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Aug 05,2006
Following investigative leads, agents from the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team found a pound of methamphetamine worth over $40,000 in a hidden compartment of a van in the parking lot of the Redmond Wal-Mart during the noon-hour on Friday, August 4th.  The driver of the van, 33 year-old Salem resident Jose Perez-Chavez was arrested on multiple charges and taken to the Deschutes County Jail.  Two passengers in the vehicle, an 18 year old woman and ... [full story]
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Aug 04,2006
The City of Bend will hold a Mirror Pond Technical Committee meeting on Monday, August 14, 2006 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  The meeting location is in the Fireside Room at the Fire Administration Building, 1212 SW Simpson Ave., and the public is invited to attend.  For additional information, please contact Andrea McCullough (City of Bend Communication Manager) at 541.388.5516. [full story]
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Aug 04,2006
The St. Charles Foundation today announced that it has received a $15,000 capital campaign pledge from SELCO Community Credit Union. “As an organization celebrating its 70th year of serving members, SELCO understands the power of long-term thinking and creating a bold vision for the future. Clearly, so does St. Charles,” said Ava Milosevich, President and CEO of SELCO Community Credit Union. “We look forward to seeing the benefits that their work and this donation will ... [full story]
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Aug 05,2006
Two dumpsters near local businesses were intentionally set afire late Friday night, and two others at a single location were ignited early Saturday morning, causing an estimated $70,000 in damage to the Rent-A-Center store in Bend and prompting a reminder to business owners to keep dumpsters and trash receptacles at least ten feet away from buildings.   Rent-a-Center, 449 SE Third Street According to Deputy Fire Marshal Susie Lovisco, the fires have been ruled as arson, and ... [full story]
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Aug 04,2006
Marilynn Black, Vice President (Information Services), and Kathryn Beattie, MD, Vice President (Medical Affairs), have been elevated to the level of Senior Vice President for Cascade Healthcare Community, the parent organization of St. Charles Medical Center – Bend and St. Charles Medical Center – Redmond.  CHC president and CEO Jim Diegel made the announcement Wednesday, August 2.   “As we evolve our leadership structure I am intentionally making changes that publicly, and within CHC, demonstrate ... [full story]
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Aug 03,2006
The Bend City Council branched out at its last meeting on July 31, debating whether or not there is a need to create additional tree protection regulations. The ordinance, proposed by City Councilor John Hummel, would be the first of its kind to affect both undeveloped and an individual homeowner’s land.    “I think it was the intention of the council to address the concern from people that too many trees were being removed for development, ... [full story]
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Aug 03,2006
Oregon nanotechnology efforts receive Appropriations Committee funding approval   Senators Ron Wyden and Gordon Smith have announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved millions of dollars in funding for defense-related projects in Oregon, including significant funding for a number of Oregon nanotechnology projects through the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI).  Three Central Oregon businesses are slated to receive a total of $9 million if the FY2007 Defense spending bill is approved by the full ... [full story]
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Aug 03,2006
When Chad and Stephanie Zirkle opened their business, Dealin’ In Signs, they had no idea it would boom so quickly.  They also didn’t realize how hard it would be to find employees when they were ready to grow.  However, like many businesses around the city they are feeling the growing pains of finding qualified applicants even though they are offering a competitive salary and willing to train. “We’ve talked to a couple employment offices, temporary ... [full story]
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Aug 04,2006
The City of Bend announced today it will receive a total of $4,350,000 in grant funding, $4 million of which will be used to build a public transit operations and maintenance center for its new transit system which is scheduled to begin running in late September. The funds originate from ConnectOregon grants earmarked for transportation projects within Central Oregon.“We are pleased the City of Bend has received the grant funding from the State of Oregon. By pooling our resources with ... [full story]
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Aug 03,2006
People already experiencing pangs of pain at pump prices, may again be feeling it as they drive down potentially bumpier roads around Bend.  Due to the increased cost of oil, Bend Public Works will have to reduce the number of roads that get repaired this year. “Essentially it is because of our suppliers.  All of their costs have gone up," said Brandon Raz, the street supervisor for Bend Public Works. “The shipping costs have gone ... [full story]
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