On a roll

On a roll

Prineville's Darlene Henderson celebrates the big 6-0 on two wheels Darlene Henderson celebrated...

Approaching the finish line

Approaching the finish line

A ribbon cutting at the resurfaced Crook County Skate Park is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday,...

A new era for an old school

A new era for an old school

Although construction was by no means complete on the new Crooked River Elementary, the Crook...

A Western Glow

A Western Glow

New Giddy Up owners join Glow Esthetics owner for a double grand opening this Friday Looking for...


Prineville's Features

August 23, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1941: Summer storms bring lots of rain and hail, spark several wildfires 100 years ago August 24, 1916 Prineville is to have a modern business block to replace the buildings destroyed by fire…
August 23, 2016

The Airshow of the Cascades this weekend

by Teresa Tooley
Facebook's Boost Your Business Bus is stopping in Prineville this Thursday The 2016 Pioneer Summer Festival and Highland Games are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A scene from the musical.
August 23, 2016

'Thoroughly Modern Millie'

by Central Oregonian
Runaway Stage Theatrics presented the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” in partnership with High Desert Dance Arts, in four performances last weekend at the Crook County High School auditorium.…


HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Buzzy Nielsen, in his iconic bow tie, is the new library director at the Crook County Library. Margaret Atwood's science fiction novels are some of his favorites.
August 19, 2016

Beyond four walls

by Holly Scholz
The new library director hopes to increase outreach and partner with other local organizations Buzzy Nielsen likes dystopian sci-fi. “I think it’s interesting — speculative science fiction,” the…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - The Grocery Outlet Independence from Hunger food drive concluded recently, benefitting local agencies. Pictured left to right: Men's shelter volunteer Jim Powell and Operations Manager Lisa Godat of Redemption House; Head Checker Vera Auld, Checker Michelle Hill, and Independence from Hunger Coordinator Jennifer Shaver of Grocery Outlet; and President Jim Rodosevich, Pantry Manager Linda Holes, and Maintenance Manager Tom Brock of St. Vincent de Paul.
August 19, 2016

Independence from Hunger food drive

by Holly Scholz
The Prineville Grocery Outlet completed its Sixth Annual Independence from Hunger food drive recently and donated food and cash to the Redemption House and St. Vincent de Paul. During July,…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performed their Americana country rock 50th Anniversary Tour concert to a full house Saturday night during the Crook County Fair. Left to right, drummer and harmonica player Jimmie Fadden; bass guitar player Jim Photoglo, who wrote 1987 hit 'Fishin' in the Dark'; lead singer Jeff Hanna; fiddle player John McEuen; and keyboardist Bob Carpenter.
August 16, 2016

Hats, Boots & Country Roots

by Central Oregonian
The 2016 Crook County Fair saw it all — blue ribbons, music, livestock, bunnies, elephant ears, magic shows and barbecues. The fair began Wednesday evening and concluded Saturday night with the…
August 16, 2016

Creating their Legacy

by Holly Scholz
Two former high school dance team members open Legacy Dance Company in Prineville, plan Aug. 21 open house Dancers should leave a positive footprint on our world. That’s what Amanda Estes, the…
August 16, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1916: Two men fighting over bees, end up in court 100 years ago August 17, 1916 A swarm of innocent young bees having arrived at the proper age for leaving the paternal hive, took their royal…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - troy baker
August 16, 2016

Best Western Prineville Inn receives award

by Teresa Tooley
High Desert Christian Academy is now registering for the 2016-17 school year The Best Western Prineville Inn recently received the Best Western Director’s Award for outstanding quality…
PHOTO COURTESY OF WEBSTER PUBLIC RELATIONS - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members, left to right: Bob Carpenter, keyboards/accordion/vocals; Jeff Hanna, guitars/vocals; Jimmie Fadden, drums/harmonica/vocals; and John McEuen, banjo/fiddle/guitar/mandolin.
August 12, 2016

What makes them 'tic'

by Holly Scholz
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen loves playing their eclectic country-rock music for a small-town audience Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member John McEuen likes to say that they put…

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LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Alexys and Addison Wells hug their pig, Pedge, during the first day of the Crook County Fair.
Aug 12, 2016

Loving their livestock

by Holly Scholz
The 2016 Crook County Fair “Hats, Boots and Country Roots” kicked off Wednesday evening. Thursday and Friday saw 4-H, FFA and open class livestock and small animal owners compete in conformation…
RON HALVORSON FOR THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Ron Greene, who brought pickleball to Prineville two years ago, explains the game while members of the Prineville Pickleball Club play.
Aug 09, 2016

Crazy about pickleball

by Ron Halvorson
The court sport has enjoyed a recent comeback, attracting players of all ages and skill levels Some compare pickleball to tennis or badminton. A few liken it to ping pong. All say it’s fun — a…
Aug 09, 2016

Celebrating 60 years in business with a new name

by Holly Scholz
Bishop Tire Factory joins Point S Tire and Auto Service, increasing buying power White and blue with a flash of green — those are the new colors of Bishop Tire Factory as the 60-year-old…
Aug 09, 2016

Back in Time

by Central Oregonian
1966: Ruth Taylor Weaver crowned Pioneer Queen 100 years ago August 10, 1916 The rumors that have been circulated lately to the effect that H.R. Dunn and son were lynched on the High Desert have…
Aug 09, 2016

Fairgrounds to host next Prineville Perk

by Teresa Tooley
Donations are being collected at Mid Oregon Credit Union for Supplies 4 Schools The 2016 Crook County Fair “Hats, Boots & Country Roots,” with free parking and admission, takes place Wednesday…
TIM SATTERFIELD, SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Left to right, Vicki Stewart, Vern Staley, Betty McDaniel Staley and Julie Billingsley.
Aug 09, 2016

Reuniting with old CCHS friends

by Holly Scholz
Graduates of Crook County High School from the classes of 1940 to 1959 had their annual reunion Saturday evening at the Bowman Museum. Traditionally, the reunion has been open to classmates who…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Clothes Encounters owner Tara Fetterly, left, and Donna Hammond prepare for the Central Oregon Great Giveaway, planned for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Prineville. Fetterly donates clothing from her consignment shop. Everything is free during the annual giveaway.
Aug 05, 2016

Serving and giving

by Holly Scholz
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts the annual Central Oregon Great Giveway Aug. 13 It’s like a free garage sale. The local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A City of Prineville worker removes asphalt from the skate park Tuesday morning.
Aug 05, 2016

Skate park work underway

by Holly Scholz
The City of Prineville Public Works Department removed the asphalt from the skate park on Juniper Street earlier this week and will do some of the preparation work for the upcoming resurfacing.…
Aug 02, 2016

Relay for Life of Crook County 2016

by Holly Scholz
Local Relay for Life has raised $51,600 for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Crook County 2016 has raised $51,600 for the American Cancer Society, and more could come in, said Amy…
HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Thomas Huestis slices bacon at Cinder Butte Meat Company, in Prineville. Bob and Lori Mehan purchased Quimby's Independent Meat Market from Shane and Tammie Quimby in mid July.
Aug 02, 2016

Cinder Butte Meat Co. purchases Quimby's Independent Meat Market

by Holly Scholz
The Redmond-based business expands to Prineville, plans to increase smoking services Redmond-based Cinder Butte Meat Company owners Bob and Lori Mehan purchased Quimby’s Independent Meat Market…