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1970: Judge overturns passage of school district budget, creating need for a fourth vote on the budget

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - June 16, 1970 :Fire which completely destroyed a frame house and garage Thursday afternoon is thought to have been set by a 12-year old boy who was playing with matches. The house, located on Southeast Second Street by the high school, belonged to Fred Hudspeth and was not occupied at the time of the fire. Equipment stored in the two buildings was completely destroyed.

100 years ago

July 15, 1920

Last Thursday afternoon, fire broke out near the Demaris mill, which caused more or less damage to the lumber in that part of the country. Mr. Hershey, manager of the Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co., saw the smoke in that vicinity and immediately went out there. Upon his arrival, he found the fire very bad and phoned in for the crew, which is now working for the company. Everything was put to rights and they returned about 8:30 that same evening.

75 years ago

July 19, 1945

Climaxing a period of reconstruction that started early in the year, the City of Prineville Railway put a new locomotive into service Monday. The locomotive, purchased from the Great Northern by the city's railway commission for $10,000, is a 2-8-0 type, operating with superheated steam at a working pressure of 185 pounds. It is much larger and more powerful than any locomotives previously used on the city-owned railway, and its use has eliminated the "doubling" necessary to haul heavy loads up the grades between Prineville and Prineville Junction in the past.

50 years ago

July 16, 1970

A decision by Circuit Court Judge John Copenhaver has overturned what was apparent passage of the 1970 operational budget for the Crook County budget for the Crook County School District and will necessitate a fourth balloting by residents of the district on the controversial budget.

25 years ago

July 18, 1995

Work that will hopefully correct the seepage problem at the recently reconstructed Ochoco Dam has begun. About mid-May, when the level of the reservoir behind the dam reached near capacity, monitors buried in the dam indicated unexplained increases in pressure and unaccounted for rates of seepage. Since then, engineers and divers have struggled to determine the source of the problems.

U.S. Forest Service to rebuild historic cabin at Ranger Ranger Station. Once a residence, the 1930 cabin will soon be a interpretive site. The structure isn't quite as strong as it was when built, 60 years or so ago, but when refurbished it will be used to tell about those decades.


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