Habitat Re-Store to stay open under new name

Habitat Re-Store to stay open under new name

Local couple forms new nonprofit to keep facility available to local residents When Bend Area...

New Cecil Sly traffic plan is a go

New Cecil Sly traffic plan is a go

Remaining school bond funds go to Cecil Sly and Crooked River First Street projects Remodeling...

For the love of honeybees

For the love of honeybees

Third-graders from Crooked River Elementary complete their study of honeybees with a field trip...

Honoring the fallen in law enforcement

Honoring the fallen in law enforcement

County and city officers host a ceremony Monday morning for National Peace Officer Week Monday...

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TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Some Oregon businesses could be hit with more taxes under an initiative that will be on the November general election ballot. A state analysis of the initiative found that it could raise about $6 billion for state budgets, but might 'dampen' employment and growth around the state.
May 23, 2016

State business tax plan would raise billions, but could 'dampen'…

by Paris Achen
SALEM — A proposed tax on the sales of large businesses would generate more than $6 billion in biennial state revenue starting in 2017-19, but it also would slow income, employment and…
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May 23, 2016

Owyhee Canyonlands supporters, opponents face off in Salem…

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Advocates and opponents of a proposed 2.5 million-acre national monument in Eastern Oregon tried to enlist the support of state lawmakers during a recent legislative hearing. The two…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jason Beebe
May 20, 2016

Beebe to run for Prineville mayor

by Jason Chaney
After serving on the City Council for nearly six years, he is seeking a leadership role to get more accomplished The primary election may have just concluded, but Prineville City Councilor Jason…


May 20, 2016

CCMS mulling alternative school

by Holly Scholz
Kurt Sloper asks the school board to consider funding an on-campus program for high-risk students It’s real. It walks through his school doors every day – a large student population that’s…
May 18, 2016

Election whittles judge and commissioner races to two

by Jason Chaney
Oregon voters choose Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders for presidential candidates Crook County Judge candidates Ken Fahlgren and Seth Crawford will move on the general election as will county…
May 17, 2016

Forest Service, BLM prepare for summer

by Jason Chaney
Seasonal hires have already been made to prepare for firefighting and campground maintenance work Memorial Day Weekend, which for some has become the opening weekend of the summer season, is…
May 16, 2016

Two Prineville found with drugs in traffic stop

by Jason Chaney
Two Prineville residents were arrested during a Friday evening traffic stop that later yielded possession of meth and heroin. At 8:50 p.m., the K9 deputy from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office…
PHOTO COURTESY OF CCSO - This car, driven by Prineville resident Kylian Beitz, was impaled by a downed tree.
May 13, 2016

Two local men injured in car wreck

by Jason Chaney
Two local residents injured in wreck after vehicle went off roadway, hitting tree Two Prineville residents were injured in a single vehicle accident north of Prineville Wednesday evening.…
May 13, 2016

Judge candidates tackle the issues

by Jason Chaney
Questions cover public safety, budget, job creation and natural resources With exactly one week left until the voting deadline, candidates for Crook County Judge gathered at one last forum to…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Fair leaders from throughout Oregon enjoy some music during a meal in Crook County Fairgrounds' indoor arena. The fairgrounds drew about 75 people for the Oregon Fair Association's Spring Conference.
May 13, 2016

Showcasing the fairgrounds

by Jason Chaney
Crook County hosts the Oregon Fairs Association Spring Conference The Crook County Fairgrounds buzzed with activity this past weekend and not just because of the three-day barrel racing event or…

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May 13, 2016

Powell Butte charter school contract renewed

by Holly Scholz
The charter school also requests more 'pass-through' funds to help retain staff Members of the Crook County School Board unanimously approved the renewal of the Powell Butte Community Charter…
May 13, 2016

Seeking cures for local student homelessness

by Jason Chaney
Crook County Student Homeless Liaison trying to raise awareness of problem Malea Horn has found that awareness of student homelessness is lacking. Having served as the Crook County Student…
May 10, 2016

Committee presents new public lands plan

by Jason Chaney
Document presented to Crook County Court lays out policies for management of local forest, BLM property When Oregon Wild proposed designation of a National Recreation Area on Ochoco National…
May 10, 2016

Early ballot returns strong in county

by Jason Chaney
More than 2,300 voters turn in ballots in first week Crook County’s primary election features several unique traits that set it apart from those of past years. Turns out, voter registration and…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Beaverton-areas Amazing Kid, Coral Lara Rizo of Aloha, had a moment in the spotlight Monday with Trail Blazers great Terry Porter and Mark Garber, president of Pamplin Media Group.
May 10, 2016

Terry Porter delivers inspiration to Portland area's 'Amazing…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
NBA legend speaks at event for 2016 contest honorees Following a passion — especially one for community service — can inspire others and build a brighter future. That was the message from NBA…
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY JAMES SAVAGE - Sheriff's Academy participant Dick Prins talks with Sheriff John Gautney (middle) and Undersheriff James Savage during the academy, which was held Feb. 3 to April 27.
May 10, 2016

Behind the scenes in county law enforcement

by Jason Chaney
Interest continues to grow in CCSO's Sheriff Academy, which just graduated its third class Might the Crook County Sheriff’s Office graduate two sheriff’s academy classes this year? If early…
HOLLY SCHOLZ - Pacific Crest Affordable House co-operators Rob Roy (left) and John Gilbert addressed the crowd of approximately 200 visitors Thursday.
May 10, 2016

IronHorse Lodge 1 revealed in grand opening ceremony

by Jason Chaney
The new apartment complex will provide homes for more than 30 low-income seniors Much has been made locally in recent months about the lack of affordable housing in Crook County. Last week, a…
May 08, 2016

Powell Butte woman killed in vehicle crash

by Central Oregonian
A Powell Butte woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Powell Butte Highway near Bend Airport early Saturday. According to multiple media reports, Deschutes County deputies responded to…
May 06, 2016

Round two for commissioner candidates

by Jason Chaney
Local Chamber of Commerce hosts first to two county forums The forum circuit for county commissioner candidates continued, and concluded, Tuesday evening as the Prineville-Crook County Chamber…
May 06, 2016

Wheeler County pot grow eradicated

by Central Oregonian
More than 8,000 plants found in illicit outdoor grow In a joint effort between the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, and the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team, an illicit…