Deschutes may allow church uses in wildlife areas

Potential change responds to federal anti-discrimination law

Do churches and other religious buildings have a place in portions of ­Deschutes County that … Read more

Meadow restoration begins near Sisters

Glaze Meadow to retain water, improve fish passage

SISTERS — Nestled in the shadow of Black Butte, just a mile from the containment … Read more

Federal funding finally coming from winter storms

Deschutes County organizations seek FEMA money

More than seven months after winter storms ravaged Central Oregon, Deschutes County’s public organizations finally … Read more

U.S. Highway 97 re-opens

Highway closed in afternoon near Sunriver for a multiple-vehicle crash

U.S. Highway 97 re-opened Friday night south of Vandevert Road near Sunriver after being closed … Read more

Key Central Oregon route to get makeover

Old Bend-Redmond Highway expected to get roundabouts, other features

The Old-Bend Redmond Highway is about to get some new features — including possible roundabouts … Read more

Shelters house people, pets as Milli Fire burns 7,000 acres

Mandatory evacuations forced hundreds from their homes

SISTERS — An unnaturally red sun burned through thick smoke near Sisters on Friday evening, … Read more

Portland men rescued from Sisters Wilderness

For the second time in three days the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue … Read more

Oregon man charged with luring boys gets additional charges

Brandon Kautz charged with 32 felonies

The charges against a Dallas, Oregon, man accused of soliciting sexual photos from underage boys … Read more

Eclipse survey helps officials, though numbers aren’t perfect

Central Oregon agencies use online survey to predict visitor totals

With nine days left before the total solar eclipse passes over Central Oregon, emergency managers … Read more

Search and rescue pulls injured climber off South Sister

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue spent seven hours rescuing a Portland man who … Read more

Eclipse could cause parking shortage in Madras

Parking areas filling up, but options remain.

Tens of thousands of visitors will be driving to Central Oregon for the eclipse later … Read more

Congestion in Sunriver business park causes problems

County road department to look at traffic flow, pedestrian access

Later this year, a contractor will take a look at one of Sunriver’s most prominent … Read more

Oregon man charged with child sex crimes

Police say he lured young boys while posing online as a woman

A Dallas, Oregon, man has been charged with several sex crimes in the alleged solicitation … Read more

Motorcyclist killed outside Sisters

A Hillsboro resident riding a motorcycle was struck and killed on U.S. Highway 20 outside … Read more

Restaurants, hospitals stockpile supplies in advance of eclipse traffic

Population expected to double, need for supplies likely will as well

For the third week in ­August, the Black Bear Diner in Madras plans to buy … Read more

Deschutes County to allow anonymous pot complaints

Changes coming to marijuana grows in Deschutes County

Deschutes County will make it easier for residents who are concerned about marijuana production on … Read more

Warm Deschutes good for playing, bad for fish

River temperatures rise as the summer progresses

Ask any Central Oregonian how to beat the heat during the summer, and odds are … Read more

Deschutes County government’s other role: landlord

113,000 square feet of county space have non-county tenants

While Deschutes County offers a wide variety of public services to its citizens, it can’t … Read more

Deschutes fairgrounds roofs wrecked by winter

Snow caused roof damage, which the county is beginning to address

A winter with more snow than usual left the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center … Read more

Owner involved in fatal dog attack comes forward

Redmond man said he didn’t know the extent of the other dog’s injuries

The owner of a dog that fatally attacked a woman’s yellow Labrador at Cline Falls … Read more

Deschutes 911 handles dizzying array of calls

Many dispatchers can’t handle the stress, and others can’t imagine doing anything else

With thousands of tourists in town in advance of the July Fourth holiday, call volume … Read more

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

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