Bend council seeks answers to costly sewer hookups

Estimated 2,800 homeowners would be affected

The debate over who should pay to connect an estimated 2,800 homes to Bend’s sewer … Read more

Bend park users want trails, trails, more trails

Survey finds strong support for trail system, less for facilities

Bend-area residents love the trails provided by the Bend Park & Recreation District and have … Read more

Bend eyes new election process for council

Ward system, elected mayor possible proposals

The way Bend elects its mayor and city council could be radically different by the … Read more

Bend man gets 120 days in jail for child abuse

Plea deal reached toward end of lengthy trial

Facing a potential sentence of several years in prison for allegedly abusing his infant son, … Read more

Land use board rejects Widgi Creek townhomes

A proposed townhome development at Widgi Creek west of Bend was rejected Tuesday by the … Read more

City, COCC reach agreement on campus safety

Agreement will be continually revisited, possibly tweaked

Central Oregon Community College and the city of Bend have reached an agreement regarding the … Read more

Mayor says road bond may go to voters

Roats describes state of city as ‘a qualified good’

Bend voters may soon get a chance to weigh in on a multimillion-dollar bond package … Read more

Vehicle theft suspect arrested

Bend Police have arrested a man believed to be involved in vehicle thefts, who the … Read more

Bend weed pulling event is Saturday

Bend’s annual Let’s Pull Together community noxious weed eradication event is coming up on Saturday. … Read more

Stolen vehicles found stashed east of Bend Saturday

Suspect escaped on foot

Multiple stolen vehicles were discovered stashed on public land east of Bend Saturday morning, but … Read more

Paving season kicks off in Bend

City prepares for big road maintenance push

Road repair season kicks off in Bend on Monday, buoyed by an influx of new … Read more

Police find missing Bend man

Bend police reported Thursday afternoon they had found a missing man who had last been … Read more

Bend plans to hire parking manager for downtown problems

Council adopts recommendations by citizen panel

For the first time in 20 years, the Bend City Council is ready to get … Read more

Retired Bend attorney suspended from bar

Former lawyer used confidential information against client

Retired Bend attorney Jonathan Basham has received a one-year suspension from the Oregon State Bar … Read more

Bend parks officials approve $83.2M for improvements

Sr. center, parks are among the projects envisioned

The Bend Park & Recreation District board approved a capital improvement plan Tuesday to spend … Read more

Bend day care operator declines to enter plea

January Neatherlin next due in court in mid-July

A Bend day-care operator facing more than 100 charges related to the alleged mistreatment of … Read more

ICYMI: Dutch family tends grave of Bend soldier

Emmet C. De Laney died in the last days of WWII

Jonas Daemen woke Sunday in the Dutch village of Heerlen, loaded some flowers into the … Read more

Memorial Day honors fallen veterans in Bend

Ceremonies includes flags, poppies, remembrance

Mark Wirges was up with the sunrise Monday, planting flags at the graves of veterans … Read more

Couple robbed at gunpoint in Bend

Suspect arrested in Redmond after police chase

A man and woman were robbed at gunpoint in an alley near the Grocery Outlet … Read more

Damaged gas meter likely cause of west Bend fire

Damage from early Sunday blaze limited

A damaged natural gas meter sparked a fire on Bend’s west side early Sunday, according … Read more

Tumalo Falls to reopen Monday

Fire west of Bend 70 percent contained, 170 acres

The public will be able to return to Tumalo Falls on Monday, ending a three-day … Read more

Bend working to settle $15.3M airport lawsuit

Councilors may consider a settlement on June 7

The city of Bend is working to reach a settlement with two aviation companies at … Read more

Domestic violence offenders get second chances

In Deschutes County, there’s no data to show if it works

Mallory Anderson wanted her ex-boyfriend to be held accountable after he was arrested for trying … Read more

Bend is counting cars again

Traffic counters, suspended in 2009, help the city plan road improvements

For the first time in years, the city of Bend has a firm idea of … Read more

Bend pet cremation store punished for air pollution

One of Bend’s pet cremation facilities is facing a fine from the Oregon Department of … Read more

High Desert’s newest otter was found in the wild

But wildlife experts urge the public to not pick up animals

No matter how cute they might be, you’re really not supposed to pick up baby … Read more

Shevlin Park closed Thursday for controlled burn

Shevlin Park will be closed on Thursday while fire crews can do a controlled burn … Read more

Attorney denies neighbors’ appeal of 65-home subdivision

The homes are planned near Bachelor View Road

Development of a 65-lot subdivision off Century Drive should go forward, despite the objections of … Read more

Cyclist seriously injured in PPP crash

A bicycle rider was seriously injured Saturday when she crashed during the U.S. Bank Pole … Read more

Bend ambulance service may get more expensive

People who live outside of the city could see a $1,666 increase

People who are transported by city of Bend paramedics may see their bills increase by … Read more

More than 240 public employees earn more than $100,000

Three in Deschutes County make more than $200,000

At least 243 public employees in Deschutes County are making more than $100,000 this year … Read more

Chimps Inc. hit with labor complaints

Workers fired for refusing to say they wouldn’t call 911

Nine years after an intern tried to sue Chimps Inc. claiming unsafe working conditions contributed … Read more

Trial date reset in Lara case

Trial to start in fall 2018

The date for the capital murder trial of Edwin Lara has been pushed forward by … Read more

Bend man found on roof after high-speed chase

A 31-year-old Bend man was found hiding on a roof on Butler Market Road Sunday … Read more

Coming to east Bend: Roundabout on Purcell and Empire

Bend’s mayor introduced a plan to improve Empire instead of Galveston

East Bend residents may soon see relief from backed-up intersections and poor pedestrian access after … Read more

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