Finding peace after sorrowful times

Central Oregonian - News
The storms, unfair things of life, must invade our space before we can be victorious over them

Dick LeMert was a long-time Prineville merchant

Central Oregonian - News
He established LeMert Emporium, a variety store in downtown Prineville, operating it until 1961

Chamber director leaving to join city planning

Central Oregonian - News
Casey Kaiser hired as City of Prineville's associate planner, will start on June 11

County building getting facelift

Central Oregonian - News
Crook County Courthouse Annex is getting remodeled to fix maintenance issues

New leader getting up to speed on school district

Central Oregonian - News
Incoming school superintendent Sara Johnson attends first board meeting, hears reports of programs and upcoming projects

Soliz elected assessor, Buehler and Brown to square off in…

Central Oregonian - News
Walden to face McLeod-Skinner and Roberts for Second Congressional District seat

Back in Time

Central Oregonian - News
Bobby Kennedy Sr. donates 7 acres near the fairgrounds for parking 25 years ago

Early election results show Jon Soliz in the lead

Central Oregonian - News
Kate Brown, Knute Buehler, Greg Walden and Jamie McLeod-Skinner are in the lead in statewide and federal races

Congress approves new round of county payments

Central Oregonian - News
Secure Rural Schools dollars help fund county road department, schools and forest safety

Ballots are due Tuesday evening

Central Oregonian - News
Voter turnout lower than usual locally and statewide going into primary election

Pray for Mom

Central Oregonian - News
Being a mother is not an easy job, and they need prayers as they raise their children

Two injured in Saturday crash

Central Oregonian - News
A woman failed to obey a traffic control device, colliding with a motorcycle, injuring two

It's gotta be the shoes: Footwear talk coming to Prineville

Central Oregonian - News
OSU Cascades kinesiology associate professor to discuss how proper footwear can prevent injuries and ease pain

Three-vehicle crash causes injuries

Central Oregonian - News
Wreck involving three Prineville residents was caused when Toyota Prius crossed the center line on Juniper Canyon Road

Town Hall: Merkley visits locals

Central Oregonian - News
Senator thinks news outlets, foreign nations contribute to current public angst

Diseased trees: Walton Lake closure extended

Central Oregonian - News
40 acres of the campground off limits, but lake and campground to open as usual on May 15

Schwab's still fourth largest regional employer

Central Oregonian - News
St. Charles remains largest single job provider in Central Oregon according to report

Driver injured in crash northwest of Prineville

Central Oregonian - News
Richard Moller Jr. rolled his pickup and was trapped inside and unconscious when emergency personnel arrived on scene

Artistic gateway

Central Oregonian - News
City officials have begun considering what artwork will adorn the incoming roundabout and seek public input

Room to let your green thumb roam

Central Oregonian - News
Crook County Parks and Recreation District, local church offering community gardens

Crook County Foundation hires new director

Central Oregonian - News
Prineville native Brandi Ebner takes the helm of Crook County Foundation, replacing Daleena Green

Prineville woman arrested in connection with generator theft

Central Oregonian - News
Margaret Verduin arrested and jailed following search of Juniper Canyon area residence

Prineville man wins $30,000 from Scratch-It ticket

Central Oregonian - News
Joel Martin purchased the ticket Main Station Express while on a date with his girlfriend

Splash pad work to begin soon

Central Oregonian - News
Memorandum of understanding paves way to complete work on City of Prineville property

Year five of summer school set

Central Oregonian - News
Teachers are in the midst of selecting and registering students for Kiwanis Summer School

Prineville man sentenced 50 years for sex abuse crimes

Central Oregonian - News
A jury found Timothy Gassner guilty of 13 separate offenses involving abuse of a young child during a three-year span

Region participates in National Drug Take Back Day

Portland Tribune - News
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day occurs on Saturday, April 28 across Oregon.

Local firefighters union files new labor practice complaint

Central Oregonian - News
Union alleges retaliation by Fire Chief Matt Smith, but CCFR District disagrees with representation of facts

City leash law change passes, public input still sought on…

Central Oregonian - News
Some portions of newly acquired property may allow dogs off leashes depending on what a committee decides

More money, a few new positions for school district

Central Oregonian - News
Hikes in state revenues key decision to adds some staff; pledge to stay conservative

House bill prompts fee increase

Central Oregonian - News
Come June, recording fees at the county will be increased because of new legislation

Prineville man arrested in connection with home invasion

Central Oregonian - News
Kevin Hurley allegedly broke into a home Friday morning where a woman was sleeping

Patriots host 10 candidates at forum

Central Oregonian - News
County candidates join hopefuls for governor and Second Congressional District Tuesday

Ballots going out April 25

Central Oregonian - News
County Clerk draws attention to change in envelopes used to return the ballots

City promotes Smith to planning director

Central Oregonian - News
Long-time senior planner chosen for his unique knowledge of Prineville and familiarity with the town and its planning needs

Local middle school teacher reprimanded for misconduct

Central Oregonian - News
Michael Shinkle will be on probation for four years after misconduct involving possible child abuse and alcoholism

Is it a cold or allergies that ail you?

Central Oregonian - News
An allergy specialist helps solve the riddle that plagues many local residents

Free LED lightbulb changeout coming to Prineville this month

Central Oregonian - News
Regionally based effort will launch later this month after recently expanding

Time for a community cleanup

Central Oregonian - News
Parks and Recreation is hosting the annual community cleanup this Saturday morning

Taking shape

Central Oregonian - News
The dirt form of the Tom McCall/Highway 126 roundabout is complete and rock will soon be added before paving begins

A Humane Society fundraiser you can bet on

Central Oregonian - News
Humane Society of the Ochocos hosts Lucky Dog Casino Night Saturday, April 21

Sharing his passion for bird watching

Central Oregonian - News
Local Crook County Garden Club member recounts outing with birder Chuck Gates at local wetlands

NeighborImpact serves thousands of locals

Central Oregonian - News
Decrease in Crook County need for core services points to an improving local economy

County hires Deboodt for Natural Resources Manager

Central Oregonian - News
Will be focusing on several key areas related to public lands use in Crook County

School safety budget, plans discussed

Central Oregonian - News
School leaders hear parent, student concerns, discuss budgeting $500K for building safety upgrades

Awards, heavy use highlight year one at local…

Central Oregonian - News
New wastewater treatment plant and local park receive several state accolades and exceeds water treatment expectations

Mild winter, good economy equals lots of home…

Central Oregonian - News
City has approved 21 land use permits for single-family dwellings so far in three months of 2018

Shedding light on the Ochoco Creek path

Central Oregonian - News
City and parks officials are teaming up to add 24 lamp posts between Third and Elm streets this month

Threat of violence at CCHS prompts investigation

Central Oregonian - News
No one arrested after a student wrote a threat in a CCHS boys bathroom Thursday

Focusing on creating an age-friendly community

Central Oregonian - News
New effort includes adding benches along local pathway to encourage more use by senior citizens

Navigating the screen age

Central Oregonian - News
Local health officials will be showing a free documentary on amount of time kids spend on smartphones and other devices

Changes in the works for Powell Butte intersection

Central Oregonian - News
ODOT will add two flashing amber lights to school zone signs, researching other solutions

Want to volunteer on the Forest or the Grassland?

Central Oregonian - News
The Discover Your Forest event is scheduled to recruit people for a variety of tasks

Ranch rodeo memorial

Central Oregonian - News
The May 12 John Barry Rose Memorial Invitational Ranch Rodeo will benefit Oregon High School Rodeo contestants

A hero's home: housing Sgt. Craig

Central Oregonian - News
Local businesses pitch in to help Prineville man Ryan Craig, who in 2010 was shot in the head while serving in Afghanistan

We're gonna need a bigger district

Central Oregonian - News
Committee recommends expanding parks district to address operating costs of a new aquatic center

City dog ordinance revision prompts debate

Central Oregonian - News
Some Prineville residents ask for off-leash areas on city's Barnes Butte property

Crook County focusing on child abuse prevention

Central Oregonian - News
For the Children, other community partners to host several events during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Crook County School Board names Sara Johnson as…

Central Oregonian - News
Johnson, who was chosen from a field of two finalists, will take over the position on July 1

County leaning on Congress for better internet…

Central Oregonian - News
County Court asking Rep. Walden to push for use of TV white space to serve rural residents

Bringing local history to life

Central Oregonian - News
Sandy Cohen, whose love of history extends back to his childhood, takes over the executive director position at Bowman Museum

Local health leaders spotlight National Public…

Central Oregonian - News
Breakfast event is planned next Tuesday to thank Crook County health partners

Woodgrain person of interest caught

Central Oregonian - News
Amanda Wiederholt, sought in connection with thefts at old wood products plan, arrested in Redmond

Q&A with Sara E. Johnson

Central Oregonian - News
The CCSD superintendent finalist answer questions about background and philosophy

Q&A with Dianda 'Dandy' L. Stevens

Central Oregonian - News
The CCSD superintendent finalist answers questions about background and philosophy

Board will announce finalist April 9

Central Oregonian - News
Should the contract process happen quicker than planned, they may hold a special board meeting

Local health rankings dip

Central Oregonian - News
Increase in STD cases and drunk driving deaths contributing to the Crook County decline

Rotarians ready to hit the air waves

Central Oregonian - News
Annual fundraiser Rotary on the Radio will be held Monday, April 2 at Bowman Museum

Initiative would ban the sale of assault weapons

Portland Tribune - News
A petition proposed for November would ban assault firearms and high-capacity magazines in Oregon.

Splash pad project poised to move ahead

Central Oregonian - News
City leaders discuss funding of state required restroom during council meeting held last Tuesday

Arrest made in connection with Woodgrain property…

Central Oregonian - News
Steven Woods of Prineville arrested while exiting property and associate Amanda Wiederholt still sought by police

Singing for friends

Central Oregonian - News
Oregon-grown Olivia Harms will perform a free concert Saturday night at Powell Butte Cowboy Church

Two candidates seeking County Assessor job

Central Oregonian - News
Brian Huber and Jon Soliz are running in the first contested Crook County Assessor race in at least 40 years

Three dead in Sunday night Millican Road crash

Central Oregonian - News
Three Prineville residents, including a 2-year-old boy, were killed when their car struck a semi-truck

Crook County High School students join walkout

Central Oregonian - News
Twenty-three Crook County High School students participate along with many others nationwide

Concerned parents present School Safety Proposal to…

Central Oregonian - News
School board plans an April 5 meeting to discuss funding for school safety measures

Local man running again for Congress position

Central Oregonian - News
Paul Romero has filed to run against U.S. Rep. Greg Walden in the May primary election

ASPIRE seeks mentors

Central Oregonian - News
The college and career mentoring program pairs students with community volunteers

CCSD superintendent finalists announced by school…

Central Oregonian - News
Distirct is planning a Monday, March 19 event for the community to meet the candidates

Staying on budget

Central Oregonian - News
Crook County Jail work is delayed as changes to design of the facility are made to cut costs

Who's on the 2018 May primary ballot?

Central Oregonian - News
Seventeen are running for governor and 11 for Second Congressional District

Crook County Library welcomes its first onsite…

Central Oregonian - News
People are welcome to drop in each Tuesday afternoon when seeking guidance in accessing social services

Hillsboro man killed in crash north of Prineville

Central Oregonian - News
Gary Weingart is thrown from his rolling vehicle after failing to navigate a corner

Answering school safety concerns

Central Oregonian - News
School district officials share the district's safety procedures and protocols that have been implemented in recent years

Powell Butte man killed in car crash near Bend

Central Oregonian - News
Jason House is thrown from a vehicle during a wreck on Powell Butte Highway near Bend

160,000 solar panels soaking up sun in central…

Central Oregonian - News
The Gala solar power plant in Crook County is the largest in Oregon and covers almost 400 acres.

Woman arrested for animal abuse and neglect

Central Oregonian - News
Kara Madison was arrested after an investigation of her home revealed multiple incidents of neglect

New surface for an old track

Central Oregonian - News
City leaders seek grant to add rubberized surface to horse racing track on its Barnes Butte property

Senior center repair grant approved

Central Oregonian - News
The Prineville Senior Center is receiving $962,000 for long-awaited building repairs

Survey suggests pool bond could succeed

Central Oregonian - News
However, 'yes' campaign may be necessary to ensure voter approval of a ballot measure

Les Schwab Tires to demolish some buildings on…

Central Oregonian - News
Decision was made because the buildings are not suitable for a new use and haven't provoked interest from a new owner

Gathering to improve food security

Central Oregonian - News
FEAST event planned at Crook County Library to brainstorm ways to improve access to healthy foods

Fire consumes trailer and house

Central Oregonian - News
Fire broke out around 9 a.m. on Thursday morning at a southeast Prineville residence

Prineville woman injured in crash in Redmond

Central Oregonian - News
Bonnie Foster of Prineville drove her Jeep through a fence and struck a power pole

Study finds Facebook data centers nationwide have…

Central Oregonian - News
Capital investment in Prineville more than $1 billion and more than 200 work full time at local facility

Scenic bikeway approved

Central Oregonian - News
Route that runs south of Prineville recently approved by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Dog issues at wetland, Barnes Butte land spur city…

Central Oregonian - News
Code change will require dogs on leashes and dog messes cleaned up at the recreation areas

Will county primary be a quiet one?

Central Oregonian - News
Only four have filed for three county positions so far and the deadline to file is next Wednesday

Local school District fixes its bus driver shortage

Central Oregonian - News
Mentoring program, more working hours and bonus help secure more bus drivers

Should CCSD change school start times?

Central Oregonian - News
Changing school start times to align with adolescent brain research could help the transportation department

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