Ridgeview HS briefly locked down over threat via text

A brief, 12-minute lockdown took place at Ridgeview High School in Redmond Thursday morning after a student reported that someone off campus had teted "a threat to the school," officials said.


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Power line work prompts closure near Suttle Lake

From October 12-16, the Deschutes National Forest is planning to close Forest Road 1210200 east of Suttle Lake from Forest Road 1210 to Highway 20 to replace an underground power line.

Student sponsors sought for 'startup weekend'

The first annual Oregon All-State Education + Entrepreneurship Startup Weekend is seeking student sponsors for the October 23-25 event at the COCC Redmond Technology Education Center.

Knopp asks constituents to help choose 2016 agenda

Looking forward to the 2016 Oregon Legislative Session, Senator Tim Knopp remains focused on serving his constituents and representing their interests. Senator Knopp is committed to finding proven solutions to create jobs, strengthen Oregon's economy and expand educational opportunities for students.

Garibay named Oregon emergency manager of year

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Nathan Garibay has been awarded the Emergency Manager of the Year award from the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.

Bend Parks adult basketball registration ends soon

It’s hoops season as adult basketball leagues return this winter at Bend Park and Recreation District. The registration deadline for men’s and women’s “5-on-5” basketball leagues is Friday, October 18th at 5:00 p.m.

Saving Grace honored as one of best nonprofit workplaces

Central Oregon nonprofit Saving Grace was the fourth-best medium-sized. nonprofit to work for in Oregon.

St. Charles Hospice recruiting more volunteers

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As a St. Charles Hospice volunteer, Rob Higley and his dog, Captain Patches, visit with hospice patients once or twice a week. It could be at an assisted living facility, a foster home, or private  residence. Higley might sit with a patient to hear stories, life lessons or final wishes.

Homeless Leadership Coalition adds members, updates plan

At the annual meeting of Homeless Leadership Coalition on Friday, eight new voting members were elected to serve. Although many organizations participate in the HLC, the voting members are the governing body for the Central Oregon Continuum of Care and conduct the bi-annual homeless Point in Time Count in the region.

Redmond PD report DUII enforcement results

The Redmond Police Department conducted enhanced DUII patrols throughout the month of September.  One DUII arrest was made by the officers on the grant-funded overtime shifts, but officers not on grant time arrested at least seven DUII offenders during the month.

Breast cancer awareness presentation Oct. 22

October is Cancer Awareness Month, the annual awareness campaign to increase screenings and learn the steps of early detection.

River recreation detours during Colorado bridge closure

River recreation detours will be in place on the Deschutes River under the Colorado Avenue Bridge effective Monday, Bend officials said.

EDCO sets Bend Venture Conference growth-stage finalists

 Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), host of the 12th Annual Bend Venture Conference, has announced the five Growth Stage finalists who will vie for investment and cash prizes upwards of $500,000 at BVC on Friday, October 16.

NW Redmond street to undergo sidewalk work

The City of Redmond Transportation Division will be restricting traffic at the intersection of NW 19th Street and NW Ivy Avenue beginning October 5th through October 9th to reconstruct sidewalk curb ramps in the area.

Get your sweat on at 'Cardio for a Cause'

Healthy Beginnings is promoting a healthier, fitter community by presenting Cardio for Cause, a monthly fundraising campaign to raise funds to support Healthy Beginnings’ 18 community screenings. Join us for our upcoming class, featuring Bliss on October 10th!

Temporary Bend road, roundabout closures for striping

The roundabout at Bend's Brookswood Boulevard and the new Murphy Road will be closed Sunday night and Monday night for striping work, officials said.

Family Access Network receives $7,500 grant

The Family Access Network Foundation (FAN) has received a generous $7,500 donation from the Bill Healy Foundation to help connect families to basic-need services at John Tuck Elementary School in Redmond.

Fall FireFree yard debris half-price disposal dates set

From Monday, November 2nd through Saturday November 14th (closed Sunday November 8th) local residents are encouraged to define their defensible space by taking advantage of the half price yard debris days. Residents can recycle their yard debris at Deschutes Recycling for HALF PRICE – only $2.00 per cubic yard.

Oregonians urged to celebrate 'Days of Culture' on social media

"Active is an understatement. Oregonians are erupting with imagination..." So starts the new brand anthem for the Oregon Cultural Trust and it's true. Oregonians constantly revel in their culture, but for eight days in October, it's a statewide event.

Nominations sought for state trail designations

The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC) invites trail proponents statewide to expand Oregon's network of non-motorized, state designated trails by nominating their favorite trails.

Deschutes County hires new public info officer

Whitney Malkin has been hired as the Deschutes County public information officer and will start work on Monday.

Bend seeks Downtown Parking Stakeholder Group members

The City of Bend is seeking applicants for three at-large position on the Downtown Parking Stakeholder Group.

Redmond plans sidework work on NW 19th/Jackpine Avenue

The City of Redmond Transportation Division will be restricting traffic at the intersection of NW 19th Street and NW Jackpine Avenue beginning September 28th through October 1st to reconstruct sidewalk curb ramps in the area.

EDCO sets Bend Venture Conference early-stage finalists

Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), host of the 12th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC), has announced the five Early Stage finalists that will vie for the $15K BendBroadband Business cash prize at BVC on Friday, October 16.

Utility work may cause Suttle Lake forest road delays

Beginning Thursday, Central Electric Cooperative will be installing an underground electric line on forest roads near Suttle Lake.  All roads will remain open during construction, but visitors could experience some delays in their travel.

Healthy Beginnings child health clinic Oct. 16 in Sisters

What parent doesn’t have questions? Is your child's development on track? Will their smile last a lifetime and can they hear and see okay? Healthy Beginnings can help you answer these questions and more. We all know that health and development from birth through age five is critical to a child’s success.

24th annual Inventerprise contest underway

Central Oregon students have a chance to devise new ways to confront natural disaster in the 24th annual Inventerprise contest sponsored by Bend Research, Inc., a division of Capsugel Dosage Form Solutions, and by Bend-La Pine Schools and Central Oregon Community College.

Discounted LED bulbs during Bend Energy Challenge Week

 Bend residents could collectively save more than $2.5 million per year, or $70/household, by converting from incandescent to LED light bulbs.  Bulbs are available at substantially discounted prices this week as part of Bend Energy Challenge Week.

Federal recreation sites waive fees on Saturday

Saturday, is National Public Lands Day. Come celebrate your public lands by volunteering – or just playing – on the national forests in Oregon and Washington! National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands.

Oregon Adaptive Sports sets 'Heroes in Summer' event

Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) ‘Heroes in Summer’ weekend sport retreat for service members or veterans with a physical disability will be at Eagle Crest and through out Redmond September 25th through September 27th

Bend Parks and Rec gains national accreditation

The Bend Park and Recreation District became nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) at a hearing in Las Vegas on Monday.


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