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Crook Co. SO joins statewide seat belt, child seat enforcement blitz

The Crook County Sheriff’s Office is joining other law enforcement agencies across the state in a statewide safety belt and child car seat traffic enforcement “blitz’ from May 16-29.

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Injured Portland hiker rescued at Smith Rock

A Portland woman slipped and was injured on a trail at Smith Rock Saturday, prompting a rescue effort that involved Deschutes County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and Redmond Fire paramedics.

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Jason Carr

More campaign signs stolen, vandalized in Crook County

Amid a crowded Crook County primary election ballot, there has been more campaign sign vandalism in recent days, a candidate and police confirmed Saturday.

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Motorcyclist seriously injured, cited in Powell Butte Hwy. crash

A Prineville man seriously injured when he crashed his motorcycle on the Powell Butte Highway east of Bend Saturday night was cited at the hospital on DUII and reckless driving charges, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Planned NE Bend skatepark design gets mixed reviews

A 36-acre multi-use park in the works for Bend's northeast side. Rockridge Park, on the corner of 18th Street and Egypt Drive, will feature a disc golf course and youth bike trail. But another feature is stirring up mixed feelings in one segment of the community.

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Sisters city manager Gorayeb resigns under fire

A tumultuous chapter ended in Sisters on Thursday, resulting in the resignation of city manager Andrew Gorayeb. City officials agreed to pay him over $100,000 in severance.

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Deschutes rural marijuana foes fire back over survey

One day after supporters of marijuana growing and processing in rural Deschutes County released a poll indicating majority support for "sensible" rules and not a fall "opt out" vote, opponents of allowing such operations issued a refutation Thursday and made their case.

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Man charged after 30 guns disappear in Gresham

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a convicted felon has been charged in federal court with unlawful possession of a firearm after 30 guns were stolen from a Gresham home.

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Bend Fire and Rescue needs your help to help others

The Bend Fire and Rescue Community Assistance program was created by the Bend Firefighters Association in 2002, and has helped many in the community in times of crisis. Now, it could use your help to keep on giving.

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Don Crouch

Motor home burns in fierce fire north of Bend

A fierce, fast fire destroyed a motor home near Highway 97 north of Bend Friday morning, sending up thick, black smoke visible over a wide area, but the occupant escaped unharmed.

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