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Not your ordinary reading camp

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Computer Science added to curriculum

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November 25, 2014

Kiwanis Annual See's Candies trailer now open

by Teresa Tooley
Mid Oregon Credit Union is making a real difference in our community with Holiday Dough Fund The Central Oregonian will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28, so that we can spend time…
November 18, 2014

Giving thanks by giving back to Crook County

by Teresa Tooley
Crook County High School culinary students baked cookies recently for NeighborImpact fundraiser The Crook County Kids Club will be hosting its Seventh Annual Thanksgiving Dinner this Thursday,…
November 11, 2014

It's tee time for Chet Petersen

by Teresa Tooley
Conceal carry permit class being held at Meadow Lakes Golf Course It is official, Chet Petersen has retired and is playing golf these days. But no worries, Adam Kraus and Kathy Watson are still…
November 04, 2014

Jason Carr to speak at 'What's Brewing?'

by Teresa Tooley
Crook County Landfill holding a free household hazardous waste collection Saturday No need to wait until Black Friday to start getting your Christmas shopping started, not when Christmas is…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Crook County High School Culinary Instructor Macy Hagensee helps Lisa Toledoa, left, Vanessa Smith and Kelsey Warbus calibrate their scale before measuring flour in class last week.
October 31, 2014

For the love of cooking

by Kevin Sperl
The Crook County High School culinary team will be serving a seven-course dinner as a fundraiser for further competitions Crook County High School Culinary Instructor Macy Hagensee rules over…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Seth Bouris, left, and Maddie Kasberger plant willow saplings along Ochoco Creek helping to restore the riparian area disturbed by the installation of utility lines for the new hospital along Combs Flat Road.
October 28, 2014

Lessons learned in an outdoor classroom

by Kevin Sperl
A CCHS Natural Resources Education class paired with the Crooked River Watershed Council to restore banks of Ochoco Creek disturbed by utility line installation The banks of Ochoco Creek,…
October 28, 2014

Chamber to host perk this week

by Teresa Tooley
The Prineville Volunteer Fire Company holding Nightmare on 4th Street haunted house While attending the Crook County Homecoming Assembly this past Friday, the person sitting next to me was going…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Mic Tipitino will perform at the Bowman Museum on Saturday at 6p.m. as SMART celebrates its 22nd year of turning children into lifelong readers.
October 24, 2014

Creating lifelong readers

by Kevin Sperl
The Bowman Museum is hosting an event this Saturday to mark the 22nd anniversary of the SMART program in Oregon On Saturday, SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) celebrates its 22nd year in…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Ochoco Elementary School second-grade teacher Cheryl Martucci works with Tylar Law during class.
October 21, 2014

Improving education

by Kevin Sperl
Ochoco Elementary will use the $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank to purchase iPads for second-grade teachers to introduce technology to their students For the third year in a row, Ochoco…
October 21, 2014

Civil War time at Amerititle

by Teresa Tooley
2015 Facebook Prineville Data Center Community Action Grants applications now being accepted Mid Oregon Credit Union was honored at the recent Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) annual…

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Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - COTAs Crook County Chapter Representative Darlene Henderson talks with Scott and Bekah Kuyper during an open house kicking off a fund raising effort to build a bike park in Prineville.
Oct 17, 2014

Building a bike park

by Kevin Sperl
The Central Oregon Trail Alliance kicks off a fundraising effort for a new city bike park On Wednesday night, the Central Oregon Trail Alliance’s Crook County Chapter, in partnership with the…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - This quilt created by Shari Smith, receiving clerk at Prineville Ray's Food Place (left), is on display at the local store. Pictured is Smith and Lisa Connell, Prineville Ray's Food Place assistant manager.
Oct 14, 2014

Raising awareness

by Jason Chaney
Ray's Food Place employee Shari Smith made a quilt that will be raffled off this month to raise money for breast cancer research October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many…
Oct 14, 2014

NeighborImpact, a great place to work

by Teresa Tooley
Lindsey Rodgers, CPA, graduates from Oregon State University and joins local accountancy October is Cancer Awareness and Research month and Ray's Food Place is doing a “round up” promotion at…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Will Bean, St. Charles Health Clinical Educator, demonstrates compression techniques to freshmen Max Wiles and Tucker Shores during the Crook County High School career fair.
Oct 10, 2014

Career connections

by Kevin Sperl
CCHS held a career fair on Tuesday, giving students the opportunity to connect with local businesses Crook County High School Senior Brooke Dyer remembers spending a lot of time with her…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Kim Herber, the 4-H Program Coordinator with the OSU Crook County Extension Service, poses with a sign made by the Under the Clover 4-H Club.
Oct 07, 2014

It's not just about the fair

by Kevin Sperl
4-H has a wide variety of year-round activities available to participants For most people, 4-H club activities are usually associated with county fair competitions and displays of pigs, sheep,…
Oct 07, 2014

CCSO issues IRS-related scam alert

by Teresa Tooley
The Crook County Sheriff’s Office has reported that multiple citizens have been receiving phone calls from a female who said that she is with the IRS Legal Department and that a warrant has been…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL  - Travis Garner was honored as the Citizen of the Year at this years Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce banquet.
Oct 07, 2014

Citizen of the Year

by Kevin Sperl
Travis Garner was chosen by the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce board Travis Garner had an inkling as to who was going to be named Citizen of the Year. Attending the Prineville-Crook…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jane Kirkpatrick is the next scheduled speaker at Bowman Museum
Oct 07, 2014

Bowman Museum hosting lecture series

by Kevin Sperl
Next scheduled speaker is Central Oregon author Jane Kirkpatrick The Oregon Territory of 1845 was awash with political discourse — would the territory enter the union as a free or slave state?…
Photo Credit: RAMONA MCCALLISTER - Rick Steber pauses in front of the Crook County Courthouse. It is the same building where the murder trial for the shooting of Mac Griffith took place in 1964.
Oct 03, 2014

Cowboy recollections

by Ramona McCallister
Steber releases new book 'All-Around and the 13th Juror' The year was 1964, and Crook County was known as the cowboy capital of the West. The town was a mecca of tough millworkers and cowboys —…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL  - Crestview General Manager Mike OHerron walks with Princess the Cable Company Cat.
Oct 03, 2014

Return of the company cat

by Kevin Sperl
The cat went missing for months before a staff member found her Crestview Cable tells the tale of a cat that has been hanging around the office before abruptly disappearing last winter. The tale…



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