Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies and homeowners along Whychus Creek in the Sisters area were watching closely Sunday as rain, warmer temperatures and melting snow prompted the fast-running creek to surge over its banks in some areas.
The year 2015 will bring a new leader for the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, as Sheriff Larry Blanton has announced his plans to retire July 1 after seven years in the post and nearly 40 years in Central Oregon law enforcement.
Someone fired as many as 13 gunshots in the area of a southwest Redmond park Friday night, then apparently sped away in a red car with loud exhaust, police said Sunday. At least two bullets hit nearby homes, but no injuries have been reported.
A long-familiar name to Bend grocery shoppers could soon be replaced, if federal officials approve plans by Albertsons to sell their two stores in the city to Haggen, a Bellingham, Wash.-based grocery chain.
The Oregon Supreme Court's ruling that Mt. Bachelor's liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suing the ski resort has everybody talking -- and while the case's outcome is uncertain, some fear the impact on the industry and those who hit the slopes.
A new report ranks Oregon as the third-best state in the nation when it comes to protecting animals from abuse and neglect. The Humane Society of Central Oregon currently has its hands full in just one such case.