Bend City Council considers transportation bond to address traffic woes

Surveys show residents feel traffic congestion and neighborhood safety are linked

Six in 10 Bend voters say they don’t feel safe navigating neighborhood streets because of … Read more

Featured photos: Robert Plant plays Bend

Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant closed out the 2019 season Thursday at Les Schwab … Read more

Parents pack City Council meeting to protest cell tower

Verizon tower scheduled to operate this month; parents still want it moved

About 1,300 signatures were submitted to the Bend City Council on Wednesday to protest a … Read more

Bend’s State of the City focuses on transportation

Annual address to be held Oct. 8

The future of Bend will be discussed during the annual State of the City address … Read more

Bulk Food supermarket WinCo considering Bend outlet

Supermarket chain looking into moving into former Shopko location

Bulk food specialist WinCo Foods is considering Bend as its next market for expansion, potentially … Read more

La Pine man indicted on 59 sex crimes

Rusty Pugh faces additional charges as more victims come forward

A La Pine man who was arrested in August for several alleged rapes was indicted … Read more

Bend Chamber looks to hire someone to address child care shortage

Position supported by local businesses, could be filled by November

After hearing frustrations for years, the Bend Chamber of Commerce hopes to hire someone to … Read more

Bend man arrested for alleged threats against Bend High

21-year-old is not a student

A 21-year-old Bend man was arrested for allegedly threatening Bend High School students and staff … Read more

Go Clean Energy Conference comes back to Bend

Event focused on green living back for third year

People are invited to learn how to live more sustainably at the Go Clean Energy … Read more

City Council hears proposal to move Les Schwab building

Move to Third Street would require zone change; public has more time to comment

Representatives of Les Schwab Tire Center made a case as to why their flagship store … Read more

Old Bend-Redmond Highway to close Thursday

Repairs needed after concrete truck crash in August

The Old Bend-Redmond Highway will be closed from Rogers Road to U.S. Highway 20 between … Read more

Bend Park & Rec sees student influx in after-school program

Park district reports a 66% jump over last year in response to Bend-La Pine schedule changes

Participation in the after-­school program Kids Inc. jumped by 66% in response to scheduling changes … Read more

Creative Laureate reflects on his first year

Jason Graham says he has enjoyed connecting artists with each other

When Jason Graham looks back on his first year as Bend’s Creative Laureate, he can’t … Read more

Bend vet speaks out for military sexual assault victims

Bill Minnix is in Washington, D.C., to ask Congress to champion his cause

Bill Minnix knows his face isn’t the one that comes to mind when people think … Read more

Bend Senior Center back open after summer construction

Larkspur Community Center ‘right on track,’ according to Bend Park & Rec District

The Bend Senior Center — as well as the new parking lot that serves it … Read more

Governor’s task force calls for more psychiatric beds for Oregon foster kids

The effort is part of a greater goal to not house any children out of state

SALEM — Oregon is housing 37 foster care children in out-of-state facilities, down from its … Read more

Bend City Council mulls changes to voting rules for city committees

Conversation spurred on by an unusual planning commission vote in August

The Bend City Council is considering new rules that would require a majority of a … Read more

Bend City Council considers changes to downtown event permitting

Downtown businesses argue street events drive away sales

Bend city councilors are considering reducing the number of days events, such as street festivals, … Read more

Unofficial paths create erosion concerns along Deschutes River

Survey found 80 unofficial locations where river users have forged their own paths

People who use the Deschutes River often like to find their own paths to get … Read more

Local union members express gratitude for Labor Day picnic

About 100 attended Central Oregon Labor Council’s barbecue in Pioneer Park

Linda O’Donnell joined the Oregon Postal Workers Union 14 years ago. Today, she’s the union’s … Read more

Central Oregon health officials warn of drug overdose risk

Four overdoses prompt warning

Four serious drug overdoses in Central Oregon, all in a 36-hour span, prompted Deschutes County … Read more

More cities turn to ground leasing to create housing

Bend, Atlanta and other cities have community land trusts to make homeownership affordable

ATLANTA — The crumbling neighborhoods stand in stark contrast to the bustling downtown area less … Read more

Developers propose changes to controversial Shevlin Apartments

Number of units reduced after neighborhood backlash

A proposal to shave the fourth floor off a controversial Bend apartment complex that developers … Read more

Les Schwab relocation plan shot down by Bend commission

City council will have final say on zone change

The Bend Planning Commission shot down a zoning change that would have allowed Les Schwab … Read more

Road closure southbound on 15th Street at Ferguson Road begins

Closure is for Murphy Corridor improvements

Drivers in east Bend are reminded to take alternatives routes as the city closes 15th … Read more

La Pine man charged with five counts of first-degree rape

Detectives believe more victims could be involved

A La Pine man was arrested Thursday in connection with several rapes that occurred nearly … Read more

Bend City Council looks at removing homeless camps at Juniper Ridge

The threat of wildfire, sparked by a recent RV fire, is causing concern

Fears over wildfire threats are forcing the Bend City Council to consider removing homeless campers … Read more

Drawing messages of hope

Brightly colored messages of hope and support adorned the sidewalks Tuesday at St. Charles Cancer … Read more

Private Bend neighborhood questions city stormwater fees

River Rim says it maintains its own stormwater system, so shouldn’t pay as much to city

Neighbors in a private Bend subdivision say they pay too much in stormwater utility fees, … Read more

Publisher named for The Bulletin in Bend

Heidi Wright will lead Bend newspaper

Heidi Wright, chief operating officer of EO Media Group, will also serve as publisher of … Read more

Plan seeks to lessen congestion at Hawthorne bus station in Bend

Business, neighbors concerned about safety, traffic

To alleviate growing congestion issues at Bend’s only transit hub, Hawthorne Station, the Central Oregon … Read more

Transit Q&A scheduled for Wednesday

Hawthorne Avenue neighbors invited

Bend residents along Hawthorne Avenue are invited to ask questions about the future of Hawthorne … Read more

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