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Earning a big investment from the heart of a shark

Earning a big investment from the heart of a shark

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Rapid rope owners Chris and Geanie Rodgers received good news on 'Shark Tank' as America watched last weekend
Staying connected and paying it forward

Staying connected and paying it forward

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Stanley Flynn has made strong connections and relationships in the Prineville community as an ardent volunteer
Consistent coverage at all fire stations

Consistent coverage at all fire stations

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Thanks to a partnership with the city and county and businesses in the local enterprise zone, Crook County Fire and Rescue was able to secure enough…
1945: Swelling school enrollment prompts talks of building…

1945: Swelling school enrollment prompts talks of building…

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American Legion active in securing employment for ex-service men back in 1920
Comforting canine companion

Comforting canine companion

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Therapy dog joins staff at Crook County Veteran Services to help those dealing with traumatic events during time in military
Catering to the kids

Catering to the kids

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The Cute Cactus Children's Boutique, which offers a variety of children's clothing and gifts, will host a grand opening this Wednesday
St. Charles donates medical equipment to school district

St. Charles donates medical equipment to school district

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Werner Crawford Accounting to host Chamber of Commerce-led Prineville Perk Friday morning
Komlofske family increases its scholarship fund

Komlofske family increases its scholarship fund

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In late 2019, they doubled the fund with yet another significant contribution
2020 is the Year of the Cowboy

2020 is the Year of the Cowboy

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Crooked River Roundup leaders ask city officials to proclaim 2020 the Year of the Cowboy in Prineville
Offering a prescription for a promising future

Offering a prescription for a promising future

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Central Oregon Community College preps students for careers in the fast-growing pharmacy tech field
Local invention gets a national showcase

Local invention gets a national showcase

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Prineville alumnus to be featured on 'Shark Tank' with his Rapid Rope invention
Waterhole under new ownership

Waterhole under new ownership

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McGeorge Robinson takes over the restaurant and makes multiple improvements
Fire Museum dedication ceremony planned Saturday

Fire Museum dedication ceremony planned Saturday

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The Chamber of Commerce-led Prineville Perk will be hosted by Regency Village on Friday morning
After needed changes, skating rink is open again

After needed changes, skating rink is open again

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Addition of adult staff and more organized games to keep kids busy will prevent fights, other issues that arose in past
Keeping a promise

Keeping a promise

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A Crook County High School alumnus created a trust that ultimately provided Crook County School District nearly $827,000 for scholarships
Snowpack low but hope remains for normal irrigation season

Snowpack low but hope remains for normal irrigation season

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Though snow depth is below average, soil water content, reservoir levels are higher
1995: Prineville Fire Department hits record numbers for…

1995: Prineville Fire Department hits record numbers for…

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Work on the Crooked River Highway had begun at numerous points along the river 100 years ago
Hitching education to a couple of wagons

Hitching education to a couple of wagons

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Students from an elementary school, two high schools and the city of Prineville are working on together on two covered wagons to transport students…
Prineville CPA firm adds a new partner

Prineville CPA firm adds a new partner

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Jay Porter joined Evans, Bartlett and Higbe, CPAs LLP on Aug. 1, bringing years of accounting experience
'What's Brewing?' forum planned Thursday evening

'What's Brewing?' forum planned Thursday evening

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Prineville Perk will be at Slater Chiropractic on Friday; Rimrock Trails seeking volunteers for various projects
Community celebrates School Board Recognition Month

Community celebrates School Board Recognition Month

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The five volunteer board members will be honored through student poetry during Jan. 13 board meeting
Putting car history on special display

Putting car history on special display

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New exhibits will be set up at Bowman Museum for one year, displaying a comprehensive history of the automobile and the history of the Crook County…
Enjoying an experience of a lifetime

Enjoying an experience of a lifetime

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Facebook Prineville Data Center staff invite two Crook County teachers and two Crook County Middle School students to the Facebook Campus to see a…
Chamber is ready to jump into the new year

Chamber is ready to jump into the new year

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Our goals continue to be to create, participate in, support and further initiatives that promote growth and development of businesses within the…
Tastee Treet closing next week for remodeling

Tastee Treet closing next week for remodeling

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First Chamber of Commerce Prineville Perk of the new year will be held by AIC Insurance and Kerry Holloway this Friday
Behind the scenes: Keeping our schools safe

Behind the scenes: Keeping our schools safe

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Building engineers, maintenance staff and custodians are often an invisible, but critical part of any school facility
Answering a call to serve

Answering a call to serve

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Prineville woman, Alice Austin, never expected to be part of the mission field but it turned out to be an rewarding and life-changing experience
Fitness, friendships and moving on

Fitness, friendships and moving on

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Brooke and Tim Smith will take ownership of Athletic Club of Prineville, closing the book on the 32-year ownership of Lori Goodman and Sharon…
The legacy continues

The legacy continues

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On Jan. 1, Ron and Mindy Sloper will be selling the Powell Butte Country Store and retiring, but the store will stay in the family as son Kurt and…
Fortis Construction donates to Paulina Elementary

Fortis Construction donates to Paulina Elementary

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Painted Hills Custom Leatherwill be hosting Prineville Perk this coming Friday

Rising to the occasion

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Rising to the occasion
Fortis Construction and approximately 15 of its trade partners donate more than 700 toys, three-dozen bicycles and $10,000 cash to Holiday Partnership

Crooked River Miniature Train open every Saturday

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Crooked River Miniature Train open every Saturday
Rimrock Gallery to host Chamber-sponsored Prineville Perk this Friday morning

Voices singing about 'Joy, Joy, Joy'

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Voices singing about 'Joy, Joy, Joy'
The Prineville Nazarene Church will be presenting its second-annual Christmas cantata next week for the public to enjoy

Our community needs to 'support local'

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Our community needs to 'support local'
You, your family and your friends are an integral part of what makes our community a great place to live

Regular school attendance produces student success

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Regular school attendance produces student success
Students are considered chronically absent if they miss 14 or more days of school in one school year

The St. Charles Hospice Auction is planned for this weekend

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The St. Charles Hospice Auction is planned for this weekend
Crooked River Miniature Train will be open at the Crook County Fairgrounds during month of December

Giving dedicated to local seniors

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Giving dedicated to local seniors
The Soroptimist Senior Center is displaying a giving tree exclusively for senior citizens that includes tags that people can take and use to purchase…

1919: George Millican dies

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1919: George Millican dies
Clear Pine goes to three-day work week in 1969 because of strike involving biggest client

Businesses pitching in on Holiday Partnership

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Businesses pitching in on Holiday Partnership
Holiday Partnership depends on multiple local businesses displaying giving trees and gift collection boxes

Chamber office will be closed Nov. 28-29

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Chamber office will be closed Nov. 28-29
Mann Mortgage is asking for donations of socks and canned food items for this year's Holiday Partnership

Reaching out for Thanksgiving

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Reaching out for Thanksgiving
Dillon's Grill, Eastside Church, Prineville Counseling Center and Lutheran Community Services will host A meal Thanksgiving Day

From wheat farm to couture fashion

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From wheat farm to couture fashion
Shirley Smith of Prineville has lived her career as a teacher, author and seamstress

Delivering a stitch of love

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Delivering a stitch of love
A group of Prineville women make a trek every November to the St. Charles Cancer Center as part of their Chemo Quilt Project

Can I have that À la carte?

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Can I have that À la carte?
Prineville has four food carts in the community, offering a wide variety of food

Holiday Partnership silent auction planned Monday

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Holiday Partnership silent auction planned Monday
The Central Oregonian office will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday

Santa expanding his local workshop

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Santa expanding his local workshop
The annual event, which draws hundreds of young children each year, will move from Carey Foster Hall to the indoor arena of the Crook County…

Hitting the high notes

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Hitting the high notes
Avery Chamness will learn five to six high-school level pieces of music and will join the best middle school singers in Oregon to perform with the…

The Horseshoe is open again

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The Horseshoe is open again
After closing earlier this year, Prineville's oldest bar is renovated, reopened and has new owners

Ladies Night planned for Thursday

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Ladies Night planned for Thursday
Christmas in the Pines and Grimes Christmas Scene hosting Friday's Prineville Perk

What the new gnu knew that the old gnu didn't know

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What the new gnu knew that the old gnu didn't know
It is far better to live for an eternal Godly reward and not for an earthly acclaim

When caregivers need support

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When caregivers need support
Group provides help and an emotional uplift to those facing stress of providing care

Moving forward and giving back

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Moving forward and giving back
George McCart lost both his legs during the Vietnam War, but it hasn't stopped him from having a succesful career and giving back to disabled…

Hemp: The Green Rush

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Hemp: The Green Rush
Farmers throughout the Central Oregon area reap the risks and the rewards of a growing industry

1969: Local Veteran's Day observance to focus on newest…

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1969: Local Veteran's Day observance to focus on newest…
Governor Barbara Roberts requests drought designation for Crook County 25 years ago

Math improvement on the rise in the Crook County School District

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Math improvement on the rise in the Crook County School District
Teachers will receive instructional coaching throughout the next year and continue to work on math standards alignment

Starting a sweet new business

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Starting a sweet new business
Rafter S Creations, launched in March, started out as a cookie-making hobby and later turned into a new business

Perk to be held at Horseshoe Tavern

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Perk to be held at Horseshoe Tavern
School district is holding a Surplus Sale at Pioneer North school this Saturday

Shop with a Cop program ready to launch

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Shop with a Cop program ready to launch
Collections are under way for wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, ribbon, adhesive bows, tape and adhesive gift tags

An iconic Powell Butte tradition

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An iconic Powell Butte tradition
Lord's Acre Day will once again take over the small, rural Crook County community offering something for about everyone

Popping up for the holiday season

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Popping up for the holiday season
Starting Friday, Posie Shoppe and Sand Lily Home will launch a holiday pop-up store in Prineville

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