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Dec 14,2007
The search for a group of more than a dozen Mt. Bachelor Academy campers and hikers who failed to return from a wilderness training excursion when expected continued throughout Wednesday night and Thursday morning before the missing group called by cell phone to say they were fine – only slowed by heavy snow conditions. 15-20 Crook County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel, and posse members had been actively searching the Mill Creek Wilderness ... [full story]
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Dec 12,2007
Michael Rich, Former President And Chief Executive Officer Of Pac Equities, Inc., Convicted By A Jury Of Securities Fraud, Bank Fraud, Money Laundering, Tax Fraud And Other Charges Michael Marks Rich, former President and CEO of Pac Equities, Inc., was found guilty by a jury on Monday evening of 25 counts related to a securities fraud scheme.  Pac Equities was also found guilty of the securities fraud scheme.  The verdicts were returned after a ten-day ... [full story]
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Dec 11,2007
In a surprising turn of events, a Bend man who asked for help in finding his friend who was missing after falling off a snowmobile the two had been riding Monday night was ultimately arrested and charged with DUII and trespassing after allegedly breaking into a resort lodge and cabin. His friend was also arrested, deputies reported.    James C. Adams - DCJ photo Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched about 7:40 p.m., December 10, to a report made ... [full story]
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Dec 10,2007
A Clackamas man who lost control of his snowmobile and crashed into several small trees west of Bend was rescued Saturday in a joint effort by deputies, search and rescue team members, state troopers, fire department paramedics, and U.S. Forest Service personnel. About 3:50 p.m., Deschutes County 911 dispatch received a report of a snowmobile accident with injuries in an area about ½ mile west of FS Road 45 on snowmobile trail 40, Deschutes County Sheriff’s ... [full story]
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Dec 10,2007
A 26-year old Bend man was killed and his brother injured in a rollover crash on Knott Road early Sunday morning that deputies say was alcohol-related. According to a news release update prepared by Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputy Lt. Shane Nelson, a Bend Fire Department ambulance came across the crash about 12:30 a.m., December 9, as it was returning from an unrelated medical call.  “They arrived just as an unknown caller contacted 911 dispatch to ... [full story]
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Dec 10,2007
State, county and city police officers teamed together Friday afternoon to arrest a man who attempted to elude a state trooper along Highway 97 about five miles north of Bend. Robert Burdick, a 23-year old Bend man, failed to stop when a trooper tried to stop his 1974 Chevrolet pickup for an equipment violation on Highway 97 near Deschutes Junction about 1:40 p.m., December 7, Oregon State Police (OSP) reported.   Robert Burdick - DCJ photo Burdick drove ... [full story]
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Dec 07,2007
“Lay-offs are unavoidable. We are in a tough situation right now,” City Officials say. Citing "enormously" decreased revenues caused by the steep downturn in local building industry markets, The City of Bend announced this week its intention to lay off ten employees. The City informed its Public Works and Community Development Departments that between the two groups, ten employees would be laid off by the end of March, 2008. The lay-offs are necessary to balance the current ... [full story]
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Dec 06,2007
(BEND, Ore.) – The seventh annual Make-A-Wish Radiothon exceeded its goal and raised $40,465 and 392,454 frequent flier miles that will help grant six wishes to children living with life-threatening medical conditions in Central Oregon.    The Peak 104.1’s Roy Lamela, KQAK’s Jack Friday, The Peak 104.1’s Bryon Mengle and LITE 95.1’s Dan Dubay at the 7th Annual Make-A-Wish Radiothon in Bend, Oregon.  The two-day event raised $40,465 and 392,454 air miles to grant wishes to ... [full story]
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Dec 06,2007
Fire officials say a kitchen stove rangetop left on and unattended is the  most likely cause of a fire that damaged a home in northwest Bend, Oregon Wednesday night.   Location of fire: 314 NW Wall St. - Bend, OregonAccording to Bend Fire engineer Patricia Connolly, firefighters responded to an alarm at 314 NW Hill Street shortly before 9 p.m., December 5.  Firefighters found the single-story home filled with smoke and soot, and said the kitchen ... [full story]
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Dec 06,2007
A man responsible for providing information to authorities that led to the citation of a Bend, Oregon man for allegedly poaching an elk was awarded $500 from the Oregon Hunter’s Association TIP (Turn in Poachers) program.   OSP Sr. Trooper Hayes presents a $500 TIP reward to Eric Perry – OSP photo According to an Oregon State Police (OSP) news release, Eric Perry was looking for a buck in the Upper Deschutes Unit during the Eastern Oregon ... [full story]
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Dec 05,2007
An 85-year old Bend driver died Tuesday afternoon when, in an attempt to pass a backhoe on Highway 26 near Madras, his car sideswiped an oncoming pickup and then struck another car head-on.  The car’s driver, a Warm Springs-area woman, was also killed, police said, and her two passengers were seriously injured. According to an Oregon State Police (OSP) news release, the three-vehicle crash was reported about 4:45 p.m., December 4, and troopers responded to the ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
Lands’ End has selected Elizabeth Larson of Bend, Oregon as second place winner in the seven-to-nine age category of its Holiday Art Contest. Nine-year-old Elizabeth, daughter of Leslie Gill and Kevin Larson, earned second place with the creation of a uniquely artistic Christmas tree contrasted against a purple sky.  Her artwork will be featured on landsend.com/artcontest.   Elizabeth Larson's artwork won 2nd place honors in her age division in a national holiday art contest that drew over ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
Acting on tips from neighbors, a month-long investigation led to the arrest of a man and woman who were charged with multiple crimes following a drug raid at a southwest Bend apartment. Over $4,000 worth of cocaine, cash and other items associated with drug sales were found, drug agents reported yesterday.   Joel Gary Baxter (left) and Elizabeth Elaine MacDonald (right) - DCJ photos According to a news release prepared by Bend Police Lt. John Gautney, detectives ... [full story]
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