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

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

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

ODOT quietly reduces speeds on Highway 20 in Bend

The Oregon Department of Transportation quietly reduced speeds on more than a mile of U.S. … Read more

Bend group: Tie council, mayor stipends to area income

Councilors would make about $6,100 a year; mayors $12,200 to $15,250

Bend’s mayor and city councilors would earn a percentage of what residents make under a … Read more

Bend man arrested for attacking roommate with hammer

A Bend man was arrested Sunday evening for attacking his roommmate with a hammer. Shortly … Read more

Speeds reduced on Highway 20 near Hamby Road

New speed of 45 starts

Drivers traveling west into Bend will need to slow down a bit sooner. On Friday, … Read more

Bend council debates development code changes

More apartments, fewer useless sidewalks and sandwich boards considered

Bend city councilors took on code changes that would allow more units in apartment complexes … Read more

OSU-Cascades may end little-used shuttle service

Drivers say their shuttles are often nearly empty

So few riders use the Oregon State University-Cascades campus shuttle that it might not return … Read more

Bend may limit some event permits

Bend survey asks for guidance on noise, events

Bend residents have a few more days to weigh in on a proposed city policy … Read more

Deschutes County loan program trades dollars for jobs

County pays roughly $1,200 per job created

When the Deschutes County Commission voted to forgive a $21,000 loan to Zamp Solar last … Read more

Bend sewer line project wraps up

Bend laid the last piece of its 8-mile southeast interceptor sewer line Wednesday night, completing … Read more

Sidewalk changes coming to Bend City Council

Homeowners could pay a fee instead of building sidewalks to nowhere

Jake Woodruff’s home, like nearly all of the 80 homes in his Pinebrook neighborhood in … Read more

Bend groups ask city for affordable housing loans

Groups want to build dozens of affordable homes

Developers and representatives from nonprofits asked a city of Bend advisory committee for nearly $2.5 … Read more

Deschutes commissioners discuss marijuana, crisis center, footbridge at retreat

Free-wheeling discussion also included doing business in the public eye

A new mental health crisis center, marijuana’s legality and upcoming state legislation came up for … Read more

Bend code changes call for sharrows, wide sidewalks in Central District

Changes would be made in an area that encourages mixed-use buildings

Proposed development code changes would make key streets in a central Bend area targeted for … Read more

Transportation official says no new exits, on-ramps for parkway

Modifications would be unfeasible from engineering, safety and cost standpoints

Highway exits that would deposit drivers directly into the heart of downtown Bend aren’t likely, … Read more

Bend 2030 chairwoman to serve as interim executive director

The chairwoman of Bend 2030’s board of directors will fill in as interim director while … Read more

Bend eyes awkward lot for affordable housing, raising ire of neighbors

Opponents tell councilors about potentially negative effects

Since 2015, developers in Bend have built, or are in the process of building, more … Read more

Bend neighborhood associations seek committee formation

Neighborhood Leadership Alliance would have members from each association

The Bend City Council may have voted down the idea of electing city councilors from … Read more

Bend City Council reaches consensus on elected mayor, council stipends

Stipends would have to be approved by voters in May

Bend voters will know how much members of the City Council would be paid before … Read more

Bend’s affordable housing manager retires

After 13 years and hundreds of homes, Jim Long calls it a day

At 6 a.m. Friday, Jim Long sat in his Bend office finishing environmental reviews for … Read more

Resin-coated lining to replace main Bend sewer pipe

$10 million repair will extend pipe’s life by about 50 years

A more than 30-year-old pipe that all of Bend’s sewage passes through will be essentially … Read more

Bend installs ‘Don’t Text and Drive’ sign in teen’s honor

Forrest Cepeda, 16, was killed by a texting driver in 2011

The city of Bend installed a sign on SE Reed Market Road Friday in honor … Read more

Third suspect arrested in marijuana robbery, shooting

Police believe man drove shooters to location

A third Bend resident has been arrested in connection with a weekend incident in which … Read more

Man arrested in Bend hotel robbery

Police still searching for second suspect … Read more

Bend City Council, school board stress need to plan together

A rapidly growing city is a challenge for both councilors and educators

The city of Bend and Bend-La Pine Schools will have to work together to create … Read more

Cougar attacks deer near Pilot Butte Cemetery

Police urge caution as school resumes Monday

An area resident interrupted a cougar attacking a deer near the 800 block of NE … Read more

More space for apartment units near parks in Bend

Complexes near parks could provide less open space

Apartment complexes near parks in Bend might be able to fit in a few more … Read more

Can permits ease Bend’s parking problems?

Parking zones are common in big cities, but not in Bend

Patty Giffin has tried everything she can think of to deal with the cars that … Read more

Snapchat video lands Bend man in jail

An online video of a Bend man firing a gun in the air early New … Read more

Bend’s new buses make riding easier to those with disabilities

$400,000 buses can be lowered to curb height for easy access

Jordan Ohlde has had an easier time riding buses in Bend during the past month. … Read more

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