Resin-coated lining to replace main Bend sewer pipe

$10 million repair will extend pipe’s life by about 50 years

A more than 30-year-old pipe that all of Bend’s sewage passes through will be essentially … Read more

Bend installs ‘Don’t Text and Drive’ sign in teen’s honor

Forrest Cepeda, 16, was killed by a texting driver in 2011

The city of Bend installed a sign on SE Reed Market Road Friday in honor … Read more

Third suspect arrested in marijuana robbery, shooting

Police believe man drove shooters to location

A third Bend resident has been arrested in connection with a weekend incident in which … Read more

Man arrested in Bend hotel robbery

Police still searching for second suspect … Read more

Bend City Council, school board stress need to plan together

A rapidly growing city is a challenge for both councilors and educators

The city of Bend and Bend-La Pine Schools will have to work together to create … Read more

Cougar attacks deer near Pilot Butte Cemetery

Police urge caution as school resumes Monday

An area resident interrupted a cougar attacking a deer near the 800 block of NE … Read more

More space for apartment units near parks in Bend

Complexes near parks could provide less open space

Apartment complexes near parks in Bend might be able to fit in a few more … Read more

Can permits ease Bend’s parking problems?

Parking zones are common in big cities, but not in Bend

Patty Giffin has tried everything she can think of to deal with the cars that … Read more

Snapchat video lands Bend man in jail

An online video of a Bend man firing a gun in the air early New … Read more

Bend’s new buses make riding easier to those with disabilities

$400,000 buses can be lowered to curb height for easy access

Jordan Ohlde has had an easier time riding buses in Bend during the past month. … Read more

Bend City Council OKs Mirror Pond parking lot redesign

Changes needed to curb crime in the area, business owners say

The south Mirror Pond parking lot will soon have more space for large pickup trucks … Read more

New president, board members for Deschutes County United Way

United Way of Deschutes County has selected a new president and seven new members of … Read more

Bend memory care facility sued for $2.6 million

Aspen Ridge named in suit alleging neglect of disabled man

When Jon Valley moved his brother, Jeff, into Aspen Ridge Memory Care, he assumed he … Read more

Woman arrested in crash that killed cyclist

41-year-old charged with manslaughter, DUII

A 41-year-old Bend woman was arrested Saturday following a collision on Dodds Road that killed … Read more

Bend water rights clash derails council goal

Councilors hoped to have annexation policy in place by end of 2017

A fight over water rights derailed the Bend City Council’s goal of having a policy … Read more

Parkway crash leads to discovery of man’s body

Man identified as 24-year-old Robert Michael McKinney

A man’s body was discovered Wednesday evening following a crash near the Parkway in Bend. … Read more

Bend man arrested after Christmas day kidnapping

Gregory Mason Miller allegedly targeted victim in her barn

A Bend man previously fined thousands of dollars for posing fraudulently as a home inspector … Read more

Bend, Redmond seek responses to fair housing survey

The cities of Bend and Redmond want to know how housing choice, prices and transportation … Read more

No prize for Bend energy efficiency, but proponents see a win

A two-year energy-saving challenge in Bend wasn’t enough to take home a $5 million prize, … Read more

Oregon auto oddities

From Loco to Subis, a look at some street story standouts

Oregonians love their cars, be they banged-up Subaru Outbacks or a brand-new plug-it-in Tesla Model … Read more

Parks board considers adding athletic fields

Lighting fields at Pine Nursery is another option, if funds are available

Bend residents could see four new Bend Park & Recreation District multipurpose athletic fields built … Read more

Bend councilor sued by allegedly unpaid tree trimmers

Suit seeks $1,000 from Justin Livingston

Bend City Councilor Justin Livingston is being sued by a Bend tree-trimming company that alleges … Read more

China Forbes postpones Jazz at the Oxford shows

Pink Martini singer to undergo rotator cuff surgery

China Forbes will postpone her January Jazz at the Oxford concerts to April 6 and … Read more

Bend woman accused of stealing from paint company for years

A Bend woman has been arrested and charged with stealing thousands of dollars from a … Read more

Ho, ho, ho, there may be snow in Bend

With a possible 5 inches of snow by Sunday, a white Christmas is possible

There’s no guarantee of sleigh bells, but Central Oregonians should experience the snow and glistening … Read more

Woman indicted for selling heroin from Bend retirement home

30-year-old was living with former mother in law

A Bend woman has been arrested and indicted on suspicion of selling heroin out of … Read more

Bend 2030 executive director submits resignation

Foote Morgan calls out nonprofit for taking policy positions

Bend 2030’s executive director will resign at the end of the month because she disagrees … Read more

Bend City Council OK with elected mayor, nixes wards

Council also agreed to remove pay from city’s charter

The Bend City Council unanimously rejected recommendations to elect councilors from geographic wards during a … Read more

Tis the season for busy postal workers

Postal Service expects a 10 percent increase in packages this year

If a trip to the post office this holiday season feels like it’s taking longer … Read more

Bend’s Community Center to close in February

Leadership cites challenging fundraising environment

Bend’s Community Center will close its doors at 1036 NE Fifth St. in February, ending … Read more

$7.3M project seeks to beautify Mirror Pond banks

Expanded trail, a boardwalk and more vegetation planned

An expanded trail, a boardwalk and additional vegetation are included in a $7.3 million beautification … Read more

Bend lowers speed limits on some roads

Powers Road, SE 15th Street and Country Club Drive affected

Drivers around Bend are going to have to slow down. The city announced that several … Read more

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