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Shaniko Butte Fire 80 percent contained

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The 10-day-old, more than 40,000-acre Shaniko Butte Fire was 80 percent contained by late Wednesday, with the firefighting force dropping below 300 and full containment predicted Sunday night.

Storms move on; will warm-up bring 'sleeper' fires?

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As thunderstorms left the High Desert late Wednesday but lingered to the north and east, Central Oregon initial attack crews responded to several more smoke reports and waited for hotter weather in days to come, when more "sleeper" fires could be spotted.

Waterman Complex fires 90 pct. contained

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The 12,520-acre Waterman Complex of wildfires was 90 percent contained by late Wednesday, as crews quickly caught three new fire starts in the area from the latest round of lightning.

Bridge 99 Complex: 50 percent contained

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Area closures have been reduced on the week-old, nearly 6,000-acre Bridge 99 Fires, now 50 percent contained. Here's Wednesday's update:

Ochoco Complex update: Storms bring help, trouble

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Storms dropped rain on some of the fires in the 6,500-acre Ochoco Complex of blazes on the Ochoco National Forest, which as of Wednesday were 22 percent contained.

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What to hunt in the summer months

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While the summer months can be considered off-months for hunters, there are still some prey you might want to set your sights on over the summer.

GPS allows for modern day treasure hunts

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With GPS, hikers can participate in modern day treasure hunts while geocaching.

Must-haves for your tackle box

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When going fishing, don’t leave home without having these key must-have items in your tackle box.

Benefits of cycling

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Cycling is a great social activity to do with friends, and it provides you with a way to see some beautiful scenery and explore nature. It also has a lot of health benefits.

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How to fit carbs into your family's healthy diet

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Not all carbs are bad. Find out how to fit good carbs into your family's healthy diet.

Should children be tested for high cholesterol?

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As adults we get our cholesterol checked regularly, but should our children also be getting checked? Find out here.

Make the most of family time this summer

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Summer can be busy. To make the most of family time follow these tips to make time for family bonding.

What is autism spectrum disorder?

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Find out more about autism and how it impacts a child's life.

Study: BMI could be missing 25 percent of obese kids

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Researchers find that body mass index tests may miss children who have a normal BMI but also have excess body fat.

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Discover great local artists and public art installations at the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Premier Art Show Coming to Bend!

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Come see why this event was recently ranked among the Top 15 shows in the nation

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