Bulletin Staff Report

Sen. Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties on Jan. 4.

Merkley, a Democrat, will start his day at 11 a.m. at the Madras Performing Arts Center. A town hall at Bend’s Mountain View High School will follow at 3 p.m., and one is scheduled at 7 p.m. at Crook County High School in Prineville.

Merkley, like fellow Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden, holds at least one town hall a year in each of Oregon’s 36 counties. He was last in Crook County in May and in Jefferson and Deschutes counties in April.