County fair gets a growth spurt

County fair gets a growth spurt

The Crook County Fair will feature a much larger carnival this year as well as a big name...

Fire retardant tankers added at local airport

Fire retardant tankers added at local airport

Smaller planes help contain wildfires before they grow Crook County has new weapons in its fight...

Honoring cancer victims and survivors

Honoring cancer victims and survivors

Crook County Relay for Life is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, at the Crook County Fairgrounds ...

Socializing Top Dogs - and cats

Socializing Top Dogs - and cats

A new program is pairing up local youth with animals from the Humane Society of the Ochocos It...

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July 24, 2015

Pioneer Picnic and Pioneer Queen Coronation scheduled for Aug. 2

by Central Oregonian
Information about the Pioneer Picnic and Pioneer Queen Coronation was incomplete in the Friday, July 24 edition of the Central Oregonian. The Pioneer Picnic and Pioneer Queen Corronation will…
July 24, 2015

High speeds a factor in motorcycle accident

by Central Oregonian
Tyler Funk, of Lincoln City, severely injured in the crash, which occured early Saturday A Lincoln City man was severely injured early Saturday morning in a motorcycle accident on Northwest Lone…
July 24, 2015

Picnic in the Park starts Wednesday

by Jason Chaney
The Crook County Foundation event features a diverse slate of weekly concerts at Pioneer Park When Picnic in the Park first started out 11 years ago, they had to go out and solicit performers.…
July 22, 2015

Cycling race to prompt temporary highway closures

by Central Oregonian
Closures to occur Wednesday through Friday Wednesday July 22 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.): Cyclists will be on U.S. 26 from Madras to Prineville, then onto OR 126 to the Millican Highway. They return to…
July 21, 2015

Rebuilding the police department

by Jason Chaney
Amidst leadership changes, the Prineville agency is focusing on improved policies and procedures Last year at this time, the Prineville Police Department began a substantial change in leadership…
July 21, 2015

Fish struggle to beat the summer heat

by Steve Kadel
ODFW is urging anglers to catch and release to reduce stress on fish Summer temperatures have come early to Central Oregon and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is urging anglers to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Moving Wall visits Camden, Tenn., in 2011.
July 20, 2015

Milwaukie parade to honor Vietnam service, Moving Memorial Wall

by Raymond Rendleman
On Saturday, July 25, American Legion Post 180 and the Milwaukie Rotary Club will help organize the city of Milwaukie’s Honoring Military Service & Sacrifice Parade that coincides with the 50th…
LON AUSTIN - The driver of this pickup crashed into several other vehicles during a high speed pursuit in northeast Prineville.
July 18, 2015

UPDATE: Prineville man dies following high-speed chase accident

by Central Oregonian
A high-speed chase in Prineville early Saturday morning ended in a serious accident that claimed the life of a local man. At about 2:20 a.m., an officer of the Prineville Police Department…
July 21, 2015

Prineville man injured in two-vehicle crash

by Central Oregonian
A Prineville man was injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday evening east of Prineville involving another juvenile driver. At about 10:11 p.m., deputies from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office…
JASON CHANEY - Demolition of a residence occupying the future Taco Bell location began late last week. Restaurant owner Mike Sanders hopes to break ground early this week.
July 17, 2015

Taco Bell set to break ground in Prineville

by Jason Chaney
Navigating the paperwork process and requirements from different agencies took longer than anticipated It has taken longer than initially planned, but construction should soon begin on a new…

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JASON CHANEY - Kathy Norrel of Colfax, Calif., (left) and Robert Garlett of Vancouver, Wash., cut siding while working on the Prineville house on Friday.
Jul 17, 2015

Hitting the road and helping out

by Jason Chaney
Care-A-Vanner volunteers with Habitat for Humanity are spending two weeks on a Prineville home project In northeast Prineville, one block down the road from the entrance to Ward Rhoden Stadium,…
Jul 17, 2015

Legislative session met with mixed reviews

by Jason Chaney
Democratic lawmakers were pleased with the session, but Republican legislators criticized its partisan nature The Oregon Legislature adjourned its 2015 session Sine Die (without assigning a day…
STEVE KADEL - Swimming docks at Prineville Reservoir State Park have been moved to shore due to lack of water depth.
Jul 17, 2015

Reservoir levels drop low enough to close boat ramps

by Jason Chaney
Boaters no longer permitted to launch at the Powder House Cove and Jasper Point ramps at Prineville Reservoir The drought has taken its toll in many ways, and now it appears local boaters are…
Jul 17, 2015

Crook County nearing bikeway designation

by Jason Chaney
Of the eight bikeway applicants statewide, the local project was chosen as one of the four for further consideration Local leaders hope to take another step forward in creating a new scenic…
Jul 14, 2015

Is home health care in trouble?

by Steve Kadel
Bill sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden would restore needed Medicare funding People who rely on healthcare delivered in their home may soon find it difficult to get, particularly in the most rural…
JASON CHANEY - Construction has already begun on the IronHorse Lodge site, which is located at the corner of Wayfinder Drive and Angler Street.
Jul 14, 2015

Senior affordable housing project breaking ground

by Jason Chaney
Work on IronHorse Lodge recently began; first building should be completed by next April Work has finally begun on a new affordable housing complex in Prineville for senior citizens 55 years and…
STEVE KADEL - Lookout Mountain Grange secretary Ruth Cholin, left, and vice chairwoman Val Grubbe are shown outside the grange building, which was constructed in 1930.
Jul 14, 2015

A fading rural institution

by Steve Kadel
Lookout Mountain Grange's once robust membership declines amid shifting values It used to be the focal point of Ochoco Valley’s rural community. Weddings. Family reunions. Christmas parties.…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - This 1934 Hudson Terraplane often earns awards for its owner, Crook County Rodders Car Club president Tom Tomlinson.
Jul 14, 2015

Rodders' car show cruising back into Central Oregon

by Steve Kadel
The Cruise to the Center of Oregon Car Show will be held next weekend at the Crook County Fairgrounds There will be lots of antique and classic cars for automobile enthusiasts to view Saturday,…
Jul 14, 2015

Land agencies issue new fire restrictions

by Central Oregonian
Restrictions apply to campgrounds throughout Central and Eastern Oregon Given the continued trend of hot and dry conditions, and fire suppression resources already responding to numerous…
Jul 10, 2015

Wilson sex abuse charges dismissed

by Jason Chaney
Prosecutor with Klamath County District Attorney's Office determines case could not be proved beyond reasonable doubt Sex abuse charges against Prineville resident James Wilson were dismissed…




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