Tag Archives: Central Oregon

A Growing Population

In Redmond, Latino population numbers are rising faster than in other parts of Central Oregon Source: A Growing Population | Local News | Bend | The Source Weekly – Bend, Oregon

Central Oregon logging industry drops amid construction downturn

Lumber prices dropped 30 percent in past year. For longtime lumberman Bruce Daucsavage, 2019 has been one of the most challenging years for the timber market in recent memory. The general director of Prineville-based Ochoco Lumber Co. is attempting to ride out a downturn in the timber industry that has battered prices, closed sawmills and […]
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County health departments hosting baby shower events throughout Central Oregon

Expecting and new parents will be connected with resources and information. The Central Oregon Perinatal Care Team — operated by Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties’ health departments — is hosting a series of community baby shower events throughout Central Oregon on Oct. 18-19 with the goal of connecting new and expecting parents to resources and […]
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Hay shortage nationwide being felt by Central Oregon horse owners

Equine Outreach hopes to raise $18,000 in donations to buy hay for winter. A shortage of hay around the country is affecting Central Oregon horse rescue organizations and private horse owners who are struggling to feed their horses. Source: Hay shortage nationwide being felt by Central Oregon horse owners; Equine Outreach hopes to raise $18,000 […]
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Central Oregon districts seek irrigation improvements 

Two more irrigation districts in Central Oregon are taking the first steps toward modernizing aging infrastructure to conserve water, reduce energy costs and protect endangered species in the Deschutes River Basin, including the Oregon spotted frog. The Ochoco and North Unit irrigation districts announced they are in the process of developing watershed plans with the […]
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Central Oregon bus ridership nearly doubles since 2014

New routes and services are cause of growth in Bend and surrounding areas. Ridership on buses in Central Oregon has nearly doubled since 2014 thanks to new services that have been added in the past few years, according to Cascades East Transit. In 2014, almost 340,000 trips were taken on public transit buses throughout Deschutes, […]
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Unemployment remains unchanged in Central Oregon

Unemployment still low in August. The employment landscape remains largely unchanged in Central Oregon compared to last year, according to the Oregon Employment Department. Employment levels are nearly identical to what they were this time last year, Damon ­Runberg, an economist for the department, said in a press release. Source: Unemployment remains unchanged in Central […]
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A bigger look at child abuse in Central Oregon

Not all cases are extreme, but abuse is prevalent. A recent child abuse conviction and a current trial have highlighted how tragic abuse can become. One case allegedly resulted in a 5-year-old girl starving to death. The other abuse case left a 2-year-old boy permanently injured. Source: A bigger look at child abuse in Central […]
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Cool temps slow fire activity

Cooler temperatures over the weekend and recent heavy rain have helped suppress a flurry of small wildfires ignited by lightning last week. The Pacific Fire in the Mount Washington Wilderness was 1 acre in size as of Monday, according to Central Oregon Fire Info site, a multi-agency fire information center. The fire, located between lava […]
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600 lightning strikes, 45 fires from Thursday thunderstorms

Rainfall kept most fires small in Central Oregon. More than 600 bolts of lightning struck Central Oregon in a raucous series of storms Thursday, igniting 45 wildfires, according to the Central Oregon Fire Management Service. Source: 600 lightning strikes, 45 fires from Thursday thunderstorms; Rainfall kept most fires small in Central Oregon