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Burrowing badgers threaten Prineville dam

Johnson Creek Dam deemed a high hazard

An earthen dam in Crook County is considered one of the most dangerous in the state, and a main reason is a band of burrowing badgers. 49 more words

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Charter school killed Crook County grad rate

Hosting a charter school can be lucrative for a school district, but can come at a cost

After years of an online charter lowering Crook County School District’s graduation rate, the district is happy to correct the record. 56 more words

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Prineville power needs spur meeting with Rep. Greg Walden

Not enough power in Crook County to lure big businesses

A misunderstanding about how much electricity Prineville had access to has stymied the region’s economic development efforts. 45 more words

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Rural residents in Crook County snowed in and low on supplies

County declares emergency to ask state for help

Some residents in Crook County’s rural neighborhoods are snowed in and running low on food and heat, and while private citizens use their own snowmobiles to help stranded neighbors, county officials have requested help from the state to dig them out. 51 more words

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Deschutes County nears record-low unemployment rate

All three Central Oregon counties saw their unemployment rates drop in November, and Deschutes County’s rate approached its lowest in recent history, according to the Oregon Employment Department’s monthly release. 28 more words

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Deschutes and Crook counties lead the state in growth; PSU study suggests regional population surge continues

Central Oregon continues to lead the state in population growth, according to figures released last week by Portland State University.

The Population Research Center at PSU estimates Deschutes County added 5,895 residents between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016, for a growth rate of 3.5 percent. 47 more words

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Hydroelectric, pumped storage projects take steps forward; Proposals in Prineville remain in planning stages

Separate, long-sought proposals in Prineville to add a small hydroelectric facility at Bowman Dam and to build a large pumped storage project with a new reservoir have taken small steps forward. 58 more words

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