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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

Bend Bulletin

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

Bend Bulletin

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

Bend Bulletin

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

Bend Bulletin

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

Bend Bulletin

Chris Hedges | The New Slave Revolt

“We are not looking to politicians to submit reform bills. We aren’t giving more money to lawyers. We don’t believe in the courts. We will rely only on protests inside and outside of prisons and on targeting the corporations that exploit prison labor and finance the school-to-prison pipeline.” 984 more words
Constitutional Rights

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**HOLD FOR STORY***A jail cell is shown inside the Crook County Jail where there are four beds in each cell and four cells in the decades-old jail in Prineville, Ore.  The problems with the central Oregon jail mirror those in many other counties. County jails operate independently with little to no oversight, and the head of the Oregon sheriff’s association says many are fire traps. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Would You Have Passed 8th Grade?

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Did you know that students have only been graduating from Wyoming high school since 1879? High school education was not common until the early 20th century. 1,253 more words

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