Tag Archives: Deschutes County

Part of former mine site in Terrebonne rezoned for residential use

Rezone has been more than a decade in the making. After more than 11 years, the western side of the former mine off Lower Bridge Way in Terrebonne has been rezoned for rural residential housing. The Deschutes County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved rezoning 410 acres in light of the property receiving a “no further […]
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Editorial: County government could make a difference in housing

Deschutes County commissioners cannot solve the housing problems in the county. But they can help. And they are working with county staff to see what they can do to develop a countywide approach. County commissioners recently reviewed a draft housing study of the county and this week the county’s planning commission is scheduled to look […]
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Long term care residents vulnerable and lonely as COVID claims more lives

Tuesday was a record day for COVID-19 in Central Oregon: Four more people in Deschutes and Jefferson counties were reported to have died from the virus, which has been marching through Central Oregon and a long-term care facility. Source: Long term care residents vulnerable and lonely as COVID claims more lives | Local&State | bendbulletin.com

Parking banned along country roads surrounding Smith Rock State Park

Neighbors to the park have complained about parking for years. Parking on streets surrounding Smith Rock State Park is now prohibited. On Monday, the Deschutes County Commission voted unanimously to ban parking along Wilcox Avenue, which is a major road near the park, as well as other surrounding streets after hearing years of complaints from […]
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Deschutes County Commission moves toward banning parking on some streets near Smith Rock State Park

State park will add more temporary parking spots while looking for long term solution. The Deschutes County Commission appears to be heading toward prohibiting parking on some of the streets around Smith Rock State Park after years of hearing complaints from neighbors. Source: Deschutes County Commission moves toward banning parking on some streets near Smith […]
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Deschutes County businesses better off with PPP

Construction companies, airplane builders, breweries, churches, restaurants and bars in Bend and Redmond all received Paycheck Protection Program funds to help them stay afloat during the closures from the pandemic. Source: Deschutes County businesses better off with PPP | Business | bendbulletin.com

Fair trial: Circuit court considers move to Deschutes County facility

Last week, Wells Ashby, presiding judge of the Deschutes County Circuit Court, toured the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond alongside county officials to see if the site could host socially distanced jury trials. Twelve-person jury trials, once common at the Deschutes County Courthouse, haven’t been held locally since the COVID-19 outbreak began. […]
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Editorial: Award government contracts in a way that reassures the public

We give Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson credit for looking for training to improve his staff’s ability to communicate and break down walls of silence. We wish his office had not awarded a no-bid contract for such training to an organization where the sheriff’s personal friend has been an instructor. Nelson told us he did […]
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Five Deschutes County businesses under investigation by OSHA

Five Deschutes County businesses are under investigation for violating statewide rules related to face coverings and maintaining physical distancing. The alleged violations were identified during a July 4 statewide inspection of 800 bars and restaurants by Oregon Liquor Control Commission. The OLCC has forwarded the field notes to the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration, […]
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Deschutes County awarded youth suicide prevention grant

Deschutes County has high rate of suicides for people between 10 and 24 years old Deschutes County will receive about $117,000 a year for the next four years to help prevent suicide for children and young adults. On Wednesday, the Deschutes County Commission accepted a grant from the Oregon Health Authority and the Substance Abuse […]
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