Desolation fire meeting held Wednesday

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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 poaching case

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

OHV trail system still moving forward despite lawsuits

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

Who will drive the buses?

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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 property

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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

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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 Ochoco OHV…

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

CCHS theater curtains vandalized

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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

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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

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Annual event scheduled Saturday at Meadow Lakes to benefit the Humane Society of the Ochocos

McLane not running for governor

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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

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High school gets an art and graphic design teacher after nearly a decade without art classes

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

One killed in early morning Madras Highway crash

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Oregon State Police have not released the identity of the deceased motorcycle operator

Jail breaking ground soon

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Construction will start this fall and continue through the winter with a scheduled completion date of December 2018

St. Charles' financial issues continue

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Considering layoffs and employee cost sharing incentives for finding expense reduction ideas

Surprise! Leftover food from festival given to local groups

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Symbiosis caterers donate truckloads of leftover food to senior center and St. Vincent de Paul

Woman missing from Symbiosis

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The 32-year-old was last seen Aug. 21 at Big Summit Prairie, Sheriff continues the investigation

Overwhelming resources

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Local police scramble to adjust as eclipse festival attendance more than doubles permitted 30,000 person threshold

Prineville City Councilor Seley resigns

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Cites escalating health concerns that compromise ability to do the job to the standard it deserves

Donate online

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Locals requested an easier way to donate after learning that local families owed nearly $27,000 for school meals

Oregon Eclipse 2017 in photos

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The Oregon Eclipse 2017 Music Festival was attended by more than 70,000 music lovers

Beyond the gate

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Visitors to the massive Symbiosis festival provide a taste of what took place at the event

Symbiosis security personnel arrested

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Three contracted personnel detain, injure person incorrectly said to be cooking drugs

Who will be the new Crook County DA?

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Three Crook and Jefferson County attorneys apply to fill vacancy left by Daina Vitolins

Prineville man arrested in connection with theft, stabbing

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Local resident Dustin Collins reportedly stole a backpack from a victim and stabbed them in the hand

SLIDESHOW: Forest gathering partied as the sun went dark

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Thousands watched from Ochoco National Forest event as the first total eclipse in 38 years swept across Central Oregon.

Phoenix resident leaving Symbiosis flees police, crashes…

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Randon Reid, of Phoenix, Arizona, speeds away from cops in Crown Victoria vehicle on Forest Road 42

Smoke in Crook County coming from fires statewide

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Smoke coming from as far away as northern California as multiple wildfires continue to burn

Spectacular moment of totality

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Visitors and locals alike marvel at the solar eclipse as it graces the Crook County skies Monday morning

Traffic jam goes national

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Prineville traffic news appears on Good Morning America, Time magazine website

Emergencies few in numbers during eclipse

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Vehicle accidents, car fires, missing persons and injured visitors incidents fewer than expected

Prineville man files false shooting fatality report

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Mark Collins arrested for 911 call and theft charges stemming from pending cases in Crook County

The 'Eclipsers' arrive

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Eastbound traffic stretches through town and for miles beyond as symbiosis festival goers pass through Prineville

What should you know about the eclipse and its…

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Reviewing emergency management plans, festival details, how to view the eclipse, and more

City to annex 206 acres of industrial land

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Addition intended to boost inventory of industrial property in Prineville city limits

Eclipse '79 lacked the hype of 2017

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While locals remember the event, it was nowhere near as big of deal as the upcoming eclipse

School superintendent Duane Yecha plans to retire…

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School board members will meet next month to form a plan for hiring his replacement

Ochoco National Forest, BLM to open eclipse…

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Will provide information on fire prevention and fire restrictions and provide a place to dump trash

City mulling groundwater storage plan

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Hope is to pull water from Crooked River Park area and pump it to airport aquifer for storage to use during summer

Powell Butte Post Office expands

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The property owners hope to finish construction of the sorting room by mid-November

Police captain earns Executive Certificate

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Larry Seymour completes all of the training and receives all certificates needed to become a police chief if he chooses

La Pine man drowns at Prineville Reservoir Saturday

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Christopher Brown jumps 100 feet off of Dinosaur Rock during the afternoon and never surfaces

Which doors will be open?

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Local businesses and organizations adjust hours of operation for the population explosion

Temporary closures in effect on Forest Service, BLM…

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Closures will promote public safety, resource protection, and fire prevention

Prineville man arrested in connection with dump…

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Was taken into custody Tuesday, transferred to Deschutes County and arraigned Thursday

Promoting a welcoming community for visiting solar…

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Human Dignity Advocates launch campaign to showcase Crook County as welcoming of all people

Housing Works ready to break ground on Ochoco…

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The regional housing authority is hosting a ceremony Aug. 15 before construction work begins

City wastewater plant recognized as 'utility of the…

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Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies awards its 'Outstanding' agency honor to City of Prineville

Prineville man reported missing in Linn County

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Jerry Walter Thomas, age 70, went missing while picking huckleberries Wednesday

Vitolins to soon move to the bench

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Public invited to investiture on Friday afternoon at the Crook County Courthouse in Courtroom A

Keeping traffic flowing a priority

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ODOT to station workers every few miles on Central Oregon highways to keep roadways clear of blockages

30 years of hometown 'countryfied' music

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Countryfied opens for Terri Clark Saturday night during the Crook County Fair

Missing woman's body found in Ochocos Sunday

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Amanda Noyes, formerly of Prineville, went missing Friday from La Pine and was found two days later

Prineville man arrested after DUI accident

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Bradford Mathews crashes Land Rover into power pole at Smith Rock State Park and is arrested

Police ask for public's help in identifying…

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A man and a woman fled from law enforcement Thursday night in Juniper Canyon Road area

New men's homeless shelter approved

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City Planning Commission votes 4-1 in favor of facility to be sited on Madras Highway

Weird things happen during the eclipse

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Rippling shadows and snoozing animals just two of the oddities viewers can expect during event

Donating to school meal debt

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So far, community members have given $950 to Crook County students' school meal debt

Vehicle crashes into Woodgrain parking lot

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Gordon Hunrick was cited in lieu of custody for driving under the influence of intoxicants

Hay barn fire erupts at Prineville residence

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Firefighters arrive to find 700 tons of hay fully engulfed; crews remained on scene Wednesday extinguishing fire

Stafford Inn fined $1,300 by AG's Office

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Must also refund $6,500 to customers whose reservations were canceled, rates hiked for rooms during eclipse

Teaters Road opens with temporarily modified…

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Construction delays on alternative road and upcoming eclipse prompt opening during certain time periods

Lost Prineville hikers found Sunday evening

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Three local hikers lost while hiking in the Mill Creek Wilderness area found in good condition

Celebrating 'A Touch of Country'

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The Crook County Fair returns to Prineville next week Aug. 9-12 and will feature a variety of attractions

Extreme heat this week prompts Oregon Public Health…

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Oregonians should stay hydrated, limit sun exposure as temperatures soar above 100 degrees this week

The most costly disease in America

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Dementia presents challenges in Crook County and other communities nationwide

Crook County child support agent earns statewide…

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The District Attorney's office employee works with families receiving and paying child support

Prineville man involved in high-speed chase…

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Lonnie Fosburg fled authorities prompting two separate pursuits Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon

Shooting: no charges, no details

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Investigation into Sunday incident where son shot father continues; D.A. awaits results

How to view the eclipse

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NASA outlines how to watch, and what to watch for as the Great American Eclipse nears

Relay hits the track Saturday with one focus:…

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Annual American Cancer Society fundraiser is a community event that will take over the fairgrounds

PVFC: the company behind the department

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Prineville Volunteer Fire Company helps in nearly every way but fighting the blazes

Confidence high scenic bikeway will be approved

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Bike route would go from Crooked River Park to Big Ben Campground near Prineville Reservoir

Roundabout funding deficit likely to be erased

Central Oregonian - News
An additional $3 million for various road projects has local government excited; projects to be determined

Person lost in McKay Road area was found safe

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Crook County Sheriff's Office reminds outdoorsmen to tell people where they are going

Gunfire during domestic altercation injures man

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Sunday evening shooting leaves one man hospitalized; shooter has not yet been charged

School board to invest $250,000 into math…

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CCSD will make other investments as well after learning it will receive another $1.5 million from state

Men's homeless shelter proposal still awaits…

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Hours of testimony are given supporting and opposing the proposed facility on Madras Highway

Exploring the country on foot

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Massachusetts woman Lindsay Monroe is walking across the entire U.S. and stopped by Prineville during her journey

Youth suicide topic of Hope & Help

Central Oregonian - News
Attendees will hear from physicians, suicide prevention specialists, law enforcement leaders and more

Police seeking info on hit-and-run case

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Vehicle reportedly hit 17-year-old on bike, causing him to crash, then it fled scene

Bend man severely burned in truck crash near…

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Shaun Alexander crashes well-drilling truck Monday causing vehicle to catch fire

Funds sought for more ambulances during eclipse

Central Oregonian - News
City of Prineville and Crook County officials pledge $5,000 to help position more ambulances during event

Families owe school district $27,000 for meals

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Those local families who owe more than $200 for breakfast and lunch may be sent to a collection agency

County revisiting big game ordinance

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Five-year-old Crook County law challenged and mediation unsuccessful, prompting possible withdrawal

Fire claims Juniper Canyon home, structures

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No injuries caused by the blaze, cause is believed to be an electrical issue in the shop

Culver man wrecks vehicle near Prineville

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James Farris, age 20, rolls his vehicle while trying to attempt a power slide; speed believed to be a factor

State legislature adds $1.5 million to local school…

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School officials will meet Monday to discuss budget addition considerations

House fire in Prineville displaces occupants

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Fire believed to have started outside the home, but cause is unknown and remains under investigation.

Crash destroys power pole, causes outage

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About 1,000 Pacific Power customers in the Prineville area lose power for four hours or more following crash

Prineville woman facing criminal charges in…

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Dawnielle Vaca is accused of illegally accessing numerous patient records at St. Charles Health System

Resource plan reintroduced to county

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County Court members to review document and conduct more research before considering adoption of plan

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