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It’s a first for Prineville; a homeless shelter just opened this week. A house next to the Crook County Sheriff's Office was converted from a storage place to a five bed shelter for men. Cook County Commissioner Ken Fahlgren says times are tough and Prineville really needed a shelter. “I think what we're seeing is there are different faces of homelessness. There are people who've never had a need in their life and have come to a point where they don't have a job or they don't have a place to be and maybe families aren't here to help them. They're just the eyes and the ears of those in our community who we know we need to help and we do take the time to do that." While the County took the lead role, the new shelter was also group effort from local contractors, churches and other volunteers.  In the end it only cost the County a few thousand dollars. Fahlgren calls the project a success and says if the need continues they'll consider opening another local shelter.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.