Refund coming for some Deschutes County residents

Landowners affected by lot of record issues to receive check

Around 125 Deschutes County residents will be getting a check from the board of county … Read more

Growth is the big topic at Deschutes County event

Bend Chamber hosts State of the County at brewery

Budget increases, new buildings and managing Des­chutes County’s rapid population growth were all on the … Read more

Wage gap leads to unequal representation in criminal cases

Prosecutors make 33 percent more than public defenders

If you get charged with a felony in Deschutes County, the deputy district attorney prosecuting … Read more

Third employee files complaint against Chimps Inc.

All complaints make similar claims

A third former employee of Chimps Inc. has filed a complaint with the state Bureau … Read more

Bike crash kills Seattle woman

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Law is looking for witnesses to a bicycle crash on … Read more

Deschutes denied new judge

A bill that would have provided judicial support was amended

Despite claims by local legal officials that they need help, state lawmakers are unlikely to … Read more

Rainbow Family member: Sheriff’s warnings overblown

Sheriff: Watch for hitchhiking, theft, criminal mischief.

A member of the Rainbow Family says a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office warning about the … Read more

Crash closes Highway 97 south of Bend

U.S. Highway 97 is closed 8 miles south of its intersection with state route 138, … Read more

Elderly woman rescued from Deschutes River

Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies rescued an 80-year-old woman from the Deschutes River in Oregon Water … Read more

Deschutes County approves budget

On Monday, Deschutes County’s Board of Commissioners approved an operating budget of more than $356 … Read more

Two dead following Highway 20 crash

A five-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on U.S. Highway 20 near Black Butte Ranch left two … Read more

Deschutes County tackles state land use ruling

Commission considers adding new staffer, reducing fees

Faced with a state land use decision that changed how Oregon counties determine legal lots, … Read more

La Pine crash kills one, closes Burgess Road

A 66-year-old La Pine man died in a three-vehicle crash Monday afternoon that closed Burgess … Read more

Eclipse to test Central Oregon for natural disaster

Local, state officials look at eclipse as training for Cascadia quake

The hundreds of thousands of people converging for the total solar eclipse that will pass … Read more

Woman dead in Highway 97 crash near Terrebonne

A fatal crash briefly closed part of U.S. Highway 97 Wednesday afternoon one mile south … Read more

Sisters man gets three years for drug-fueled attack

Drugs, ‘night terror,’ led to an attack on a best friend

A drug-fueled night that led to a near-fatal attack involving two best friends has resulted … Read more

Sheriff’s Office faces civil suit from deputy

Suit alleges deputy’s status as a veteran wasn’t considered

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is facing another lawsuit, this time from an employee who … Read more

Central Oregon braces for eclipse traffic

Multi-hour delays from traffic could delay emergency response vehicles

At 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, Jason Hertel’s State Farm office in Madras will … Read more

Man accused of drunk-driving death pleads not guilty

Crash claimed the life of a 2-year-old girl

A Sherwood man charged with first-degree manslaughter for allegedly causing the death of a 2-year-old … Read more

Stranded hiker rescued near Moraine Lake

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue personnel pulled a stranded Bend hiker from an … Read more

Couple gets more than 40 years for child sex abuse

Doreen and Gregory Cater abused children for years in two counties

A Lane County couple was sentenced Tuesday to prison terms of more than 40 years … Read more

Sheriff’s office deals with short staffing

Nelson calls it biggest hiring in 10 years

Over the past year, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has lost so many employees that … Read more

Deschutes County proposes budget increase in 2017

Projects include road improvements, new facilities

Deschutes County has proposed an operating budget of more than $358 million for the upcoming … Read more

Two investigations into Deschutes sheriff’s office closed

Two more labor violation investigations remain

Two Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries investigations into the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office have … Read more

Fired sheriff’s deputies engaged in unacceptable behavior

Their actions included falsifying records, sleeping on the job

Two Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies who were fired this spring had engaged in behavior … Read more

A new home for Central Oregon fire management

Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center opens in Redmond

REDMOND — After years of coordinating Central Oregon’s forest fire response out of a cramped … Read more

Cougar Butte fire grows to 125 acres, leads to pre-evacuation notice

Central Oregon’s first fire of the season, the Cougar Butte fire, had burned roughly 125 … Read more

Sheriff Nelson ushers in new culture

Several employees fired for policy violations

Internal investigations for two recent firings at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office show new expectations … Read more

Wyden, Merkley, Walden question FEMA denial

Agency denied request for winter disaster declaration

Oregon’s senators and a congressman have questioned a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency … Read more

More controlled burns on Deschutes National Forest land

Central Oregon will see another round of controlled burns this week, including more than 100 … Read more

Prineville man gets 9 years for child sex abuse

Mother found video evidence

A Prineville man was sentenced to more than nine years in prison Monday for luring … Read more

Suicide education targets Central Oregon parents, youth

Events will cover warning signs, resources

People in law enforcement, education and health care are constantly talking about how to prevent … Read more

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