Home burns in NE Bend

Charing battery pack believed responsible

A charging battery pack is believed to have caused a fire that significantly damaged a … Read more

Bend High School to host speaker Chad Hymas to discuss safe school environments

Author and quadriplegic athlete to speak at free event Aug. 28

The Bend-La Pine Schools has invited author and public speaker Chad Hymas to Bend for … Read more

Rebuilding a creek where redband trout can thrive

Deep Creek restoration to make river less ‘monotonous’

After decades of ranching and logging left a creek deep in the Ochoco National Forest … Read more

Brown and Buehler agree on abortion, housing ballot measures

Candidates for governor will vote differently on immigration, taxes and legislative voting changes

SALEM — When it comes to November’s ballot measures, the top two candidates in the … Read more

PERS: Questions for the outgoing chair of Oregon’s public pension system

John Thomas, a Eugene financial consultant who has chaired the board of the Oregon Public … Read more

Around the state

Classic car crashes; injuries and arrest — One person was critically injured after a classic … Read more

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Major Redmond project could move towards final approval

Industrial park, fairgrounds expansion and National Guard center in the plans

SALEM — A proposed expansion of the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center and development … Read more

Legacy of ‘Animal House’ endures 4 decades later

EUGENE — Forty years later, the signature location is long gone, replaced by a parking … Read more

Fire east of Sisters in mop-up, evacuation levels lowered

Evacuation warning levels were reduced Sunday afternoon in areas affected by the Cloverdale Fire east … Read more

Redmond School District’s tech interns reprogram, fix student laptops

District supervisor calls them ‘superstars’ for handling tech duties this summer

REDMOND — When Redmond School District realized it had more than 4,000 electronic devices and … Read more

Wildfire east of Sisters prompts evacuations

SISTERS — A fast-­moving 60-acre fire spread late Saturday afternoon in the area around Rabbitbrush … Read more

Bend mayoral candidate accuses family members of fraud

Scott Douglass says his father, Brian Douglass, made disparaging comments

Bend mayoral candidate Brian Douglass is in a legal dispute with his son and daughter-in-law, … Read more

Pot poisoning cases in dogs on the rise

Marijuana toxicity spiked after pot made legal in Oregon

The legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon brought a significant increase in pot poisoning in … Read more

Bend-La Pine Schools making progress on school construction

Projects funded by $268.3 million bond measure

Pilot Butte Middle School was built in 1968 and has never had a major renovation … Read more

Central Oregon police dogs show off their skills

Tracking evidence, heeding commands and biting suspects delights crowd

Deschutes County law enforcement agencies showcased their police dogs’ skills Saturday during different scenarios and … Read more

Senator has role in Western film in 1968

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

Education Notes

Exchange student notes • Host families in the Mountain View High School area are needed … Read more

After dark, drone is firefighters’ ‘best friend’

GRANTS PASS — Kale Casey almost can’t believe what a metal bird 5 feet long, … Read more

Semi-truck hits car in the wrong lane of Bend Parkway

A collision between a semi-truck and a car in the wrong lane of the Bend … Read more

Man arrested for kidnapping at Redmond Airport

A Bend man was arrested for kidnapping Thursday after allegedly trying to pull a 3-year-old … Read more

OSU-Cascades wants to produce as much energy as it uses

Bend campus has ‘Net Zero’ plan for campus expansion

Having an entire college campus produce as much energy as it uses may sound like … Read more

Wildhaven Preserve land transfer hits snag

Nature Conservancy still waiting to transfer land to Forest Service

Nine months after The Nature Conservancy announced plans to donate Wildhaven Preserve to the U.S. … Read more

Pro-gun measure doesn’t make Nov. ballot

Initiative is about 1,000 signatures short

Deschutes County voters will not be asked in November to support a so-called “Second Amendment … Read more

Report: Social factors are undermining healthcare in Oregon

Poverty, food insecurity among factors affecting health outcomes

Oregon’s efforts to improve the health care of its residents are being undermined by the … Read more

Around the state

Officer fired over posts — An arbitrator ruled that the city of West Linn was … Read more

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Bend PD adding downtown substation

The Bend Police Department is adding a substation downtown to improve policing in the increasingly … Read more

Buyer emerges for meatpacking firm

SALEM — An Oregon beef packing company that shut down earlier this year has attracted … Read more

Short slate of hot-button issues on Nov. ballot

Abortion and taxes among five measures

SALEM — Abortion, immigration, taxes and housing are the hot-button issues that will go before … Read more

Budget Inn manager charged with beating lodger with bat

Alleged victim forced to strip, sent into the streets in only his underwear

The former manager of the Madras Budget Inn is facing charges he allegedly robbed and … Read more

Internationally known river researcher visits Whychus Creek

Colin Thorne’s team of University of Nottingham students help restoration project

SISTERS — An internationally regarded expert in rivers and how they influence the environment around … Read more

Campbell seeks re-election to Bend City Council

Barb Campbell, elected to the Bend City Council in 2014, announced Thursday she will seek … Read more

Cougar spotted in Awbrey Butte neighborhood

State wildlife officials say tracks were made by a younger cougar

State wildlife officials have confirmed a cougar was seen shortly after midnight Wednesday in Bend’s … Read more

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