Friday was another busy day of new blazes breaking out across Central Oregon, including one on the Sisters Ranger district that prompted evacuation of a campground near Lake Billy Chinook and an alert to campers at a second to be ready to leave should the fire draw closer.
A Bend-area Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division trooper received an ward from the agency on Friday for his heroic, lifesaving action responding to a fiery injury traffic crash east of Bend. Also on hand: The mother and daughter he rescued.
A 21-year old Bend woman was killed Friday when she lost control of her pickup truck east of town and it overturned, coming to rest on its top in a narrow irrigation canal, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.
A year ago, John Hammack of Culver died after part of a burning tree fell on him in the Mt. Washington Wilderness while he helped fight a wildfire. On Friday, his sister tearfully reflected on the impact of the loss on their family
Jefferson County Treasurer Deena Goss has been indicted on 36 counts of fraud following a state Department of Justice investigation into apparent check-altering and discrepancies in the county’s books, the agency confirmed Friday.
The City of Bend and contractor Jack Robinson and Sons, Inc. will close the Third Street underpass for approximately 12 hours one night, Wednesday, July 30, orThursday, July 31, subject to weather conditions and subcontractor availability.
A wanted man called possibly armed and dangerous had a knife on him when he was arrested Thursday in a high-risk traffic stop in the Redmond area, while his girlfriend also was arrested. Five have been jailed in connection with a recent string of Prineville-area home burglaries.
What looks like trash to many is plastic waiting to become art for Sara Wiener of Bend. She has been making bags and dresses out of trash for five years. Now she has the opportunity to help women in Guatemala.