1970: Snowmobile race brings in hundreds to watch
100 years ago
Jan. 1, 1920
The year just closed was by all comparisons the most successful in the history of the county and city, and leaves the local situation in a position to make wonderful strides in progress for the new year.
The most successful New Year party was given by the members of the Eastern Star, Mrs. H.R. Lakin, worthy matron, being hostess. Dancing and cards provided a part of the amusement, which was enjoyed by a large number of guests, who departed voting it the most enjoyable event of the season.
The young ladies of the Crook County High will give a basket social tomorrow night, Jan. 2, at the Club Hall. Proceeds will go to the building fund for the women's building at the University of Oregon, where several Prineville young people are attending school this winter.
75 years ago
Dec. 28, 1944
Crook County went over the top in its E bond quota Wednesday, completing the assigned task for the Sixth War Loan campaign. War bond purchases in this county reached $409,843.75, of which $100,343.75 represented series E bonds. The E bond quota set for Crook county was $100,000.
The people of Crook County will be asked to contribute a total of $7,100 to the Red Cross next March, when the annual National War Fund campaign is held, it was announced today by W.B. Morse, Red Cross chairman, who received word of the quotas from Verne Simmons, manager of the Pacific area headquarters.
Prineville grocers faced complicated rationing problems Tuesday and Wednesday as the result of OPA's sudden action of Christmas Day ordering five canned vegetables and most meats back on the ration list. Lacking official point tables, the grocers were struggling with the problems involved in the new ration program with only the help of newspaper and radio reports as to OPA intentions.
50 years ago
Jan. 1, 1970
Sport fishermen learned this week that the 1970 angling regulations booklets will not be available at license outlets until early January. According to the Game Commission, technical problems, which developed in the printing, have caused the delivery date to be set back two weeks.
Eight area residents have now been named to a committee to investigate the possibility of home rule for Crook County. Judge Grimes said the eight committee members will call a meeting sometime after Jan. 1 and themselves appoint a ninth member. If they decide they like the home rule idea, they will prepare a charter and put it to a vote of the people.
Hundreds of spectators and snowmobile race entries from all over the Pacific Northwest will invade the Prineville area next month for a two-day mass rally at Grants Meadows.
25 years ago
Dec. 29, 1994
Construction of the transfer station at the Crook County Landfill is completed and is expected to begin operating as soon as Jan. 2, according to Gary Goodman, president of Prineville Disposal. Two 110-cubic yard semitrailers will be in place when the county possibly begins exporting certain types of waste to other landfills. Persons entering the landfill will be required to separate waste and empty respective loads into the containers. This is one of several changes since last summer as the county moves to comply with Subtitle D of the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations.
Twelve persons have been selected to serve on the Prineville Hotshot Monument Committee and have met to begin selecting a monument and a site for the 14 firefighters who died July 6 fighting the south Canyon fire on Storm King Mountain near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Two sculptors have been selected to proceed with proposals on an appropriate monument for Prineville.
DEC. 29, 1994: Residents using the landfill over the past year were greeted with this sign at the entrance warning of possible landfill closure if new Environmental Protection Agency requirements are not met by the end of 1995.
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