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Oregon Parks removes Metolius Loops Bikeway designation

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission voted to remove the Metolius Loops Scenic Bikeway designation at their public meeting Wednesday in Lebanon.

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ODOT revises Hwy. 97 holiday plans S. of Bend to ease delays

Traffic managers with the Oregon Department of Transportation said Wednesday are revising their July 4th Holiday traffic plans for the “US97 Romaine Village Way to Lava Butte” median barrier construction project south of Bend.

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Bend Police, partner efforts cut bike thefts by 60 percent

Bend police reported a success story Tuesday: a 60 percent drop in bike thefts this year after a nearly 50 percent increase last year, thanks to a variety of coordinated efforts and some "bait bike" sting operations that led to 14 felony bike theft arrests.

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C.O. land managers plead for caution as Fourth approaches

As we approach the July 4th weekend, Central Oregon federal land managers are asking for the public’s help in keeping your public lands safe. Leave fireworks and exploding targets at home, and be sure to properly extinguish all campfires.

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BCC suspends free senior meals; COCOA works to resolve issue

Bend's Community Center announced this week it will suspend its free senior lunch program, at least until September. But the organization it has worked with gave assurances Wednesday it will seek a new partner and find other means to provide the needed service.

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Cascade Lakes Welcome Station expands hours

The Deschutes National Forest’s Cascade Lakes Welcome Station is expanding its hours of operations to better serve the increasing demand for recreation passes and forest information, officials said Tuesday.

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Michigan state lawmaker collapses, dies at Smith Rock

Michigan state officials and lawmakers are among those mourning the loss of a state representative who died Saturday after collapsing during a hike at Smith Rock State Park.

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Mosaic Medical gets $350,000 federal oral health grant

Mosaic Medical announced Monday it is one of five Community Health Center organizations from Oregon to receive a $350,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to expand oral health services in their primary care clinics.

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Bethlehem Inn seeks donors to get $10,000 challenge grant

Bethlehem Inn announced Tuesday that The Collins Foundation is offering to match all donations from new donors and increased donations from current donors up to $10,000.  These gifts must be received by the Inn no later than August 15.

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Holiday delays expected on Hwy. 97 south of Bend

Construction crews will continue to work on the Highway 97 Romaine Village Way to Lava Butte median barrier project south of Bend through the holiday weekend, the Oregon Department of Transportation said Tuesday.


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