Federal hemp legalization could create boon for Central Oregon

Non-psychoactive cannabis growing quickly in Oregon and beyond

Marijuana’s non-psychoactive cousin hemp is on the path to federal legalization, and some advocates believe … Read more

A hiker beats the odds and finds a lost toy

The kindness of a stranger reunites child with stuffed lion

Holly Spaman wasn’t planning on taking part in a rescue mission last Sunday when she … Read more

Bulletin experiences press problems

Because of problems with our press, The Bulletin was unable to print and distribute Sunday’s … Read more

Homeowners show off their gardens during annual public tour

Tours offer gardeners a chance to get new ideas, inspiration

Six homeowners across Deschutes County welcomed visitors Saturday to walk through their gardens during the … Read more

Smith Rock makes Newsweek in 1993

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

Education notes

Reunion notes • Redmond High School Class of 1963 is holding its 55th reunion the … Read more

Around the state

Gov. declares fires as conflagration MORO — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has invoked the Emergency … Read more

More fuel breaks planned to stop wildfires, protect habitats

BOISE, Idaho — More fuel breaks are being constructed as part of a plan by … 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

Bottle redemption centers report spike in use in Bend and beyond

Bottle, can redemption especially key with recycling changes overseas

The percentage of bottles and cans going to Bend’s redemption center has skyrocketed in the … Read more

J Bar J Boys ranch marks 50 years of youth services in Bend

Ranch is Central Oregon’s largest service provider for youth and families

J Bar J Boys Ranch in northeast Bend opened 50 years ago this month as … Read more

Fire crews make progress on deadly Substation Fire

Blaze in Wasco, Sherman counties 15 percent contained; fire lines holding, official says

The Substation Fire grew to more than 70,000 acres Friday across Wasco and Sherman counties. … Read more

To limit a fire’s spread, crews must know where embers go

CORVALLIS — An Oregon State University professor is using federal funds to conduct research on … Read more

Immigration prison lambasted in court

SALEM — Strip searches. Overcrowded cells with open toilets. Scant meals that violate religious restrictions. … Read more

Police log

Police Log The Bulletin will update items in the Police Log when such a request … Read more

Deschutes County approves ski lake project

Commissioners limit who can use lakes, when they can ski

Planning can move ahead for a residential development around a mining pit that has been … Read more

More fire restrictions coming to Central Oregon

As the weather heats up and forest fuels continue to dry out, the Oregon Department … Read more

Farm alliance, food banks create healthy meal kits

Weekly kits come with a recipe and the ingredients for the meal

SISTERS — Fifteen paper bags sat on a table in the Westside Church food pantry … Read more

Lake Billy Chinook health advisory lifted

The Oregon Health Authority lifted the health advisory related to harmful toxins on Lake Billy … Read more

Oregon prosecutor nixed as Trump’s 9th Circuit nominee

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew one of President Donald Trump’s appellate court … Read more

Oregon nominee for federal court is withdrawn

WASHINGTON — In a stunning move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has withdrawn one of … Read more

Police log

Police Log The Bulletin will update items in the Police Log when such a request … Read more

Boddie skips Council meeting as colleagues discuss censure rules

Councilor remains silent amid scandal

An empty seat in the center of the Bend City Council dais Wednesday highlighted Nathan … Read more

Elk, cyclists in conflict on mountain trail

Area in Deschutes National Forest closed to cyclists until August, but some don’t listen

Signs along a 4-mile stretch of mountain bike trail deep in the Deschutes National Forest … Read more

Pair arraigned in Pilot Butte 4th of July blaze

Men accused of setting Bend fire that closed highway, caused citywide power outage remain in jail

Two Deschutes County men appeared in court Wednesday on charges they set the Fourth of … Read more

Buehler lays out health care plan in Bend

Proposal seeks to stabilize Medicaid funding, expand services

Rep. Knute Buehler, the Republican nominee for governor, outlined a six-point health care plan Wednesday … Read more

1 dead in wildfire

PORTLAND — A fast-moving fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest killed one … Read more

Senators oppose judicial nomination of prosecutor

PORTLAND — Democratic senators oppose the nomination of an Oregon federal prosecutor to fill a … Read more

Cemetery Fire southeast of Prineville 20 percent contained

Work continues on the Cemetery Fire burning southeast of Prineville on Ochoco National Forest and … Read more

Police log

Police Log The Bulletin will update items in the Police Log when such a request … Read more

High Desert Musuem euthanizes aging bald eagle

A bald eagle who had lived at the High Desert Museum for more than a … Read more

Deschutes District attorney: Deputy ‘justified’ in death of Springfield man

Deputy shot Jesse Wayde Powell in the back at close range

The Springfield man killed by a sheriff’s deputy last month was shot in the back … Read more

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