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‘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.

Law change alone won't keep kids safe from predators

Keeping your kids safe

Oregon State Police say a new law will mean more predatory sex offenders' information will be available to the public. But police also warn that parents should not rely on maps or databases to keep their families safe.

Neighbor danger? Sex offenders down the street

Keeping tabs on sex offenders

NewsChannel 21 visited neighborhoods where predatory sex offenders live to find out if neighbors are informed.

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