Deschutes County, Bend authorities crack down on criminal marijuana activity

Joint effort responsible for $1.5M in confiscated assets and $15M in marijuana

After less than a year in operation, a groundbreaking partnership between the Deschutes County Sheriff’s … Read more

Deschutes, Jefferson counties receive Oregon housing funds

Affordable housing developers in Deschutes and Jefferson counties will receive about $7.7 million from Oregon … Read more

Childhood memories of Millican inspire website

Valerie Cornford, whose grandparents owned the town for 40 years, calls it ‘mystical’

Valerie Cornford has fond memories of her childhood summers spent in Millican, the small ghost … Read more

After lengthy legal battle, Shepherdsfield Church free to host weddings

Oregon Court of Appeals affirms state land-use board decision

After more than five years and multiple court dates, John Shepherd has permission to hold … Read more

Eagle Crest woman faced with losing ancient juniper

Claudette Wirkkula says her tree is ‘a seat of wisdom,’ but it’s rotting and has to be cut down

Old-growth juniper trees define much of the High Desert landscape, but it’s rare to find … Read more

Deschutes County will add staff as passport applications soar

Passport applications rose by 167 percent in 5 years

The number of passport applications processed by the Deschutes County Clerk’s Office has ballooned over … Read more

Deschutes County panel recommends allowing more rural homes

Code changes could result in 113 additional homes in rural county areas

Deschutes County code changes that will allow some rural residents to build additional homes on … Read more

Spanish tutoring center near center of Tumalo pot controversy

Proposed marijuana shop is appealed

At the center of a battle over an application to establish a recreational marijuana dispensary … Read more

Terrebonne couple sue neighbors over snow pile

Complaint alleges neighbors frequently trespass

February’s record-­breaking snowstorms brought a long-simmering dispute between rural Deschutes County neighbors to a boil … Read more

Police: Road-raging Bend man fired shots at woman’s car

Joseph Wade Tafte arrested after incident near Sisters Sunday

A Bend man was arrested Sunday night after allegedly firing shots at a woman’s car … Read more

Hearing set for proposed pot shop in Tumalo

Proposed store would be Tumalo’s first

A proposal that would establish the first recreational marijuana store in Tumalo is headed to … Read more

Delay in Deschutes mental health center could risk grant funding

Commissioners want to see more stabilization centers before committing

Deschutes County commissioners want to visit mental health crisis centers in more Oregon counties before … Read more

They’re back! Snow brings the return of the ice dams

Record February snow prompts hundreds of calls about ice dams, leaks

The record-breaking snowfall near the end of February brought an old foe back to Central … Read more

Sunriver man fond of off-roading goes missing

Jeremy Taylor last seen getting gas Sunday

A Sunriver man last seen getting gas on Sunday has gone missing. Jeremy Taylor, 36, … Read more

GO! magazine was not distributed to some Bulletin routes today

Arts and entertainment magazine will be inserted in Friday’s paper in those areas

GO! magazine, which also includes The Bulletin’s TV guide, did not find its way into … Read more

Snow storm creates ‘chaos’ at the courthouse

Hearings canceled over three days in Deschutes County

The historic late-winter snowfall that slammed Central Oregon this week also did a number on … Read more

Snow closures throughout Central Oregon (updated)

A number of Central Oregon schools and districts have canceled classes today as a result … Read more

Deschutes County Commission won’t consider gun laws ordinance

Redmond man behind the idea still wants to put the issue before voters

The Deschutes County Commission won’t pass an ordinance prohibiting county resources from being used to … Read more

Former Redmond principal wanted for sex abuse captured in Kentucky

Michael Tallman, once known as Michael Bremont, vanished before trial

A former Redmond charter school principal who disappeared before the start of his sex abuse … Read more

Deschutes County planners ask: What is agricultural land?

County, builders, environmentalists are re-evaluating farmland and forests

Most land in Deschutes County is designated for farming or forestry — but those hundreds … Read more

Deschutes County commissioners choose legislative priorities

Bill on system development fees for marijuana growers, more judges top their list

Deschutes County’s top legislative priorities include getting the county another judge and killing a bill … Read more

Deschutes commissioner’s trip to conference raises questions about reimbursement

Taxpayers will foot the $1,000 bill for Phil Henderson’s trip ALEC’s annual summit

Deschutes County taxpayers will pay more than $1,000 for a county commissioner’s trip to a … Read more

No fix yet for Harper Bridge parking problem

But Deschutes County Commissioners say they’re optimistic

There’s no fix yet for a parking quagmire at Harper Bridge that has residents concerned … Read more

Deschutes County Commissioners to discuss gun rights ordinance

Ordinance would prohibit county resources from being used to enforce state gun laws

The Deschutes County Commission has agreed to discuss an ordinance that would prohibit county resources … Read more

After 12 years, Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney leaves office

Baney reflects on more than a decade in office

Logically, there’s no way Tammy Baney knows all 183,000 residents of Deschutes County. But watch … Read more

Deschutes County Commission starts year with new chairman

Henderson chosen as chairman; Adair as vice chair

Phil Henderson is the new chairman of the Deschutes County Commission. Henderson, who is entering … Read more

Updates coming to local wildfire plans

Plans guiding wildfire response to get easier to follow, county says

A couple of plans that guide wildfire response in outlying parts of Deschutes County are … Read more

Commissioners ponder the future of garbage in Deschutes County

With Knott Landfill nearing capacity, county mulls $14 million new landfill

With Knott Landfill likely just a decade away from reaching capacity, it’s looking more likely … Read more

Proposed rule change would make it harder to drink in Bend parks

Tweak to alcohol permit system would require rental

Having a beer with friends in one of Bend’s parks may soon get more cumbersome … Read more

Park district, Deschutes County seek compromise on bike park

After hearings and appeals, county inches toward decision on Big Sky Park

After months of public hearings and appeals, Deschutes County is moving closer to a compromise … Read more

Deschutes County hears pitch for homes west of Bend

Proposal would mean lower-density housing on 700 acres

A proposed zone change that would allow low-density home development on about 700 acres of … Read more

Old McKenzie Pass Highway to close Monday

The Old McKenzie Pass Highway will close for the season beginning at dawn Monday. The … Read more

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