Deschutes County likely to approve low-density rezoning near Bend

The Deschutes County Commission appears likely to sign off on a proposal to rezone about … Read more

Anti-trafficking group plans Bend training

An anti-sex-trafficking nonprofit group composed of retired veterans plans to host events about how to … Read more

Apartments in Deschutes County pose greater recycling challenges than single-family homes

Officials seek to address problem amid emphasis on multifamily dwellings

Increasing the amount of recycling at apartments in Deschutes County is being discussed as a … Read more

Delayed garbage collection for Christmas, New Year’s Day

Bend-area garbage providers will not pick up garbage or items for recycling on Christmas Day … Read more

Motorcyclist killed in Third Street crash identified

Davis Franco hit a pickup turning onto Third Street in Bend

The motorcyclist who died in an crash on SE Third Street in Bend on Tuesday … Read more

Bend group hears suggestions to lower rents

Build small, build dense, limit tourism, speakers say

Encouraging the building of smaller homes, removing barriers for new construction and discouraging tourism are … Read more

Parkway overpasses, extending Wilson Avenue among transportation recommendations

Bend transportation advisory committee also wants a study of another bridge over the Deschutes

New Bend Parkway overpasses for cars, bicycles and pedestrians, a citywide bike network and extending … Read more

Bend mulls requiring more parking at restaurants

The city of Bend could require new restaurants to add more parking spaces, following a … Read more

Mirror Pond dredging plan inches forward

Pacific Power & Light pledged Friday to contribute $300,000 to dredging Mirror Pond, but whether … Read more

Bend will reduce fees for child care facilities to address shortage

Opening more child care space is said to be critical in Deschutes County

Bend will slash transportation-based developer fees for new child care facilities in an attempt to … Read more

Applications open for Bend City Council seat

Applications to fill a soon-to-be-vacant seat on the Bend City Council are now open. Current … Read more

Bend committee wants to hear from renters

Bend’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee wants to hear about high rents. The meeting, at 3 … Read more

Central Oregon LandWatch receives $100,000 grant for Bend Central District

An equity-based Portland nonprofit will give Central Oregon LandWatch a $100,000 grant to continue its … Read more

Bend council supports spending $300,000 for Mirror Pond dredging

Some still have reservations about franchise fees

The city of Bend will contribute $300,000 toward dredging Mirror Pond, the same amount the … Read more

Bend City Council votes to ban plastic grocery bags

Ban will take effect July 1, joining other cities in Oregon with measures

Bend will ban plastic bags beginning July 1, following a narrow 4-2 vote from the … Read more

Park district supports Mirror Pond dredging

Board of directors offers $300,000 toward $6.7 million project

A controversial plan to fund the removal of sediment from Mirror Pond passed a key … Read more

No mail delivery Wednesday in honor of Bush

The U.S. Postal Service will suspend mail delivery Wednesday in honor of a national day … Read more

Woman plans to sue Bend over sewer pipe

Resident says she suffered carbon monoxide poisoning

A Bend woman claims repairs to a city sewer pipe near her home caused carbon … Read more

Bend declares weather emergency for homeless shelters

A three-month weather emergency declaration in Bend will clear the way for businesses and churches … Read more

Summit girls XC team wins nationals

Junior Fiona Max led team with 11th place finish

Summit has won 11 cross-country state championships, all in a row. Now, the Storm girls … Read more

Planners say growth will turn Bend streets into alternate transportation routes

City must find ways to make its local road system as effective as the parkway, they say

Bend’s ongoing growth will place more pressure on city streets to provide alternate routes for … Read more

Man nabbed after trying to rob 7-Eleven in Bend

A 21-year-old man was arrested Thursday evening shortly after trying to rob a Bend convenience … Read more

Bend to launch phone, online surveys in December

The city of Bend plans to launch a phone survey Dec. 6 to gather feedback … Read more

Bend officials have pitch to pay for dredging Mirror Pond

City, park district would each contribute $300,000 to the project

The city of Bend and the Bend Park & Recreation District would each pay $300,000 … Read more

Bend’s Empire Avenue will reopen Friday

Empire Avenue between Purcell Boulevard and 18th Street will reopen Friday, a few days earlier … Read more

Allegedly drunken Bend man pulled from stuck Jeep as it catches fire

Blaze doused after spreading to nearby brush and trees

An inebriated Bend man was pulled from his Jeep after it became stuck next to … Read more

Witt faces January trial for killing cyclist with truck

Deschutes County judge nails down details ahead of December hearing, trial

The case of a Deschutes County woman accused of killing a cyclist with her car … Read more

Bend planning commission sends duplexes, triplexes to City Council

Changes will go before council Dec. 5

Bend’s planning commission on Monday recommended allowing duplexes and triplexes on more lots in an … Read more

Golden eagles build nest in southeast Bend, where builder plans 82 homes

Presence of eagles could limit construction activity on the site

High in a fir tree in southeast Bend rests a golden eagle nest, a rare … Read more

Mt. Bachelor opens to crowds

More than 1,000 visited for ski resort’s soft opening

Sun glinted off countless helmets and pairs of wraparound sunglasses Saturday morning as hundreds of … Read more

Homeless Bend residents rely on shelter in cold weather

City has not yet declared weather emergency

Most of the time, Janissa Reynolds is able to handle sleeping outside just fine. Reynolds, … Read more

Parents sue for up to $10 million after bizarre double shooting

Bend shooting victim’s family sues for emotional damages

Just over a month after Bend resident Tyler Herrick shot and killed his neighbor Kyle … Read more

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