There's no place like home

There's no place like home

Larry Smith, the victim of a debilitating stroke, comes home to 'the room that love built' ...

Math students score one for the team

Math students score one for the team

CCMS students compete with seven schools in math contest, earn first place Math Tac Toe? Solve...

Dentist and leader

Dentist and leader

John Say, who passed away last week, is remembered fondly by colleagues, friends and family ...

Giving local Latinos a better chance at a higher education

Giving local Latinos a better chance at a higher education

Six-week series teaches families school success and career readiness When the mother of a local...

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: HILLARY BORRUD/EO MEDIA GROUP - Willamette University student Nastja Nykaza, 19, said she plans to vote this year but is not sure whether her vote will make a difference.
May 03, 2016

Candidates, parties shake off 'bland' politics to attract young…

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregon is among the easiest places in the nation to vote, with a vote-by-mail system and an automatic voter registration program. Still, turnout among the state’s youngest voters has…
May 06, 2016

Late political party switch may result in two ballots

by Central Oregonian
SALEM – Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins wants voters who changed their party affiliation in the weeks leading up to the April 26 voter registration deadline to know that they may…
May 03, 2016

County court candidates take stage at forum

by Jason Chaney
Eight of 10 seeking government seats take questions during three-hour event Thursday A light-hearted tone came through in Crook County’s first candidate forum of the 2016 election season as…


April 30, 2016

Banking firm to invest in Consolidated Pine plant

by Holly Scholz
Commissioner Crawford and Rep. McLane key in getting agreement with Rhode Island's Tzar Investment Group Tzar Investment Group LLC of Rhode Island, an investment banking and turnaround…
April 30, 2016

Signs knocked over due to obstructed view of traffic

by Jason Chaney
Jason Carr's large political sign removed, damaged, prompting police report and contact A local resident admitted to knocking down political signs near a Prineville intersection Monday, claiming…
JASON CHANEY - Mike O'Herron, co-chair of the Public Safety Facility Advisory Committee, addresses the Crook County Court and Prineville City Council in a joint work session on Tuesday afternoon.
April 29, 2016

Jail group suggestion: let's built it

by Jason Chaney
Public Safety Facility Advisory Committee recommends a new 70-bed jail be built in downtown Prineville area After meeting for several months to examine the jail needs of Crook County, the Public…
JASON CHANEY - Eighth-grader Jenna Porter, middle, won the Oregon Spellers contest at Crook County Middle School. Hannah Dozhier, left, took second place, and Zach Portukalian, right, earned third. Vicki Bobbitt, back left, and Cathy Farabaugh, back right, coordinated the Oregon Spellers contest in Crook County.
April 29, 2016

Top spellers take home the prize

by Holly Scholz
Winner of first local contest in years will represent CCMS at Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship Do you know how to spell spelunking? How about palatability? Crook County Middle School…
PHOTO COURTESY OF PRINEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT - Lance Stanley and Emelie Tavernia
April 27, 2016

UPDATE: Local runaway teens found in Washington

by Jason Chaney
Two runaway teens from Prineville were found Tuesday evening after going missing for more than a month. According to Prineville Police Department, 16-year-old Prineville resident Lance Stanley…
CROOK COUNTY JAIL - Noel Solis Jr.
April 27, 2016

Prineville man arrested in single-vehicle crash

by Jason Chaney
A single-vehicle accident on O’Neil Highway resulted in the arrest of a Prineville man for multiple offenses Tuesday evening. Crook County deputies were dispatched to the crash scene, near mile…
PHOTO COURTESY OF PRINEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT - Emelie Tavernia and Lance Stanley
April 26, 2016

Local police seek information runaway teens

by Jason Chaney
Prineville police are seeking information on the whereabouts of two teenage runaways that left home late last month. According to authorities, 16-year-old Prineville resident Lance Stanley was…

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Apr 26, 2016

Candidate forums slate is set

by Jason Chaney
Events scheduled for April 28, May 3 and 10 will allow voters to learn about those running for county court offices With the election nearing, two organizations will soon host candidate forums…
JASON CHANEY - Wayward Soul practices at the home of Wyatt and Jozee Moss. Pictured left to right are Grace Cooper, Chad Hester, Cameron Harris, Jozee Moss and Wyatt Moss.
Apr 26, 2016

Wayward Soul carries on after third-place finish

by Jason Chaney
Band comprised of two Prineville residents and four Bend natives competed in radio-sponsored event Brothers Wyatt and Jozee Moss have performed with many musicians in their hometown of…
PHOTO COURTESY OF JUDY FUENTES - Judy Fuentes, owner of Artventure with Judy, offers paint nights, where guests use acrylic paints to create their own version of her artwork on canvas.
Apr 26, 2016

Bring your brushes and support middle school art

by Holly Scholz
Paint Night is coming to Prineville Thursday evening at Mazatlan You may have seen it on social media — a picture of a small group of friends proudly holding up their own painted masterpieces.…
CROOK COUNTY JAIL - Danjero Shetler
Apr 22, 2016

Rooftop escape plan ends in arrest

by Jason Chaney
Danjero Shetler flees to the roof of downtown business to evade police pursuit Downtown Prineville became the site of a police chase Tuesday afternoon in which the suspect fled to a rooftop to…
Apr 22, 2016

Is this local election more compelling?

by Jason Chaney
Former Crook County office holders weigh in on what makes the 2016 Crook County primary more intriguing than others in recent history There seems to be a bit of a buzz about this Crook County…
JASON CHANEY - C.W. Smith
Apr 22, 2016

Smith seeks write-in votes for Senate seat

by Jason Chaney
Is running in response to highly criticized manner in which Oregon Sen. Doug Whitsett retired The way Oregon Sen. Doug Whitsett announced his retirement upset many people. Going public with his…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Visitors to Bluestone Gardens enjoy last year's Goat Jamboree, part of the Crooked River Open Pastures slate.
Apr 22, 2016

Rotating farm markets returning

by Jason Chaney
Crooked River Open Pastures program to resume on April 30 Following a successful first outing last spring and summer, local farms are once again participating in and facilitating the Crooked…
PHOTO COURTESY OF WAYNE THOMASSON - Prineville native Wayne Thomasson is a teacher at a middle school in Everett, Wash. He recently performed the Heimlich maneuver on his student, seventh-grader Gavin Dreben, who was choking on a Warheads hard candy.
Apr 22, 2016

School teacher turned hero

by Holly Scholz
Prineville native Wayne Thomasson saves life of choking middle school student Middle school English teacher Wayne Thomasson was sitting at his desk, helping a couple of his students when a boy…
Apr 19, 2016

Judge issues opinion on spotted frog litigation

by Holly M. Gill
All parties must meet with judge for settlement; legislation emerges to help fund conservation efforts In a second win for Central Oregon irrigation districts, the federal judge who denied an…
HOLLY SCHOLZ - Four students at High Desert Dance Arts earned a scholarship to attend DancerPalooza, a week-long dancing festival held in Long Beach, Calif. From left, Kynsie Ramos, Andrea Ortiz, Felicity Bush and Haley Nelson.
Apr 19, 2016

Reaching new heights

by Holly Scholz
Girls from High Desert Dance Arts earn scholarship to attend dance festival Dancing is often a way for young girls to express themselves and achieve their dreams. Four local dancers have an…