Brush fire scorches hillside

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Fire caused by illegal burn pile at Willowdale Road home; blaze consumed 7 acres before it was finally put out

Longhorns go rogue at cattle drive

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A couple cattle routinely escape herd, roaming side streets and parking lots during the annual event

No Rainbows in Ochocos, but expect them in town

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Gathering of about 30,000 to take place at Flagtail Meadow on Malhuer National Forest near Seneca, John Day

Local police captain completes FBI National academy

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Larry Seymour of Prineville Police Department focused on fitness, education and networking during 10-week stay

Wildfire near Clarno reaches 8,000 acres

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Fire, which is only 10 percent contained, was reported yesterday and grew quickly during the past day

DA Vitolins appointed local Circuit Court Judge

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Crook County DA chosen by Gov. Brown to complete term of retiring judge Gary Williams whose last day is June 30

Three local men arrested following altercation and gunshot

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Nobody injured by gun fired at fixed object; police still seeking more information on the Monday evening incident

Chamber hosts eclipse meeting for businesses

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Event focuses on challenges, benefits August solar eclipse presents to Prineville business owners

Expanding AVID and CTE programs

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Crook County School District to use Measure 98 funding to boost graduation rates and trade education

Prineville man arrested for Redmond COCC campus burglary

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Tracy Downing faces multiple charges after being caught during a traffic stop in southest Redmond

Where to go on Roundup week

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Prineville will offer a wide variety of activities to enjoy during the week of Crooked River Roundup

CCSD budget more steady this year

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District not facing any major school upgrades or moves, and no significant cuts or additions are expected

Powell Butte man succumbs to work accident injuries

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Ronald Davis was injured on June 6 when a box truck collided with his Knife River construction vehicle

Unoccupied RV destroyed, another damaged in fire

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Fire started Monday afternoon at Lakeshore RV Park near Ochoco Reservoir; occupants of damaged RV displaced

Woodgrain building damaged in fire

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Fire that erupted Tuesday evening believed to be caused by sparks from cutting torch used earlier that day

Union files unfair labor practice complaint against CCFR

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Crook County Firefighters Association disputes process for hiring fire marshal, battalion chiefs

Enhancing the rodeo

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Addition of wild cow milking and changes to the roping boxes, barrel racing entrance meant to enhance fan experience

Pamplin launches new websites for dozens of communities

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Regular visitors to this website will see something quite different today: an updated digital presence from the only news organization that covers…

Driver uninjured in semi truck crash carrying two pickups

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Vehicle hauling two Dodge pick-up trucks and industrial equipment rolls on Millican Road Thursday afternoon

County budget gets a facelift

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Will feature narratives from each department and graphs to help illustrate financial details

Oregon Dirt Park to host eclipse event

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Taking place Aug. 18-21, it will feature camping, food vendors, games and music

Prineville man arrested for DUII after three-vehicle crash

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Kent Sawyer side-swipes a van and hits a Ford Explorer head-on at Juniper Canyon Road and Paulina Highway intersection

Oregon Community Foundation grants benefit four nonprofits

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High school guitar class, after-school programs, homeless shelter and summer school receive combined $60,000

Powell Butte man identified as one of two victims in Knife…

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Ronald Davis was clearing the roadway when a white box truck collided with their Knife River vehicle

St. Charles facing financial struggles

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Changes to workforce and capital projects expected throughout Central Oregon; no specific impacts to Prineville hospital disclosed

City increasing funds for capital projects in proposed…

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Challenge persists to bring streets up to preferred condition throughout town

County updating hazard plan

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Document addresses actions necessary for disasters ranging from floods and earthquake to volcanos and terrorism

Local man convicted of sex abuse

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Myron Newell found guilty of one count of first-degree sex abuse after four-day trial

Challenges emerge as jail design progresses

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Soft soil at jail site prompts addition of an enhanced foundation costing about $500,000

Tobacco bills could help limit local youth use

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State lawmakers considering raising tobacco purchase age to 21, requiring licensure for retail tobacco sales

Crook County Fire and rescue adds new building

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Facility will be used for training, workout space and storing antique vehicles, equipment

Prineville man gets 12-year prison sentence for child porn…

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Ryan Babcock was arrested in Crook County in 2015, fled to Florida where he was arrested a second time

Prineville man, juvenile arrested on drug charges

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William Lockman Jr. and 17-year-old male accused of illegally making marijuana extracts

County requests no solar farm on local DSL land

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County Court sends letter to Oregon governor citing concerns that solar farm is not best economic use of property

Lawmakers seek answers on FEMA denial

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Eastern Oregon's congressional representatives ask agency why federal disaster relief was rejected for winter storms

Legislation to require seismic risk disclosure on home sales

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Oregon Association of Realtors embracing change since it does not require remediation

Pool advisory group holds first meeting

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Group discusses future strategy and why Prineville needs a new swimming pool

Is Rainbow gathering coming?

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Rumors emerge that Rainbow Family Gathering may take place on Ochoco National Forest this summer

Local man sentenced 17 years for sex abuse

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Robert Yentzer pleads no contest to three of 15 sex abuse counts Wednesday

Prineville man to serve nine years in prison for luring…

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Christopher Stout convicted for luring a 15-year-old boy to a Bend area motel for sex

Spring prescribed burning continues on the Ochoco

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Fire officials to ignite about 320 acres in the Rush Springs area on Thursday

City planners to tackle handicap parking issue

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Misuse of spaces, damaged signs raise concern of Prineville Planning Commissioner

Henderson, McKenzie win parks board positions

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Turnout for election even lower than expected at 17.88 percent

Experts expect a 'normal' wildfire season

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Larger fires not anticipated until at least July or August due to heavy snowpack and wet spring weather

Collecting cuddles for kids with cancer

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Sixth-grader Abbie Jordan collects more than 150 stuffed animals for Candlelighters for Children with Cancer

CCMS will undergo $1 million in seismic upgrades…

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A grant from Business Oregon makes the earthquake-related construction possible

Fairgrounds staff to add new gazebo

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Structure is intended to draw more visitors to the north side of the county fairgrounds

Local female juvenile suffers self-inflicted…

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Initial report on the incident claimed an unknown assailant shot the victim

Collins pleads not guilty

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Faces manslaughter and DUII charges from fatal vehicle accident in March 2016

Report: economic rebound slower in rural communities

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Employment Department finds that most rural counties still remain behind pre-recession levels

Learn about the science behind the eclipse

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Dr. Scott Fisher will give a lecture at Crook County High School auditorium on what happens during a solar eclipse

Star Party returning to Prineville Reservoir this…

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King of Planets, Jupiter, to highlight annual event held this Saturday

Is Crook County a sanctuary community?

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City and county officials gather for a training session with local law enforcement leadership on Tuesday

Facebook announces local grant recipients

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Awards include $15,000 for Crook County Parks and Recreation Foundation and the Central Oregon Trail Alliance

Nonprofit and youth program team up to help…

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Prineville's St. Vincent de Paul staff has partnered with Crook County High School's Youth Transition Program

Principal reinstated

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Superintendent said that, after further review, Cheri Rasmussen should return to Crooked River Elementary

Cheri Rasmussen will be back at work Thursday

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Superintendent Duane Yecha said that after further review, Rasmussen should return to her position as principal of Crooked River Elementary

Making room for an historic caboose

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Bowman Museum will display a caboose the City of Prineville Railway has donated

Beware of ticks every season

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This year may or may not be worse for ticks, but health officials urge people to always take precautions

Health department continues diabetes prevention…

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A second T2 Prevention class will begin later this month for people who are diabetic or have concerns they may have prediabetes symptoms

Local private school is now accredited

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High Desert Christian Academy spent more than a year navigating the accreditation process

Viewing locations growing

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Number of events and places to watch the solar eclipse in Crook County Continue to increase

Homelessness on the rise according to latest count

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Point in Time Count reveals increase of 31 percent in Central Oregon during the past two years

Preparing for next drought and its health impact

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Crook County health leaders survey residents to learn more about effects of drought and how to minimize them

Rasmussen will not face harassment charge

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School principal's discipline of student results in police report and district attorney review

Honoring fallen peace officers

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Local police and sheriff's office officials to host ceremony next week

Gathering in the name of art and music

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The Genesis Arts and Music Festival returns to Crook County in June

Taking citizens behind the scenes at the Sheriff's…

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Fourth edition of the Crook County Sheriff's Office's Citizens' Academy concludes

Apple to use local solar farm power

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Company reaches power purchase agreement with incoming Gala Solar plant

Police department awarded seismic grant funding

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Will receive $1.25 million to renovate building so it will withstand a major earthquake

Governor will appoint the next local circuit court…

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Applications available online; Crook County DA Daina Vitolins seeking judge position

Traffic issues at Crooked River Elementary cause…

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Officials: Congestion after school is causing substantial safety issues for students

Prineville police chase and elude suspect located…

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Jeremy Hartman-Steele was arrested by a Deschutes County deupty in the Terrebonne area

Crooked River Elementary principal put on paid leave

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Cheri Rasmussen will be on leave for undetermined period of time; no other details on the matter have been disclosed

Youth pot possession cases climbing

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As of January 2016, the Crook County District Attorney's Office has seen 10 cases under the age of 13

May at the Museum lecture series starts next week

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Includes singer and storyteller as well as a lecture on the solar eclipse

Crook County District Election will feature full…

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Ballots will be mailed out to voters on April 26 and the election will take place on May 16

HSO to host Tour of Life pet adotption event

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Humane Society of Ochocos will offer outdoor event at Prineville Starbucks

Wetland unveiled

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The community celebrates the grand opening of the Crooked River Wetlands Complex

Dominguez Cruz named Crook County Amazing Kid

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Amazing Kid special section to appear in all Pamplin newspapers on May 8

Refining the pool effort

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CCPRD hosts a pool meeting to discuss future plans and roles

Local storage units burn in fire Friday

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Sixteen units at Goodman Storage caught fire early Friday morning; cause is unknown

Candidates competing for Parks and Rec board seats

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Four people have filed for two open positions on the district board

County approves crowd increase request for eclipse…

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Symbiotic Experiences can host up to 30,000 people at its week-long August event on Big Summit Prairie

Ochoco Elementary building sale finalized

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Housing Works will convert property to low-income housing project with an $8.3 million budget price tag

Seed to Supper classes scheduled to begin next month

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The gardening course will teach how to get a bountiful harvest on the high desert

Local Christian school to host benefit dinner

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High Desert Christian Academy plans benefit dinner and auction to raise funds for a new building

Facing concerned citizens

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U.S. Rep. Walden fields numerous questions at packed town hall in Prineville on Thursday morning

District election ballots going out next week

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Two Crook County Parks and Recreation Board offices feature multiple candidates

Police captain attending the FBI National Academy

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The 10-week program in Quantico, Va., will feature leadership and physical training from FBI agents

Getting girls on the run

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A new running club not only encourages exercise but addresses all aspects of a girl's development

Born from the heart

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A Prineville woman adopts her adult stepchildren, despite divorcing their father decades ago

Country music festival organizers ask to host a…

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Summer event near Paulina drawing several major country music artists

City leaders get ready to unveil wetland next week

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Grand opening for the long-awaited park and wastewater treatment plant planned for Friday, April 21

One suspect remains at large following police chase

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Chase in southeast Prineville covered less than 5 miles and reached speeds of 75 miles per hour

CCPRD schedules public pool meeting

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Meeting to include presentation of feasibility study, update by citizen pool committee and announcement of pool advisory committee

Prineville man injured in single vehicle crash

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Jeffrey Charles Shannon found unconscious at crash scene; alcohol believed to be a factor

Multiple agencies gather for eclipse simulation…

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Leaders from five counties, multiple forests and more come to Prineville for day-long preparedness event Friday

Back in black

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The City of Prineville Railway has gained steady profit for the past two years and continues to increase business

Local power of attorney presentation scheduled

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Recent cases of misuse have prompted Crook County District Attorney to host educational session

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