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

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

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