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Will Nordic leg be in the PPP?

Mt. Bachelor closing Sunday; PPP Nordic leg iffy

Mt. Bachelor informed season pass holders late Monday that the rapidly depleting snow means the resort's season will end Sunday; meanwhile, a decision is expected Tuesday on whether the Pole Pedal Paddle will have to replace its Nordic leg with a short trail run.

Viral picture sparks investigation

Tumalo Falls vandalism photo goes viral, sparks action

A Prineville man posted a picture of an apparent case of vandalism at Tumalo Falls on Facebook over the weekend -- and it was shared over 30,000 times. Now law enforcement is investigating.

Oregon Legislature

Oregon Democrats pass expanded gun-sales background checks

An Oregon bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the state made it through the Legislature Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.

It s fledging season for owls

Whooo do you call for a fallen baby owl?

Spring has sprung -- and that means, among other things, baby owls are falling from their nests. What to do if you encounter one?


Deschutes County Jail

Bend Walmart shoplifting sparks chase, two arrests

An early-morning shoplifting case at the Bend Walmart led to a car chase and the eventual arrest of two Bend residents, police said.

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ISIS claims responsibility for Texas attack

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack outside the Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas -- and warned of more attacks to come

In a broadcast on its official radio channel Tuesday, the group said two Al Khilafa soldiers attacked t...

C.O. Fire Management Service

Prescribed burns planned Tuesday near Sunriver

Fuels specialists are planning a highly visible burn of three units near Sunriver Tuesday, officials said. Ignitions are expected to be finished by the end of the day.


Powell Butte farm offers free beekeeping classes

Central Oregon bees are becoming more active. Spring has sprung, and the bees are pollinating. A farm along O'Neil Highway is helping locals learn about the bees in their backyards.

Gas prices

Oregon gas prices up over 14 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Oregon have risen 14.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.94 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,307 gas outlets in Oregon.

No charges filed against Springfield driver who killed 3

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Springfield man will not face criminal homicide charges for running a red light and crashing his pickup into three young children, killing them.

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Oregon adds online pesticide complaint reporting

Oregonians with complaints about a pesticide incident can now file their concerns online with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, which has set up a new pesticide complaint intake feature on its website.


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  • DIY computer startup gets $15 million


    From Kano

    Dude, you're getting a ... Kano.

    That's right. Your kid's first computer might be one she builds herself. For $149, kids (or adults) can build a computer and learn basic coding skills to program it.

    "Kano is a new type of PC," said co-founder Alex Kl...

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'The Simpsons' renewed for two more seasons

The Simpsons renewed

From FOX Broadcasting

This is sure to have "Simpsons" fans yelling, "woo hoo!"

On Monday, Fox renewed "The Simpsons," the beloved animated sitcom, for a 27th and 28th season.

This would take the longest running scripted series in TV history to an incredible 625 episodes.


'Walking Dead' star arrested

Seth Gilliam mugshot

Fayette County Sheriff's Department

"The Walking Dead" has begun shooting its sixth season, but not without incident.

Chris Brown sought in battery investigation

Chris Brown, 2015 Grammys

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Las Vegas police want to talk to R&B singer Chris Brown, who has been named as a suspect in an alleged assault during an early-morning basketball game Monday.

UK princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Royal baby blurb image

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And the princess has a name!

The newest UK royal, a girl born on Saturday, has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

The middle names, of course, hark to her great-grandmother, the current queen, and her paternal grandmother, Princess Diana, who died ...

Bend teen gets to try out for 'The Voice'

the voice

Thousands of singing hopefuls all over the country try out every year to be on NBC's hit series "The Voice." One of those hopefuls, awaiting her big chance next month, lives here on the High Desert.


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