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Dec 01,2006
On Tuesday, December 12th, a public meeting will be held by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to present its Flood Insurance Study Revisions for incorporated Deschutes County. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Deschutes County Services Center building in the Barnes Room, located at 1300 NW Wall Street.Representatives from the Oregon State Department of Land Conservation and Development, FEMA, and other local communities will be on hand to discuss the ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
The community can help the homeless animals this holiday season by participating in the Humane Society of Central Oregon’s holiday wish trees by donating food and supplies.  For the pet lover on your list give an adoption gift certificate or identification tag.  For those that prefer to choose their own present, a gift certificate from the Humane Society Thrift Store is the perfect answer.  For those who like to make it easy for others to ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
A ceremony marking the signing of a proclamation with Oregon traffic safety leaders and MADD “tying one on” police patrol cars will kickoff the holiday season’s DUII enforcement campaign. Patrol cars from the Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff’s Association and Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, as well as numerous other cars, will get the symbolic ribbon at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training headquarters in Salem. Friday’s event ... [full story]
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Nov 20,2006
For those of you with piles of leaves or yard debris left to burn, you have until dark on Wednesday, November 22, when burning within the city limits of Bend will officially close. Gary Marshall, City of Bend Fire Marshal said outdoor debris burning restrictions were allowed 20 days in November to accommodate the burning of small piles of yard debris by Bend residents.    Due to hazardous weather conditions, debris burning was earlier cancelled for ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
The Bend-La Pine School District is looking for interested volunteers to fill two openings on the District Budget Committee.  The three-year terms would expire on June 30, 2009.  The Budget Committee works with the School Board to review and approve the budget for each school year.  Budget Committee members are asked to attend five to six evening meetings, mostly in the spring, to review the proposed budget. To apply for the volunteer positions, send a ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
This Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 18, NW Franklin Avenue between Broadway and Wall Streets will be receiving some much needed road paving. According to Kevin Ramsey, Bend Assistant Streets Supervisor, Broadway will be closed at Franklin Avenue, and the parking lot at Mirror Pond will be closed for equipment staging. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times, he added. [full story]
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Nov 10,2006
The Deschutes County Road Department has announced the gates on the Cascade Lakes Highway (Road 46) were closed Thursday, November 9th.  The road closures are in effect at the Deschutes Bridge gate and at the gate near the entrance to Mt. Bachelor.  Any vehicle within the closed area marked with  “Road closed” signs may be cited. For more information call 388.6581. [full story]
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Nov 09,2006
Bend Fire & Rescue will conduct a live fire exercise drill at a residential house located at 61561 Sunny Breeze Lane in southwest Bend on Wednesday, November 15. New firefighter/paramedic recruits from Bend and Redmond Fire & Rescue will use this opportunity to learn about fire behavior and fire dynamics, proper scene preservation for fire investigations, and effective firefighting techniques. This exercise is part of a 10-week joint firefighter academy between Bend and Redmond Fire ... [full story]
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Nov 09,2006
The Franklin Bridge Underpass will be reduced to one lane of traffic on Sunday, November 12 between 6 a.m. and noon to allow maintenance work to be performed on the stormwater system.  The affected area is between Third and Harriman Streets on NW Franklin Avenue. According to Kevin Ramsey, Assistant Streets Supervisor with the City of Bend, only one lane of traffic will be open, and one direction of traffic will be allowed to move ... [full story]
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Nov 09,2006
Retail outlets and Forest Service offices throughout Central Oregon are now selling permits to harvest Christmas trees from the Ochoco and Deschutes National Forests. About 7,000 Christmas tree permits were sold in Central Oregon last year. More than half the proceeds from the sale of permits will be retained for use on the Ochoco and Deschutes National Forests. The permits can be purchased for $5 at Forest Service offices and at some retail outlets. A ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2006
Chimneys account for ½ of all fires involving heating sources Days are shorter, evenings are colder and Central Oregon households are beginning to turn up the heat. Bend Fire Marshal Gary Marshall reminds citizens that chimney fires and combustibles left too close to a heat source are the state's two leading fire causes in heating related fires.  These types of fires are easily prevented by keeping chimneys cleaned and remembering to keep combustibles such as ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2006
The City of Bend has approved a night work permit to allow work on Mount Washington Drive immediately west of Third Street (State Highway 20).The night work will occur beginning Thursday, November 2nd, 2006, 8:00 p.m. through Friday, November 3rd, 2006, 7:00 a.m.Traffic will be maintained through the work zone, but lane assignments willbe different.  Drivers are urged to use caution and follow temporary laneassignments carefully.  Watch for workers and equipment in and adjacent to ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2006
It NEVER fails….as winter arrives in Central Oregon, a higher-than-average number of motor vehicle accidents occur on our highways for a two or three week period. Daylight hours decrease, temperatures cool, frost appears and snow or freezing rain may start to fall. Drivers, used to drier roads and warmer weather (both of which frequently lead to higher speeds) often find themselves loosing control of their vehicles. Driving with a “summer mentality” on winter roads is ... [full story]
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