Deschutes County examines medical marijuana challenges

Commission invites state official to unlock medical pot ‘locked box’

While recreational marijuana has stolen a lot of the attention in Deschutes County, many of … Read more

Bend’s first WWI casualty, a century later

Reports of the first local boy killed in WWI arrived in Bend 100 years ago

One hundred years ago Tuesday, residents opened the Bend Bulletin to find that World War … Read more

Deschutes County talks marijuana with OLCC

With four meetings behind them, county commission to look at new rules

Over the past three weeks, the Deschutes County Commission has met with representatives from state … Read more

Tumalo pizza shop owner to run for Deschutes County Commission

Ed Barbeau, 60, will challenge Tony DeBone

The owner of a Tumalo pizza shop will challenge sitting Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone … Read more

DCSO, District Attorney’s office weigh in on weed

Deschutes County Commission looks at hiring more people, being proactive

Marijuana may be legal to grow and consume in Deschutes County, but it still poses … Read more

County adds hearing on development proposal near Smith Rock

Residents can still weigh in on proposed bed-and-breakfast, campground

Terrebonne residents will have another chance to weigh in on a proposed bed-and-breakfast with adjacent … Read more

Deschutes County addresses agriculture rules around cannabis

County commission meets with Oregon agriculture official

In Deschutes County, cannabis has been a source of division between growers and long-time landowners … Read more

Medal of Honor Highway saluted near Bend

U.S. 20 sign is part of national drive for coast-to-coast route saluting combat bravery

Hopes for a coast-to-coast route honoring the nation’s bravest came a step closer Monday when … Read more

In the shadow of marijuana, hemp industry is starting to develop

Hemp growing quickly in Deschutes County, Oregon

Even by the standards of Oregon’s comparatively lax cannabis laws, Yon Olsen’s farm stands out. … Read more

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

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