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Cenntral Oregon homeless count down, but not in Bend

The results of an annual count of Central Oregon's homeless, released Tuesday, showed improvement in some areas, but little change in Bend, where higher rents and few vacancies have made it a continued struggle for many to keep a roof over their heads.

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C. Oregon grants help foundation top $1 billion mark

The Oregon Community Foundation is celebrating a milestone of $1 billion in grants and scholarships awarded to nonprofits and communities across the state since its founding in 1974, including a new round of giving on the High Desert.

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10 new prehistoric rodent species found in John Day Basin

Paleontologists announced Tuesday the discovery of 10 new prehistoric rodent species found at the National Park Service John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and nearby public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management.


Paving work to begin on Huntington, Burgess roads

On Thursday, construction crews will begin work on the asphalt overlay for Huntington Road and Burgess Road in Deschutes County.

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Broken natural gas line repaired; Colorado Ave. reopened

An excavation subcontractor struck and ruptured a 4-inch pressurized natural gas line at the Colorado Ave Dam safe passage project in Bend Tuesday morning, prompting closure of the area, including the bridge and road, for over two hours, officials said.

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Newberry Volcano nears 25th anniversary as national monument

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Newberry Volcano is celebrating its 25th anniversary of becoming a national volcanic monument.


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Prineville man arrested in stabbing

A 55-year-old Prineville man was arrested on assault and menacing charges Sunday after another man showed up at Pioneer Memorial Hospital for treatment of a stab wound to the arm, police said Monday.

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Bend woman hurt in Crook County motorcycle crash

A Bend woman was in good condition Monday at St. Charles Bend, two days after crashing her motorcycle on Highway 27 in Crook County, officials said.

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Family's call for help on S. Sister prompts search effort

A Corvallis family of seven who lost the trail while descending South Sister made a cellphone call for help early Sunday evening, prompting a search and rescue effort that ended hours later when the father called again to say they had made it out to a trailhead on their own.

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Police: Body of missing Bend man found

The body of a 46-year-old Bend man missing for two weeks was found Saturday evening on Bend's south end, police said Sunday.


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