A 72-year-old Post man arrested in the fatal shooting of his 51-year-old son nearly two weeks ago has pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter after a grand jury handed down an indictment on those charges and not murder.
Deschutes County released its $308.9 million proposed 2016 fiscal year budget on Friday -- up less than $450,000 from the current year, but including about 22 new positions amid a recovering economy and a higher countywide law enforcement property tax rate, though still below the maximum authorized.
City Walls at City Hall, an arts initiative of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission, is pleased to announce a special exhibition featuring the works of Sandy Brooke, Henry Sayre and their students.
Bend City Manager Eric King declared a Stage 1 water curtailment alert Friday for the city, in the wake of a state drought declaration for Deschutes County. But he said citizens are under no new restrictions at present, only urged to conserve water ahead of what could be a long, dry summer.
The Lookout Mountain Ranger District of the Ochoco National Forest said Friday it finalized plans this week to move forward with a post-fire salvage and restoration project within the area burned by last year's Bailey Butte Fire, which blackened more than 10,000 acres.
One rainy afternoon in the bouldering area of the Bend Rock Gym, Bend Endurance Academy Climbing Director Mike Rougeux asked Call of the Wild Adventures owner, Emilie Cortes, if she was familiar with the trend of young female athletes dropping out of competitive pursuits in their teen years.