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Sisters city manager Gorayeb resigns under fire

A tumultuous chapter ended in Sisters ended on Thursday, resulting in the resignation of city manager Andrew Gorayeb. City officials agreed to pay him over $100,000 in severance.

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Bend Fire and Rescue needs your help to help others

The Bend Fire and Rescue Community Assistance program was created by the Bend Firefighters Association in 2002, and has helped many in the community in times of crisis. Now, it could use your help to keep on giving.

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Motor home burns in fierce fire north of Bend

A fierce, fast fire destroyed a motor home near Highway 97 north of Bend Friday morning, sending up thick, black smoke visible over a wide area, but the occupant escaped unharmed.

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Prescribed burns near Bend, Sisters this weekend

If weather conditions remain favorable, the Deschutes National Forest has several prescribed burns planned for the weekend.

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C.O. firewood cutting season set to open

Personal use firewood collection will open Sunday across the Ochoco National Forest and within designated cutting areas on the Crooked River National Grassland and the Prineville BLM, and Monday on the Deschutes National Forest

Bend Chamber President Tim Casey leaving after 13 years

Bend Chamber President and CEO Tim Casey has departed the Bend Chamber after 13 years with the organization, it was announced Friday.

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Farewell Bend footbridge set for closure, replacement

The Bend Park & Recreation District said Friday it is about to close the Farewell Bend footbridge over the Deschutes River between Farewell Bend and Riverbend Parks in preparation for its replacement.

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'Butane honey oil' labs on the rise in C. Oregon

The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team is seeing an increase in butane honey oil labs popping up around the region.

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Sisters to pay problematic former city manager $100,000

SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — Sisters has agreed to pay a former city manager who was the subject of a number of complaints a severance package worth $100,000.

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Deschutes rural marijuana foes fire back over survey

One day after supporters of marijuana growing and processing in rural Deschutes County released a poll indicating majority support for "sensible" rules and not a fall "opt out" vote, opponents of allowing such operations issued a refutation Thursday and made their case.

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