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  • Bend family rocked by suicide speaks

    After suicide: Moving forward, as a family

    Matt McDonald concludes our week-long series of special reports marking National Suicide Prevention Week with a conversation with the mother and sister of Bend High student Zack Leyes, whose on-campus suicide shocked the community.

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After suicide: Moving forward, as a family

Bend family rocked by suicide speaks

Matt McDonald concludes our week-long series of special reports marking National Suicide Prevention Week with a conversation with the mother and sister of Bend High student Zack Leyes, whose on-campus suicide shocked the community.

Bringing suicide out of the shadows

I am the face of suicide

"I am the face of suicide," Katherine Benson said. And it's a brave face the Redmond woman shares on a still-tough-to-discuss topic. NewsChannel 21's Matt McDonald begins our special week of reports marking National Suicide Prevention Week.

‘In-cider’s view: The apple of your taste buds

Brew News Cider the apple of many eyes

Watch out beer, there's a new trend that could take a bite out of business. Oregon's cider boom has made its way to Bend.

'Central Oregon Beer Angels' going strong

Brew News C Oregon s Beer Angels

It’s not your average cocktail hour. Women from around Central Oregon are getting together several times a month to discuss beer.

Not just lightning: Sneaky fire starters pose risk

Sneaky fire starters cause concern

Fire officials say human-caused fires, which can often be accidental, tend to burn more acreage than the expected lightning-caused fires.

Special report: Wildfires are not all bad

Special Report Fires not all bad

Wildfires can cause concern about long-term damaging effects on the landscape we call home, but NewsChannel 21’s Samantha O’Connor spoke with some experts who say wildfire can be a good thing.

They take a dive to save forests and homes

Redmond Smokejumpers are Central Oregon s elite

Smokejumping -- it's the kind of firefighting adrenaline junkies fall for. But don't be fooled: This work is no walk in the park.

A look back: '96 Skeleton Fire destroyed 19 homes

A look back 1996 Skeleton Fire

The second story in NewsChannel 21's special series looking back at the wildfires that reshaped Central Oregon: We take a closer look at the 1996 Skeleton Fire.

Hot, dry -- but not necessarily more C.O. wildfires

Fire Outlook through October 2014

Central Oregon’s fire season is typically from July 1st through early October. Looking at the Southern Oscillation — most commonly referred to as El Niño and La Niña — through October, it favors an El Niño pattern, NewsChannel meteorologist Travis Knudsen says.

Two Bulls Fire: Looking at the lessons learned

Two Bulls Fire - lessons learned

A month after the Two Bulls Fire erupted, Central Oregon agencies held a meeting about what they can learn from the wildfire that forced evacuations of hundreds and threatened the same for thousands of residents on the west side of Bend.

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