Pondering the future of a Powell Butte school

Central Oregonian - News
The local school district invites Powell Butte Community Charter School back into the district

Prineville woman arrested in stabbing incident

Central Oregonian - News
Stabbing occurred Monday during a domestic dispute at a residence just each of Prineville

Teaming up for the holidays

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Multiple organizations, businesses and individuals are teaming up as part of the Holiday Partnership

City to plow to center in downtown

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Public works leaders field multiple requests for plowing to middle of roads and not the sides

Search firm hired to find superintendent replacement

Central Oregonian - News
Duane Yecha will retire on June 30 of next year, leaving a vacancy for the school board to fill

County VSO plans veterans thank you dinner in Prineville

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Families of Crook County veterans invited to the first-time event at Carey Foster Hall

Prineville man arrested for sexual corruption of a child

Central Oregonian - News
Patrick Adams may have had multiple contacts with female juveniles in Central Oregon

Black bear pays a visit

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A local couple encounters an unexpected intruder at their Ochoco Lake area property earlier this month

Kids Club offers free Giving Thanks Dinner

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Meal for all local residents taking place at high school this Thursday evening

Three Prineville residents charged after search

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Stolen ATV and other evidence found by authorities at Northwest Prineville residence

County approves Natural Resources Plan document

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Crook County Court decision on plan follows two public comment sessions Monday and Wednesday

CCHS, CCMS discipline model focuses on keeping kids in class

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Major student offenses result in a progressive schedule of in-school suspensions

Local residents invited to winter preparation meeting

Central Oregonian - News
Session will cover what to expect this winter locally and how to best prepare for it

Bend man arrested for string of local vehicle break-ins

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Martin Hollowell facing charges for multiple thefts in all three Central Oregon counties this fall

Teaters Road alternative now open for public use

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Alternative road agreement developed after property owners close portion of road

Merging school discipline with a focus on physical activity

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Prineville's elementary schools move away from witholding recess as punishment

Creating a new way out

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Crook County's transportation system plan prioritizes new access road for Juniper Canyon

Prineville man changes plea in drugged-driving case

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Justice Collins pleads guilty to criminally negligent homicide in connection with a wreck near Redmond last year

Public meetings slated for Natural Resources Plan

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Crook County Court to take comment two times next week before deciding on document

Which way to plow?

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City public works leaders weighing pros and cons of plowing downtown snow to curbs or center of streets

Legalized marijuana increasing presence of drug among local…

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Child access to pot more prevalent following the passage of Measure 91 in November 2014

Staff turnover in school district creates lower labor costs

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Coming in under budget will help local school district offset rising PERS costs

Roundup trading Sunday for Thursday

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Board adds Thursday evening rodeo and removes Sunday afternoon in response to declining Sunday afternoon attendance

Fairgrounds discontinues open ride program

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Abuse of honor system payment structure spurs new plans for more secure option

Historical Society to switch to 50-star flag

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Controversy over display of 49-star American flag prompts board to make change in museum community room

Six apply for open city council seat

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Councilors plan workshop next month to interview candidates before deciding which person to appoint

Phase two of the McKay Creek restoration project is complete

Central Oregonian - News
Work finished this past summer includes berm removal, improving main channel

Villastrigo sentenced to 25 years in prison for sex abuse

Central Oregonian - News
Frank Villastrigo Jr. changes plea on four criminal charges following 2016 arrest

Donations lead to expansion plans, scholarship in Prineville

Central Oregonian - News
The Pioneer Memorial Hospital Foundation and PMH Residual Board donate money for scholarship and clinic expansion

Large gas price gap not expected to last

Central Oregonian - News
Timing of wholesale gas purchases, price wars attributed to wild differences in gas prices in Prineville and Redmond

Caboose move on target for early November

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Prineville railway providing railcar to Bowman Museum for permanent display

Enhancing a campground

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Will build a 'Hobbit home' at campground this winter and seek public input for future projects

Police investigating fatal shooting

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Police have identified victim as 56-year-old Prineville resident Kenneth McBeth

Prineville man and Madras resident killed in rollover crash

Central Oregonian - News
Caleb Williams of Prineville and Stephan Leader-Bowles killed after five occupant of vehicle ejected early Saturday

Flu season already under way

Central Oregonian - News
Health officials urge people to get vaccinated to protect against strains that emerge during the fall months

School district implements new plan to attract bus drivers

Central Oregonian - News
School district combines bus driver duties with custodial work and offers a bonus

St. Charles announces layoffs, other personnel-related cuts

Central Oregonian - News
Up to 30 caregivers will be laid off and non-contracted salaried caregivers will see a 5 percent pay cut for at least six months

Villastrigo facing prison sentence for sex abuse

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Local man changes plea to guilty on counts of first-degree rape and first-degree sex abuse

Dressing up the sidewalks

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A local committee has completed a Third Street Redevelopment Plan to improve the downtown area

Expect higher property taxes this year

Central Oregonian - News
Jail bond as well as changes in property values will increase tax for most property owners

Whiting chosen as new Crook County DA

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Wade Whiting, who has served as the senior deputy district attorney for Jefferson County, is appointed

Cracking down on bullying

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Each school in the Crook County School District is taking continual steps for positive interactions between students

Completed airport master plan now nearing approval

Central Oregonian - News
Document that guides future development and maintenance presented Tuesday evening

Local school enrollment declining in recent years

Central Oregonian - News
Crook County High School continues to enroll fewer students as five-year trend continues

February fatal wreck victim identified

Central Oregonian - News
Oregon State Police use DNA to identify victim as 55-year-old Bend resident Mark Bryan

Bowman hydro project faces hurdle

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ODFW fish passage requirement prompts study that could determine future of project

County TSP nearing approval

Central Oregonian - News
Guiding document for transportation system features priorities for future projects, maintenance

Preparing for another big winter

Central Oregonian - News
County leaders planning public meetings, outreach to be more ready for heavy snow

Cougar management plan meeting scheduled

Central Oregonian - News
Friday session at local fairgrounds will address Oregon plan that was last updated in 2006

County to amend mass gathering ordinance

Central Oregonian - News
Action taken primarily in response to Symbiosis eclipse festival as well as other events throughout the past summer

City council extends application deadline for…

Central Oregonian - News
Councilors prefer more than one applicant and reopen process to allow more time

Bridging the gap between police and community

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Prineville Police Department has turned to Facebook as a way to better connect with the public

Grand opening planned for new city-owned property

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City of Prineville officials hope to see the public make use of 460 acres of purchased land

Air quality group to focus on wildfire smoke health…

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Work will also continue on meeting EPA and DEQ air quality thresholds during winter inversions

Caring for big game habitat

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Jim Wood has agreed to a conservation easement on 3,800 acres of his Post-area ranch

Local housing market continues to improve

Central Oregonian - News
Permits for single-family dwellings in 2017 already exceed entire amount for 2016

Troutdale family involved in rollover wreck on…

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Vehicle pulling trailer veers across highway, grazes guardrail, fishtails and rolls onto roof

Bend man cited in three-vehicle crash near…

Central Oregonian - News
Dump truck driver takes corner too fast on grade outside Prineville, stikes van and spills steel onto highway

Record-setting fire season

Central Oregonian - News
Total acres burned in Central Oregon nearly doubled the 10-year average; season costs more than $2 billion nationally

Barney files for second term as commissioner

Central Oregonian - News
Was appointed to position in February to fill spot vacated by Seth Crawford after he was elected Crook County Judge

Pick your 4-H project

Central Oregonian - News
Crook County 4-H celebrates National 4-H Week with an Oct. 4 open house, spotlighting local members

Seeking community investment

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Kiwanis club is reaching out to the community to help raise remaining funds for new splash pad project

No injuries in two-vehicle crash at Lamonta and…

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The Tuesday morning crash occurred at what a sergeant called a bad intersection

Local Head Start finds new home at an old school

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NeighborImpact opens first full-day program at Ochoco School Crossing in Prineville

Prescribed burn at Upper Beaver rescheduled

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Fire managers will work to reduce hazardous fuels on 3,800 acres Thursday and Friday

Lots of work planned for local schools

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Schools get new bleachers, tables and other upgrades with remaining bond funds

Lots of work planned for local schools

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Bulb-out at Crooked River Elementary will be removed this fall to ease traffic congestion

Learn about trains, mammoths, geology and quackery

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The Saunders Memorial Lecture Series kicks off at Bowman Museum next Thursday

What do you need to know before you go hunting?

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Hunter Information Booth will be open Wednesday through Friday this week in Prineville

Two Prineville residents held at gunpoint, arrested…

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Shelly Wickman flees sergeant during attempted traffic stop and rams patrol vehicle

Rain and snow help slow down Desolation fire

Central Oregonian - News
Ochoco National Forest campfire and woodcutting restrictions have been lifted

SLIDESHOW: Tour reveals Eagle Creek fire damage

Gresham Outlook - News
An ODOT press tour of Columbia River Gorge sites hit by the Eagle Creek Fire reveals a mosaic of damage, yet plenty of green remains.

Teaters Road open on part-time basis as hunting…

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Road open Monday through Thursday 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and Friday 6 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m.

Work starting soon on homeless shelter

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Groundbreaking event planned at new Regeneration House on Monday afternoon

Celebrating Constitution Week

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Local residents dress as colonists to entertain and educate students about the U.S. Constitution

Crosswalk safety concerns raised for Powell Butte…

Central Oregonian - News
Citizens ask for more signage and lighting to slow highway traffic near Powell Butte Community Charter School

Head Start to launch at old Ochoco Elementary…

Central Oregonian - News
The first day of full-day kindergarten will take place this coming Monday in the former cafeteria building

Desolation fire meeting held Thursday

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Forest officials and law enforcement leaders host an informational meeting on the Desolation fire Thursday

OSP seeking information on Crook County deer…

Central Oregonian - News
Buck found near McKay Creek killed with a rifle during bow hunting season and left to waste

OHV trail system still moving forward despite…

Central Oregonian - News
Several groups challenge final decision on 137-mile motorized trail system on Ochoco National Forest

Who will drive the buses?

Central Oregonian - News
School district officials find it challenging to keep enough bus drivers on the job

How did local students score?

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State school test results are in, and Crook County students remain in the middle

Parks district seeks possession of BLM Barnes Butte…

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CCPRD has had an interest in the property for recreational purposes for around 20 years

Filing opens for 2018 May primary

Central Oregonian - News
Three county positions open as well as several others at state level for May election

Desolation Fire reaches 1,570 acres

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Level 2 evacuation notices made, access closed to portions of Mill Creek Wilderness

Oregon Hunters Association files lawsuit against…

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Organization says it has opposed the project, which would add 137 miles of OHV trails, since its proposal in 2009

Afternoon fire scorches fences and two sheds

Central Oregonian - News
Several homes are threatened after a brush fire ignites in northeast Prineville Tuesday afternoon

CCHS theater curtains vandalized

Central Oregonian - News
The $21,000 curtains were slashed before the start of the school year, the police department investigation continues

Making a splash next summer

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The Prineville Kiwanis Club is planning to install a new splash pad with the help of multiple local entities

Public meeting on Scenic Bikeway scheduled next week

Central Oregonian - News
County effort to designate route on Crooked River Highway nearing completion

Focus group forms for city IronHorse property

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Road to property and parking area completed to encourage public use of purchased land

Golf, dinner and auction to benefit animal shelter

Central Oregonian - News
Annual event scheduled Saturday at Meadow Lakes to benefit the Humane Society of the Ochocos

Smoke invasion

Central Oregonian - News
Wildfires burning all over Oregon have left Crook County choked by a heavy and potentially hazardous cloud of smoke

McLane not running for governor

Central Oregonian - News
House Republican Leader issues statement saying he is not running in 2018, but leaves open possibility for future

Leaving high school with a plan

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Most members of the Crook County High School Class of 2017 are attending college or trade school

City receives water conservation award

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Oregon Water Resources Department gives City of Prineville its Best Water Management and Conservation Plan award

CCSD hires elementary counselor, two teachers

Central Oregonian - News
High school gets an art and graphic design teacher after nearly a decade without art classes

Beginning of a new era in criminal justice

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Community partners broke ground on the new Crook County Jail Thursday morning

Tailgating in style

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Culinary instructor plans to add more hospitality concepts into lessons to prepare students for entry-level jobs

Helping get Crook County On the Move

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After missing the cut on a Blue Zone designation, local nonprofit spearheads new health program

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