Tag Archives: Deschutes County

Wages rise in Deschutes County’s tight labor market

Some sectors see double-digit wage growth over three years. There are more jobs in Deschutes County then job seekers, forcing employers to raise wages to compete for qualified employees, according to the Oregon Employment Department. Source: Wages rise in Deschutes County’s tight labor market; Some sectors see double-digit wage growth over three years

Deschutes County again listed among fastest-growing in nation

Census bureau says Prineville is fourth fastest-growing ‘micropolitan’ area. D eschutes County remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, but new U.S. Census Bureau data show its growth slightly stalled last year. The county dropped from third to fourth on the latest list of fastest-growing metropolitan areas across the country. The list compiled […]
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Deschutes County moves to boost marijuana enforcement

Latest move by Oregon counties to control the legal marijuana industry that they say is growing too fast. Source: Deschutes County moves to boost marijuana enforcement

State denies Deschutes DA, sheriff list of pot grow sites

The Oregon Health Authority has refused to provide the Deschutes County sheriff and district attorney with a list of medical marijuana grow sites, marking the latest friction over marijuana between local and state officials. On March 13, Oregon Health Authority official Carole Yann told Sheriff Shane Nelson and District Attorney John Hummel the law doesn’t […]
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Lack of snow keeps forecasters concerned; Late-winter snow keeps Bend from setting snowless record

Long-awaited snow finally arrived in Bend in February, but it was too late, and far too little, to keep this winter from being significantly drier than average.Through Thursday evening, the National Weather Service’s Pendleton office has recorded 4.3 inches of snow in Bend since Oct. 1, less than a fifth of what the city normally […]
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Editorial: Fixing the Cooley Road mess

Once upon a time, there was a fast-growing city in Oregon that was getting more and more traffic congestion on the north end of town. The villain in our tale came along and said you can’t do one of the things that might make the most sense to fix it: Build a new interchange just […]
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Deschutes County adds jobs in February

Construction, tourism and professional work drives economy. Deschutes County gained more jobs in February over the same period last year, led by a strong construction industry, robust tourism and a demand for professionals, according to the state employment numbers. What that means for the county is that the economy is growing, even in the winter […]
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Deschutes County job growth slowed in 2017

January unemployment rate steady 4.1 percent. Deschutes County maintained a low unemployment rate in January, 4.1 percent, despite big growth in the labor force over the past year, the Oregon Employment Department reported Tuesday. Central Oregon Regional Economist Damon Runberg said that’s because the region’s population continues to grow quickly, and people are moving here […]
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Editorial: County should be cautious about cutting family planning

Deschutes County officials are looking into the possibility of dropping the family planning services they offer to the public. They’re in no rush — with budget work only just beginning, the county has until July to complete its budget for 2018-19. That’s good. The county offers family planning services in Bend, Redmond and La Pine, […]
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DCSO investigating Oregon State Police captain

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Oregon State Police captain after receiving an anonymous tip. The sheriff’s office announced Thursday that it has begun a criminal investigation of Capt. William Fugate of the Oregon State Police after it received an anonymous report Tuesday evening, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. […]
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