Scanning the sky above Madras

The Air Show of the Cascades will be held Friday and Saturday

A variety of planes will fill the grounds around the Madras Municipal Air and the … Read more

Alleged car wash peeper charged in second case

Jesse Calkins accused of recording woman at Bend store

A second potential victim has been identified in the case of a Redmond man accused … Read more

DA drops 5 of 7 charges against man punched by Redmond police

Darian Belles still charged with 2 misdemeanors

Five of seven criminal charges were dropped against a man seen in a viral video … Read more

Eugene to test small electric transport

Transit officials hope EmGo electric cars will also encourage bus ridership

The electric cars set to start buzzing people around downtown Eugene on Friday aren’t just … 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

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

Around the state

Cremated remains found in Portland — Cremated remains found in a mortuary box on a … Read more

Private defense contractor charged with child sex abuse

Zachary Critchett says he oversaw operations in Afghanistan for Reed Inc.

A La Pine resident who worked as a manager for a major U.S. defense contractor … Read more

Registration for OSU-Cascades’ adult learning workshops is open

Registration is now open for Oregon State University-Cascades’ adult community learning workshops, which run throughout … Read more

Deschutes courthouse shut down, police respond after defendant refuses to leave

Defendant: ‘I am a Christian man who speaks the truth’

The Deschutes County Courthouse was closed briefly Thursday morning when a man caused a scene … Read more

Free guided hike of Newberry National Monument

An end-of-summer guided hiking tour of Newberry National Volcanic Monument on Aug.30 is being sponsored … Read more

Forest program seeks funds to continue thinning efforts

Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project hopes to tap federal farm bill

The collaborative group behind a forest restoration program that helped Deschutes County firefighters corral wildfire … 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

BLM completes 11,000 acre acquisition around John Day River

Former ranchland will now be open for public use and recreation

Campers, boaters, bikers and others who love the adventure of Oregon’s wild eastern half had … Read more

Columbia Sportswear to expand

Apparel company buys 3 buildings west of Portland

Columbia Sportswear has purchased three buildings for $33 million to expand its campus just west … Read more

School start times, back-to-school events for Central Oregon

All six Central Oregon school districts will start classes after Labor Day

Although summer still has a hold on Central Oregon, school will start for nearly every … Read more

Huge juniper-cutting project may help sage grouse

MURPHY, Idaho — The largest-ever project in the U.S. to remove thousands of juniper trees … Read more

Victims identified in Redmond triple-fatal crash

Parents and adult daughter die on Highway 126

The victims of a fatal single-vehicle crash west of Redmond on Tuesday have been identified … Read more

Around the state

National Guard tuition assistance — Gov. Kate Brown has signed into law a measure allowing … Read more

Universities’ classified staff move toward strike

PORTLAND — The bargaining team representing thousands of classified staff at Oregon’s seven public universities … Read more

Former Madras Aquatic Center director sentenced to 30 days

Joseph McHaney pleaded no contest to theft and other charges

The former Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District executive director, who was indicted in March on … Read more

Drawing messages of hope

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

Oregon license plates to feature mule deer

Oregon wildlife lovers may soon be able to show their support for woodland creatures with … Read more

Chimps Inc. apes will remain in Tumalo

New Bend group, Freedom for Great Apes, will now care for the 7 apes

Seven chimpanzees at a Tumalo sanctuary will be staying together under new management instead of … Read more

Earthquake warning system gets funding boost

SEATTLE — The U.S. Geological Survey is greatly increasing funding for the region’s seismic network, … Read more

Around the state

Crater Lake drowning victim identified — The man who drowned after jumping off a cliff … Read more

Lawsuit: Creamery group falsely advertises milk source

SALEM — A class-action lawsuit states that an Oregon creamery association falsely advertises the source … Read more

Fix in the future for dangerous Deschutes County intersection

23 accidents reported at U.S. Highway 20 and Hamby Road since 2012

One of Deschutes County’s most dangerous intersections is one step closer to getting a fix. … Read more

Three dead in 1-vehicle crash outside Redmond

Three people were killed following a single-vehicle crash west of Redmond on Tuesday. “It was … Read more

Oregon newspaper may face investigation over making phone calls, sending emails

State Rep. Greg Smith, who also works for the county, complained about calls, emails

The Malheur Enterprise, a small newspaper in Eastern Oregon, spent months investigating a state lawmaker’s … Read more

Fire destroys house in southwest Bend

A house in southwest Bend was destroyed in a fire Tuesday morning. Bend Fire Department … Read more

Capitol roundup: Who’s in, who’s out, and who’s asking for money in 2020

Knopp says no to statewide bid, while others jockey for offices and fundraising

SALEM — Circle Sept. 12 on the Oregon political calendar — that’s the day candidates … Read more

Farm gleaning brings fresh produce to Central Oregon food pantries

High Desert Food & Farm Alliance volunteers collect food for the pantries

To get fresh produce for local food pantries, High Desert Food & Farm Alliance volunteers … Read more

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