Sunday, January 7, 2018

Prineville: Bouncing Back with a BOOM !

The Prineville Oregon real estate market boomed during the period of 2000 - 2005. Then the recession hit, construction stopped, builders fled for more lucrative markets, unemployment reached about 20%, and foreclosures dominated the Central Oregonian's classified section. The city looked to be on the brink of death. Read my article about why now, heading toward the spring of 2018, Prineville may experience another real estate boom.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Prineville Oregon - Is the rural Central Oregon city ready to boom - again?

Bob Layne on the Prineville Real Estate Market

Many people want to move to Central Oregon these days. Loads of recreation opportunities, clean air, and a slower lifestyle are but a few of the benefits. But then there's the downside....Bend's average home price hovered around $400K at the end of 2017. Out of reach for a lot of folks. But those watching the Central Oregon real estate market know one thing - Prineville is being discovered and might be the perfect location. Within commuting distance of Bend and Redmond, very close to the Ochoco Mountains, Smith Rock State Park, the Crooked River, and much more. And don't forget there were two well-known companies that decided to locate their massive data centers there....

Bob Layne is the Managing Principle Broker with The Associates Real Estate in Prineville. Bob knows that it's now being discovered as a great place to live and recreate. Listen to this 5-minute podcast and you'll understand why people who are interested in living in Central Oregon are checking out Prineville. And why Bob Layne just might be the person to help you find that right home! (Bob's direct number: 541-788-2102;

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Mi Cantina Grill in Redmond Oregon - Great Food & Family Fun

Experience a Real Cantina

Looking for an authentic Mexican meal with entertainment here in Central Oregon this weekend? Listen to this 5-minute podcast about Redmond's new Mi Cantina Grill! It's a real treasure. Co-owner Roberto Cardenas' reputation as a celebrated chef is well-known throughout Central Oregon. Roberto owns the Islas Rio Mexican restaurant in Sisters Oregon; and his culinary expertise received wide attention on the RSN/Tourist TV network in Florida a few years ago. This is a happening place!

Mi Cantina Grill Co-Owner Roberto Cardenas

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Drought in Prineville Oregon 2015 - Forecast & Consequences

Super El Nino Predicted This Winter

The 2015 drought in Central Oregon is getting worse. Reservoirs are shrinking, wildfire is raging, and the longterm forecast is for a "Super El Nino" this winter - bad news for Crook County. In this 11:30 podcast host Bill Mintiens speaks with Eric Klann, Engineer and Public Works Director with the City of Prineville, about what Governor Kate Brown's "Stage 1 Drought Declaration" means for the residents of Prineville this year - and into the next.
Eric Klann and family in Prineville

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Podcast - Ochoco National Forest Restoration Collaborative - Part 2

Collaborative Tours Bailey Butte Fire Site - June 2015

Part 2 in a series about the Ochoco Forest Restoration Collaborative convened several years ago by Prineville Mayor Betty Roppe and Crook County Commissioner Ken Fahlgren. In this episode the Collaborative takes a tour of the Bailey Butte Fire which burned 8,000 acres of Ochoco National Forest in 2014. Experts in fire behavior and forest restoration discuss, at various stops during the day, how fire affected the forest and how smart restoration practices may diminish the effects of future fires. 9:21 total time.

Pete Caligiuri discusses the history of wild fire.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Podcast: Ochoco National Forest Restoration Collaborative - Part 1

Addressing and Resolving Impassioned Gridlock

The Ochoco National Forest Restoration Collaborative is a group of diverse stakeholders who started meeting in 2012 at the request of co-conveners, Prineville's Mayor Betty Roppe and Crook County Commissioner Ken Fahlgren. The group works on forest and watershed restoration within the Ochoco National Forest in Central Oregon. Listen to this 8-minute podcast to hear how groups, seemingly at odds with each other over forest management issues, are working together for the common good of the forest and surrounding communities.

Collaborative members during a field trip

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PODCAST - Free Kid's Safety Day at the Prineville Carnival June 25th

Kids playing with Cops, Firemen, AirLife, National Guard....very cool!

The Kid's Free Safety Day at the Prineville Carnival takes place this Thursday June 25th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm in downtown Prineville Oregon. Kids 12 and under ride FREE during those hours. Listen to this 5 minute podcast and learn how local and regional safety officials will be mingling, riding, teaching, and just having fun with the kids! 

Kid's Safety Day at the Prineville Carnival 2014