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Reinke named Deschutes 911 director

Steve Reinke has been hired as the Deschutes 9-1-1 Director and will start work Tuesday, September 2, the county announced Friday,

Harmony4Women receives grant

 Harmony4Women, the local Women’s Acappella Benefit Community Chorus, has just received a $5,000 grant from Trust Management Services, LLC, of Waldport, OR.

Credit union collecting donated school supplies

Mid Oregon Credit Union is collecting needed school supplies for students in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties. The Supplies 4 Schools drive will run through the month of August.

Second overnight closure of Third St. underpass

The City of Bend and contractor Jack Robinson and Sons, Inc. will close the Third Street underpass for approximately 12 hours one night, Wednesday, July 30, or Thursday, July 31, subject to weather conditions and subcontractor availability.

Sunriver-Lava Lands paved path opens soon

The Deschutes National Forest and Oregon Department of Transportation invite the public to the grand opening of the new 5.5 mile multi-use Sunriver-Lava Lands paved path on Saturday, August 9 at Lava Lands Visitor Center.

ConnectW helping kids, supporting Beulah's Place

Back-to-school sales bring kids to the forefront of our minds. Even if we don't have any, a quick flashback to our own school days is inevitable.

Boys & Girls Clubs receive matching grant

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon will be the proud recipient of a $25,000 Matching Grant from the Starview Foundation of The Oregon Community Foundation.

Bend UGB plan community meetings scheduled

The city of Bend encourages residents to attend one of two upcoming community meetings to learn more about and comment on the City’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) Remand project.

Oregon State Fair entry deadlines coming

Oregonians still have time to enter Creative and Artistic competitions at the 149th Oregon State Fair, which will be held August 22 through September 1. Competition participation is more convenient than ever this year, thanks to online registration and remote intake and pickup sites located throughout Oregon.

Bend plans sewer project open house

The city of Bend is holding an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, in City Council Chambers  to share information about an upcoming sewer system project that will upgrade and replace the undersized and deficient sewer pump station in McKay Park.

Bend seeks traffic safety panel applicants

The city of Bend is seeking applicants for one position on the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee.

Prineville PD plans pedestrian safety operation Tuesday

The Prineville Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on Tuesday at different locations in the downtown area. The operation will be conducted between the hours of 8:00 am to11:00am.

Bend natural gas line replacement work continues

Cascade Natural Gas Company is full into Phase III of the Bend Gas Line Replacement Project.  For the next few weeks, pipeline replacement crews will be working on SE Second Street, between Scott and Wilson.

Bend UGB plan meetings scheduled

As Bend works to revise its urban growth boundary plan, technical advisory committees are getting to work, and a public drop-in meeting planned Aug. 5.

Go Golf! benefit tournament big success

Aiding in its mission to help feed hungry people in Central Oregon, Newport Avenue Market hosted the second annual Go Golf! Tournament at Broken Top Golf Club on Tuesday, July 22. Successful in its objective, the event raised an astounding $50,194!

Boys and Girls Clubs of C.O. receive grant

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon is the proud recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Casey Family Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation. The funds will be used to provide financial support leading up to the September 1st organizational transition from one combined Club to two separate Clubs.

Walton Lake Senior Fishing Derby is still on

The 21st annual Senior Fishing Derby at Walton Lake will take place as planned this year, despite the recent flurry of fire activity.

NeighborImpact hires lending program director

To help jump-start its lending program, NeighborImpact welcomes Michael Hinton to the team as the agency’s new lending director.

Want to be a foster grandparent? Here's how

The Central Oregon Foster Grandparent Program, administered by the Central Oregon Council on Aging, provides one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to at-risk school age children, while providing volunteer employment for low income persons age 55 and older.

St. Charles awards $5,000 to Bethlehem Inn

The Bethlehem Inn, Central and Eastern Oregon’s only emergency shelter for individuals and families, is proud to announce it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the St. Charles Health System in support of the Inn’s Families First Program.

'NW Farmers Fighting Hunger' drive big success

 Food banks in Washington and Oregon received the equivalent of more than 85,000 pounds of food from the 2nd Annual Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger Cash/Food Drive - nearly 50 percent more than the 58,000 pounds donated in 2013.

Oregon State Fair homebrewed beer, wine competition set

Calling all DIY beverage makers! Oregon State Fair's Homebrewed Beer and Amateur Wine competitions are officially open. Competition handbooks describing more than 80 total beer and wine categories are available online.

Bend Parks reminder: Keep dogs on leash

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Bend Park & Recreation District reminds citizens that dogs must be on-leash in the city limits except in the seven designated off-leash areas owned and managed by the Bend Park & Recreation District.

Bend Park & Recreation District reminds citizens that dogs must be on-leash in the city limits except in the seven designated off-leash areas owned and managed by the Bend Park & Recreation District.bend

Shredding event Saturday in Sisters

A free residential document shredding event, food drive and drug disposal event will take place at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Substation in Sisters, 703 N. Larch, Sisters, Oregon, on Saturday, July 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Deschutes County seeks audit panel members

Deschutes County is looking for two residents to serve on the Deschutes County Audit Committee.  Please apply now.   We will keep the search open until the positions are filled.  The County will schedule applicant interviews as needed.

Deschutes planning panel seeks Redmond-area member

Deschutes County seeks a new volunteer Planning Commission member from the Redmond area and is accepting applications until Friday, July 25.  The term for this position is from the date of appointment through June 30, 2018.

HSCO: Half off adoption fee for older pets

Maturity has its rewards, and at the Humane Society of Central Oregon that means all animals six years and older will have the bonus of half off the adoption fee through July 31. The benefits of adopting a mature pet includes a calmer animal that already has good family life manners.

Youth flag football registration open

Local youth are invited to participate in Bend Park and Recreation District’s Youth Flag Football League this fall.

'Mass fatalities' training course offered in Bend

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is making it easier for emergency responders in the Bend, Oregon area to be prepared for such events by delivering a FREE U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified course – Planning for Mass Fatality Incidents in Rural Communities.

Smith Rock Way to close for tree removal

NE Smith Rock Way will be closed to thru traffic on Monday, July 28, and Tuesday, July 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day to facilitate removal of several Poplar trees adjacent to the roadway.


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