Storm King Mountain: 20 years later

Storm King Mountain: 20 years later

Even after two decades, the tragedy still deeply affects family, friends and community members ...

More than just a rifle

Jim Malloy recently presented a rifle to Central Oregon Readiness Center in memory of friend and...

'That car was 1930'

'That car was 1930'

A transient stole an antique car from a church parking lot and later crashed it in the river The...

Growing the roundup

Growing the roundup

The Crooked River Roundup has added a pancake breakfast, professional announcer, and NFR barrel...

Rodeo queen trifecta

Rodeo queen trifecta

2014 Crooked River Roundup Queen Megen Hopper has also reigned as the 2011 Jefferson County Queen...

Reservoir rescue

Reservoir rescue

CCHS foreign exchange student Leandre Nicolai pulled a boy who was unconscious and under water to...

Front and center

Front and center

After spending 30 years, working behind the scenes for the Crooked River Roundup, Pat McCabe is...

Building the Lower 66

Building the Lower 66

Volunteers are building a new bike path to the Ochoco viewpoint Seth Crawford pulls a large rock...

Eighth grade achievement audit shows troubling gap

Eighth grade achievement audit shows troubling gap

English language learners and disabled students show most need for improvement locally Today's...

A century of extending local service

A century of extending local service

The OSU Crook County Extension Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary on May 7 As a way to...

To bee or not to bee?

To bee or not to bee?

Crook County residents are hoping to start a local beekeeping group Andy Schutz wanted to create...

Recovering remains

Recovering remains

Crook County Search and Rescue volunteers were recently called upon to help with the sobering...

Offering the budgeting basics

Offering the budgeting basics

A new program offered by NeighborImpact HomeSource offers financial coaching for individuals and...

Filing Day frenzy

Filing Day frenzy

Some local residents file their tax returns within the first month, but many wait until the...

Rewarded for taking Community Action

Rewarded for taking Community Action

The social network company gave more than 20 grants to multiple local groups Facebook recently...

Giving children the Head Start they need

Giving children the Head Start they need

The local Head Start program is currently accepting applications for new students Applications...

Prineville Disposal launching yard debris program

Prineville Disposal launching yard debris program

The optional service will be offered beginning April 1 Spring has finally sprung and people are...

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by: PHOTO COURTESY OF GOOGLE - Crook County is mounting a bone pile removal program to prevent the attraction of wolves to the area.
July 08, 2014

Preparing for arrival of the pack

by Jason Chaney
Crook County is using $3,000 in grant money to help with bone pile removal on local ranches Wolves have yet to enter Crook County borders, and they may not arrive for a long time, but that…
by: JASON CHANEY - Lutheran Community Services Resource Center staff will all play a role in the new Assertive Community Treatment program. Pictured left to right are Dean Bonanno, young adult hub coordinator/therapist; Tiffany Boyum, case manager/active community outreach; Kori Kuaana, therapist; Karen Bones, case manager; and Fred Hosillos, supported employment specialist.
July 08, 2014

LCS program focusing on community outreach

by Jason Chaney
The Assertive Community Treatment model takes case managers to people's homes When staff for Lutheran Community Services provides assistance to people with mental illnesses, they typically serve…
July 04, 2014

Does bed rental increase fix jail space issue?

by Jason Chaney
A third-party company was asked by the Crook County Court to complete a cost benefit analysis of a Jefferson County jailbed rental proposal For more than a decade, Crook County has rented jail…
by: JASON CHANEY - Traffic signals on Third Street from Elm Street to Harwood Street are undergoing changes to speed up the flow of traffic down the road.
July 04, 2014

Improving Third Street traffic flow

by Jason Chaney
The City of Prineville is working with ODOT to adjust traffic signals and shorten the wait time for east-west travel For the past decade, the City of Prineville street and planning departments…
by: CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - The City of Prineville Railway has gained some new lumber shipping business since joining forces with Tom Foster of American Railroad Group.
July 04, 2014

Railway agreement yielding new business

by Jason Chaney
The City of Prineville Railway has benefitted from a marketing lease with American Railroad Group When the City of Prineville Railway began 2014, it possessed an upgraded state-of-the-art…
by: LON AUSTIN - The Crooked River is inhabited by endangered steelhead, which were reintroduced into the river. The City of Prineville is working to gain protection from penalties associated with accidental take of the species.
July 04, 2014

Walden pushing for longer input period on ESA changes

by Kevin Sperl
Affected parties include the City of Prineville, which is completing a Habitat Conservation Plan U.S. Rep. Greg Walden has joined 42 other members of Congress in urging federal agencies to…
July 01, 2014

Independence day festivities feature new events, location

by Jason Chaney
The Fourth of July Jubilee will be held at Crooked River Park this year Independence Day is just one week away, and local residents can once again count on a full slate of activities to fill the…
by: PHOTO COURTESY OF CROOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - The driver, Bryan France, was found sitting on the shoulder about 50 feet from the crashed motorcycle.
July 01, 2014

Prineville man injured in DUII motorcycle accident

by Kevin Sperl
The driver of the motorcycle failed to negotiate a corner on Juniper Canyon Road and hit a road sign On Sunday, June 29, around 5 p.m., deputies from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office were…
by: PHOTO COURTESY OF ALEX BITZ - The following stickers were placed on alcoholic beverage containers to remind those purchasing the drinks that it is illegal to provide them to youth under the age of 21.
July 01, 2014

County looks at new strategies to curb youth drinking

by Jason Chaney
Efforts include the Sticker Shock campaign, which puts reminders on alcoholic beverages in participating stores Crook County still has an underage drinking problem. One need only consider the…
June 27, 2014

Police chief case moving forward

by Jason Chaney
Third party investigator has delivered their report to the City of Prineville attorney and the attorneys for Chief Eric Bush Nine months have passed since Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush was…

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by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Powell Butte resident Tony Newbill claimed his winning Powerball ticket worth $50,000 on Monday, June 23. He plans to use the winnings to upgrade his ranch.
Jun 27, 2014

Local man wins $50,000 jackpot

by Jason Chaney
Tony Newbill, of Powell Butte, matched four out of five numbers playing the Powerball lottery game Powell Butte resident Tony Newbill was settling in to enjoy his morning cup of coffee before…
by: JASON CHANEY - Crook County Landfill Manager Leroy Gray stands alongside cell five, which is currently under construction.
Jun 27, 2014

Crook County Landfill cell nearing completion

by Jason Chaney
Cell number five will cover five acres of land and will be 50 feet deep Within the next few years, Crook County Landfill is going to need a fifth cell to keep up with customer demand. In order…
by: PHOTO COURTESY OF LUCAS SMITH  - Lucas Smith gives a thumbs up from the cockpit during one of his familiarization rides as a sophomore at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Jun 27, 2014

Crook County pilot is taking flight

by Kevin Sperl
Lucas Smith is about to enter his junior year at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado It was a love of flying that led 2012 Crook County High School graduate Lucas Smith to leave Prineville,…
Jun 24, 2014

Senate Bowman Dam clears another hurdle

by Jason Chaney
Legislation sponsored by senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden passed out of committee Bowman Dam legislation sponsored by U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden took another step forward last…
Jun 24, 2014

Developer hopes to build senior housing

by Kevin Sperl
Development would target low-income seniors 55 and older John Gilbert, co-operating manager with Pacific Crest Affordable Housing, a Bend company, wants to build low-income senior housing in…
by: RON HALVORSON - This homeowner has taken precautions to make their home 'fire safe,' including pruning juniper trees close to the home.
Jun 24, 2014

Minimizing the destruction

by Ron Halvorson
The recent Two Bulls blaze demonstrates need for local wildfire preparednesss In the early afternoon of June 7, smoke was reported from an area 10 miles northwest of Bend. By the following day,…
Jun 24, 2014

Brothers residents seek to acquire schoolhouse for local use

by Kevin Sperl
Community members ask county school board to consider transfer of property Representatives of the Brothers-Hampton Rangeland Fire Protection Association came to Monday night’s school board…
Jul 01, 2014

Prineville resident arrested in ATV accident

by Central Oregonian
On Friday, June 20, at 10 p.m., deputies from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Crook County Fire and Rescue, and EMTs from Rager Ranger District were dispatched to a single vehicle accident…
by: JASON CHENEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County Fairgrounds Manager Casey Daly hopes the new structure will attract more events to the facility.
Jun 20, 2014

Fairgrounds entering a new stage

by Jason Chaney
Completion of a permanent stage, tent, and dance floor will be used extensively during the Crook County Fair and is expected to encourage new use from other entities For years, when it came time…
by: KEVIN SPERL/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Deborah Krause and EJ Honton, residents of the Marks Creek area of the Ochoco National Forest, present their objections to the proposed Ochoco Summit Trail System.
Jun 20, 2014

OHV summit trail proposal draws objections

by Kevin Sperl
Concerns voiced over location of proposed Ochoco trail system Representatives of Central Oregon LandWatch, the Sierra Club, Oregon Hunters Association and the Oregon Department of Fish and…




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