Still searching for answers

Still searching for answers

Twenty years have passed since the unsolved murder of Phillip Brooks Although the 20-year-old...

Saving the life of a fellow rancher

Saving the life of a fellow rancher

Paulina rancher Allen Teskey administered CPR and saved a man's life On May 21 of this year,...

Celebrating 65 years of family fun

Celebrating 65 years of family fun

The 65th annual Paulina Amateur Rodeo gears up to start this weekend “There are several...

Promoting health while on the run

Promoting health while on the run

Brothers Jeremiah and Isaiah Godby are running across Oregon to encourage people to exercise If...

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Crook County teens have been helping out at the Bridge 99 Complex Incident Command Center While...

Closing up shop

Closing up shop

Food and friendship was the hallmark of the local eatery for over 40 years. As with most...

Thunder in the Ochocos

Thunder in the Ochocos

Horseback shooting enthusiasts spent three days competing at John Sharp Corral northwest of...

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Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - The Tom McCall/Highway 126 intersection has seen more traffic in recent years due to the arrival of several new businesses, including the Facebook and Apple data centers.
September 30, 2014

ODOT, city to start work on Tom McCall intersection

by Jason Chaney
Improvements under consideration include a roundabout or traffic signal It could be a traffic signal, or it could be a roundabout, but the Tom McCall/Highway 126 intersection is going to change.…
September 30, 2014

City poised to move forward with marijuana tax

by Jason Chaney
Move is an attempt to tax the drug in the event Measure 91 makes it legal With the possibility of Oregon legalizing marijuana for recreational use, the City of Prineville is taking action to…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Maggie Campe, domestic violence project coordinator for Crook County Human Services, looks over posters from the national No More campaign. The campaign posters will  also be 'localized' with photos of Crook County community leaders.
September 30, 2014

Community to focus on Domestic Violence awareness

by Jason Chaney
For the month of October, local leaders will participate in the national No More campaign In 2013, more than 400 domestic violence incidents were reported in Crook County, an average of more…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Crook County Health Department staff, pictured left to right, front row, Emma Reynolds and baby Pearl, Ruby Ruiz, Dianne Koops, and Wendy McCoy; back row, left to right, Regina Sanchez, Becky Lundgren, Karen Yeargain, Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown, Kris Williams, Paula Yvonne, Mindy Stomner, Carly Rachocki, Renee Sheehy and Alanna Spry.
September 30, 2014

Joining the ranks of accredited health departments

by Kevin Sperl
After a lot of work the Crook County Health Department has been designated as one of 54 accredited departments nationwide The Crook County Health Department has earned national accreditation…
September 26, 2014

CCSD defining renovation plans

by Kevin Sperl
With construction under way for Barnes Butte Elementary, the school district is focusing on school repairs With the walls of Barnes Butte Elementary beginning to appear, the Crook County School…
September 26, 2014

Enterovirus may have arrived in the region

by Jason Chaney
Cases in Bend are not confirmed but health officials in Crook County are preparing nonetheless Recently, St. Charles Health Systems announced the possible arrival of a virus in Central Oregon…
September 26, 2014

Bowman bill passes House a third time

by Jason Chaney
Rep. Walden urges Senate to act on legislation while local leaders hope for them to do the same At this point, there is no doubt that the U.S. House of Representatives favors the Central Oregon…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Local CASA advocates pose for a photo. Pictured are back row, left to right, Karen Walker, Amy Pettijohn, Neva McPherson, Jill Bower,  Debbie Bircher,  and Gene Vickery, and front row, left to right, Shawna Holland and Luanne Stephenson.
September 26, 2014

CASA fundraiser intended to help local foster children

by Jason Chaney
About 54 children in Crook County have been removed from their homes and live in foster homes Midway through next month, CASA in Crook County will launch its first local fundraiser to benefit…
September 24, 2014

National day of remembrance to converge in OC

by Raymond Rendleman
Mt. View Cemetery has only memorial for victims locally - More than 6,000 people are murdered every 10 weeks nationwide, and that number includes vehicular homicide. Since 1978, there have been…
September 23, 2014

Powell Butte man dies in big rig collision

by Jason Chaney
Todd Avila was killed after hitting a container that had fallen off another truck and landed in his lane A head-on collision involving two big-rig trucks claimed the life of Powell Butte man…

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Sep 23, 2014

Job creation top focus for Wagner, Crawford

by Jason Chaney
However, candidates differ on how to achieve that goal Crook County Commissioner candidates Seth Crawford and Walt Wagner both emphatically insist that job creation remains the No. 1 issue…
Sep 23, 2014

State gives CCSD high marks

by Kevin Sperl
However, Ochoco Elementary, Pioneer High School and Insight Charter School fare poorly in the state school report card The Oregon Department of Education has released its state school report…
Photo Credit: PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY MIKE KASBERGER - Bob Hair (left) and Marty Olson, from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, work on a fish ladder for one of Ochoco Irrigation District's canals.
Sep 23, 2014

City, OID nearing completion of HCP final draft

by Jason Chaney
The habitat conservation plan will protect the two entities from accidental harm of endangered steelhead The City of Prineville and Ochoco Irrigation District are closing in on an important…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Angel Quinn takes a lunch order from Howard Zangari (center) and Jim Richards.
Sep 23, 2014

Seeking ways to boost restaurant business

by Jason Chaney
Meadow Lakes management hopes to address unique challenges with strategic planning sessions starting this winter While giving the Prineville City Council an update on Meadow Lakes Golf Course…
Sep 19, 2014

St. Charles asks providers and parents to be aware of symptoms…

by Central Oregonian
BEND, Ore. — An unusual enterovirus called EV-D68 that has caused severe respiratory illnesses in children in the Midwest and about 10 other states may have arrived in Central Oregon. Over the…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Stan Flynn puts the finishing touches on a lighting display for his Chirstmas in the Pines presentation.
Sep 19, 2014

County court takes annual Paulina trip

by Jason Chaney
Meeting took place in elementary school gym and included visits from students and teachers Crook County Judge Mike McCabe sat almost directly under a basketball hoop flanked by Commissioners Ken…
Photo Credit: CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County firefighters are pitching in to help injured student Jack Fletcher.
Sep 19, 2014

Firefighters step up for CCFR student

by Kevin Sperl
Jack Fletcher was seriously injured in a vehicle accident this summer while going home to visit family Jack Fletcher graduated from high school in Battle Ground, Wash., this past spring and four…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - The Circle of Honor monument at Ochoco Creek Park will be the site of a ceremony in honor of all prisoners of war, those missing in action and the events of 9/11.
Sep 19, 2014

In honor of missing soldiers

by Kevin Sperl
The American Legion is holding a ceremony in remembrance of prisoners of war, those missing in action, and the events of 9/11 On Saturday, the American Legion will hold a ceremony in recognition…
Sep 19, 2014

CCSD board discusses Brothers school options

by Kevin Sperl
Ideas include re-opening school but cost of new well presents a hurdle The Crook County School District may have to dig deeper than anticipated to pay for the repair of the well system at the…
Sep 16, 2014

Husband caught crying 'Bear!'

by Jason Chaney
Emergency responders dispatched after local man leaves phone message to wife as joke claiming a bear attack Shortly before 2 p.m. on Thursday, Prineville dispatch fielded a call with an unusual,…



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