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

Police radio troubles linked to panels facing the wrong way

Instances of dropped, missing or garbled calls still occur almost daily

Antennas on the roof of St. Charles Bend as part of a troubled $5 million … Read more

Deschutes County OKs Smith Rock B&B, nixes campsites

Eliminating campground addresses most concerns of nearby residents

Deschutes County will allow a bed-and-breakfast operation but not campsites across the street from Smith … Read more

Two Democrats running for Deschutes County Commission

Two Democrats filed Tuesday for separate positions on the Deschutes Board of County Commissioners. James … Read more

County mulls changes to public hearings

Hearings on marijuana time-consuming but valuable, county commission says

Around 12 months ago, the Deschutes County Commission held its first public hearing related to … Read more

Deschutes County Republican Party chairwoman running for commission

Patti Adair filed Monday to run against Tammy Baney

The chairwoman of the Deschutes County Republican Party is challenging fellow Republican and long-time county … Read more

Deschutes County Republican Party hosts controversial speaker

Oregon Democrats, a Muslim group urged county party to cancel event

A Deschutes County commissioner, another commission candidate and a candidate for governor were among several … Read more

Officials struggle to identify which pot sites are legal

Deschutes County’s sheriff and district attorney blasted efforts to regulate legalized marijuana, saying Tuesday the … Read more

Hiker searching for shortcut falls at Smith Rock State Park

Rescuers pull injured man from base of cliff

A Bend hiker was rescued Saturday evening after falling at Smith Rock State Park while … Read more

Deschutes County examines medical marijuana challenges

Commission invites state official to unlock medical pot ‘locked box’

While recreational marijuana has stolen a lot of the attention in Deschutes County, many of … Read more

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