Three teens injured in O'Neil Highway accident

Three teens injured in O'Neil Highway accident

The driver, 19-year-old Tylar Trimnell, was cited for reckless driving and recklessly endangering...

Immersed in the Iditarod

Immersed in the Iditarod

Local first- and second-graders from Barnes Butte and Crooked River elementary schools complete a...

Opening the door to an outdoor education option

Opening the door to an outdoor education option

As the Crooked River Wetlands Complex nears completion, leaders plan a Friday, April 21 grand...

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Stanley Flynn given award for his many hours volunteering for a variety of local projects

Waterways rising, flooding due to melting snowpack

Waterways rising, flooding due to melting snowpack

OID trying to manage reservoir levels while avoiding property damage

Health care, rural issues lead Merkley town hall forum

Health care, rural issues lead Merkley town hall forum

Questions address health care and concerns about rural communities getting ignored

Honoring businesses and local leaders

Honoring businesses and local leaders

The Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual awards banquet Saturday evening

Words have power

Words have power

Speaker Jennifer Adams brings her inclusion, anti-bullying message to local elementaries

CCSD greenlights Powell Butte Charter School request to increase enrollment

CCSD greenlights Powell Butte Charter School request to increase enrollment

After completing the charter amendment process, school will enroll 14 additional students next fall

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JASON CHANEY - Karen Budd-Falen, a Wyoming attorney and Sean Curtis of Modoc County, Calif., both experts on coordination, address locals on Wednesday evening during a public forum.
March 28, 2017

Providing an education on coordination

by Jason Chaney
A Wyoming attorney and a coordination director from California share their insights on coordination
March 28, 2017

Raising child abuse awareness in the community

by Jason Chaney
MountainStar Family Relief Nursery and KIDS Center launching Blue Ribbon Campaign in April
March 24, 2017

Is teen sex trafficking in our own back yard?

by Jason Chaney
Crime can be difficult to detect and tends to be under-reported nationwide


March 24, 2017

School district to hire more English Language Learner staff

by Holly Scholz
School district will use HB 3499, Title III funds to hire up to eight staff members for ELL students
March 21, 2017

Coordination forum scheduled

by Jason Chaney
Event intended to educate people on process, which is designed to give counties equal standing when facing public lands decisions
March 21, 2017

New solar eclipse event announced near Prineville

by Jason Chaney
Moonshadow Festival event to view solar eclipse planned for Wine Down Ranch
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Michael Donovan
March 20, 2017

Donovan sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting

by Jason Chaney
Convicted of second-degree manslaughter and attempted first-degree assault for fatal shooting in 2015
PHOTO COURTESY OF OREGON STATE POLICE - The driver of this Dodge Ram, Scotty Ledford, was killed in a Saturday morning crash.
March 21, 2017

Prineville man killed in vehicle crash

by Jason Chaney
Dodge Ram driven by Scotty Ledford veers into rock wall on Highway 26
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Sen. Jeff Merkley
March 17, 2017

Sen. Merkley to hold Saturday town hall in Prineville

by Central Oregonian
Event scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Crook County High School auditorium
March 17, 2017

City clarifies its ban on recreational pot businesses

by Jason Chaney
Split city council vote makes recreational marijuana sales illegal, pending change of law at federal level

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Mar 17, 2017

Local pool study results revealed

by Jason Chaney
Costs of renovation, replacement of facility given and options discussed
REDMOND POLICE DEPARTMENT - Elizabeth Peters
Mar 15, 2017

Three Prineville residents, seven other arrested in Redmond drug…

by Jason Chaney
Arrests are result of an ongoing drug investigation at a Redmond residence
JASON CHANEY - Oregon Gov. Kate Brown takes notes while listening to the concerns of local elected officials and business owners on Thursday afternoon. The hour-long forum was part of a visit to Prineville that included a tours of the Facebook data center, the Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge program and IronHorse Lodge.
Mar 14, 2017

Hearing local needs

by Jason Chaney
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown spent the day in Prineville last week, where she toured multiple local facilities and held a public forum at Crook County Open Campus
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - The sale of the Ochoco Elementary School building to Housing Works has been pending for several months, but the local housing authority plans to close on the property next month.
Mar 14, 2017

Housing Works plans to close on school property next month

by Jason Chaney
Construction start date dependent upon receiving low-income housing tax credits from the State of Oregon
Mar 14, 2017

Senate bill aims to give rural counties more tax revenue

by Jason Chaney
Sen. Ferrioli proposes income taxes of public employees in certain counties go to county of employees' residence
JASON CHANEY - After serving as circuit court judge in Crook and Jefferson counties for the past eight and a half years, Gary Williams announces his impending retirement and conclusion of a 43-year career in the Oregon Courts System.
Mar 10, 2017

Leaving the bench

by Jason Chaney
Local Circuit Court Judge Gary Williams will retire effective June 30
Mar 10, 2017

Local rent hike second highest in the nation

by Jason Chaney
Rent prices have risen 45.7 percent in Crook County from 2011 to 2016, study says
HOLLY SCHOLZ - The four lead roles in "The Important of Being Earnest" rehearse a romantic scene earlier this week. Pictured left to right, Tristan Rosenau, Brin McAtee-Rosenau, Sarah Ebey and Jason Jones.
Mar 10, 2017

Theater group presents comedy next weekend

by Holly Scholz
Ochoco Players Community Theatre to perform a parody of Victorian high society March 17-19
Mar 10, 2017

ODOT preparing for solar eclipse traffic

by Jason Chaney
Will mount an education effort to prevent people from pulling off side of highway to view event
Mar 10, 2017

Large solar power plant now under construction in Crook County

by Jason Chaney
Is expected to be the biggest plant in Oregon once completed and create about 300 construction jobs