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Bend woman turns trash into hope

Bend woman traveling to turn trash into hope

What looks like trash to many is plastic waiting to become art for Sara Wiener of Bend.  She has been making bags and dresses out of trash for five years. Now she has the opportunity to help women in Guatemala.

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Bend's second small-dog off-leash area opens

As part of renovations of Ponderosa Park in southeast Bend, a new off-leash area designated specifically for small dogs is now open, the Bend Park and Rec District said Thursday.

Initial attack crews nip fires in bud

More storms, more wildfires around C. Oregon

From the slopes of Mt. Bachelor to Crane Prairie Reservoir and the Ochocos, crews tackled more small new lightning-sparked wildfires Thursday, while a large range fire in north-central Oregon, the Sniption Fire, grew to 25,000 acres.


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Two more arrests in Prineville-area home burglaries

A wanted man called possibly armed and dangerous had a knife on him when he was arrested Thursday in a high-risk traffic stop in the Redmond area, while his girlfriend also was arrested. Five have been jailed in connection with a recent string of Prineville-area home burglaries.


ConnectW helping kids, supporting Beulah's Place

Back-to-school sales bring kids to the forefront of our minds. Even if we don't have any, a quick flashback to our own school days is inevitable.

The real fair food

The real fair food: It's anything but junk

When we think fair food,  glazed donuts, funnel cakes and elephant ears probably come to mind. Tucked away behind all the powdered sugar is a different kind of fair food. It's home-grown fruits, veggies and more.

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Ochoco National Forest lifts large area closure

The Ochoco National Forest announced Wednesday it has rescinded the order that closed a large section of the forest surrounding Big Summit Prairie to the public due to nearby wildfires.

Sneaky fire starters cause concern

Not just lightning: Sneaky fire starters pose risk

Fire officials say human-caused fires, which can often be accidental, tend to burn more acreage than the expected lightning-caused fires.

10 Barrel s Swill off the shelves

Co-owner of Bend's 10 Barrel explains 'Swill' recall

Bend's 10 Barrel Brewing Co. announced Wednesday it's voluntarily recalling bottles of its Swill beer because some "may be experiencing secondary fermentation in the bottle, causing potentially explosive over-carbonation.

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NE Bend payday loan store robbed; suspect sought

Bend police are looking for a suspect and a getaway SUV in a robbery Wednesday morning at a northeast Bend business that makes payday loans and cash advances.


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