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Two Cowgirls named to all-state team

December 18, 2018 Central Oregonian - Sports Lon Austin
Crook County High School setter Anna Woodward is named second team all-state, while libero Mekynzie Wells is honorable mention

Crook County goes 1-2 at Les Schwab Holiday Classic

December 18, 2018 Central Oregonian - Sports Lon Austin
Cowboys struggle with consistency and scoring during three-day tournament in Coos Bay

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School attendance is a worthwhile emphasis

December 18, 2018 Central Oregonian - Opinion Central Oregonian
The recently publicized 'Show Up' program is focusing on improving the percentage of attendance for students

The holiday generosity in Crook County is impressive

December 11, 2018 Central Oregonian - Opinion Central Oregonian
St. Charles Hospice Christmas Auction and Holiday Partnership give community generosity a chance to shine


Les Schwab Manager Spencer Brown retiring

December 18, 2018 Central Oregonian - Features Teresa Tooley
Willis Roberts wins $300 as the 2018 Grand Champion winner of football contest

Serenading the seniors

December 18, 2018 Central Oregonian - Features Holly Scholz
The new Barnes Butte Elementary Honor Choir spreads Christmas cheer to local senior citizens
  • From potatoes to hemp

    Central Oregonian - Features
    In June, OSU sold the Powell Butte experiment station to an industrial hemp grower
  • Be a Santa to a Senior wraps up

    Central Oregonian - Features
    The Home Instead Senior Care program spreads holiday cheer to Central Oregon seniors
  • Miniature magic

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Hundreds of miniatures are displayed in holiday and secular scenes at the Grimes Family Christmas Scene, which has become a Prineville…
  • A golden milestone

    Central Oregonian - Features
    The Posie Shoppe celebrates its 50th anniversary by giving one bouquet a week to businesses and people who have supported them through the…
  • Crook County United Fund dissolving after 62 years of service

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Juniper Canyon Barbecue ribbon cutting with the Chamber set for Wednesday, Dec. 12
  • Art sale a huge success

    Central Oregonian - Features
    The Bowman Museum hosted an art show and sale last weekend, raising more than $10,000 for the museum
  • A final farewell

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Members of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church are selling their building to Calvary Chapel of Crook County and are moving to the former…
  • Hosting a holiday party is a wrap

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Subway introduces the new Signature Wrap Platters just in time for the holidays
  • 'Dear Mrs. Claus'

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Crook County Middle School Production Company students perform a Christmas comedy
  • Investing in the community

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Charm Trail in Prineville has been successul, and the collection of donated food has been overwhelming
  • 'Stuff the Truck' for your neighbors at Ray's Food Place

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Thanks to late game, Hunter and Puckett both win this week's football contest
  • Thankful for veterans

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Crook County Veterans Services and Crook County Health Department host Veterans Appreciation Dinner
  • Twinkling lights and festive sights

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Lights were at the heart of the Annual Lighted Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Pines
  • Boots and Blooms

    Central Oregonian - Features
    New Boots and Blooms Floral shop specializes in sympathy flower arrangements
  • Christmas Tree and Quilt Auction to benefit Hospice

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Crook County Cheerleaders holding Meandering Maker fundraiser this Saturday at Crook County High School
  • A win-win for local art and history

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Three contemporary artists will sell their Central Oregon scene paintings to benefit Bowman Museum
  • A bluebird promise continued

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Allan Smith promises to carry on his buddy Trevor Russell's bluebird house tradition
  • Thank You Dinner

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Several businesses donate to Kids Club's annual Thanksgiving appreciation dinner
  • Local Chamber promotes Small Business Saturday

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Shoppers who purchase from Chamber members will be entered to win shopping sprees
  • Monthly 'What's Brewing?' to be held Wednesday, Nov. 28

    Central Oregonian - Features
    This week's Football Contest entries need to be turned in by Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. The Central Oregonian will be closed Thursday and…
  • Santa's Workshop

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Approximately 200 children made gifts for their loved ones during the Crook County Parks and Rec Santa's Workshop Saturday
  • Engaging middle schoolers in STEM

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Woodshop and engineering classes gain in popularity at Crook County Middle School
  • Santa hosting workshop

    Central Oregonian - Features
    The annual Parks and Rec Santa's Workshop for children is this Saturday at Carey Foster Hall
  • Ladies Night signals the start of the holiday season

    Central Oregonian - Features
    The annual after-hours holiday open house is set for Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10 downtown businesses

Sustainable Life

EARTHTALK: How green is coffee?

December 17, 2018 Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, EarthTalk
Dear EarthTalk: I drink a lot of coffee and I'm wondering how bad this is for the environment? And how I can make sure I'm feeding my 3-cup-a-day habit in the greenest way possible? - Denny Mahon, Worcester, MA

Forest Service closes bathhouse at Bagby Hot Springs

December 14, 2018 Emily Lindstrand
Bathhouse will be closed and rebuilt because of structural deterioration, vandalism

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