Truck fire at de-icer plant injures employee

Truck fire at de-icer plant injures employee

EnviroTech truck filled with zirconium, a highly flammable substance, catches fire, spilling...

Reining in wild horse numbers

Reining in wild horse numbers

The Ochoco National Forest and Prineville BLM District face excessive wild horse populations ...

Connecting local kids and law enforcement

Connecting local kids and law enforcement

Local residents starting High 5 for Kids program that will provide gift certificates to kids...

Spring Fling draws a nostalgic crowd

Spring Fling draws a nostalgic crowd

PTC sponsors the final race and carnival-style event at the original Crooked River Elementary ...

Habitat Re-Store to stay open under new name

Habitat Re-Store to stay open under new name

Local couple forms new nonprofit to keep facility available to local residents When Bend Area...

New Cecil Sly traffic plan is a go

New Cecil Sly traffic plan is a go

Remaining school bond funds go to Cecil Sly and Crooked River First Street projects Remodeling...

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May 27, 2016

Opioid epidemic escalating in Crook County

by Jason Chaney
Heroin making a big comeback locally during the past four years Opioid abuse has seized the attention of federal leaders as addiction to heroin and other opiates has escalated in recent years.…
May 27, 2016

Millican Road repairs set to begin this summer

by Jason Chaney
County funds the $7 million project with help from federal and state partners A nearly 16-mile stretch of Millican Road will receive a long-awaited upgrade this summer thanks to partnerships of…
May 24, 2016

County to hire youth tobacco liaison

by Jason Chaney
Part-time worker would network in schools and coordinate tobacco prevention projects In the ongoing battle to curb youth tobacco use, it helps to have a teen on the front line. Kris Williams…


May 24, 2016

Local students turning the page to the next big adventure

by Jason Chaney
Four former Crook County High School NJROTC students are graduating from college this year and will soon begin military service When Russ Robison first got word that a former CCHS NJROTC student…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Some Oregon businesses could be hit with more taxes under an initiative that will be on the November general election ballot. A state analysis of the initiative found that it could raise about $6 billion for state budgets, but might 'dampen' employment and growth around the state.
May 23, 2016

State business tax plan would raise billions, but could 'dampen'…

by Paris Achen
SALEM — A proposed tax on the sales of large businesses would generate more than $6 billion in biennial state revenue starting in 2017-19, but it also would slow income, employment and…
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May 23, 2016

Owyhee Canyonlands supporters, opponents face off in Salem…

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Advocates and opponents of a proposed 2.5 million-acre national monument in Eastern Oregon tried to enlist the support of state lawmakers during a recent legislative hearing. The two…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jason Beebe
May 20, 2016

Beebe to run for Prineville mayor

by Jason Chaney
After serving on the City Council for nearly six years, he is seeking a leadership role to get more accomplished The primary election may have just concluded, but Prineville City Councilor Jason…
May 20, 2016

CCMS mulling alternative school

by Holly Scholz
Kurt Sloper asks the school board to consider funding an on-campus program for high-risk students It’s real. It walks through his school doors every day – a large student population that’s…
May 18, 2016

Election whittles judge and commissioner races to two

by Jason Chaney
Oregon voters choose Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders for presidential candidates Crook County Judge candidates Ken Fahlgren and Seth Crawford will move on the general election as will county…
JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crooked River Elementary third-graders peer into a honeybee hive at Sarah and Eric Klann's local farm. The couple are beekeepers and recently invited the students to their farm to learn more about the honeybees.
May 17, 2016

For the love of honeybees

by Jason Chaney
Third-graders from Crooked River Elementary complete their study of honeybees with a field trip to a local farm Put most third-graders next to a swarm of honeybees, they might cower in fear or…

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May 17, 2016

Forest Service, BLM prepare for summer

by Jason Chaney
Seasonal hires have already been made to prepare for firefighting and campground maintenance work Memorial Day Weekend, which for some has become the opening weekend of the summer season, is…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County Sheriff John Gautney (right) and Prineville Police Chief Dale Cummins speak to those gathered at the memorial on Monday morning.
May 17, 2016

Honoring the fallen in law enforcement

by Jason Chaney
County and city officers host a ceremony Monday morning for National Peace Officer Week Monday morning was a solemn affair for local law enforcement personnel. Dressed in uniform, they watched…
May 16, 2016

Two Prineville found with drugs in traffic stop

by Jason Chaney
Two Prineville residents were arrested during a Friday evening traffic stop that later yielded possession of meth and heroin. At 8:50 p.m., the K9 deputy from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office…
PHOTO COURTESY OF CCSO - This car, driven by Prineville resident Kylian Beitz, was impaled by a downed tree.
May 13, 2016

Two local men injured in car wreck

by Jason Chaney
Two local residents injured in wreck after vehicle went off roadway, hitting tree Two Prineville residents were injured in a single vehicle accident north of Prineville Wednesday evening.…
May 13, 2016

Judge candidates tackle the issues

by Jason Chaney
Questions cover public safety, budget, job creation and natural resources With exactly one week left until the voting deadline, candidates for Crook County Judge gathered at one last forum to…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Fair leaders from throughout Oregon enjoy some music during a meal in Crook County Fairgrounds' indoor arena. The fairgrounds drew about 75 people for the Oregon Fair Association's Spring Conference.
May 13, 2016

Showcasing the fairgrounds

by Jason Chaney
Crook County hosts the Oregon Fairs Association Spring Conference The Crook County Fairgrounds buzzed with activity this past weekend and not just because of the three-day barrel racing event or…
May 13, 2016

Powell Butte charter school contract renewed

by Holly Scholz
The charter school also requests more 'pass-through' funds to help retain staff Members of the Crook County School Board unanimously approved the renewal of the Powell Butte Community Charter…
May 13, 2016

Seeking cures for local student homelessness

by Jason Chaney
Crook County Student Homeless Liaison trying to raise awareness of problem Malea Horn has found that awareness of student homelessness is lacking. Having served as the Crook County Student…
May 10, 2016

Committee presents new public lands plan

by Jason Chaney
Document presented to Crook County Court lays out policies for management of local forest, BLM property When Oregon Wild proposed designation of a National Recreation Area on Ochoco National…
May 10, 2016

Early ballot returns strong in county

by Jason Chaney
More than 2,300 voters turn in ballots in first week Crook County’s primary election features several unique traits that set it apart from those of past years. Turns out, voter registration and…