Deschutes County plan to rezone farmland thrown into question

A Deschutes County proposal to rezone certain farm and forest lands could be upended in … Read more

Bend man dies in paragliding accident near Pine Mountain

Cause is under investigation

A Bend man fell to his death in a paragliding accident near Pine Mountain Thursday … Read more

Infected trees near Walton Lake pulled from chopping block

No thinning now planned of infected fir trees while Forest Service examines options

A 40-acre stand of disease-infected trees located near Walton Lake in the Ochoco National Forest … Read more

Arizona hiker hurt near Broken Top

Woman fell while descending trail at No Name Lake

An Arizona woman was injured Sunday while hiking near No Name Lake west of Bend. … Read more

Deschutes County moves toward opting out of marijuana

Voters would decide the issue in November 2020 election

Deschutes County is one step closer to asking voters to decide if future recreational marijuana … Read more

Deschutes County Commission may ask voters to prohibit marijuana businesses

Existing businesses would not be affected, county counsel says

Deschutes County commissioners are considering a prohibition on marijuana that would go before for voters … Read more

Deschutes County seeking members of new wildfire mitigation committee

Applications accepted until Aug. 26

Residents are invited to join a new committee charged with recommending to Deschutes County how … Read more

Deschutes County Commission considers courthouse expansion

Commission still awaits new judge to meet growing court docket

Deschutes County commissioners are mulling over a possible expansion of the county courthouse even as … Read more

Fire near McKay Butte south of Bend 20% contained

(UPDATED) A fire northeast of McKay Butte in the Deschutes National Forest remains at 190 … Read more

Former employee sues Deschutes County over alleged retaliation

Employee alleges county harassed her over medical leave

A former employee is suing Deschutes County for $410,000 over retaliation and harassment she claims … Read more

Two recreational boaters help rescue horseback rider at Cultus Lake

Boaters helped injured woman and sheriff’s deputies after marine patrol boat stalled

A Bend woman was rescued by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office after falling off her … Read more

Human remains found in burning truck east of Bend

Burning pickup discovered near Mahogany Butte

State and local authorities are working to identify a person whose remains were found in … Read more

Bend-area driver dies in head-on crash on Highway 97 (updated)

Police release name of driver in fatal accident

A 19-year-old Bend-area woman was killed Thursday night in a crash on U.S. Highway 97 … Read more

Marijuana production proposal derails after business partners arrested

Father and son involved with the project were each arrested for weed-related crimes

A proposed marijuana production and processing facility in Alfalfa won’t move forward after the Deschutes … Read more

Controversial development on former mine back on the table

Housing development challenged by neighbors, environmental groups

A controversial proposal to build a housing development on a former mine in Terrebonne is … Read more

Deschutes County residents want a new landfill, according to survey

Knott Landfill expected to fill up in next 10 years

Deschutes County residents want a new landfill, according to a recent survey. During a Monday … Read more

Deschutes planning commission moves new zone rules forward

Decision will be reviewed by county commission at a later date

The Deschutes County Planning Commission said Thursday the board of commissioners should create a new … Read more

Body of Bend man who drowned in Wickiup last month recovered

Michael Mead fell from a canoe on June 13

The body of a Bend man who disappeared in June when his canoe overturned in … Read more

Deschutes commissioners discuss housing, county judge at event

Annual State of the County address sponsored by Bend Chamber of Commerce

Deschutes County Commissioners made their case for a controversial policy that would rezone forest and … Read more

Deschutes County considers whistleblower hotline

Hotline aimed at county employees who witness misconduct, fraud

A whistleblower hotline may be coming to Deschutes County. During a Monday work session, county … Read more

Rural residents urge county commissioners to prohibit marijuana

Deschutes County Commission holds hearing to reevaluate its recently adopted rules

Rural residents asked Deschutes County to prohibit future marijuana growth and sales by opting out … Read more

Hearing scheduled for county marijuana regulation code

Amendments are being appealed to Land Use Board of Appeals

The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners will review amendments to the county’s marijuana regulations at … Read more

Trailer catches fire in Madras mobile home park

Cause is under investigation

No injuries were reported after a trailer caught fire in Madras early Tuesday morning, according … Read more

Deschutes County examines wildfire risk

Risk maps will identify where building codes should be more strict

The Deschutes County Commission is considering whether to adopt stricter building codes for homes in … Read more

Emergency notification test planned for Sisters, Camp Sherman area

Test scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday

To the residents of Sisters and Camp Sherman: Don’t let the emergency notice that will … Read more

Redmond man hurt while climbing South Sister

Blake Ettestad taken by helicopter to St. Charles Bend

A Redmond man was rescued after falling and injuring himself on an icy portion of … Read more

‘Severe’ thunderstorms forecast with winds up to 70 mph

Thunderstorms, high wind and hail possibly the size of ping pong balls are predicted for … Read more

U.S. Highway 97 near La Pine open after 3 vehicle accident

Multiple people were reportedly injured in a three-vehicle accident that briefly closed U.S. Highway 97 … Read more

Forest Grove man arrested after road rage incident involving a gun

A Forest Grove man was arrested after he allegedly pointed a gun at a driver … Read more

State of the County address scheduled for July 9

People are invited to learn what the Deschutes County Commission does and how well they … Read more

Health inspection fees poised to increase by 8.5%

Increase necessary for annual cost increases

The owners of restaurants, food carts, pools and other similar facilities are poised to pay … Read more

Deschutes County poised to reject Tumalo’s first cannabis dispensary

Commissioners cite lack of access and compatibility issues with community

The Deschutes County Commission appears to be moving toward denying an application for a retail … Read more

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