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October 26, 2006

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Oct 26,2006
GENERAL:  Recent cool temperatures and precipitation has improved hunting conditions for big game.  Local federal land management agencies may be conducting fall burning which could impact hunters. Consult Prineville BLM (416-6700) or Ochoco National Forest (416-6500) for the latest on  prescribed fires and access. 1ST BULL SEASON:       Elk appear scattered across public and private lands, at all elevations.  Last years above average calf numbers should provide improved opportunities for yearling bulls, with a good ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Anglers are reporting good success on rainbow trout from 12-16 inches. This is a great time of year to target Antelope Flat. Reservoir is low so small boats or float tubes are recommended.BIG LAVA LAKE: Anglers are encouraged to get a last day or two in at this lake before it closes to angling for the season. The rainbow are numerous and in excellent condition. While no one can guarantee the bite ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
A California man was arrested in southeast Bend on multiple charges Wednesday night when police found almost one pound of marijuana as they were offering assistance to what was thought to be a disabled motorist.    About 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper Rich Brannine stopped near Knott and Pine Vista to see if a man standing next to a red 1995 Chevy Suburban with California plates needed assistance.  The trooper noted ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
Bend residents will pay more for natural gas beginning November 1, but the rate increase is less than previously expected, the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) announced Wednesday.  The rate hike is in the single digit range in comparison to the previous two years in which some customers experienced double digit increases.  Rates will increase 7.9% for residential customers, and from 9.0% to 9.4% for commercial and industrial accounts. The new rates for Cascade Natural Gas take ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
Robert Greenwald's new documentary film will be shown at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 28 "Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers," Robert Greenwald's new documentary film about the deadly corporate privatization of Iraq, will show in an exclusive one-night engagement at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 28, at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Tickets are $8 at the door; $5 for students and seniors. "Iraq For Sale" is co-sponsored by the Deschutes County Democrats, Central Oregon Jobs ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
The Deschutes County Road Department has announced the gate on the Paulina/East Lake Road (Road 21) will be closed effective the morning of Wednesday, November 1, 2006. The road closure begins at the Ten Mile Sno-Park.  Road closed signs will be posted and any vehicle within the closure may be cited. For more information please call 388-6581. [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
Existing-home sales eased last month, as did the number of homes available for sale -– indicating the housing market is stabilizing, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Total existing-home sales -– including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops -– dipped 1.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.18 million units in September from a level of 6.30 million in August, and were 14.2 percent below the 7.20 million-unit pace in September 2005, ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
Do you ever wonder how photographers capture such priceless moments? It’s not as hard as you may think, especially in today’s world of digital photography. According to Jay Forman, a professional photographer and author of “Capture Your Kids In Pictures,” taking great family photos doesn’t require expensive gear or technical prowess, just the application of simple principles and some common sense. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll find yourself eager to display every photo, because ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
Beginning next month, cystic fibrosis will be added to the panel of diseases that every Oregon baby is tested for under the state's newborn screening program. "Until now, 80 to 85 percent of children with cystic fibrosis have gone undiagnosed for months or years in Oregon," said Michael Skeels, Ph.D., director of the State Public Health Laboratory in the Oregon Department of Human Services. "Starting next month, that's changing -- and it offers a brighter ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
For the fifth year in a row, the Deschutes County Fair Rodeo has been awarded "Rodeo of the Year" by the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association (NPRA).  All NPRA rodeos in Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho were considered for the award.At the recent NPRA Finals held in Klamath Falls, Randy Amis, who co-directs the Deschutes County Fair Rodeo with Mike Tapfer, was named "NPRA Rodeo Director of the Year." Amis will serve for his second year ... [full story]
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