• Bend to host two roundtable discussions with key stakeholders on camping code

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    The City of Bend will have meetings regarding camping regulations on city-owned property. Learn more here.

    BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The City of Bend will bring together a variety of stakeholders at two roundtable meetings next week to receive feedback regarding the camping code currently in development.

    The city is developing municipal code provisions to regulate camping on City rights-of-way and City-owned property, like public streets, sidewalks and landscape strips in Bend.

    A roundtable is a new type of public meeting that is intended to create a space for community discussion between community members and the Bend City Council in a less formal setting.

    There is no public comment at these roundtable discussions, as the conversation is meant to…

  • Kendall Toyota Wham Bam Country Jam with KSJJ 102.9

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    See LANCO, Chayce Beckham, Saddle Bronc Rodeo Athlete Chancey Williams, and more at the Deschutes Country Family Festival on October 1st! Find out more here.

    Get ready for a Country Family Festival featuring performances from Multi-Platinum Selling Band, LANCO, American Idol Winner, Chayce Beckham, and Saddle Bronc Rodeo Athlete, Chancey Williams. In between performances, there will be shows from J.D. Platt and his K9 Kings, Axe Throwing, Mechanical Bull Rides, Pumpkin Drop Splatter Competitions, Country Craft Village of Vendors, Line Dancing, Games & Activities, and so much more! Bring your lawn chairs, grab a bite from your favorite food truck, check out all the awesome vendors, and Bring the Fam To the Jam! Enjoy the first ever Deschutes Country Family…

  • 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…

  • Central Oregon real estate market in a period of transition

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    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…

  • Rent hikes capped at 14.6% for most Oregonians next year, the highest since limits passed

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    Landlords in Oregon may legally increase rents by up to 14.6% at the start of the new year. Learn more here.

    In a state with one of the most challenging housing crunches in the country, Oregon renters could face the highest possible maximum increase since the Legislature enacted limits on rent hikes three years ago.

    Starting Jan. 1, 2023, landlords in Oregon may legally increase rents by up to 14.6%. This year, the cap is 9.9% – marking a 4.7 percentage point jump from one year to the next.

    According to apartment rental company Zumper, the average rent as of Tuesday for a 1-bedroom residence in…

  • ‘Be More Like Millie Walk’ planned to honor Larkspur Community Center regular

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    The “Be More Like Millie Walk,” honoring Millie McGillivary, is on September 26th at Larkspur Community Center. Find out more here.

    Be more like Millie.

    Bend Park and Recreation District is planning a celebration for MillieMcGillivary — known to most simply as Millie — at Larkspur Community Center on September 26. The “Be More Like Millie Walk” starts at 11:00 a.m.

    That would’ve been her 100th birthday.

    Central Oregon Daily News brought you Millie’s story earlier this year after hearing about her walks around the track at the center, smiling and giving words of encouragement to others.

    She passed away in June at the age of 99.

    Those in attendance at the…

  • New ‘area of known wolf activity’ designated on Warm Springs Indian Reservation

    ‘Area of Known Wolf Activity’ has been designated on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Find out more here.

    SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — A new AKWA (Area of Known Wolf Activity) has been designated on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in the northern Oregon Cascades, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday.

    Two wolves were first found in December by Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs biologists, ODFW said.

    After no sign for a while, two pups were caught on a trail camera in August, proving that wolves are still resident in the area.  If the group still has at least four wolves at the end of 2022, the group will be named the Warm Springs Pack, the agency…

  • Highway 20 closure will temporarily limit options between valley and central Oregon

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    Closures on Highway 20 will temporarily limit travel between Central Oregon and the valley. Learn more here.

    The Oregon Department of Transportation is warning drivers of an upcoming closure of U.S. Highway 20 between the Willamette Valley and Central Oregon. A three-mile section about 27 miles east of Sweet Home and 19 miles west of Santiam Junctions will be closed to traffic from Sept. 9 to Sept. 22.

    During the shutdown, crews will build a retaining wall and repair damage caused by a landslide. The detours are lengthy and involve either Oregon Highway 22 to the north, or Oregon Highway 126 to the south. Both detour routes re-join Highway 20 just…

  • Expect a lot more smoke in Central Oregon the next 2 days

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    The Cedar Creek Fire will create lots of smoke for Central Oregon. Learn more here.

    The Cedar Creek Fire burning on the Willamette National Forest grew to 18,143 acres Tuesday and a Red Flag Warning could cause it to grow.

    People in Central Oregon should expect a lot more smoke in the next couple of days. It could reach “unhealthy for sensitive groups” level.

    “The elderly or pretty much just anyone who has trouble breathing, even younger folks. Those are the people we include in the ‘unhealthy for sensitive groups,’” said Dan Byrd, an air resource adviser working on the Cedar Creek Fire.

    Central Oregon Fire Info says a Red Flag Warning has been issued for hot, dry…

  • Art in Public Places announces sculptures chosen for two new Bend roundabouts

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    Two Bend roundabouts will have new art soon! Learn more here.

    BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Art in Public Places said Wednesday it has awarded two public art commissions for the sculpture designs that were recently on view for the Empire Avenue /Butler Market Road/27th Street roundabout and the Powers Road/Brookswood Boulevard roundabout.    

    Michael Stutz will create his proposed sculpture Golden Squirrel’s Wondrous World for the Empire Avenue/Butler Market Road/27th Street roundabout.

    The woven steel wheel connects the timber mills from Bend’s past, the rolling wheels of cars, and a hamster wheel — humorously representing the routine of daily life. Inside the wheel are silicon bronze strips in blue and green hues where the sunlight will sparkle through the openings.…