An Optimal purchase

An Optimal purchase

Dr. Scot Burgess, of Optimal Orthodontics, takes over Burnside Orthodontics offices Dr. Scot...

Celebrating Holy Week

Celebrating Holy Week

Church to hold festival in honor of Holy Week in advance of Easter This Sunday, bounce houses...

Hard work adds up to  mathematical success

Hard work adds up to mathematical success

Middle school math team places eighth at the recent state competition held in Corvallis Crook...

Room 1868

Room 1868

This historic part of Prineville has been the location of the Post Office, Ochoco Creamery, and...


Prineville's Features

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…
KEVIN SPERL - High Desert Wool Growers Chair Michele Long tends to her angora goats on her farm in Powell Butte.
March 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…
JASON CHANEY - Bowman Museum volunteer David Hale looks at microfilm containing version of the Central Oregonian.
March 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.
March 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.
March 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.
March 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…
Photo Credit: PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY KATIE AHERN - Bonnie Hall, a Nutrition Education Volunteer, hosts an event at the Redmond St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Crook County volunteers would host similar events in Prineville.
March 05, 2015

Nutrition Education Volunteers help residents lead healthy lives

by Jason Chaney
Volunteers sought to help people prepare healthier meals For those concerned about the eating and grocery shopping habits of local residents, becoming a Nutrition Education Volunteer might be a…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Grassmasters founders Todd Abraham (left) and sister Tracy Abraham (middle) pose for a photo with employee Lance Brown in front of one of their company trucks.
March 05, 2015

15 years of mastering lawn care and more

by Jason Chaney
Starting with a staff of two and a single trailer, Grassmasters enjoys steady growth Siblings and lifelong Prineville natives Tracy and Todd Abraham had always wanted to own a business and work…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Marco Flores takes on the role of 'Egeon of Syracuse' for the Crook County High School's production of Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors.'
March 02, 2015

Mishaps and madness

by Kevin Sperl
CCHS Drama sutdents will perform 'The Comedy of Errors' Crook County High School drama teacher Anita Hoffman gathered the cast of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” on Monday and asked them,…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Prineville Summer Music and Theater Camp members perform at Pioneer Park.
March 02, 2015

Throwing a party with a cause

by Kevin Sperl
The Prineville Summer Music and Theater Camp will perform at Lutheran Community Services fundraiser winter gala Lutheran Community Services and the Prineville Summer Music and Theater Camp will…

Don't miss the local news

Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Fourth-graders Brooklyn Wood and Cal Pickhardt run laps last Wednesday as part of Crooked River Elementary School's Cougar Running Club.
Feb 26, 2015

Running like a Cougar

by Kevin Sperl
Twice each week, students run laps around the school property logging impressive mileage When Crooked River Elementary fourth-grader Damin Spry finished running his latest quarter-mile lap…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Riley Larimer and Jayana Hinkle rehearse their scene after learning they have advanced to the state theater competition in April.
Feb 26, 2015

Two local teens act their way to state

by Kevin Sperl
Riley Larimer and Jayana Hinkle draw on life experiences to bring winning emotions to the stage The performance by Riley Larimer and Jayana Hinkle at the recently-held Oregon Thespian Regional…
Feb 26, 2015

Accepting Amazing Kid nominations

by Teresa Tooley
Gordon Gillespie from the Bowman Museum will be the guest speaker at "What's Brewing" this Wednesday The Central Oregonian is asking the community for nominations of boys and girls from Crook…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF RENEE MOSS - Tonya Berry and Cody Blankenship perform 'Where, Oh Where, Are You Tonight?' during last year's follies.
Feb 20, 2015

Follies fund arts education

by Kevin Sperl
Theater boosters award over $3,000 in scholarships; event Feb. 27-28 The Prineville Music and Theater Boosters will present the 38th Annual Prineville Follies next weekend, raising money for…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Prineville Eagles Auxiliary members are teaming up to host a fundraiser to help the family of fellow Eagle sister Bobbi Asher who has been hospitalized at OHSU with an aggressive cancer. Pictured left to right are Marilyn Beattese, Bobbi Hornbeck, Sharron Loney, Val York, Elaine York, and Ann Hill.
Feb 17, 2015

Bundles of love

by Jason Chaney
Longtime Eagles member Bobbi Asher is fighting cancer When Prineville Eagles Auxiliary treasurer Marilyn Beattese thinks of member Barbara “Bobbi” Asher, she is reminded of her infectious smile.…
Feb 17, 2015

City manager to speak at What's Brewing?

by Teresa Tooley
Prineville Perk to be held at State Farm Insurance this Friday Free admission to the High Desert Museum, courtesy of Mid Oregon Credit Union, is scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 21. The “Free…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Cheyenne Young, here with her service dog Rusty, recently served as the Oregon delegate for the Pacific Northwest Section of the Society for Range Management in Sacramento, Calif.
Feb 13, 2015

Young is at her best when she is home on the range

by Kevin Sperl
Cheyenne Young represented Oregon at a national range management conference Crook County High School senior Cheyenne Young recently served as the Oregon dDelegate for the Pacific Northwest…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - When not brewing coffee for her customers at Starbucks, Tami Wood is preparing for her auditon on The Voice.
Feb 10, 2015

A musical barista

by Kevin Sperl
Family helps Tami Wood head to Chicago to audition for The Voice Tami Wood is planning a week-long trip to Chicago where she will have 30-seconds to make a first-impression on the producers of…
Feb 10, 2015

Don't forget your valentine this Saturday

by Teresa Tooley
Temptations Boutique to host Prineville Perk Last week, I turned another year older. As one friend posted on my Facebook, “It is scientifically proven that people who have more birthdays live…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Crystal Crider with her husband, Robert, and two of their children Nicholas, 5, left, and Kory, 8.
Feb 06, 2015

Living life one day at a time

by Kevin Sperl
Crystal Crider is being treated for breast, liver, bone, and brain cancer Crystal Crider was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. Residing in Merced, Calif., at the time, Crider underwent…




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