***UPDATE: O-DOT expected to re-open 97, just after 2p.m.***
One person was killed in the head-on collision of a pickup truck and semi-truck Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 97 south of La Pine, authorities said.
La Pine Rural Fire Protection District firefighters/paramedics were dispatched shortly after 10 a.m. to the reported head-on crash about a mile south of La Pine on Highway 97 near the Jack Pine Loop Road, north of the state Highway 31 junction.
Fire Chief Mike Supkis said a pickup truck collided head-on with a southbound semi-truck, with one confirmed fatality and no other injuries.
There was a fuel leak, Supkis said, and the semi caught on fire for a time.
ODOT reported the road was closed in both directions near milepost 170 and Masten Road. No detour is in place, the agency said. Southbound traffic backed up in La Pine as a result of the road closure.
More info here.
Bend, Ore. – On Monday, November 18, the Deschutes National Forest will close Forest Road 4600-370 for the season. The road will be closed from Todd Lake Trailhead to Forest Road 4601. The 370 road provides access to
Bend, Ore., Nov. 15, 2019 – The Council on Aging of Central Oregon and local senior centers are hosting a series of six seasonal celebrations for older adults to enjoy a festive lunch and connect with the
The Deschutes County Road Department plans to close Cascade Lakes Highway and Paulina Lake Road (Forest Service Road 21) for the winter on Thursday, Nov. 21. Cascade Lakes Highway will close west of Mount Bachelor between the
(CNN) – A 16-year-old student opened fired on classmates at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, this morning. Here’s what we know about the shooting: What happened: The shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita began
From TRANSIGHT: Since 2006 the City of Bend and Cascades East Transit (a division of Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council) have operated a local and regional bus system with local service operating as a “hub and spoke” system,