Crook County Newswire

Crook County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Crook County, OR.

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  1. Facebook makes it official: Third Prineville data center on wayRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Facebook officials made it official Tuesday, announcing they will build a third, larger data center in Prineville after city and Crook County officials approved a new property tax break last week. Currently, Facebook's Prineville data centers employ 147 people, of whom about 85 percent live in Prineville or Crook County, company spokesman Lee Weinstein said.

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  2. Cove Palisades brushfire explodes; two homes lostRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A wind-fueled brushfire exploded near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday and quickly spread east in the Culver area, burning at least two homes as residents were evacuated and crews battled to stop the flames. The fire was initially reported at 10 acres and growing, with a joint response by Jefferson County Fire and the Oregon Department of Forestry, said Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch spokeswoman Lisa Clark.

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  3. Tax break OK'd to bring Prineville Facebook expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    City and Crook County leaders signed an agreement Wednesday offering the social media giant property tax exemptions for the next 15 years on a new, third data center. It's an incentive to entice Facebook to keep investing in Prineville as the company eyes expansions in other states.

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  4. Another Facebook data center could be on its way to OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Business Journal

    Crook County and city of Prineville officials approved tax agreements on Wednesday that pave the way for yet another huge data center in Oregon. This time, the 15-year agreement is between the local governments and social media giant Facebook .

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  5. Facebook Gets Thumbs Up for ExpansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | KBND-AM Bend

    The Prineville City Council and the Crook County Commissioners approved Facebook's request for Enterprise Zone Status for an expansion project, late Wednesday. Crook County Commissioner Seth Crawford tells KBND, "What that entails is a 15-year tax break, and the company needs to spend a minimum of $200 million, hire not less than 10 people at no less than 1.5-times the average income of Crook County and pay, in lieu of taxes, $190,000 a year in grants."

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  6. Prineville, Crook Co. OK tax deal for 3rd Facebook data centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Facebook has been approved for a new data center in Prineville that is expected to save the social-networking company tens of millions of dollars. The Oregonian reports the City Council and Crook County commissioners signed off on a 15-year deal Wednesday for Facebook to build its third and largest data center in the central Oregon community.

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  7. Facebook wins Prineville data center tax deal worth millionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | OregonLive.com

    Facebook won approval for a big new data center in Prineville on Wednesday, with both the city council and Crook County commissioners signing off unanimously on the deal. The social networking company will save tens of millions of dollars, or more, over the 15-year-life of the deal if it proceeds with construction.

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  8. C. Oregon jobless rates up, despite strong job growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... in July from 8.2 percent in June. The rate remains down significantly from last year, when it was 9.8 percent. Crook County shed 70 jobs in July, more than the loss of 30 more typical of this time of year. These monthly losses were primarily ...

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  9. Facebook Expansion in the Hands of CouncilorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | KBND-AM Bend

    ... y a payment in lieu of taxes on an annual basis, just like they did last time." The Prineville City Council and Crook County Commissioners are both scheduled to take up the issue at special meetings, Wednesday afternoon.

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  10. Central Oregon Counties See Jobless RiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | KBND-AM Bend

    ... performing rural counties in the state, although unemployment rose from 6.7% to 7.2% last month. And, in Crook County, the unemployment rate increased by .4%, to 8.6%. In Deschutes County, Burchard says, "The big story is still hiring. In July, it ...

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  11. NW firefighter families watch, wait and worryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... remain safe. "I'm proud of him," Grace Deboodt of Prineville said Tuesday. Her son, Russ Deboodt, works for Crook County Fire and Rescue and was sent out to the County Line 2 Fire in Warm Springs. "He's with the Jackson Hot Shots out of ...

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  12. Crook County Approves Pot BanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | KBND-AM Bend

    Crook County Commissioners voted Wednesday not to allow any marijuana businesses within unincorporated areas. The unanimous vote came after public testimony during a packed County Court meeting .

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  13. Crook County bans marijuana businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Crook County commissioners voted 3-0 Wednesday to adopt an ordinance to opt out of allowing marijuana-related businesses. The 3-0 vote came as counties around the state weigh an option under a new state law to take that step, and in Crook County's case ban six state-licensed and registered marijuana businesses, from processing sites and dispensaries to retail marijuana producers, retailers and wholesalers.

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  14. Prineville, Others Struggle with Smoky SkiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | KBND-AM Bend

    Crook County is one of Central Oregon's communities most impacted by smoke pouring in from the County Line 2 Fire in Warm Springs. Prineville City Planner Phil Stenbeck says residents need to be aware of the conditions, especially if they have existing respiratory conditions.

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  15. Help arrives for victims of Oregon fire that burned 26 homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | KVAL-TV Eugene

    ... is a poor county, but the people are generous. One man called to donate two truckloads of hay. In neighboring Crook County, a supermarket was sending food. Churches in nearby communities were sending clothing, bedding and household goods. The fires ...

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  16. Facebook near tax deal for third large data center in PrinevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | OregonLive.com

    Facebook has a preliminary tax deal that would apply to a third large data center in Prineville, with tax exemptions similar to deals that covered its first two facilities there. The city council and Crook County commissioners plan to vote on the pending agreement Wednesday.

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  17. Crook County Schools Undergo Major ChangesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | KBND-AM Bend

    Construction crews have worked all summer on nearly every school in Crook County and School District officials say they're on track and will be ready for students in three short weeks. District Project Manager Jerry Milstead tells KBND, "The big to-do is the new elementary school, to get that ready and online for this fall school year.

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  18. Suspects Sought in Prineville PoachingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | KBND-AM Bend

    ... the unlawful killing and waste of an antelope. The doe was found dead east of Prineville, in the Ochoco Unit of Crook County. It was left to waste, in plain view, 40' off the road. The antelope was shot out of season and no meat was taken. Troopers ...

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  19. OSP seeks tips in Crook County antelope poaching caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division in Prineville asked for the public's assistance Thursday in locating the person responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of an antelope in Crook County. On , OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers responded to a report of a dead antelope doe east of Prineville in the Ochoco Unit of Crook County.

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  20. Immunization Awareness Month: Pregnancy and vaccinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... start and throughout our lives - and to make sure everyone is protected with all the vaccines they need - the Crook County Health Department is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. "Getting ...

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