Lighted Christmas Parade slated for Saturday

Lighted Christmas Parade slated for Saturday

With up to 40 entries anticipated, this year's theme is 'Holiday Traditions' and will be launched...

Food pantries gearing up for holidays

Food pantries gearing up for holidays

Donations are always being accepted to help families in need Don Sawchuck, food pantry manager...

Hosting an 'Enchanted Winter'

Hosting an 'Enchanted Winter'

The 23rd Annual Hospice Auction will be held Dec. 5 and 6 with proceeds funding local hospice...

Woodgrain lays off more than 200

Woodgrain lays off more than 200

The decision, which was announced to employees in a Tuesday morning meeting at Carey Foster Hall,...

Local ski team escapes bus accident with minor injuries

Local ski team escapes bus accident with minor injuries

Six student-athletes were involved with one receiving minor injuries A student on board a school...

Building the 'practical' flying car

Building the 'practical' flying car

Assembly of the Switchblade Ailerons is currently under way at the Prineville Airport “We...

Prineville gearing up for the Christmas season

Prineville gearing up for the Christmas season

Christmas in the Pines returns for its second year at the Crook County Fairgrounds For the...

Memorial repairs now under way

Memorial repairs now under way

People are invited to purchase engraved pavers that will be placed on the monument's walkway to...

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November 25, 2014

Expert says parking management is key for downtown

by Jason Chaney
Consultant Rick Williams said community has enough parking, but needs to utilize it more efficiently to benefit businesses Parking consultant Rick Williams spent two days in Prineville last…
Oregon State Police say a school bus slid off an embankment and flipped twice on Saturday morning west of Bend. Six children and a Prinville bus driver were inside.
November 22, 2014

School bus crash injures one

by Geoff Pursinger
Oregon State Police say a Prineville man was behind the wheel of a school bus when it lost control and flipped west of Bend on Saturday morning. Russell Johnson, 55, was driving the bus at about…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Crooked River Elementary fifth-graders Matney Cooley, center, and Nevaeh Tyger, right, demonstrate Common Core math problem solving techniques to the Crook County School Board on Monday, Nov. 17.
November 21, 2014

Common core challenging parents and students alike

by Kevin Sperl
Schools are taking steps to educate the parents By day Stacy Smith works as the director of curriculum and instruction for the Crook County School District. By night he is a parent and finds…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Local business owners were told that some of the downtown businesses would benefit from more sidewalk decorations.
November 21, 2014

Revitalizing downtown

by Jason Chaney
A downtown expert visited the community for two days then presented her findings this past week Michele Reeves of Civilis Consultants believes that local officials and business owners need to…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - During her retirement party last week, Crook County Clerk Dee Berman was given an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol building by U.S. Rep. Greg Walden. In the above photo, Berman (left) and Crook County Judge Mike McCabe admire the gift.
November 21, 2014

Berman retiring after 20 years as county clerk

by Jason Chaney
Dee Berman is looking forward to spending more time on crafts and with her family Dee Berman one time took a road trip up Juniper Canyon to visit a blind man and help him fill out his ballot.…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Becky Groves displays an award she received from Basic Rights Oregon.
November 21, 2014

Making room for a new leader

by Jason Chaney
After serving as president of Central Oregon PFLAG, Prineville resident Becky Groves relinquishes the role For the past 10 years, Prineville resident Becky Groves has served as the face and…
Photo Credit: CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - The Seventh Annual Kids Club Thanksgiving Dinner takes place on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at Crook County High School.
November 18, 2014

Giving back and saying thanks

by Kevin Sperl
Crook County Kids Club will serve Thanksgiving dinner as a way to give back to the community Crook County residents are invited to get a taste of Thanksgiving dinner, albeit a week early,…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Local drivers work to free a car from a snowbank on Friday morning. According to local authorities, many drivers got stuck in the snow that day.
November 18, 2014

Winter strikes early

by Jason Chaney
Prineville sees second-highest snowfall on record for the month of November Weather forecasts predicted a winter storm, yet the sheer quantity of snowfall that descended on Crook County Thursday…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A rollover crash on Juniper Canyon Road caused this 1986 Chevy truck to catch fire. The juvenile driver and passenger escaped the vehicle with non-life-threatening injuries.
November 18, 2014

Winter strikes early

by Jason Chaney
Treacherous driving conditions resulted in three car wrecks locally, one of which was fatal Thursday snowfall that blanketed Crook County resulted in treacherous driving conditions that caused…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - The roof caved in at Woodgrain Millwork Friday morning, prompting closure of plant.
November 18, 2014

Snow cause of roof collapse at Woodgrain

by Jason Chaney
Nobody was injured in the incident, but water, power and gas lines were damaged Friday morning, local employees of Woodgrain Millwork were shocked by a large section of roof caving in under the…

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Nov 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…
Nov 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…
Nov 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.
Nov 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…
Nov 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.
Nov 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…
Nov 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…
Nov 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.
Nov 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,…
Nov 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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