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Aug 01,2006
One person died and three were injured in a fiery vehicle crash on Highway 97 south of NW Canal Boulevard in Redmond last Saturday night.  According to a news release from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, initial investigation indicates that a 1989 GMC Sierra swerved into oncoming traffic and crashed into a pickup when the driver was unable to stop behind a line of other vehicles that had been stopped to allow a car to ... [full story]
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Jul 29,2006
On the heels of a visit by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, the 1033 citizens of the 413 homes in the Tollgate subdivision have been advised to evacuate.  They join the other 496 residents from 204 homes already evacuated from the Crossroads subdivision and Edgington Road outside the Deschutes County town of Sisters. Citizens leaving are reminded to: · Connect hoses to all spigots. · Close all windows, curtains and shutters.· Shut off gas at the ... [full story]
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Aug 01,2006
A man was killed early Tuesday morning when his car drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit a semi tractor-trailer on Highway 97 south of La Pine, closing both highway lanes for hours. The victim, Bryce Douglas Jansen, 35, of La Pine, Oregon was driving a 1992 Chevrolet Beretta northbound when he drifted into oncoming traffic shortly before 2:30 am August 1st.  Robert Brown, a 32 year old Eugene, Oregon resident was at ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Oregon nanotechnology efforts receive Appropriations Committee funding approval   U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Gordon Smith have announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved millions of dollars in funding for defense-related projects in Oregon, including significant funding for a number of Oregon nanotechnology projects through the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI).  Three Central Oregon businesses are slated to receive a total of $9 million if the FY2007 Defense spending bill is approved by the ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
FEMA authorizes funds, Fire declared conflagrationThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) last night authorized the use of federal funds to help Oregon fight the Black Crater Fire, burning in the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, Oregon. Federal Emergency Management Agency Director R. David Paulison said the state’s request for federal fire management assistance was approved after it was confirmed that the fire was threatening more than 204 homes, and from ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Wal-Mart has been denied, again.  A city hearing officer’s decision to turn down the retail giant’s application was upheld on July 19 by the Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).   The world’s largest retailer had proposed a 200,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter for the north side of Bend. In the original ruling, the city hearing’s officer said that traffic issues raised by opponents had not been fully addressed.  According to LUBA’s 26-page opinion, an initial ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
The City of Bend has revealed a preliminary agreement on a proposed deal to develop Juniper Ridge, a 1,500 acre; mixed-use site located near US 97 and US 20.  As the city approaches the major milestone in the development for the north end of the city, councilors agreed on July 19 to release the 13-page draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Juniper Ridge Partners LLC.  In addition, the City Council decided to present the agreement ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
One person was killed, one critically injured, and two others received non-life threatening injuries Thursday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 26 about 18 miles northwest of Madras. Highway 26 was reopened at 8:15 pm.   Scene of Fatal Traffic Accident 18 miles NW of Madras. Photo courtesy of OSPOn July 27, 2006 at approximately 3:31 pm., a 1999 Honda passenger car with two occupants was eastbound on Highway 26 near milepost 101 rounding a ... [full story]
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Jul 27,2006
Classic car collectors and admirers alike can rev up their weekend at the 21st Annual Flashback Cruz. August 3-6, over 300 vintage vehicles, 1974 and older, will roll into Bend for the open class event. “This is our seventh open class,” said Joan Spongberg, chairperson for the Flashback Cruz.  “We used to just have Chevys, but then their friends got upset,” she laughed.         (Top) 2005 Winner. Remaining 3 photos courtesy of TraditionalMountaineering.orgCar enthusiasts come from all over ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Lou & Gayle Najera share a special passion.  Something that not all couples share.  It is a love for street rods. Lou, a retired police officer and Gayle, who works at the Bend Chamber of Commerce are bound by their love for one another, but they are also have a great desire for their fully-restored 1941 Studebaker and their nearly restored 1956 Chevy Nomad.          The two found their first big project car about 10 years ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
FEMA Offers Warning to Area Residents Over one-hundred firefighters battled upwards of 50 blazes across central Oregon that erupted after thunderstorms rolled through area Sunday, July 23rd.        More than a thousand acres burned over the past week.  The Black Crater and Maxwell fires spread in portions of on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests.  In addition, the Geneva-III fire burned on Crooked River National Grasslands and private land. Incident command teams began directing suppression efforts Wednesday ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is monitoring a spate of wildfires across the Pacific Northwest and encouraging residents in potentially impacted areas to stay informed on local conditions.“We’ve had several weeks of unseasonably hot and dry weather throughout the region.  Fires can start and spread quickly,” said FEMA Acting Regional Director Dennis Hunsinger. “It’s important that at-risk residents take action now to protect their families and plan for possible evacuation. ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Company’s funding of a $124,000 Supplemental Environmental Project reduces penalty for violations of hazardous waste and dry cleaning regulations      Reflections Enterprises, LLC of Bend, doing business as Al Phillips’ Mirror Pond Cleaners (Mirror Pond), has paid a $1,147 Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) penalty for violations of hazardous waste and dry cleaning regulations at its cleaning facility located at 615 N. Franklin Ave., Bend. Under the terms of a Mutual Agreement and Order, the company ... [full story]
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