Bend City Council hikes sewer, water, developer fees

Funds will pay to complete Murphy Road and Empire Boulevard

Bend homeowners and developers will pay higher fees to cover the cost of completing Empire … Read more

In Bend, child care may be harder to find than housing

Workers and employers alike feel crunch of long child care waiting lists

When Wintress Lovering decided to return to work and started looking for child care for … Read more

Bend Mayor Roats running for council re-election, not for mayor

Roats will not try to become the city’s first elected mayor

An increasingly crowded field of people hoping to become Bend’s first elected mayor includes two … Read more

Federal government nixes Bend Parkway grant

Local leaders had hoped for $60M to $70M in funding

A federal grant that local leaders hoped would provide $60 million to $70 million to … Read more

Low ridership prompts Cascades East Transit to drop route

Route 12 has the lowest ridership of the 10 routes in Bend

The Route 12 bus was empty when it pulled to a stop by Oregon State … Read more

Bend mayor: City is strong, will get stronger

Roats says residents should focus on growth in a thoughtful manner

From diversifying its economy to investing in infrastructure, Bend has never been stronger and it … Read more

Bend Councilor Bill Moseley, disability advocate running for mayor

Bend City Councilor Bill Moseley and a local disability rights advocate who once sued the … Read more

DA drops all charges against Jay Barbeau in road-rage case

John Hummel has ‘no faith’ in accusers’ story

The Deschutes County district attorney on Monday dropped all charges against Jay Allen Barbeau, who … Read more

Crews working on Highway 97 in La Pine

Repaving will start Sunday

Road crews are now working on improving U.S. Highway 97 between Sunriver and La Pine. … Read more

Teen driving truck in China Hat Road accident was not licensed

Passengers, three in critical condition, are students at Marshall, Mountain View high schools

The 16-year-old boy at the wheel of a pickup truck that crashed on China Hat … Read more

In Deschutes River zone, property rights vs protecting the river is a balancing act

City of Bend wants natural landscaping along river

A weathered note stuck to the front door of a home on Riverfront Street in … Read more

Bend vote on council pay raises split down parkway

Measure failed in most southeast Bend precincts

A charter amendment that clears the way for Bend City Council members to receive a … Read more

Bend climate change committee stresses need to work with all

Members say reducing use of fossil fuel needs community support

A committee developing a plan to make Bend a greener city says success requires support … Read more

Bend-La Pine teacher arrested on child sex charges

A Bend-La Pine teacher was arrested pending investigation of child sex abuse, according to Bend … Read more

Minnesota company gets nod for Bend sewer line

Council also approves Visit Bend’s $2.9 million budget

The Minnesota-based construction company the city of Bend chose to finish its long-delayed sewer plant … Read more

Proposed parks to help areas short on green space

Land swap, purchase will help Bend Park & Recreation District expand

Two Bend neighborhoods that have lacked access to parks could be getting some much-needed green … Read more

City of Bend accidentally emails hundreds about building permit

Message was sent in error and couldn’t be retracted

The City of Bend accidentally emailed more than 1,000 people, asking them to contribute documents … Read more

Bend woman, passenger injured in road-rage attack

Police say victim pulled out in front of Redmond man, who followed her and smashed her window

After a vehicle pulled out in front of him Friday evening, a Redmond man followed … Read more

Body identified as Sara Gomez

A body found just east of Bend Friday is Sara Gomez, a 24-year-old woman who … Read more

Construction, concert cause congestion in Bend

City construction on Reed Market Road and a concert at Les Schwab Amphitheater caused congestion … Read more

Bend gallery owners run cat for mayor as sign-code protest

Campaign also will raise money for animal-related causes

One Bend resident set on becoming the city’s first elected mayor has an ambitious policy … Read more

Bend Councilor Sally Russell, others pick up election paperwork

Incumbent intends to run for mayor

Wednesday was the first day for Bend City Council and mayor hopefuls to start circulating … Read more

New park district plan highlights Bend’s growth, future challenges

Comprehensive plan draft tackles density, transportation issues

An improved network of trails to help people get around town and a greater focus … Read more

Backyard full of cargo containers angers neighbors

The issue could prompt a code change by the city to limit container use

From the open third floor of Ron Micnhimer’s house, you can see the mountains surrounding … Read more

Franklin underpass reopened after flooding in Bend

Greenwood, Highway 97 underpasses still passable

Adding more permeable surfaces in the center of Bend could save millions of dollars and … Read more

Judge: Bend broke law by using hotel tax to fix roads

City must now reallocate $350,000 to tourism marketing

The city of Bend broke a state law when it redirected some of its tourism … Read more

Bend cyclists say bike lanes have become an obstacle course

Pine cones, broken glass, rocks and cinders make safe biking a challenge

As weather warms up, more Bend residents and visitors are hopping on bikes to pedal … Read more

Heat lamp for chicks sparks early morning house fire in Bend

House lacked working smoke alarms

A heat lamp set up to warm chicks caused a fire in a Bend home … Read more

Cougars spotted near Warm Springs

Several cougars have been spotted approaching campsites along the Lower Deschutes River near Warm Springs, … Read more

Developer: Mirror Pond dredging ‘long shot’ this summer

Bend City Council, parks board will form group to discuss funding

A private group hopes to start dredging Mirror Pond in July, but one of the … Read more

Bend could use eminent domain on Third, 14th streets

Road projects aim to improve safety throughout the city

Bend could use eminent domain to obtain land so the city can build curb ramps, … Read more

Man shot at Bend Jack in the Box

A man was shot Monday evening at the Jack in the Box restaurant on Northeast … Read more

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