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MDA ‘Fill The Boot’ Friday In Redmond

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has collected critical funds in the community since 1954 – one dollar at a time – as part of the Fill the Boot program for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The Professional Fire Fighters Association Local Read More


Bend Launches Fair Housing Survey

The City of Bend invites the community to take a survey that will help assess the status of whether available and accessible housing exists in all neighborhoods in Bend. This is a concept called fair housing, and means housing is available and accessible and is free from Read More


BLM Begins Hiring For Wildland Fire Jobs

The Bureau of Land Management is hiring various jobs in wildland fire across Oregon and Washington. Jobs will open for firefighters, dispatchers and to work at airtanker bases starting in October. This is an opportunity for a career that helps protect local communities Read More


New Fire Burning North Of Madras

A new fire, approximately 10 miles north of Madras began Sunday at 1 p.m. The Trout Creek fire is approximately 500 acres. It is burning in grass, brush, and juniper on private lands, but is threatening Prineville BLM administered lands. Rangeland Fire Protection Read More


Pete’s Lake Fire Grows

The Pete’s Lake Fire, burning in the Three Sisters Wilderness, grew today from 320 acres to approximately 2,013 acres due to dry, hot and windy conditions on the fire. Firefighters did bucket drops on the east and north flanks of the fire throughout the day to Read More


DFW Prohibits Coyote Killing Contests

The Fish and Wildlife Commission voted five to one abstention to prohibit contests for the taking of coyotes and other unprotected mammals Friday after hearing testimony from more than 40 people at their meeting in Bend.  The rules adopted are in line with the Read More