Deschutes County Commissioners to discuss gun rights ordinance

Ordinance would prohibit county resources from being used to enforce state gun laws

The Deschutes County Commission has agreed to discuss an ordinance that would prohibit county resources … Read more

After 12 years, Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney leaves office

Baney reflects on more than a decade in office

Logically, there’s no way Tammy Baney knows all 183,000 residents of Deschutes County. But watch … Read more

Deschutes County Commission starts year with new chairman

Henderson chosen as chairman; Adair as vice chair

Phil Henderson is the new chairman of the Deschutes County Commission. Henderson, who is entering … Read more

Updates coming to local wildfire plans

Plans guiding wildfire response to get easier to follow, county says

A couple of plans that guide wildfire response in outlying parts of Deschutes County are … Read more

Commissioners ponder the future of garbage in Deschutes County

With Knott Landfill nearing capacity, county mulls $14 million new landfill

With Knott Landfill likely just a decade away from reaching capacity, it’s looking more likely … Read more

Proposed rule change would make it harder to drink in Bend parks

Tweak to alcohol permit system would require rental

Having a beer with friends in one of Bend’s parks may soon get more cumbersome … Read more

Park district, Deschutes County seek compromise on bike park

After hearings and appeals, county inches toward decision on Big Sky Park

After months of public hearings and appeals, Deschutes County is moving closer to a compromise … Read more

Deschutes County hears pitch for homes west of Bend

Proposal would mean lower-density housing on 700 acres

A proposed zone change that would allow low-density home development on about 700 acres of … Read more

Old McKenzie Pass Highway to close Monday

The Old McKenzie Pass Highway will close for the season beginning at dawn Monday. The … Read more

DeBone returns campaign contribution from opponent Lowes’ ex-husband

County commissioner says he was unaware of domestic violence case

Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone has returned a $2,000 contribution from Democratic opponent Amy Lowes’ … Read more

Electric co-op, longtime resident square off over power lines

Power for permitted marijuana grow just the start of ongoing saga

REDMOND — A curious case involving a local electrical cooperative against an unhappy longtime member … Read more

Deschutes County approves new pot rules

Cannabis industry says more restrictive rules could fuel black market

After more than a year of meetings, public hearings and more than a little controversy, … Read more

Deschutes County considers clearing the way for homes near Tumalo

The county will vote on a zoning issue that could allow up to 74 homes to the area

Deschutes County appears poised to rezone a nearly 500-acre former pumice mine west of Tumalo, … Read more

911 radios in Bend perform better than expected

Troubled system meets national standard in first round of testing

Preliminary testing of Deschutes County’s troubled new digital radio system shows coverage in Bend to … Read more

Deschutes County mulls building standards for fire-prone areas

New zoning, building rules could be in the works

As more people move to areas of Deschutes County that butt up against the forest, … Read more

Deschutes County Commission candidates offer different views

Patti Adair, James Cook are campaigning for seat held by Baney

When Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney leaves office after 12 years next January, she’ll turn … Read more

Man shot by Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy identified

Brandon Berrett shot twice by sheriff’s deputy Chris Jones

Deschutes County authorities identified the man shot twice by a sheriff’s deputy in north Bend … Read more

Appeals court affirms land use ruling for Sisters church

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed a ruling by the state’s land use … Read more

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

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