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Bend Pilot Butte Canal segment makes National Historic Register

A segment of the Pilot Butte Canal between Cooley Road and Yeoman Road in Bend and Deschutes County is Oregon's latest entry in the National Register of Historic Places, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced Monday.

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Early Look: Time to register (or update) for March, May elections

It's time to register (or change your registration) to vote in the March 8 Bend special election on the 5-cent gas tax, and also a good time to do so for the May 17th primary election.

Deschutes Brewery plans to expand

Early Look: East Coast cities wooing Deschutes Brewery

Bend's still-expanding Deschutes Brewery is weighing a decision among several East Coast candidate cities for its new brewery.

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Prineville PD, Crook Co. SO join seat belt, car seat 'safety blitz'

The Crook County Sheriff’s Office is joining other law enforcement agencies across the state in a statewide safety belt and child car seat traffic enforcement “blitz’ from February 8- 21.

Special report Beauty and the Beast Pt 1

Special report: Bend parks soar, while streets crumble

Each year, property tax bills pour into the homes of Central Oregonians. You may sigh and sign your name on a check without a moment’s hesitation, but did you ever really look into where your money is going -- and why?

Bend restaurant partners with local farmers

Bend restaurants partner with local farmers for tasty menu

Ever wonder where the food you eat comes from? Well, now you have the chance to find out. The local non-profit Central Oregon Locavore created a Meet Your Farmer dinner series, including an event held Monday night.

Bend woman accused of murder

Bend woman facing murder charge in death of grandmother, 92

A 45-year-old Bend woman was arraigned Monday afternoon on murder and other charges in the  New Year's Eve death of the 92-year-old grandmother she was caring for.  She's also accused of withholding needed care and stealing property, including medications and cash.

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Bend sex assault suspect on trial takes plea deal, gets eight years

A Bend man initially accused of abducting and raping a former girlfriend last year, holding her against her will in her home, took a plea deal in mid-trial last week and was sentenced to more than eight years in prison, Deschutes County DA John Hummel said Monday.

Chipotle meeting causes restaurant to close during lunch

Chipotles in Bend, across U.S. close for 4-hour food safety talk

Chipotle restaurants in Bend and across the country reopened Monday after a midday four-hour nationwide closure to talk about food safety efforts in the wake of recent E. coli and other outbreaks.

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BLM, grassland plan burning projects around area

Favorable weather and wind conditions are allowing fuels specialists with the Bureau of Land Management Prineville District Office to continue with their winter prescribed burning program. Over the next several weeks, crews plan on working in four separate project areas.

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