Forest program seeks funds to continue thinning efforts

Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project hopes to tap federal farm bill

The collaborative group behind a forest restoration program that helped Deschutes County firefighters corral wildfire … Read more

BLM completes 11,000 acre acquisition around John Day River

Former ranchland will now be open for public use and recreation

Campers, boaters, bikers and others who love the adventure of Oregon’s wild eastern half had … Read more

Oregon license plates to feature mule deer

Oregon wildlife lovers may soon be able to show their support for woodland creatures with … Read more

Warm Springs residents no longer have to boil drinking water

Boil water notice underscored numerous, long-standing infrastructure problems

For the first time in over two months, residents of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation … Read more

Cooler, wetter weather keeps lid on Oregon wildfires

Smoke-free skies have been good for tourism as locals flock to popular outdoor areas

After two difficult summers of near constant wildfire and its accompanying smoke and haze, Central … Read more

ODFW: Trump rule changes could affect future endangered species

Endangered animals in Oregon include the gray wolf, Northern spotted owl, bull trout, others

The Trump administration on Monday finalized rule changes to the Endangered Species Act, allowing the … Read more

Oregon, other states sue over fuel economy penalties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A coalition of states, including Oregon, sued the Trump administration Friday for … Read more

Warm Springs residents adjust to life without reliable water

Water will shut off for repair Tuesday

A month ago, Carina Miller didn’t give much thought to routine daily tasks such as … Read more

Hazardous waste collection events planned in Redmond, La Pine, Sisters

Three household hazardous waste collection events will take place in Deschutes county this summer, giving … Read more

Bend man believed drowned at Wickiup Reservoir

Divers searching lake for unidentified man

Search efforts are continuing for a 29-year-old Bend man who officials believe drowned at Wickiup … Read more

Law seeks to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions by mapping migration routes

Questions remain over how to fund future animal passages

A new law that seeks to cut down the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions on roads … Read more

Emergency fix coming in Warm Springs water crisis

Water pipe break will force shutoff of running water during repair

A broken pipe and failing water pumps have left Warm Springs without a reliable source … Read more

Seasonal warning for cyanobacterial algal blooms in place for Lake Billy Chinook

Health officials say consistent data is difficult to obtain, so a seasonal warning is smart

Look before you leap. That is the advice given by the Oregon Health Authority to … Read more

Man rescued after 800-foot cliff fall at Crater Lake

A man was rescued after falling 800 feet down the sheer walls of Crater Lake … Read more

Surfs Up! Dry weather builds whitewater park wave

Deschutes County watermaster releases more water from Wickiup Reservoir to feed crops

At the Bend Whitewater Park on Thursday, surfers were enjoying higher water levels and better … Read more

John Allen to retire after a career protecting the forests

Deschutes National Forest supervisor worked amid broad changes to region’s forests

For 40 years, John Allen dedicated his life to protecting the forests of the Pacific … Read more

Warm Springs in second week of water crisis

Community prepared for continued water boiling, shortages

Schools, businesses and homeowners in Warm Springs are into their second week of a water … Read more

Mirror Pond dam to be reevaluated for risk

Bend resident thinks designation should be high risk

Growing recreational use downstream from the Mirror Pond dam, known as hazard creep, could cause … Read more

Smith Rock climbers applaud possible park expansion

Park may acquire 38-acre parcel from private landowner for $285,000

A 38-acre parcel of private land abutting the southeast corner of Smith Rock State Park, … Read more

Families end up the big winner on CCC’s crit course

The Sul Fiume Crit was part serious cycling, part summertime celebration on two wheels

The Sul Fiume Crit Festival was alive Saturday with the sound of cowbells and clapping … Read more

Merkley pushing bill to help reduce wildfires

As communities across the country brace for another potentially explosive wildfire season, Sen. Jeff Merkley, … Read more

Central Oregon fire suppression, drought increasing mortality among trees

Without wildfire, forest density rises and competition for water increases

Dry winters and long periods of drought, combined with fire suppression, are affecting the health … Read more

Fees for trail permit system to get public comment period

Wilderness access at 19 trails likely to cost more than $10

A public comment period to review fees for Central Oregon’s new trailhead permit system will … Read more

Cougar sighted again in Deschutes River canyon

A cougar was spotted on the west rim of Deschutes River canyon in south Bend … Read more

U.S. Senate bill would preserve Painted Hills, spur economic activity

58,000 acres would be designated as a wilderness area

A measure in Congress would create a 58,000-acre federal wilderness in the area around Sutton … Read more

Hunt for Deschutes River cougar halted

Cougar spotted in Sunriver Tuesday morning

Authorities in Bend have halted efforts to trap a cougar in the Deschutes River canyon … Read more

Another wildlife crossing planned for U.S. Highway 97

Crossing near Gilchrist aims to prevent car-vs-deer collisions

A groundswell of public and private support for a wildlife tunnel near Gilchrist has managed … Read more

ODFW worried by daytime prowling of ‘very hungry’ Bend cougar

Wildlife officials say the cougar spotted near the Deschutes River should be killed

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife is working with the Bend Police Department to … Read more

BottleDrop back to normal operations after equipment failure

The automated recycling facility BottleDrop in Redmond, which suffered a power surge that damaged equipment … Read more

Cougar spotted near canal by Fred Meyer in Bend

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife received a report of a cougar sighting near … Read more

Warm, rainy spring cuts Central Oregon snowpack in half

Experts warn the rapid snowmelt could lead to an earlier fire season

Rapid snowmelt and a rainy April combined to melt off the central Cascades snowpack at … Read more

Oregon restricts herbicide responsible for tree deaths near Sisters

State enacts regulation despite objections from the herbicide maker

Use of an herbicide that caused the death of more than 2,000 trees near Sisters … Read more

Gray wolves in Central Oregon? Maybe someday soon, experts say

An increase in breeding packs could prompt wolves to find new territory

After years during which Oregon’s recovering gray wolf population remained concentrated in the far northeast … Read more

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