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Open house to look at safety improvements on Highway 97 between Bend and Redmond

The Oregon Department of Transportation will hold an open house on June 4th at district headquarters asking people to weigh in on various safety improvements being planned for the stretch of [...]

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Central Oregon Cities all have more residents, according to U.S. Census Bureau

Bend continues to be one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. According to the U.S, Census Bureau, as of July 1st of 2017, the City of Bend had 94 thousand 520 residents, an increase [...]

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Bend woman found safe after a 2 day search

49-year-old Dawn Garcia was found yesterday afternoon after being missing for 2 days. According to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was found in a garage at a home on Glacier View [...]

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Transient room taxes must go to tourism, not roads according to judge

Deschutes County Circuit Court Judge Beth Bagley ruled in favor of the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association yesterday over the City of Bend saying the city broke state law when it redirected [...]

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Fire to Redmond apartments does half a million dollars damage

A fire yesterday afternoon at the Chaparral Apartments on SW Rimrock Way in Redmond did about 500 thousand dollars damage to 2 apartments with minor injuries to 2 people. According to Redmond [...]

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Search continues for 49 year old Bend woman

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for 49-year-old Dawn Garcia of Bend. Garcia left her home on Hunnel Road at the north end of Bend around 9 pm Tuesday evening. She was [...]

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Prescribed burns set for south of Bend today near High Desert Museum

A 74-acre prescribed burn will take place today adjacent to the High Desert Museum weather permitting. The burn will be visible from Bend and Highway 97. There will also be 2 other prescribed [...]

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Unemployment in Central Oregon remains steady

Unemployment rates in Central Oregon remained steady in April. According to the Oregon Employment Department, Deschutes County’s unemployment rate was at 4-point 2 percent, Crook County at [...]

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Bend man rearrested in Jefferson County, taken to St. Charles after harming himself

A 38-year-old Bend man who was arrested over the weekend was once again taken into custody for other crimes he had committed and then harming himself. According to Bend Police Grant Schlicker was [...]

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St. Charles Bend on lockdown yesterday

St Charles Medical Center in Bend was put on lockdown for a time yesterday afternoon. According to Bend Police, the hospital locked its doors for about an hour as police investigated a possible [...]