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Regional Economist Damon Runberg says the Prineville area is really feeling the effects.

 

"You know the vast majority of federal government for us is non essential personnel.  And that's the Forest Service and the BLM.  Ad as a percetnage of the employment in Crook County, these two agencies are quite a large percentage of the county's employment.

 

The Forest Service and BLM workers make up five percent of Crook County's employment.

 

As of October 2012 in Crook County, the Forest Service employed 187 people and the BLM 130 people.

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  • 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.