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Aug 11,2006
Horizon Broadcasting Group has named Bill Baker as News Director for its Central Oregon cluster of radio stations. Baker has been heard on the nationally syndicated “Dairyline” radio program for the past 7 years, and also serves as its General Manager of Operations. “We are delighted to have a seasoned news professional like Bill joining our team,” said Keith Shipman, President & CEO of Horizon Broadcasting Group.  “Bill is a terrific reporter, producer and anchor ... [full story]
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Aug 10,2006
A 15 year old Gresham boy drowned in the Deschutes River Wednesday, August 9 about 4:30 pm while playing on a rope swing with a group of 5 other teenagers staying at Sunriver. The accident occurred between Sunriver and Benham Falls. According to a news release by the Deschutes County Sheriffs Office, the young man and 5 others, 2 boys and 3 girls ages 14 - 17, were swinging over the water from a rope ... [full story]
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Aug 11,2006
If Jesse James were alive today, he’d be working for America Online, the number one Internet mobster. The Wild West is alive and well in AOL land where the burly outlaw barges through saloon doors, pistols drawn, demanding more and more money, betraying the public trust under the guise of sweet promises. It’s a wonder that Internet users aren’t sitting at their computers with knives embedded in their backs, three letters etched onto the stainless ... [full story]
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Aug 11,2006
A motorcyclist who struck a deer was killed on Cascade Lakes Highway near Wickiup Reservoir, Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies reported. The crash involving a 62 year old man whose name has not yet been released occurred on Wednesday, August 9 shortly before 10 a.m. near milepost 56. According to Lt. Erik Utter of the Sheriff's office, deputies arrived at the scene to find the rider of a 1995 Harley Davidson motorcycle lying on the east ... [full story]
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Aug 11,2006
The Lake George Fire continues to burn approximately 13 miles west of Sisters in the Mt. Washington Wilderness on the Deschutes National Forest, and grew in size from 20 to 300 acres in a four hour period Thursday. As of 10 a.m. Friday August 11, the area involved is estimated at 600 acres. According to a news release from the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center, the fire is burning in bug-killed lodgepole pine and fir.  ... [full story]
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Aug 11,2006
If anyone had told Scott Sabo five years ago that he would be doing hotrod, air suspensions and hydraulics he would have laughed at them. However, that is one of the many things his custom shop; Suspension Specialties is known for today.   Scott Sabo of Suspension Specialties,  63055 Corporate Pl.      The 39-year-old Bend business owner is known for going beyond what is normal and has made quite a name for himself in automotive circles. “I have ... [full story]
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Aug 11,2006
Celtic or not, everyone who is looking for a good time is invited to attend the 18th Annual High Desert Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The event, put on by the High Desert Celtic Society, takes place Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. until the “wee hours” at Cline Falls Ranch on the corner of Hwy. 126 and 67th Street in Redmond. “It’s the best kept secret in Central Oregon,” said Sue Fuller, director of High ... [full story]
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Aug 11,2006
Deschutes County is currently looking for a citizen to serve on the Deschutes County Budget Committee.  Applications are being taken now and until October 6, and interviews are expected to be held in November.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 serve a three-year term ... [full story]
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Aug 11,2006
Beams were set on the Newport Avenue Bridge on Friday, August 4th, and Monday, August 7th.  The beams arrived at the work site one at a time and were lifted off the transport trucks and set in place by a crane. Holm II, the City’s contractor used a crane capable of lifting 250 tons.    The pre-stressed arched concrete girder beams were manufactured at the Morse Bros. construction site in Harrisburg, Oregon.  Morse Bros. loaded the beams ... [full story]
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Aug 11,2006
If anglers can’t make up their mind whether to head out after smallmouth or largemouth bass, then Prineville Reservoir should be the destination.   Largemouth Bass    Smallmouth Bass - Photos by Scott StaatsLocated in Central Oregon’s high desert, this scenic 10-mile long reservoir holds about equal quantities of smallmouth and largemouth. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife stocked the reservoir with bass after the completion of Bowman Dam across the Crooked River in the early 1960s. The ... [full story]
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