Marijuana production proposal derails after business partners arrested

Father and son involved with the project were each arrested for weed-related crimes

A proposed marijuana production and processing facility in Alfalfa won’t move forward after the Deschutes … Read more

Controversial development on former mine back on the table

Housing development challenged by neighbors, environmental groups

A controversial proposal to build a housing development on a former mine in Terrebonne is … Read more

Deschutes County residents want a new landfill, according to survey

Knott Landfill expected to fill up in next 10 years

Deschutes County residents want a new landfill, according to a recent survey. During a Monday … Read more

Deschutes planning commission moves new zone rules forward

Decision will be reviewed by county commission at a later date

The Deschutes County Planning Commission said Thursday the board of commissioners should create a new … Read more

Body of Bend man who drowned in Wickiup last month recovered

Michael Mead fell from a canoe on June 13

The body of a Bend man who disappeared in June when his canoe overturned in … Read more

Deschutes commissioners discuss housing, county judge at event

Annual State of the County address sponsored by Bend Chamber of Commerce

Deschutes County Commissioners made their case for a controversial policy that would rezone forest and … Read more

Deschutes County considers whistleblower hotline

Hotline aimed at county employees who witness misconduct, fraud

A whistleblower hotline may be coming to Deschutes County. During a Monday work session, county … Read more

Rural residents urge county commissioners to prohibit marijuana

Deschutes County Commission holds hearing to reevaluate its recently adopted rules

Rural residents asked Deschutes County to prohibit future marijuana growth and sales by opting out … Read more

Hearing scheduled for county marijuana regulation code

Amendments are being appealed to Land Use Board of Appeals

The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners will review amendments to the county’s marijuana regulations at … Read more

Trailer catches fire in Madras mobile home park

Cause is under investigation

No injuries were reported after a trailer caught fire in Madras early Tuesday morning, according … Read more

Deschutes County examines wildfire risk

Risk maps will identify where building codes should be more strict

The Deschutes County Commission is considering whether to adopt stricter building codes for homes in … Read more

Emergency notification test planned for Sisters, Camp Sherman area

Test scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday

To the residents of Sisters and Camp Sherman: Don’t let the emergency notice that will … Read more

Redmond man hurt while climbing South Sister

Blake Ettestad taken by helicopter to St. Charles Bend

A Redmond man was rescued after falling and injuring himself on an icy portion of … Read more

‘Severe’ thunderstorms forecast with winds up to 70 mph

Thunderstorms, high wind and hail possibly the size of ping pong balls are predicted for … Read more

U.S. Highway 97 near La Pine open after 3 vehicle accident

Multiple people were reportedly injured in a three-vehicle accident that briefly closed U.S. Highway 97 … Read more

Forest Grove man arrested after road rage incident involving a gun

A Forest Grove man was arrested after he allegedly pointed a gun at a driver … Read more

State of the County address scheduled for July 9

People are invited to learn what the Deschutes County Commission does and how well they … Read more

Health inspection fees poised to increase by 8.5%

Increase necessary for annual cost increases

The owners of restaurants, food carts, pools and other similar facilities are poised to pay … Read more

Deschutes County poised to reject Tumalo’s first cannabis dispensary

Commissioners cite lack of access and compatibility issues with community

The Deschutes County Commission appears to be moving toward denying an application for a retail … Read more

Two hikers rescued after becoming lost near Tumalo Falls

Bend residents called 911

Two Bend residents were rescued Saturday evening after becoming lost while hiking near Tumalo Falls. … Read more

World War II vets marching into history

Medal of Honor recipient Bob Maxwell of Bend will be buried today

When decorated veteran Robert Dale Maxwell died in Bend on May 11, he was the … Read more

Budget committee lukewarm on Deschutes County DA’s budget proposal

County’s budget committee appears skeptical of request

Members of the Deschutes County budget committee appeared skeptical Wednesday of District Attorney John Hummel’s … Read more

Roads, other capital projects outlined in Deschutes County’s proposed budget

Major road improvements and solid waste projects are on the way if Deschutes County’s 2020 … Read more

Payroll tax could fund bus route in Redmond, expand Bend transit

$8.8 million expected for expanding regional transit

Transit in Central Oregon has never had a dedicated funding source — until now. A … Read more

Deschutes County considers zoning changes for some farm, forestland

Opponents say changes would conflict with state law, harm wildlife

Proposed policy changes that would affect how forest and farmland could be rezoned and developed … Read more

Motorcyclist sues Deschutes County and unnamed cyclists after crash

Man seeks $2.2 million in damages

Deschutes County is being sued for negligence by a man who was injured in a … Read more

Deschutes County appears to be moving forward with mental health crisis center

$1 million in grant funding no longer in jeopardy

It appears Deschutes County will move forward with a mental health crisis center. The center, … Read more

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

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