Bend urges water conservation for eclipse

City says system will be able to handle increased demand

Central Oregon cities are urging residents to use less water during the next week as … Read more

Daycare operator accused of abandoning kids pleads not guilty

January Neatherlin to stand trial for child neglect

January Neatherlin, accused of drugging children with sleep aids and leaving them unsupervised at her … Read more

Meals on Wheels to deliver frozen meals before eclipse

Meals on Wheels won’t be making any deliveries in Central Oregon on Aug. 21 because … Read more

State bar investigating Bend civil attorney

Attorney allegedly harassed a judge, other lawyers

A complaint filed with the Oregon State Bar against a Bend attorney accuses him of … Read more

Bend park activities to run as usual during eclipse

Attendees will receive eclipse glasses

Bend Park and Recreation District programs will run as usual leading up to the Aug. … Read more

Bend man arrested in motorcycle crash that injured 10-year-old girl

A Bend man was arrested Friday for an Aug. 3 motorcycle crash that seriously injured … Read more

Neighborhood groups seek better communication with Bend council

Associations currently work with a councilor assigned to them

A perception that the city of Bend relies more on advisory committees than neighborhood associations … Read more

Fatal car crash claims life of 18-year-old Bend man

Passenger remains in critical condition at St. Charles Bend

An 18-year-old recent graduate of Bend Senior High School was killed when the car he … Read more

St. Charles staffing more docs for eclipse

Primary care clinics to accept walk-ins around event

St. Charles Health System is projecting a sixfold increase in patients at its Madras hospital … Read more

Pilot Butte road closing for eclipse

The summit road on Pilot Butte will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 20, and Monday, … Read more

Portion of Deschutes River Trail closing Friday

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will remove about seven trees.

A portion of the Deschutes River Trail will be closed for several hours Friday morning … Read more

Mountain biker encounters cougar on Southfork Trail

ODFW says sightings are common and usually a sign of curiosity

A reported cougar sighting on a popular trail along the south fork of Tumalo Creek … Read more

Fourplexes, less open space seen as solutions to Bend’s housing woes

Advisory committee will share ideas with city council this fall

Allowing fourplexes, changing how development fees are charged and allowing less open space on lots … Read more

Bend to crack down on oversized vehicles downtown

Vehicles that don’t fit in diagonal spaces will be warned, then ticketed

Summer may seem like the perfect time to attach a bike rack to the back … Read more

Bend park patrollers enforce rules, not laws

Security patrols more about dog treats than tickets

Spending an afternoon with Troy Siefer and Charlie Redline is like dropping into a buddy-cop … Read more

Hundreds of guns, ammo among items seized in embezzlement case

Accused felon now a fugitive, but his wife wants items returned

The wife of a fugitive charged with embezzling $700,000 from his employer is asking Deschutes … Read more

Ecologists concerned by Mirror Pond dredging plan

Groups say silt removal could harm water quality and animals

A Bend group’s plan to remove silt from Mirror Pond is being criticized by ecologists … Read more

Bend committee considers directly electing mayor

Committee also will look at ward system and councilor pay

Directly electing Bend’s mayor could provide a clear vision for the city, but questions remain … Read more

Human trafficking expected during solar eclipse

‘Freedom Stickers’ with hotline info are available for public restrooms

Advocates for victims of human trafficking are urging Central Oregon businesses to post information about … Read more

Sign-ups start for fall rec district programs

Registration for fall programs offered by the Bend Park & Recreation District will open on … Read more

Bend orthodontist loses license after alleged opioid, heroin use

Patients say they’re having work corrected

A Bend orthodontist treated patients while under the influence of opioids and smoked heroin to … Read more

District’s new high school could be “Bend High School”

Existing BHS campus could be hub for specialty programs

The construction of a new high school campus in Bend could also bring dramatic changes … Read more

Bend council OKs $2.2 million more for sewer lawsuit

Judge must still decide how the suit should be settled

The Bend City Council decided Wednesday night to pay up to $2.89 million to a … Read more

St. Charles prices highest in state for some procedures

Most payments to Bend hospital exceed median

Insurers and patients paid St. Charles Bend more than the statewide median for 90 percent … Read more

Bend short-changed by federal housing formulas

Bend receives the least money per capita of any Oregon entitlement city

A federal block grant program meant to support low-income residents gives Bend less money per … Read more

Bend looking at affordable housing pilot program

Two cities will be chosen but must commit to 50 years

The city of Bend may apply for a state program that could provide up to … Read more

Food cart pod could join hotel downtown

Both proposed on vacant lot near Pioneer Park

A brewery and food cart pod is being proposed on the largest undeveloped piece of … Read more

Bend woman gets probation for meth

A Bend woman was sentenced to two years of probation for possession and delivery of … Read more

Victim in bridge jump death identified

Bend Police have identified the man who died after jumping from the First Street Rapids … Read more

Family sues COCC in Kaylee Sawyer murder

Lawsuit claims COCC culture set the tone for murder

The family of Kaylee Sawyer is suing Central Oregon Community College, alleging the college fostered … Read more

Transformer blocking Bend sidewalk to be moved

Disability advocates found Pacific Power box while trimming a tree

An electrical transformer box disability advocates discovered blocking a sidewalk in southeast Bend shouldn’t have … Read more

Gravel roads cause grief for some in Bend

There are about 7 lane miles of unpaved road in city limits

A few hundred feet east of Dan Wellisch’s home, the city of Bend plans to … Read more

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