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Nov 30,2007
Name Suggestions Due by Monday, December 31, 2007   Following the recent reconstruction of Forest Service Road 40/Road 45, (also known as the Sunriver-to-Mt. Bachelor Road), Deschutes County Commissioners are asking the public for ideas on what to rename the road. The County has assumed jurisdiction and road maintenance of Road 40/45. Under County code, all public and private roads are required to be named. The Board of County Commissioners will consider ideas from the public and ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
PRINEVILLE, Ore. - Motorized vehicle use will be prohibited in parts of the McKay Creek watershed on the Lookout Mountain Ranger District of the Ochoco National Forest from December 1, 2007, to May 31, 2008. Forest Service managers are instituting the emergency closure order because increasing off-highway vehicle use has destroyed native vegetation, increased noxious weed spread, disturbed critical big game habitat and impacted culturally-sensitive areas.  Sediment is also being carried into creeks and stream beds ... [full story]
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Nov 27,2007
Bend Fire & Rescue will be conducting live fire training exercises this week, burning two structures donated to the department for training.  The purpose of these exercises is to provide the most realistic training environment for firefighter recruits who have been preparing for this stage in their training since September of this year.  This “Burn to Learn” is one of the final pieces of Academy training for the recruits before they are assigned to duty ... [full story]
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Nov 19,2007
With Thanksgiving approaching, many families are considering how they want to prepare their turkey. To keep their holiday as safe as possible, Oregon State Fire Marshal Nancy Orr is encouraging Oregonians to skip the popular deep fat turkey fryers in favor of more traditional cooking methods. "Propane powered, deep fat fryers are extremely dangerous," says Orr. "In fact, the Underwriters Laboratories, one of the nation's leading independent testing companies, has not certified any of these ... [full story]
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Nov 19,2007
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will be presenting a concealed handgun licensing class on Thursday, November 29, 2007 from 6-9:00 p.m.  The class will be held in “MAC” center of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office located at 63333 West Highway 20 in Bend, Oregon.  The fee for the class is $25.00 per person.  The front doors will be open at 5:30 p.m. and the class will start promptly at 6 p.m. (at which time the ... [full story]
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Nov 19,2007
Outdoor burning within the City of Bend will close November 22nd, Thursday evening at dark.  Gary Marshall, city of Bend fire marshal said outdoor debris burning restrictions were lifted for 20 days within November to allow City residents to burn small piles of yard debris.    Due to hazardous weather conditions, debris burning was cancelled for two days.     Outdoor burning will continue to be open outside the City of Bend within the Deschutes County Fire District ... [full story]
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Nov 16,2007
Deschutes County is currently looking for a citizen to serve on the Deschutes County Budget Committee.  Applications are being taken now until Monday, December 31; interviews are expected to be held in early January of 2008. 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 ... [full story]
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Nov 16,2007
Planning Commission; Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission; Central Area Plan Committee; Traffic Safety Advisory Committee The City of Bend is currently seeking members to serve on several city committees. Applicants are encouraged to apply by the deadline date of November 26. Below is the list of terms and responsibilities for each committee or commission with openings: Planning Commission Committee members are appointed for four year terms to review and make recommendations regarding land use matters. ... [full story]
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Nov 13,2007
The City of Bend invites community members to attend a Stakeholder Sounding Board meeting on November 15. The meeting is being held to review preliminary evaluation results for design concepts to improve the intersection of Highway 97 and Cooley Road. The Stakeholder Sounding Board is an advisory committee that provides on-going feedback on the project. Participation is open to all interested people.The meeting will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 on Thursday, November 15 in ... [full story]
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Nov 07,2007
Officers of the Prineville Police department will be verifying compliance with the registration requirements of all sex offenders known to reside within the city limits, Chief Eric Bush recently announced. An annual event, the “Sex Offender Addressing Program” consists of neighborhood officers reviewing the files of the 36 State-registered sex offenders in their area, and then physically confirming that they are in compliance with State laws. “If anyone has any questions regarding sex offenders living ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
CRESCENT, Ore. —Forest Service fuels specialists, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Corrections and Walker Range Patrol Association, will be conducting 1200 acres of slash pile burning and 250 acres of under burning in the Crescent area over the next several weeks, weather permitting. The objective for the burns is to reduce hazardous fuels on the Deschutes National Forest.Two of the burns will occur today and Saturday and will be visible to motorists on ... [full story]
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Sep 28,2007
In August, the City of Bend Community Development Department began enforcing the placement of unauthorized signs within public street right of ways. The City has noticed that compliance with the sign code has increased over the past few weeks. Approximately 116 signs have been removed in September; the removals are due to garage sale signs and other signs not associated with properties for sale. In July, the City met with the Realtors Association to discuss ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
SUMMER LAKE, Ore. – West Nile Virus has been detected in a pelican taken from Summer Lake Wildlife Area, marking the first 2007 detection of the disease in Lake County.   The American White Pelican was found dead at Summer Lake on Aug. 20. Positive WNV test results were returned from the Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory today.  This is the first-ever detection of the disease at Summer Lake Wildlife Area. WNV was first detected ... [full story]
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