Kaylee Sawyer's body found in canyon west of Redmond

Authorities confirmed Thursday that the body of missing Bend woman Kaylee Sawyer was found earlier this week in a canyon off Highway 126 about 10 miles west of Redmond and said an autopsy had determined she died of "blunt force trauma."

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Kaylee Sawyer

Kaylee Sawyer's body found in canyon west of Redmond

Authorities confirmed Thursday that the body of missing Bend woman Kaylee Sawyer was found earlier this week in a canyon off Highway 126 about 10 miles west of Redmond and said an autopsy had determined she died of "blunt force trauma."

Medicine generic AP

Central Oregon may have more insurance options than expected

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Central Oregon residents might have more health insurance options than expected next year.

Algae prompts Odell Lake health advisory

State issues blue-green algae health alert for Odell Lake

A health advisory due to high levels of blue-green algae was issued Thursday by state health officials for Odell Lake, located 75 miles southeast of Eugene off Highway 58 in Lane County.

BROEG, MARK FRANKLIN, ANDERSON, MICHELLE MARIE

Lane County Jail; Deschutes County Jail

Two charged in Deschutes County real estate, mortgage fraud scheme

A Deschutes County grand jury has indicted two people on several charges in connection with significant mortgage and rental fraud schemes, District Attorney John Hummel said Wednesday.

Deschutes County SO SAR

DCSO searchers help lost Bend hiker off South Sister

Deschutes County sheriff's deputies and Search and Rescue volunteers came to the aid Wednesday night of a hiker who became lost after summiting South Sister and sought assistance getting back to the trail, deputies said.

Powell Butte Highway roundabout

Deschutes County

Powell Butte Highway roundabout opens Friday afternoon

The new roundabout at Powell Butte Highway, Alfalfa Market Road and Neff Road east of Bend will open Friday at 4 p.m., Deschutes County officials said Thursday.

Sisters Ranger District headquarters

Deschutes National Forest

Forest Service to sell Sisters Ranger District land for new HQ

The Forest Service plans a pre-bid meeting next week for real estate brokers who are interested in bidding on the opportunity to market and sell about 66 acres of the current Sisters Ranger District administrative site.

Drug bust SPAETHE, CYLYX, HASKETT, ADRIENNE

CODE Team; Deschutes County Jail

OSP, drug agents stop, arrest 2 Bend teens near Sisters

Two Bend 18-year-olds – one under investigation for alleged major drug trafficking – were stopped on Highway 20 west of Sisters and arrested last week. A search of their SUV turned up a wide variety of drugs, with more found later at their northeast Bend apartment, authorities said Wednesday.

Kaylee Sawyer s friends remember her

Kaylee Sawyer remembered as 'magical'

A whole community is feeling the loss of 23-year-old Kaylee Sawyer. Many who knew her said she was beautiful, both inside and out.

Bend irrigation hours

City of Bend

The heat is (back) on; Bend urges watering wisely

Weather forecasts call for temperatures to reach or exceed 90 degrees this week in Central Oregon. In response, the city of Bend is encouraging all residents to use water wisely as temperatures increase in coming days and weeks and water use increases.

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