Giving back and saying thanks

Giving back and saying thanks

Crook County Kids Club will serve Thanksgiving dinner as a way to give back to the community ...

Winter strikes early

Winter strikes early

Prineville sees second-highest snowfall on record for the month of November Weather forecasts...

Winter strikes early

Winter strikes early

Treacherous driving conditions resulted in three car wrecks locally, one of which was fatal ...

Snow cause of roof collapse at Woodgrain

Snow cause of roof collapse at Woodgrain

Nobody was injured in the incident, but water, power and gas lines were damaged Friday morning,...

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November 18, 2014

CCSO gearing up for its second citizens academy

by Jason Chaney
Agency accepting applications with the hope of enrolling 15 people by Dec. 15 After enjoying a successful first outing, the Crook County Sheriff's Office is gearing up for its second citizens…
November 18, 2014

Pitching in for Santa Claus

by Jason Chaney
CCPRD is hosting its 21st Annual Santa's Workshop this Saturday Hints of the holiday season have already arrived in Prineville. The snow has flown and retail stores have set up Christmas…
November 18, 2014

Teaming up to bring history to the students

by Kevin Sperl
High school atrium space being considered for new mascot sculpture Vickie Duncan, Crook County High School’s Career, Health and Leadership teacher, had an idea to place a sculptor of a bronc and…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Casey Kaiser takes over as the executive director of the Crook County-Prineville Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 26.
November 14, 2014

Kaiser to take over at Chamber

by Kevin Sperl
The Chamber board selects Casey Kaiser as the new executive director and he'll start on Nov. 26 Casey Kaiser was a typical high school student back in 1989 when he graduated from Crook County…
November 14, 2014

What does legal pot mean for Crook County?

by Jason Chaney
Local government and law enforcement begin dealing with the impact of the upcoming law change Leading up to the November general election, local officials made no attempts to mask their disdain…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The IronHorse Lodge will resemble Little Deschutes Lodge II, in La PIne, (shown here) but feature some ranch elements as well.
November 14, 2014

Low-income senior housing project slated for IronHorse…

by Jason Chaney
Construction on IronHorse Lodge will start in April 2015 Thanks to some recent grant funding, Prineville will gain a low-income senior housing facility within the next year. Pacific Crest…
November 14, 2014

McLane elected to second House Leadership term

by Jason Chaney
Will focus on tax reform, education, and transporation Fresh off winning a third term in the Oregon House of Representatives, Republican Mike McLane was once again elected by his peers as House…
November 14, 2014

Commit the day to kicking the habit

by Kevin Sperl
Smokers are encouraged to participate in the Great American Smokeout, which takes place on Nov. 20 Since 1977, the American Cancer Society has designated the third Thursday in November as the…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY OSP - Accident east of Prineville takes mans life.
November 13, 2014

Man killed in accident east of Prineville

by Central Oregonian
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's fatal traffic crash on Highway 26 at milepost 25, east of Prineville in Crook County. On Nov. 13,…
November 11, 2014

City property auction deadline Thursday

by Jason Chaney
Four properties are being sold via a sealed bid process For the past few months, the City of Prineville has worked toward selling several properties that they no longer need in their inventory.…

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Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Several different ideas have been considered by the Downtown Revitalization Committee to visually enhance Prineville businesses and attract more visitors to the area.
Nov 11, 2014

Plans to improve downtown taking shape

by Jason Chaney
Jason Carr recently hosted a community forum in which he showed the benefits of making aesthetic and infrastructure upgrades For more than a year, City of Prineville leaders have been examining…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Eight military uniforms are part of the display at the Bowman Museum's 'Uncle Sam's Crook County Heroes' exhibit.
Nov 11, 2014

Bowman Museum exhibit pays tribute to veterans

by Kevin Sperl
Museum patrons can view the exhibit throughout the month of November Sixty-one years ago, Prineville’s Jim Roppe was aboard a four-engine bomber flying over a target in North Korea, when one of…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jeff Papke will replace eight-year councilor Dean Noyes who opted not to run for another term.
Nov 11, 2014

Jeff Papke elected to City Council position

by Jason Chaney
Plans to focus on economic growth and education for residents of all ages Jeff Papke believes the best way to affect change is to get involved. Up to this point that has included membership in…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Ballot opening board members open sealed ballots on Tuesday afternoon in the Crook County Clerk's Office as part of the vote counting process. A total of 9,156 ballots were cast in Crook County. Pictured left to right are Nancy Knoche, Fran Bristow, Ann Hill, and Mardee Carter.
Nov 07, 2014

The voters have spoken

by Jason Chaney
Crook County elects Seth Crawford to a second term and approves the Bowman Museum operating levy The Crook County voters have spoken, and while results are not official until certified, local…
Nov 07, 2014

The voters have spoken

by Jason Chaney
Local voters contradict many of the statewide ballot measure and candidate race results this general election When it came to the state and federal level races, Crook County frequently votes…
Nov 07, 2014

What events affected the election?

by Tribune staff
Personal issues impacted some races while new headlines influenced the vote throughout Oregon as well John Kitzhaber and Monica Wehby both lost votes because of personal issues during the…
Nov 07, 2014

Ways to honor our local veterans

by Jason Chaney
Many events will take place in Prineville next week in observance of Veterans Day This Veterans Day, people nationwide will once again take time to honor and thank the many men and women who…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Executive Director for Redemption House Ministries Greg Sanders stands in the common area of the newly-constructed Redemption House for Women, located adjacent to the Church of the Nazarene on East First Street.
Nov 07, 2014

Redemption House shelter opening its doors

by Kevin Sperl
Located behind Church of the Nazarene, the women-only facility can house eight people Within the next couple of weeks, Redemption House will open a new shelter, offering a capacity of 18 beds…
Nov 07, 2014

Local October weather among warmest ever

by Kevin Sperl
Prineville's temperatures for the month were 6.6 degrees higher than normal Residents of Prineville may have noticed they didn’t need to wear warmer coats this past October. According to Dennis…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Work on a sewer line extension will cause the closure of Combs Flat Road for several days later this month.
Nov 04, 2014

Combs Flat closure planned for sewer line extension

by Jason Chaney
Closure is scheduled to begin Nov. 17 and could last until Nov. 28 The City of Prineville has spent the past few weeks extending a large sewer pipe from Juniper Street to the new hospital site.…



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