Common core challenging parents and students alike

Common core challenging parents and students alike

Schools are taking steps to educate the parents By day Stacy Smith works as the director of...

Revitalizing downtown

Revitalizing downtown

A downtown expert visited the community for two days then presented her findings this past week ...

Memorial repairs now under way

Memorial repairs now under way

People are invited to purchase engraved pavers that will be placed on the monument's walkway to...

Berman retiring after 20 years as county clerk

Berman retiring after 20 years as county clerk

Dee Berman is looking forward to spending more time on crafts and with her family Dee Berman one...

Making room for a new leader

Making room for a new leader

After serving as president of Central Oregon PFLAG, Prineville resident Becky Groves relinquishes...

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Photo Credit: CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - The Seventh Annual Kids Club Thanksgiving Dinner takes place on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at Crook County High School.
November 18, 2014

Giving back and saying thanks

by Kevin Sperl
Crook County Kids Club will serve Thanksgiving dinner as a way to give back to the community Crook County residents are invited to get a taste of Thanksgiving dinner, albeit a week early,…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Local drivers work to free a car from a snowbank on Friday morning. According to local authorities, many drivers got stuck in the snow that day.
November 18, 2014

Winter strikes early

by Jason Chaney
Prineville sees second-highest snowfall on record for the month of November Weather forecasts predicted a winter storm, yet the sheer quantity of snowfall that descended on Crook County Thursday…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A rollover crash on Juniper Canyon Road caused this 1986 Chevy truck to catch fire. The juvenile driver and passenger escaped the vehicle with non-life-threatening injuries.
November 18, 2014

Winter strikes early

by Jason Chaney
Treacherous driving conditions resulted in three car wrecks locally, one of which was fatal Thursday snowfall that blanketed Crook County resulted in treacherous driving conditions that caused…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - The roof caved in at Woodgrain Millwork Friday morning, prompting closure of plant.
November 18, 2014

Snow cause of roof collapse at Woodgrain

by Jason Chaney
Nobody was injured in the incident, but water, power and gas lines were damaged Friday morning, local employees of Woodgrain Millwork were shocked by a large section of roof caving in under the…
November 18, 2014

CCSO gearing up for its second citizens academy

by Jason Chaney
Agency accepting applications with the hope of enrolling 15 people by Dec. 15 After enjoying a successful first outing, the Crook County Sheriff's Office is gearing up for its second citizens…
November 18, 2014

Pitching in for Santa Claus

by Jason Chaney
CCPRD is hosting its 21st Annual Santa's Workshop this Saturday Hints of the holiday season have already arrived in Prineville. The snow has flown and retail stores have set up Christmas…
November 18, 2014

Teaming up to bring history to the students

by Kevin Sperl
High school atrium space being considered for new mascot sculpture Vickie Duncan, Crook County High School’s Career, Health and Leadership teacher, had an idea to place a sculptor of a bronc and…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Casey Kaiser takes over as the executive director of the Crook County-Prineville Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 26.
November 14, 2014

Kaiser to take over at Chamber

by Kevin Sperl
The Chamber board selects Casey Kaiser as the new executive director and he'll start on Nov. 26 Casey Kaiser was a typical high school student back in 1989 when he graduated from Crook County…
November 14, 2014

What does legal pot mean for Crook County?

by Jason Chaney
Local government and law enforcement begin dealing with the impact of the upcoming law change Leading up to the November general election, local officials made no attempts to mask their disdain…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The IronHorse Lodge will resemble Little Deschutes Lodge II, in La PIne, (shown here) but feature some ranch elements as well.
November 14, 2014

Low-income senior housing project slated for IronHorse…

by Jason Chaney
Construction on IronHorse Lodge will start in April 2015 Thanks to some recent grant funding, Prineville will gain a low-income senior housing facility within the next year. Pacific Crest…

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Nov 14, 2014

McLane elected to second House Leadership term

by Jason Chaney
Will focus on tax reform, education, and transporation Fresh off winning a third term in the Oregon House of Representatives, Republican Mike McLane was once again elected by his peers as House…
Nov 14, 2014

Commit the day to kicking the habit

by Kevin Sperl
Smokers are encouraged to participate in the Great American Smokeout, which takes place on Nov. 20 Since 1977, the American Cancer Society has designated the third Thursday in November as the…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY OSP - Accident east of Prineville takes mans life.
Nov 13, 2014

Man killed in accident east of Prineville

by Central Oregonian
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's fatal traffic crash on Highway 26 at milepost 25, east of Prineville in Crook County. On Nov. 13,…
Nov 11, 2014

City property auction deadline Thursday

by Jason Chaney
Four properties are being sold via a sealed bid process For the past few months, the City of Prineville has worked toward selling several properties that they no longer need in their inventory.…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Several different ideas have been considered by the Downtown Revitalization Committee to visually enhance Prineville businesses and attract more visitors to the area.
Nov 11, 2014

Plans to improve downtown taking shape

by Jason Chaney
Jason Carr recently hosted a community forum in which he showed the benefits of making aesthetic and infrastructure upgrades For more than a year, City of Prineville leaders have been examining…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Eight military uniforms are part of the display at the Bowman Museum's 'Uncle Sam's Crook County Heroes' exhibit.
Nov 11, 2014

Bowman Museum exhibit pays tribute to veterans

by Kevin Sperl
Museum patrons can view the exhibit throughout the month of November Sixty-one years ago, Prineville’s Jim Roppe was aboard a four-engine bomber flying over a target in North Korea, when one of…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jeff Papke will replace eight-year councilor Dean Noyes who opted not to run for another term.
Nov 11, 2014

Jeff Papke elected to City Council position

by Jason Chaney
Plans to focus on economic growth and education for residents of all ages Jeff Papke believes the best way to affect change is to get involved. Up to this point that has included membership in…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Ballot opening board members open sealed ballots on Tuesday afternoon in the Crook County Clerk's Office as part of the vote counting process. A total of 9,156 ballots were cast in Crook County. Pictured left to right are Nancy Knoche, Fran Bristow, Ann Hill, and Mardee Carter.
Nov 07, 2014

The voters have spoken

by Jason Chaney
Crook County elects Seth Crawford to a second term and approves the Bowman Museum operating levy The Crook County voters have spoken, and while results are not official until certified, local…
Nov 07, 2014

The voters have spoken

by Jason Chaney
Local voters contradict many of the statewide ballot measure and candidate race results this general election When it came to the state and federal level races, Crook County frequently votes…
Nov 07, 2014

What events affected the election?

by Tribune staff
Personal issues impacted some races while new headlines influenced the vote throughout Oregon as well John Kitzhaber and Monica Wehby both lost votes because of personal issues during the…



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