A cappella opener

A cappella opener

The Picnic in the Park concert series kicks off Wednesday evening, featuring The Coats The...

Celebrating 65 years of service

Celebrating 65 years of service

Soroptimist International of Prineville has helped senior citizens, youth and the community since...

Fly-In organizers expect big crowd

Fly-In organizers expect big crowd

The community is welcome to the Fifth Annual Prineville Open House Fly-In Saturday, July 30 What...

New development planned for the Ochoco Lumber site

New development planned for the Ochoco Lumber site

Will include new Clinic Pharmacy building and national sandwich chain When Pioneer Memorial...

Promoting fire safety

Promoting fire safety

Ochoco National Forest staff invited Kids Club children to paint fire safety signs With summer...

Teaching children about God's word

Teaching children about God's word

Several Prineville churches offer the annual Bible education program for local children Back in...

Rebounds moves across town

Rebounds moves across town

The physical therapy clinic outgrows its original location, moves to Combs Flat Crossing Rebound...

A night with the stars

A night with the stars

Star Party at the Prineville Reservoir coincides with free camping during State Parks Day...


Prineville's Features

July 19, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Prineville get 1.18 inches of rain in 16 hours 100 years ago July 20, 1916 During the 16 hours ending at 10 p.m. Sunday, 1.18 inches of rain fell in Prineville. The greatest downpour by…
July 19, 2016

Picnic in the Park series begins this week

by Teresa Tooley
The Cellular Connection will conduct its free backpack giveaway later this month at Prineville's Verizon store Picnic in the Park will kick off this Wednesday, July 20 with a show from 6 to 8…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Spectators enjoy a concert during the 2015 series. Picnic in the Park typically draws a large crowd.
July 15, 2016

The sounds of summer

by Holly Scholz
Picnic in the Park brings various music bands to Pioneer Park each Wednesday evening through the end of August Ready for some summertime tunes? In its 12th year, the Picnic in the Park summer…


LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Cruise attendees inspect DeSoto, a 1939 Air Flow street rod owned by Ron Robbel, of Bend.
July 12, 2016

Cruising to Prineville

by Central Oregonian
The Crook County Rodders Car Club, a nonprofit organization based in Prineville, hosted the 11th Annual Cruise to the Center of Oregon Car Show and Swap Meet Saturday, July 9 at the Crook County…
JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Pam Reinhart visits with longtime Wells Fargo customer Arlene Deitz during Reinhart's retirement party on July 2. She worked at the bank for 41 years, most recently as a personal banker.
July 12, 2016

Consistency you can bank on

by Holly Scholz
Pam Reinhart has acquired many friends during her four decades at the local bank Banking has changed dramatically since Pam Reinhart first became a teller 41 years ago. “There were no computers…
July 12, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1991: Fire damages First Interstate Bank 100 years ago July 13, 1916 Central Oregon received a lion’s share of the prevalent rain of the Northwest, during the last two weeks of June. All…
July 12, 2016

And they're off ...

by Teresa Tooley
Picnic in the Park will kick off its concert series next week The Crooked River Roundup Horse Races start this Wednesday, July 13 with gates opening at 6 p.m. and post time for the first race at…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Students of Prineville Music Theater Camp will perform 'Aladdin Jr.' at 7 p.m. July 15-16 at the CCHS auditorium. Pictured in costume left to right: Eric Michel as Iago the parrot, Hannah Jones as Jafar, Kyler Michel as Aladdin, Wylee Chavez as the Sultan, Brynn Hill as Jasmine, Katie Jones as the narrator, and, front, Andi Noyes as Genie.
July 08, 2016

Camp & theater

by Holly Scholz
Prineville Music Theater Camp children present 'Aladdin Jr.' next weekend Twelve-year-old Hannah Jones has turned off YouTube and her own music for three weeks this summer to play the part of…
PHOTO COURTESY OF EQUINE COMMUNITY RESOURCES - Equine Community Resources member LaVonne Smejkal lets a rider choose a poker card during the poker ride at the annual Clippity-Clop to Snip ‘Em Off Benefit Trail Ride. Riders pick a card at each station, it gets recorded on their record sheet, and upon ride completion, the riders with the best hands pick from the prize table until the prizes are gone. The event is planned for Sept. 17-18 at Sisters Cow Camp.
July 08, 2016

For the love of horses

by Holly Scholz
Bend-based Equine Community Resources helps families in hardships care for their horses Equine Community Resources helps people and their horses live happy, healthy lives together. However,…
July 05, 2016

Photos from the Fourth

by Central Oregonian

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CENTRAL OREGONIAN: HOLLY  SCHOLZ - Doug Riemann, left, and Tim Satterfield opened Box and Crates, etc. last fall in a woodshop on Laughlin Road in Prineville. They specialize in boxes and crates but also like the challenge of creating custom wood projects.
Jul 05, 2016

Those box and crate guys

by Holly Scholz
Local woodworkers find success in making boxes, crates and custom wood products Doug Riemann likes the “etcetera” in his Box and Crates, etc. business that he owns with Tim Satterfield, in…
Jul 05, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1941: Mrs. Mary Combs Howard crowned Pioneer Queen 100 years ago July 6, 1916 Petitions bearing several hundred names were filed with the Secretary of State yesterday which provides that the…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Amy stafford
Jul 05, 2016

Truck & tractor pulls to be held this weekend at fairgrounds

by Teresa Tooley
Amy Stafford has joined the sales team of Keller Williams Realty Central Oregon It is that time of year again for the Prineville-Crook County Phone Book. We have purchased and received our phone…
The Alimony show tractor in the above photo is scheduled to appear at the First Annual Prineville Truck and Tractor Pull next weekend at the Crook County Fairgrounds. The event will not only feature show and modified tractors, but local residents are invited to compete.
Jul 01, 2016

Tractor Pull

by Jason Chaney
The First Annual Prineville Truck and Tractor Pull is intended for people of all ages to satisfy a demand for motor sport events In late June and early July, the outdoor arena at the Crook…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DOUCETTES - The Doucettes, from Houston, Texas, play in two bluegrass gospel concerts this weekend at Pioneer Park. Pictured, left to right: Harlen, Hayden, Hannah, Hudsen, Holten and (front) Hansen Doucette.
Jul 01, 2016

Texas band shares their bluegrass gospel

by Holly Scholz
Five teenage siblings present two free gospel bluegrass concerts in Pioneer Park Maybe you missed seeing them in the Crooked River Roundup Parade last Saturday or didn’t get to hear them perform…
Jun 28, 2016

Roundup swings into town

by Central Oregonian
Jun 28, 2016

From Sagebrush to Stability

by Jason Chaney
Prineville Economic Development of Central Oregon hosts its annual luncheon Wednesday When it comes to business growth in Crook County, the economy has transitioned from sagebrush to stability.…
Jun 28, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1966: Courthouse gets night lighting 100 years ago June 29, 1916 Two new Buick automobiles were stolen from the Inland Auto Company recently and have, in all probability, been taken into Canada…
Jun 28, 2016

Mega sale ends this Wednesday at 5 p.m.

by Teresa Tooley
Sons of Beer to hold benefit this Wednesday for local cowboy Tom Blasdell, who was recently injured in a horse accident The Central Oregonian will be having an 8-Hour Mega Sale this Wednesday,…
Jun 24, 2016

Kicking off Roundup Week

by Central Oregonian
Stampede Street Party and Roundup Carnival