Brush fire erupts between Prineville, Madras

Brush fire erupts between Prineville, Madras

Blaze reportedly started by two juveniles lighting toilet paper on fire in dry grasses A fire...

Timely rescue

Timely rescue

Prineville man and Terrebonne resident help save a Redmond teen who flipped her car into an...

Roundabout Rodeo

Roundabout Rodeo

Drivers are given a chance to drive a replica of the proposed Tom McCall Road roundabout ...

Oh deer!

Oh deer!

Local resident voices frustration about growing number of deer in neighborhood Those who have...

Local boy making determined recovery from frightening accident

Local boy making determined recovery from frightening accident

Ten-year-old Cash Thomasson injured after falling from a tree; family now raising funds to cover...

Grants provided to local businesses for storefront improvements

Grants provided to local businesses for storefront improvements

Program is part of ongoing downtown revitalization effort In an effort to help local downtown...

Honoring the Blackstone pioneer family

Honoring the Blackstone pioneer family

Corinne Neeley, whose family homesteaded locally in 1915, is crowned the 2016 Crook County...

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August 26, 2016

City officials, citizens talk affordable housing

by Jason Chaney
Prineville City Council workshop invites tenants, landlords and housing assistance representatives In an attempt to respond to an ongoing lack of affordable housing in Crook County, the…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Teresa Rodriguez
August 26, 2016

Rodriguez files for a Prineville City Council seat

by Jason Chaney
Wants to improve government-to-citizen communication on local issues Teresa Rodriguez characterizes herself as a re-involved, re-engaged Prineville citizen. Having once held a job that connected…
August 26, 2016

Back to school resources are plentiful

by Jason Chaney
Online and printed lists for school supplies, bus schedules and more can be found in multiple locations Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner and that, of course, means that a new school…


August 23, 2016

Reiner resigns from deputy DA position

by Jason Chaney
Awaits court date in September after arrest for attempting to elude authorities in Marion County Following his arrest in Marion County for allegedly attempting to elude law enforcement in his…
August 23, 2016

Beebe files for another city council term

by Jason Chaney
Hopes to continue pursuit of sports complex, other projects Citing a desire to continue work on projects and address ongoing local issues, Prineville Councilor Jason Beebe has recently filed for…
August 23, 2016

Bidding farewell to summertime in Prineville, Celtic style

by Jason Chaney
The Pioneer Summer Festival and Highland Games returns Saturday When Prineville residents Bret and Jenny Agee first launched the Pioneer Summer Festival three years ago, they wanted to add an…
August 23, 2016

Local leaders pursuing Blue Zone Project city designation

by Jason Chaney
Meeting held to inform, generate community support Local leaders gathered with county health officials last week to consider pursuit of a new program committed to improving citizen longevity and…
PRINEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT - Stanley Parrish Sr.
August 23, 2016

Local sex offender caught in Redding

by Holly Scholz
Stanley Parrish had state and federal felony warrants for sex crimes The Redding, Calif., Police Department captured a wanted fugitive from Crook County at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19 in the…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Crook County suffered through a lot of wildfire smoke in 2014 as this photo near the east edge of Prineville shows. This summer, by contrast, locals have enjoyed relatively clean air.
August 19, 2016

A quiet fire season?

by Jason Chaney
Crook County has enjoyed a break from wildfire smoke, but whether it lasts is hard to predict Take a deep breath. It’s mid-August and with the possible exception of one or two days, Crook County…
RAMONA MCCALLISTER - A vial of Narcan, which is used as a reversal agent for narcotics. Crook County Fire and Rescue Paramedics have used this agent for more than 10 years. The bill will allow for other first responders, such as law enforcement and EMTs, to receive training for opioid overdose reversal drugs.
August 19, 2016

How do state, local agencies handle the opioid epidemic?

by Ramona McCallister
Such methods may include alternative pain management programs and education efforts This is the second part of a two-part series on the recently adopted Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.…

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Aug 19, 2016

Children's psychiatric day treatment program will not be housed…

by Holly Scholz
A better facility in a more central location comes available The Crook County School District, although hesitant, was willing to allow a psychiatric day treatment program to open its doors in…
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Matthew Reiner
Aug 16, 2016

Crook County deputy DA arrested in Marion County

by Jason Chaney
A Crook County Deputy District Attorney was arrested in Marion County Sunday evening following an attempt to allude law enforcement. According to Lt. Christopher G. Baldridge of the Marion…
Aug 16, 2016

Lutheran Community Services raises rent eviction issue

by Jason Chaney
Clients are given 30-day no-cause notice to vacate their homes Crook County’s lack of affordable housing and rental vacancy is well documented at this point as local leaders search for ways to…
PHOTO COURTESY OF PRINEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT - Robert Yentzer
Aug 16, 2016

Local man facing multiple rape, sex abuse charges

by Jason Chaney
A Prineville man is facing several dozen rape and sex abuse charges involving a juvenile female. According to Prineville Police Captain Larry Seymour, on Thursday evening, at 7:21 p.m., the…
Aug 16, 2016

Remodeled grade school to open to the public

by Holly Scholz
Ribbon cutting and open house for Crooked River Elementary is Thursday It’s getting closer. Construction on the new Crooked River Elementary School is winding down and will be unveiled this…
Aug 16, 2016

Going big this time with 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' production

by Jason Chaney
Runaway Stage Theatrics musical hits the stage Friday This time, Runaway Stage Theatrics is going big. Its upcoming production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will feature a large cast and…
Aug 12, 2016

City enters into purchase agreement for IronHorse land

by Jason Chaney
Purchase of 460 acres from Brooks Resources for $1.2 million contingent on due diligence; includes 305 acres of water rights In hopes of acquiring a valuable community asset, the Prineville City…
Aug 12, 2016

City Council OKs temp housing ordinance

by Jason Chaney
Councilor Jason Carr expresses concerns about SDC and room fees The City of Prineville’s code change to pave the way for temporary worker housing was granted approval, but not without some…
Aug 12, 2016

CCSD does not endorse Measure 98

by Holly Scholz
The Oregonians for High School Success Initiative would provide funds to help direct high schoolers after graduation On Monday, members of the Crook County School Board decided against endorsing…
Aug 09, 2016

County sued by former employee

by Jason Chaney
Former paralegal with District Attorney's Office seeks damages for alleged unlawful employment practices during 2014, 2015 A former paralegal with the Crook County District Attorney’s Office is…