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Redmond to break ground on Sam Johnson Park renovation

Three long years of planning and fundraising will be rewarded on Friday, Feb. 13, when the Kiwanis Club of Redmond and the City of Redmond break ground for the renovation of the playground at Sam Johnson Park. in Redmond’s Dry Canyon.

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Bend artists win national jewelry design award

Douglas Jewelry Design is proud to announce that owner/designers Elyse and Steven Douglas have won first place in the 2014 “Gemmys” (like the Emmys but for jewelry) jewelry design competition.

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City of Bend offers online community survey

The city of Bend would like residents' opinions on city services, priorities for future planning and the general quality of life in Bend.

Crews rescue fallen hiker

Bend man falls 30 feet, critically injured near Dillon Falls

A Bend man standing at the edge of a steep overlook along the Deschutes River south of Bend lost his balance and fell about 30 feet to the rocks below Tuesday afternoon, prompting a multi-agency,  2 1/2-hour rescue of the critically injured hiker.

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RDM travelers feel impact of East Coast blizzard

With 7,600 flights canceled and 3,200 others delayed, air travelers in Central Oregon were concerned Tuesday if their flights were still on track. For the most part, they were.

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NW Crossing neighbors 'on alert' after weekend thefts

Thieves mostly taking advantage of unlocked garage and pet doors entered garages and at least eight parked vehicles in Bend’s NorthWest Crossing neighborhood over the weekend and took items from several of them, including a gun; some residents said Monday they feel less safe, will step up security.

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Madras students witness shots fired; suspect car sought

Two shots were fired in a southwest Madras neighborhood Monday morning, apparently over drugs, and several students witnessed it, school officials said. That led to a hunt for a suspect car and a brief, precautionary lockdown of area schools, including the Central Oregon Community College campus, officials said.

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Central Oregon homeless count in 10th year

For the 10th straight year, the Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition  is conducting a one-day count Thursday of people who are homeless or in transitional housing in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties.

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Five new businesses in downtown Bend

The Downtown Bend Business Association announced Monday a higher occupancy rate for the fourth quarter of 2014 and five new businesses opening.

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Campaign aims to 'light up,' save walkers, cyclists

A total of 18 pedestrians and cyclists have been struck and killed in Deschutes County over the past six years, many in low-light conditions, according to organizers of a yearly campaign called, "Light Up the Night/See and Be Seen."

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