Expanding Drake Park into water would be costly

Expanding Drake Park by filling a portion of Mirror Pond would be a costly undertaking, … Read more

Galveston Avenue parking study shows crowding

Blocks by businesses were most crowded

Crowding along Galveston Avenue in Bend leads to parked cars illegally blocking driveways or intersections … Read more

Bend incident ruled a suicide

Incident brought SWAT team to Scott Street

The death that occurred Thursday inside the Bend Oil Co. building on Scott Street has … Read more

How wards could reshape Bend City Council

Five ways Bend could be divided by council wards

As a citizen committee reviewing Bend’s charter nears its December deadline to recommend whether the … Read more

Bait bike program cuts Bend bike thefts in half

Program seen as controversial to some, but undeniably effective

In a town where it’s not uncommon for someone’s mountain bike to be worth more … Read more

Permits lining up to dredge Mirror Pond, but money isn’t

Group behind the $6.7M project would like to start in July

The private group that plans to dredge Mirror Pond almost has the permits it needs … Read more

Scott Street reopened after police standoff with armed individual

Bend Police spokesman describes situation as sensitive

A standoff between an armed individual inside Bend Oil Co. and Bend Police prompted the … Read more

Winter roof goes up over Juniper pool

Cover will help keep the pool area a balmy 80 degrees

Every year when the weather cools in Bend, the puffy jackets come out of storage, … Read more

LandWatch wants new 9th Circuit hearing on Bridge Creek lawsuit

Claim made that federal judges broke with their own precedent

Two environmental groups that sued the U.S. Forest Service and the city of Bend several … Read more

Bend’s smoke from northern California fires

Smoke noticeable, but still in moderate air quality range

Smoky skies in Central Oregon are from wildfires in northern California, the Bend fire department … Read more

Does your Bend water bill seem higher?

Rate increases, recalculations lead to higher utility bills for some in Bend

Feel like your latest Bend utility bill is higher than it should be? It’s not … Read more

Bend man accused of forcing teen into sex work

Shane Morgan is charged with kidnapping, assault and coercion

A Bend man has been charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping, fourth-degree assault and … Read more

Rockridge Park opens in northeast Bend

Park features skatepark, bike trails, disc golf

Bend’s newest park is open in the northeast part of town, and residents and visitors … Read more

Festival celebrates season of change in Bend

Fall Festival combines art, music, pie-baking

As the days grow shorter and leaves begin to turn, Bend moves away from its … Read more

St. Charles project brings parking changes but will add needed beds

Bend hospital adding revised patient tower

Two entrances and a parking lot on the north side of St. Charles Bend will … Read more

Bend man gets 90 months for sex crimes

Joel Hoffman had illegal contact with three underage girls

Before Joel Hoffman entered a Deschutes County courtroom Wednesday to be sentenced for luring underage … Read more

Prominent Bend man found allegedly attempting to break into church

Yajnesa Dharmarajah arrested outside of Westside Church

An influential Bendite who has worked with the city of Bend and Deschutes County was … Read more

Bend City Council votes to finish designing Galveston Avenue

Brings total design costs to about $840,000

The Bend City Council agreed Wednesday to spend an additional $495,000 to finish designing improvements … Read more

Purcell Boulevard closing for sewer construction

The northbound lane of Purcell Boulevard between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive will close … Read more

Bend Fire hosts open house Saturday

Activities include fire engine tours and K9 demonstration

Want to tour a fire engine or see how first responders remove trapped passengers after … Read more

China’s recyclables ban could affect Central Oregon

Companies want customers to pay attention to what they recycle

A proposed Chinese ban on importing certain materials may limit what Oregon customers can recycle, … Read more

Bend residents were in Mandalay Bay hotel while shooting occurred

Locals’ fears were eased by police presence through trying night

The terror a few Bend residents experienced Sunday night inside a theater in Mandalay Bay … Read more

Police, fire agencies update radios regionwide

Bend Fire Department gets $1.4 million grant toward project

The switch to a new radio system for Central Oregon police and fire agencies should … Read more

Riley Ranch on track for December debut

Second-largest Bend park will be first to bar dogs

The Riley Ranch Nature Reserve on Bend’s north edge is on track to open to … Read more

Bend moving on affordable housing recommendations

City Council wants three policy changes approved by February

Several policy changes targeted at growing Bend’s affordable housing stock are moving forward in the … Read more

Bend sees progress toward a greener city

Small changes help city move toward climate action plan

A year after Bend approved its climate change resolution, city staff hope recent success reducing … Read more

Work starts on second tunnel under Cascades Lakes Highway

Tunnel will give cyclists, pedestrians a safer crossing

Work has begun to construct a tunnel beneath the Cascade Lakes Highway just west of … Read more

Bend sewer plant could be delayed for months

City staff have not agreed on a maximum price with a new contractor

Bend’s sewer treatment plant expansion may be delayed until next year if city officials don’t … Read more

Bend-La Pine strand schools will be in leased space

Bend-La Pine’s new strand high schools will be permanently place in leased space. After looking … Read more

Oregon restaurant lobby sues Bend over using room tax to fix roads

2 hotels contend decreasing promotion will affect room stays

A statewide restaurant and lodging lobbying group and two local hotels are suing the city … Read more

California man gets probation for sex crimes

A California man was sentenced to five years of probation for having sex with a … Read more

Former Bend man gets jail, probation for public indecency

David Littlehale exposed himself in retail stores

A former Bend man was sentenced to three years of probation and two weeks in … Read more

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