Week on the watershed

Week on the watershed

Local elementary students spent the week at several different waterways in Crook County as part...

Searcy retiring from CCPRD

Searcy retiring from CCPRD

Was hired in 1988, just three years after the parks district was formed The Crook County Parks...

Taking to the waters

Taking to the waters

Local elementary students will spend a day at various reservoirs, creeks, and rivers as part of...

How to play poker on an ATV

How to play poker on an ATV

Riders follow a marked course and stop at checkpoints to draw poker cards When the early members...


Prineville's Latest News

April 30, 2015

Ballots are going out this week

by Jason Chaney
Voter turnout in local special district elections is historically very low The Crook County Special District Election is less than a month away, and voters can expect to see ballots in the mail…
April 30, 2015

ODFW directed to delist wolves

by Jason Chaney
Because wolf populations are increasing, the agency can possibly remove the animal from the state Endangered Species List For the first time since adopting an Endangered Species List in Oregon,…
April 27, 2015

Preparing for the future

by Jason Chaney
Ochoco Lumber Company will begin improving roads, building sidewalks and adding entrance streets to its property this summer Anyone who has recently driven down Third Street past the Ochoco…
April 27, 2015

CCSD reopening Brothers School

by Kevin Sperl
Decision made by school board after months of considering what to do with the currently unused building By a unanimous vote, the Crook County School Board, at its monthly meeting this past…
April 27, 2015

Revising Ochoco's forest plan

by Jason Chaney
Ochoco National Forest staff is hosting a listening session as they gear up for their Forest Plan Revision The Ochoco National Forest has not conducted a forest plan revision in 26 years, but…
April 27, 2015

Smith and Kambak seeking votes to help run your parks

by Kevin Sperl
Both candidates interested in the future of the swimming pool Linda C. (Munkres) Smith admits to spending what seemed like half of her life at the Prineville swimming pool when she was younger.…
April 27, 2015

Local railway given 'premier' designation

by Jason Chaney
BNSF named the City of Prineville Railway a premier transload facility, which is expected to help with marketing efforts In an attempt to increase business, City of Prineville Railway leaders…
CROOK COUNTY JAIL - Shane Shantie
April 24, 2015

Car chase ends in Prineville

by Jason Chaney
Redmond resident fled traffic stop and was involved in a standoff at the west 'Y' in Prineville A car chase that started near Redmond ended in a police standoff in Prineville Saturday evening.…
April 24, 2015

Local leaders approve next jail study

by Jason Chaney
The master plan phase will determine cost of new facility at PMH or elsewhere Local leaders have decided to move forward with the final phase of a feasibility study regarding a new jail and…
April 24, 2015

Parmalee to play at Crook County Fair

by Jason Chaney
Concert is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7 The Crook County Fairgrounds will host country music act Parmalee in concert during fair week in August. “They are currently out touring with Brad…

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Apr 24, 2015

Prescribed burns set for Crook County area

by Kevin Sperl
Treatment will take place about 15 miles east of Paulina in the coming weeks Fire managers on the Ochoco National Forest plan to ignite prescribed burn units about 15 miles east of Paulina and…
Apr 23, 2015

Slash burning planned at Ochoco State Scenic View Point

by Central Oregonian
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will be burning slash piles on the Ochoco Scenic View Point property during day light hours the week of…
KEVIN SPERL - Lukkas Mullen, 4, jumps off the slide before Cathy Miller, 5, takes her turn, while Nakiya Anderson, 4, watches, during play time at the Head Start playground.
Apr 20, 2015

Offering Kids a 'Head Start'

by Kevin Sperl
NeighborImpact is accepting applications for enrollment for the Head Start program Recruitment efforts for Head Start are underway for the next school year as NeighborImpact seeks to enroll…
Apr 20, 2015

Apple expanding data center footprint

by Kevin Sperl
Plans include completion of final two of eight pods in Building 1, each of which is 35,000 square feet On the same day that Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 611 into law, Apple Inc.…
Apr 20, 2015

Giving soldiers a proper welcome

by Jason Chaney
A parade planned for mid-June to welcome home deployed Prineville and Redmond National Guard units Two Oregon National Guard units will return home later this spring, and when they get back,…
Apr 20, 2015

BLM announces upcoming closure of Teaters Road

by Jason Chaney
Private property owners are prohibiting access to the road effective May 15 For decades, Teaters Road has provided the public access to the North Fork of Crooked River and a southern entry point…
Apr 20, 2015

Local teacher reflects on Boston Marathon experience

by Kevin Sperl
Almost two years after the bombing at the Boston marathon, surviving brother found guilty on all counts Less than two weeks prior to the start of the 2015 edition of the Boston Marathon,…
KEVIN SPERL - Chyanne McKinnis and other members of the Prineville-based Heart of Oregon work crew attended the town hall meeting held by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore, in Prineville last week. McKinnis has worked as a crew member since September of last year and has enjoyed making a difference in her community. 'Heart of Oregon has been helping in many places in Central Oregon but to be able to work in Prineville has had an impact on me personally,' she said. 'We have learned that we can make a difference.'
Apr 20, 2015

Work from the heart

by Kevin Sperl
YCC seeks area youth for summer work projects The Youth Conservation Corps is ramping up for summer and is accepting applications from area youth aged 16 to 18 for eight weeks of summer…
Apr 16, 2015

Fowler death ruled accidental

by Central Oregonian
Autopsy determined the Powell Butte resident died of hyperthermia due to overexposure to the elements Autopsy results have ruled the death of Shauna Fowler accidental and no foul play is…
Apr 16, 2015

Body found, believed to be Fowler

by Jason Chaney
A Powell Butte rancher finds a body in a field Wednesday afternoon A body found in Powell Butte Wednesday afternoon is believed to be that of missing woman Shauna Fowler. On Wednesday afternoon…




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