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Safe routes Pt 2 Bike hit

Safe school routes? Bend student struck on bike

It was a year ago that Bend High senior Rona Campbell said she was hit at the Eighth Street and Franklin Avenue roundabout when a car failed to yield to her as she rode to school.

Enterovirus on the High Desert

Possible enterovirus cases still await confirmation

St. Charles Bend said Friday it has treated two young children with symptoms of the unusual enterovirus D68, a severe respiratory illness. It's not clear yet if they did indeed suffer from the virus.

FDA backs down on spent grain

C.O. brewers, farmers applaud FDA reversal

The federal Food and Drug Administration has revised its proposed set of rules that would have directly affected the relationship between Central Oregon farmers and  brewers -- which means, for now, it’s business as usual.

ATV rider spends night in wilderness

Air, ground search finds lost ATV rider SE of Bend

The last, warm official weekend of summer ended busily for Deschutes County SO Search and Rescue, with two missions - a family that might need help on South Sister, then finding an overdue ATV rider SE of Bend, an all-night search that ended Monday morning.

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South Sister climbers call in help for family

Some citizens worried about a family with three young children who climbed South Sister Sunday afternoon contacted authorities, saying they didn’t appear prepared for the suddenly stormy conditions. A search-and-rescue operation followed, to find them, but they apparently were doing fine.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Redmond/Terrebonne

Redmond-area Boys-Girls Clubs raise funds to open

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Redmond/Terrebonne announced Monday they have raised the funds necessary to open for children and their families on Monday, October 6.

Colorado Dam project park-trail closures

Bend Park & Recreation District

Work gets under way on Colorado Dam Safe Passage

Now that the project contract has won board approval, the Bend Park & Recreation District began site preparation work Monday and announced upcoming closure and detour plans for the Colorado Avenue Dam Safe Passage construction, set to begin in October.

Bend joins in climate change marches

Climate change action urged in Bend, worldwide

Dozens of protesters staged a climate change march through Bend on Sunday, joining thousands of others around the world demanding action to reduce carbon emissions and head off what they believe will be environmental calamity..

C.O. job growth paces state, but jobless rates stuck

Job growth in Central Oregon is outpacing the state, a regional economist said Monday -- but despite that, jobless rates in the area have barely budged and remain much higher than the state and nation.

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Pet Evacuation Team receives donation

The Pet Evacuation Team (P.E.T.) has received a gift of $1000 from the B.E. Knudson Charitable Trust for recognition of donated rescue and evacuation services for the animals of Central Oregon.

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