Legal marijuana’s path to the black market

Bend marijuana concentrate explosion reveals illicit weed

In mid-March, an explosion rocked a northeast Bend duplex, lifting the roof off the building, … Read more

Fire crews containing Graham Fire near Culver

Two residential structures and five out buildings lost to fire

Fire crews are making significant progress containing the Graham Fire, which was started by a … Read more


Compiled by Don Hoiness from archived copies of The Bulletin at Deschutes County Historical Society. … Read more

Education notes

College notes • Ecaterina Usatii, of Bend, has graduated from Boston University with bachelor’s degrees … Read more

Colorful Pride marchers fill Bend streets with love

Inaugural Dignity March for Humanity drew people of all ages

Before the annual Central Oregon Pride festival in Bend’s Drake Park Saturday, more than 100 … Read more

Gov. Brown declares fire near Culver ‘conflagration’

Graham Fire forced evacuation of subdivision, burned 2,000 acres

Gov. Kate Brown invoked the Conflagration Act in the Graham Fire, which has burned 2,000 … Read more

Sunriver man sentenced for swan killing

Shooter said he was being ‘dumb, stupid and immature’

The Sunriver man who illegally shot and killed the beloved trumpeter swan Chuck while duck … Read more

Blue-green algae appears in Lake Billy Chinook

The Oregon Health Authority has issued a health advisory for portions of Lake Billy Chinook … Read more

Golf designer’s employee charged with theft, money laundering

Cannon worked at DMK Golf Design

A Bend woman is charged with money laundering, theft and other crimes stemming from her … Read more

Bend cuts back on road maintenance spending

City hopes state spending will cover cuts

A little more than a year ago, reeling from the defeat of a gas tax … Read more

Sunriver man drowns while trying to swim across Deschutes

Victim identified as Allan Periman; alcohol believed to be a factor in death

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office identified a Sunriver man who drowned Thursday in the Deschutes … Read more

Around the state

Non-binary gender — Oregon students will be able to select a non-binary gender option starting … Read more

Police log

Police Log The Bulletin will update items in the Police Log when such a request … Read more

Evacuation ordered for Three Rivers Subdivision

Graham Fire has burned 750 acres, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says

Evacuation orders were issued Thursday evening for the Three Rivers Subdivision in Big Canyon because … Read more

Man shot dead by deputy ID’d as Springfield resident

Jesse Wayde Powell, 43, was shot one time while seated in U-Haul

The man shot dead Wednesday night by a Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy has been identified … Read more

Environmental groups blast ODOT, Forest Service over pesticide error

Weedkiller that killed trees near Sisters should never have been applied, they say

After an improperly applied herbicide killed hundreds of ponderosa pine trees near Sisters, a number … Read more

Buehler, Walden differ on reactions to child separations

But both GOP leaders are criticized for not being vocal enough against Trump

Two top Oregon Republicans took differing positions on the Trump Administration’s policy of separating children … Read more

Independent Party’s Patrick Starnes fights for a place in governor’s race

The other one beside Brown and Buehler

SALEM — Independent Party candidate for governor Patrick Starnes says he is not going to … Read more

Around the state

Mosquito increase — Oregon officials are preparing for a high number of mosquitoes in the … Read more

Researchers to study decline of puffins

CANNON BEACH — The tufted puffins population at Haystack Rock in Oregon’s Cannon Beach is … Read more

Police log

Police Log The Bulletin will update items in the Police Log when such a request … Read more

False posters try to smear Bend gay pride event

Ad features logo for pedophile group

Flyers put up this week in and around Bend falsely attempt to tie local gay … Read more

Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy shoots, kills individual

A Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed an individual Wednesday evening at a campsite … Read more

Bend to appeal hotel tax lawsuit

City wants to use tourism tax to fix roads

The city of Bend plans to appeal a court ruling that prohibited the city from … Read more

Video conferencing gives doctors a vital link to patient care

The practice can save patients thousands of dollars in transportation costs

Telemedicine has long been touted as a cost-efficient way to provide care to people in … Read more

Bend City Council hikes sewer, water, developer fees

Funds will pay to complete Murphy Road and Empire Boulevard

Bend homeowners and developers will pay higher fees to cover the cost of completing Empire … Read more

Teacher: Mascot violates state rules

EUGENE — An Oregon teacher has filed a complaint claiming a school district’s new mascot … Read more

Around the state

ICE facility closed as protests continue — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in … Read more

Capitol roundup: Guns, taxes and elections

An Oregon gun initiative is out while a lawsuit is on

SALEM — Two tax issues, gun control, and the return of a Bend political activist … Read more

Police log

Police Log The Bulletin will update items in the Police Log when such a request … Read more

Second minor pleads guilty in marijuana robbery

15-year-old will serve 5 years and 8 months

The second minor to be charged as an adult in the January shooting of a … Read more

In Bend, child care may be harder to find than housing

Workers and employers alike feel crunch of long child care waiting lists

When Wintress Lovering decided to return to work and started looking for child care for … Read more

Park district, school district look at unique agreement

New fields on Bend-La Pine parcel to be developed by park district

The Bend Park & Recreation District and Bend-La Pine Schools are looking at a unique … Read more

Federal government nixes Bend Parkway grant

Local leaders had hoped for $60M to $70M in funding

A federal grant that local leaders hoped would provide $60 million to $70 million to … Read more

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