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

Commissioners ponder the future of garbage in Deschutes County

With Knott Landfill nearing capacity, county mulls $14 million new landfill

With Knott Landfill likely just a decade away from reaching capacity, it’s looking more likely … Read more

Proposed rule change would make it harder to drink in Bend parks

Tweak to alcohol permit system would require rental

Having a beer with friends in one of Bend’s parks may soon get more cumbersome … Read more

Park district, Deschutes County seek compromise on bike park

After hearings and appeals, county inches toward decision on Big Sky Park

After months of public hearings and appeals, Deschutes County is moving closer to a compromise … Read more

Deschutes County hears pitch for homes west of Bend

Proposal would mean lower-density housing on 700 acres

A proposed zone change that would allow low-density home development on about 700 acres of … Read more

Old McKenzie Pass Highway to close Monday

The Old McKenzie Pass Highway will close for the season beginning at dawn Monday. The … Read more

DeBone returns campaign contribution from opponent Lowes’ ex-husband

County commissioner says he was unaware of domestic violence case

Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone has returned a $2,000 contribution from Democratic opponent Amy Lowes’ … Read more

Electric co-op, longtime resident square off over power lines

Power for permitted marijuana grow just the start of ongoing saga

REDMOND — A curious case involving a local electrical cooperative against an unhappy longtime member … Read more

Deschutes County approves new pot rules

Cannabis industry says more restrictive rules could fuel black market

After more than a year of meetings, public hearings and more than a little controversy, … Read more

Deschutes County considers clearing the way for homes near Tumalo

The county will vote on a zoning issue that could allow up to 74 homes to the area

Deschutes County appears poised to rezone a nearly 500-acre former pumice mine west of Tumalo, … Read more

911 radios in Bend perform better than expected

Troubled system meets national standard in first round of testing

Preliminary testing of Deschutes County’s troubled new digital radio system shows coverage in Bend to … Read more

Deschutes County mulls building standards for fire-prone areas

New zoning, building rules could be in the works

As more people move to areas of Deschutes County that butt up against the forest, … Read more

Deschutes County Commission candidates offer different views

Patti Adair, James Cook are campaigning for seat held by Baney

When Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney leaves office after 12 years next January, she’ll turn … Read more

Man shot by Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy identified

Brandon Berrett shot twice by sheriff’s deputy Chris Jones

Deschutes County authorities identified the man shot twice by a sheriff’s deputy in north Bend … Read more

Appeals court affirms land use ruling for Sisters church

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed a ruling by the state’s land use … Read more

Feature photo: Finding the perfect pumpkin

The pumpkin patch is open Tuesday-Sunday through October, and Smith Rock Ranch features other fall … Read more

Dead woman near road in Tumalo identified

Foul play not suspected

The woman whose body was discovered Tuesday off of O.B. Riley Road in Tumalo was … Read more

Deschutes County mulls zone to allow development between city and national forest

Deschutes County is considering planned zone changes that could allow schools, parks and low-density home … Read more

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