Derby hooks anglers

Derby hooks anglers

The 18th annual event begins at 6 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at Ochoco Lake Crook County Parks and...

'99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall'

'99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall'

Dillon's Pint Club members get many perks, including extra parties, beer tasting and their very...

Wetlands groundbreaking

Wetlands groundbreaking

Groundbreaking ceremony held on Earth Day, April 22 It’s not every day that a city mayor...

Back in Time

1941: Ochoco Lumber employees strike, mill closes 100 years ago April 27, 1916 Prineville is to...

Storage unit auction to benefit Band of Brothers

Storage unit auction to benefit Band of Brothers

Donated items will be accepted each Friday in May at Juniper Canyon Storage Doing some spring...

Perk hosted by Bizzy Bees this Friday

Mid Oregon Credit Union hosts free finacial workshop Thursday Mid Oregon Credit Union will be...


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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BOWMAN MUSEUM - Mary Hutchens portrays Georgiana Pittock.
April 22, 2016

May at the Museum

by Jason Chaney
The annual lecture series held at Bowman Museum returns with a new slate of speakers and unique topics “It sort of kicks off the season of summer events in our community,” says Gordon Gillespie,…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Bob Brumagin, of Prineville, has been a member of the Central Oregon Racing Pigeons Club for 17 years and owns about 150 racing homer pigeons. The racing homer is a breed of homing pigeon that has been selectively bred for more speed and enhanced homing instinct for the sport of pigeon racing. They range in color from white to dark gray.  Above, Brumagin feeds his pigeons in their loft. In the summer, he and other racing enthusiasts race their birds from places like Silver Lake, Paisley, Lakeview and Shaniko.
April 22, 2016

Racing pigeons?

by Holly Scholz
Pigeons continue to intrigue Bob Brumagin, who has raced pigeons most of his life How do homer pigeons know how to find their way back home? “Nobody knows,” says local pigeon racer Bob Brumagin.…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Cameron Griggs, an 18-year-old Prineville resident, helped work on the first 'dream home' in Madras and attended a celebration of the new home on Friday.
April 19, 2016

Youth build for Heart of Oregon

by Lexie Tombleson
Two local students help build 'Dream Home' through Heart of Oregon Corps While many areas of the state and the nation are experiencing a housing shortage, locally, private and public agencies…


HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Joe and Amy Fitzgerald took over the 40-year-old family business last October. WW Western Wear Tack and Trailer Sales is located on the Madras Highway in Prineville. They have three children, from left, Thomas, age 5, Josey, 1, and Larry, 3.
April 19, 2016

WW Western Wear celebrates 40 years in business with new owners

by Holly Scholz
Joe and Amy Fitzgerald take over the family tack and trailer business Joe Fitzgerald is glad he got roped into the family tack and trailer business. “I like being on my own and having my own…
April 19, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Women's Christian Temperance Union meets 100 years ago April 20, 1916 Commissioner Blanchard informs us that the county has purchased a new up-to-date Ft. Wayne rock crusher for use on the…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Deanna Jacobson
April 19, 2016

Deanna Jacobson joins Prineville Police Department

by Teresa Tooley
Groundbreaking ceremony for Crooked River Wetlands this Friday The CCHS Golf team will be holding its 20th Anniversary CCHS Golf Team Benefit Tournament this Saturday, April 23. The tournament…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Powell Butte Community Charter School fourth-grader Molly Gaynor meets Jack, a 7-year-old paint horse. As part of the Ranching Storyline, Powell Butte cowboy Rocklyn Marsh brought his horse to the school Monday morning to teach the students about his life as a cowboy.
April 15, 2016

Telling the cowboy story

by Holly Scholz
Local cowboy teaches Powell Butte students the importance of caring for a horse as part of the Ranching Storyline Jack is Rocky’s best friend, so Rocky makes sure Jack is well taken care of. He…
JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Outgoing 2015 Crooked River Roundup Grand Marshal Von Thompson (left) introduces the 2016 Grand Marshals Edie and Norm Maley.
April 12, 2016

Roundup Queen Coronation

by Jason Chaney
The Fifth Annual Crooked River Roundup Kickoff Party and Queen Coronation happened Saturday evening at the Carey Foster Hall.
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Bill Remington, the owner of Bullseye Firearms in Prineville, sights in a hunting rifle at his new shop on Northwest Second Street. They encourage local sportsmen to swing by the shop and grab shooting targets before going shooting.

Bill Remington, the owner of Bullseye Firearms in Prineville, sights in a hunting rifle at his new shop on Northwest Second Street. They encourage local sportsmen to swing by the shop and grab shooting targets before going shooting.
April 12, 2016

Remingtons open gun shop

by Holly Scholz
Bullseye Firearms offers a wide selection of firearms and accessories and plan to teach classes With a last name like Remington, it had to be guns. That’s what owners of a new gun shop in town…
April 12, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Rabid dog bites owner, victim sent for treatment 100 years ago April 13, 1916 The city of Prineville is defendant in a suit filed yesterday in the circuit court in behalf of Mrs. J.M.…

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Apr 12, 2016

Fundraisers for Class of 2016 this Saturday

by Tereas Tooley
CCHS golf team preparing its 20th Annual Benefit Tournament This Saturday, April 16, there will be two fundraisers to benefit the CCHS Class of 2016 Alcohol Free, All Night Graduation Party. The…
Apr 12, 2016

CCHS classes of 1940-1959 invited to reunion

by Holly Scholz
Formerly only for classmates who graduated in the 1940s, the reunion is now open for 1950s CCHS graduates Graduates of Crook County High School from the classes of 1940 to 1959 are invited to…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Members of the Saturday Stitchers pack quilts that were donated to five local community organizations that serve the less fortunate. From left, Caran Clinard, Kathy Vaughan and Sandy Stearns.
Apr 08, 2016

Care is just a stitch away

by Holly Scholz
Saturday Stitchers donate quilts to community organizations that serve those in need Quilters tend to have big hearts. A group of volunteer quilters donated 105 quilts to local organizations…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Connie Close, the owner of Just 1 Acre, hand-milks Millie, one of her original goats. She owns 15 Nubian goats and makes soap, lotions and body butter from the milk. She also sells fresh goat milk.
Apr 08, 2016

One acre is exactly enough

by Holly Scholz
Just 1 Acre, a small, local dairy goat farm, sells fresh milk, soaps, lotions and other natural products What can a goat farmer do with just one acre? Quite a bit, according to Lorin and Connie…
JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Members of the Crook County Middle School's seventh grade choir perform 'Song for a Pirate Child,' their final number, on Wednesday morning.
Apr 08, 2016

District choir festival performers

by Jason Chaney
Crook County High School hosted the Tri Valley League and Central Oregon District Choir festivals on Tuesday and Wednesday. The events showcased Crook County High School’s Women’s Chorale and…
Apr 05, 2016

From the garden to the dinner table

by Lexie Tombleson
Sessions will cover the basics of gardening to help people make healthy meals If you’re interested in growing a lot of your own food this summer, there is a six-week class being offered at no…
HOLLY SCHOLZ - Nicole Acord, a cook at Regency Village at Prineville, serves coffee to residents Dorothy Smith (left) and Lorette Jacobsen. The local assisted living facility recently changed its name from Ochoco Village Assisted Living and was recognized in the top 1 percent of the nation's senior living facilities.
Apr 05, 2016

Local senior facility honored as one of the nation's best

by Holly Scholz
Ochoco Village unveils its new name as Regency Village at Prineville Not only has Ochoco Village Assisted Living recently changed its name to Regency Village at Prineville, the local retirement…
Apr 05, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Flying club's plane destroyed by fire 100 years ago April 6, 1916 The National Highway map of the United States, which has just been issued and a copy of which was received yesterday by…
Apr 05, 2016

Urban Hillbilly Salon is in a new location

by Teresa Tooley
Sunset Pool & Spa is having a client appreciation party this Saturday The 2016 Crooked River Roundup Kickoff & Queen Coronation dinner will be held this Saturday, April 9, at Carey Foster Hall…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL€ˆOREGONIAN - Young chefs in Macy Hagensee's Foods 2 culinary class at Crook County High School prepared omelets for breakfast earlier this week. The students will present their Spring Forward Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, April 8 in the CCHS art room. Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advanced. Pictured are sophomores Dallin Simpson (left) and Cole Hakki.
Apr 01, 2016

Springing forward in seven courses

by Holly Scholz
Annual CCHS Culinary Arts fundraiser will help the student chefs attend a competition in Bend next month Hungry for a meal of braised breast of veal? How about roulade of duck? Young chefs will…