Feature photo: Opening the Cascade Lakes Highway

Access to Paulina, Elk and other lakes begins Friday with opening of highway, Paulina Lake Road

Cascade Lakes Highway and Paulina Lake Road are both set to open for the summer … Read more

Cascade Lakes Highway and Paulina Lake Road opening Friday

The summer travel season to popular lakes including Paulina and Elk begins Friday with the … Read more

Walden pledges support for Bend Parkway improvements

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, told Bend and Deschutes County leaders he would support … Read more

Deschutes County farm deferral program under scrutiny

Fixing the problem has proven challenging, and the exact cost elusive

A couple of Deschutes County residents are banging the drum about fixing an expensive loophole. … Read more

La Pine builder calls Deschutes County groundwater plan a failure

Says scheme has added millions to development cost

Deschutes County has tried for nearly two decades to redirect development from areas of the … Read more

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

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