Prineville makes the top 10 list of the most economically dynamic towns in the country!
BEND BULLETIN – October 15th, 2022
“The list was published in a report issued by Heartland Forward, a nonprofit focused on improving economic performance, which placed Prineville as number nine on the list of the Most Dynamic Micropolitans for 2022.”
“Heartland Forward ranked micropolitan areas across the United States by studying changes in key economic conditions from 2015 through 2020. The change in employment from September 2020 through September 2021, reflecting the community’s ability to rebound from the early months of the pandemic, was also a factor in the ranking.”Jason Beebe, the mayor of Prineville, said Prineville has made…
A local man who’s been walking over 30 miles to work was gifted a car from a complete stranger. Discover more here!
After Central Oregon Daily News told the story of Eric Akers, the Prineville man who walked 33 miles to work in Bend after his car broke down, the emails started pouring in from people who wanted to give him a hand.
Or a car.
We told the story Wednesday of how Eric’s car broke down. Rather than call in sick, Eric got up and started walking. In about 6 1/2 hours, he made it to his job in Bend to start his night shift.
Chris Arsenault and his wife were inspired and reached out to us. Sitting…
Prineville Reservoir is seeing its lowest levels in over 20 years. Learn more here.
PRINEVILLE, Ore. (KTVZ) — The water level at the Prineville Reservoir has slowly been getting lower and lower.
This year, the reservoir has hit its lowest water level since the 1990s, at 18% of capacity, according to Prineville Reservoir State Park Manager Chris Gerdes.
While the reservoir’s water level fluctuates through the years, it has stayed low the last few years.
“It happens periodically,” Gerdes told NewsChannel 21 Tuesday. “Any time that the reservoir gets below 30%, that’s where issues happen.”
The reservoir is at 26% now, with the only visitors being a dozen or…