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Jul 12,2006
The Greater Redmond Community Wildfire Protection Plan is now underway with one important goal: to protect against loss of life, property and natural resources as the result of wildfire.  With a long history of wildfire in the Redmond -- Eagle Crest -- Terrebonne area, and the continued expansion of residential growth into the wildland urban interface, the greater Redmond community is urged to participate in the development of a wildfire protection fire plan that will ... [full story]
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Jul 13,2006
Central Oregon Jobs with Justice has received a $3,000 grant from Resist, Inc., a national progressive foundation located in Somerville, Massachusetts, to provide general support for the economic justice work Jobs with Justice does in the community. Central Oregon Jobs with Justice (COJWJ) is a coalition of 19 community organizations and unions that work together for workers' rights, the right to organize, and economic justice. Over 250 Central Oregon residents have joined the coalition since it was organized ... [full story]
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Jul 13,2006
Eleven teenagers and their adult counselors from around the country are back on the road again after being rescued by Deschutes County Sheriff's Search and Rescue volunteers. The group, ages 14 to 17, was with Longacre Expeditions, an adventure travel program for teenagers.  They had rented mountain bikes in Bend around 9:30 a.m. on July 6 and were headed to a campout at Todd Lake.  Later in the day, they encountered trouble, according to Sgt. ... [full story]
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Jul 12,2006
Leland Smith resigned from the Deschutes County Home Rule Charter Committee this morning when he sent an email to Edward Fitch, chair, and other committee members. In his resignation dated July 12, he expressed concerns with decisions made by the committee, and disappointment that the committee did not seriously consider other forms of Home Rule charters. The other committee members in addition to Fitch are Dana Bratton (Vice Chair), Kathie Eickman, Scott Waters, Leonard Knott, ... [full story]
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Jul 12,2006
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking the assistance of anyone who may have witnessed a possible intentional vehicular assault at TJ’s Quick Stop on Highway 97 in Lapine. The incident occurred at about 12:15 pm on Tuesday, July 11th, in the parking lot, and sent one man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. According to Sgt. Kevin Dizney, officers who responded to the scene found that a 1983 Ford F-250 pickup driven by Joe ... [full story]
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Jul 12,2006
On July 10, only one day after the most recent drowning of Young-Sook Kuga on the Deschutes River in Bend, an Oregon Army National Guard Soldier rescued a young girl from the same fate. Four Oregon Army National Guard soldiers were participating in recruiting activities on Newport Avenue near the river about 5 pm when they saw three children on inner-tubes, with no life jackets, floating downstream dangerously near a spillway.   Newport Ave. Bridge -- ... [full story]
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Jul 10,2006
MCMINNVILLE - The Fish and Wildlife Commission today approved $127,079 in funding for eight Fish Restoration and Enhancement projects benefiting fish and angling throughout Oregon . Created by the Oregon legislature in 1989, the R&E program funds projects that restore or enhance fisheries and habitat, educate the public, support fish stocking or research efforts to improve or sustain fisheries. Its seven-member citizen board reviews project proposals and makes funding recommendations to the state Fish and ... [full story]
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Jul 13,2006
A State Representative in Search of Solutions When people ask Chuck Burley, State Representative (R-Bend) about living a politician’s life he tells them that he doesn’t consider himself to be a politician, but rather a public servant and problem solver. Looking at Burley’s history you will find helping people has always been a way of life for the Bend Resident.  “I never thought of it, I just always did it,” he said.  “Someone’s got to do ... [full story]
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Jul 13,2006
Movie Review of "The Devil Wears Prada" "All right, everybody, gird your loins!"  The employees of Runway Magazine (an ersatz Vogue) react in a well-orchestrated, mindful panic: Secretaries slip out of their flats and back into heels while checking their lipstick; documents fly, ultimately landing in perfection position on the boss's desk; beneath buried assistants, apparel seems to fly on its own.  And the cause of all this hysteria?  Meryl Streep's fashionista Editor-in-Chief Miranda Priestly ... [full story]
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Jul 11,2006
KPOV Hoopla KPOV’s 2nd annual Hoopla celebrates one year being on the air with music, food and fun. KPOV will broadcast live programming from their parking lot and studios. Community members can enjoy music from Mark Ransom and friends (local community jamming), Quincy Street (bluegrass) and Scott Huckaby (sounds illuminated), as well as food from Parrilla Grill and a kids hula hooping clinic from Fireflyte (a local fire / dance performance group). During the Hoopla, KPOV invites ... [full story]
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