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Respiratory Viruses On The Rise

An increase in severe respiratory infections this season is putting pressure on Oregon’s already-strained hospitals as the holidays approach. But health officials say people can take simple steps to avoid exposure – and the need for an emergency department visit – Read More

Lemon Gulch Trails Project Proposed

The Ochoco National Forest has released the draft Environmental Assessment for the Lemon Gulch Trails Project. This proposal is for the development of a mountain bike trail system on the west side of the Lookout Mountain Ranger District about 20 miles northeast of Read More

Lamprey Back At Miller Lake

New evidence of Miller Lake lamprey shows these tiny fish are now back in Miller Lake for the first time since the 1950s. The evidence? Lamprey wounds on six brown trout caught at Miller Lake this past summer by Jordan Ortega, an Oregon State University graduate student. Read More

Virtual Veterans Job Fair Tuesday

DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and RecruitMilitary® will co-host the National Virtual All Veterans Job Fair November 22nd from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST. The event is free to veterans, their spouses, active-duty military personnel and members of the National Guard Read More

Hwy 58 Reopens After Fatal Crash

On Sunday, November 20, 2022 at approximately 6:09 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 58, 25 miles east of Oakridge at milepost 61. Preliminary investigation revealed a westbound Honda Accord, operated by Amber Read More

Bend Park & Rec Seeks Board Members

The Bend Park and Recreation District is seeking applicants for a handful of positions on the board of directors and the budget committee. The volunteer positions are directly involved in oversight of BPRD on behalf of the community members served by the special Read More

Campfire Gets Out Of Control

Bend Fire & Rescue (BF&R) and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) responded to a report of a structure fire several miles north of Bend in the area of Juniper Ridge on 11/19/2022 at 4:42 PM.  DCSO was first on scene and assisted with directing BF&R Read More