Patriots hosting local jail forums

Patriots hosting local jail forums

The March 7 and 14 events seek to answer questions about a future facility in Prineville A...

Bill takes aim at inactive voters

Bill takes aim at inactive voters

Republican lawmaker wants to reactivate status of about 441,000 voters With the Motor Voter bill...

Student program gets to know Crook County services

Student program gets to know Crook County services

The Crook County High School's Youth Transition Program was given a tour of all the county...

Pioneer Memorial Hospital recognized for patient safety

Pioneer Memorial Hospital recognized for patient safety

Medical care facility is one of nine to be honored by statewide commission Pioneer Memorial...

Lawmakers pushing for paid sick leave mandate

Lawmakers pushing for paid sick leave mandate

Would require all employers to provide one hour of sick time per 30 hours worked, with a maximum...

What do Crook County residents want from the wild?

What do Crook County residents want from the wild?

The local library will host a new Conversation Project next Friday In a world where Social Media...

Local job growth negates Woodgrain layoffs

Local job growth negates Woodgrain layoffs

Year over year increase in employment exceeds job losses of Prineville plant Prineville was...

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Prineville's Latest News

March 05, 2015

Changing the way police do business

by Jason Chaney
Social media has created new challenges in law enforcement and criminal justice Social media has long been recognized for the way it has changed personal interaction and communication in…
March 05, 2015

Local homeless event scheduled

by Kevin Sperl
Service agency personnel are planning Crook County Connect to aid the homeless Local representatives from a variety of social service agencies met last Thursday to plan the possible return of…
March 02, 2015

Woodward suing Forest Service over timber loss

by Ramona McCallister
The local forestland owner details his side of events that caused the lawsuit The increase of catastrophic wild fires in Oregon has begun to raise concerns among many Oregonians, as hundreds of…
March 02, 2015

Stay on guard for identity theft and scams

by Jason Chaney
Identity theft cases are reported between two and five times per month Identity theft cases may not crop up frequently in Crook County, but they do happen and law enforcement personnel…
February 26, 2015

Motor voter bill passes House

by Kevin Sperl
Legislation that would automatically register voters obtaining driver's licenses from the DMV awaits Senate action Connecting an Oregon driver’s motor vehicle record to voter registration drew a…
February 26, 2015

Oregon taxpayers to receive kicker

by Jason Chaney
Kicker triggered because actual revenue exceeded projections by more than 2 percent It turns out that good news for the State of Oregon will be good news for its taxpayers. Legislators recently…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Prineville Mayor Betty Roppe reads a proclamation honoring Sen. Ron Wyden for his role in passing the Bowman Dam bill.
February 26, 2015

Answering to local constituents

by Jason Chaney
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden holds a town hall in Crook County on Saturday U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden once again stopped by Crook County to host a town hall forum where topic ranged from terrorism to debt to…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
February 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - The Central Oregon Emergency Response Team secures an area where the suspects were known to frequent. The vehicle was found, but the suspects were not in the area.
February 24, 2015

Car robbery at gunpoint

by Jason Chaney
CERT team called in to secure northwest Prineville residence, one suspect still at large An early morning armed carjacking later led to an emergency response team securing a northwest Prineville…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Dale Cummins
February 20, 2015

City hires new police captain

by Jason Chaney
Dale Cummins, deputy chief for the Gresham Police Department, will join the Prineville force on April 1 Dale Cummins has spent the past 25 years serving the Gresham Police Department. This…

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Feb 20, 2015

Medical issue to blame for car crash

by Jason Chaney
Sherry Authier was suffering from brain tumors leading up to her Monday vehicle wreck This past Monday, Prineville resident Sherry Authier was involved in a car accident after local authorities…
Feb 20, 2015

Independent Party given major status

by Jason Chaney
Change is based on party membership reaching 5 percent throughout Oregon Typically in Oregon, major party status has belonged to only the Republicans and Democrats. That recently changed with…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Michael Martin, center, co-owner of Bicycle Re-Source of Bend, works with volunteers Chris Goodwin, left, of Redmond, and Debbie Pattison, of Bend, to refurbish bikes at their location in Bend. The nonprofit will host a free bike clinic on Sunday with James Good of Prineville's Good Bike Company at the Crook County Fairgrounds on Sunday.
Feb 20, 2015

Two-wheeled clinic

by Kevin Sperl
A free bicycle repair event will take place at the Clover Building on the Crook County Fairgrounds This past holiday season Bicycle Re-source of Bend reconditioned and donated over 50 bikes and…
Photo Credit: PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY MAGGIE CAMPE - Part of the local awareness effort includes photo booth pictures that ask teens what love means to them.
Feb 20, 2015

Local agencies raising teen dating violence awareness

by Jason Chaney
Saving Grace and Crook County Department of Human Services are teaming up to promote healthy relationships to high school kids February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and local agencies…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Outgoing co-manager Susan Mackay (left) poses for a photo in the Second Chance Store with volunteer Jeanne Kreslins.
Feb 20, 2015

Humane Society thrift store changing leadership

by Jason Chaney
A new manager has been hired to run the Second Chance Store beginning March 1 After opening its doors 15 months ago, the Humane Society of the Ochocos Second Chance Store is undergoing a…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Prineville residents, from left, Sam Viles, Karen Close, and Steve Duke work in an open-concept office area replete with monitoring stations, always keeping an eye on the computers that serve up Facebook's users 'walls.'
Feb 17, 2015

Facebook's fifth

by Kevin Sperl
Five years ago, Facebook came to Prineville and broke ground on its first company-owned data center Facebook is marking the fifth anniversary of its arrival in Prineville, celebrating the…
Feb 17, 2015

Leaders react to Kitzhaber resignation

by Jason Chaney
Officials from the local level to federal offices expressed sorrow in the resignation of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber There was no shortage of reaction from government officials following the…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Hampton resident Dave Baker talks with school board Chair Doug Smith, far right, during an open discussion in Brothers about reopening the rural school. Mona Boyd, back left, Crook County School District Director of Special Education, who would take on the role of the school's principal, talks with Prineville resident Arlene Bolin.
Feb 17, 2015

Board discusses reopening of Brothers school

by Kevin Sperl
School district initially decided to leave facility closed, but given changes in state education funding levels, they may reverse course For 8-year-old Hampton resident Lilly Mae Smith, each day…
Feb 17, 2015

Lodging gets boost from construction

by Jason Chaney
Many workers at the Facebook and Apple data centers and the new school and hospital are staying in local motels Recent City of Prineville transient lodging tax revenue suggests that local motels…
Suzanne Bonamici, Ted Wheeler, Mike McLane, Earl Blumenauer
Feb 13, 2015

Leaders react to Kitzhaber's resignation

by Jim Redden
Oregon leaders were quick to react to Gov. John Kitzhaber's announcement that he will resign, effective Feb. 18. Most expressed sadness at the turn of events that will end Kitzhaber's 35-year…




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