From teaching kids to housing families

From teaching kids to housing families

Housing Works purchases the Ochoco Elementary School property to develop into low-income housing...

Teen earns state Elks scholarship

Teen earns state Elks scholarship

Audrey Bernard wins local, district, state levels; will go on to national competition An arduous...

Keeping the growing season going

Keeping the growing season going

After 12 years, the Breese family and workers like Jim Schaedler and Paige Ollendorf keep Hidden...

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...

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February 12, 2016

Motor Voter law off to promising start

by Jason Chaney
Bill passed in 2015 enables DMV to automatically register certain patrons to vote with the option to opt out The new Motor Voter bill took effect about six weeks ago, and so far, the process…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - GED student Marquez Goldsby works in the lobby of Londer Learning Center last April.
February 11, 2016

Oregon GED students still struggling

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Critics say easier passing score isn't enough of a change Masked in Oregon’s recent celebration of higher graduation rates was the fact that 26 percent of the state’s students did not graduate…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Ron Livermore
February 10, 2016

Livermore gets four-year prison sentence in animal abuse case

by Jason Chaney
Prineville resident Ron Livermore was sentenced early last week to four years in prison in connection with an aggravated animal abuse case this past December. The 67-year-old was convicted of…
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…
LON AUSTIN - Adrian Stafford, age 19 is photographed during a smoke break with 18-year-old Cimdel Blythe. Stafford started smoking when he was 15 years old. According to him and local tobacco prevention coordinator, Kris Williams, many adult smokers start the habit during their teenage years.
February 09, 2016

Youth smoking rate still high in Crook County

by Jason Chaney
Lax views on teen tobacco use locally attributed to problem Adrian Stafford started smoking when he was 15 years old. Now 19, and hooked, the local resident initially started out swiping…
JASON CHANEY - Donald Williams (left) meets local postal carrier Mike Coddington who found his missing $500 money order and helped return it to him.
February 09, 2016

Grateful for the honesty and integrity of a stranger

by Jason Chaney
Donald Williams panicked when his $500 unsigned money order went missing, but mail carrier Mike Coddington found it and helped ensure its return Donald Williams literally felt sick to his…
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…

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Feb 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…
Feb 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…
Feb 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…
Feb 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.…
PHOTO COURTESY OF PATRICK LAIR - Work on Upper Deep Creek last year involved bulldozing stream banks and falling trees in the stream. While it looks rough in the short term, vegetation is expected to grow back and obstructions help keep the water cooler and more suitable for redband trout.
Feb 05, 2016

Deep Creek restoration set to continue this year

by Jason Chaney
Ochoco National Forest staff is accepting public comment on the plan through the end of February Ochoco National Forest personnel have begun preliminary efforts to continue a restoration project…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Sheriff John Gautney writes open letter to Crook County community.
Feb 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…
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…



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