Jail group suggestion: let's built it

Jail group suggestion: let's built it

Public Safety Facility Advisory Committee recommends a new 70-bed jail be built in downtown...

Dentist and leader

Dentist and leader

John Say, who passed away last week, is remembered fondly by colleagues, friends and family ...

Top spellers take home the prize

Top spellers take home the prize

Winner of first local contest in years will represent CCMS at Oregon Statewide Spelling...

Giving local Latinos a better chance at a higher education

Giving local Latinos a better chance at a higher education

Six-week series teaches families school success and career readiness When the mother of a local...

Wayward Soul carries on after third-place finish

Wayward Soul carries on after third-place finish

Band comprised of two Prineville residents and four Bend natives competed in radio-sponsored event...

Bring your brushes and support middle school art

Bring your brushes and support middle school art

Paint Night is coming to Prineville Thursday evening at Mazatlan You may have seen it on social...

Rotating farm markets returning

Rotating farm markets returning

Crooked River Open Pastures program to resume on April 30 Following a successful first outing...

School teacher turned hero

School teacher turned hero

Prineville native Wayne Thomasson saves life of choking middle school student Middle school...


Prineville's Latest News

April 30, 2016

Rhode Island company plans to invest in Consolidated Pine

by Holly Scholz
Plans call for upgrades to local plant and more manufacturing jobs Tzar Investment Group LLC of Rhode Island, an investment banking and turnaround management company, has announced a joint…
April 30, 2016

Carr the latest victim of campaign sign vandalism

by Jason Chaney
Another Crook County Court candidate has recently fallen victim to political sign vandalism. According to commissioner candidate Jason Carr, has seen a dozen yard signs disappear and other large…
PHOTO COURTESY OF PRINEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT - Lance Stanley and Emelie Tavernia
April 27, 2016

UPDATE: Local runaway teens found in Washington

by Jason Chaney
Two runaway teens from Prineville were found Tuesday evening after going missing for more than a month. According to Prineville Police Department, 16-year-old Prineville resident Lance Stanley…


CROOK COUNTY JAIL - Noel Solis Jr.
April 27, 2016

Prineville man arrested in single-vehicle crash

by Jason Chaney
A single-vehicle accident on O’Neil Highway resulted in the arrest of a Prineville man for multiple offenses Tuesday evening. Crook County deputies were dispatched to the crash scene, near mile…
PHOTO COURTESY OF PRINEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT - Emelie Tavernia and Lance Stanley
April 26, 2016

Local police seek information runaway teens

by Jason Chaney
Prineville police are seeking information on the whereabouts of two teenage runaways that left home late last month. According to authorities, 16-year-old Prineville resident Lance Stanley was…
April 26, 2016

Candidate forums slate is set

by Jason Chaney
Events scheduled for April 28, May 3 and 10 will allow voters to learn about those running for county court offices With the election nearing, two organizations will soon host candidate forums…
CROOK COUNTY JAIL - Danjero Shetler
April 22, 2016

Rooftop escape plan ends in arrest

by Jason Chaney
Danjero Shetler flees to the roof of downtown business to evade police pursuit Downtown Prineville became the site of a police chase Tuesday afternoon in which the suspect fled to a rooftop to…
April 22, 2016

Is this local election more compelling?

by Jason Chaney
Former Crook County office holders weigh in on what makes the 2016 Crook County primary more intriguing than others in recent history There seems to be a bit of a buzz about this Crook County…
JASON CHANEY - C.W. Smith
April 22, 2016

Smith seeks write-in votes for Senate seat

by Jason Chaney
Is running in response to highly criticized manner in which Oregon Sen. Doug Whitsett retired The way Oregon Sen. Doug Whitsett announced his retirement upset many people. Going public with his…
April 19, 2016

Judge issues opinion on spotted frog litigation

by Holly M. Gill
All parties must meet with judge for settlement; legislation emerges to help fund conservation efforts In a second win for Central Oregon irrigation districts, the federal judge who denied an…

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HOLLY SCHOLZ - Four students at High Desert Dance Arts earned a scholarship to attend DancerPalooza, a week-long dancing festival held in Long Beach, Calif. From left, Kynsie Ramos, Andrea Ortiz, Felicity Bush and Haley Nelson.
Apr 19, 2016

Reaching new heights

by Holly Scholz
Girls from High Desert Dance Arts earn scholarship to attend dance festival Dancing is often a way for young girls to express themselves and achieve their dreams. Four local dancers have an…
Apr 19, 2016

Wetland getting unveiled Friday

by Jason Chaney
The Crooked River Wetland Groundbreaking Ceremony will feature many attractions Currently, motorists passing by Prineville’s future wetland site will mostly see a lot of heavy machinery moving…
Apr 15, 2016

Who will help govern Crook County?

by Jason Chaney
Each candidate brings unique qualities to the position and views on local issues The 2016 Crook County primary election, taking place on Tuesday, May 17, features seven candidates for Crook…
Apr 15, 2016

Political party switching surges prior to primary

by Pamplin Media Group
Statewide and locally, more than double the number of voters have changed parties versus the 2008 election Oregon’s closed primary elections and a pair of provocative presidential candidates…
Apr 15, 2016

Cecil Sly remodel cost goes up

by Holly Scholz
Crook County School Board approves additional $400,000 on project for unexpected expenses Unforeseen expenses and recent project revisions have forced the Crook County School District to commit…
Apr 15, 2016

City leaders mull solutions for affordable housing

by Jason Chaney
Ideas include lowering system development charges and meeting with developers Prineville leaders again discussed potential strategies to increase the inventory of affordable housing during a…
HOLLY SCHOLZ - Karen Tharp's service dog, Chief, walks her left side when it gives out as a result of neuropathy.
Apr 15, 2016

What sets the other dogs apart from service animals?

by Holly Scholz
Local resident who relies on service dog wants others to be more aware of rules regarding service animals Pet dogs in stores — it’s becoming all too commonplace as far as a local disabled woman…
Apr 12, 2016

Million dollars: CCMS lands seismic safety grant

by Jason Chaney
State chooses local project as one of 41 to fund throughout Oregon With the possibility of a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake looming, attention has often turned to earthquake preparation at the state…
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY JEAN MCPHERSON - A teen and senior citizen participate in the TECH program in Bend.
Apr 12, 2016

Helping make senior citizens more TECH-nically inclined

by Jason Chaney
COCOA is expanding a program, already successful in Bend, to Prineville during the next few months In the ever-advancing world of computer technology and social media, the younger generations…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Data shows that the majority of students who attend the Kiwanis Summer School improve their reading and math performance, helping them to be more comparable to their classmates when the school year begins. Pictured, lead teacher Stacy Bates helps a summer school student with a lesson on a Chromebook.
Apr 12, 2016

Stopping the summer slide in Crook County schools

by Holly Scholz
Kiwanis Summer School registration opens for kindergarten through third-grade students who need a little extra help with reading and math Summer slide — a real problem that teachers face each…