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Jul 20,2006
A 27-year-old LaPine man has been arrested for fatally-striking a pedestrian with his vehicle and fleeing the scene. Josh Day has been charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and failure to perform duties of a driver involved in an accident, according to Sgt. Dan Bilyeu with the Deschutes Sheriff’s Office. At 3:09 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a hit and run accident at Highway 97.  Upon ... [full story]
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Jul 21,2006
BEND CITY POLICE BLOTTER During the week, there were 5 reports of vehicle break-ins, with an estimated $4,080 in items stolen. Of the 5 break-ins, 4 were from unlocked vehicles. There were also 5 bicycles stolen with an estimated value of $2,035. DUII arrests totaled 6, and Warrant arrests totaled 6. ·         7/13. A woman reported that her wallet, containing credit cards and drivers license – but no cash – was stolen from her purse while ... [full story]
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Jul 20,2006
78 Years Old, Still Climbing Climbing a mountain in the Cascades, most would not expect to be side-by-side with an 80-year-old man.  However, if Robert Speik gets his birthday wish, someone will do just that. Currently 78, the Bend mountaineer is already making plans on how he will climb North Sisters and Mount Jefferson.  “I don’t know that anyone has climbed them at that age,” Speik said.  “I bet you, I might be the oldest.”       All ... [full story]
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Jul 21,2006
In U.S. District Court in Eugene, Kevin Tubbs, 37, Kendall Tankersley, 29, and Darren Todd Thurston, 36, entered guilty pleas on July 20th to criminal conspiracy and related arson charges that occurred from 1996 through 2001 in Oregon and four other Western states. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken accepted the pleas and set a sentencing date for Dec.14, 2006. Tubbs, Tankersley and Thurston acted in a cell of underground groups known as the Earth Liberation ... [full story]
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Jul 21,2006
The Deschutes County Health Department reported a local resident has tested positive for the measles. The person is no longer infectious and there is no way of knowing who may have been exposed to her/him and at what time or day. The case offers an opportunity for the Health Department to remind residents of the value of keeping immunizations current because measles is a vaccine preventable disease. TIMELINE: The person with measles was infected in ... [full story]
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Jul 20,2006
The Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) 18th Annual Tour of Homes opens its doors July 21-23 and July 28-30 to over 50 new homes showcasing both builders and designers in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Terrebonne, Prineville, Sunriver and Powell Butte. “It is an opportunity for builders and trades people to show the public what’s happening in the building and trade industry here in Central Oregon,” said Tim Knopp, the executive VP of COBA.    There will be ... [full story]
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Jul 20,2006
The Central Oregon Community College Board had a busy agenda Wednesday, July 12.  Two large campus construction projects were approved to move forward and college officials announced a $750,000 gift to the college that will be dedicated to the construction of a rehearsal hall for the college’s instrumental performing groups. Construction for a multi-million dollar campus center has been given approval after budget-saving alterations were made to the project. “The board approved us to work ... [full story]
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Jul 20,2006
It will come as no surprise to people who live in Bend; the city has made the pages of another national magazine for being one of the “Best Places to Live.”  Along with two other Oregon cities, it made the top 100 list in the August issue of Money magazine.  Bend came in at No. 86, topped by Beaverton at No. 79 and Hillsboro at No. 63. “This city is known throughout the United States ... [full story]
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Jul 19,2006
Campaign Continues Momentum with Statewide Grassroots Efforts State Senator Ben Westlund (I), Independent candidate for Governor has announced that the campaign has gathered 18,390 signatures. Westlund must submit 18,368 valid signatures by the end of August to qualify for the ballot. “Reaching this milestone demonstrates that Ben Westlund will be on the November ballot,” said Stacey Dycus, campaign manager. “Oregonians from all over the state are signing because they are ready for a leader who will bring ... [full story]
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Jul 20,2006
The Oregon Arts Commission has announced $655,500 in grants to 102 Oregon arts organizations awarded through its Arts Services and Arts Learning Grant programs.  Among the recipients was Arts Central in Bend.  The non-profit organization received $17,000. Arts Central is the regional arts and culture council of Central Oregon.  The organization works to build an appreciation of the arts through education and advocacy.  Arts Central oversees four primary programs: The Art Station, Arts in Education, ... [full story]
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