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Bend council reviews vacation rentals

Wave of Bend vacation rentals swamps city council

The Bend City Council's big decision late Wednesday night -- to hear the appeal of OSU-Cascades' Westside campus -- came after hours of testimony on another hot-button issue, as many residents pleaded for action to stem a surging wave of homes turned into short-term vacation rentals hollowing out their neighborhoods.

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Riverside Blvd. to close for striping Sun. night

On the night of Sunday, Sept. 21, Riverside Boulevard will close between Broadway and Riverfront overnight, the city of Bend said Wednesday.

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La Pine driver spots cougar with deer carcass

A La Pine-area driver saw a cougar carrying a deer carcass across a road Tuesday night, but an area check did not find the animal, the most recent in several cougar sightings around Central Oregon in recent weeks, authorities said.

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Feds sign off on Bend N. Highway 97 project

ODOT announced Wednesday that Federal Highway Administration project managers have issued a "record of decision" for the U.S. Highway 97 Bend North Corridor Project, a project that's been in the development stage for nearly a decade.

Fire danger remains threat on High Desert

Officials: C.O. wildfire threat remains high

Fire officials said Wednesday that wildfire danger remains high on the High Desert, but lessening activity in September has allowed for reduction of fire crews.

Seasonal hiring in full swing

Seasonal hiring set to give C.O. a jobs boost

The calendar might still say September, but seasonal job searchers are on the prowl. It turns out many stores are already hiring part-time holiday employees. What exactly does that say about our economy?

Fatal shooting shatters quiet in Metolius

Family tragedy in Metolius: Father shoots, kills son

A 72-year-old Metolius man shot and killed his 45-year-old son at the family's home late Monday night, telling deputies it was in self-defense as their intoxicated son attacked him and his wife, Jefferson County sheriff Jim Adkins said.

Colorado Dam Spillway option to be picked

Bend park board OKs Colorado spillway project

For years, the community has pushed to make it safer -- and two years ago, taxpayers made it a priority with an approved bond measure. Tuesday night, the Bend Park and Rec Board approved plans for the Colorado Dam Safe Passage Project.

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Statewide Trails Plan workshop set in Bend

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department invites comments on the development of a statewide comprehensive trails plan at 14 workshops scheduled throughout the state in October, including Bend. on Oct 23.

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Tour des Chutes has record participation, giving

Tour des Chutes, an annual fundraising event for local cancer survivorship programs, was held July 12th, with record level participation by riders and sponsors and raised over 10% more than the previous year.

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