Speaking of compelling topics

Speaking of compelling topics

The Saunders Memorial Lecture Series has returned to Bowman Museum for the month Last Thursday...

For the love of dance

For the love of dance

After dancing at the studio as kids, Mica Stafford and Rita McClellan become the new owners of ...

One last caring gesture

One last caring gesture

After dedicating nearly 30 years of her life to Larsen Learning Center, Sue Phillips donated...

Fortune 500 company offering services in Prineville

Fortune 500 company offering services in Prineville

As an independent Aflac agent, Talsma runs the business from his home office Prineville resident...

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - KTVZ weatherman Bob Shaw, left, who served as a grand marshal of the Humane Society event, is seen riding in a golf cart with Meadow Lakes Golf Course Marshal Jim Richards.
September 29, 2015

Golfing for cats and dogs

by Holly Scholz
The Humane Society of the Ochocos raised $23,000 at its second annual golf tournament The Humane Society of the Ochocos hosted its second annual golf tournament, dinner and benefit auction on…
JASON CHANEY - Kairos Ranch Pizza owners Jeff (right) and Meg (center) Vosgien sit at one of their tables with employee and son Brian.
September 25, 2015

Blending Italian cuisine with local ranch culture

by Jason Chaney
Jeff and Meg Vosgien opened Kairos Ranch Pizza this past June with the aim of providing a good product at an affordable price One night, before he ever moved to Prineville from Albany, Kairos…
LEXIE TOMBLESON - Last Friday, the Make It Fridays group completed a project in the style of abstract artist Jackson Pollock.
September 22, 2015

Make it on Friday at the local library

by Lexie Tombleson
Every second and fourth Friday, children can go to the library to exercise their creativity at Make It Fridays What if your child could be “creative” in a space other than your living room? The…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Powell Butte Community Center, pictured above, will provide the venue for the Fall Mini-Fest.
September 18, 2015

Showcasing a community center and a new season

by Lexie Tombleson
The Fall Mini-Fest will be held at the Powell Butte Community Center this weekend In Portland, Pioneer Courthouse Square is referred to as “the city’s living room.” In Powell Butte, that…
JASON CHANEY - Ray's Food Place manager Walt Blind sets at one of the new tables in the deli portion of the store. Each table features an historic photo provided by Bowman Museum.
September 18, 2015

Ray's Food Place gets a facelift

by Jason Chaney
Ray's Food Place will be holding a grand re-opening throughout this upcoming weekend The new flooring has probably gotten the most attention so far, but it is not the only upgrade at Ray’s Food…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The POW/MIA ceremony is held each year at the war memorial at Ochoco Creek Park. Pictured in a previous ceremony left to right are Paul Hoberg, John Reish, Sid Carter and James Clapperton.
September 15, 2015

Honoring and remembering missing military veterans

by Jason Chaney
The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary are hosting a POW/MIA ceremony next weekend A primary goal of the American Legion and American Legion Aux-iliary is to recover the remains of…
JASON CHANEY - Jeff and Alicia Burlington opened Burlington Mattress Gallery in January of this year. Making this a family business, they are joined by their sons, from left, Brandon and Brentt. Jeff, second from right, and Alicia hope to expand the business to include another 800 square feet of space at some point in the future.
September 11, 2015

Better sleep starts here

by Jason Chaney
Owners excited about keeping business local and being a part of the community Jeff Burlington is no stranger to the bed store industry. For nearly two decades he worked in the Central Oregon…
LEXIE TOMBLESON - Marles Vizenor (left) and Janet Eby (right) are the founders of the annual women's softball charity fundraising tournament for the local For the Children foundation.
September 09, 2015

Playing for the children

by Lexie Tombleson
Annual softball tournament raises funds for a local child abuse prevention organization For more than 30 years, Prineville has had a women’s summer softball program. For almost that long, it has…
JASON CHANEY - Sally Burger shows off her harp, one of many instruments that occupy her Prineville Music Studio business, located in the basement of her childhood home.
September 04, 2015

Making music happen

by Jason Chaney
Sally Burger's love and passion for music prompted her to open Prineville Music Studio 25 years ago Sally Burger began studying piano at the age of 9 and early on developed a love of music. That…
LEXIE TOMBLESON - James Jones rehearses for his role as Snoopy.
September 01, 2015

The Peanuts gang hitting the stage

by Lexie Tombleson
'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' the musical will take place this weekend While the rest of us have been doing more traditional summer activities these past eight weeks or so, Runaway Stage…

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JASON CHANEY - Fair Feed and Supply owner Dan Severance (right) takes time out of his work day for a photo with employees Joey Combee (left) and Jake Keys. The business celebrated its 15th anniversary this month.
Sep 01, 2015

Family-owned feed store celebrates 15 years in business

by Jason Chaney
Fair Feed proudly serves Crook County ranchers and pet owners Dan Severance knows a thing or two about what people need in a feed store. “I had been on a ranch until 1990,” he recalls. “I know…
Aug 25, 2015

Prineville history book hits shelves

by Jane Stelle
'Dead Line' takes readers into the region's range issues during early 1900s Attention book worms and local history buffs: 1903-era Prineville and its environs are featured in a new novel by…
LON AUSTIN - Jaz Wallace-Petty (left), Kylee Knight (center) and Kindle Weatherman (right) sit in the bleachers, waiting to return to the dodgeball game after being knocked out earlier in the competition. The club has been averaging about 40 kids per day during the summer months.
Aug 21, 2015

Summer clubbing

by Lexie Tombleson
The Crook County Kids Club provides local children with a variety of activities to enjoy while school is out Most of us can remember saying to our parents, “I’m bored!” at some point during our…
LON AUSTIN - Members of the Bizzy Bees Flowers and Gifts staff take time out from creating an arrangement to pose for a photo. Pictured above are owners Felicia Sumner (left) and Mandy Cordiner (right) and manager Danielle Hedges.
Aug 21, 2015

Flower shop blossoms

by Jason Chaney
The owners of Juniper Ridge Funeral Home have branched out to open Bizzy Bees Flowers and Gifts When Felicia Sumner first opened Juniper Ridge Funeral Home with friend Mandy Cordiner, she had…
RAMONA MCCALLISTER - Dave Franke, once a prominent builder in the region, lost his way primarily due to alcoholism. His rise and fall, and struggle to piece his life back together, is chronicled in the latest Rick Steber book, 'A Better Man.'
Aug 18, 2015

'A Better Man' and his journey

by Ramona McCallister
Steber's latest book topic: the success and battles of a Powell Butte man The story began with two men who shared the comradery of their favorite game of basketball. “We were playing together,…
Aug 11, 2015

Prineville is now home to Buckstop Truckware

by Steve Kadel
Location at Baldwin Industrial Park lured the company to Prineville A Prineville company that sells heavy duty bumpers has steadily increased its markets nationwide and in Canada. Buckstop…
JASON CHENEY CENTRAL OREGONIAN - CCPRD Recreation Coordinator Kristen Masten pauses for a photo in front of the sand volleyball court at Crooked River Park. The court will be flooded with water for a mud volleyball tournament fundraiser next Saturday.
Aug 11, 2015

Playing in the mud

by Jason Chaney
Crook County Parks and Recreation is hosting a mud volleyball tournament fundraiser next weekend Every year, the Crook County Parks and Recreation District hosts a fundraiser to bolster its…

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