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EDCO names new Prineville-Crook Co. manager

Economic Development for Central Oregon announced Thursday the hiring of Caroline Ervin as its manager of economic development efforts within Crook County.


FireFree half-price yard debris disposal to begin

Starting Monday October 27th through November 8th (closed Sunday November 2nd) local residents are encouraged to define their defensible space by taking advantage of the half-price yard debris disposal days at Bend's Knott Landfill.

C.O. Fire Management Service

Amid fall weather, forests start pile-burning

As fall weather brings more moisture, shorter days and cooler temperatures, fuels specialists are beginning to burn piles across Central Oregon, officials said Thursday.

State lawmakers take field trip of Deschutes Forest

More state money sought to fund forest thinning

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Forestry wants the governor to include $6.5 million in his upcoming budget to finance collaborative efforts to increase thinning and logging on national forests.

Power outage traffic light

Bend transformer fire knocks out power, traffic lights

A transformer fire overnight cut power to about 75 Pacific Power customers in northwest Bend, also knocking out traffic signals along Wall Street in the area of Revere Avenue and Hill Street, officials said.

Bend hospital using new machine to fight illness

St. Charles uses new technology to battle the bug

It's that time of year again, for the sneezes and sniffles. And although most of us never know exactly which bug is making us feel bad, you can now feel good about a new test designed to do just that.

State lawmakers take field trip of Deschutes Forest

Lawmakers tour Deschutes Forest health projects

Wildfire season is officially over, but the focus for lawmakers is already on next season. They had a field trip Wednesday to visit thinning and other projects on the Deschutes National Forest in Bend and Sisters areas.

Ducky is a lucky dog who is waiting for his forever home

Ducky, dog shot in face, a happy survivor

A year and a half ago, a dog named Ducky was shot in the face after he ran away from his owners' property in Terrebonne. He made a full recovery, but unfortunately, his owners couldn't keep him. So now he needs a new home.

Whooping cough

Crook County confirms two pertussis cases

Crook County health officials have confirmed two cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough.

City council candidate residency in question

Bend council candidate's residency in question

There is a twist in a Bend City Council race: Candidate Casey Roats' residency has been questioned, and he acknowledged staying outside the city for part of the past year, while his new home was under construction. 


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