Avalanche survivor

Avalanche survivor

Prineville's Arron Tavernia was buried under 2 feet of snow after an avalanche at Cowhorn Mountain

Keeping busy for Crook County

Keeping busy for Crook County

New County Commissioner Brian Barney comes from a background in agriculture, law enforcement and...

Benefit packs arena

Benefit packs arena

Bid, Boogie & Benefit drew a crowd of 800 and raised more than $80,000 for the Rose and Hammack...

Community stands strong

Community stands strong

Supporters wear purple and teal ribbons and plan raffle and auction to benefit assault victims

County hires new Veterans Services department head

County hires new Veterans Services department head

Shannon Dearth comes to the office after a career in the Oregon National Guard

Suitable snow pack?

Suitable snow pack?

Three major snow storms in Prineville have not translated to a significant year-over-year change...

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February 21, 2017

Crook County is focus of internet connectivity research project

by Jason Chaney
Associate professor from University of California Berkeley spends two days in Prineville last week, will return
February 21, 2017

County, city see increased interest in solar

by Jason Chaney
Five projects approved in county and company looking at city property near edge of town
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - The Advanced Via Individual Determination program (AVID) is designed to give students extra support to prepare for college.
February 21, 2017

Nike grant awarded to help expand local high school AVID program

by Holly Scholz
The Nike School Innovation Fund awards $12,000 to CCHS to help close the achievement gap, fuel excellence in education


COURTESY OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION - Bottle deposits in Oregon will double to 10 cents on April 1. Under a bill proposed in the Legislature, even cans for which only a 5-cent deposit was paid can be redeemed for the full 10 cents until Sept. 1, 2018.
February 18, 2017

Oregonians could see bottle deposit windfall under bill

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state's bottle and can deposit will double to a dime April 1.
February 17, 2017

Wyden to host town hall at CCHS

by Holly Scholz
Session at high school auditorium provides an opportunity for senator to meet with the public, engage students
February 17, 2017

City recreational marijuana ordinance still undecided

by Jason Chaney
Vote on ordinance last fall resulted in a 3-3 tie, meaning the matter must still be considered by city council
February 17, 2017

Community preparing for solar eclipse

by Jason Chaney
Emergency personnel, Chamber of Commerce prepare for hundreds of thousands visiting the area
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Emily Salisbury, associate professor of criminal justice at University of Nevada Las Vegas and editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, speaks about women in the criminal justice system at the Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit at the Salem Convention Center Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
February 16, 2017

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative session

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Researcher tells Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit women offenders should be treated differently in effort to downsize state's prison population.
February 14, 2017

County Court appoints Brian Barney commissioner

by Jason Chaney
Extensive experience in a variety of fields made the applicant stand out above the rest
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Todd Culver
February 14, 2017

Culver found guilty of 18 offenses

by Jason Chaney
Prineville resident convicted of several sex abuse and domestic violence crimes stemming from incident on New Year's Day 2016

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Feb 14, 2017

Lutheran Community Services gets land use approval for PMH…

by Jason Chaney
Mental Health Services organization still in due diligence period for purchase of the former hospital
Feb 14, 2017

February is named Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness…

by Jason Chaney
Events related to the month are planned this week at Bend office
Feb 14, 2017

Standing Prineville Strong

by Holly Scholz
The Prineville Strong Raffle and Auction raised $25,000 for two victims of assault
JASON CHANEY - Anthony James Smith appears in Crook County Circuit Court Tuesday via live video from Jefferson County Jail.
Feb 10, 2017

Stabbing suspect appears in court for arraignment

by Jason Chaney
Anthony James Smith pleads not guilty to 11 offenses; attorney asks for early resolution conference on Feb. 21
PHOTO COURTESY OF CCSO - This vehicle rolled after slid off of Juniper Canyon Road Thursday evening.
Feb 10, 2017

Prineville woman injured in vehicle rollover

by Jason Chaney
Accident on Juniper Canyon involving one car happened Thursday evening
Feb 10, 2017

School kids need updated vaccinations

by Holly Scholz
Students not up to date on vaccines will be excluded from school starting Feb. 15
Feb 10, 2017

Should local governments show meetings online?

by Jason Chaney
City, county leaders are considering live streaming or other possible options
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - CCPRD hopes to keep existing pool open during work toward a replacement facility.
Feb 10, 2017

Parks District seeks input as pool feasibility study begins

by Jason Chaney
Study will examine whether a renovation will suffice or if a new pool is more cost effective
Feb 07, 2017

Developing the local economy

by Jason Chaney
Report: 10 companies looking at coming to Prineville or expanding in the community
Feb 07, 2017

Airport gets $2 million Connect Oregon grant

by Jason Chaney
Funds will pay for portions of new airbase as well as an upgraded fuel system