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Celebrating 65 years of family fun

Celebrating 65 years of family fun

The 65th annual Paulina Amateur Rodeo gears up to start this weekend “There are several...

Promoting health while on the run

Promoting health while on the run

Brothers Jeremiah and Isaiah Godby are running across Oregon to encourage people to exercise If...

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...

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Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A stage coach graced a recent Painted Hills Festival parade.
August 29, 2014

Three options for the three-day weekend

by Jason Chaney
Residents can choose from the Pioneer Summer Fest and Highland Games, Paulina Rodeo, and the Painted Hills Festival held in Mitchell For parents, it means school is about to start. For others,…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Hillsboro Aviation is planning to bring more students, such as the one shown above, to Prineville with their expansion.
August 29, 2014

Hillsboro Aviation poised to expand Prineville operation

by Jason Chaney
Plans are expected to increase student count from 16 to as high as 100 When Jon Hay first announced that Hillsboro Aviation was going to offer flight training at the Prineville/Crook County…
August 29, 2014

Slate set for general election

by Jason Chaney
Voters will decide fate of multiple local, state, and federal candidates, and seven ballot measures Filing deadlines for the 2014 general election passed Tuesday evening, and the slate of…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Crook County Building Official Lou Haehnlen inspects the footings on a remodel project at Advanced Cabinetry. Haehnlen is retiring at the end of next month and plans to travel the country with his wife in their newly-purchased motor home.
August 29, 2014

Ready to hit the open road

by Jason Chaney
Retiring county building official Lou Haehnlen was key in developing code for data center construction Back in 2009, Lou Haehnlen got his first taste of the retired life. At that time the Crook…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: AMY CARLSON - A dark-gray 2010 Honda Accord shot through the back window has more than $100 in damage, scaring everyone in the Roaring River Campground.
August 28, 2014

Labor Day warning: Don't shoot near campgrounds

by Raymond Rendleman
Next year’s Roaring River Canoe Slalom, which has been taking place for the place for the past eight years along the Clackamas River, is in danger of being cancelled after a mysterious drive-by…
August 26, 2014

County upgrading dog ordinance

by Jason Chaney
Changes include more leeway for impounding dogs that attack Last month, a Bend girl was unexpectedly attacked by a dog at Ochoco Reservoir that resulted in several bites and scrapes. Despite the…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Jett, the new drug detection dog for CCSO, poses for a photo with his handler, Deputy Mitch Madden.
August 26, 2014

Showing a nose for drug busts

by Jason Chaney
After a substantial fundraising effort, Crook County Sheriff's Office was able to purchase new drug detection dog, Jett In the fight to keep drugs off local streets, man’s best friend is often a…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - A new camera waits to be activated in the lobby of Crook County High School.
August 26, 2014

Security elevated at high school

by Kevin Sperl
Cameras have been installed at CCHS to improve the safety of students and staff Walking into the office at Crook County High School last Tuesday, a “Welcome Back” sign greets visitors. School…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Gabby Wood, right, and Jaz Petty, center, are deeply focused while enjoying a movie and some popcorn on the last day of the Kiwanis Summer School at Cecil Sly on Thursday, Aug. 14. Haley Nelson, on her back, takes a more relaxed stance.
August 26, 2014

Summer school successful

by Kevin Sperl
The Kiwanis-sponsored program registered 50 students for its first year Kellie Koch’s goal for this year’s Kiwanis-sponsored summer school was simple — avoid the “summer slide.” Koch, lead…
August 22, 2014

Bush won't face criminal charges

by Jason Chaney
DOJ rules there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that misconduct alleged by city was criminal Allegations of misconduct may have cost Eric Bush his job as Prineville…

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Aug 22, 2014

Seatbelt blitz planned for August and September

by Central Oregonian
Local Law Enforcement agencies are joining the State of Oregon in a 13-day traffic enforcement blitz emphasizing child seats/fitting station feferrals, texting and speeding from Aug. 26 through…
Photo Credit: SCOTT STAATS - A view of the Ochoco National Forest
Aug 22, 2014

This land is their land

by Ron Halvorson
Local leaders have faced financial issues due to the fact that much of Crook County is federally owned Nearly half of all land in Crook County is owned by the federal government. In some states,…
Aug 22, 2014

Protecting ranchers from fire or drought

by Kevin Sperl
The new Livestock Forage Disaster Program provides compensation to livestock producers who have suffered losses from qualifying disasters The 2014 Farm Bill has identified the Livestock Forage…
Aug 22, 2014

Student safety the focus of new CCHS traffic plan

by Kevin Sperl
Changes are in response to four traffic accidents near the high school in the past five years According to Crook County High School Principal Michelle Jonas, there have been four traffic…
Aug 22, 2014

McKay Creek project awarded grant funding

by Jason Chaney
Money will pay for restoration work prompted by introduction of steelhead into creek As work continues on a project to rehabilitate the McKay Creek watershed, Ochoco National Forest personnel…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - This 2014 Subaru Crosstrack became fully engulfed in flames after hitting a Nissan that was blocking the road, leaving the highway and striking a juniper tree.
Aug 19, 2014

Two-car accident results in inferno

by Kevin Sperl
Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the Sunday morning crash A multi-car accident on Davis Loop resulted in a Prineville man being transported to St. Charles Family Care with…
Aug 19, 2014

Police Captain Boyd is retiring

by Jason Chaney
Leadership changes continue at the Prineville Police Department as Capt. Michael Boyd has announced plans to retire. City Manager Steve Forrester confirmed the decision on Monday after rumors of…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Sharon Allured (far left), Val Grubbe, Bill Grubbe, Gerry Grubbe, Lucy Woodward, Bill Quant, and Merle Williams reminisce about their school years in front of the recently relocated Howard School building.
Aug 19, 2014

Going Old School

by Kevin Sperl
Local alumni of the Howard School hope to restore the historical structure When Craig Woodward was asked to consider moving the old Howard School in order to save it, he wasn’t particularly…
Aug 19, 2014

OHV trail system plan undergoing some new revisions

by Jason Chaney
Ochoco National Forest staff will compile a supplemental EIS After facing two dozen objections to its Ochoco Summit Trail System, local forest staff members decided to revise the proposal to…
Photo Credit: BILL MINTIENS - The steel skeleton of the new St. Charles Prineville Campus being erected.
Aug 19, 2014

St. Charles Prineville campus building on track

by Bill Mintiens
Despite an initial delay, plan remains to open during September 2015 Jeanie Gentry, the chief executive officer of Pioneer Memorial Hospital and St. Charles Madras, is happy about the…



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