Deschutes deputies’ wild night: Car chases involve public urination, high speeds, stripping driver

Drugs and alcohol likely involved

Deschutes County deputies engaged in simultaneous pursuits in Sisters and Bend Friday evening. One began … Read more

County appears likely to approve ski lake, with conditions

Development northwest of Bend could have cluster of high-end homes

The Deschutes County Commission appears likely to approve a residential development near a former mining … Read more

Broken Top climber injured in fall

Woman evacuated by helicopter near summit

An Oregon City woman was rescued Sunday morning after falling near the summit of Broken … Read more

Deschutes County: Rural church can keep hosting weddings

Shepherdsfield Church at center of religious-liberty controversy

Deschutes County appears likely to allow a limited number of weddings at a rural church … Read more

Woman becomes stuck at Tumalo Falls while hiking off-trail

Jacksonville resident was rescued with minor injuries

A Jacksonville woman who left a marked trail at Tumalo Falls on Saturday afternoon fell … Read more

Sunriver man drowns while trying to swim across Deschutes

Victim identified as Allan Periman; alcohol believed to be a factor in death

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office identified a Sunriver man who drowned Thursday in the Deschutes … Read more

Deschutes County approves $383.7 million budget

The Deschutes County Commission unanimously approved its $383.7 million budget Monday. The approved budget includes … Read more

Portland man plucked by helicopter from South Sister cliff

Arthur Duncan had become stuck after summiting Thursday

A Portland man was plucked by helicopter from the edge of a cliff on South … Read more

Hantavirus kills Deschutes County woman

In the wake of a Redmond woman’s death, learn how to protect yourself from this untreatable virus

Deschutes County Health Department officials confirmed a local woman died Wednesday from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, … Read more

Religious freedom lawsuit looms over Deschutes County church decision

A Deschutes County Commission decision Monday created an additional obstacle for a rural resident who … Read more

Baney seeks nonpartisan elections, but opposed reform effort that included them in 2006

County commissioner says ‘home rule’ charter, nonpartisan elections unrelated

With Deschutes County budget talks close to ending, Commissioner Tammy Baney plans to ask other … Read more

Deschutes County budget has funds for crisis center

Center will be open for limited hours with the hope of going round the clock

Deschutes County’s 2019 budget clears the way for a crisis center with limited hours, but … Read more

Deschutes County tries again to rezone farm land

Property near Tumalo could become storage site

Deschutes County leaders have made it a priority to re-evaluate state and local laws that … Read more

State board: Deschutes County must revisit rural church decision

County plans to appeal ruling, attorney says

Deschutes County needs to rethink its decision to allow churches in a rural part of … Read more

DA: Man who left baby in Deschutes County woods stole him from grandmother

Brandon Blouin accused of taking 1-year-old son from West Virginia

The 1-year-old child alleged to have been left alone in the woods by his drug-impaired … Read more

Deschutes County looks to California for cannabis guidance

California cities and counties could provide framework for production cap

After looking to a variety of Oregon agencies for guidance on Deschutes County’s approach to … Read more

Big Sky Park on Bend’s east side slated for $4 million upgrade

Park district would create bigger area for cyclists out of undeveloped 49 acres

A 49-acre approximately $4 million expansion to Big Sky Park on Bend’s eastern edge would … Read more

Piping project coming to Tumalo

Project could save more than 800 million gallons of water annually

One of Central Oregon’s most ambitious canal piping projects to date, which could ultimately conserve … Read more

Dog board: One boxer to be killed after attacking woman

Second dog could be spared if owners build fence

One dog that seriously injured a Deschutes County woman last month will be killed, while … Read more

Deschutes commissioners hear arguments over ski lake near Bend

Commission could rule on Tanager development later this year

Arguments over deer, noise and procedure dominated a daylong Deschutes County public appeals hearing Thursday … Read more

Dog attack victim: Correct dog in custody

Deschutes County dog board will take up case Monday

When Deschutes County’s dog board hit an impasse Tuesday night because of doubt over whether … Read more

Homeless man suffering from burns found walking on Highway 97

Shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, a Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy encountered a homeless man walking … Read more

Dogs accused of attacking woman earn reprieve

After emotional Deschutes County hearing, boxers accused in attack are spared euthanasia for now

After three hours of emotional testimony, two dogs accused of seriously injuring a Deschutes County … Read more

Deschutes County Commission candidates debate May 2

Republican Deschutes County Commission candidates will participate in a May 2 candidate forum hosted by … Read more

Police found blood, rope in apartment of missing woman’s ex-boyfriend

Family, friends continue to search for Sara Gomez

Bloody ropes, blood puddles and smears of blood were found by officers investigating the disappearance … Read more

Alfalfa man arrested after leading Deschutes County deputies on car, foot chase

Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Alfalfa man Thursday afternoon after he led them on … Read more

State denies Deschutes DA, sheriff list of pot grow sites

SALEM — The Oregon Health Authority has refused to provide the Deschutes County sheriff and … Read more

Photos: Hoodoo offers discounts for food donations

Skiers and snowboarders who brought two canned food donations Monday to Hoodoo Ski Area received … Read more

Deschutes County assesses marijuana policy, may change rules

Legal growers following the rules, assessment finds

After five months of research, meetings and public outreach, Deschutes County’s Community Development Department has … Read more

Readying for the rodeo

Tyler Turco, of Franktown, Colorado, changes his boots Friday after taping up his ankle while … Read more

83 horses are seized, taken to Bend rescue

Equines with severe hoof overgrowth had been neglected

Typically, farriers don’t use grinders and Sawzalls to do their job. But the heavy equipment … Read more

Federal grant could help pave road near popular rec area

Road near new trailhead, other amenities

A federal grant could help Deschutes County pave a troublesome stretch of road near public … Read more

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