Searcy retiring from CCPRD

Searcy retiring from CCPRD

Was hired in 1988, just three years after the parks district was formed The Crook County Parks...

Taking to the waters

Taking to the waters

Local elementary students will spend a day at various reservoirs, creeks, and rivers as part of...

How to play poker on an ATV

How to play poker on an ATV

Riders follow a marked course and stop at checkpoints to draw poker cards When the early members...

Offering Kids a 'Head Start'

Offering Kids a 'Head Start'

NeighborImpact is accepting applications for enrollment for the Head Start program Recruitment...

Work from the heart

Work from the heart

YCC seeks area youth for summer work projects The Youth Conservation Corps is ramping up for...

Taking back their parks

Taking back their parks

Braving blustery, rainy conditions, local residents and parents stage a demonstration Saturday in...

Lobbying at the Capitol for Alzheimer's research

Lobbying at the Capitol for Alzheimer's research

After losing daughter to Alzheimer's at age 34, local family crusades for education and research...


Prineville's Latest News

CROOK COUNTY JAIL - Shane Shantie
April 24, 2015

Car chase ends in Prineville

by Jason Chaney
Redmond resident fled traffic stop and was involved in a standoff at the west 'Y' in Prineville A car chase that started near Redmond ended in a police standoff in Prineville Saturday evening.…
April 24, 2015

Local leaders approve next jail study

by Jason Chaney
The master plan phase will determine cost of new facility at PMH or elsewhere Local leaders have decided to move forward with the final phase of a feasibility study regarding a new jail and…
April 24, 2015

Parmalee to play at Crook County Fair

by Jason Chaney
Concert is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7 The Crook County Fairgrounds will host country music act Parmalee in concert during fair week in August. “They are currently out touring with Brad…
April 24, 2015

Prescribed burns set for Crook County area

by Kevin Sperl
Treatment will take place about 15 miles east of Paulina in the coming weeks Fire managers on the Ochoco National Forest plan to ignite prescribed burn units about 15 miles east of Paulina and…
April 23, 2015

Slash burning planned at Ochoco State Scenic View Point

by Central Oregonian
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will be burning slash piles on the Ochoco Scenic View Point property during day light hours the week of…
April 20, 2015

Apple expanding data center footprint

by Kevin Sperl
Plans include completion of final two of eight pods in Building 1, each of which is 35,000 square feet On the same day that Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 611 into law, Apple Inc.…
April 20, 2015

Giving soldiers a proper welcome

by Jason Chaney
A parade planned for mid-June to welcome home deployed Prineville and Redmond National Guard units Two Oregon National Guard units will return home later this spring, and when they get back,…
April 20, 2015

BLM announces upcoming closure of Teaters Road

by Jason Chaney
Private property owners are prohibiting access to the road effective May 15 For decades, Teaters Road has provided the public access to the North Fork of Crooked River and a southern entry point…
April 20, 2015

Local teacher reflects on Boston Marathon experience

by Kevin Sperl
Almost two years after the bombing at the Boston marathon, surviving brother found guilty on all counts Less than two weeks prior to the start of the 2015 edition of the Boston Marathon,…
April 16, 2015

Fowler death ruled accidental

by Central Oregonian
Autopsy determined the Powell Butte resident died of hyperthermia due to overexposure to the elements Autopsy results have ruled the death of Shauna Fowler accidental and no foul play is…

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Apr 16, 2015

Body found, believed to be Fowler

by Jason Chaney
A Powell Butte rancher finds a body in a field Wednesday afternoon A body found in Powell Butte Wednesday afternoon is believed to be that of missing woman Shauna Fowler. On Wednesday afternoon…
DESCHUTES COUNTY JAIL - Kylian Beitz
Apr 16, 2015

Car chase suspect arrested

by Jason Chaney
Kylian Beitz jailed after eluding authorities Redmond police officers arrested a Prineville man last Monday, April 6, who had eluded authorities two weeks earlier and fled the scene of a crash.…
Apr 16, 2015

Districts election scheduled

by Kevin Sperl
The May 19 election will feature few contested races This year’s special election represents nine districts, including the Crook County School Board, Parks and Recreation, the Cemetery district,…
Apr 13, 2015

Vitolins BOLI complaint dismissed

by Jason Chaney
Former employee Traci Peterson withdraws her complaint This story has been corrected from the original print version. A complaint filed with the Bureau of Labor and Industry against Crook County…
CROOK COUNTY JAIL - John Heere
Apr 13, 2015

Shooting leads to attempted murder charge

by Kevin Sperl
John Heere, of Powell Butte, allegedly shot and injured his estranged wife Thursday A Powell Butte man is being held at the Crook County Jail after being charged with attempted murder, resulting…
Apr 13, 2015

Parents are taking back their parks

by Jason Chaney
Growing concerns about park safety prompts local parents to stage a Saturday demonstration of their own The arrest and tazing of a teen in a local park Friday, April 3, and the protest that…
KEVIN SPERL - Sen. Merkley addresses the town hall crowd at Meadow Lakes Restaurant.
Apr 13, 2015

Education, immigration highlight Merkley town hall

by Jason Chaney
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley pays Crook County a visit this past Wednesday For the seventh time since taking office in 2009, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley visited Prineville to answer questions and take…
KEVIN SPERL - Bill Weberg walks across this property admiring his his collection of antique rigs.
Apr 13, 2015

Rescuing old trucks

by Kevin Sperl
Bill Weberg has amassed a large collection of old trucks he has found over the years Apparently, Bill Weberg has never met a 1940’s era truck that he didn’t like. Turning into his driveway off…
JASON CHANEY - MorningStar Family Relief Nursery staff pose for a photo in the therapeutic classroom at the new Prineville location. Pictured above are Family Coach Stepheni Lester (left) and Interventionist Kelly Phelan.
Apr 13, 2015

Keeping familes together

by Jason Chaney
MountainStar Family Relief Nursery opens an office in Prineville to help parents facing poverty, addiction and other risk factors for child abuse Parents facing struggles with drug and alcohol…
Apr 13, 2015

Class aim: help parents connect with teenagers

by Kevin Sperl
Soroptimists donation helps with parenting class The first thing Jill Bonanno thought when she read about last weekend's tasing incident between area teens and police at Ochoco Creek Park was,…




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