 2015

Making River Keepers

by Kevin Sperl
Crook County elementary schools have begun the storyline curriculum involving the Crooked River Tory Kurtz came to the elementary schools in Prineville, Powell Butte, and Paulina to offer…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Officer Jeff Coffman conducts a DARE course at Crooked River Elementary School earlier this year.
Mar 23, 2015

Changes made to DARE program

by Jason Chaney
The drug abuse prevention program is now addressing communication skills and bullying issues When DARE was first created by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1983, it was intended to combat…
JASON CHANEY - Prineville's Pregnancy Resource Center Director Anna Tracy (LEFT) and volunteer Sharon Grant look over clothing in the center's baby boutique.
Mar 23, 2015

Soroptimists hosting community baby shower

by Jason Chaney
The event is designed to collect donations for Prineville's Pregnancy Resource Center Baby showers have long given the friends and family of expectant mothers a way to provide them the supplies…
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Mar 22, 2015

IN PHOTOS: State Dance - Large and Small Dance Division

by Brian Monihan
Gresham and Valley Catholic High Schools take top honors at this weekend's state dance championships. Photos by J. Brian Monihan (unless otherwise noted) Local high school dance teams did well…
Mar 20, 2015

County declares drought emergency

by Central Oregonian
Record low snowpack has officials concerned about water availability for the coming year Facing record low snowpack levels for the second straight year, Crook County officials approved an…
Mar 19, 2015

City developing medical marijuana regulations

by Jason Chaney
Planning department unveiled proposed land use code for grows, dispensaries Last spring, the City of Prineville took advantage of a state bill that allowed them to declare a one-year moratorium…
Mar 19, 2015

Program helping struggling homeowners

by Jason Chaney
The Loan Refinancing Assistance Pilot Project helps people get out from under negative equity mortgages The housing market has improved in Crook County as evidenced by rebounding home prices and…




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