• OSU-Cascades research, sponsored activities attract over $5.7 million in past year

    OSU Cascades received more than $5.7 million for research and other grant funding this past fiscal year. Find out more here!

    BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Research and other grant funding at Oregon State University – Cascades reached more than $5.7 million during the past fiscal year ended June 30, a record for the Bend campus.

    “OSU-Cascades researchers and experts increasingly fulfill our commitment to Central Oregon, the state and nation, advancing regional economic development priorities and contributing to a growing and innovative branch campus of OSU,” said Andrew Ketsdever, interim vice president of OSU-Cascades.

    Research at OSU-Cascades contributes to Oregon State’s leadership as the state’s top comprehensive public research university. This past fiscal year research funding…

  • Wolf family establishes home in northern Oregon Cascades

    “Area of known wolf activity” has been established in the Northern Cascades. Learn more here.

    The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has designated a new area in the northern Oregon Cascades as an “area of known wolf activity” where a family of wolves has established itself.

    The agency made the announcement Monday in a news release.

    Biologists with the Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs found two wolves in the new area in December 2021 on the tribe’s reservation in Jefferson and Waco counties.

    No one saw any wolf pups until August of this year, when a trail camera captured them.

    ODFW said that proved the wolves had established themselves in the area and…

  • Central Oregon real estate market in a period of transition

    Posted on in category Localtaggedbend , Housing , Local , Market , Real Estate , Realtors , Redmond , Single-Family Homes , Sunriver , What’s Trending

    Central Oregon is seeing a “more balanced real estate market.” Learn more here.

    Central Oregon sellers may find that they’re not getting multiple offers within days of listing their homes for sale, but that doesn’t mean the market is turning in favor of buyers.

    It does indicate, however, that a transition is building from a seller’s market to a more balanced real estate market for Central Oregon, said Donnie Montagner, owner of Beacon Appraisal Group in Redmond. Real estate professionals say that more homes are up for sale and taking longer to sell. When those two home-sales components change, it creates a more balanced market for buyers and sellers, Montagner said.

    Prior to the pandemic, in 2020, a single-family home…

  • Redmond Fire & Rescue launches new business inspection software to boost efficiency

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    Redmond Fire & Rescue launched a new fire inspection software. Discover more here.

    Redmond Fire & Rescue’s Fire Marshal’s Office has launched its new cutting-edge fire inspection software from ESO. This new software will allow the Fire Marshal’s Office to improve efficiencies when out conducting fire inspections at businesses.

    Currently, inspectors will complete a fire inspection using a paper form, then return to the office and input the information into an older database, and then reprint the inspection and return to the business to provide them a report.

    With the ESO software, an inspector can complete an inspection on a tablet, and within a matter of a few seconds, the inspection report can be delivered to the business owner’s email…

  • Federal funds for Oregon emergency preparedness includes $750K for C.O. coordination center

    Posted on in category LocaltaggedAirport , Earthquake , Federal Funding , Local , PDX , Redmond , Regional Emergency

    Redmond and Portland will see federal investments in emergency preparedness, public safety, and economic development. Learn more here.

    WASHINGTON (KTVZ) — Sens. Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., announced Monday that Portland’s airport will receive a major federal investment to ensure its runway survives a major earthquake, along with other emergency preparedness funds, including $750,000 toward a regional emergency training and coordination center in Redmond.

    The funding was among a range of federal investments in Oregon’s emergency preparedness, public safety, and economic development included in the 2022 omnibus spending bill, which has now been signed into law by President Biden, according to the lawmakers’ news release, which continues in full below.

    Senator Merkley, a member of…