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Games & Puzzle Corner

Games & Puzzle Corner

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Looking to play some games? We've got you covered with mini-crosswords, word searches, and sudoku!
Customer service and making connections at Whiskey Darlin

Customer service and making connections at Whiskey Darlin

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Owner Kelly Walton talks about importance of genuine connection with customers and overcoming obstacles as an entrepreneur
Science, education and fun featured at first-ever Dirt Day…

Science, education and fun featured at first-ever Dirt Day…

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Dirt Day Soilebration at SunLife Farm and Ranch will feature fun, learning, and activities for all ages, including speakers who represent local…
Crook County Fair is 'Country Fun for Everyone'

Crook County Fair is 'Country Fun for Everyone'

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The Crook County Fair returns Aug. 10-13, offering loads of activities, exhibits and entertainment
Horton - 50 Years

Horton - 50 Years

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Bob and Renee Horton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family at Skamania Lodge.
Two Prineville businesses rebranded and continue to offer…

Two Prineville businesses rebranded and continue to offer…

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Pro RV Repair and Pro Collision Repair are still providing stellar service to the Crook County community
2022 Pioneer Queen Eloise Brummer has a passion for history

2022 Pioneer Queen Eloise Brummer has a passion for history

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Crook County's 2022 Pioneer Queen, Eloise (Bushnell) Brummer, has a passion for history, and her enthusiasm for family history is tangible in her…
Creekside Food Court has some delectable additions to their…

Creekside Food Court has some delectable additions to their…

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If your taste buds are craving pizza, barbecue or the fanciest grilled cheese sandwich in Prineville, these are your newest selections
Prineville Music Theater to perform Mary Poppins Jr.

Prineville Music Theater to perform Mary Poppins Jr.

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Forty campers will perform the musical performance July 15 and 16 at the CCHS auditorium
Buy quality from a maker in Prineville

Buy quality from a maker in Prineville

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Saturday Maker Markets are every second Saturday at the Art Corral, and feature a wide variety of quality wares from local makers
Eight from Prineville revisit Nepal after two-year COVID…

Eight from Prineville revisit Nepal after two-year COVID…

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The group had been grounded for two years due to regulations concerning COVID-1
Pacific Firs of Prineville has found a niche in the wood…

Pacific Firs of Prineville has found a niche in the wood…

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Local business began as a pallet manufacturing business, and evolved to an emphasis on small dimension wood products
Honoring history of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of…

Honoring history of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of…

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Month of July to celebrate heritage month and baptisms for Our Saviors Lutheran Church of Prineville
ZX Ranch was one of the largest in the county

ZX Ranch was one of the largest in the county

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The ranch currently runs 11,000 head of mother cows, 500 bulls, 9,000 calves, with annual herd size of 20,000
Is it really reading?

Is it really reading?

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I encourage any and all kinds of reading and yes, listening to audiobooks definitely counts.
Local Prineville bike club teaches the value of outside play

Local Prineville bike club teaches the value of outside play

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Eight neighborhood friends have discovered the value and joy of being outside, and riding their bikes is their favorite pass time
Prineville Grocery Outlet providing locals Independence…

Prineville Grocery Outlet providing locals Independence…

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Prineville's Grocery Outlet will join other stores throughout the chain in its annual fundraiser, which this year will benefit the local Family…
CENTRAL OREGON HISTORY: Ranching, lumber community along…

CENTRAL OREGON HISTORY: Ranching, lumber community along…

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Although Seneca was once a thriving lumber town, it is still a robust community
Providing affordable options for women's clothing in…

Providing affordable options for women's clothing in…

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The Wild Rose Boutique has moved to a new location next to the Posie Shoppe and has gained a vendor for women's lingerie
Ochoco Irrigation District Partnering to serve the community

Ochoco Irrigation District Partnering to serve the community

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OID is proud of their partnerships with the City of Prineville, Crook County and others that result in greater community benefits than would not be…
Bishop Point S is bought by Gill's Point S Tire and Auto…

Bishop Point S is bought by Gill's Point S Tire and Auto…

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The Prineville business was previously founded and operated by the Ray Bishop family for three generations
High Desert Food and Farm Alliance to offer farm tours this…

High Desert Food and Farm Alliance to offer farm tours this…

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The Trail, which includes a variety of Crook County stops, offers a self-guided adventure through Central Oregon to help visitors and locals alike…
We all belong to God and each other

We all belong to God and each other

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I want to challenge you all, where could you experience this sense of belonging?
Marv Sumner named 2022 Crooked River Grand Marshal

Marv Sumner named 2022 Crooked River Grand Marshal

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Sumner has a love for rodeo, and will get to enjoy rodeo this summer in a way he never has before, thanks to his new title
Read off the beaten path this summer at the Crook County…

Read off the beaten path this summer at the Crook County…

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Each year, we work within a general theme for the Summer Reading Program, and this year's is 'Read Beyond the Beaten Path.'
Fostering values and discipleship to youth

Fostering values and discipleship to youth

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The Awana Club has been active in Prineville for 40 years, and teaches youth important Bible truths and values
Camp CurreyEarly Military Encampment on Silver Creek

Camp CurreyEarly Military Encampment on Silver Creek

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Camp named for Colonel George Currey, an officer in 1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry
BACK IN TIME: 1972 - Fireworks show moved to the viewpoint

BACK IN TIME: 1972 - Fireworks show moved to the viewpoint

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1912: Prineville precipitation shatters previous records by a more than three-fold margin
High Desert Dance Arts is showcasing story ballet

High Desert Dance Arts is showcasing story ballet

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High Desert Dance Arts will perform Coppelia, a fun and light-hearted ballet
High school drama presenting 'Our Town' to Prineville

High school drama presenting 'Our Town' to Prineville

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Performances will take place in the high school auditorium Thursday-Saturday, May 26-28

Crook County student creates award-winning design

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Crook County student creates award-winning design
Graphic design student Jose Martinez won a $400 prize for his (O[yes]) contest entry

GARDENING JOURNEYS: Focusing on fire-resistant landscaping

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GARDENING JOURNEYS: Focusing on fire-resistant landscaping
What can we do to save our property and our lives as we enter the hot dry months of this coming summer?

Mann Mortgage finds a colorful way to honor true heroes

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Mann Mortgage finds a colorful way to honor true heroes
Holds coloring contest so elementary students can honor police, military, firefighters and other heroes

Rimrock Trails Treatment Services reopens its doors

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Rimrock Trails Treatment Services reopens its doors
After being closed for eight months, the adolescent treatment center opened April 18 and will provide 24 beds

Will cloud seeding help Central Oregon irrigators?

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Will cloud seeding help Central Oregon irrigators?
Idaho Power adds about 100-million acre feet of water a year with the technology

Restoring a meadow near Prineville

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Restoring a meadow near Prineville
John and Lynn Breese have utilized a grant from National Resource Conservation Service to cut juniper on 100 acres of land to restore a meadow and…

National Day of Prayer to be observed at Crook County Courthouse

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National Day of Prayer to be observed at Crook County Courthouse
Crook County community leaders, citizens, and pastors will unite in prayer Thursday, May 5

May at the Museum returns to Prineville with free lectures

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May at the Museum returns to Prineville with free lectures
Authors Kurt Nelson and Steve Lent will be featuring lectures to the public at the Bowman Museum community room

Bloom season begins April 30 at Hidden Falls Garden

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Bloom season begins April 30 at Hidden Falls Garden
Kristi Breese collaborated with the Crook County Garden Club on Saturday to offer consultation on summer planting projects

Q&A: Candidates for Metro president talk regional issues

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Q&A: Candidates for Metro president talk regional issues
The newspapers submitted five questions to the candidates; not all responded.

Bringing a sense of community into the classroom at Crook County…

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Bringing a sense of community into the classroom at Crook County…
The students of Steins Pillar Elementary do not have their own school library, so they take monthly field trips to the Crook County Library

Wild Ride Brewery and Tap Room to open soon in Prineville

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Wild Ride Brewery and Tap Room to open soon in Prineville
The Prineville location, which somewhat mirrors the Redmond venue, will include a brewhouse, tap room, four food trucks and multiple fire pits on the…

Parks and Rec board in search of new director

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Parks and Rec board in search of new director
Board announces changes to fee structure, future focus on district upgrades

A historian and a visionary of Crook County history

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A historian and a visionary of Crook County history
As Steve Lent retired last week from his role as historian of Bowman Museum, members of the community payed homage to his legacy and accomplishments…

Students enjoy Camp Tumbleweed

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Students enjoy Camp Tumbleweed
Campers got to take part in fun activities such as coding and robotics, making slime, building solar ovens, making LED lightning bugs and building…

Spotlight on board member Brian Barney

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Spotlight on board member Brian Barney
Barney would like folks to know that they are doing their best to keep farming and ranching viable.

Transition from free range on forest lands to permitted use

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Transition from free range on forest lands to permitted use
Early forest rangers administered the changes that soon became an accepted way of doing business

Crook County Kids Club expands coverage with financial support…

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Crook County Kids Club expands coverage with financial support…
The funding from Kiwanis makes it possible to open the doors of the Crook County Kids Club to all who need their services

Prineville painter is capturing moments in time

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Prineville painter is capturing moments in time
Glenn Ness looks at art as a way for him to tell stories, while celebrating the need we all have to connect to each other and to our surroundings

Staying connected to her heritage

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Staying connected to her heritage
Arlene Birge turned 100 years old in March, and her life reflects a century of incredible experiences and the importance of family

1972: Prison inmates speak to students on drug abuse

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1972: Prison inmates speak to students on drug abuse
1947: Local judge hands out $10 fines to three men who dumped their garbage on another property

Making desciples in a post-truth world, Part 2

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Making desciples in a post-truth world, Part 2
The futility of our culture and its rapid decline is exactly what one would expect when the foundations of truth, knowledge are rejected in favor of…

Annual Ochoco Creek cleanup event fast approaching

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Annual Ochoco Creek cleanup event fast approaching
The March 26 event is on the fifth year, and is asking for volunteers to meet at Pioneer park at 12 p.m.

What is in your water? Just ask Prineville's Box R Analysis…

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What is in your water? Just ask Prineville's Box R Analysis…
Prineville has its own water analysis laboratory to test well water, drinking water, and municipalities, in addition to wastewater testing

Creating a community art center in Prineville

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Creating a community art center in Prineville
It has been the dream of Artists Rae Holton and Jodi Kerr to create a place to showcase artists and workshops, and the Art Corral has accomplished…

OID and farmers are bracing for record low irrigation season

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OID and farmers are bracing for record low irrigation season
Prineville and Ochoco reservoirs are at record low levels, and SNOTEL levels are also below normal

Drought outlook likely means very low allocations

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Drought outlook likely means very low allocations
Our local farmers and ranchers who depend on irrigation water from Prineville and Ochoco reservoirs are likely to be in for a rough summer

Crook County Library receives grant for increasing bilingual…

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Crook County Library receives grant for increasing bilingual…
Grant funds translation of welcoming, directional content for new digital display and translation to Spanish of library policy, procedure documents

Poetry gets loud at CCHS

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Poetry gets loud at CCHS
Drama instructor brings Poetry Out Loud competition back to Crook County High School with Cecily Cooper winning the school competition

Prineville Senior Center hires new coordinator

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Prineville Senior Center hires new coordinator
Stephanie Jones began her new position the last week of January, as the organization has made a new transition the past year and are gearing up for…

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