Riding to help others

Riding to help others

Prineville women of the GOBRA organization provide medical equipment for those in need They call...

Calling all senior anglers

Calling all senior anglers

Ochoco National Forest staff will once again offer the Senior Fishing Derby at Walton Lake...

Some businesses up, others down because of drought

Some businesses up, others down because of drought

Prineville Reservoir Resort is suffering revenue losses this season The continuing drought that...

Wings and wheels

Wings and wheels

The Prineville-Crook County Airport is hosting its annual Fly-In for the fourth straight year In...


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PHOTO COURTESY OF MAGIC CAPTURES PHOTOGRAPHY - Stryder Doescher, above at a recent Crook County Little League game that he was invited to play in, will be the recipient of all proceeds raised at the Pit Master Grill Contest.
July 17, 2015

Grilling for a cause

by Steve Kadel
Pit Master Grill Contest to help pay Stryder Doescher's medical expenses Would-be chefs from the local area will put their talents on the line Saturday, July 25, during the first Pit Master…
STEVE KADEL - The joy of fishing is reflected in Kaylee De Cosse's face as she shows off the fish those in her boat caught Sunday morning during a fishing outing for children held at Prineville Reservoir State Park.
July 17, 2015

Catching a Special Thrill

by Steve Kadel
Special needs kids treated to fishing, barbecue at Prineville Reservoir as part of CAST event Eight-year-old Kaylee De Cosse couldn’t have been more proud Sunday as she held up a string of fish…
STEVE KADEL - Kelly Case, owner of Prineville Landscape Materials and Nursery, added Stihl products and other lines after acquiring Ochoco Outdoor Power Equipment.
July 17, 2015

Prineville Landscape acquires Ochoco Outdoor inventory

by Steve Kadel
Expansion adds Stihl, Husqvarna, Cub Cadet equipment to existing business Kelly Case isn’t afraid to take a gamble. He did it four years ago by leaving a management job with Les Schwab to open…
JASON CHANEY - Michelle Moore (left) leads Prineville Music Theater Camp participants through rehearsal of a musical number for their upcoming performance of 'Shrek Jr., The Musical.'
July 14, 2015

Setting Shrek to music

by Jason Chaney
The Prineville Music Theater Camp will perform 'Shrek Jr., The Musical' next Friday and Saturday evening at Pioneer Park At Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, young actors are entrenched in week two…
STEVE KADEL - Jessica Lay's business, The Vintage Cottage, is now in a larger space at 395 N. Main St.
July 10, 2015

Moving on up

by Steve Kadel
The Vintage Cottage relocates to larger building in downtown Prineville When Jessica Lay was a little girl, her grandfather gave her an old trunk. She filled it with all kinds of treasures,…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Crook County High School graduate Stephanie Forrester (left), with her mother, Kim, spent last week in Seaside performing and competing.
July 07, 2015

A great experience at Seaside pageant

by Jason Chaney
Local high school graduate Stephanie Forrester has fun, fields tough question, in last week's Miss Oregon pageant on the coast Crook County High School graduate Stephanie Forrester didn’t quite…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Volunteer RuthAnn McGovern helps prepare for the Fourth of July Book Sale held last year. It takes two days to get the sale ready for the public.
July 02, 2015

Selling mountains of books

by Jason Chaney
The Friends of Crook County Library organization is hosting its Fourth of July Book Sale Saturday Picture piles upon piles of books from a large assortment of genres, lengths and sizes. This is…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - John Pierson plays bagpipes at a military service at Juniper Haven Cemetery.
July 02, 2015

Honoring those who have served

by Steve Kadel
Organizing the bagpipe group helped John Pierson deal with some lingering issues of his own John Pierson saw plenty of suffering during eight years in the U.S. Air Force as a parachute combat…
LEXIE TOMBLESON - PolliAnne Grover displays the Round Robin quilt she started. Other Crook County Quilt members added the consecutive trims.
June 26, 2015

Windows to the West opening

by Lexie Tombleson
The 20th Annual Country Quilt Show of Prineville will be held this weekend at Crooked River Elementary School The Crook County Quilt Guild will present its 20th annual quilt show during Round-Up…
JASON CHANEY - WBF Signs & Prints owner Kathleen Colwell is still in the midst of renovating her new business space, but that hasn't stopped her from starting on sign orders. The business officially opens June 26.
June 26, 2015

Signs of opportunity

by Jason Chaney
Colwell purchases a local business and plans to add to it This past Friday, Kathleen Colwell, the owner of WBF Signs & Prints, was helping renovate her small business space on Northeast Fourth…

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Jun 23, 2015

Bringing Charlie Brown to town

by Lexie Tombleson
CCHS graduate Riley Larimer is organizing local stage performance for later this summer Riley Larimer graduated from Crook County High School a few weeks ago. He will be attending Cornish…
LEXIE TOMBLESON - Shawna Kelly-Wickersheim (left) and her daughter, Alyssa Colby (right) are licensed to practice midwifery in Oregon and have each attended close to 100 births.
Jun 19, 2015

Helping birth find its way back home

by Lexi
They will be adding classes on childbirth and breastfeeding in the next few months, along with a maternity and newborn clothing exchange program If one stops to think about it, giving birth in a…
JASON CHANEY - The eight students who completed the Honors Reading program at Cecil Sly Elementary pose with librarian and program facilitator Gale Clark for a photo. Pictured above are back row, left to right, Mason Calhoun, David Johnson, Kyla Seamons, and Clark; and front row, left to right, Marissa Johnson, Bailey Everest, Kylie Heitstuman, Lillian Gardner and Aspen Brown.
Jun 16, 2015

Reading for fun and for a challenge

by Jason Chaney
Eight Cecil Sly Elementary students completed the rigorous Honors Reading program The Cecil Sly Elementary Honors Reading program is not easy. Just ask the eight students who managed to complete…
JASON CHANEY - Young Life teens drag a branch to a nearby wood chipper during the work-a-thon on Saturday.
Jun 11, 2015

Winning work for camp funds

by Jason Chaney
Young Life Crook County held its third annual work-a-thon to raise money for summer camps Under beautiful sunny skies, a group of more than a dozen teens gathered Saturday at Crooked River Park.…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A shot of Pioneer Memorial Hospital under construction before opening in Prineville in 1950.
Jun 11, 2015

Pioneer Memorial celebrates 65 years

by Steve Dunn
Pioneer Memorial Hospital opened in 1950, thanks to a strong local fundraising effort In 1900, the population of Prineville was 656 people, and there were four doctors practicing medicine within…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Members of the BLM wildland firefighting crew explain to fourth-graders what they do and show them the equipment they use to extinguish fires on BLM land.
Jun 09, 2015

Learning what the BLM has to offer

by Jason Chaney
Fourth-graders from the Prineville elementary schools spent Monday and Thursday at Chimney Rock Days where they learned about the natural resources on BLM lands Panning for gold and…
JASON CHANEY - Timber Joey Webber, mascot for the Portland Timbers professional soccer team, reads 'The Underwear Book' to a delighted crowd of Crooked River Elementary School students.
Jun 05, 2015

Spreading the joy of reading

by Jason Chaney
Timber Joey Webber, mascot for the Portland Timbers professional soccer team, visits Crooked River Elementary School to read to students and stress the importance of reading Timber Joey Webber…
STEVE DUNN - County Line Coffee Company owner Ashley Yancey (center) poses for a photo with her two employees, Layne Puckett (left) and Channele Fulton (right).
Jun 05, 2015

Get your coffee fix at the County Line

by Steve Dunn
County Line Coffee Company looks forward to supporting local economy Each day as the first rays of the morning sun streak across the sky, the smell of freshly brewed coffee floats through the…
LEXIE TOMBLESON - Blake Ridgway poses for a photo with his great-grandfather Buck Harmon. Ridgway chose to do a cleanup project along Ochoco Creek recently and asked Harmon for some help.
Jun 02, 2015

Continuing to be a Riverkeeper

by Lexie Tombleson
Crooked River Elementary student Blake Ridgway chose to complete a cleanup project in Prineville Blake Ridgway is a first-grader at Crooked River Elementary School. He is also a Riverkeeper.…




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