Honoring veterans through music

Honoring veterans through music

The public is invited to attend a Tribute to the Veterans concert this coming Sunday On Memorial...

Edgerly purchases local business and returns 'home'

Edgerly purchases local business and returns 'home'

Prineville Funeral Home is once again, locally owned, operated, and part of the Prineville...

Winning mayor plans

Winning mayor plans

Cecil Sly Elementary fourth-grader Cameron McNeill winner of the 'If I Were Mayor' contest ...

Theater Revived!

Theater Revived!

Community Theater returns to the public library this Friday and Saturday Everyone who has ever...


Prineville's Features

JASON CHANEY - The staff of Crook County Properties takes time out of the work day for a photo on the steps of their Northeast Third Street office. Pictured left to right are Mike Warren Jr., Tracy Martinez, Barbara Warren, and Mike Warren Sr.
May 15, 2015

Meeting property needs in Crook County for 30 years

by Jason Chaney
They have always concentrated on meeting the individual needs of those who have chosen to do business with them at Crook County Properties After owning and operating Crook County Properties for…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Crook County High School Athletic Director Rob Bonner, left, Robberson Ford General Manager Joe MItchell, and Booster Club President Joe Becker announce that they have collaborated to bring a new scoreboard to the school's baseball field.
May 12, 2015

Keeping Score!

by Kevin Sperl
Local business-school partnership results in a new scoreboard for Crook County High School There have been a few baseball games at Pimentel Field, home of the Crook County High School Cowboy…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Prineville's Stephanie Forrester was crowned Miss Southern Gem, earning the right to compete in the upcoming Miss Oregon pageant
May 08, 2015

Hoping to be Miss Oregon

by Kevin Sperl
Stephanie Forrester will compete in the upcoming Miss Oregon pageant in June in Seaside To the casual observer, beauty pageants seem to be all about appearances and swimsuit and evening gown…
JASON CHANEY - Secure Storage co-owner Marcus Walker shows off the RV storage portion of the Prineville facility. The business, located off of Peters Road, is scheduled to open July 1.
May 08, 2015

Secure Storage on schedule to open in July

by Jason Chaney
Secure Storage is located in five locations statewide While much of the work at Woodgrain Millwork came to a halt this past fall, another business had just gotten started across the street.…
KEVIN SPERL - The Crook County Middle School Pentagames math competition team finished second overall in Hermiston last weekend. Front row from left are: Jacob Lester, Olivia Cooper, and Kandace Bingham. Back row from left: Jenna Porter, Casey Tunison, Chris Easlon, and Taylor Wanous. Missing from the photo are Josie Graydon and Hazel Hoffman.
May 05, 2015

Fun with numbers

by Kevin Sperl
Crook County Middle School students place second overall at Pentagames competition Math-loving students from Crook County Middle School traveled to Hermiston on April 23 and 24 to take part in…
JASON CHANEY - Humane Society of the Ochocos Executive Director Heather O'Daniel (right) and Volunteer Coordinator Carrie Wilson pose for a photo with their new, yet-to-be-named mascot dog. The dog is part of an elementary school-oriented campaign designed to teach the community more about the animal shelter and what it does.
April 30, 2015

Connecting kids with the shelter

by Jason Chaney
The Humane Society of the Ochocos is launching a campaign that helps children learn more about what the facility does Children filing into the gymnasium at Ochoco Elementary School Friday…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Clint Brooks at his own home, which is one of many custom houses he has built during his 35-year career in Crook County.
April 30, 2015

Building dream homes for 35 years

by Jason Chaney
Clint Brooks General Contractor attributes his success to having good and trustworthy subcontractors Clint Brooks has owned and operated a construction business in Prineville since 1980, but his…
April 27, 2015

Derby Days

by Jason Chaney
In past two years the derby has seen a significant increase in participation Families young and old looking for a fun day of fishing and perhaps a little friendly competition can find both in…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Former president Teddy Roosevelt (pictured above) will be portrayed for locals at Bowman Museum April 30.
April 24, 2015

Presidential Road Show

by Kevin Sperl
Joe Wiegand will bring his Teddy Roosevelt performance to the Bowman Museum April 30 Prineville is one of approximately 140 stops that Teddy Roosevelt plans on making in 2015, telling his story…
JASON CHANEY - Simmons brothers Hank (left) and Jordan show off one of the many mounts inside their office. This crocodile came from one of  their hunting trips to Africa.
April 24, 2015

Simmons Realty has kept it in the family since 1950

by Jason Chaney
Simmons Realty is known to host field trips for grade school students to view and identify the many animals that are on display at their Third Street office location Walking through the front…

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JASON CHANEY - Crook County Parks Supervisor Duane Garner shows where some trash has been left along Ochoco Creek as it moves through Ochoco Creek Park. The cleanup effort will focus on picking up trash throughout Ochoco and Crooked River parks.
Apr 16, 2015

Earth Day cleanup

by Jason Chaney
Ochoco Creek and Crook River parks slated for trash cleanup Every year, as Earth Day approaches, community organizations throughout Oregon band together on cleanup projects to restore parks and…
JASON CHANEY - Roberto Toledo, owner of Toledo Landscape Maintenance, edges the lawn outside of The Associates Real Estate Inc. and Wild West Property Management, LLC. Over the past 10 years, Toledo has expanded his business over 100 fold.
Apr 16, 2015

A decade of keeping local lawns maintained

by Jason Chaney
What started as mowing the lawn of his father's neighbor has turned into a full-time job Roberto Toledo launched his landscaping business 10 years ago with a single project for one customer. “My…
KEVIN SPERL - Crook County High School Culinary Instructor Macy Hagensee and his 'Pro Start' team, from left, Laura Fraser, Megan Allen, Monica Lopez, and Courtney Austin sample their work-in-progress Cascade Culinary Institute high school competition dish.
Apr 13, 2015

For the love of food

by Kevin Sperl
High school culinary students are preparing for the upcoming Cascade Culinary Classic If it’s spring it must be time for Crook County High School’s culinary classes’ springtime fundraising…
Apr 09, 2015

Helping parents help their kids

by Kevin Sperl
School district hosts Math Night to introduce families to Common Core Todd Barrett, academic coach at Ochoco Elementary, is anticipating the arrival of his first child and is already planning on…
JASON CHANEY - Joe Litzinger, owner of Barney Prine's Steakhouse and Saloon, has worked over the past 10 years to create an inviting and family-friendly restaurant.
Apr 09, 2015

Building a steakhouse

by Jason Chaney
Joe Litzinger took over ownership of Barney Prine's Steakhouse and Saloon 10 years ago and has worked to improve the restaurant ever since When Joe Litzinger made his first trip to Prineville a…
KEVIN SPERL - Destiny Flock, center, is surrounded by friends and family in support of her taking part in the upcoming Walk to Cure Diabetes in Bend. From left are her friend Alee Simmons, her aunt Jody Welden, step-mom Katie Flock, and mother Brandy Jones.
Apr 06, 2015

Walking to find a cure

by Kevin Sperl
Local teen forms a team to take part in Bend's Walk to Cure Diabetes When Destiny Flock, now 15 and a freshman at Crook County High School, was 10 years-old, she and her mother, Brandy Jones,…
KEVIN SPERL - Large groups of area youth made a mad dash for Easter eggs at last year's hunt at Ochoco Creek Park.
Apr 02, 2015

Time to hunt for eggs

by Kevin Sperl
Two local events this Saturday will offer plenty of chances for kids to collect Easter eggs What started as a community service project for Powell Butte area 4-H clubs has turned into a…
JASON CHANEY - Craig Oehlschlaeger, owner of Kirby Appliance Service, has been repairing a variety of household machines for the past 35 years.
Apr 02, 2015

35 years of diagnosing household machines

by Jason Chaney
Since 1980, Craig Oehlschlaeger has run Kirby Appliance Service Craig Oehlschlaeger enjoys the challenge of diagnosing a broken appliance and the satisfaction of fixing whatever is wrong with…
Mar 31, 2015

Become a better biker

by Kevin Sperl
Saturday's bike clinic will raise money for the COTA-proposed Bike Park The fund raising effort for the hoped-for COTA bike park in Prineville is making steady progress, and those involved with…




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