Connecting kids with the shelter

Connecting kids with the shelter

The Humane Society of the Ochocos is launching a campaign that helps children learn more about...

Building dream homes for 35 years

Building dream homes for 35 years

Clint Brooks General Contractor attributes his success to having good and trustworthy...

Presidential Road Show

Presidential Road Show

Joe Wiegand will bring his Teddy Roosevelt performance to the Bowman Museum April 30 Prineville...

Simmons Realty has kept it in the family since 1950

Simmons Realty has kept it in the family since 1950

Simmons Realty is known to host field trips for grade school students to view and identify the...


Prineville's Features

April 27, 2015

Derby Days

by Jason Chaney
In past two years the derby has seen a significant increase in participation Families young and old looking for a fun day of fishing and perhaps a little friendly competition can find both in…
JASON CHANEY - Crook County Parks Supervisor Duane Garner shows where some trash has been left along Ochoco Creek as it moves through Ochoco Creek Park. The cleanup effort will focus on picking up trash throughout Ochoco and Crooked River parks.
April 16, 2015

Earth Day cleanup

by Jason Chaney
Ochoco Creek and Crook River parks slated for trash cleanup Every year, as Earth Day approaches, community organizations throughout Oregon band together on cleanup projects to restore parks and…
JASON CHANEY - Roberto Toledo, owner of Toledo Landscape Maintenance, edges the lawn outside of The Associates Real Estate Inc. and Wild West Property Management, LLC. Over the past 10 years, Toledo has expanded his business over 100 fold.
April 16, 2015

A decade of keeping local lawns maintained

by Jason Chaney
What started as mowing the lawn of his father's neighbor has turned into a full-time job Roberto Toledo launched his landscaping business 10 years ago with a single project for one customer. “My…
KEVIN SPERL - Crook County High School Culinary Instructor Macy Hagensee and his 'Pro Start' team, from left, Laura Fraser, Megan Allen, Monica Lopez, and Courtney Austin sample their work-in-progress Cascade Culinary Institute high school competition dish.
April 13, 2015

For the love of food

by Kevin Sperl
High school culinary students are preparing for the upcoming Cascade Culinary Classic If it’s spring it must be time for Crook County High School’s culinary classes’ springtime fundraising…
April 09, 2015

Helping parents help their kids

by Kevin Sperl
School district hosts Math Night to introduce families to Common Core Todd Barrett, academic coach at Ochoco Elementary, is anticipating the arrival of his first child and is already planning on…
JASON CHANEY - Joe Litzinger, owner of Barney Prine's Steakhouse and Saloon, has worked over the past 10 years to create an inviting and family-friendly restaurant.
April 09, 2015

Building a steakhouse

by Jason Chaney
Joe Litzinger took over ownership of Barney Prine's Steakhouse and Saloon 10 years ago and has worked to improve the restaurant ever since When Joe Litzinger made his first trip to Prineville a…
KEVIN SPERL - Destiny Flock, center, is surrounded by friends and family in support of her taking part in the upcoming Walk to Cure Diabetes in Bend. From left are her friend Alee Simmons, her aunt Jody Welden, step-mom Katie Flock, and mother Brandy Jones.
April 06, 2015

Walking to find a cure

by Kevin Sperl
Local teen forms a team to take part in Bend's Walk to Cure Diabetes When Destiny Flock, now 15 and a freshman at Crook County High School, was 10 years-old, she and her mother, Brandy Jones,…
KEVIN SPERL - Large groups of area youth made a mad dash for Easter eggs at last year's hunt at Ochoco Creek Park.
April 02, 2015

Time to hunt for eggs

by Kevin Sperl
Two local events this Saturday will offer plenty of chances for kids to collect Easter eggs What started as a community service project for Powell Butte area 4-H clubs has turned into a…
JASON CHANEY - Craig Oehlschlaeger, owner of Kirby Appliance Service, has been repairing a variety of household machines for the past 35 years.
April 02, 2015

35 years of diagnosing household machines

by Jason Chaney
Since 1980, Craig Oehlschlaeger has run Kirby Appliance Service Craig Oehlschlaeger enjoys the challenge of diagnosing a broken appliance and the satisfaction of fixing whatever is wrong with…
March 31, 2015

Become a better biker

by Kevin Sperl
Saturday's bike clinic will raise money for the COTA-proposed Bike Park The fund raising effort for the hoped-for COTA bike park in Prineville is making steady progress, and those involved with…

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JASON CHANEY - Paul Gratton is coordinator of Palm Sunday event at the First Baptist Church in Prineville. The event, free and open to all, is designed to 'add celebration' into the recognition of Palm Sunday and Holy Week. It runs from noon to 2 p.m.
Mar 26, 2015

Celebrating Holy Week

by Jason Chaney
Church to hold festival in honor of Holy Week in advance of Easter This Sunday, bounce houses and festival games will fill the parking lot at First Baptist Church. If it sounds like a big party,…
JASON CHANEY - Dr. Scot Burgess recently purchased Burnside Orthodontics. He operates several offices throughout Central Oregon.
Mar 26, 2015

An Optimal purchase

by Jason Chaney
Dr. Scot Burgess, of Optimal Orthodontics, takes over Burnside Orthodontics offices Dr. Scot Burgess was looking for a way to open an orthodontics office in Prineville. Dr. Robert Burnside, who…
KEVIN SPERL - Hazel Hoffman, left, Casey Tunison, and Olivia Cooper competed as a team at last weekend's Mathcounts competition, earning eighth place overall. Missing from the photo is team member, Josie Graydon, whose picture the students are holding.
Mar 23, 2015

Hard work adds up to mathematical success

by Kevin Sperl
Middle school math team places eighth at the recent state competition held in Corvallis Crook County Middle School eighth-graders Hazel Hoffman, Olivia Cooper, Casey Tunison, and Josie Graydon…
KEVIN SPERL - High Desert Wool Growers Chair Michele Long tends to her angora goats on her farm in Powell Butte.
Mar 19, 2015

Having fun with fiber

by Kevin Sperl
High Desert Wool Growers to host 18th annual Fiber Market Day Michel Long and her husband Gary moved to Powell Butte from Tucson, Ariz. five years ago, purchasing a 15-acre farm in Powell Butte…
KEVIN SPERL - Sheena York, marketing coordinator for Room 1868, stands in the restored space at 152 N.W. Fourth St.
Mar 19, 2015

Room 1868

by Kevin Sperl
This historic part of Prineville has been the location of the Post Office, Ochoco Creamery, and the Crook County Courthouse The building at 152 N.W. Fourth Street boasts original wooden beams…
JASON CHANEY - Bowman Museum volunteer David Hale looks at microfilm containing version of the Central Oregonian.
Mar 16, 2015

From film to digital

by Jason Chaney
Bowman Museum converting its newspaper archives In a single drawer in one of its research rooms, the Bowman Museum keeps a collection of Central Oregonian newspapers dating back to the late…
JASON CHANEY - Crook County Parks & Recreation Coordinator Kristen Masten hopes to launch some new programs at several local parks, including Ochoco Creek Park, where she paused for this photo.
Mar 12, 2015

Expanding recreation

by Jason Chaney
Department seeking coaches and instructors to support new programs Crook County Parks & Recreation District has a long history of offering a variety of classes or programs, from babysitter…
JASON CHANEY - One Way Inc. owner Bill Cooper is ready to head out to the next flooring job. He is celebrating 20 years in business in Prineville.
Mar 12, 2015

One Way to care for your flooring needs

by Jason Chaney
For the past 20 years, One Way Inc. owner Bill Cooper has completed a variety of floor care projects Bill Cooper began his career in floor care about 35 years ago when he completed a job at…
KEVIN SPERL - The Crook County Middle School Math Team captured the team title at last weekend's regional Mathcounts.org competition in Redmond.  Front row from left are: Christiana Simpson, Josie Graydon, Olivia Cooper, and Hazel Hoffman. Back row from left are: Jenna Porter, Cayden Lowenbach, and Caitlyn Simpson. Team members Jaycee Jacobson and Casey Tunison were not present for the photograph.  The team moves on to the state competition in Corvallis this weekend.
Mar 09, 2015

A formula for success

by Kevin Sperl
Middle School Math Team earns spot in state finals this weekend Solve the following problem and you just may be as smart as an eighth-grader – “how many distinct cubes are there with two faces…




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