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First 'high' weekend on High Desert tallied

It was a festive Fourth of July weekend on the High Desert. It also was the first weekend where recreational marijuana was legalized in the state.

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City of Bend lays out three plans for growth

The steering committee for the city of Bend Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) remand project recently approved three alternative UGB expansion alternatives, or “scenarios,” for further evaluation, officials said.

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Dayville-area wildfires cost $7.5 million to fight so far

While thunderstorms raked the region with new lightning strikes and crews followed up on numerous smoke reports late Monday, the cost of fighting the two large fires in the Dayville area has climbed to $7.5 million, according to the latest federal reports.

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Redmond PD reports DUII enforcement results, plans

The Redmond Police Department conducted enhanced DUII patrols throughout the month of June.  A total of eight grant-funded overtime hours were worked by two officers during this time.

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Calif. man recovering from NW Bend motorcycle-car crash

A 24-year-old San Diego man was in serious condition Tuesday at a Bend hospital, more than a week after police say he was thrown from his motorcycle when he ran a stop sign and collided with a car at a northwest Bend intersection Monday afternoon.

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Escaped La Pine rodeo bull flees again, killed by train

A bull that escaped from the La Pine Rodeo after a ride Fright night was found later that night on a rodeo board member's property. But a crew who went to euthanize him for repeated escapes found he'd fled again and was struck and killed by a train by Highway 97.

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Fire damages home northwest of Redmond

A report of smoke Monday night led firefighters to a home northwest of Redmond where a fire in an exterior wall and concealed space caused an estimated $72,000 damage, officials said.

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Powell Butte Hwy. SUV fire sparks small brushfire

An SUV caught fire Sunday morning on the Powell Butte Highway east of Pronghorn Resort, and while everyone got out unhurt, the blaze that consumed the vehicle also sparked a small brushfire, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Oregon pharmacists will be able to prescribe birth control

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon women will no longer have to visit a health clinic for a birth control prescription starting next year.

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New C. Oregon public lands fire restrictions begin Friday

Given the continued trend of hot and dry conditions, and fire suppression resources already responding to numerous wildfires around Central Oregon, public lands managers are implementing campfire restrictions and further restricting industrial activity, effective later this week.

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