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Bill To Boost Geothermal Gets Senate OK

WASHINGTON, DC — On Thursday, senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley applauded the Senate’s passage of their legislation to encourage more geothermal energy production on federal lands.  The Geothermal Production Expansion Act of 2013, S. 363, streamlines the Read More

Remains Found Near Eastern Oregon Recreation Area

MILTON-FREEWATER, OR — Loggers have found human remains scattered near a Blue Mountains recreation area where an Eastern Oregon teenager went missing nine years ago.  The state medical examiners are investigating. Loggers found the skeletal remains earlier this Read More

Crews Called To Broken Gas Line At Broken Top

BEND, OR — Emergency crews were call to Broken Top Thursday morning, after a natural gas line was cut.  Bend firefighters closed off the area around Green Lakes Loop shortly after 8 a.m., allowing Cascade Natural Gas crews to shut down the line and stop the blowing Read More

CODE’s Mannix Honored

BEND, OR — The commander of Central Oregon’s team of drug enforcement officers has been honored with a statewide award. Oregon’s Narcotics Enforcement Association (ONEA) and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) have named Bend Police Lieutenant Ken Read More

Sisters Community Trails Project EA Released

SISTERS, OR — The Deschutes National Forest has issued a final environmental assessment and draft Decision Notice for the Sisters Community Trails Project.  The project would authorize the construction of a 7.6 mile non-motorized multi-use paved path between Read More

KBNW Business Briefs For 07/11/14

BEND, OR — The Bank of the Cascades recently presented the United Way of Deschutes County with a $42,000 check.  The funds will be used to address the most urgent social services needs facing Central Oregon.  For 2014, Bank of the Cascades has donated $84,000 to Read More