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C.O.'s 'June-uary' weekend warmth smashes records

Redmond Airport smashed its daily record for the second straight day Sunday, reaching 69 degrees as the "June-uary" weather continued to bring smiles for many, but furrowed brows for skiers, snowboarders, resorts and others concerned about the thin winter snowpack.

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One Prineville driver jailed, one injured in pickup crashes

Two pickup truck crashes kept Crook County sheriff’s deputies busy Saturday morning – the first hitting a motor home and power line, leading to a Prineville woman’s DUII arrest, and the second a rollover crash on an icy road that sent the injured driver to the hospital and left two of her three dogs missing for a time.

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Shooting suspect arrested after La Pine standoff

A report of a drive-by shooting in northern Klamath County early Sunday led to a standoff at a La Pine home  that ended in a suspect's arrest, troopers said.

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New Bend Hobby Lobby draws big crowds, few protesters

Hobby Lobby's official opening in Bend isn't until Monday, but the soft opening already is drawing big crowds. A busy parking lot Saturday at the Bend River Promenade mall showed that the controversy over employees' access to birth control did not keep shoppers away.

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Bend's NW Crossing hit by thefts from cars; gun taken

Thieves often taking advantage of unlocked garage and pet doors entered at least eight parked vehicles in Bend’s NorthWest Crossing neighborhood overnight and took items from several of them, including a gun, police said Saturday.

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Madras shelter launches $400,000 fund-raising effort

Three Rivers Humane Society, a small animal shelter in rural Jefferson County, announced an ambitious capital campaign Saturday aimed at funding construction of a permanent shelter facility. The shelter has set a $400,000 target for the campaign, dubbed “Raise the Woof!”

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Anheuser-Busch buying Seattle craft brewer

Anheuser-Busch says it is buying Seattle-based craft brewer Elysian Brewing Co. for an undisclosed sum, the latest in a string of craft brewery acquisitions for the beverage giant that includes Bend's 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Camera found hidden in Bend COCC restroom

An iPhone recently was found hidden in the soap dispenser of a women's restroom at Central Oregon Community College, Bend police confirmed Friday.

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Bend Neighborhood Assn. community forum set

The Neighborhood Association Round Table and Orchard District Neighborhood Association have organized a “Bend Area Neighborhoods Advance,” a community forum for Bend residents to learn about Neighborhood Associations and the benefit they provide to the community.

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Help update Deschutes Co. natural hazards plan

Deschutes County is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience at the University of Oregon to update the County’s Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan -- and you can help.

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