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Passing train sparks fire in northern Bend on hot, windy afternoon, prompting reminder to property owners

A wet spring followed by hot summer temperatures can make a fire like one that broke out Monday afternoon near the BNSF Railway tracks in northern Bend spread fast, even if the tall grass is green. The post Passing train sparks fire in northern Bend on hot, windy afternoon, prompting reminder to property owners appeared first on KTVZ.
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8-hour standoff with barricaded man at La Pine home ends in his arrest on numerous charges

An eight-hour standoff at a La Pine home that involved the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team ended early Monday morning with the arrest of a 42-year-old La Pine man on assault, burglary and other charges, deputies said. The post 8-hour standoff with barricaded man at La Pine home ends in his arrest on numerous charges appeared first on KTVZ.
LA PINE, OR

Bend’s new Lighthouse Navigation Center aims to help the houseless gain autonomy, stability

“It’s exciting, you know, to see that there’s still compassion to be found, there’s still help to be found, and it’s not just that homeless people are a lesser class of people," Kevin Papazian said Monday. "It’s nice to see people treating homeless individuals as if they’re still human." The post Bend’s new Lighthouse Navigation Center aims to help the houseless gain autonomy, stability appeared first on KTVZ.
BEND, OR

Prineville Police Chief Dale Cummins announces he’ll retire in a week; Larry Seymour set to take the helm

Prineville Police Chief Dale Cummins announced Friday his decision to retire from the Prineville Police Department in just a week, on Friday, July 1, and his successor, Captain Larry Seymour, is ready to become his successor. The post Prineville Police Chief Dale Cummins announces he’ll retire in a week; Larry Seymour set to take the helm appeared first on KTVZ.
PRINEVILLE, OR

Two women, one from Bend, killed in Highway 97 head-on crash north of Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (KTVZ) – Two women, from Bend and Northern California, were killed and three people were injured in a head-on collision of a pickup and SUV early Friday morning on U.S. Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls, Oregon State Police reported. The post Two women, one from Bend, killed in Highway 97 head-on crash north of Klamath Falls appeared first on KTVZ.
KLAMATH FALLS, OR

Wanted Portland man jailed after traffic stop near Warm Springs; seized drugs may bring federal charges

A traffic stop on Highway 26 Wednesday by Warm Springs Tribal Police led to a Portland man's arrest on an outstanding warrant, as well as new charges after a drug-detection dog found suspected fentanyl pills and psilocybin mushrooms, Police Chief Bill Elliott said. The post Wanted Portland man jailed after traffic stop near Warm Springs; seized drugs may bring federal charges appeared first on KTVZ.
WARM SPRINGS, OR

COCC receives nearly $250K grant to offer free, low-cost summer youth programs

Just in time for summer, Central Oregon Community College has received a $247,819 award from the Oregon Association of Education Service Districts to support a range of free and low-cost summer programs, symposiums, camps and credit-based coursework for regional K-12 students. The post COCC receives nearly $250K grant to offer free, low-cost summer youth programs appeared first on KTVZ.
BEND, OR

Disaster response organization Team Rubicon helping Warm Springs tribes with wildfire risk mitigation

WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Over the last several years, several wildfires have affected the Warm Springs community. In June of 2021, the S-503 fire destroyed approximately 7,000 acres. With wildfire season coming, it is essential to do what can be done to reduce the damage caused during a wildfire event. The Emergency Manager of The post Disaster response organization Team Rubicon helping Warm Springs tribes with wildfire risk mitigation appeared first on KTVZ.
WARM SPRINGS, OR

St. Vincent’s Place making the final touches to the 10 unit homeless village

St. Vincent's Place has been under construction for more than a year, and the 10-unit village to temporarily house the homeless is about to begin operation. There will be an open house for the public to see the village and learn about the program on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The post St. Vincent’s Place making the final touches to the 10 unit homeless village appeared first on KTVZ.
BEND, OR

Deschutes County begins Skyliners Road chip-sealing, assures cyclists the bike lanes get smoother treatment

Deschutes County began a chip-sealing project on about eight miles of Skyliners Road west of Bend on Wednesday, and an official assured concerned cyclists that the bike lane is getting a different treatment that won’t leave it too rough for safe cycling. The post Deschutes County begins Skyliners Road chip-sealing, assures cyclists the bike lanes get smoother treatment appeared first on KTVZ.