DCSO ID’s Bend snowboarder killed in Paulina Peak avalanche, offer details of recovery efforts
A local Bend man was killed in an avalanche at Paulina Peak. Learn more here.
La PINE, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday identified a 33-year-old Bend snowboarder who was killed in an avalanche Wednesday afternoon while out with two friends who were skiing at Paulina Peak.
Despite hours of CPR life-saving efforts — at first detecting a faint pulse — a rescue effort for Erik Maxim Hefflefinger instead became a lengthy, cautious recovery mission by first responders and Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers.
On Wednesday at 12:48 p.m., the SAR unit was dispatched to a report of an avalanche at Paulina Peak, in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument east of La Pine, Sergeant Jason…
Bend Safeway to reopen Wednesday with a new look
Eastside Safeway in Bend will reopen this Wednesday with a new look. Find out more here.
The Safeway on Bend’s eastside has been closed for more than two weeks following the shooting that left an employee and customer dead. It’s set to reopen this week — and it will look a lot different inside.
A sign posted on the side of the building in The Forum reads “Re-opening soon. Stronger Together.”
Workers at the site tell Central Oregon Daily News the store is set to open on Wednesday. They also say they’ve been busy remodeling the interior, so shoppers and workers can expect a different look.
Employee Donald Surrett, 66, and customer Glenn Bennett, 84, were killed in…