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Craig's Compassionate Café to serve community Thanksgiving…

Craig's Compassionate Café to serve community Thanksgiving…

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Dinner will be available to anyone in he community on Thanksgiving Day, and will provide a delicious traditional menu
Small Business Saturday slated for Nov. 26 in Prineville

Small Business Saturday slated for Nov. 26 in Prineville

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Small Business Saturday will be held in downtown businesses the day after Black Friday
Cricket Wireless opens store in Prineville

Cricket Wireless opens store in Prineville

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The phone service provider also partners with the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to help lower the cost of service for qualifying households,…
BACK IN TIME - 1947: Sawmill at head of Dairy Creek…

BACK IN TIME - 1947: Sawmill at head of Dairy Creek…

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It had been planned to move the mill for the start of 1948 operations and site was leased in preparation
Ladies Night is back in Prineville

Ladies Night is back in Prineville

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The popular shopping event will be Nov. 10, with lots of specials and goodies throughout the week at participating businesses
Try our spooky Halloween crossword!

Try our spooky Halloween crossword!

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Our Halloween crossword is the perfect thing to combat a rainy, cold October.
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!
Making their mark in Prineville through Oregon School of Ink

Making their mark in Prineville through Oregon School of Ink

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Aspiring tattoo artists now have a private tattoo school right in Prineville, where they can complete the program in six months
Prineville offering plenty of Halloween events and…

Prineville offering plenty of Halloween events and…

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From a high school drama-inspired haunted house to multiple trick-or-treat events, the day is filled with options
Prineville Lions Club shows support for Crook County…

Prineville Lions Club shows support for Crook County…

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On Oct. 4, 2022, the Prineville Lions Club awarded $500 to the Crook County Foundation in support of the Crook County Holiday Partnership.
Photographers capture beauty of Barnes Butte Recreation…

Photographers capture beauty of Barnes Butte Recreation…

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'Get Outside and Explore Barnes Butte Recreation Area' Summer Promotion offers locals, visitors opportunity to win prizes
Only the best natural products for Prineville

Only the best natural products for Prineville

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Nature's Bounty, which has been in Prineville since 2001, is owned by Amber Baily, and offers a wide variety of natural supplements, natural foods,…
Supporting Hispanic families in Prineville

Supporting Hispanic families in Prineville

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Facilitators for Better Together, Ruby Ruiz and Esmeralda Lopez, have come on board to work alongside the children, youth, and Hispanic families in…
Prineville business is there when your true friend leaves…

Prineville business is there when your true friend leaves…

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Annie's Healing Hearts provides compassionate care during a pet owner's hardest moments, providing pet memorial and cremation services
Oregon State 4-H Ranch Horse State Invitational well…

Oregon State 4-H Ranch Horse State Invitational well…

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Three first year seniors competed from Kitty Lauman's team, and performed very well
CROOK COUNTY LIBRARY: Friends of the Library deserve our…

CROOK COUNTY LIBRARY: Friends of the Library deserve our…

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Group founded in 1997 dedicated to enhancing the programs, services and materials of the Crook County Library
Young Prineville entrepreneur turning up the heat in…

Young Prineville entrepreneur turning up the heat in…

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Rose Waibel began her own independent business, High Desert Creative Minds, two years ago and continues to build on her welding creations
Rick Steber announces newest novel about early high desert…

Rick Steber announces newest novel about early high desert…

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The newest novel addresses the time in history after the Civil War, when General Crook and federal troops were sent out West to kill Native Americans…
Third annual Kiwanis Casino and Auction night in Prineville…

Third annual Kiwanis Casino and Auction night in Prineville…

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The event will include a live auction, silent auction, dessert auction, paddle board auction, and of course, Las Vegas-style gambling.
Prineville business shows a passion for cars and service to…

Prineville business shows a passion for cars and service to…

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Mike and Missy Smetzer opened their independent dealership, Central Oregon Motors LLC, with a niche market in unusual and eye-catching vehicles
Oregon DEQ gets new interim director

Oregon DEQ gets new interim director

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Director Richard Whitman abruptly resigned three months early citing personal reasons.
Latinx Programs at COCC Help Local High School and College…

Latinx Programs at COCC Help Local High School and College…

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Growth and strong results in COCC's Latinx programs give lift and direction to Central Oregon's college-bound community
Blizzard Ridge School served homestead era near Ashwood

Blizzard Ridge School served homestead era near Ashwood

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The school got its name because of its location on the southeastern slopes of the region of the same name
Keeping meat local from farm to fork, as F5 Smokehouse…

Keeping meat local from farm to fork, as F5 Smokehouse…

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Local owners, Remington and Jenna Pike, also own their own livestock company, and the change in ownership at F5 Smokehouse allows them to have their…
What is in a name?

What is in a name?

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Jesus Christ carries this fullness of God's name and He also invited people to be home in Him, just as He is at home in God
BACK IN TIME - 1947: New parking rule issued for local…

BACK IN TIME - 1947: New parking rule issued for local…

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1972: Police investigate the theft of several firearms from the local Vets Club within the last month
Mooney Service Center moves to Prineville Airport

Mooney Service Center moves to Prineville Airport

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LASAR was built on a love for Mooneys, and is currently co-owned by Brett Stokes and James Jans
Teddy Bear Run to pass through Prineville next weekend

Teddy Bear Run to pass through Prineville next weekend

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A regional motorcycle group will deliver several hundred stuffed animals to the local hospital emergency departments on Sept. 17
Butte, Scoot and Boogie coming to Prineville

Butte, Scoot and Boogie coming to Prineville

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A recently formed youth mountain biking team will compete in an Oregon Interscholastic Cycling League event
Grocery Bandit changes ownership

Grocery Bandit changes ownership

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The liquidation and discount store offers same great service, and owner Heidi Kropf encourages customers to check back often for new products

Old school renovation at McKay Creek schoolhouse

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Old school renovation at McKay Creek schoolhouse
Retired business owner, Mike Sanders, is restoring the old McKay Creek schoolhouse

Grocery Outlet's Independence From hunger drive a huge success

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Grocery Outlet's Independence From hunger drive a huge success
The Prineville branch participated in the annual fundraiser, and statewide raised $10,550

Family practice and urgent care opening in Prineville

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Family practice and urgent care opening in Prineville
The Bend practice is expanding to Prineville and will be seeing patients beginning Oct. 3

Endura products evolving to meet the needs of the wood industry…

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Endura products evolving to meet the needs of the wood industry…
Company continues to evolve and grow as a leader in the segment of entry door system components and lamination technology

Dates to remember for COCC Campus for September 2022

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Dates to remember for COCC Campus for September 2022
Upcoming dates for Central Oregon Community College and Cultural Student Club Meetings

Customer service and making connections at Whiskey Darlin

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Customer service and making connections at Whiskey Darlin
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…

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

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Crook County Fair is 'Country Fun for Everyone'
The Crook County Fair returns Aug. 10-13, offering loads of activities, exhibits and entertainment

Horton - 50 Years

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Horton - 50 Years
Bob and Renee Horton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family at Skamania Lodge.

Two Prineville businesses rebranded and continue to offer great…

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Two Prineville businesses rebranded and continue to offer great…
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

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2022 Pioneer Queen Eloise Brummer has a passion for history
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…

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Creekside Food Court has some delectable additions to their…
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.

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Prineville Music Theater to perform Mary Poppins Jr.
Forty campers will perform the musical performance July 15 and 16 at the CCHS auditorium

Buy quality from a maker in Prineville

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Buy quality from a maker in Prineville
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 hiatus

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Eight from Prineville revisit Nepal after two-year COVID hiatus
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 industry

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

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Honoring history of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Prineville…
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

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ZX Ranch was one of the largest in the county
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?

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Is it really reading?
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

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Local Prineville bike club teaches the value of outside play
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 from…

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Prineville Grocery Outlet providing locals Independence from…
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 Silvies…

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CENTRAL OREGON HISTORY: Ranching, lumber community along Silvies…
Although Seneca was once a thriving lumber town, it is still a robust community

Providing affordable options for women's clothing in Prineville

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Providing affordable options for women's clothing in Prineville
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

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Ochoco Irrigation District Partnering to serve the community
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 Service

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

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

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We all belong to God and each other
I want to challenge you all, where could you experience this sense of belonging?

Marv Sumner named 2022 Crooked River Grand Marshal

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Marv Sumner named 2022 Crooked River Grand Marshal
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 Library

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

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Fostering values and discipleship to youth
The Awana Club has been active in Prineville for 40 years, and teaches youth important Bible truths and values

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