Cougars spotted near Warm Springs

Several cougars have been spotted approaching campsites along the Lower Deschutes River near Warm Springs, … Read more

Developer: Mirror Pond dredging ‘long shot’ this summer

Bend City Council, parks board will form group to discuss funding

A private group hopes to start dredging Mirror Pond in July, but one of the … Read more

Bend could use eminent domain on Third, 14th streets

Road projects aim to improve safety throughout the city

Bend could use eminent domain to obtain land so the city can build curb ramps, … Read more

Man shot at Bend Jack in the Box

A man was shot Monday evening at the Jack in the Box restaurant on Northeast … Read more

Century/Simpson roundabout will reopen Monday

The roundabout at Simpson Avenue and Century Drive will reopen Monday, according to the city … Read more

Bend’s road construction raises dust, ire

Residents have complained to the city, watched passing cars, scattered pine cones

Dust coats everything on Jerry Gilmour’s street. The red house on the corner would fit … Read more

Mild winter means Bend’s roads felt the impact of studded tires

ODOT says studded tires are only useful about 1 percent of the year

Orange construction cones pop up like flowers each spring, and this year is no different, … Read more

City, lodging lobby clash in court over use of hotel tax

Should Bend use $350K for potholes or to market the city?

A Deschutes County judge will decide whether the city of Bend can keep using about … Read more

Bend to limit parking near Drake Park

Four-hour time limit starts Memorial Day Weekend

Parking for too long on Riverside Boulevard will cost Drake Park visitors this summer. New … Read more

Bend, Redmond vie for chance to add homes

State program will allow development outside urban growth boundaries

It’s Bend vs. Redmond in a fight for an affordable housing experiment that would bring … Read more

Man stabbed outside Bond Street restaurant

Police are looking for four men in connection with a stabbing early Saturday morning in … Read more

Court orders Bend to turn over permit limit records

A Deschutes County Circuit Court judge is ordering the city of Bend to turn over … Read more

Bend plans to speed up rezoning

Citywide rezoning could make development faster and cheaper

About 2,600 acres in Bend could be rezoned in one swoop by this fall, cutting … Read more

Bend, ODOT to clean up Parkway

Work starts Monday night

City and Oregon Department of Transportation maintenance crews will clean up portions of the Bend … Read more

Bend City Council commits to discussing guns, school safety

Council also approves alliance to discuss ‘livability’ issues in Bend

Bend didn’t join other cities in rushing to pass restrictions on guns in the wake … Read more

Power restored to 11,000 customers in Bend

Nearly 11,000 Pacific Power customers in Bend lost electricity for about 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon. … Read more

Bend officials wrestle with rules to boost neighborhood housing density

Officials say duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes can ease the city’s housing crunch

Advocates for reasonably priced housing and city planners see duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes as one … Read more

Bend park district reviews assistance programs

Around 700 residents enrolled in needs-based assistance last year

Most Bendites know the Bend Park & Recreation District for its work on facilities like … Read more

Activists push to ban plastic bags in Bend

Students, environmental activists want to “unbag” Bend

A periodic effort to outlaw plastic grocery bags is back in Bend, with a group … Read more

Mirror Pond dredging plan has permits, lacks cash

City, park district have yet to agree on sharing $6.5M cost

The group that wants to dredge Mirror Pond has permits in hand and a July … Read more

Bend Police seek information on Deschutes River Trail groping

Bend Police are looking for information about a man believed to have groped a female … Read more

Century Center asks court to weigh in on city-imposed permit limit

Petition says Bend City Council lacked authority

Attorneys for a Bend business that frequently hosts concerts are asking a Deschutes County Circuit … Read more

Bend reducing speed limit on Shevlin Park Road

The city of Bend plans to reduce the speed limit on a mile-long stretch of … Read more

Forest Service ignites controlled burn Sunday

Firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service ignited a controlled burn Sunday near the Rimrock Trailhead … Read more

Bend could increase sewer fees, developer charges to pay for major roads

Bend homeowners and developers would split the cost of completing Empire Avenue and Murphy Road … Read more

Bend City Council OKs higher downtown taxes for safety fixes

City, police also working to improve downtown safety before summer

Downtown property owners will pay higher taxes to cover additional security and cleaning — and, … Read more

Proposed crosswalk angers neighbors in Northeast Bend

Improvements near 27th Street north of Conners Avenue aren’t enough, they say

A cheap and seemingly straightforward street improvement in northeast Bend — a crosswalk — has … Read more

Searcher: Blood found in apartment search was Gomez’s

Police won’t publicly confirm the match, but shared it with family members

Police have told relatives of Sara Gomez, a Bend woman missing and presumed dead, that … Read more

Bend Planning Commission approves OSU-Cascades master plan

Plan will go to Bend City Council later this spring

An Oregon State University-Cascades master plan that would add dozens of buildings and new streets … Read more

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Police Log The Bulletin will update items in the Police Log when such a request … Read more

Bend group wants darker skies

Dark skies are good for people, migrating birds and amphibians, group says

Bend at night is already darker than many cities around the country, but some residents … Read more

Bend City Council hears from residents about growth

Some want a denser, walkable area in the center of Bend

Several Bend residents urged the Bend City Council on Wednesday to invest in creating a … Read more

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