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Mar 30,2007
The Deschutes County Commission on Children & Families (CCF) has announced the 2007-2009 Request for Proposal (RFP) process for public grant monies.  The CCF anticipates approximately $130,000 will be available in competitive grant funds through this 2007-2009 RFP process.  Priorities for the RFP will be addressed in two areas:  Positive Youth Development, and Child Abuse Prevention/Family Functioning. All organizations that serve youth and families are encouraged to apply. An optional bidder’s meeting will be held ... [full story]
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Mar 29,2007
SISTERS, Oregon — Deschutes National Forest fuel specialists, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Forestry, are planning the fourth in a series of controlled burns near Sisters to occur on Friday, March 30. The burn will be located south of the McKenzie Highway (approximate three miles west of Sisters) and directly adjacent to the Crossroads Subdivision. Fuel specialists plan to burn an additional 120 acres of Deschutes National Forest adjacent to the Crossroads Subdivision ... [full story]
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Mar 27,2007
Rep. Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver) will hold a series of Town Hall meetings during the Legislature’s “District Days.”  The public is invited and encouraged to bring any questions, comments and suggestions to their area’s Town Hall.  Whisnant will provide a legislative update and answer questions from the audience. Thursday, March 29 Sisters Town Hall Sisters City Hall, 520 E Cascade Avenue 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Redmond Town Hall Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Avenue 7 p.m. Friday, March 30 Redmond ... [full story]
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Mar 27,2007
Bus will stop at St. Charles Medical Center at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 28Bend, Oregon – The “Help is Here Express” bus will be in Bend on Wednesday, March 28, stopping at St. Charles Medical Center at 2500 NE Neff Rd. from 10 to 11 a.m. to help uninsured Americans find programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free. Since its launch in April 2005, the bus tour -- sponsored by America’s pharmaceutical ... [full story]
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Mar 16,2007
(BEND, Oregon) — Youths ages 16 to 18 can now apply for eight weeks of summer employment with the Central Oregon Conservation Youth Corps. The Heart of Oregon Corps, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, and Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests are recruiting for the education and work program, which provides natural resource employment on federal land.  Nearly 100 applicants will be selected for this summer’s program and will earn $7.80 per hour, working up to 36 hours a ... [full story]
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Mar 14,2007
SISTERS—Deschutes National Forest fire specialists plan to burn 99 acres today along Highway 20, three miles northwest of Sisters.   The area being burned is located along FS road 2058 (Pine Street), about ¼ mile west of the Sage Meadows subdivision.The burn will reduce brush and woody debris that can feed wildland blazes, such as the 4,200-acre Cache Mountain Fire that forced the evacuation of the subdivision and damaged two homes before containment in July 2002.The ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
On Thursday March 15, 2007, Deschutes County will auction 23 parcels of land.  According to Susan Ross, Director of Deschutes County Property and Facilities, the properties range from residential lots in southern Deschutes County to a lot in Redmond that is zoned for industry.  Deschutes County also has a three bedroom-two bathroom house for sale in Bend. Auction bidding starts at 10:00 a.m. in the Barnes Hearing Room, in the Deschutes Services Center at 1300 NW Wall ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
Bend, OR – The Deschutes Basin Land Trust is pleased to welcome Robert Evans and Erin Deggendorfer to the Land Trust’s Board of Directors. With Evans hailing from Redmond and Deggendorfer from Sisters, “the addition of Bob and Erin as board members adds new depth to the Board as we work to conserve Skyline Forest and return salmon and steelhead back to their home waters” noted Brad Chalfant the Land Trust’s executive director.   Robert Evans is ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2007
Bend’s “tobacco-free campus” ordinance, approved by the City Council in November of 2006 in an effort to promote public health in the community, goes into effect Thursday, March 1.  The ordinance was designed to encourage a tobacco-free lifestyle by regulating tobacco use at City and Bend Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) owned facilities where official city business is conducted.  This includes City Hall, Public Works, the police station, fire stations, and the Hawthorne Transit Station. The ordinance ... [full story]
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Feb 16,2007
The public is invited to learn more about the Boyd Acres & Empire construction project scheduled to begin this summer. The public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22 in the Elks Lodge #1371, located at 63120 Boyd Acres Road in Bend, Oregon.  "We want residents to learn more about the construction project and to meet the City’s engineers and the city contractor, Jack Robinson and Sons,” said Ken Gould, Bend’s project ... [full story]
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Feb 15,2007
The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe railroad crossing on Deschutes Market Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 to facilitate necessary rail repairs. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes of travel during that time. [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
Appointments are made to the Oregon Cultural Trust, Port of Portland, Teacher Standards and Practices and the Oregon Student Assistance Commission Salem – Governor Kulongoski today announced the appointments of Nicholas Fish to the Oregon Cultural Trust, Bruce Holte to the Port of Portland , John “Bill” Beck to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and Brian Lemos to the Oregon Student Assistance Commission. “Each nominee has made important contributions in their communities,” said Governor Kulongoski. “Now ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
A conference on Feb. 13-14 at Oregon State University will outline the findings of leading researchers on the dramatic changes, difficult challenges and possible opportunities facing Pacific Northwest forests as a result of global climate change. Scientists will explore a future that will likely produce warmer temperatures, reduced snow pack, lower summer stream flows, changing tree species, and increased vulnerability to insect epidemics or catastrophic fire – but also one in which humans can manage ... [full story]
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