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Aug 11,2006
The Lake George Fire continues to burn approximately 13 miles west of Sisters in the Mt. Washington Wilderness on the Deschutes National Forest, and grew in size from 20 to 300 acres in a four hour period Thursday. As of 10 a.m. Friday August 11, the area involved is estimated at 600 acres. According to a news release from the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center, the fire is burning in bug-killed lodgepole pine and fir.  ... [full story]
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Aug 11,2006
Celtic or not, everyone who is looking for a good time is invited to attend the 18th Annual High Desert Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The event, put on by the High Desert Celtic Society, takes place Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. until the “wee hours” at Cline Falls Ranch on the corner of Hwy. 126 and 67th Street in Redmond. “It’s the best kept secret in Central Oregon,” said Sue Fuller, director of High ... [full story]
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Aug 11,2006
Deschutes County is currently looking for a citizen to serve on the Deschutes County Budget Committee.  Applications are being taken now and until October 6, and interviews are expected to be held in November.Budget Committee Members are responsible for reviewing a proposed budget and recommending a final version to the Board of County Commissioners for adoption. Citizens with finance or business management experience are encouraged to apply. Committee members are asked to serve a three-year term ... [full story]
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Aug 11,2006
Beams were set on the Newport Avenue Bridge on Friday, August 4th, and Monday, August 7th.  The beams arrived at the work site one at a time and were lifted off the transport trucks and set in place by a crane. Holm II, the City’s contractor used a crane capable of lifting 250 tons.    The pre-stressed arched concrete girder beams were manufactured at the Morse Bros. construction site in Harrisburg, Oregon.  Morse Bros. loaded the beams ... [full story]
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Aug 11,2006
Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center officials learned late yesterday that a large amount of jewelry went missing the last evening of the Deschutes County Fair. In the hope of helping the jewelry vendor find the merchandise, officials seek the help of Deschutes County citizens. The valuable jewelry went missing after 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5th from an outdoor jewelry vendor booth. In previous evenings, the vendor had taken the jewelry home. The vendor ... [full story]
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Aug 10,2006
The Deschutes Public Library is alerting parents about the potential hazard of a bendable toy that has been given to children as a reading incentive during the summer reading program, “Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales.”  The dog and the cat bendables were purchased from Highsmith, the company that supplies materials to the 34 libraries nation-wide that belong to the collaborative summer reading program. The alert began in Indiana, where State health officials issued a consumer health ... [full story]
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Aug 05,2006
A woman was taken into custody by Deschutes County Sheriff’s officers Friday evening in connection with an arson incident that occurred near a vacant Deschutes Riverwoods mobile home.  Investigation determined 5 separate fires had intentionally been set with matches in brush surrounding the home. At about 6:30 pm on August 4th, Officers responding to 60288 Arapaho Lane determined that a former tenant of the property had been witnessed lighting the fires.  According to Lt. Erik ... [full story]
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Aug 05,2006
The Bend City Police Department was kept busy responding to 3 crashes in less than one hour on Friday, August 4. A total of five people were transported to the hospital, traffic was backed up, and all were caused by driver error. According to Lt. Ken Mannix, shortly before 4:30 pm Bend Police responded to a crash involving a pickup and a motorcycle at the intersection of Regal Road and Hunnel Road. The driver of ... [full story]
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Aug 03,2006
Hundreds of fire crews and good weather worked in tandem to help bring both the Black Crater and Maxwell fires under control.  However, weekend weather may present concerns.      The Black Crater Fire, that started July 23 after a lightning strike in the 3 Sisters Wilderness, is now at 9,000 acres and 40 percent contained as of Wednesday, August 2. Structure firefighters and their equipment no longer dominate the streets of the once-evacuated subdivisions of Tollgate, ... [full story]
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Aug 05,2006
Following investigative leads, agents from the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team found a pound of methamphetamine worth over $40,000 in a hidden compartment of a van in the parking lot of the Redmond Wal-Mart during the noon-hour on Friday, August 4th.  The driver of the van, 33 year-old Salem resident Jose Perez-Chavez was arrested on multiple charges and taken to the Deschutes County Jail.  Two passengers in the vehicle, an 18 year old woman and ... [full story]
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Aug 05,2006
Two dumpsters near local businesses were intentionally set afire late Friday night, and two others at a single location were ignited early Saturday morning, causing an estimated $70,000 in damage to the Rent-A-Center store in Bend and prompting a reminder to business owners to keep dumpsters and trash receptacles at least ten feet away from buildings.   Rent-a-Center, 449 SE Third Street According to Deputy Fire Marshal Susie Lovisco, the fires have been ruled as arson, and ... [full story]
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Aug 03,2006
The Bend City Council branched out at its last meeting on July 31, debating whether or not there is a need to create additional tree protection regulations. The ordinance, proposed by City Councilor John Hummel, would be the first of its kind to affect both undeveloped and an individual homeowner’s land.    “I think it was the intention of the council to address the concern from people that too many trees were being removed for development, ... [full story]
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Aug 03,2006
When Chad and Stephanie Zirkle opened their business, Dealin’ In Signs, they had no idea it would boom so quickly.  They also didn’t realize how hard it would be to find employees when they were ready to grow.  However, like many businesses around the city they are feeling the growing pains of finding qualified applicants even though they are offering a competitive salary and willing to train. “We’ve talked to a couple employment offices, temporary ... [full story]
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