Prineville's Latest Opinions

May 15, 2015

Tumalo Falls viral photo starts critical conversation

by Central Oregonian
People love their public lands. One need only look at the way Prineville resident Brett Nelson’s Facebook post on park vandalism spread nationwide to realize how important they are to people. If…
May 08, 2015

Are there better options than these closures?

by Central Oregonian
In recent weeks, local residents and outdoor recreationalists have learned of two closures (one road, one land) that will restrict access to public lands. First, private landowners announced the…
April 30, 2015

Run, run, as fast (or slow) as you can for a worthy cause

by Jason Chaney
Spring has a way of coaxing us outdoors where we do outdoors things like landscape the yard, paint the trim on the house, or clean the garage – not entirely an outside chore, but work with me…
April 24, 2015

Does renting more beds make most sense?

by Tony Ahern
Crook County residents have long strongly supported their law enforcement, and are in general agreement that upgrading incarceration capacity is a must-do for the future. The demand for jail…
April 16, 2015

Attention to parks opens the door for improvement

by Central Oregonian
Parks have become the topic of the moment in Prineville, whether people are talking about the safety of the recreational destinations or their cleanliness. The discussion was spawned about a…
April 09, 2015

Crowd, not police, out of control

by Central Oregonian
One of the most enduring and vigilantly protected rights of all citizens is freedom of speech and expression. People who feel they are unjustly treated by public officials or private citizens…
April 09, 2015

Editorial cartoon

by Jesse Springer
Jesse Springer
April 02, 2015

County health is better, but let's focus on improvement

by Central Oregonian
First the good news: Crook County now ranks in the top 10 statewide for overall health. The community ranks in the top half of Oregon’s 36 counties in length and quality of life. More physicians…
April 02, 2015

Editorial cartoon

by Joe Heller
Joe Heller

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