Flu season already under way

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Health officials urge people to get vaccinated to protect against strains that emerge during the fall months

School district implements new plan to attract bus drivers

Central Oregonian - News
School district combines bus driver duties with custodial work and offers a bonus

St. Charles announces layoffs, other personnel-related cuts

Central Oregonian - News
Up to 30 caregivers will be laid off and non-contracted salaried caregivers will see a 5 percent pay cut for at least six months

Villastrigo facing prison sentence for sex abuse

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Local man changes plea to guilty on counts of first-degree rape and first-degree sex abuse

Dressing up the sidewalks

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A local committee has completed a Third Street Redevelopment Plan to improve the downtown area

Expect higher property taxes this year

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Jail bond as well as changes in property values will increase tax for most property owners

Whiting chosen as new Crook County DA

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Wade Whiting, who has served as the senior deputy district attorney for Jefferson County, is appointed

Cracking down on bullying

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Each school in the Crook County School District is taking continual steps for positive interactions between students

Completed airport master plan now nearing approval

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Document that guides future development and maintenance presented Tuesday evening

Local school enrollment declining in recent years

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Crook County High School continues to enroll fewer students as five-year trend continues

February fatal wreck victim identified

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Oregon State Police use DNA to identify victim as 55-year-old Bend resident Mark Bryan

Bowman hydro project faces hurdle

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ODFW fish passage requirement prompts study that could determine future of project

County TSP nearing approval

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Guiding document for transportation system features priorities for future projects, maintenance

Preparing for another big winter

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County leaders planning public meetings, outreach to be more ready for heavy snow

Cougar management plan meeting scheduled

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Friday session at local fairgrounds will address Oregon plan that was last updated in 2006

County to amend mass gathering ordinance

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Action taken primarily in response to Symbiosis eclipse festival as well as other events throughout the past summer

City council extends application deadline for vacant…

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Councilors prefer more than one applicant and reopen process to allow more time

Bridging the gap between police and community

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Prineville Police Department has turned to Facebook as a way to better connect with the public

Grand opening planned for new city-owned property

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City of Prineville officials hope to see the public make use of 460 acres of purchased land

Air quality group to focus on wildfire smoke health risks…

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Work will also continue on meeting EPA and DEQ air quality thresholds during winter inversions

Caring for big game habitat

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Jim Wood has agreed to a conservation easement on 3,800 acres of his Post-area ranch

Local housing market continues to improve

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Permits for single-family dwellings in 2017 already exceed entire amount for 2016

Troutdale family involved in rollover wreck on Paulina…

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Vehicle pulling trailer veers across highway, grazes guardrail, fishtails and rolls onto roof

Bend man cited in three-vehicle crash near Prineville

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Dump truck driver takes corner too fast on grade outside Prineville, stikes van and spills steel onto highway

Record-setting fire season

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Total acres burned in Central Oregon nearly doubled the 10-year average; season costs more than $2 billion nationally

Barney files for second term as commissioner

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Was appointed to position in February to fill spot vacated by Seth Crawford after he was elected Crook County Judge

Pick your 4-H project

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Crook County 4-H celebrates National 4-H Week with an Oct. 4 open house, spotlighting local members

Seeking community investment

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Kiwanis club is reaching out to the community to help raise remaining funds for new splash pad project

No injuries in two-vehicle crash at Lamonta and Grimes Roads

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The Tuesday morning crash occurred at what a sergeant called a bad intersection

Local Head Start finds new home at an old school

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NeighborImpact opens first full-day program at Ochoco School Crossing in Prineville

Prescribed burn at Upper Beaver rescheduled

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Fire managers will work to reduce hazardous fuels on 3,800 acres Thursday and Friday

Lots of work planned for local schools

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Schools get new bleachers, tables and other upgrades with remaining bond funds

Lots of work planned for local schools

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Bulb-out at Crooked River Elementary will be removed this fall to ease traffic congestion

Learn about trains, mammoths, geology and quackery

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The Saunders Memorial Lecture Series kicks off at Bowman Museum next Thursday

What do you need to know before you go hunting?

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Hunter Information Booth will be open Wednesday through Friday this week in Prineville

Two Prineville residents held at gunpoint, arrested…

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Shelly Wickman flees sergeant during attempted traffic stop and rams patrol vehicle

Rain and snow help slow down Desolation fire

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Ochoco National Forest campfire and woodcutting restrictions have been lifted

SLIDESHOW: Tour reveals Eagle Creek fire damage

Gresham Outlook - News
An ODOT press tour of Columbia River Gorge sites hit by the Eagle Creek Fire reveals a mosaic of damage, yet plenty of green remains.

Teaters Road open on part-time basis as hunting season…

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Road open Monday through Thursday 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and Friday 6 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m.

Work starting soon on homeless shelter

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Groundbreaking event planned at new Regeneration House on Monday afternoon

Celebrating Constitution Week

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Local residents dress as colonists to entertain and educate students about the U.S. Constitution

Crosswalk safety concerns raised for Powell Butte…

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Citizens ask for more signage and lighting to slow highway traffic near Powell Butte Community Charter School

Head Start to launch at old Ochoco Elementary…

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The first day of full-day kindergarten will take place this coming Monday in the former cafeteria building

Desolation fire meeting held Thursday

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Forest officials and law enforcement leaders host an informational meeting on the Desolation fire Thursday

OSP seeking information on Crook County deer…

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Buck found near McKay Creek killed with a rifle during bow hunting season and left to waste

OHV trail system still moving forward despite…

Central Oregonian - News
Several groups challenge final decision on 137-mile motorized trail system on Ochoco National Forest

Who will drive the buses?

Central Oregonian - News
School district officials find it challenging to keep enough bus drivers on the job

How did local students score?

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State school test results are in, and Crook County students remain in the middle

Parks district seeks possession of BLM Barnes Butte…

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CCPRD has had an interest in the property for recreational purposes for around 20 years

Filing opens for 2018 May primary

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Three county positions open as well as several others at state level for May election

Desolation Fire reaches 1,570 acres

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Level 2 evacuation notices made, access closed to portions of Mill Creek Wilderness

Oregon Hunters Association files lawsuit against…

Central Oregonian - News
Organization says it has opposed the project, which would add 137 miles of OHV trails, since its proposal in 2009

Afternoon fire scorches fences and two sheds

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Several homes are threatened after a brush fire ignites in northeast Prineville Tuesday afternoon

CCHS theater curtains vandalized

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The $21,000 curtains were slashed before the start of the school year, the police department investigation continues

Making a splash next summer

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The Prineville Kiwanis Club is planning to install a new splash pad with the help of multiple local entities

Public meeting on Scenic Bikeway scheduled next week

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County effort to designate route on Crooked River Highway nearing completion

Focus group forms for city IronHorse property

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Road to property and parking area completed to encourage public use of purchased land

Golf, dinner and auction to benefit animal shelter

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Annual event scheduled Saturday at Meadow Lakes to benefit the Humane Society of the Ochocos

Smoke invasion

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Wildfires burning all over Oregon have left Crook County choked by a heavy and potentially hazardous cloud of smoke

McLane not running for governor

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House Republican Leader issues statement saying he is not running in 2018, but leaves open possibility for future

Leaving high school with a plan

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Most members of the Crook County High School Class of 2017 are attending college or trade school

City receives water conservation award

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Oregon Water Resources Department gives City of Prineville its Best Water Management and Conservation Plan award

CCSD hires elementary counselor, two teachers

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High school gets an art and graphic design teacher after nearly a decade without art classes

Beginning of a new era in criminal justice

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Community partners broke ground on the new Crook County Jail Thursday morning

Tailgating in style

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Culinary instructor plans to add more hospitality concepts into lessons to prepare students for entry-level jobs

Helping get Crook County On the Move

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After missing the cut on a Blue Zone designation, local nonprofit spearheads new health program

UPDATE: Prineville man killed in early Saturday…

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Oregon State Police identified the deceased motorcycle operator as William McCloughan

One killed in early morning Madras Highway crash

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Oregon State Police have not released the identity of the deceased motorcycle operator

Jail breaking ground soon

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Construction will start this fall and continue through the winter with a scheduled completion date of December 2018

St. Charles' financial issues continue

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Considering layoffs and employee cost sharing incentives for finding expense reduction ideas

Surprise! Leftover food from festival given to…

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Symbiosis caterers donate truckloads of leftover food to senior center and St. Vincent de Paul

UPDATE: Woman missing from Symbiosis event found

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The 32-year-old had last been seen Aug. 21 at Big Summit Prairie before being found in California

Woman missing from Symbiosis

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The 32-year-old was last seen Aug. 21 at Big Summit Prairie, Sheriff continues the investigation

Overwhelming resources

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Local police scramble to adjust as eclipse festival attendance more than doubles permitted 30,000 person threshold

Prineville City Councilor Seley resigns

Central Oregonian - News
Cites escalating health concerns that compromise ability to do the job to the standard it deserves

Donate online

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Locals requested an easier way to donate after learning that local families owed nearly $27,000 for school meals

Oregon Eclipse 2017 in photos

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The Oregon Eclipse 2017 Music Festival was attended by more than 70,000 music lovers

Beyond the gate

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Visitors to the massive Symbiosis festival provide a taste of what took place at the event

Symbiosis security personnel arrested

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Three contracted personnel detain, injure person incorrectly said to be cooking drugs

Who will be the new Crook County DA?

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Three Crook and Jefferson County attorneys apply to fill vacancy left by Daina Vitolins

The 2017 Crook County Fair in photos

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The Crook County Fair had something for everyone, from good food to exhibits and live entertainment

Prineville man arrested in connection with theft,…

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Local resident Dustin Collins reportedly stole a backpack from a victim and stabbed them in the hand

SLIDESHOW: Forest gathering partied as the sun went…

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Thousands watched from Ochoco National Forest event as the first total eclipse in 38 years swept across Central Oregon.

Phoenix resident leaving Symbiosis flees police,…

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Randon Reid, of Phoenix, Arizona, speeds away from cops in Crown Victoria vehicle on Forest Road 42

Smoke in Crook County coming from fires statewide

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Smoke coming from as far away as northern California as multiple wildfires continue to burn

Spectacular moment of totality

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Visitors and locals alike marvel at the solar eclipse as it graces the Crook County skies Monday morning

Traffic jam goes national

Central Oregonian - News
Prineville traffic news appears on Good Morning America, Time magazine website

Emergencies few in numbers during eclipse

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Vehicle accidents, car fires, missing persons and injured visitors incidents fewer than expected

Prineville man files false shooting fatality report

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Mark Collins arrested for 911 call and theft charges stemming from pending cases in Crook County

The 'Eclipsers' arrive

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Eastbound traffic stretches through town and for miles beyond as symbiosis festival goers pass through Prineville

What should you know about the eclipse and its…

Central Oregonian - News
Reviewing emergency management plans, festival details, how to view the eclipse, and more

City to annex 206 acres of industrial land

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Addition intended to boost inventory of industrial property in Prineville city limits

Eclipse '79 lacked the hype of 2017

Central Oregonian - News
While locals remember the event, it was nowhere near as big of deal as the upcoming eclipse

School superintendent Duane Yecha plans to retire…

Central Oregonian - News
School board members will meet next month to form a plan for hiring his replacement

Ochoco National Forest, BLM to open eclipse…

Central Oregonian - News
Will provide information on fire prevention and fire restrictions and provide a place to dump trash

City mulling groundwater storage plan

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Hope is to pull water from Crooked River Park area and pump it to airport aquifer for storage to use during summer

Powell Butte Post Office expands

Central Oregonian - News
The property owners hope to finish construction of the sorting room by mid-November

Police captain earns Executive Certificate

Central Oregonian - News
Larry Seymour completes all of the training and receives all certificates needed to become a police chief if he chooses

La Pine man drowns at Prineville Reservoir Saturday

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Christopher Brown jumps 100 feet off of Dinosaur Rock during the afternoon and never surfaces

Which doors will be open?

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Local businesses and organizations adjust hours of operation for the population explosion

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