University of Oregon students, faculty arrive in La Pine

La Pine is the smallest city in the school’s Sustainable City Year Program

LA PINE — After more than two years of planning, La Pine welcomed dozens of … Read more

Deschutes County tackles water use for pot farms

County meets with water users, managers to discuss possible rule changes

The Deschutes County Commission is moving forward on its plan to revisit its marijuana rules, … Read more

You can’t prepay Oregon taxes to get around a deduction cap

Counties can’t collect property taxes in advance

Central Oregonians joined thousands of property owners around the country in rushing to pay their … Read more

Marijuana grow proposed south of Redmond

Neighbors upset with water, proximity to BLM trails

A couple of Deschutes County residents are attempting to establish a marijuana grow on a … Read more

Sunriver grapples with forest fires

Numbers show improved preparedness, but more work ahead

Sunriver has come a long way from its days of cedar shake roofs and protections … Read more

La Pine to host University of Oregon community program

Students provide economic development, community planning projects

In 2018, La Pine will play host to a pilot program from the University of … Read more

Marijuana proposal near Redmond likely to be denied

Neighbors, Redmond residents object to five-building development

A proposal to build a large marijuana production facility to the west of Redmond is … Read more

La Pine affordable housing moves forward

Deschutes County approves land transfer ahead of federal tax change

A project that would bring more than 40 affordable housing units to La Pine took … Read more

Deschutes County eyes planning projects for 2018

Large-scale projects include work near Sisters, Bend Airport

While there are still a couple of weeks left in 2017, Deschutes County’s community development … Read more

County commissioners clash on compensation

Compensation study to add $1.7 million to county budget

Deschutes County is nearing the end of a contentious 19-month process to alter the pay … Read more

Deschutes County looks to resolve wildlife zone issue

County mulls code change in battle of religious freedom vs. conservation

Deschutes County moved a step closer to resolving a long-running dispute that has pitted religious … Read more

Proposed bed and breakfast near Smith Rock sparks concern

Area residents fear proposal could lead to neighborhood changes

The Mazamas organization has a long history with Smith Rock, dating back before the iconic … Read more

Deschutes County weighs transfer of local roads to La Pine

Move could save county money, give city more authority

A decade after incorporating as a city, La Pine is moving closer to taking over … Read more

New Southern California flight coming to Redmond in 2018

United to add direct flight to LAX in April

Central Oregon residents are getting another direct flight to Los Angeles in 2018, just in … Read more

Timeline moved up on irrigation pipeline project

Southwest Bend piping project to begin around the end of the year

After talk of major delays last week, a project that would replace a section of … Read more

What’s next for cannabis in Deschutes County?

Advocates, opponents discuss past, present and future of the industry

Matt Toepfer has been growing marijuana, primarily for medical patients, in Deschutes County for 15 … Read more

As judge steps down, her policies leave lasting impact

Alta Brady will retire at the end of the year

After more than 24 years, Judge Alta Brady has decided she would rather spend time … Read more

Presiding Deschutes judge Alta Brady to retire

After six years leading the bench, Brady will step down a year early

Deschutes County Circuit Court Presiding Judge Alta Brady is stepping down from the bench. Brady … Read more

Police looking for hit and run suspect

Cyclist was struck Tuesday afternoon in Redmond

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an older male who is believed to … Read more

Deschutes deputy still on paid leave nearly 18 months later

Sheriff’s office has paid Lt. Tim Leak $182,000 since he was placed on leave

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has opened numerous internal investigations over the past several years … Read more

Opponents, developers of proposed resort butt heads over water

Controversial Thornburgh resort gets another hearing

The saga of Thornburgh, a destination resort proposed to the west of Redmond more than … Read more

Deschutes sergeant fired for alleged sexual relationship with jail inmate

Paul Navarro

Former Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Paul Navarro was fired for allegedly having sex with … Read more

Deschutes County balances religious freedom, deer populations

Legal challenge mounted by county resident could lead to federal lawsuit

SISTERS — In 2014, John Shepherd received some surprising news. Shepherdsfield, his nonprofit church that … Read more

Private lake for water-skiers draws controversy

Hearing on subdivision, former mining pit-turned-lake

The decadelong saga of a former mining pit turned private lake for water-skiers may be … Read more

Police cite public and officer safety encrypting scanner feeds

A 30-minute delayed feed is expected to start in a couple months

On July 27, the steady hum of static and radio scanner chatter filling newsrooms and … Read more

Contractor, irrigation district clash over pipe

Tumalo Irrigation District opts for more expensive pipes

A company with an office in Redmond has cried foul after Tumalo Irrigation District denied … Read more

Deschutes County man gets five year sentence for child porn

Investigators found 168 photos and 7 videos in the man’s possession

A Deschutes County man was sentenced to more than five years in prison Wednesday for … Read more

Oregon residents scramble for solar

Solar companies see demand before state tax credit expires

A state-level tax credit for renewable energy is slated to expire at the end of … Read more

Sheriff’s office fires sergeant

It’s the latest move in a year full of disciplinary actions

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office fired corrections Sgt. Paul Navarro on Wednesday, the sixth employee … Read more

Bend canal could become historic landmark

Property owners, irrigation district clash over historic designation

Just under 3 1⁄2 miles of a Central Oregon Irrigation District canal to the east … Read more

Planning to begin on trail from Bend to Lava Lands

ODOT receives grant to study multi-use trail

A long-rumored trail that would connect Bend with Sunriver for cyclists and joggers has moved … Read more

Fairground kitchen beset by violations before eclipse

14 health violations include rodent droppings on food packaging

More than 100 firefighters and other emergency response personnel stationed at the Deschutes County Fair … Read more

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