Join KTVZ in Celebrating these Central Oregon Businesses also in business 40+ Years!

NewsChannel 21 has been bringing you the news of Central Oregon for four decades.

In honor of our upcoming 40th anniversary, we asked you, our viewers, which stories since 1977 were the most memorable to you.

To get things going, we presented a ballot with the following list of 40 stories and asked you to vote on the top five. Those top 5 stories are being highlighted in our newscasts and here on KTVZ.COM, the week of Nov. 13-17.

Voting has closed, but below you can see all 40 stories that were up for a vote.

THANK YOU for your support over the past 40 years - it means everything to us!

40 Years, 40 Stories

KTVZ Top Stories No 1 An Indian guru and disciples move in

The top choice among NewsChannel 21 viewers for the most memorable story of our 40-year history also was the most outlandish: The rise and fall of Rajneeshpuram, the Central Oregon commune of Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his disciples.

  • KTVZ Top Stories No 1 An Indian guru and disciples move in
  • KTVZ Top Stories No 2: Awbrey Hall Fire threatens Bend
  • KTVZ Top Story No. 3: Prineville Hotshots die in Colo. wildfire
  • KTVZ Top Stories No 4: The mills' rise and fall
  • KTVZ Top Stories No. 5: One wicked winter