Tag Archives: Central Oregon

Forest officials ease restrictions

Restrictions that were in place to limit the amount of human-caused fires were reduced on Wednesday by Oregon Department of Forestry’s Central Oregon District, according to a news release from the agency. Source: Forest officials ease restrictions | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

Central Oregonians remember financial crisis

10-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers bankruptcy is Saturday. A new neighborhood in southeast Bend, The Bridges at Shadow Glen, consisted of eight homes and a $2 million recreation center when the financial crisis of 2008 nearly gutted Pahlisch Homes. “We’re very, very proud of the fact that together we completed a beautiful community with Washington […]
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WorkSource regroups to help Central Oregon employers find labor

Construction, manufacturing, IT and health care are the focus. Further evidence that Central Oregon is a job seeker’s market, WorkSource Oregon announced Monday that it has reorganized its services to help employers find labor. Three staff members will serve as expert consultants for construction, information technology, manufacturing and health care employers in Deschutes, Crook and […]
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Firefighters make progress on Central Oregon fires

Following a night of minimal fire activity, firefighters continued mop-up work around the edges of Central Oregon’s two largest fires on Monday. On Monday, firefighters continued mopping up the perimeter of the Tepee Fire, which has burned 2,064 acres to the southeast of Bend, in order to increase containment. The fire, which ignited on Friday […]
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Two large fires burning in Central Oregon

Firefighters are battling two large fires in Central Oregon. They worked through the night on the Tepee Fire in the Deschutes National Forest and the Willow Fire on U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in the Prineville district. Source: Two large fires burning in Central Oregon | OregonLive.com

Tepee Fire in Central Oregon sparked by abandoned campfire, grows to 2,000 acres

An abandoned campfire is to blame for the 2,064-acre Tepee Fire, burning southeast of Bend in the Deschutes National Forest. Authorities said there are no containment lines on the fire. Source: Tepee Fire in Central Oregon sparked by abandoned campfire, grows to 2,000 acres | KATU

Editorial: Street-sleeping ruling raises questions for Central Oregon

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that cities cannot arrest the homeless for sleeping on the streets if there’s nowhere else to go. Those prosecutions, the court said, violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The ruling raises questions for Central Oregonians. Source: Editorial: Street-sleeping ruling raises questions for Central […]
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Lawmaker panel on student success to visit C.O.

Students across Oregon are back in school, and so too is the Oregon Legislature’s Joint Committee on Student Success. The committee will continue its statewide tour to explore the best practices employed in Oregon’s most successful schools and address the gaps that are limiting student success in other schools, with a series of site tours […]
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Job market ripe for college graduates

A bachelor’s degree might secure work, but compensation will vary. Makeila Lundy finished her computer science degree in June. By the end of summer, the Oregon State University-Cascades graduate had been hired in Bend by Systema, a German-owned company specializing in automation for manufacturers. Source: Job market ripe for college graduates; A bachelor’s degree might […]
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Central Oregon schools gain specialist to help fight chronic absenteeism

September attendance builds relationships between teachers and students. Oregon has a higher rate of students that frequently miss classes than most states, and Central Oregon’s schools are not immune to the trend. In response, the High Desert Education Service District hired a former teacher whose sole purpose is be to combat chronic absenteeism. Kimberly Strong, […]
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