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Central Oregon sees increase in Hispanic population

BEND, Ore. (AP) — New population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the Hispanic population in Central Oregon has been steadily growing.

HILL, TINA MARIE

Crook County Jail

Crook County SO: Woman shot at boyfriend, hit dog

A rural Crook County woman was arrested Saturday on attempted murder and animal abuse charges, accused of pulling a gun and firing several shots at her live-in boyfriend during an argument, one of which struck and injured one of the couple’s dogs, sheriff’s deputies said.

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Bend woman named Oregon DAR leader

Alice Miles of Bend recently was named as state regent for the Oregon State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Cascade Natural Gas

Cascade Natural Gas Bend pipeline work advances

Ground conditions have improved, and Cascade Natural Gas crews are picking up speed in their pipeline replacement project on Bend’s west side, the utility said Sunday

Snipers run with rucksacks

Marine Scout Snipers run Sunriver half-marathon with rucksacks

As if running a half-marathon isn't hard enough, an elite group upped the ante at this weekend's Pacific Crest Sports Festival race in Sunriver.

Crane Prairie Reservoir fire

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office; Gretchen Marie

Crews fight, contain 1-acre-plus Crane Prairie wildfire

A familiar scene to most Central Oregonians – a gray smoke plume on a blue-sky summer day – emerged on the western shore of Crane Prairie Resort Sunday as a wildfire grew to over an acre, prompting ferrying of firefighters by boat and a water-dropping helicopter’s efforts to snuff the flames.

David Badtoy

Small brushfire stopped quickly south of Bend

The cause of a quarter-acre wildfire south of Bend late Friday afternoon has not been determined by investigators, but the blaze prompted officials to note it’s another reminder that high-risk fire season is at hand.

Richard Phillip Clark capture Portland

Dept. of Corrections; Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Deer Ridge inmate work crew walkaway caught at Portland motel

A Deer Ridge Correctional Institution inmate who walked away from an inmate work crew near Sisters on Thursday was apprehended at a southeast Portland motel Friday afternoon, thanks to an anonymous tip, officials said.

Rode Porsche and Bend parking garage restrooms

Downtown Bend Business Assn.

Long-closed downtown Bend public bathrooms open again

The Downtown Bend Business Association announced Friday the reopening of the public rest rooms located in the lobby of the parking garage. These rest rooms closed about a year ago due to the level of service, maintenance and oversight required.

La Pine Holiday Drive house fire

La Pine Rural Fire District

Four residents escape burning home in La Pine

Four residents of a La Pine home noticed smoke and escaped unharmed Friday morning when a fire started in their electric furnace and began to spread, causing extensive damage, officials said.

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