PMH campus purchase complete

PMH campus purchase complete

Lutheran Community Services NW officially takes ownership of vacated hospital facility with plans...

CCPRD to upgrade skate park, tennis courts and add lights to bike path

CCPRD to upgrade skate park, tennis courts and add lights to bike path

Scope of project dependent upon securing Oregon State Parks grant

Collecting cuddles for kids with cancer

Collecting cuddles for kids with cancer

Sixth-grader Abbie Jordan collects more than 150 stuffed animals for Candlelighters for Children...

Fairgrounds staff to add new gazebo

Fairgrounds staff to add new gazebo

Structure is intended to draw more visitors to the north side of the county fairgrounds

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CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Robert Yentzer
May 25, 2017

Local man sentenced 17 years for sex abuse

by Jason Chaney
Robert Yentzer pleads no contest to three of 15 sex abuse counts Wednesday
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Christopher Stout
May 25, 2017

Prineville man to serve nine years in prison for luring minor

by Jason Chaney
Christopher Stout convicted for luring a 15-year-old boy to a Bend area motel for sex
May 24, 2017

Spring prescribed burning continues on the Ochoco

by Cetnral Oregonian
Fire officials to ignite about 320 acres in the Rush Springs area on Thursday


CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Handicap sign
May 23, 2017

City planners to tackle handicap parking issue

by Jason Chaney
Misuse of spaces, damaged signs raise concern of Prineville Planning Commissioner
May 19, 2017

Henderson, McKenzie win parks board positions

by Jason Chaney
Turnout for election even lower than expected at 17.88 percent
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Grasses and other fuels at lower elevations are expected to dry out earlier than in the forests, making fires in such areas more likely during the late spring and early summer.
May 19, 2017

Experts expect a 'normal' wildfire season

by Jason Chaney
Larger fires not anticipated until at least July or August due to heavy snowpack and wet spring weather
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Business Oregon granted the school district $1 million to make the Crook County Middle School gymnasium more earthquake resistant. Construction will begin next month.
May 19, 2017

CCMS will undergo $1 million in seismic upgrades this summer

by Holly Scholz
A grant from Business Oregon makes the earthquake-related construction possible
May 17, 2017

Local female juvenile suffers self-inflicted gunshot wound

by Jason Chaney
Initial report on the incident claimed an unknown assailant shot the victim
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Justice Collins
May 16, 2017

Collins pleads not guilty

by Jason Chaney
Faces manslaughter and DUII charges from fatal vehicle accident in March 2016
May 16, 2017

Report: economic rebound slower in rural communities

by Jason Chaney
Employment Department finds that most rural counties still remain behind pre-recession levels

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PHOTO COURTESY OF BOWMAN MUSEUM - Dr. Scott Fisher
May 16, 2017

Learn about the science behind the eclipse

by Jason Chaney
Dr. Scott Fisher will give a lecture at Crook County High School auditorium on what happens during a solar eclipse
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Central Oregon skies are typically clear and generally free of light pollution, which is an optimal mix for views of night sky objects. People can see for themselves this Saturday at the annual Star Party at Prineville Reservoir.
May 16, 2017

Star Party returning to Prineville Reservoir this weekend

by Central Oregonian
King of Planets, Jupiter, to highlight annual event held this Saturday
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - County and city officials participated in a training session on local illegal immigration policy Tuesday.
May 12, 2017

Is Crook County a sanctuary community?

by Jason Chaney
City and county officials gather for a training session with local law enforcement leadership on Tuesday
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Central Oregon Trail Alliance, a 2017 Facebook Community Action Grant recipient, played a major role in creating Prineville's community bike park.
May 12, 2017

Facebook announces local grant recipients

by Jason Chaney
Awards include $15,000 for Crook County Parks and Recreation Foundation and the Central Oregon Trail Alliance
RAMONA MCCALLISTER - Jordan Forbes works in the St. Vincent de Paul warehouse, processing cords and wires from Facebook and Apple.
May 12, 2017

Nonprofit and youth program team up to help community

by Ramona McCallister
Prineville's St. Vincent de Paul staff has partnered with Crook County High School's Youth Transition Program
HOLLY SCHOLZ - Crooked River Elementary Principal Cheri Rasmussen returned to ecstatic staff and students Thursday morning, receiving hugs, flowers — and even a showering of silly string.
May 11, 2017

Principal reinstated

by Holly Scholz
Superintendent said that, after further review, Cheri Rasmussen should return to Crooked River Elementary
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Cheri Rasmussen
May 10, 2017

Cheri Rasmussen will be back at work Thursday

by Holly Scholz
Superintendent Duane Yecha said that after further review, Rasmussen should return to her position as principal of Crooked River Elementary
PHOTO COURTESY OF BOWMAN MUSEUM - This photo shows the donated City of Prineville Railway caboose as it looked during the 1970s.
May 09, 2017

Making room for an historic caboose

by Jason Chaney
Bowman Museum will display a caboose the City of Prineville Railway has donated
INTERNET PHOTO - A wood tick
May 09, 2017

Beware of ticks every season

by Jason Chaney
This year may or may not be worse for ticks, but health officials urge people to always take precautions
May 09, 2017

Health department continues diabetes prevention class

by Jason Chaney
A second T2 Prevention class will begin later this month for people who are diabetic or have concerns they may have prediabetes symptoms