Dangerous intersections near Metolius will be closing permanently Wednesday. Learn more here.
Three intersections on Highway 97 near Metolius in Jefferson County that have a history of serious and deadly crashes is being permanently closed Wednesday.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is shutting down SW Bear Drive and Eureka Lane at US 97. ODOT said poor visibility and the fact the intersections are at the end of a passing lane have made the intersections especially dangerous.
A concrete barrier will be installed where Bear Drive meets the highway.
The closure will mean changes for…
The Cascadia bullet train could connect British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Learn more here.
For more than five years, Washington state, Oregon and British Columbia have collaborated on studies of a possible Cascadia bullet train to run between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada. This winter, the Washington Legislature approved money for yet more studies. But state lawmakers also set aside a much bigger sum to attract federal support that could advance the bullet train dream toward being shovel-ready.
Project supporters envision a train with a top speed of at least 250 mph operating on a dedicated track. That could whisk travelers…
Bend PD performed an impromptu safety enforcement detail on Sunday. Find out more here.
Bend police officers issued several traffic citations during an impromptu safety enforcement detail on Sunday.
Four officers carried out seven traffic stops between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on NE 3rd St. and the North Parkway near Empire Ave.
Citations included driving 80 mph in a 45-mph zone and operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone.
The Bend Police Department would like to remind drivers to follow the speed limit, avoid distracted driving, and to wear seat belts in order to arrive safely at their destination and enjoy the warm weather.
The historic Santiam Ski Lodge is getting a glow up! Read more about the transformation here.
Located just west of the Hoodoo Ski Bowl at Santiam Pass, the historic Santiam Pass Ski Lodge is garnering the attention it deserves. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from July 1939 to February 1940, the lodge has stood empty and deserted since 1986, except for some periodic maintenance by the U.S. Forest Service and wandering rodents. But restoration efforts now underway are breathing new life into the structure, which is listed on the Federal Register of Historic Places and which Restore…