Selling mountains of books

Selling mountains of books

The Friends of Crook County Library organization is hosting its Fourth of July Book Sale Saturday...

Honoring those who have served

Honoring those who have served

Organizing the bagpipe group helped John Pierson deal with some lingering issues of his own John...

Windows to the West opening

Windows to the West opening

The 20th Annual Country Quilt Show of Prineville will be held this weekend at Crooked River...

Signs of opportunity

Signs of opportunity

Colwell purchases a local business and plans to add to it This past Friday, Kathleen Colwell,...


Prineville's Features

June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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).
June 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.
June 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.…
TERESA TOOLEY - Arline Joyce, president of the Soroptimist Club of Prineville, presented awards to the scholarship recipients at their weekly Tuesday luncheon. Pictured left to right are Joyce, Haleigh Cook, Professional Technical Award; Emily Kreachbaum, Scholarship Award; Kayla Hamilton, Scholarship Award; and Karli Tooley, Fay Bentley Memorial Scholarship. The Dine for Scholar Dollars event is one of several fundraisers held throughout the year.
May 29, 2015

Raising money to reward students

by Jason Chaney
The Prineville Soroptimists are hosting the Dine for Scholar Dollars event on Friday Every year, the Soroptimist International of Prineville organization awards thousands of dollars in college…

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JASON CHANEY - Ochoco Brewing Company owner Joe Barker shows a beer growler with the new name and logo after the recent name change for the business.
May 29, 2015

Brewing up a name change

by Jason Chaney
Solstice changes its name to Ochoco Brewing Company, celebrates with a launch party For the past four years, Solstice Brewing Company has been the name residents have associated with…
JASON CHANEY - Prineville Mayor Betty Roppe looks over the posters submitted by Cecil Sly Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders for the 'If I Were Mayor' contest.
May 26, 2015

Winning mayor plans

by Jason Chaney
Cecil Sly Elementary fourth-grader Cameron McNeill winner of the 'If I Were Mayor' contest Seventeen local youth from Cecil Sly Elementary and Crook County Kids Club recently answered the…
JASON CHANEY - Sally Burger will perform two piano duets with Win Seley at the Veterans Tribute concert.
May 26, 2015

Honoring veterans through music

by Jason Chaney
The public is invited to attend a Tribute to the Veterans concert this coming Sunday On Memorial Day Weekend, people nationwide take time to remember the men and women who have paid the ultimate…
KEVIN SPERL - Owners Brett (above) and Cheyenne Edgerly have purchased the Prineville Funeral Home, restoring the business as a locally-owned, family enterprise.
May 26, 2015

Edgerly purchases local business and returns 'home'

by Kevin Sperl
Prineville Funeral Home is once again, locally owned, operated, and part of the Prineville community that Edgerly loves Brett Edgerly returned to Prineville with his wife and five children last…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Ochoco Players makes a comeback with the upcoming performance of 'The Express Line' this Friday and Saturday.
May 15, 2015

Theater Revived!

by Kevin Sperl
Community Theater returns to the public library this Friday and Saturday Everyone who has ever grocery shopped has encountered that one shopper who enters the express line with more items than…
JASON CHANEY - The staff of Crook County Properties takes time out of the work day for a photo on the steps of their Northeast Third Street office. Pictured left to right are Mike Warren Jr., Tracy Martinez, Barbara Warren, and Mike Warren Sr.
May 15, 2015

Meeting property needs in Crook County for 30 years

by Jason Chaney
They have always concentrated on meeting the individual needs of those who have chosen to do business with them at Crook County Properties After owning and operating Crook County Properties for…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Crook County High School Athletic Director Rob Bonner, left, Robberson Ford General Manager Joe MItchell, and Booster Club President Joe Becker announce that they have collaborated to bring a new scoreboard to the school's baseball field.
May 12, 2015

Keeping Score!

by Kevin Sperl
Local business-school partnership results in a new scoreboard for Crook County High School There have been a few baseball games at Pimentel Field, home of the Crook County High School Cowboy…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Prineville's Stephanie Forrester was crowned Miss Southern Gem, earning the right to compete in the upcoming Miss Oregon pageant
May 08, 2015

Hoping to be Miss Oregon

by Kevin Sperl
Stephanie Forrester will compete in the upcoming Miss Oregon pageant in June in Seaside To the casual observer, beauty pageants seem to be all about appearances and swimsuit and evening gown…
JASON CHANEY - Secure Storage co-owner Marcus Walker shows off the RV storage portion of the Prineville facility. The business, located off of Peters Road, is scheduled to open July 1.
May 08, 2015

Secure Storage on schedule to open in July

by Jason Chaney
Secure Storage is located in five locations statewide While much of the work at Woodgrain Millwork came to a halt this past fall, another business had just gotten started across the street.…




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