Park district looks to bridge divide on controversial bill

Resolution would bring in stakeholders to discuss section of river slated for bridge

In the contentious, ongoing discussion about a bill that would block a bridge across the … Read more

Loopholes are the focus of lawmakers

Guns, pensions and ethics filings were subjects before the Legislature

SALEM — Loopholes in gun control, public employee pensions and state ethics filings were all … Read more

Committee: Pay Bend mayor twice what councilors make

Raises for mayor, council would have to be approved by voters

Bend’s mayor could make twice what city councilors do starting in January, pending approval from … Read more

Officials struggle to identify which pot sites are legal

Deschutes County’s sheriff and district attorney blasted efforts to regulate legalized marijuana, saying Tuesday the … Read more

Redmond man rolls SUV attempting to avoid arrest

A 25-year-old Redmond man wanted on a felony warrant tried to avoid arrest Monday afternoon … Read more

Around the state

Bus driver charged with drunken driving — Authorities say an Oregon bus driver was charged … Read more

News of record: Police log

Police Log The Bulletin will update items in the Police Log when such a request … Read more

How do lower-wage workers make it in Bend?

‘The Bend life’ for many means roommates, hustling

No one moves to Bend to work behind a counter, and neither did Silea Kalebaugh. … Read more

Capitol report: Big bucks and bandwidth

Helt closes money gap, disabled rights, Wi-Fi woes, and a 12th governor candidate

SALEM — Even a dusting of snow this week isn’t enough to cool off the … Read more

More police at Bend High after alleged threat of violence

Parents of Bend High School students were informed Monday night of a possible threat of … Read more

Bend man triumphs in bureaucratic battle over $36

Retiree Nate Golly was fined after he sold a car. Fighting the fine was no Sunday drive

When retired small businessman Nate Golly started researching the law firm sending him threatening letters … Read more

Bend Police arrest three for alleged heroin

Bend Police on Sunday arrested three men alleged to have commercial amounts of heroin outside … Read more

Power outage at COCC but classes still on

Central Oregon Community College is working to correct a power outage Monday morning. Classes will … Read more

Relatives of Justin Burkhart say his ashes can remain with his father

Family has nixed a plan to mingle the ashes with those of his mother

The cremated remains of Justin Burkhart, who went missing in Bend a decade ago, will … Read more

More trails, neighborhood parks on the docket for park district

District to look at prioritized projects for new comprehensive plan

The Bend Park & Recreation District will take another step toward adopting a plan that … Read more

What can a common fish tell us about Deschutes River pollution?

Stickleback could be ‘canary in a coal mine’ on pollutants

A3-inch fish that has slowly infiltrated the Deschutes Basin over the past few decades could … Read more

New Prineville bridge could prevent flooding

New Elm Street bridge over Ochoco Creek to be completed fall 2019

The city of Prineville is set to replace the Elm Street bridge over Ochoco Creek, … Read more

Hiker searching for shortcut falls at Smith Rock State Park

Rescuers pull injured man from base of cliff

A Bend hiker was rescued Saturday evening after falling at Smith Rock State Park while … Read more

Portland Puppet Museum offers old-fashioned thrill

PORTLAND — From the outside, with flowers bursting from the window boxes and marionettes peeking … Read more

Around the state

Democrats propose changes to election laws — Democratic legislators are considering a plan to go … Read more

Bend rezoning aims to make development cheaper, faster

Neighborhood associations and Central Oregon LandWatch oppose plan

In April of 2016, developers proposed building a 118-unit apartment complex along Reed Lane west … Read more

Bend schools consider changing start times

Early start times may affect teen health

School mornings are generally quiet in the Gorham household. Anna Gorham, 17, can barely muster … Read more

Madras announces incentives for sewer connection

Residents in Bel-Air,Herzberg Heights subdivision offered discounted rate

An incentive program for residents in two northeast Madras subdivisions that will cut the cost … Read more

WinterFest sculptors showcase skills on a blustery day

Artists embrace the forgiving, although fleeting, features of ice

Last year, ice sculptors at Oregon WinterFest in Bend’s Old Mill District worried about their … Read more

Education notes

College notes • Alaina Mayfield, of Bend, has earned a master’s degree in emergency management … Read more


Compiled by Don Hoiness from archived copies of The Bulletin at Deschutes County Historical Society. … Read more

Elk getting comfortable in coastal town

Regular visits by herds worry residents over damage, injuries from car accidents

WARRENTON — While residents sat at City Hall in early February and asked their mayor … Read more

Lawmakers move to ease scrubbing of racist provisions

SALEM — When Oregon lawmaker Julie Fahey and her husband bought a house, the deed … Read more

Former Baker County fire chief denies stealing from Bend Fire

Haines fire officials say Daniel Weitz donated equipment to them

A former Baker County fire chief has denied the accusation he bought equipment at a … Read more

News of record: Police log

Police Log The Bulletin will update items in the Police Log when such a request … Read more

Private traffic signs not allowed in parts of Bend

Tired of speeders, Awbrey Butte resident installs his own warnings

Last fall, Fred Gientke got fed up with the speeding cars near his Awbrey Butte … Read more

Oregon fiscal forecast: Sunny, with clouds

State says federal tax cut impact won’t be known until fall 2019

SALEM — A potential sea of red ink facing the state budget will evaporate, leaving … Read more

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