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Sep 07,2006
Bend is known for its great recreational opportunities and the Bend Metro Park and Recreation District is evaluating options for adding more to the area. Tuesday, September 5, the board voted unanimously in favor of a $48,400 feasibility study that will identify the improvements needed for completing a continuous paddle trail along the Deschutes River.   Deschutes River near The Old Mill - Photo by Richard Burton “There has been a huge growth in the use of ... [full story]
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Sep 07,2006
At age 60, Mike Schmidt has accomplished a lot in his life.  He has owned two businesses, fought in the Vietnam War, run a political campaign, worked his way through the ranks of corporate America to serve as VP for a major banking company, raised a family and retired only to come out of retirement again. That is just the beginning of the story for the Oklahoma native come president & CEO of The Bend Chamber ... [full story]
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Sep 08,2006
A family dispute about money led to the arrest of a 52-year old Bend man who allegedly assaulted his father, mother and sister, sending two to the hospital, police said. Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a dispute at 21751 Los Serranos Drive in Bend about 10:45 a.m. September 7 to find an assault in progress, said Sgt. Kevin Dizney.   Robin Thomas Williams, DCJ Photo Robin Thomas Williams was taken into custody without ... [full story]
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Sep 08,2006
The Bend City Council needs a wake up call.  Third Street has become a sea of signs.  Street corners are crowded with walking advertisements, folks carrying huge, unsightly signs.  Though there are some ordinances in place for pole signs, there are no restrictions placed upon these annoying sign-walkers.  Does anyone really read these signs?  It seems most passers-by are aghast at the proliferation of signage along Third Street, leaving many of them far too disgusted ... [full story]
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Sep 07,2006
Duck, duck, duck… race over to Drake Park for great family fun that benefits area children in need too. Kids and adults alike are invited to the 16th Annual Great Drake Park Duck Race.   The event gets underway Sunday, September 10 at 11 a.m. What better way to kick things off than with music, festivities and food?  All will be in ample supply.  “There will be food booths, a climbing wall and great live entertainment,” ... [full story]
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Sep 08,2006
One hundred flags will be flown in downtown Bend on Patriot Day, September 11 as part of the Bend Parade of Flags (BPF) program. They will be installed on Wall and Bond Streets between Greenwood and Franklin Avenues by Bend’s First Responders (Police, Fire, and Sheriff Departments) and Troop 25 of the Boy Scouts of America.  BPF displayed 45 flags on July 1 and August 29 to honor PFC Thomas Tucker of Madras and Lance ... [full story]
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Sep 08,2006
With escalating energy costs and rising prices for home improvement projects, everyone is looking for ways to conserve and cut costs without breaking the bank on the initial investment.  Adding a simple storm door may be the answer.  Storm products will cut heating and cooling costs, and are an economical alternative to total replacement.  Many are eligible for a new tax credit offered this year and next.   Larson Manufacturing, the country's largest maker of storm ... [full story]
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Sep 07,2006
The body of a rafter missing since Sunday was located and recovered on Tuesday, September 5 just above Box Car Rapids on the Deschutes River, officials said.  A Warm Springs man was rafting with eight friends and family members when his raft flipped over at the top of Wapinitia Rapids. Everyone on the non-guided excursion was thrown out of the raft, but 31-year-old Eligio Santos did not surface.  According to Detective Alan Birchfield with the ... [full story]
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Sep 08,2006
Laser Speed Devices to Measure Distance Between Cars The Bend Police Department has been selected to be a part of a statewide pilot project to begin using “Distance Between Cars” technology that will be incorporated into three of the department’s laser speed measuring devices. Through grant assistance from the Oregon Department of Transportation, two of the department’s current lasers were updated with this technology at no cost to the citizens of Bend. This technology allows ... [full story]
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Sep 08,2006
Quail Unlimited recently presented an Ochoco National Forest biologist a national award for outstanding service to quail management and wildlife conservation, during their 25th anniversary convention in Kansas City, Mo. The group is the nation’s oldest nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to wise management of quail and presented Crooked River National Grassland Wildlife Biologist Anne Roberts one of three “Answer the Call” Outstanding Service Awards.   Crooked River National Grassland Wildlife Biologist Anne RobertsRoberts’ quail management work ... [full story]
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