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New restrictions in area of Whitewater Fire

An 11 mile stretch of the Pacific Crest trail and the Jefferson Park area in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness are closed starting today due to the Whitewater Fire. The fire has grown to 167 acres and [...]

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4 displaced after house fire in La Pine

A manufactured home on Dyke Road in La Pine was destroyed by fire Saturday. According to La Pine Fire, the fire was called in at 12; 40 in the afternoon and the home was about 50 percent involved [...]

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2 day chase leads to the arrest of a Prineville man

A 2-day chase of a Prineville man led to his arrest yesterday afternoon. According to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office 28- year-old Lonnie Forsburg was being pulled over for a traffic violation [...]

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EPA mandated report says Bend’s water quality is good

As required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the City of Bend has released a report on its water quality. The report shows that the city has very high-quality drinking water meeting [...]

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Prineville hotel pays fine to 6 customers over hotel pricing during eclipse

A price gouging complaint made by 6 customers who had booked rooms at the Stafford Inn in Prineville during the time of the eclipse in mid-August has been resolved. The Oregon Attorney General’s [...]

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Crews work quick to contain 2 small sleeper fires in C.O.

Firefighters were out yesterday looking for sleeper or holdover fires yesterday after the lightning storm that moved through the area Wednesday evening. There were only a couple to deal with. One [...]

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Madras man gets 70 months in federal prison

A 30-year-old Madras man has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison after he was found to be in possession of a firearm at a Bend motel room in April of last year. Keith Jones had several [...]

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Emerson fire north of Madras nearly 11,000 acres

The Emerson fire 5 miles northeast of Madras has now grown to nearly 11 thousand acres and is 30 percent contained. The fire saw minimal growth yesterday with firefighters working to line the [...]

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Lightning strikes set off several small fires in C.O.

Central Oregon firefighters were kept busy yesterday afternoon and evening responding to several fires that broke out from the lightning storm that moved through the area. There were more than [...]

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Name of man who died in Deschutes River on Sunday has been released

The name of the person who died when he jumped off the footbridge into the Deschutes River in the area of the 1st Street Rapids in Bend has been released.  According to Bend Police 59-year-old [...]