Airport lands $2 million Connect Oregon grant

Airport lands $2 million Connect Oregon grant

Money will enable the facility to launch a new air base project Big plans are afoot to build a...

Keeping the youth busy this summer

Keeping the youth busy this summer

Ochoco Innovation Station and Camp Fire of Central Oregon team up to give teens something to do...

Historic building comes down

Historic building comes down

The former school district office building is removed to make way for a new traffic and parking...

Not their first rodeo

Not their first rodeo

Grand Marshals Norm and Edie Maley share memories of their Roundup days This isn’t their...

Unique tale to tell: The history of the Crooked River Roundup

Unique tale to tell: The history of the Crooked River Roundup

From humble beginnings, the Crooked River Roundup has become the premiere event in Crook County ...

Police department now accredited

Police department now accredited

Optional process requires extensive review of agency's policies and procedures A process that...

Concert pianist coming to Crook County

Pianist John Nilsen will present a concert of his own and other composers’ works in...

Truck fire at de-icer plant injures employee

Truck fire at de-icer plant injures employee

EnviroTech truck filled with zirconium, a highly flammable substance, catches fire, spilling...

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CENTRAL OREGONIAN - JoDee Tittle
June 24, 2016

Interim CEO hired for St. Charles Prineville, Madras

by Holly M. Gill
Culver resident JoDee Tittle will take over the lead position while St. Charles finds a permanent CEO Since the mid-April departure of the former CEO of St. Charles Madras and Prineville, Jeanie…
June 24, 2016

Senior center seeks grant for building repairs

by Jason Chaney
Facility needs to fix leaking roof, crumbling parking lot and worn out flooring The Prineville Senior Center is facing multiple structural problems and safety hazards, and facility leaders are…
June 24, 2016

Keeping the youth busy this summer

by Holly Scholz
The local Juvenile Department hosts Youth DIY & Craft, giving kids an outlet for creative energy Searching for a way to keep your artistic middle or high schoolers busy this summer? The Crook…


June 21, 2016

City needs emergency housing for data center builders

by Jason Chaney
More than 100 electricians coming to town in the next two months Local leaders have often praised all of the recent data center construction. But while it provides a significant economic boost,…
June 21, 2016

Forest Road 30 to close at Crazy Creek through October

by Central Oregonian
A short road segment of Forest Road 30 at the junction with Crazy Creek, about five miles east of Big Summit Prairie, will be closed beginning Wednesday, June 22, and is expected to stay closed…
June 21, 2016

County budget adds new deputy positions

by Jason Chaney
Employees to receive increase in 401k contributions from the county; budget does not include county timber payment revenue With an ever-present measure of caution, the Crook County Court adopted…
June 21, 2016

School electives fees cut from budget

by Holly Scholz
Art, culinary, welding among the classes that will go fee free next year When registering their middle and high school students for electives classes, parents will no doubt be pleased that they…
June 21, 2016

City to ban recreational pot sales until legal federally

by Jason Chaney
When city leaders first passed recreational marijuana regulations, their intent was to ban commercial sale of the drug until it was federally legal. They later learned that the ordinance they…
June 21, 2016

Skate Park fundraising goal within reach

by Holly Scholz
Last-minute donations come in to help resurface deteriorating skate park There’s good news for supporters of the Prineville Skate Park resurfacing project. Additional grants and donations have…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Xander Perkins looks for the owner of a lost pomeranian as he carries him up the hill at Roger Tilbury Park in Beaverton. This photo won first place in lifestyle photography for a non-daily news source in the 2016 Northwest Excellence in Journalism awards.
June 20, 2016

Pamplin newspapers win top honors in regional contest

by Pamplin Media Group
Three first-place wins and a total of seven awards for Northwest news Pamplin Media Group newspapers won seven awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 contest. The…

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JASON CHANEY - Construction is under way at the Apple data center in Prineville. The new, partially finished building can be seen in the far right of the photo.
Jun 17, 2016

Apple to fund high tech water facility

by Jason Chaney
Prineville plant will utilize nanofiltration to polish wastewater beyond drinking water quality The idea formed several years back when Prineville City Manager Steve Forrester and City Engineer…
Jun 17, 2016

Former police chief injured in motorcycle accident

by Jason Chaney
Jim Soules in critical condition after hitting deer Former Prineville police chief and current Madras resident Jim Soules was critically injured in a motorcycle accident near Terrebonne Monday…
Jun 17, 2016

Local man unharmed in vehicle fire

by Jason Chaney
Jeep Cherokee explodes while Prineville man drives up Juniper Canyon Road Prineville resident Thaddeus Stacy faced an unpleasant surprise while driving up Juniper Canyon Road Monday, a suprise…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Thomas Cross
Jun 17, 2016

Police searching for Prineville, Madras runaways

by Tony Ahern
Thomas Cross, of Madras, and Prineville teen Melissa Ciendenen are missing Two teenagers have been reported missing and their families are seeking information as to their whereabouts. Thomas…
Jun 17, 2016

School board budget includes new programs, class fee cuts

by Holly Scholz
School board approves document at Monday evening board meeting The Crook County School District Board of Directors approved a $53.625 million budget for the upcoming school year during its…
Jun 17, 2016

Deer Ridge to host recruiting event in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
Saturday event to fill officer positions in prison due to approved increase in jail beds Deer Ridge Correctional Institution in Madras will be holding a recruiting event for correctional…
Jun 14, 2016

Police department seeking owners of stolen bicycles

by Central Oregonian
The Prineville Police Department regularly retrieves and stores lost and stolen bicycles – and they want to help you recover yours if it was either lost or stolen. Evidence Technician Amanda…
JASON CHANEY - Crook County Fire and Rescue personnel douse the burning motor home, a vehicle that was reportedly stolen and later intentionally set on fire. No suspects have been named, and authorities are still seeking leads on the incident.
Jun 14, 2016

Arson suspected in motorhome fire

by Jason Chaney
Stolen RV is found burning near a canal off of Grimes Road A fire in a stolen motorhome northwest of Prineville is being investigated for arson after the blaze destroyed the recreational vehicle…
JASON CHANEY - Multiple emergency response leaders gather in the Prineville Police Department conference room Thursday to participate in a functional test for the four-day Cascadia Rising exercise. The goal was to effectively communicate as earthquake scenarios arose.
Jun 14, 2016

Practicing for the big one

by Jason Chaney
Crook County participates in Cascadia Rising exercise It’s Thursday morning, 8 a.m., and the Prineville Police Department conference room is abuzz. Local emergency personnel occupy multiple…
Jun 14, 2016

Wetland efforts include mosquito control

by Jason Chaney
City of Prineville teaming up with county vector control, conducting research, to limit presence of insect at park Prineville’s incoming wastewater wetland facility has drawn interest from a lot…