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Humane Society C O shares tips to keep pets safe July 4th

Fourth fireworks rough on pets - here are tips to keep them safe

The noise and bright lights of fireworks delight humans, but can terrify our companion animals. The week surrounding the 4th of July is the Humane Society of Central Oregon’s busiest week of the year. BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond also is sharing safety tips for this stressful time.

Deschutes VFW receives a tank for their museum

Redmond VFW post receives decommissioned tank to display

Deschutes VFW Post 4108 received a special delivery Wednesday evening, just days before Independence Day. A truck hauling an Army tank pulled into the Redmond parking lot, and veterans on hand said they're thrilled to have a new piece of American history to display on the High Dessert.

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Safety threat: Illegal firework sparks Bend fire

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, plenty of legal fireworks stands are popping up. But even with sparklers and fountains readily available, firefighters are already seeing their illegal counterparts, and the threat to people and property they can cause.

Apple to build third data center

No vacancy: Prineville data center builders bring squeeze

Apple announced this week they'll be building a third data center in Prineville. The tech company will also be adding a 70,000-square-foot logistics building as well.

Ex-DOJ, Deschutes DA employee admts stealing benefits

A former employee of the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office and the Oregon Department of Justice appeared in Portland federal court this week and admitted to stealing more than $55,000 in benefits from three federal agencies, prosecutors said.

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CODE Team; Deschutes County Jail

SE Bend traffic stop leads to variety of drugs, 3 arrests

A Bend police officer pulled over a car for running a stop sign and failing to signal a lane change Tuesday afternoon – and that led to a search of the car, the seizure of a variety of drugs, as well as a hidden, loaded handgun, and the arrest of three Medford residents.

As woods dry out, rules tighten on C.O. state-protected lands

With recent heat drying out fuels and boosting the danger of fast-spreading wildfires, lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District will be placed under a Regulated Use Closure beginning Friday at 12:01a.m.

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Fireworks show closes Pilot Butte summit road

Because of the July 4th Fireworks Display on Pilot Butte, the road to the top will be closed to vehicles from Saturday, July 2 until early afternoon on Tuesday, July 5, to give the crews time to clean up the area.

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La Pine RFPD continues wildland interface structural assessments

La Pine student firefighters, in uniform and in a fire district vehicle, will be visiting homes and properties within the fire district this summer. The purpose is to pre-plan and collect critical data (from the outside only) for firefighters to use when protecting homes from a wildfire.

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Oregon Parks removes Metolius Loops Bikeway designation

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission voted to remove the Metolius Loops Scenic Bikeway designation at their public meeting Wednesday in Lebanon.

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