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Sep 29,2006
A tip of possible animal abuse and neglect made to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of a Bend man Wednesday, and 36 sheep and goats were removed from the property on Erickson Road, said authorities.   Daniel B. Sheridan, DCJ Photo Last Friday deputies began an investigation into the allegations, and executed a search warrant at 62664 Erickson Road on Tuesday, September 26, said Sgt. Gary Decker.  With the assistance of the Humane ... [full story]
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Sep 29,2006
The City’s new Bend Area Transit (BAT) service got off to a good start on Wednesday, September 27.  Bus drivers counted 986 riders. The ridership count was probably higher, due to missed counts during some busy bus driver shifts. Riders rode free yesterday and will continue to do so during BAT’s inaugural week of service (through October 3).What the counted rides mean is that for every vehicle hour the buses transported 81.9 riders per hour ... [full story]
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Sep 29,2006
Oregon State University scientists will help burn about 40 acres Friday or Saturday on the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management, four miles northwest of Mitchell. The scientists and federal land management fire specialists plan to use the burn to study the effectiveness of controlled burning to reduce the dominance of western juniper in mountain sagebrush steppe communities. Central Oregon fire specialists routinely burn in late summer and early fall to mimic the natural ... [full story]
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Sep 29,2006
Delegates from Condega, Nicaragua will be visiting the City of Bend and touring Central Oregon next week. Condega Mayor Gustavo Montoya Rodriguez, and Condega Councilman Otto Bottel Peña, are scheduled to arrive in Portland on Saturday, September 30.In September, 2004 the cities of Bend and Condega officially formed a sister city partnership. Since then, Mayor Gustavo Montoya Rodriguez has been working with Bend’s Fire Department and the Bend Fire Fighter’s Association (BFFA) to establish a ... [full story]
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Sep 29,2006
A Bend man performing mechanical repairs on a motorhome he used as a full-time residence suffered minor injuries, but his recreational vehicle and its contents were completely destroyed by a fire that ignited as he was working on the vehicle’s fuel pump. Bend Fire and Rescue responded about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, September 27 to an alarm at 21425 Butler Market Road in Bend.  Crews found a 1974 RV parked on the side of a home ... [full story]
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Sep 29,2006
Vandals damaged at least six vehicles with large lava rocks in northeast Bend Monday night through Tuesday morning, the latest reported incidents in a string of similar criminal mischief that occurred over the past week, authorities said.  Officers of the Bend Police Department responded to six reported incidents beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, and expect additional victims to come forward in coming days. According to Lt. Cory Darling, the rocks, most likely thrown from a ... [full story]
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Sep 29,2006
Chief Andy Jordan of the Bend Police Department recently announced the acquisition of a 2006 Polaris Ranger 6x6 vehicle. A grant application by Bend Police and the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) was one of over 3,500 submitted nationwide.  Sixty vehicles were available through the grant program made possible by the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company of Greenwich, Connecticut. “The vehicle may be used for a variety of circumstances, including swat operations and public events,” ... [full story]
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Sep 26,2006
A woman and her 9-year-old son returned to their northwest Bend home Monday afternoon to find the front door open, their property stacked in the foyer, and two burglars inside. Roberta Howe, 45, and her son returned home about 3:30 p.m. to 10 Northwest Allen Road and saw a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway.  Howe went inside and saw one man leave through the back door.  A second man walked past her, got into ... [full story]
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Sep 26,2006
A speeding car left Tumalo Reservoir Road late Friday night, traveled 180 feet along the shoulder and ditch, smashed into a juniper tree, spun around nearly 180 degrees and toppled the tree.  Both occupants of the car were sent to the hospital, and authorities say alcohol is a suspected contributing factor to the cause of the crash.   Joshua Zukoski, Feb. 2003 DCJ Photo Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Bend Fire Department responded to the ... [full story]
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Sep 27,2006
School Improvement Wednesdays kicked-off this week with early release for all Bend-La Pine Schools elementary and middle school students. Beginning Wednesday, September 27, schools dismissed elementary students at 2:00 p.m. and middle school students at 1:00 p.m. Students at Three Rivers School in Sunriver are released at 1:30 p.m.  This schedule remains in effect through June 6, 2007. “The early dismissal provides school staff an opportunity to focus on school-improvement through a variety of training, planning ... [full story]
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