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October 27, 2006

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Oct 27,2006
A Redmond hunter injured when he slipped on an icy trail near Todd Lake called for assistance with his portable radio and was rescued Thursday evening by Deschutes County search and rescue personnel, said authorities. Daryle Torresan, 50, was hunting in the area of Soda Creek Trail near Todd Lake about 8 p.m. October 26 when he slipped on the icy trail and injured himself.  Torresan used a portable multi-frequency radio he was carrying to ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
A Redmond woman died Wednesday from injuries she received in a near head-on crash Tuesday night, said authorities.  Melissa Renee Kruse, 32, suffered critical injuries when her car drifted over the centerline of Deschutes Market Road and was hit by a van, leaving her unconscious and trapped in her vehicle. Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies, Bend Police, and Bend Fire emergency medical technicians responded to the scene on Deschutes Market Road, just north of Dale Road, about ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
Below us, the Malheur River ran like a thin ribbon through the vastness of steep, rocky hills and countless canyons. The area looked treeless, barren and uninhabitable -– perfect chukar habitat. On a late afternoon hunt, we hiked down one side of a ridgetop toward the river. We found the first covey of chukar under a high point on the ridge. On the climb back up we ran into a covey of about 50 quail. ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
New State and National Data Released Despite a 39% decline in the state teen birth rate between 1991 and 2004, teen childbearing in Oregon cost taxpayers (federal, state, and local) at least $91 million in 2004, according to a new analysis released by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.  Of these costs, 32% were federal costs and 68% were state and local costs. The national public sector costs of teen childbearing total $9.1 billion. ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
For the second time in less than one week, Deschutes County correctional deputies successfully halted a suicide attempt by a jail inmate -– this time for a newly admitted man who was arrested late Wednesday night. The man, whose name is being withheld, tied his t-shirt around his neck and secured it to a handicap bar about 1:46 a.m. on Thursday, October 26.  According to a news release issued by Lt. Michael Whitney and Captain ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
Firefighters to ignite hundreds of debris piles through Thanksgiving – Caution recommended to drivers and residents for drifting, settling smoke Deschutes National Forest fire specialists have begun their fall program for burning hundreds of debris piles on the Crescent Ranger District.Oregon Department of Corrections inmate crews previously made many of the piles to reduce woody debris that can feed wildland fires.  Heavy equipment formed other piles, following timber harvests.Firefighters trained in the use of prescribed ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
Finding room for all the guests you want to entertain during the holidays and year-round dinner parties can be a problem, but you won't have to set up rickety card tables or serve people standing up to accommodate a large group with the Parisian banquet table from Century Furniture's Bordeaux Collection. Since a typical place setting with a full complement of china and silverware occupies 22 inches, the 17-foot-long table seats 16 people comfortably, and as ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
The Public Works Department has completed its draft revision of the City’s Integrated Stormwater Management Plan and it is now ready for public comment. The City is inviting citizens to an Open House on Thursday, November 16 to learn more about the plan and to provide comments. The purpose of the Integrated Stormwater Management Plan is to meet federal clean water requirements for both the Deschutes River and groundwater through Bend and to protect the ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
Fire specialists plan to complete a controlled burn this afternoon in an area seven miles southeast of Bend where they burned 45 acres on Thursday. Friday’s 40-acre burn will be south of China Hat Road and a half mile north of Kelsey Butte.  It is part of a 2001 environmental assessment area that involves several burns intended to reduce forest floor woody debris in strategic patches so fires are less likely to spread and safer to ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
OSP Report: Drivers clocked at speeds in excess of 130 mph In spite of tougher laws against high-speed traffic violations enacted at the first of this year, a preliminary six-month review of Oregon State Police (OSP) enforcement statistics indicates Oregon is on track this year to easily stop and cite more drivers at speeds 100 miles per hour (mph) and faster. Two high speed traffic stops last week are reflective of what OSP troopers continue to see -- ... [full story]
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