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As new ski lift rises, so do Mt. Bachelor pass prices

Mt. Bachelor announced Wednesday season pass pricing for the upcoming 2016-2017 ski and snowboard season, up in general $20 to $70 from last year as the new Cloudchaser lift takes shape, among other changes.

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Investigators unable to confirm cause of house fire E. of Bend

Bend Fire Department Investigators said Wednesday they have been unable to confirm the cause of a fire that destroyed a home east of town on Billadeau Road last Friday, only that it started in the living room..

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Portland man dies hiking up South Sister Trail

A 63-year-old hiker from Portland died Tuesday while hiking up the South Sister,  prompting other hikers' unsuccessful efforts to revive him and a recovery effort that took several hours, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Three charged in prostitution raid at NE Bend motel

Acting on an anonymous tip, police raided a northeast Bend motel Monday, arrested a New York woman on prostitution charges and cited two Bend men for commercial sexual solicitation, the second such human trafficking charges in the city in less than two weeks.

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Redmond seeks bike-pedestrian count volunteers

In the continued effort to build a safe network to encourage biking and walking in Redmond, the City of Redmond Bicycle and the Redmond Pedestrian Advisory Committee is looking for volunteers to help conduct the annual bicycle and pedestrian counts.

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Deschutes DA sheds new light in Redmond PD car death

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel shed some new light Wednesday on the events leading up to a Redmond man being struck and fatally injured by a police patrol car, although other details are being withheld as the investigation continues.

Bend viewpoint signs spark dismay

City signs placed at scenic Bend viewpoint irk hikers

Central Oregon is known for its beautiful scenic views, but some hikers expressed dismay Tuesday at the city of Bend's choice for where to install 'tobacco-free campus' signs in the middle of a view atop Overturf Butte.

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Equipment failure causes major Bend power outage

About 16,500 Pacific Power customers across the north half of Bend lost power, some for more than an hour Tuesday morning due to an equipment failure on a main transmission line, the utility said.

Bend PD launches helmet program

Bend Police giving away bike helmets to kids

Central Oregon kids are either back in school, or getting ready to go. Some might be riding a bike or scooter to get to class. Bend Police want to remind you your children need to wear helmets -- not only because it's state law, but because they're a lifesaver.

Bend police plan school speed-zones crackdown

Bend PD reminder: As school resumes, so do speed zones

The weather is great, but it is time to start thinking about going back to school -- and school zone safety and speed limits, the Bend Police Department reminded Tuesday.

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