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Fox Fire Ochoco Complex

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Ochoco Complex update: Still nearly 500 on lines

The 2-week-old, over 10,000-acre Ochoco Complex of fires on the Ochoco National Forest was nearly 90 percent contained by Monday, with almost 500 firefighters still on the lines.

Bridge 99 incident meteorologist gathering data

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Bridge 99 update: Hatchery, campgrounds reopen

Several campgrounds and the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery have reopened to the public as crews continue to make solid progress on the 2-week-old, nearly 5,700-acre Bridge 99 Complex of fires 18 miles northwest of Sisters, officials said Monday.

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Bend natural gas line replacement work continues

Cascade Natural Gas Company is full into Phase III of the Bend Gas Line Replacement Project.  For the next few weeks, pipeline replacement crews will be working on SE Second Street, between Scott and Wilson.

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Bend UGB plan meetings scheduled

As Bend works to revise its urban growth boundary plan, technical advisory committees are getting to work, and a public drop-in meeting planned Aug. 5.

Forest service chief visits High Desert

Forest Service chief visits High Desert

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell came to the High Desert on Saturday to meet with firefighting crews and others  due to the lightning-caused fires that broke out over the past several days.

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Plea deal due in ex-Madras HS coach abuse case

As one former Madras High School coach accused of abuse pleaded not guilty Friday, word came that another, similar case is about to end in a plea agreement and sentencing next month.

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Cyclist hits pickup, injured in SW Bend

A 20-year-old Bend cyclist was hospitalized in fair condition Friday after colliding with the rear of a pickup truck parked along Brookswood Boulevard in southwest Bend, authorities said

Dog that killed pigs spared

Dog back with owners after fatal pig attack

Three pigs died this week after a dog snuck into their pen and attacked in Deschutes River Woods - and later a 2-1 vote by a Deschutes County citizen panel had the dog returned to its owners.

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Madras man struck, killed walking on Hwy. 26

A 52-year-old Madras man walking in the travel lane of Highway 26 north of Madras was struck and killed Thursday night, Oregon State Police reported.

Ky. crew working on Lava Fire

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C.O. wildfires: Mopping up - waiting for more

Nearly two weeks after lightning sparked dozens of major wildfires across Central Oregon and the state, several of the largest on the High Desert are contained or nearly so and are being transitioned back to local management for mop-up and rehabilitation, officials said Saturday.

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