Chamber embraces new local cannabis business

Chamber embraces new local cannabis business

Organization reaches decision to treat Plantae Health like any other legally operating company ...

Truck accident leaves many in region without internet access

Truck accident leaves many in region without internet access

Outage affected local businesses and government agencies A semi truck crashing into a power pole...

Fiddlers gathering

Fiddlers gathering

The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers are hosting the Central Oregon Country Music Gathering at Crook...

Fire retardant tankers added at local airport

Fire retardant tankers added at local airport

Smaller planes help contain wildfires before they grow Crook County has new weapons in its fight...

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Prineville's Latest News

July 31, 2015

Two injured in deer versus motorcycle accident

by Jason Chaney
Deer ran into side of bike driven by couple from Moses Lake, Wash., driver airlifted to St. Charles in Bend A Moses Lake, Wash., couple was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident involving a…
July 31, 2015

State lawmakers extend school free lunch program

by Steve Kadel
Legislative funding also bolsters Farm to School grants Crook County School District will benefit from two bills passed by the Legislature last session. One expands the free lunch program to…
July 31, 2015

County health director named to national city-county health board

by Jason Chaney
Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown will serve on the NACCHO board for a two-year term The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) seeks to provide health, equity and security for…
July 31, 2015

Red Cross seeking Crook County volunteers

by Steve Kadel
People are needed for community outreach, the sheltering team, case work and home fire preparedness The American Red Cross needs volunteers in Crook County for a variety of tasks. Lisa Stroup,…
July 28, 2015

New House bill provides local control for pot retail sales

by Jason Chaney
City of Prineville leaders will participate in a workshop to decide if they will utilize the option Over the past year, the City of Prineville has worked to develop regulations associated with…
July 28, 2015

Renovation work approved for Powell Butte school

by Steve Kadel
Improvements include a new roof, fire alarm system upgrade Powell Butte Community Charter School will get a new roof and other renovations under a $588,541 allocation approved Monday by the…
July 24, 2015

Pioneer Picnic and Pioneer Queen Coronation scheduled for Aug. 2

by Central Oregonian
Information about the Pioneer Picnic and Pioneer Queen Coronation was incomplete in the Friday, July 24 edition of the Central Oregonian. The Pioneer Picnic and Pioneer Queen Corronation will…
July 24, 2015

High speeds a factor in motorcycle accident

by Central Oregonian
Tyler Funk, of Lincoln City, severely injured in the crash, which occured early Saturday A Lincoln City man was severely injured early Saturday morning in a motorcycle accident on Northwest Lone…
July 24, 2015

Picnic in the Park starts Wednesday

by Jason Chaney
The Crook County Foundation event features a diverse slate of weekly concerts at Pioneer Park When Picnic in the Park first started out 11 years ago, they had to go out and solicit performers.…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - This year's fair will include a larger, more varied, exciting carnival.
July 24, 2015

County fair gets a growth spurt

by Jason Chaney
The Crook County Fair will feature a much larger carnival this year as well as a big name concert; tickets available for advance purchase People visiting the Crook County Fair this year can…

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Jul 22, 2015

Cycling race to prompt temporary highway closures

by Central Oregonian
Closures to occur Wednesday through Friday Wednesday July 22 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.): Cyclists will be on U.S. 26 from Madras to Prineville, then onto OR 126 to the Millican Highway. They return to…
Jul 21, 2015

Rebuilding the police department

by Jason Chaney
Amidst leadership changes, the Prineville agency is focusing on improved policies and procedures Last year at this time, the Prineville Police Department began a substantial change in leadership…
STEVE KADEL - Rita Amodeo has gotten support in her battle with cancer from, left to right, son Corey, husband John and son Mack.
Jul 21, 2015

Honoring cancer victims and survivors

by Steve Kadel
Crook County Relay for Life is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, at the Crook County Fairgrounds When Rita Amodeo was diagnosed with breast cancer and began treatment nine years ago, she didn’t…
STEVE KADEL - Rylee Madison, 13, gives some attention to a cat at the Humane Society of the Ochocos during a recent visit.
Jul 21, 2015

Socializing Top Dogs - and cats

by Steve Kadel
A new program is pairing up local youth with animals from the Humane Society of the Ochocos It was a love fest Tuesday at the Humane Society of the Ochocos. Thirteen-year-old Rylee Madison…
Jul 21, 2015

Fish struggle to beat the summer heat

by Steve Kadel
ODFW is urging anglers to catch and release to reduce stress on fish Summer temperatures have come early to Central Oregon and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is urging anglers to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Moving Wall visits Camden, Tenn., in 2011.
Jul 20, 2015

Milwaukie parade to honor Vietnam service, Moving Memorial Wall

by Raymond Rendleman
On Saturday, July 25, American Legion Post 180 and the Milwaukie Rotary Club will help organize the city of Milwaukie’s Honoring Military Service & Sacrifice Parade that coincides with the 50th…
LON AUSTIN - The driver of this pickup crashed into several other vehicles during a high speed pursuit in northeast Prineville.
Jul 18, 2015

UPDATE: Prineville man dies following high-speed chase accident

by Central Oregonian
A high-speed chase in Prineville early Saturday morning ended in a serious accident that claimed the life of a local man. At about 2:20 a.m., an officer of the Prineville Police Department…
Jul 21, 2015

Prineville man injured in two-vehicle crash

by Central Oregonian
A Prineville man was injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday evening east of Prineville involving another juvenile driver. At about 10:11 p.m., deputies from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office…
JASON CHANEY - Demolition of a residence occupying the future Taco Bell location began late last week. Restaurant owner Mike Sanders hopes to break ground early this week.
Jul 17, 2015

Taco Bell set to break ground in Prineville

by Jason Chaney
Navigating the paperwork process and requirements from different agencies took longer than anticipated It has taken longer than initially planned, but construction should soon begin on a new…
JASON CHANEY - Kathy Norrel of Colfax, Calif., (left) and Robert Garlett of Vancouver, Wash., cut siding while working on the Prineville house on Friday.
Jul 17, 2015

Hitting the road and helping out

by Jason Chaney
Care-A-Vanner volunteers with Habitat for Humanity are spending two weeks on a Prineville home project In northeast Prineville, one block down the road from the entrance to Ward Rhoden Stadium,…




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