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Prineville, Oregon is located in Crook County. Zip codes in Prineville, OR include 97754. The median home price in Prineville is $199,000 which is roughly $106/per square foot. More Prineville information.

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1 hr ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

Report: Fired Prineville police chief unethical, fraudulent

Falsifying records, misusing city equipment and bad leadership -- in a nutshell, that's why Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush was fired, according to a report obtained Wednesday by NewsChannel 21. The release of the findings by the city, under a public records request, comes 10 months after Bush was placed on paid administrative leave and weeks ... (more)

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2 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

Two Prineville-area raids turn up stolen guns, goods

SWAT team members raided two Prineville-area homes Wednesday morning, arresting three people and recovering truckloads of stolen goods - including several guns and a car - taken in a string of home burglaries over the past month, Crook County sheriff's deputies said.

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2 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

Investigative report slams Prineville police chief

NewsChannel 21's Kandra Kent combs through 277-page investigative report on Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush's alleged misconduct.

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3 hrs ago | KVAL-TV Eugene

Another day, another thunderstorm: Oregon on fire - again

EUGENE, Ore. - Lightning ripped a path across Oregon on Tuesday, sparking a new batch of wildfires.

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21 hrs ago | Bend Bulletin

Guard dog gunned down in goat pasture

Published Jul 29, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 02:33AM Not only did Ed Barnes find one of his guard dogs shot dead this weekend in the pasture they protect off O'Neil Highway between Redmond and Prineville, he also found a sad scene.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

New storms bring more C.O. lightning, fires

The last week of July began with a new round of thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon as nearly 800 lightning strikes hit in Deschutes County alone in the span of a few hours, sparking about three-dozen smoke reports around Central Oregon by evening.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Bend Bulletin

A week without Highway 26

The Bailey Butte Fire, part of the Waterman Complex, forced the closure of U.S Highway 26 between Mitchell and Prineville for a week.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Dog-bite protocols differ in C. Oregon

Numerous bites and an injured arm. That's the aftermath for 6-year-old Kaylee from Prineville after a dog attacked her.

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Local TV Station KTVZ

C.O. public lands impose campfire restrictions

With hot and dry conditions expected to continue and fire suppression resources already responding to numerous wildfires around Central Oregon, the Prineville District Bureau of Land Management, the Deschutes National Forest and the Ochoco National Forest, including the Crooked River National Grassland, are implementing campfire restrictions.

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Beaverton Valley Times

Smoked Out - Wednesday, 23 July 2014 01:00

Sweeping prairie views vanished in a smoky haze. Ash fell like snow in 90-degree weather.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Oregon firefighters chase new lightning fires

Many of the new fire reports came from the same areas around Prineville and in the Ochoco National Forest that were hard hit in the last lightning storm, said the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.

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Local TV Station KTVZ

Wildfire travel woes ease in Mitchell area

The Waterman Complex Fire closed Highway 26 East of Prineville to Mitchell for several days, but Tuesday it's now open again for residents, but in limited fashion.

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KATU-TV Portland

Traffic allowed on Hwy 26 after week-long closure due to wildfire

An 18-mile stretch of highway closed by a wildfire July 15 opened to one-way traffic with a pilot car July 22. State transportation officials closed US Highway 26 east of Prineville due to the Waterman Complex of fires .

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KBND-AM Bend

Waterman Fire Compex Tuesday Update, Community Meeting tonight at 7 at Bowman Museum in Prineville

Effective 0800hrs July 22, 2014, Crook County Emergency Management in conjunction with the Waterman Complex Fire Management Team in Mitchell, OR is reducing the Level 2 Advisory to a Level 1 Advisory.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

New joint fire mgmt. center in Prineville

The Central Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Central Oregon Fire Management Service said late Sunday they have opened a Multi-Agency Coordination Center in Prineville in response to the numerous wildfires currently burning in the area.

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Local TV Station KTVZ

Sunday fires update from Central Oregon Dispatch

Here's the latest roundup of fire information, issued at 10:30 a.m. Sunday by the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center in Prineville.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Bailey Butte Fire burnout delayed; Hwy. 26 won't open

Burning stumps near the Ochoco Divide Campground sign make clear the dangers of the Bailey Butte Fire, part of the Waterman Complex between Prineville and Mitchell Adverse winds prevented completion of the planned burnout operations to secure the existing fire lines along the Forest Road 2630 to Highway 26. The limited reopening of the highway will ... (more)

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OregonLive.com

Smith Rock State Park, seven great hikes in one of 7 Wonders of Oregon (with neighbors); photos

Here are seven wonderful hikes in Smith Rock State Park and the surrounding high desert/river ecosystems of central Oregon, in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Navajo Times

More evacuations advised as Oregon wildfires grow

Authorities said the Bridge 99 fire in the Cascade Range 20 miles north of Sisters tripled in size and threatened rural homes along the Metolius River from Allen Springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook.

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Bend Bulletin

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The Waterman Complex Fire burns Wednesday near the Ochoco Summit on U.S. Highway 26 northeast of Prineville.

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Fire Warning for Crook County was issued at July 30 at 8:50AM PDT

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