Feature photo: Finding the perfect pumpkin

The pumpkin patch is open Tuesday-Sunday through October, and Smith Rock Ranch features other fall … Read more

Dead woman near road in Tumalo identified

Foul play not suspected

The woman whose body was discovered Tuesday off of O.B. Riley Road in Tumalo was … Read more

Deschutes County mulls zone to allow development between city and national forest

Deschutes County is considering planned zone changes that could allow schools, parks and low-density home … Read more

Ousted county Commissioner Tammy Baney will lead Central Oregon council

Executive director’s job will pay $120,000 a year

Longtime Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney will take over as executive director of the Central … Read more

Deschutes County eyes FEMA grant to clear parcel near Redmond

A magnet for illegal camping, 1,800-acre parcel poses wildfire risk

A year after the Milli Fire, Deschutes County is eligible for a federal grant that … Read more

Troubled 911 radio system now attracting political scrutiny

Deschutes County commissioners attend 911 service district meeting

With the November general election fast approaching, ongoing problems with a new digital emergency radio … Read more

Charges dropped for Redmond man with 50 year prison sentence

Joshua Horner, convicted of sexual abuse, becomes first man exonerated through work of Oregon nonprofit

Joshua Horner, a Redmond man facing five decades in prison after he was convicted of … Read more

Grant to cover domestic violence investigator

Deschutes County has received a $450,000 grant to identify domestic violence and speed its prosecution. … Read more

Deschutes County will hear about new zone near Bend

Deschutes County will hold a public hearing Tuesday on creating a new zoning buffer between … Read more

ODOT seeks input on Highway 97 improvements in Terrebonne

The Oregon Department of Transportation is hosting four workshops in Terrebonne next week to gather … Read more

Church opponents cry foul over county planner’s work on application

Father’s House Church wants to build in rural area east of Bend

A Bend church that wants to relocate to avoid splitting its congregation between two services … Read more

Deschutes County wants to re-evaluate farmland

Changes could make some development easier

Hundreds of thousands of acres in Deschutes County are set aside for farming and forests … Read more

Man falls 150 feet at Smith Rock while climbing without safety equipment

Virginia man suffers life-threatening injuries

A Virginia man suffered life-threatening injuries Sunday afternoon when he fell while climbing at Smith … Read more

Smith Rock State Park wants to limit street parking

Shuttle could start running in spring

Deschutes County could ban parking on two roads near Smith Rock State Park and have … Read more

Man hurt in fall at Smith Rock

A Gresham man was injured Wednesday afternoon while climbing at Smith Rock State Park. At … Read more

Deschutes County could see bond for courtroom, stabilization center

County commission has no plans to ask voters to pay yet

Deschutes County taxpayers who saw small decreases in their county taxes during the past two … Read more

Stranded teen rescued from Deschutes River rapids

13-year-old had become stuck on island

A 13-year-old kayaker was rescued Wednesday afternoon after getting stuck in a section of Deschutes … Read more

South Sister climber suffers medical problem after summiting

Rescue team accompanies Idaho woman to trailhead

A Deschutes County search and rescue team accompanied an Idaho woman down South Sister Friday … Read more

Deschutes deputies’ wild night: Car chases involve public urination, high speeds, stripping driver

Drugs and alcohol likely involved

Deschutes County deputies engaged in simultaneous pursuits in Sisters and Bend Friday evening. One began … Read more

County appears likely to approve ski lake, with conditions

Development northwest of Bend could have cluster of high-end homes

The Deschutes County Commission appears likely to approve a residential development near a former mining … Read more

Broken Top climber injured in fall

Woman evacuated by helicopter near summit

An Oregon City woman was rescued Sunday morning after falling near the summit of Broken … Read more

Deschutes County: Rural church can keep hosting weddings

Shepherdsfield Church at center of religious-liberty controversy

Deschutes County appears likely to allow a limited number of weddings at a rural church … Read more

Woman becomes stuck at Tumalo Falls while hiking off-trail

Jacksonville resident was rescued with minor injuries

A Jacksonville woman who left a marked trail at Tumalo Falls on Saturday afternoon fell … Read more

Sunriver man drowns while trying to swim across Deschutes

Victim identified as Allan Periman; alcohol believed to be a factor in death

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office identified a Sunriver man who drowned Thursday in the Deschutes … Read more

Deschutes County approves $383.7 million budget

The Deschutes County Commission unanimously approved its $383.7 million budget Monday. The approved budget includes … Read more

Portland man plucked by helicopter from South Sister cliff

Arthur Duncan had become stuck after summiting Thursday

A Portland man was plucked by helicopter from the edge of a cliff on South … Read more

Hantavirus kills Deschutes County woman

In the wake of a Redmond woman’s death, learn how to protect yourself from this untreatable virus

Deschutes County Health Department officials confirmed a local woman died Wednesday from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, … Read more

Religious freedom lawsuit looms over Deschutes County church decision

A Deschutes County Commission decision Monday created an additional obstacle for a rural resident who … Read more

Baney seeks nonpartisan elections, but opposed reform effort that included them in 2006

County commissioner says ‘home rule’ charter, nonpartisan elections unrelated

With Deschutes County budget talks close to ending, Commissioner Tammy Baney plans to ask other … Read more

Deschutes County budget has funds for crisis center

Center will be open for limited hours with the hope of going round the clock

Deschutes County’s 2019 budget clears the way for a crisis center with limited hours, but … Read more

Deschutes County tries again to rezone farm land

Property near Tumalo could become storage site

Deschutes County leaders have made it a priority to re-evaluate state and local laws that … Read more

State board: Deschutes County must revisit rural church decision

County plans to appeal ruling, attorney says

Deschutes County needs to rethink its decision to allow churches in a rural part of … Read more

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