Truck driver damages Main Street signal

Truck driver damages Main Street signal

Computer controller and signal heads were not restored for nearly six hours The traffic signal...

EDCO hires county economic leader

EDCO hires county economic leader

CCHS graduate Caroline Ervin was chosen as the new Crook County economic development manager ...

Giving the gift of life

Giving the gift of life

Jacob Dawson received a life-saving kidney donation from his father, Larry Jacob Dawson and his...

City lands third consecutive Gold Safety Award

City lands third consecutive Gold Safety Award

Recognition requires a municipality go a full year without any work time lost from injury ...

Paulina school renovations take center stage

Paulina school renovations take center stage

The repairs are made possible by the schools bond passed by Crook County voter in 2013 A handful...

Human trafficking concerns brought to Central Oregon

Human trafficking concerns brought to Central Oregon

There are anywhere from six to 30 victims in Crook County each year, according to UNICEF estimates...

City council mulling possible youth advisory committee

City council mulling possible youth advisory committee

High school students recently reached out to Prineville mayor with the idea The Prineville City...

County launching new e-permitting program

County launching new e-permitting program

Community development will phase in the new software over the next few months Builders and...

Prineville man injured in DUII crash on Thursday

Prineville man injured in DUII crash on Thursday

Steven Newhouse crashed his vehicle on Grizzly Mountain Road A Prineville man suffered minor...

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October 21, 2014

Crash injures two local residents

by Jason Chaney
Oregon State Police reports that driver was transported to PMH and passenger was taken by air ambulance to St. Charles in Bend A Prineville couple suffered injuries following a car wreck on…
October 21, 2014

Crook County confirms pertussis cases

by Jason Chaney
Health officials have identified two cases of the disease and 13 contacts Crook County has managed to avoid pertussis cases in recent years, but not this one. Community health leaders have…
October 21, 2014

Redmond man killed when tree rolls onto him while he's cutting…

by Jason Chaney
Terry Dessenberger was crushed by a downed tree and could not be revived A Redmond man was killed Thursday afternoon following a firewood cutting accident on the Ochoco National Forest. Terry…
October 21, 2014

Post fires: Forest rehab work under way

by Jason Chaney
Projects include restoring fencing, reseeding native grasses, and treating invasive weeds A very active wildfire season has finally wound down in Central Oregon and throughout the rest of the…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL  - Strdyer Doescher plays Minecraft at his home in Prineville shortly after returning from New York City where he underwent serious brain surgery.
October 17, 2014

Clearing a big hurdle

by Kevin Sperl
Stryder Doescher recently returned home from New York after succesful brain surgery. Stryder Doescher traveled to New York City well enough to walk into the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's…
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…
Photo Credit: PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY OSP - A semi truck tipped over trying to navigate a sharp corner on the Highway 126 grade just outside of Prineville. Cleanup of the truckload and the diesel fuel spilled slowed traffic for four hours.
October 17, 2014

Traffic slowed for hours following semi crash on Highway 126…

by Jason Chaney
Cleanup of diesel fuel and the spilled load of mint root stems takes four hours Traffic was backed up nearly five miles to the east Tuesday afternoon following a semi truck crash on Highway 126…
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…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Kenny Faulkner of Mitchell before the choking incident that nearly claimed his life.
October 17, 2014

Local heroes come to the rescue at Paulina Rodeo

by Jason Chaney
CCSO staff and other emergency responders saved the life of Mitchell resident Kenny Faulkner last month “I had just looked at him,” Ardis Faulkner remembers. She and husband Kenny were…
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…

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Oct 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…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The fire burned 17 acres comprised mostly of Crooked River National Grasslands property and some private land. It was extinguished in the evening after starting mid-morning. No structures were burned.
Oct 17, 2014

Brush fire in Grasslands scorches 17 acres

by Jason Chaney
Fire is believed to be human caused and is under investigation by state agency A brush fire erupted northwest of Prineville on the Crooked River National Grassland, prompting assistance from…
Oct 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…
Oct 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…
Oct 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…
Oct 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.
Oct 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.
Oct 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…
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…



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