Beginning in April, Deschutes County Community Development will no longer accept paper plans for building and onsite (septic) permits. The department is transitioning to electronic submittals to streamline the permitting process. The transition to electronic submittals Read More
United Way in Central Oregon (UWCO) announces $162,000 in grants to seventeen nonprofits providing critical emergency food and shelter services in Deschutes County. These grants are created from funds delegated to the UWCO from Deschutes County’s Video Lottery Fund and Read More
Community members, families and alumni are invited to review draft designs for a reimagined Bend Senior High School during a meeting Wednesday, March 22 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Thanks to passage of the 2022 construction bond, Bend Senior High School’s inefficient 70-year-old Read More
The High Desert Museum celebrates spring break with special programs and extended hours beginning Saturday, March 25 through Sunday, April 2, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Visitors pay winter rates with summer hours through Friday, March 31. It’s made possible by Oregon College Read More
BendFilm, Inc unveiled the poster design for the 20th Annual Bend Film Festival, scheduled for October 12-15, 2023. The poster was originally designed by the former local design firm the Astir Agency and updated by local graphic designer and BendFilm employee Elise Read More
Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham is recalling frozen “Organic Strawberries” sold at Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood and PCC Community Markets, and frozen “Organic Tropical Fruit Blend” sold at Trader Joe’s, due to an outbreak of hepatitis A Read More
Pump prices are ticking down in most states, driven by crude oil prices that fell to their lowest level in more a year and a half. For the week, the national average for regular unleaded dips three cents to $3.44 a gallon. The Oregon average slips three cents to Read More
Fire season is quickly approaching, now is the time for Central Oregonians to plan to reduce their risk by creating defensible space and taking advantage of upcoming spring FireFree events. This spring, partners in Deschutes and Jefferson Counties will host FireFree days Read More
Ideal Option is expanding to Deschutes County, offering treatment for addiction to fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, alcohol and polysubstance. Thanks to grant funding through Oregon’s M110 initiative, patients will receive primarily buprenorphine-based Read More
After decades of maintaining the same price, the Bureau of Land Management will increase overnight camping fees at six campgrounds in eastern Oregon.
The new rate for the Page Springs, Fish Lake, Jackman Park, South Steens Family, South Steens Equestrian, and Chickahominy Read More