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Oregon facing driest wildfire conditions in 25 years

Oregon's record-low snowpack and dry spring have fire officials concerned about drought and the potential for the driest summer wildfire conditions in 25 years, officials said Monday as Wildfire Awareness Month got underway.

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Crook County HS gets new baseball scoreboard

Robberson Ford, in conjunction with the Crook County School District and Crook County Booster Club, announced Monday a brand-new scoreboard will be erected on the high school baseball field.

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Redmond police report DUII enforcement results

The Redmond Police Department conducted enhanced DUII patrols throughout the month of April and reported the results Monday.

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Bend teen gets to try out for 'The Voice'

Thousands of singing hopefuls all over the country try out every year to be on NBC's hit series "The Voice." One of those hopefuls, awaiting her big chance next month, lives here on the High Desert.

COCC closing spring-term enrollment Monday

Bend competition draws HS forestry students

BEND, Ore. (AP) — As competitive high school forestry declines statewide, instructor Rex Cowther brought students from eight schools together Saturday to immerse themselves in the industry.

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Crook County reservoir drained; reward offered

Crook County authorities are looking for whoever drained a private reservoir east of Big Summit Prairie, while the landowner is offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the vandals, officials said Monday.

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Deer hits ATV in La Pine; rider injured

A La Pine man was injured early Monday when his ATV was struck by a deer crossing the road, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Injured climber at Smith Rock rescued

A Bend woman who slipped on loose rock sustained an ankle injury hiking on a steep trail at Smith Rock State Park Sunday morning, prompting a rescue effort by several Search and Rescue members who happened to be training in the area, authorities said.

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Bend HS senior wins national DAR award

The Bend Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized Bend High School senior James Siemens on Saturday.

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Cougar seen NE of Redmond, not found in search

A homeowner northeast of Redmond reported a cougar came through her front yard Saturday afternoon, prompting Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies to conduct a search that did not find the animal, they said.

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