Sisters firefighters fight two blazes

Firefighters with the Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District battled two house fires over the … Read more

Bend man arrested after trying to steal three cars in five hours

A man who stabbed himself in the leg allegedly attempted to steal three vehicles and … Read more

Long-overdue Bend sewer plant could be done in early 2019

Bend’s long-overdue sewer plant expansion could be completed by February 2019. The Bend City Council … Read more

Extended-stay hotels could be allowed by St. Charles Bend

Code change still needs another city council vote

When Bill Allred needed to have his left knee replaced five years ago, he sought … Read more

Park district mulling pedestrian bridge in southeast Bend

Span would be first of its kind in city

The Bend Park & Recreation District plans to construct a footbridge spanning the railroad tracks … Read more

Bend man injured in car wash sues driver’s estate

Sud-N-Shine Car Wash employee alleges elderly driver was negligent, going too fast

A Bend man whose legs were broken when he was struck by a car while … Read more

Can short-term fixes help safety on Galveston Avenue?

Fixes would be separate from as-yet-unfunded road redesign

During his time as a firefighter, Bend resident Monte Payne saw plenty of pedestrians after … Read more

Two-vehicle crash kills Bend man near Sunriver

A 56-year-old Bend man died Wednesday morning after his pickup truck was hit from behind … Read more

Bend City Council: Homeowners can keep repairing septic systems

Decision affects homeowners in a 550-home area in southeast Bend

Hundreds of Bend homeowners near a new sewer line won’t have to spend thousands of … Read more

Bend gets more money for climate plan

The city of Bend and an environmental nonprofit organization have reached a $50,000 fundraising goal … Read more

Bend looks to hire more police officers, firefighters

City also plans to hire a sustainability coordinator

Three new firefighters, four additional police officers and a sustainability coordinator may be in the … Read more

Park district will have a louder voice in Salem

Lobbyist an experienced advocate for Central Oregon

The Bend Park & Recreation District will hire an experienced lobbyist to monitor issues of … Read more

Pilot Butte road closes for winter

Hiking trails remain open

The Pilot Butte summit road closed for the season Monday, but hiking trails will remain … Read more

Proposed Bend council wards are funny-shaped for a reason

Political districting governed by rules

On Wednesday, the Bend City Council will finally hear a citizen committee’s recommendation to have … Read more

Central Oregon shelters taking in more people during cold

Low-barrier women’s shelter in Bend won’t be open this winter.

Kathleen “Kaat” Snyder Ryan moved to Bend in 2011 to live near her brother and … Read more

Garbage day on the Deschutes nets less trash

Cleanup at Bend Whitewater Park takes advantage of low water levels

An oven rack, a Smokey Bear Frisbee, a pair of board shorts and a still-unopened … Read more

Panel: Bend mayor should serve four years

Committee recommended a “significant” pay increase for mayor

An elected mayor should serve a four-year term and make significantly more than $200 a … Read more

Bend house fire still under investigation

The cause of a house fire in northeast Bend early Tuesday is not yet known, … Read more

Judge: Bend must settle sewer plant lawsuit out of court

Judge rules suit must be settled in arbitration

The city of Bend will have to settle an expensive sewer plant lawsuit out of … Read more

Bend man struck, killed while collecting mail

69-year-old may have been retrieving mail dropped in road

A Bend man was killed Friday afternoon while crossing Cline Falls Highway to retrieve his … Read more

Former Bend mayors split on Bend mayor salary

Charter review committee will discuss Tuesday

Casey Roats, the mayor of Bend, leads a city of 86,765 people — a population … Read more

Bend Parkway eventually could lose intersections, bike lanes

Regional planning board looking at ways to improve safety, traffic

Changes to the Bend Parkway may include moving pedestrian crossings above or below the road, … Read more

Bend to ban parking on some streets during heavy snow

Most offenders this year will not be towed

Drivers will be barred from parking on several narrow streets in Bend during heavy snowfall … Read more

Man sues Bend over snowplow crash

Says city plow hit his truck in 2015

A Deschutes County man is seeking nearly $300,000 from the city of Bend because of … Read more

Cyclist struck, killed in Bend

A bicyclist was killed late Monday morning after being struck by a vehicle in northwest … Read more

Can Bend use development fees to ease housing scarcity?

Council interested in lower fees for small houses, raising them in expansion areas

A few weeks after the Bend City Council voted to exempt affordable housing developers from … Read more

Bend pausing truck parking policy, refunding tickets

Vehicles too long for diagonal spots will no longer get tickets

Drivers whose trucks and SUVs are too long for angled parking spaces in downtown Bend … Read more

Bend City Council OKs contract alternatives

Low bidders may not get the nod for city construction jobs

The lowest bidder for upcoming projects on 14th Street and a northeast sewer line may … Read more

Bend charter committee to recommend four council wards

If Bend council approves the proposal, voters will have final say in May

Bend residents would elect one councilor each from four wards and two at large under … Read more

Democrat forum in Bend talks of challenging Walden

Five candidates hope to unseat Rep. Greg Walden in 2018

Five candidates hoping to harness a swell of Democratic energy to defeat longtime Republican Rep. … Read more

Bend seeks to update transportation plan with options

A key question: Should the focus be on cars or alternative solutions?

As Bend begins a major update of its transportation plan, city councilors understand that they’ll … Read more

New fire stations planned in Bend, Tumalo

Fire officials hope to reduce emergency response times

A new fire station planned near Pilot Butte and a replacement station in Tumalo should … Read more

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