Center of Bend, southeast ‘elbow’ prime spots for development

Several thousand jobs, hundreds of homes could be added by 2028

Redeveloping areas in the middle of Bend and building in an elbow-shaped area just outside … Read more

Cutting edge heart procedure increasing at St. Charles Bend

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is minimally invasive

When Lee Williams went to the hospital for an aortic valve replacement last week, his … Read more

Bend’s Community Center to reopen for seniors in 2019

Council on Aging now owns Fifth Street building

Bend’s Community Center, which closed in February, will reopen early next year with new management … Read more

Coalition pushes Bend to invest in central district

City sees area as a prime spot for mixed-use development

A coalition of landowners, businesses, neighborhood associations and nonprofits is pushing the city of Bend … Read more

Bend looks for ways to get parents, kids to City Council meetings

Could separate space, toys in a hallway bring more parents to meetings?

When Dr. Suzanne Mendez prepared to speak to the Bend-La Pine School Board last month, … Read more

Bend ends arts commission, irking some

Former commission members say it showed Bend’s commitment to art

The Bend City Council’s quiet decision to eliminate a committee dedicated to arts and culture … Read more

Bend doctor seeks removal from sex-offender list

Oregon courts rarely grant such requests

On Tuesday, Gilbert Lee, a doctor convicted 10 years ago of fondling patients, filed a … Read more

Bend to pay $800,000 to shooting victim’s family

Michael Tyler Jacques, 31, was shot and killed by police in 2016

The city of Bend’s insurance company will pay $800,000 to the family of a man … Read more

Summer repaving approved for Bend roads

$4.7M project will start this summer and includes major arterial roads

Contractors will repave 47 miles of travel lanes on city streets throughout Bend as part … Read more

Massive makeover coming to Bend Senior Center

36,000-square-foot expansion brings warm pool, jogging trail to senior center

The Bend Park & Recreation District will give the Bend Senior Center a $21.7 million … Read more

Bend Council backs downtown tax hike for security, cleanliness

Funds would pay for marketing, security guards, cleaning, holiday decorations

Downtown Bend business owners who’ve complained about aggressive panhandlers could soon have increased security and … Read more

37-acre park slated for southeast Bend

Alpenglow Park to feature splash pad, ‘dog agility course’

The Bend Park & Recreation District moved a step closer to transforming a parcel of … Read more

New family shelter going up at Bethlehem Inn

Expanded Bend shelter set to open in June

Insulation and drywall are starting to cover messages of hope scrawled in black marker on … Read more

OneApp aims to make it easier for renters to find a home

Rental application clearinghouse may expand to Central Oregon

Renae Arias grew up visiting Redmond, Bend and Sisters. She loved the area and how … Read more

4-story apartment building proposed near Bend Whitewater Park

Building would have 181 units, and neighbors are worried about parking and traffic

A handful of Bend residents waved picket signs near the Colorado and Simpson roundabout during … Read more

Skier, snowboarder die at Mt. Bachelor in separate incidents

Both deaths Friday involved falls into tree wells

Two people died at Mt. Bachelor on Friday after falling into tree wells, one a … Read more

Wyden to host town halls in Bend, Madras

Sen. Ron Wyden will host town halls in Madras and Bend next week. Wyden will … Read more

Bend group divvies up affordable housing dollars

Habitat for Humanity, Kôr land trust are among beneficiaries

Habitat for Humanity and a community land trust are the big winners under proposals approved … Read more

Local briefing

Police are looking for a green car in connection with the disappearance of Sara Diana … Read more

Federal infrastructure plan could shift funding burden to states, cities

Central Oregon officials say it’s too early to know how changes would affect them

Central Oregon road officials are closely watching a federal plan that would shift the burden … Read more

Teen arrested for ‘credible’ threat to shoot students at Bend High

Police found guns at teen’s home, but he did not have access to them

Bend Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy who was believed to be planning a shooting … Read more

Bend City Council votes to limit some events over protests

A rambunctious crowd said live music in Bend was under assault

More than 100 people packed Bend’s City Council chambers and spilled into the hallway Wednesday … Read more

Bend reduces speeds on several streets

Speed limits on several roads in Bend will fall between 5 and 10 mph this … Read more

Park district looks to bridge divide on controversial bill

Resolution would bring in stakeholders to discuss section of river slated for bridge

In the contentious, ongoing discussion about a bill that would block a bridge across the … Read more

Committee: Pay Bend mayor twice what councilors make

Raises for mayor, council would have to be approved by voters

Bend’s mayor could make twice what city councilors do starting in January, pending approval from … Read more

Bend rezoning aims to make development cheaper, faster

Neighborhood associations and Central Oregon LandWatch oppose plan

In April of 2016, developers proposed building a 118-unit apartment complex along Reed Lane west … Read more

Private traffic signs not allowed in parts of Bend

Tired of speeders, Awbrey Butte resident installs his own warnings

Last fall, Fred Gientke got fed up with the speeding cars near his Awbrey Butte … Read more

ODOT quietly reduces speeds on Highway 20 in Bend

The Oregon Department of Transportation quietly reduced speeds on more than a mile of U.S. … Read more

Bend group: Tie council, mayor stipends to area income

Councilors would make about $6,100 a year; mayors $12,200 to $15,250

Bend’s mayor and city councilors would earn a percentage of what residents make under a … Read more

Bend man arrested for attacking roommate with hammer

A Bend man was arrested Sunday evening for attacking his roommmate with a hammer. Shortly … Read more

Speeds reduced on Highway 20 near Hamby Road

New speed of 45 starts

Drivers traveling west into Bend will need to slow down a bit sooner. On Friday, … Read more

Bend council debates development code changes

More apartments, fewer useless sidewalks and sandwich boards considered

Bend city councilors took on code changes that would allow more units in apartment complexes … Read more

OSU-Cascades may end little-used shuttle service

Drivers say their shuttles are often nearly empty

So few riders use the Oregon State University-Cascades campus shuttle that it might not return … Read more

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