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Cougar killed on Pilot Butte

Bend police shoot, kill cougar on Pilot Butte

A Bend police officer shot and killed a large male cougar spotted Saturday evening near the summit of Pilot Butte, about 15 yards above the road to the summit of the popular landmark and recreation spot in northeast Bend, officers said.

Shauna Fowler

Oregon DMV

Powell Butte woman missing; leads sought

A 27-year-old Powell Butte woman disappeared late Thursday night, leaving behind her purse, cellphone, car and dogs, and prompting authorities Sunday to ask the public for any information on her whereabouts.

Bachelor chair fall Scott Fleck Web2

Scott Fleck

Empty chair plunges off Mt. Bachelor ski lift

An empty chair descending the Sunrise Express lift on Mt. Bachelor became detached from the cable and fell to the snow more than 20 feet below Sunday afternoon, ski resort officials confirmed.

VIPs hail sage grouse plan

VIPs visit Bend, sign sage grouse habitat preservation

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and other dignitaries in Bend Friday afternoon to celebrate landmark agreements to let Central and Eastern Oregon landowners enroll their property in a voluntary sage grouse habitat conservation program.

Campground causes bathroom woes

Spring break campers locked out of bathroom

What happens when the campground you visit for spring break has the bathroom doors locked? Some folks found out this week when they visited North Twin Lake near La Pine.

Alicia Christine Scott

Oregon DMV

Body of missing woman with C.O. ties found in lake

A mother and daughter out canoeing on a lake in Klamath Falls discovered the remains of a 35-year-old woman with Central Oregon ties who disappeared two months ago, police said Friday.

Timbers Redmond Nov. 2014

No OLCC citations to Redmond bar in wake of teen's death

After a four-month investigation, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission said Thursday it found insufficient evidence to file any violations against a Redmond bar that served a 19-year-old woman hours before she froze to death in a nearby dry irrigation canal.

Wind power MGN graphic

MGN graphic

Plans dropped for big wind farm in north-central Oregon

BEND, Ore. (AP) — State regulators say plans for a big wind farm in north-central Oregon have been scrapped.

Rep. Greg Walden

Walden schedules Prineville, Madras town halls

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., will listen to concerns of Central Oregon residents early next week in town halls, meetings with local veterans, and a workshop to help Oregonians save money at tax time, his office said Friday

Sage-grouse - BLM

BLM

Feds in Bend to announce sage grouse deal with Ore. ranchers

The Obama administration has reached an agreement with Oregon ranchers to protect sage grouse that the ranchers hope will help avoid having the bird listed by the federal government as an endangered species.

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