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Eastern Oregon Half set for Saturday

May 25, 2018 Central Oregonian - Sports Lon Austin
Race runs from Service Creek to Spray, finishing just in time for the Spray Rodeo

Forrester ends the year with a big win

May 25, 2018 Central Oregonian - Sports Lon Austin
Crook County High School graduate Chad Forrester ends rodeo seaon with a win at Las Vegas

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1968, when America truly was in chaos

May 22, 2018 Central Oregonian - Opinion Tony Ahern
There is a television program that I'm eagerly awaiting, and everyone the least bit interested in history to watch

Low voter turnout is disappointing

May 15, 2018 Central Oregonian - Opinion Central Oregonian
Voter turnout tends to dip during a non-presidential election cycle and even more so during the primary


That's the spirit!

May 25, 2018 Central Oregonian - Features Holly Scholz
The CCHS Jazz Choir earns the Spirit Award and the Silver Award at California music festival

Caring for the wounded

May 25, 2018 Central Oregonian - Features Ramona McCallister
Crook County veteran Tim Grell served as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War
  • Crooked River Open Pastures opens for the season

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Each CROP event includes a pop-up farmers market, farm tours and family activities
  • Athlete of the Year Dinner planned for Friday, June 1

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Final May at the Museum Series will be held this Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bowman Museum
  • Getting in touch with nature

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Hundreds of young Crook County students spend the school day at Fin, Fire and Feather
  • Wine and dine at Barney Prine's Steakhouse and Saloon

    Central Oregonian - Features
    The steakhouse also offers Sunday breakfast, patio seating and first Monday specialty events
  • Honoring a young cowboy

    Central Oregonian - Features
    John Barry Rose Memorial Invitational Ranch Rodeo raises more than $10,000 for scholarships
  • Sears moves across town

    Central Oregonian - Features
    The appliance and hardware store relocated from Ochoco Plaza to the building that was once Outback Pizzeria
  • New Scenic Bike Way ribbon cutting Friday at Perk

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Prineville author Rick Steber will share stories Thursday during May at the Museum
  • A comedy of manners

    Central Oregonian - Features
    CCHS drama students present the comedy 'Hay Fever' for their spring production
  • Excelling at problem solving

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Crook County Middle School math students place third in Pentagames math competition
  • McDonald's is open during remodel

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Upgrades to McDonald's include drive-thru electronic menu boards, a new Play Place and in-store ordering kiosks
  • Come out to see the stars

    Central Oregonian - Features
    The 19th Annual Prineville Reservoir Star Party set for this Saturday, May 12, designed for the family
  • God always believes in, loves you

    Central Oregonian - Features
    The Greeks had four words to describe different kinds of love, with 'agape' being selfless, unconditional, ongoing, outgoing,…
  • Sharing the power of love

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Pastor Barbara Punch will retire from Our Savior's Lutheran Church next month
  • 2018 Amazing Kids show 28 ways of giving back to community

    Central Oregonian - Features
    The 2018 Pamplin Media Group Amazing Kid honorees show strength of character, love of service and the promise of the next generation
  • Your word is: winner

    Central Oregonian - Features
    CCMS sixth-grader Gage Prince earns first place in county spelling contest, advances to state
  • Back in Time

    Central Oregonian - Features
    The first water was turned into the Ochoco Project canal system on the east end of the project 100 years ago
  • Ford Focus on Hunger

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Robberson Ford and Ericksons Thriftway team up for the Annual peanut butter drive to benefit NeighborImpact's Emergency Food Assistance…
  • May at the Museum begins this Thursday

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Just 1 Acre Farm Store joins Chamber, holds ribbon cutting during Prineville Perk
  • Mentoring students pays off

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Brasada chef wins Mentor of the Year award at state high school culinary competition
  • Jumping into Prineville with both feet

    Central Oregonian - Features
    Gary and Rose Gregory are honored as 2017 Volunteers of the Year for their work with the Chamber and fairgrounds
  • May at the Museum

    Central Oregonian - Features
    The free lecture series features weekly speakers on a variety of historical topics at the museum
  • Back in Time

    Central Oregonian - Features
    CCHS students raise enough money to buy bantam cars for the war effort 75 years ago
  • Landfill offering Free Yard Debris Day this Saturday

    Central Oregonian - Features
    History of the Crooked River Roundup the topic of 'What's Brewing? After Hours'
  • Salt & Light

    Central Oregonian - Features
    High Desert Christian Academy will host its annual fundraiser dinner next Saturday that will include auctions and music

Sustainable Life

Dam removal aids Gresham natural area

May 25, 2018 By Kate Holleran, Metro
Removal of 4 Brigman Creek dams improves Johnson Creek water quality, habitat.

Oregon lawmakers mull preventing 'too big to fail' livestock operations

May 24, 2018 Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Regulatory problems at Lost Valley Farm, a controversial Oregon dairy, prompted a recent legislative hearing about the situation.

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