New wheels for Stryder

New wheels for Stryder

The Crook County Rodders plans a benefit event on Oct. 1 to raise money for a local child's...

Finding funds for senior center repairs

Finding funds for senior center repairs

Grant sought to repair facility that provides exercise and social opportunities for local seniors...

Welcoming autumn, Powell Butte style

Welcoming autumn, Powell Butte style

The Second Annual Fall Mini-Fest, a fundraiser for the Powell Butte Community Center, brings arts...

Outfitting the country folk

Outfitting the country folk

Kami Dunlap opens Country Life Reride, offering new and used home decor, clothing and tack in her...

Walking for Life in Prineville

Walking for Life in Prineville

Walk for Life happens Oct. 1 at Ochoco Creek Park as a benefit for the Pregnancy Resource Centers...

Jamming to old-time favorites

Jamming to old-time favorites

Country Music Gathering brings Fiddlers to town The Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers Association hosted...

A hometown veterinarian

A hometown veterinarian

HomeTown Animal Hospital hosts an open house this Friday evening in their new clinic Have you...

Top-ranked NJROTC

Top-ranked NJROTC

CCHS NJROTC members score highest in the Northwest on the Navy's National Academic Exam The...


Prineville's Features

September 20, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Five fastest local cars to race at Crook County Fair 100 years ago September 21, 1916 How would you like to have a new 1917 model Ford touring car presented to you without cost? Just get…
September 20, 2016

Thelma's Place to host Prineville Perk Friday

by Teresa Tooley
Quilters expo to be held at Portland Expo Center starting this Thursday There will be a community welcome for John Bishop on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The welcome will be held at…
September 13, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Ladies Annex begins fund for proposed enclosed swimming pool 100 years ago September 14, 1916 The fund for the proposed natatorium (an enclosed swimming pool) will be started tomorrow…


CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Coral West
September 13, 2016

Friends of the Library to hold a book sale

by Teresa Tooley
Evans, Bartlett & Higbe CPA's, LLP to host Prineville Perk this Friday The Annual Humane Society of the Ochoco Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Meadow Lakes Golf Course. For…
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARTY GIOVANNINI - Jenna Porter, who recently completed eighth grade at Crook County Middle School, traveled to the Oregon State Fair in Salem last Saturday to compete in the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship. She earned third place in the sixth through eighth grade division, scoring $25 and a framed certificate.
September 09, 2016

Can you spell state recognition?

by Holly Scholz
Jenna Porter earns third place at the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship Saturday was an a-u-s-p-i-c-i-o-u-s day for spelling at the Oregon State Fair. Can you spell abysmal? How about…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A Powell Butte farmer cuts his hay in early September. Hay prices were down this season.
September 09, 2016

Prices drop for crops and beef

by Holly Scholz
A good growing season but low prices make for an 'interesting' year for local farmers and ranchers Plentiful water, no disease or insect problems, a long growing season, but very low prices have…
September 06, 2016

Going once, going twice

by Holly Scholz
A Sept. 14 auction of household items benefits the prizes and decorations fund at the local senior center Don’t you just love the thrill of winning a bid? How about the good feeling you get when…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Bex Construction changed the look of the front of the Central Oregonian's warehouse by adding siding, sheet metal and fresh paint to give it character and compliment the neighboring newspaper office.
September 06, 2016

An eyesore gets a facelift

by Holly Scholz
Bex Construction freshens up the 106-year-old Central Oregonian warehouse on Main Street Anyone who has driven north on Main Street during the last month has probably noticed some construction…
September 06, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1966: Clear Pine Mouldings plans to expand operations 100 years ago September 7, 1916 The first annual meeting of the Central Oregon Editorial Association will be held in Prineville on September…
September 06, 2016

Another scam for donations hits Central Oregon

by Teresa Tooley
Cougar Cuts to host Perk on Friday The Crook County Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of new Executive Director, Daleena Green. Daleena’s professional experience has been in the…

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HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Pictured back row left to right: Local St. Vincent de Paul President Jim Rodosevich, High Desert Livestock 4-H Club Vice President Jenny McKinnon, and club President Jace England. Front row: Jacob McKinnon and Joann McKinnon. The 4-H club donated half a beef to the local food bank as part of their Meating a Need community service project.
Sep 02, 2016

'Meating' a need

by Holly Scholz
High Desert Livestock 4-H Club donates 250 pounds of beef to the food bank as a way of giving back to the community Bob helped fill a need in the community. Members of the High Desert Livestock…
PHOTO COURTESY OF D.C. AND PAM LUNDY - Pam Lundy sits beside the pastor's wife, Phylis, and with her daughter, Favor Pamela, who is named after Pam. They had just finished the medical clinic and were about to enjoy a festival meal of beans and rice. Everyone was sitting under the shade of a large tree, waiting for the meal to be served.
Sep 02, 2016

The Lord's helping hands

by Holly Scholz
D.C. and Pam Lundy, of Powell Butte, plan a Sept. 17 sponsorship event to support K & K Primary School in eastern Uganda A retired teacher and a retired nurse who both love children and have a…
Sep 02, 2016

Skate park project complete

by Holly Scholz
Shelly Phillips prepares to cut the ribbon celebrating the completion of the resurfaced Crook County Skate Park during a ceremony on Wednesday evening. Phillips is on the Cohort 3 Legal and…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Prineville resident Daniel Keffer works to lift a 182-pound ball over a bar in the stones over bar competition, which was held at the conclusion of Saturday's Highland Games. The games were put on by the Bald Mountain Knuckle Draggers from Mountain Home, Idaho.
Aug 30, 2016

Feats of strength

by Lon Austin
Contestants from throughout the Northwest competed Saturday at Crooked River Park in the annual Highland Games. The games, which are primarily feats of strength, are open to both men and women…
Aug 30, 2016

Off to a good start

by Lexie Tombleson
Cathy Fall opens Smaller Scholars, a preschool and daycare, in Prineville Cathy Sundet Fall has started a new business in Prineville, one that is of vital interest to parents of children aged 2…
Aug 30, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1966: Fire destroys Ochoco Inn and 13 businesses 100 years ago August 31, 1916 The Crook County Union Sunday School Convention will be held in Prineville September 9 and 10. The convention will…
Aug 30, 2016

Redemption House to host Perk on Friday

by Teresa Tooley
Last Picnic in the Park for the season this Wednesday As the first day of school approaches, the Central Oregonian would like to remind the community to watch for students in crosswalks and to…
HOLLY SCHOLZ - Workers from Dreamland Skatepark, a Lincoln City-based company that specializes in building skate parks, placed rebar and poured concrete in the local park. Additionally, they anchored the front edges of the ramps to the concrete so they won't move, allowing for smoother transitions.
Aug 26, 2016

Approaching the finish line

by Holly Scholz
A ribbon cutting at the resurfaced Crook County Skate Park is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 Whew. That was a lot of work. That’s what members of a group of local leaders who helped…
PHOTO COURTESY OF TRAVIS HOLMAN - Darlene Henderson started the Central Oregon Trail Alliance Crook County Chapter in 2013 and was instrumental in creating the Lower 66 bike trail system and the Prineville Bike Park. This photo was taken during the ribbon cutting for the Lower 66. Henderson, who just turned 60, raced in the Ochoco Gravel Roubaix last Saturday.
Aug 26, 2016

On a roll

by Holly Scholz
Prineville's Darlene Henderson celebrates the big 6-0 on two wheels Darlene Henderson celebrated her 60th birthday by riding her gravel bike 45 miles through the forest during the Ochoco Gravel…
Aug 23, 2016

A new era for an old school

by Holly Scholz
Although construction was by no means complete on the new Crooked River Elementary, the Crook County School District hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday evening, drawing…