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Free appliance recycling Sept. 19 at Knott Landfill

The annual appliance recycling event will be held Saturday, September 19 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Knott Landfill Recycling & Transfer Facility, 61050 SE 27th St. in Bend.

Ban on campfire remains as does fire danger

Campfire bans confusing but necessary, officials say

Starting Tuesday, the Willamette National Forest and Lane County are lifting their ban on campfires. They are the exception to the rule. Campfire bans remain in place on the Deschutes and Ochoco national forests and BLM lands in Central Oregon, where much less rain fell of late.

New Prineville hospital rendering

St. Charles Health System

St. Charles set for move to new Prineville hospital

Two years ago, St. Charles Health System’s Board of Directors recognized Prineville was ready for a new hospital. The board approved the construction of a facility that was consistent with the nonprofit organization’s vision for health services in the region.

Corner Creek Fire

Wolf Mountain Lookout

Campground, trail reopen in July Ochoco fire area

The closure area surrounding July’s Corner Creek Fire on Paulina Ranger District of the Ochoco National Forest has been reduced again, allowing access to Mud Springs Campground and South Prong Trailhead.

Lottery still waiting to hear from Bend's big jackpot winner

More than a week after someone struck it rich in Bend, the Oregon Lottery has yet to hear from the winner of a $6.4 million Oregon Lottery Megabucks jackpot.

Healthy Beginnings child screenings Sept. 11 in Redmond

On Friday, September 11th   Healthy Beginnings will bring its 12-Point Kid Inspection to Redmond. At these screening clinics, each child receives nearly $3,000 worth of assessment services at no cost to the family. There are no eligibility requirements and all families are welcome to attend.

United Way of Deschutes Co. sets $1.5 million campaign goal

Local business, public sector and community leaders are joining together for the 2015-2016 United Way of Deschutes County fundraising campaign to improve lives and create a healthier, more prosperous community. This year’s campaign chair, United Way board member Eli Ashley, will lead the efforts in raising $1.5 million.

Bike left behind by Sistters intruder

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Fleeing Tollgate burglars leave mountain bike behind

A couple living in the Tollgate subdivision near Sisters awakened early Sunday to find a stranger in their bedroom, who they chased away – but apparently he or another man found waiting outside left their mountain bike behind, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday.

Facebook Prineville data centers aerial view


Facebook makes it official: Third Prineville data center on way

Facebook officials made it official Tuesday, announcing they will build a third, larger data center in Prineville after city and Crook County officials approved a new property tax break last week.


Deschutes County Jail

Bend police arrest two amid rising tide of bike thefts

Bend has seen a rising tide of bicycle thefts this year – up 15 percent from last year – but active investigations have led to the arrests of two suspects in recent days, one caught twice with stolen bikes in the past two weeks, police said Monday.


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