By Meghan Glova
Central Oregon Daily
Driving into Prineville hasn’t been the same.
“When you come into town and you look up there, it’s faded and you can’t see it very well. I think it’s sad,” Crook County Judge Seth Crawford said.
Ever since the C-C logo, on a hill behind Crook County High School started to fade, so too has some community pride.
Now the community is coming together to restore the letters to their former glory.
Up until a few years ago, students were able to go up to the top of the hill and touch up the logo with spray paint.
But it’s private property, so residents are trying to raise five-thousand dollars that will take care of the paint job as well as create a long-term maintenance plan that will keep the letters clear and bright for years to come.
“It’s history. It’s something that a lot of people have gone and been a part of in their youth,” Crawford said. “I think it’s important to show people pride in your schools and sports, and that’s what this shows.”
One resident’s donation is perhaps the most valuable for this project – his time and equipment.
Blaine Noland is determined to make the C-C logo look brand new.
“I decided to donate my time because I love Crook County. I love Prineville, it’s a beautiful place and I’m very prideful,” said Noland, owner of Blaine Noland Construction and Painting. “This place has given to me so much growing my business and I love giving back.”
Noland says this project is a big one.
With each letter spanning 50 feet by 50 feet, there’s a lot of work to be done.
But it’s all worth it for the place he has called home for twenty years.
“That CC sign means not just high school sports and things of that matter, but it means all of Prineville and Crook County,” he said. “Just to keep things nice and clean, and take care of your community. That’s what I’m all about.”
Once the money has been raised and Noland starts the project commenced…it will take about two weeks. With hopeful renovations every two to three years.
For Central Oregon Daily News…I’m Meghan Glova, in Prineville.