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Amanda Hinshaw ponders plea deal

Ex-Ridgeview HS monitor hesitates on plea deal

A former Ridgeview High hallway monitor accused of having sex with a minor and providing alcohol to others was scheduled to change her plea and be sentenced Friday morning, but apparently 30-year-old Amanda Hinshaw had a change of heart.

Westside Bend parking concerns

Bend Westside neighbors voice parking concerns

Over the past few weeks, NewsChannel 21 has received several emails about parking problems on the west side of Bend, especially in the neighborhoods off Galveston Avenue.

Historic Crook County school saved by students

Former students save historic Howard School

The Howard School building, 17 miles northeast of Prineville, has a lot of meaning to former students, and when they heard about its possible demolition, they took matters into their own hands.

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State funds Redmond, Bend, Madras airport projects

The Oregon Transportation Commission on Friday approved $40.3 million worth of multimodal projects around Oregon, including about $3 million for work at the Redmond, Bend and Madras airports.

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Jefferson Co. DA raising funds to save drug summit

Jefferson County District Attorney Steve Leriche isn't taking cancellation of a drug education summit in Madras lying down -- in fact, he's seeking public donations to keep the Oct. 1 event on track, and vows it will go on as scheduled.

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Fire danger forces outdoor concert to move

The Deschutes National Forest said Friday it canceled the event called “Wedding in the Woods” that organizers planned near Cultus Lake Resort due to extreme fire danger in the area and ongoing public use restrictions. The organizer found a new location in Bend to hold it, officials said later.

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Deschutes Forest, coalition partner on fuels reduction

The Deschutes National Forest and the Upper Deschutes River Coalition signed an agreement this week to work cooperatively on fuels reduction work within the 26 neighborhoods and communities that make up the Upper Deschutes River Coalition area.

Crime Stoppers Stolen park gear

Crime Stoppers: Bend park vehicle, gear stolen

Deschutes County sheriff's deputies need your help finding a thief who got away with $20,000 in park equipment.

Erickson Air Museum takes off in Madras

Madras air museum ready for takeoff

Planes from all stretches of time have made their way to Madras and are set for their big debut, just in time for this weekend's Airshow of the Cascades.


Redmond seeks volunteers for bike-pedestrian count

The Redmond Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee will be conducting the first-ever Redmond bicycle and pedestrian counts this September and is seeking volunteers to help with the count!


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