Empire Work Continues

Empire Work Continues

New roundabout opens, more changes coming
Road construction on Bend's east side continues in an effort to relieve congestion at key intersections, improve safety and help drivers cross the city more easily.

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Forest Service Streamlining Prompts Questions

Less analysis, less public input for projects?
The U.S. Forest Service wants to change the way it evaluates the environmental effects from certain projects on federal land, a move that environmental leaders warn would violate both the letter and the spirit of the law—and put everyone involved in court.

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Regional Roundup

Found this week in Cascades Reader
OSU-Cascades Grows in Bend Oregon State University-Cascades is breaking ground on an expansion of its Bend campus.

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Source Weekly Update Podcast 8/15/19

Forest Service Streamlining Prompts Questions, Voting on Marijuana Regulations and the Closing Reception for the Bend Art Center
The Source Weekly Update Podcast!

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Cargo Train Derails

Diesel fuel spills near Madras
Several cars of a BNSF Railway cargo train derailed at about 2:30am Monday near Madras, spilling about 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel from the fuel tank of an engine. The 80-car train, carrying vehicles and other cargo, had two crew members who were not injured, according to BNSF spokesperson Courtney Wallace.

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At Home on Public Lands

Dispersed recreation could help with overuse issues. A first step toward that goal: An education into how the public can use its lands
Many people turn to the outdoors as a form of relaxation, a way to get away from it all. To get away, more specifically, from other humans.

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DA Cautiously Optimistic with Budget Result

'Hybrid' solution involves some new staff, some work changes
District Attorney John Hummel is looking forward to seeing how a "creative" solution plays out after a back-and-forth with the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners in the spring over funding he requested for nearly a dozen new positions.

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Cuts to Public Advisory Groups Spark Concern

Senators highlight the importance of public participation in BLM decisions
Oregon's senators want to spare the volunteer groups that advise the Bureau of Land Management from proposed cuts, warning that getting rid of the groups could hinder the public from managing public lands.

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Source Weekly Update Podcast 8/8/19

Concerning Usage of Public Land, Budget Optimism in the DA's Office and A New Art Gallery in Prineville
The Source Weekly Podcast!

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Turf Times

Two new turf fields will significantly increase the availability of synthetic fields for local athletes
The Bend FC Timbers have acquired phase I permitting to move forward with construction of their sports complex, which includes two turf fields.

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Get Your Local Road Improvement Ideas Ready

Program targets safety fixes for Bend streets
Those looking to make changes to roads in their Bend neighborhoods can get their proposals ready. A new city program targets small-scale residential street projects, focusing on pedestrian and bike safety, speeding, intersection crossings and other issues, according to information from the city.

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Police Identify Body

Cops are still looking for more information from the public
A body found early this week west of Sunriver is that of 48-year-old Curtis Fredrick Pagel, according to a news release from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. A camper walking a dog reported the decomposed body on Sunday.

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From Potato Show to Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo

Celebrating 100 years of supporting the next generation of farmers
The Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, which is no small feat. The first annual Deschutes County Fair was actually held in October 1920, just a few years after Deschutes County was officially recognized in 1916, when it broke off from Crook County.

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Send in the Clown

Rodeo Clown JJ Harrison brings a barrel of laughs to the Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo
Rodeo fans need little introduction to JJ Harrison, one of the most sought-after rodeo clowns on the Northwest Pro Rodeo Association and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuits. His quick humor and walk-and-talk antics have made him a fan favorite at rodeos from Central Oregon to Louisiana.

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Highway 97 Changes Advance

Traffic flow, safety, development benefits expected
Long-planned efforts to improve US 97 at Bend's north end have moved a step closer to construction with a $60.4 million federal grant. The project to reroute US 97 on the north side of the city will complete the final segment of the Bend Parkway.

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Filling a Void

Public housing projects aim to combat flat wages, high housing costs
More public housing will open over the next year or two, providing a much-needed supply of homes for a growing Central Oregon population that faces rising housing costs and incomes that fail to keep up.

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  • Re: Chimp Controversy

    • Did Chimps Inc. close? If so, where are the chimps now located? And how many…

    • on August 14, 2019
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    • They are stuffed with enviromarxists. We don't need them.

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    • Thanks for the tip, Bill. As the article stated, lots of beans in that can…

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    • Excellent article Nicole! You may want to speak with Jamie Dawson, Ochoco Mountains Coordinator, Oregon…

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