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Oregon science teachers to gather at COCC

The Oregon Science Teachers Association will hold its 55th Annual Fall Conference on Science Education October 16-18 at Central Oregon Community College in Bend.

Badger Lake Fire near Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood National Forest

Wildfire near Mt. Hood points to lingering danger

A wildfire that burned about 80 acres near Badger Lake east of Mt. Hood this week serves as a "stark reminder that conditions are still dry enough for a small fire to grow in a matter of hours," Central Oregon fire chiefs said Friday.

Crook County sheriff's office car

Prineville man killed in forklift accident identified

A 70-year-old Prineville man was killed Thursday when a forklift he was repairing fell on and pinned him at his home, Crook County sheriff’s deputies said.


Hartfield appointed to Redmond School Board vacancy

The Redmond School District Board of Directors has selected Shawn Hartfield of Redmond to the district’s five-member governing board.

Brookswood-Pinebrook closure detour map


As Murphy Road opens, Brookswood-Pinebrook closes

As the Murphy Road project opens in Bend on Monday, the intersection of Brookswood Boulevard and Pinebrook Boulevard will be closed at 10:30 a.m. for 10-14 days due to construction activities, ODOT advised Friday.


Heart of Oregon Corps begins effort to replace aging vehicles

On any given work day thirteen large, white passenger vans and trucks laden with heavy equipment and a big “Heart of Oregon Corps” logo, transport local young adults to work all over Central Oregon.

Pot sales boom in first week

Estimated $11 million in Week 1 Oregon marijuana sales

Recreational marijuana has been legally on sale in stores for a week now. Agencies have started looking into how much paper green came of that first week, and the number is astonishing to many: An estimated $11 million was self-reported by pot shops across the state.

Redmond rollover crash Bandon Danley

Evan Dickens; Redmond Police Dept. (inset)

DA: No charges against man who held Redmond suspect at gunpoint

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel announced Thursday he won't file criminal charges against a Springfield man who rescued two people from a Redmond DUII crash in mid-August, then chased and held at gunpoint the car's fleeing driver.

27th Street Knott Landfill crash 2 Kandra Kent

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Driver killed in 27th St. pickup-semi crash identified

A Bend man was was killed Thursday afternoon when his pickup truck crossed into the oncoming lane and collided head-on with a semi-truck on Southeast 27th Street near the entrance to Knott Landfill, Deschutes County sheriff's deputies said.

Rep. Greg Walden

Walden plans Central Oregon visit next week

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., will be in Central Oregon next Monday for meetings on technological innovation, improving health care through medical research, improving federal forest policy, and growing jobs in our communities.


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