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Kyron Horman’s Former Stepmom Seeks New Name

ROSEBURG, OR — The former stepmother of missing Portland boy Kyron Horman has gone to court to change her name.  Terri Lynn Moulton Horman, now living in Roseburg, filed a petition June 30th in Douglas County Circuit Court to change her name to Claire Stella Read More

Madras HS Coach Arrested For Sex Abuse

Madras High School head track and field coach Melissa Bowerman was arrested Monday by Oregon State Police and charged with carrying on an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year old male student and member of the track team. State troopers and detectives arrested Read More

County Offers Free “College” Program

Deschutes County is offering a free education series to interested county residents as a means to connect with county employees and officials, and to learn the inner workings of the County. “What’s really interesting is a lot of people don’t understand ‘What does Read More

Fish Passage To Replace Jack Creek Dam

METOLIOUS, OR — The Sisters Ranger District of Deschutes National Forest has partnered with a private landowner to restore a fish passage for bull trout in the Metolius Basin. “[The Lundgren family] had changed their irrigation system and no longer needed the Read More

Bridge 99 Complex Continues To Expand

SISTERS, OR — The Bridge 99 Complex burning near Camp Sherman continues to grow.  The lightning-sparked blazes have now burned 5,310 acres.  Firefighters said Sunday’s growth was reported in the north.  Crews were successful in continuing to secure the southern Read More

Shaniko Butte 50% Contained

MADRAS, OR — Crews said they have the massive Shaniko Butte Fire burning north of Warm Springs 50% contained.  The Fire, first reported Sunday July 13th, has burned 42,500 acres of grass, logs and smaller timber. Overnight Sunday, firefighters provided structure Read More

Lower Deschutes River Reopens

MADRAS, OR — Because of progress made fighting and containing the Shaniko Butte Fire over the weekend, crews were able to reopen the Lower Deschutes River Sunday morning.  Fire officials said while the area will be open to day and overnight use, rafters should use Read More