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Deschutes County for more smoke

More prescribed-burn smoke on the horizon?

Deschutes County is asking the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to be allowed to create more smoke during prescribed burns.

Workhouse hosts classes, workshops

Bend 'Workhouse' offers workshops, classes

The Workhouse in Bend is hosting over a dozen different art workshops and nutritional classes this fall.

Firearms instructor weights in

Bend firearms instructor speaks in wake of Ariz. tragedy

A firearms instructor who trained officers at Oregon's police academy for a decade spoke to NewsChannel 21 Sunday about the recent tragic fatal accident in Arizona as he distributed flyers outside the Oregon Trail Gun Show.


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NE Bend assault leads to stabbing, 3 arrests

Police said Saturday they had sorted out a Friday night altercation in which two people were stabbed and another punched in the face and head. Three Bend men were arrested on assault and menacing charges – but police say another man stabbed two suspects, defending his family from an unprovoked assault.

Highland Games hit Prineville festival

Highland Games come to Prineville

Saturday brought the second annual Pioneer Summer Fest in Prineville, and this year they added something different -- the Highland Games.

Mirror Pond Plaza lease up

Bend won't renew Mirror Pond Plaza lease

The 500-square plaza in the heart of downtown Bend is known for bikes and beers, but changes might be coming soon. Crow's Feet Commons just lost the city lease on the plaza. Wanda Moore talked to both sides on Friday.

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Developer seeks changes for C.O. wind farm

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Developers seeking to build the Summit Ridge Wind Farm near The Dalles are asking to shrink and delay their project.


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SE Bend dispute sparks standoff, two arrests

The aftermath of a domestic dispute at a southeast Bend home led to concerns of a possible kidnapping, standoff and call-out of the region’s SWAT team early Saturday. But officers said crisis negotiators convinced two Bend residents to come out, and both were arrested.

Something in the water

300 in Powell Butte under boil-water notice

Avion Water has issued a boil-water notice for its Red Cloud Ranch customers in Powell Butte for nearly a week, and it could be another week until the all-clear is given.

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New wildfire burns 1,200 acres near Monument

A new wildfire spotted Friday afternoon has burned 1,200 to 1,500 acres nine miles south of the Grant County community of Monument, the Oregon Department of Forestry reported.


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