Clearing a big hurdle

Clearing a big hurdle

Stryder Doescher recently returned home from New York after succesful brain surgery. Stryder...

Traffic slowed for hours following semi crash on Highway 126 grade

Traffic slowed for hours following semi crash on Highway 126 grade

Cleanup of diesel fuel and the spilled load of mint root stems takes four hours Traffic was...

Local heroes come to the rescue at Paulina Rodeo

Local heroes come to the rescue at Paulina Rodeo

CCSO staff and other emergency responders saved the life of Mitchell resident Kenny...

Brush fire in Grasslands scorches 17 acres

Brush fire in Grasslands scorches 17 acres

Fire is believed to be human caused and is under investigation by state agency A brush fire...

Still searching for answers

Still searching for answers

Twenty years have passed since the unsolved murder of Phillip Brooks Although the 20-year-old...

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October 17, 2014

Why did the city choose to fire Bush?

by Jason Chaney
A termination letter written by Prineville city manager sheds light on reasons police chief was terminated City of Prineville leaders have said little, if anything, publicly during the past year…
October 17, 2014

Log truck wreck claims life of Redmond man

by Jason Chaney
Driver drove off of ravine on logging road on Ochoco National Forest and was crushed by logs A Redmond man was killed early Wednesday morning in a log truck accident on an Ochoco National Forest…
October 17, 2014

County weed master keeps job, facing sanctions and suspension

by Jason Chaney
Kev Alexanian will serve a 10-day suspension without pay and meet a variety of requirements following DUII arrest in Lakeview Crook County Weed Master Kev Alexanian will retain his job…
October 17, 2014

Teaming up to prevent child abuse in Crook County

by Jason Chaney
The Multi-Disciplinary Team meets twice a month to review child abuse cases and prevent new ones Some say it takes a village to raise a child. It could be said that the theory behind the Crook…
October 17, 2014

Creating a community Christmas choir

by Kevin Sperl
Crook County High School and Middle School music teacher Hannah Moorman is leading the effort Hannah Moorman has been asked for a number of years by local residents to form a community-based…
October 14, 2014

Weed master arrested for DUII

by Jason Chaney
Kev Alexanian put on paid leave pending county investigation of incident A Crook County employee has been placed on paid administrative leave following a driving under the influence arrest in…
October 14, 2014

County community development not allowing permits Friday

by Central Oregonian
No development permit applications (planning, building, septic or addressing) will be accepted by Crook County Community Development Department on Friday, Oct. 17. They will be open to the…
October 14, 2014

Prineville man facing 20 counts of child sex abuse

by Jason Chaney
Mike Lee Walter charged for multiple incidents with a 4-year-old girl during a three-week period of time A Prineville man is facing multiple counts of sexual abuse following alleged multiple…
Photo Credit: BILL MINTIENS - Left to right: Bryan (also living at Redemption House Ministries), Matt Kallunki, and Greg Sanders, RHM director, sitting outside local homeless shelter.
October 14, 2014

Local homeless share their stories

by Bill Mintiens
Man and woman talk about difficulties finding work and the shame of having no home “We’ve made a lot of progress over the past year; next month we’ll be able to temporarily house 22 women and…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jason Wood poses at the summit of Kilimanjaro with pictures of his mother and brother.
October 14, 2014

Reaching new heights

by Kevin Sperl
Prineville's Jason Wood climbs Mount Kilimanjaro in honor of family members who suffer from Myotonic Dystrophy Jason Wood reached the summit of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro at 7:40 a.m. on July…

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Photo Credit: CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Holli Van Wert took over the Chamber Director position two years ago.
Oct 14, 2014

Chamber director to move on

by Jason Chaney
Chamber Board already forming committee to fill the vacancy before Holli Van Wert departs on Nov. 30 Following a two-year stint as executive director for the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Fourth-grader Addie Hagensee takes part in the Crooked River Elementary health fair last Wednesday.
Oct 14, 2014

Keeping their eyes on education

by Kevin Sperl
Children's Vision Foundation performs eye exams for Prineville's elementary students Crook County High School Senior Michael Seyl recalls having such bad vision as a second-grader that he…
Oct 10, 2014

Gun shot, stolen rig suspect flees scene

by Central Oregonain
Nobody was injured in the incident, which is still under investigation by police On Wednesday night, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Prineville Police and the Crook County Sheriff’s Office responded…
Oct 10, 2014

Crook County Cultural Coalition seeking scholarship applications

by Central Oregonian
Application deadline is Oct. 14 The Crook County Cultural Coalition is seeking applications for its 2015 cultural scholarship program including areas of interest in the arts, heritage and the…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF MADRAS PIONEER - This outcropping is part of the 32,475-acre Foley Butte chunk of land recently purchased by the Prineville-based Stafford Ranches, from the formerly Prineville-based Ochoco Lumber Company.
Oct 10, 2014

Stafford Ranches buys Foley Butte Block timberland for $18.5…

by Jason Chaney
The buyers intend to use the land for cattle grazing, some logging, and family hunting and recreation A longtime Ochoco Lumber Company property has changed hands as Stafford Ranches, LLC…
Oct 10, 2014

Keeping track of local sex offenders

by Jason Chaney
The annual SOAP program is a key component of limiting the number of noncompliant sex offenders in Crook County Recently, local law enforcement officials once again took time to verify the…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - A look inside a Crook County Fire and Rescue ambulance. Recently introduced federal legislation seeks to provide a permanent Medicare reimbursement rate for rural ambulance service providers.
Oct 10, 2014

Bill aims to improve rural ambulance reimbursements

by Jason Chaney
Legislation will seek to make super rural status and its subsequent reimbursements permanent Providing ambulance services in rural communities can sometimes stretch financial resources,…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Shown in the above photo is one of the many displays that Bowman Museum patrons can visit. The museum relies on a tax levy that funds its operating budget.
Oct 10, 2014

A closer look at the Bowman Museum tax levy

by Kevin Sperl
The levy funds museum operation budget and without it, downsizing would be necessary In November, county voters will be asked to continue the Bowman Museum’s tax levy, providing the historical…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Areas near Big Summit Prairie and the Ochoco Ranger Rental House of the Ochoco National Forest were the backdrop for the production of the short film 'The Child and the Dead' this past July.
Oct 10, 2014

Ochocos serve as film backdrop

by Kevin Sperl
A Portland-based crew shot short film 'Child and the Dead' in local forest On a dark road in a remote section of forest, a car accident forces a father to leave his son and girlfriend behind in…
Oct 09, 2014

Bush accepts judgment offer from city

by Central Oregonian
City will not defend lawsuit and will pay former police chief $666,701 plus attorneys' fees Two months after former Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush sued the City of Prineville for wrongful…



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