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BGCCO Split “About Being Local”

BEND, OR — Last month, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon announced the organization would split into two separate groups.  One would cover the greater Bend area, while the second would cover Redmond and Terrebonne.  Jim Schell, current BGCCO Chairman told Read More

ATV Pulled From Deschutes River

BEND, OR — The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office pulled an ATV from the Deschutes River Friday afternoon. Search and Rescue crews were first notified of the vehicle Thursday afternoon.  Friday morning, crews responded to a site near Upland Rd. and found the Read More

Rafter Rescued From Deschutes River

BEND, OR — A rafter reportedly washed over the Colorado Ave. Dam Saturday afternoon and was pulled to shore by bystanders.  Bend firefighters were called to McKay Park shortly after 1 p.m., where witnesses reported the water rescue in progress.  The unidentified Read More

Cline Falls Chip Seal Project Starts Monday

REDMOND, OR — Deschutes County Road crews will start chip sealing the Cline Falls Highway Monday.  The project will run from the Highway 126 intersection to Tumalo.  Crew will be on scene, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Wednesday July 23rd.  A pilot car and Read More

Veterans Suicide Rate Higher In Oregon

PORTLAND, OR — According to the Oregon Health Authority, military veterans account for nearly a quarter of state’s suicides, even though veterans make up less than 10% of the state’s population.  The report analyzed data from the state’s Violent Read More

Pendleton Weighs Future Of Former Mental Hospital

PENDLETON, OR — A community group in Pendleton is considering the future of a shuttered state mental hospital and has narrowed the options to three.  Many in the group preferred razing the former Blue Mountain Recovery Center and preparing the land for future Read More

Moccasin Fire Burns 600 Acres

KLAMATH FALLS, OR — The Moccasin Hill Fire, burning roughly 80 miles south of La Pine, has consumed over 600 acres of timber and brush on private land in South Central Oregon.  The fire has already destroyed several homes and other structures.  The Klamath County Read More