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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.

Update on SE Bend natural gas line replacement work

Cascade Natural Gas Company has begun work on 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.

FORCE Lab seeks subjects for knee brace studies

The FORCE Lab, the biomechanics laboratory led by Oregon State University – Cascades and private partners, is seeking subjects for two research studies examining how knee braces effect individuals with knee joint pain.

No need to pre-register fair produce, flowers entries

 If you haven’t registered any of your vegetables or flowers for the Deschutes County Fair, there’s still time to register them in person on July 29.

Industrial fire precaution level rises Friday

Effective Friday at 12:01 a.m, Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL) will be implemented on lands administered by the Deschutes National Forest, Ochoco National Forest, Crooked River National Grassland, and the BLM Prineville District Office.

Knopp gets Ore. Senate GOP leadership role

 State Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend) has been appointed to Deputy Caucus Leader of the Senate Republican caucus. The caucus Deputy Leader assists in caucus tactics, strategy and administration and works to advance the principles, campaigns and legislative priorities of the Senate Republicans.

Bend Parks-Rec seeks youth soccer coaches

Bend Park & Recreation District is seeking adult volunteers to coach youth soccer for the 2014 Bend Unified Recreation Soccer League, a joint program with Bend FC Timbers.

C.O. Dutch Bros. raise $17K for Habitat for Humanity

The totals are in, and Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in Bend, Redmond and Sisters used their 10-Year Anniversary to raise $17,434 to support Habitat For Humanity.

Deschutes County College applicants sought

Have you wondered how your county tax dollars are spent? Do you know what services Deschutes County provides to you? For the fifth-consecutive year, County residents have an opportunity to enroll in Deschutes County College, a free and fun program aimed at educating the community about County government.

United Way of Deschutes Co. distributes funds

The United Way of Deschutes County announced Tuesday a funding plan for 2014-15 that invests $1,025,918 in a range of essential community services provided by local non-profit agencies.

Red Cross issues summer blood donor plea

The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage.

CRR Fire gets FEMA grant for breathing gear

Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue has been awarded a $167,181 grant by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for full replacement of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).

Healthy Beginnings child screening due in Redmond

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? Health and development from birth through age five is critical to your child’s success.

Natural gas project resumes in SE Bend

Cascade Natural Gas Company has begun work on 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.

Does helping Ore. Marine Board float your boat?

The Oregon State Marine Board is seeking interested boaters to sit on one of four boating advisory teams to provide guidance to the agency on a variety of boating related issues.

C.O. Youth Conservation Corps hires 82

In collaboration with the United States Forest Service and the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, Heart of Oregon Corps is pleased to announce the hiring of 82 youth to participate in the Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps program this summer.

Deschutes Co. plans Cline Falls Hwy. chip seal

The Deschutes County Road Department will chip seal the Cline Falls Highway beginning Monday, July 14, continuing through Wednesday, July 23.

Mannix honored for drug task force leadership

Bend Police Lt. Ken Mannix was honored Tuesday with an award from the Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

Bank of Cascades donates $42,000 to United Way

Bank of the Cascades recently presented United Way of Deschutes County a $42,000 check in support of the bank’s philanthropic mission to improve the quality of life for all local residents.

Oregon Adaptive Sports receives grant

Oregon Adaptive Sports is the recipient of a $2,500 grant from the MDU Resources Foundation.

New art exhibition at Deschutes Co. building

Deschutes County is pleased to present “Bend’s Illuminations, through the Eyes of Our Children.” The hanging wall pieces, using multiple forms of recycled materials, are on display now through October at the Deschutes County Services Building, 1300 NW Wall St. in Bend, on the second floor.

'Tools for School' donation drive set to begin

Shopko announces that it is again partnering with The Salvation Army to launch its annual “Tools for School” campaign.

City of Bend plans 'Quest at the Fest'

Join the city of Bend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, during the Bank of the Cascades Bend Summer Festival to see city equipment, experience interactive displays and learn more about your City.

New Family Access Network board member

Family Access Network Foundation (FAN) announces that Victoria Malendoski has accepted a position on the Foundation Board. The mission of the Family Access Network is to improve lives by ensuring all children in Deschutes County have access to basic-need services.

Downtown Bend: Record occupancy, just 3 vacancies

The Downtown Bend Business Association announces record occupancy for 2nd quarter of 2014. For the second straight quarter a record was broken.

Deschutes County seeks audit panel members

Deschutes County is looking for two residents to serve on the Deschutes County Audit Committee.  Please apply now until Wednesday, July 16.  The County plans to conduct selected applicant interviews in late July or early August.

Redmond Fourth Parade winning entries named

The Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB released the winning entries of this year’s Redmond Fourth of July Parade, presented by Hayden Homes, which drew thousands of spectators to downtown Redmond for the nearly two-hour community spectacle.

Miss America to visit Bend hardware store

Ace Hardware in Bend is helping make miracles happen in our area for Portland's Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, its local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital member.  Nina Davuluri, the 2014 Miss America, will be the 3rd Street Ace store in Bend on Saturday, July 12th to draw the winners of the raffle

High Desert Arts League aids new cancer center

St. Charles Medical Center has long recognized the positive effect of art on the healing process, so it is no surprise that the new St. Charles Cancer Center in Bend will integrate art into all areas of the building.

Redmond volunteer firefighter wins state honor

Jade Ames, a volunteer firefighter with Redmond Fire and Rescue, has been selected as the Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association's Firefighter of the Year.

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