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Redmond seeks volunteers to help build playground

The city of Redmond is pleased to announce that the Sam Johnson Park Playground Improvement Project, the largest accessible and inclusive playground in the Northwest, is well underway.

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Teen burglary suspect caught on Bend Bi-Mart roof

An alarm early Sunday brought police to a northeast Bend department store, where they found and arrested a Eugene 18-year-old who allegedly had tried to break in from various points on the roof.

Drought s fish impact varies widely

Drought has varied impact on High Desert streams

With widespread drought affecting Oregon's rivers, streams and fish, NewsChannel 21 decided to take a field trip to three Central Oregon streams to test water temperature with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Motorcycle crash Joe Powell

Joe Powell

Three motorcyclists injured in crash north of La Pine

Three motorcyclists were injured, one seriously, when they crashed and were thrown from their bikes on a curving section of Huntington Road north of La Pine Sunday morning, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Update: 4 critically injured in head-on crash S. of Sunriver

Five Bend-area residents were injured, four critically, Saturday afternoon in a head-on three-vehicle collision on South Century Drive south of Sunriver, authorities said.

Campfire ban imposed on Willamette National Forest

A campfire ban went into effect Saturday across the Willamette National Forest, as officials cited extremely dry conditions in conjunction with current and expected weather forecasts that elevated the potential risk of wildfire throughout the area.

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String of 3 small Bend brushfires deemed 'suspicious'

Three small but suspicious brushfires broke out on vacant land along roads in various areas of Bend within three hours of each other Saturday night, fire investigators said Sunday as they asked the public for help with any information.

Redmond police four stolen ATVs

Redmond Police Dept.

Crime Stoppers: Four ATVs stolen from Redmond dealer

Redmond police are seeking the public’s help in finding four ATVs stolen from a South Highway 97 business this week, while the dealer is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to their return.

Pot grows may go to voters

Deschutes County may put hold on cannabis growers

Deschutes County commissioners are considering implementing a moratorium on large-scale growing operations in rural areas.

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CRR man injured in Terrebonne motorcycle-ATV crash

A Crooked River Ranch man was flown to a Bend hospital Friday evening after he tried to pass an ATV on his motorcycle in Terrebonne and struck the ATV as its operator tried to turn left, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said Saturday.

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