Taking back their parks

Taking back their parks

Braving blustery, rainy conditions, local residents and parents stage a demonstration Saturday in...

Lobbying at the Capitol for Alzheimer's research

Lobbying at the Capitol for Alzheimer's research

After losing daughter to Alzheimer's at age 34, local family crusades for education and research...

Rescuing old trucks

Rescuing old trucks

Bill Weberg has amassed a large collection of old trucks he has found over the years Apparently,...

Keeping familes together

Keeping familes together

MountainStar Family Relief Nursery opens an office in Prineville to help parents facing poverty,...

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April 16, 2015

Fowler death ruled accidental

by Central Oregonian
Autopsy determined the Powell Butte resident died of hyperthermia due to overexposure to the elements Autopsy results have ruled the death of Shauna Fowler accidental and no foul play is…
April 16, 2015

Body found, believed to be Fowler

by Jason Chaney
A Powell Butte rancher finds a body in a field Wednesday afternoon A body found in Powell Butte Wednesday afternoon is believed to be that of missing woman Shauna Fowler. On Wednesday afternoon…
DESCHUTES COUNTY JAIL - Kylian Beitz
April 16, 2015

Car chase suspect arrested

by Jason Chaney
Kylian Beitz jailed after eluding authorities Redmond police officers arrested a Prineville man last Monday, April 6, who had eluded authorities two weeks earlier and fled the scene of a crash.…
April 16, 2015

Districts election scheduled

by Kevin Sperl
The May 19 election will feature few contested races This year’s special election represents nine districts, including the Crook County School Board, Parks and Recreation, the Cemetery district,…
April 13, 2015

Vitolins BOLI complaint dismissed

by Jason Chaney
Former employee Traci Peterson withdraws her complaint This story has been corrected from the original print version. A complaint filed with the Bureau of Labor and Industry against Crook County…
CROOK COUNTY JAIL - John Heere
April 13, 2015

Shooting leads to attempted murder charge

by Kevin Sperl
John Heere, of Powell Butte, allegedly shot and injured his estranged wife Thursday A Powell Butte man is being held at the Crook County Jail after being charged with attempted murder, resulting…
April 13, 2015

Parents are taking back their parks

by Jason Chaney
Growing concerns about park safety prompts local parents to stage a Saturday demonstration of their own The arrest and tazing of a teen in a local park Friday, April 3, and the protest that…
KEVIN SPERL - Sen. Merkley addresses the town hall crowd at Meadow Lakes Restaurant.
April 13, 2015

Education, immigration highlight Merkley town hall

by Jason Chaney
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley pays Crook County a visit this past Wednesday For the seventh time since taking office in 2009, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley visited Prineville to answer questions and take…
April 13, 2015

Class aim: help parents connect with teenagers

by Kevin Sperl
Soroptimists donation helps with parenting class The first thing Jill Bonanno thought when she read about last weekend's tasing incident between area teens and police at Ochoco Creek Park was,…
CROOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Shauna Fowler has been missing since March 26.
April 10, 2015

Shauna Fowler search and rescue efforts terminated

by Jason Chaney
Missing person and criminal investigations will continue Crook County authorities called off search and rescue efforts to find missing Powell Butte woman Shauna Fowler Friday afternoon, but…

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LON AUSTIN - Teens Saturday protest tazing of juvenile who resisted arrest.
Apr 09, 2015

Teen tazing prompts protest

by Jason Chaney
Police deploy taser on a 16-year-old male after he resisted arrest on Friday Local youth gathered on Third Street in downtown Prineville Saturday armed with signs protesting the arrest and…
Apr 09, 2015

Lawmakers consider new gun control bills

by Jason Chaney
SB 941 would require background checks on private sales of firearms Seemingly random school shootings and other gunfire incidents over the past few years in Oregon and across the nation have…
KEVIN SPERL - The Combs Flat and Laughlin Road intersection will be changed from a two-way stop, as shown above, to a four-way stop later this month.
Apr 09, 2015

City adding four-way stop to intersection

by Jason Chaney
Opening of nearby school next fall prompts traffic revision at the Combs Flat and Laughlin intersection After extensive study of the Combs Flat and Laughlin Road intersection, the City of…
KEVIN SPERL - This photo features the outside look at the main entrance to the new school.
Apr 09, 2015

School on schedule

by Kevin Sperl
The Barnes Butte Elementary School project slated for completion by Aug. 1, 2015 With the projected completion date of Aug. 1, 2015 only four months away, construction on Barnes Butte Elementary…
KEVIN SPERL - Members of the Heart of Oregon Prineville Cohort attended this past Wednesday's 'What's Brewing?' to talk about their experiences with the nonprofit. Front from left: Casey Little, Kenneth Fluty, Chyanne McKinnis, Tera Little, and Wesley Mellinger. Back from left: Attoway Davis, Gunther Wunder, Cory Waetjen, Joe Barela, and Dustin Becker.
Apr 09, 2015

Benefitting from the Heart of Oregon

by Kevin Sperl
Local youth projects over the past few years are hightlighted at community forum onWednesday “When life gives you dirt, move it!” That’s one of the lessons learned by Ronald Ullery as a member…
JASON CHANEY - Crook County Rotarians Carol Benkosky, left, and Sally Goodman read advertisements during the Dollars for Scholars event.
Apr 09, 2015

Thousands of dollars for scholars

by Jason Chaney
Crook County Rotarians raise more than $13,000 to help CCHS graduates pay for college education Large black speakers bracketed the doors of the Bowman Museum annex Wednesday. Inside local radio…
JASON CHANEY - Rep. Greg Walden addresses a crowd of about 50 at Meadow Lakes Restaurant Tuesday morning.
Apr 06, 2015

Meeting with local constituents

by Jason Chaney
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden discusses forestry, veteran health care issues and water legislation at Tuesday's town hall held in Prineville Rep. Greg Walden fielded questions about veteran health care…
JASON CHANEY - Volunteer Luba Rankin helps plant a pinwheel garden in Prineville to raise awareness of child abuse.
Apr 06, 2015

Keeping children safe

by Jason Chaney
Several local events are planned for Child Abuse Awareness Month On a sunny yet blustery Tuesday afternoon, local volunteers headed for downtown Prineville armed with blue pinwheels. When they…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - An Ochoco National Forest employee surveys the Bailey Butte fire area from a helicopter immediately following containment of the wildfire last summer.
Apr 06, 2015

Bailey Butte targeted for treatment, salvage logging

by Jason Chaney
Thousands of acres of burnt forest will be harvested for timber Last summer, the Bailey Butte Fire scorched thousands of acres of forest near Mitchell, leaving behind numerous burnt trees and…
Apr 06, 2015

Local leaders invited to Think Out Loud

by Kevin Sperl
OPB radio show will broadcast from Prineville on Friday and address the economic impact of local data centers Oregon Public Radio’s talk show “Think Out Loud” comes to Prineville tonight to talk…




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