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Likely storm impact reduced; freezing rain still threat for some

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has revised its winter weather advisory for 7 p.m.  Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday, warning of 1-2 inches of snow over the High Desert and a possibility of ice and freezing rain mainly from Redmond northward.

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Bend council hears gas tax input amid date debate

Bend’s proposed fuel tax is beginning to look like a pricey one, as a March special election would cost the city about $70,000, though it would allow a quicker move to fix up more roads. Monday evening, city councilors heard what the public had to say about the proposal.

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CEC announces 5.7 percent January rate hike

Due to the impacts of an Oct. 1 increase in the wholesale rates the Bonneville Power Administration charges Central Electric and other electric cooperatives, CEC will implement a 5.7 percent rate increase effective with January’s bills. The increase will be applied uniformly to all energy, facilities, and demand charges.

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4,300 in southern Bend to lose power early Friday

About 4,300 Pacific Power customers in south Bend will have their electricity interrupted for up to three hours early Friday morning so crews may finalize work after upgrading substation equipment, officials said Tuesday.

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Bend cracks down on residents slow to shovel snow

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Bend residents who are hesitant to break out the shovel after a snowstorm could find themselves with a fine, now that officials are increasing enforcement of the city's snow-removal code.

Cyber Monday big for C.O. biz

Cyber Monday gives C.O. businesses holiday boost

There might not be a place in Bend that resembled Santa's workshop more than the  Nashelle warehouse on Cyber Monday.

Billy Chinook still open for biz

Jefferson Co. SO seeks Lake Billy Chinook boat moorage limits

The Oregon State Marine Board is seeking public comment on a proposed boat moorage rule requested  by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in the wake of an issue with a large boat that called Lake Billy Chinook home for the past couple of years.

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State business agency adds C.O. finance officer

Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency, said Tuesday it has expanded its staff in Central Oregon to include a business finance officer with 25 years of experience in commercial banking.

Pine Tavern hosts giving tree to help local homeless

Bend's Pine Tavern gives back through holiday giving tree

With temperatures dropping, more and more Central Oregonians are in need. One local restaurant is using the holidays to help make life a little easier for those in housing transitions.

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Crook County Sheriff Jim Hensley retiring

Crook County Sheriff Jim Hensley announced Monday he will retire at the end of the year, after more than 33 years with law enforcement in the county, the last five as sheriff.


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