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Firefighters get some help in fighting the 2 fires in the region

Firefighters working the 230-acre Rainbow Fire south of Warm Springs received some help yesterday from Mother Nature as showers swept through the area. The fire was declared 100 percent [...]

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Deschutes County Commissioners pass 384 million dollar budget

The Deschutes County Commissioners approved the county’s nearly 384-million-dollar budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year yesterday. Property owners will see a 3 percent decrease in their tax rate, [...]

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Deschutes County D.A. will not charge Medford man for shooting at Bend Jack in the Box

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel has announced he will not file charges against Robert Garris of Medford, for a shooting incident at the Jack in the Box in Bend on May 14th. Garris [...]

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McKenzie Highway opens today

This morning Highway 242, The McKenzie Highway will be open to vehicles. The highway couldn’t be opened until it was made safe from various hazard trees caused by the Milli Fire last summer. [...]

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Meetings to be held this week to discuss “Point in Time” homeless count

Beginning today a series of meeting will be held to talk about the homeless population in the various communities in Central Oregon. The numbers for the “Point in Time” homeless count taken in [...]

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Firefighters work into the weekend on 2 fires in Central Oregon

Firefighters worked into the weekend to contain 2 fires in the region. The Rainbow Fire south of Warm Springs was human-caused. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the fire may [...]

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Terrebonne man’s body found on Idaho River

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office has identified a body found on the Selway River in Idaho to be that of 22-year-old Reece Rollins of Terrebonne. According to the Idaho County Facebook page, [...]

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Portland hiker rescued off South Sister

A 56-year-old hiker from Portland was rescued off the South Sister yesterday evening. According to Deschutes County Search and Rescue, they received a call that Arthur Duncan was stranded on the [...]

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Roundabout at Highway 126 and Tom McCall Road opens this morning

The 4-million-dollar roundabout at Highway 126 and Tom McCall road will open this morning. Work on the roundabout has been taking place since January of this year. Traffic managers and engineers [...]

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Redmond woman dies of Hantavirus

A 67-year-old Redmond woman who contracted Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome at a family cabin in the 3 Rivers Area of Jefferson County died this week. Lindy Farr became sick with flu-like symptoms [...]

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