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Deputy Settles Discrimination Case

Deschutes County and Deputy Crystal Jansen have agreed to a settlement of her pending federal lawsuit. Jansen claimed she was discriminated against for being a woman and blocked from promotions. Under the terms of the settlement, Deputy Jansen will resign her position Read More

BendFilm Updates Guest Safety Procedures

The 18th annual BendFilm Festival is fast approaching and organizers recently updated their COVID-19 safety procedures. The Festival is scheduled in-Person October 7-10, and virtually, Oct. 11-17. “This is truly one of the strongest programs I have seen in my eight Read More

Oregon Jobless Rate Drops Below 5%

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9% in August from 5.2% in July. This was the first time Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped below 5% since March 2020, when the rate was 3.6%. Oregon’s unemployment rate was below 5% in only two other periods since 1976 when Read More

BiMart Show Barn Breaks Ground

The Jefferson County Fair Complex is excited to be breaking ground on the new BiMart Show Barn this month. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the fairgrounds on September 15 at 9:00 AM in the southeast field. Several dignitaries, including Senator Lynn Finley, Read More