Should CCSD change school start times?

Central Oregonian - News
Changing school start times to align with adolescent brain research could help the transportation department

Making plans to generate more power

Central Oregonian - News
Local leaders working with BPA on ways to boost base load available for large industrial users including data centers

Follies returning to the stage

Central Oregonian - News
The Prineville Follies will take place next week at the Crook County High School auditorium

County permit totals reveal banner building year

Central Oregonian - News
Permits for land use, building and on-site septic surge considerably in 2017

New county mental health director hired

Central Oregonian - News
Laura Placek brings her mental health experience to Crook County department

Flying car work nearing completion

Central Oregonian - News
The Switchblade is a three-wheel, street-legal vehicle that can be driven from a garage to a nearby local airport

Judge sentences teen for role in Eagle Creek Fire

Gresham Outlook - News
In court, the 15-year-old admitted to throwing fireworks into Eagle creek Canyon on Sept. 2, and was sentenced to five years' probation and 1,920…

Out with the old, in with the new

Central Oregonian - News
Having secured grant funding, the City of Prineville will begin replacement of the Elm Street bridge

County hires new museum leader

Central Oregonian - News
Recently hired Sandy Cohen will start as Bowman Museum executive director next month

Investigators: Kitzhaber violated ethics law 11 times

Portland Tribune - News
An investigation report released Wednesday will be used as the basis for an ethics violation case against former Gov. John Kitzhaber.

County to hire natural resources manager

Central Oregonian - News
Whoever is chosen for the position would work closely with federal land agencies on local areas of concerns

Grand jury determines deadly force justified in shooting

Central Oregonian - News
Larry Hoevet shot and killed Kenneth McBeth last October when he tried to enter his home through a broken window

Addressing substance abuse at the nation's capital

Central Oregonian - News
Two high school juniors go to Washington, D.C., to participate in three-day national forum

Lutheran Community Services to host open house

Central Oregonian - News
Public is invited to enjoy live music, prizes, tours of the new facility and more

Local arrested after high-speed chase

Central Oregonian - News
Prineville man Kristin Loranger flees police on motorcycle then tries to hide

'Equifax bill' requires faster data breaches notices

Portland Tribune - News
A bill in the Legislature comes at a time when Equifax is under fire for failing to fully reveal the extent of a data breach last year.

Serious flaws found in national food price study

Central Oregonian - News
Feed America results that claim Crook County among highest in food cost did not include any major grocery stores

Creek cleanup

Central Oregonian - News
Ochoco Creek trash removal event is planned for later this month, prior to water levels rising

New attack ad slams Brown on day care issues

Portland Tribune - News
The ad, scheduled for debut Sunday, attacks Gov. Kate Brown for her response to failures at the state's day care system.

Oregon 'uplists' marbled murrelet to endangered

Portland Tribune - News
The change to endangered status will likely result in stricter logging limits on state forestland.

Momentum grows for making strangulation a felony

Clackamas Review - News
Oregon legislator representing Milwaukie sponsors bill increasing penalties for crime

Get shots up to date or miss school

Central Oregonian - News
School Exclusion Day is Feb. 21, and kids missing state-mandated vaccines must stay home

CCSD facing enrollment decline

Central Oregonian - News
Drop will result in less revenue, prompting changes in upcoming school district budget

Local logger to lead OLC

Central Oregonian - News
Rick Kriege is named the 2018 president of the Oregon Logging Conference, which will be held in Eugene later this month

Before MeToo movement, there was Bob Packwood

Portland Tribune - News
Women made history when they accused U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Oregon, of sexual harassment.

Wolf compensation bill clears initial hurdle

Portland Tribune - News
A bill that would increase compensation for livestock losses based on Oregon's wolf population has survived an initial legislative deadline.

Pressure mounts as Kruse stays away from Legislature

Portland Tribune - News
'Building into this idea that this is somehow political games or a political process demeans the victims who waited to be able to speak up until…

State auditors see potential trouble in marijuana tracking…

Portland Tribune - News
Among other issues auditors found, data in the cannabis tracking system was self-reported by cannabis businesses, raising auditors' concerns about…

Poll shows Brown has early lead over Buehler

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon governor leads Republican challenger with nearly 25 percent of voters undecided.

Police department adds six new vehicles to aging fleet

Central Oregonian - News
Purchase expected to provide agency with a modern and more reliable collection of police service vehicles

Project Linus comes to library

Central Oregonian - News
Young library patrons help make children's blankets for community members in need

Another city planning director to move on to DLCD job

Central Oregonian - News
Like his predecessor, Phil Stenbeck accepts state planning position after four years of leading city planning department

Housing Works to launch new local project

Central Oregonian - News
A 30-unit mobile home park is slated for property east of Peters Road in Prineville

Crook County On The Move dives into local food security…

Central Oregonian - News
Events planned throughout the next month that address eating healthy and ways to provide people food

Facebook data center grant recipients announced

Central Oregonian - News
Twenty nonprofits and schools were awarded a total of $204,870 as part of the Community Action Grant program

Spay/neuter special for feral, stray cats in February

Clackamas Review - News
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon celebrates Spay/Neuter Awareness Month as the perfect time to prevent litters of kittens in the spring

Roundabout project finally breaking ground

Central Oregonian - News
Construction on the new roundabout began last week and is expected to conclude in December

Roundabout open house answers questions

Central Oregonian - News
Public visits open house to ask questions about the roundabout at Highway 126 and Tom McCall Road

Rep. McLane highlights short session priorities

Central Oregonian - News
Powell Butte legislator to introduce two bills, criticizes emphasis on cap and trade legislation

Local man drowns at reservoir

Central Oregonian - News
Christopher Callahan, of Prineville, unable to swim back to shore after canoe flips in Ochoco Reservoir

Local high school grad rates improve

Central Oregonian - News
Department of Education reports CCHS has second-highest graduation rate in the Central Oregon region

How many survey subjects is enough?

Central Oregonian - News
Some have expressed concern about the number of subjects planned for a new pool survey, but experts say you don't need a lot

Voters say 'yes' to Measure 101

Portland Tribune - News
Voters overwhelmingly approve keeping certain taxes on health insurance premiums and hospitals.

Roundabout work starting soon

Central Oregonian - News
ODOT and City of Prineville hosting open house for the project at Crook County Library on Thursday

City lowers overall debt by $3.5 million

Central Oregonian - News
Advance refunding opportunity converges with data center SDC windfall, very low interest rates

School leaders scrutinizing social studies…

Central Oregonian - News
Next curriculum adoption scheduled for preview next year, would be used in 2019

Pool survey funded, moving forward

Central Oregonian - News
Survey intended to determine if the majority of the community would support funding a new swimming pool

Locals can now Text to 911 in an emergency

Central Oregonian - News
While calling is still preferred, texting is now an option for people who need it

Step by step

Central Oregonian - News
A CCHS grad restores a 1987 Lamborghini and is featured in the Wall Street Journal

Snowpack is well below normal

Central Oregonian - News
Early January visit to Marks Creek SNOTEL site reveals snow depth is about 10 percent of normal for this time of year

Apple says it will put more money into Central…

Portland Tribune - News
The Cupertino, Calif., computer giant announced Wednesday, Jan. 17, that it would 'build on its commitment to support the American economy and its…

Flu season the worst in several years

Central Oregonian - News
Flu shot still recommended as season reaches its peak during the next couple weeks

What's happening on the Ochoco?

Central Oregonian - News
Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland staff produce new Accomplishment Report

Superintendent salary range set, search committee…

Central Oregonian - News
Board appoints 21 members to the committee; salary to fall between $130,000-$150,000

Job creation, economic diversity remain top county…

Central Oregonian - News
However, growth in the job market should not come at expense of local small-town feel

Recapping the city's 'year of unprecedented success'

Central Oregonian - News
Prineville Mayor Betty Roppe highlights city successes, challenges during State of the City address

New leader takes over the Ochoco

Central Oregonian - News
Shane Jeffries named the Ochoco National Forest Supervisor following the retirement of Stacey Forson

Local man sentenced 54 years for sex abuse

Central Oregonian - News
Robert Clark found guilty of crimes involving three children that occured between 2008 and 2013

Shooting suspect Araim pleads not guilty

Central Oregonian - News
Omar Araim appears in court via video from Jefferson County Jail on Tuesday afternoon

Shooting suspect turns himself in after fleeing

Central Oregonian - News
Omar Araim left the area after posting 10 percent of $710,000 bail on Wednesday

Prineville teen seriously injured in vehicle wreck

Central Oregonian - News
Driver loses control of car on Lone Pine Road Saturday afternoon, collides with pick-up

Shooting suspect flees area after posting bail

Central Oregonian - News
Omar Ramzi Araim, who is facing an attempted murder charge, posted $71,000 bail Wednesday and then left Crook County

Random acts of kindness

Central Oregonian - News
Prineville police give away gift certificates during certain contacts as part of program to enhance community relations

Merkley: Prospects good for 'dreamers,' children's…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrat says those issues and aid to community health clinics will be tied to a must-pass bill for federal spending authority, which is set…

Roundabout, sidewalk projects top city priority…

Central Oregonian - News
Other efforts to include improving power certainty for large industrial users, IronHorse master plan

Parks district board appoints new member

Central Oregonian - News
Randy Winders chosen to fill vacancy left by resignation of board member Linda Smith

Public input sought on local handicap park space…

Central Oregonian - News
Hope is to use local comments to spur action on better handicap parking enforcement

Governor calls for $5 million in additional…

Central Oregonian - News
Prineville area shelter leaders would benefit from more money for facility operations

Prineville man facing attempted murder charge…

Central Oregonian - News
Omar Ramzi Araim arrested for allegedly shooting a Bend man at Crossroads restaurant

Christmas Eve fire destroys Prineville home

Central Oregonian - News
Blaze starts in the home's garage and spreads to attic, displacing two residents

Pool replacement effort taking shape

Central Oregonian - News
Citizen-led pool advisory committee receives numbers from feasibility study conducted earlier this year

Kiwanis club offers a fifth year of summer school…

Central Oregonian - News
The Prineville service club has partnered with the Crook County School District

County approves mass gathering ordinance changes

Central Oregonian - News
Revisions made were prompted by how events unfolded this summer during the eclipse

Pool group seeking financial help to hire survey…

Central Oregonian - News
Citizen-led advisory committee asks city council for $5,000 to hire help to conduct a public survey

New city attorney taking the reins

Central Oregonian - News
Prineville and Madras lawyer Jered Reid taking over position on Jan. 1 following retirement of Carl Dutli

Noyes named new city council member

Central Oregonian - News
With council experience, Noyes gets position after a 4-2 vote by sitting members

Holiday Partnership behind goal

Central Oregonian - News
Community members and businesses are welcome to donate food, gifts and cash to the program

Search is on to select the next school…

Central Oregonian - News
District reaches out to promote public involvement in super search for the next superintendent

Charges levied from fatal car wreck

Central Oregonian - News
Prineville man Justin Bittick faces first-degree manslaughter among 14 charges

Prineville man charged with theft

Central Oregonian - News
Police arrest Ryan Ames Wednesday morning after a search warrant on Northwest Second Street

Gordon's Going

Central Oregonian - News
After a quarter century at the helm, Gordon Gillespie to retire from Bowman Museum

Hospice Christmas Auction again tops $100,000 mark

Central Oregonian - News
More than 650 people attend annual Hospice auction on Dec. 2; top tree nets $11,500

Collins gets three years in prison

Central Oregonian - News
Local man, 20, was under the influence when he caused fatal accident in March 2016

Closing the book on a long legal career

Central Oregonian - News
City of Prineville attorney Carl Dutli will retire on Dec. 31, concluding a 43-year law career

Two women arrested on drug charges

Central Oregonian - News
The two Prineville women face drug charges in connection with recent thefts and burglaries

Crook County among the highest for child poverty,…

Central Oregonian - News
Oregon Community Foundation says 28 percent of local children live in poverty

Crashes close Highway 126 Thursday in Powell Butte

Central Oregonian - News
Eugene crews respond to hazmat spill after a head-on wreck involving a medical supply van

A presidential response

Central Oregonian - News
Bad experience at VA prompts Prineville woman to write a letter to the President

A Christmas tree memorial

Central Oregonian - News
Multiple businesses and community members pitch in on Hospice Christmas Auction tree honoring memory of Ronald Johnson

Young girl leads bake sale fundraiser for Humane…

Central Oregonian - News
Ten-year-old Sawyer McDonald raises enough money to pay for 50 kitten vaccinations

Beard battle benefits local veteran

Central Oregonian - News
Crook County first responders raise $1,300 for local veteran during No-Shave November

Prineville woman arrested for murder

Central Oregonian - News
Tina Marie Hill was taken into custody Saturday afternoon for the murder of Dennis Allen Stewart

Two locals arrested after theft investigation

Central Oregonian - News
The Prineville suspects are lodged in the Crook County Jail on several felony counts

Huber files for another assessor term

Central Oregonian - News
Believes that experience and ability to make difficult decisions sets him apart from his opponent

Converting old rails to new trails

Central Oregonian - News
Grant dollars allow city to complete paved trail project along former rail track path

Bridging the language gap

Central Oregonian - News
Crook County after-school tutoring program helps English Language Learners conquer math

Commissioners complete County College program

Central Oregonian - News
Jerry Brummer and Brian Barney complete 13-session course to help ease transition into county government

School district hires HR director

Central Oregonian - News
Sean Corrigan began his education career at CCHS in 1984 and will return to the district this coming January

City council donates $6,000 to homeless shelter

Central Oregonian - News
Decision intended to offset city's $8,200 in system development charges owed for location of the new facility

Senior center needing grant for structural repairs

Central Oregonian - News
Partnering with City of Prineville to apply for Community Block Grant for about $930,000

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