Saving the life of a fellow rancher

Saving the life of a fellow rancher

Paulina rancher Allen Teskey administered CPR and saved a man's life On May 21 of this year,...

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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Prineville's Latest News

September 12, 2014

Boyd takes reserve job in Wheeler County

by Jason Chaney
The recently retired Prineville police captain was hired by Sheriff Chris Humphreys to pick up about two shifts per week Michael Boyd announced in mid-August that he was retiring from the…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - One full-time career firefighter, along with three fire science students and 10 volunteers, respond out of the Powell Butte fire station.
September 12, 2014

Around-the-clock fire coverage

by Kevin Sperl
For the past year, Crook County Fire and Rescue has been staffing their Powell Butte fire station 24/7 Built at a cost of $1 million, the Powell Butte sub-station of the Crook County Fire and…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - 'Superman' Albert McDaniel, left, and 'Robin Hood' Brendan Joyce, students in Kim Spurgeon's pre-school class, take part in Super Hero Day at the Crook County Christian School.
September 12, 2014

Crook County Christian School seeking new leader

by Kevin Sperl
Administration is hoping new principal will possess attributes of school's founder While students arrived for class on Wednesday dressed as their favorite super-heroes, the administration of the…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Prineville's Riley Larimer  has caught the eye of a Seattle-based talent agency.
September 12, 2014

Talents paving a path to his acting dreams

by Kevin Sperl
Riley Larimer, of Prineville, is going to Seattle to record an album of original music Prineville’s Riley Larimer was sitting in the audience at a talent search audition when the owner of the…
September 12, 2014

Pet parade and fundraiser ring in the fall season for Prineville

by Jason Chaney
Next weekend, locals can check out the annual pet parade and Crooked River Fall Fest Calling all children and pets! Next Saturday, the annual Crooked River Fall Fest and annual pet parade return…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF CCFR - The hay piles were still burning as of Monday morning.
September 09, 2014

Hay barn, tractors burn in Powell Butte blaze

by Jason Chaney
Cause of the fire remains under investigation; no suspicious activity suspected at this time A massive hay barn fire erupted in Powell Butte this past weekend that claimed the structure, two…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Les Stiles was brought in by the City of Prineville in August, following the dismissing of former chief Eric Bush in July. Stiles will carry out police chief duties while also conducting a best practices review of the entire department.
September 09, 2014

Short term chief

by Jason Chaney
Interim Police Chief Les Stiles arrives in Prineville with a wealth of experience; he will also conduct best practice review Les Stiles feels like he is still drinking from the fire hose. Having…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Heather O'Daniel, the new executive director for the Humane Society of the Ochocos, poses with Peach, one of their dogs available for adoption.
September 09, 2014

HSO hopes new director will take shelter to next level

by Jason Chaney
Heather O'Daniel assumed leadership of the shelter last week Late last year, the Humane Society of the Ochocos was enjoying an upward trend, thanks in large part to the leadership of its…
September 09, 2014

City, county mulling easement agreement

by Jason Chaney
County is seeking compensation for several easements granted to the city over the past few years Over the past few years, City of Prineville leaders have turned to Crook County for land access…
September 05, 2014

Local pollution case dismissed

by Jason Chaney
Dismissal stems from omission of statute of limitations waiver in presentation of case to grand jury A five-year-old criminal pollution case involving former resident Dennis Beetham was…

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Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Central Oregon Youth Hunter Education Challenge teams recently took part in the international challenge in Pennsylvania. Front row from left: Kayla Pieren, Landen Graves, and Karinda Pieren. Back row: Justin Smith, Janae Graves, Braden Graves and David Leavitt.
Sep 05, 2014

Shooters excel at international competition

by Kevin Sperl
Local teen Justin Smith places 14th out of 114 junior competitors The Central Oregon Youth Hunter Education club sent a junior and senior team to July’s YHEC International competition, held in…
Sep 05, 2014

City relying on League of Oregon Cities lobbyists

by Jason Chaney
The league will focus on five priorities as they meet with Oregon lawmakers before the 2015 session When governing a city, there is only so much that staff and councilors can control. Certain…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Russ Deboodt sits at his new desk.
Sep 05, 2014

Serving from the desk and the fire truck

by Jason Chaney
Russ Deboodt is leaving his economic development manager job to work in unique position at Crook County Fire and Rescue Russ Deboodt grew up in Prineville hoping to one day become a firefighter.…
Sep 02, 2014

Fire season slowing, danger remains

by Jason Chaney
Most fires in Oregon are contained, but fuels are dry and fire can still spread very quickly As September begins, the hot, dry, stormy days of summer are giving way to cooler mornings and more…
Sep 02, 2014

City considering plans to revitalize downtown area

by Jason Chaney
Committee has made list of projects that includes landscaping efforts and parking upgrades For nearly two years, City of Prineville staff and officials have been looking for ways to revitalize…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL  - The walls of the classroom pods for Barnes Butte Elementary School are beginning to take shape.
Sep 02, 2014

Barnes Butte Elementary construction has begun

by Kevin Sperl
The walls of the school are going up and the Combs Flat extension is completed “We’ve gone vertical,” announced Project Manager Jerry Milstead during the Aug. 18 Crook County School Board…
Sep 02, 2014

City of Prineville earns strong credit rating

by Jason Chaney
Standard & Poor's Rating Services gave the city A+ rating When the recession first hit the City of Prineville, its financial staff has sought ways to not only weather the economic hit, but…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A stage coach graced a recent Painted Hills Festival parade.
Aug 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.
Aug 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…
Aug 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…



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