County budgets more jail beds

Sheriff's Office requests funds to rent nine more beds from Jefferson County For the past year,...

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Full day approval

Crook County School District confirms its kindergarteners will put in full class days starting...

Honoring disabled veterans with poppies

Honoring disabled veterans with poppies

Poppy Days is proclaimed May 15 and 16; sold May 27 and 28 too “In Flanders fields the...

Week on the watershed

Week on the watershed

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

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May 05, 2015

DSL closes access to local land parcel

by Jason Chaney
The property will be closed to the public nightly and other uses will be restricted A portion of state-owned land in Juniper Canyon will soon face multiple restrictions, including closure of the…
May 05, 2015

Where there's drought there's fire

by Jason Chaney
Predictions suggest local 2015 wildfire season will be more active than 2014 The 2015 wildfire season could prove more active than the prior year should recent predictions come to pass this…
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.…

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Apr 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…
JASON CHANEY - Jeannie Searcy stands in Davidson Field, one of the few parks in existence when she joined the Crook County Parks and Recreation District in 1988.
Apr 24, 2015

Searcy retiring from CCPRD

by Jason Chaney
Was hired in 1988, just three years after the parks district was formed The Crook County Parks and Recreation District was formed nearly 30 years ago. Its business manager, Jeannie Searcy, has…
KEVIN SPERL - Powell Butte Community Charter School student Emma Koch, a sixth-grader, takes part in a pebble count on McKay Creek with the assistance of Scott Williams, Ochoco National Forest biology tech, last October. The school's sixth-grade classroom has adopted a 1.5-mile section of the watershed for the next three years in conjunction with Ochoco National Forest.
Apr 24, 2015

Taking to the waters

by Kevin Sperl
Local elementary students will spend a day at various reservoirs, creeks, and rivers as part of their Riverkeepers Storyline project In conjunction with Earth Day, Crook County elementary…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The East Fort Rock OHV staging site will be filled with ATV-riding poker players this coming Saturday for the 25th anniversary of the Joker Poker Run.
Apr 24, 2015

How to play poker on an ATV

by Kevin Sperl
Riders follow a marked course and stop at checkpoints to draw poker cards When the early members of the Central Oregon Motorcycle and ATV Club got together it was to simply enjoy OHV riding and…
Apr 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…
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,…




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