Jefferson County Newswire

Jefferson County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Jefferson County, OR.

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  1. Bend-La Pine grows to fifth-largest school district in stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... School District's enrollment dropped by nearly 10 percent and districts in Redmond, Sisters, Culver and Jefferson County reported only slight changes. Of Oregon's 197 school districts, 50 percent saw increases in enrollment over last year, 38 ...

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  2. Drug take-back program a success in Jefferson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office collected more than 1,100 pounds of expired or unneeded prescription drugs over the past year. "If they have a death in the family, some older person died, where they have numerous prescriptions and they don't know what to do with them," Sheriff Jim Adkins said Wednesday in explaining where the drugs come from.

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  3. DA: No more shooting info released for at least 4-6 weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... Tri-County Major Incident Team is comprised of members of law enforcement from the Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson County Sheriff's Offices and District Attorneys; the Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Madras, Black Butte Ranch, Sunriver and Warm Spring ...

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  4. Central Idaho program takes in 1,100 pounds of drugsRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 31 | Washington Times

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in central Oregon says nearly 1,100 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs have been dropped off for safe disposal in the last year and a half.

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  5. Jefferson Co. SO collects, disposes of prescription drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday almost 1,100 pounds of unwanted medication has been collected throughout Jefferson County over the last 18 months. The sheriff's office participates in the prescription drug take-back program and maintains the county's three prescription drug drop boxes in which people may dispose of unwanted medicine.

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  6. Central Oregon Unemployment DropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | KBND-AM Bend

    ... there are jobs out there." Jefferson and Crook counties each dropped 0.3% in December, landing at 7.3% for Jefferson County and 8% in Crook County.

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  7. Off-duty sheriff's deputy critically injured in shooting in ColoradoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | OregonLive.com

    An off-duty Jefferson County sheriff's deputy was critically injured in a shooting outside an apartment complex in Aurora. The Aurora Sentinel reports the deputy, whose name has not been released, was one of two people injured near Rangeview High School on Tuesday evening.

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  8. Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo names grand marshal, queenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... 29 years. She has been involved in both 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA). Emylia, 17, was the 2015 Jefferson County Fair & Rodeo princess. The Bend native takes online classes through Baker Web Academy and will be graduating this summer. She ...

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  9. Crook County committee weighs options for larger jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... ing months to serve their sentences. The county has supplemented its jail capacity by renting beds from the Jefferson County jail for more than $65 per inmate per day. Crook County is budgeted to pay more than $600,000 to Jefferson County this year.

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  10. OSP: Five people seriously hurt in Hwy. 97 crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Four adults and an infant were seriously injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash Sunday evening on Highway 97 north of Terrebonne, Oregon State Police said at the scene. The crash, which shut the road for a time, was reported shortly before 5:30 p.m. near milepost 109, in the area of Juniper Butte and the southbound ODOT truck weigh station in southern Jefferson County, seven miles north of Terrebonne.

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  11. State plans to draft Jefferson County boat moorage rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 11 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    In response to a petition from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon state Marine Board last week approved initiating a rulemaking process to consider new boat operation rules on lakes in the county. The proposed rules would prohibit mooring in the same location for more than 16 days and would require a boat to move at least five river miles from its original location on the waterbody.

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  12. Crook, Jefferson counties at child abuse prevention 'tipping point'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2016 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... of incidents, children are abused by a trusted family member or friend. In Crook County 1136 adults and in Jefferson County 1027 adults are trained to create environments that reduce the risk for abuse and allow children to live, learn, play, and ...

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  13. Jefferson County sheriff's deputy earns state honorRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    On Dec. 9, the Oregon State Sheriff's Association met for their annual conference and awards banquet in Bend. During the awards banquet, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ron Larson was selected as the Enforcement Deputy Sheriff of the Year for the state of Oregon.

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  14. Madras pair charged with murder by abuse in child's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A Madras couple pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder by abuse and several other charges, accused of causing the death of her 1-year-old daughter through neglect and maltreatment, including lack of food and medical care and leaving her alone for long periods of time. Garry Lee Vineyard II, 20, and Raine Jasmine Austria, 25, appeared separately by video hookup from the Jefferson County Jail for their arraignment before Circuit Court Judge Gary Williams.

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  15. Sarah C. VarnoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2015 | Watertown Daily Times

    Sarah C. Varno, 79, of Cadwell Street, passed away December 17, 2015, at her home while under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County and her family. Mrs. Varno was born May 15, 1936, a daughter of James and Mary Cifra Coppola.

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  16. How Jefferson County lawmakers' incompetence and greed put hundreds of Alabama laws in jeopardyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2015 | Alabama Live

    ... assuming you're a crook, just as you can make it with everyone taking you for an idiot. Case in point, the Jefferson County legislative delegation, which might again have put hundreds of laws affecting counties and cities throughout the state at ...

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  17. Snowy C.O. roads prompt school delays, closuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... delays Thursday morning across the High Desert. Here's our final list: CLOSURES:: -Bend-La Pine Schools -Jefferson County 509-J School District -St. Francis School -Three Sisters Adventist School -Trinity Lutheran School -Waldorf School -Eastmont ...

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  18. Snow, slick roads prompt school closures, delaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A new round of snow and slick roads prompted numerous school closures and delays Thursday morning across the High Desert. Here's our updated list: CLOSURES:: -Bend-La Pine Schools -Jefferson County 509-J School District -St.

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  19. Local Alert Weather, Thu., 12.3.15Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    While much of the High Desert has emerged from a deep freeze, not so in the Madras area, where freezing fog has lingered and temperatures have not climbed above freezing. Due to slick roads, Jefferson County canceled classes for a second day Thursday, while Culver schools were on a two-hour delay.

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  20. Freezing rain hits hard: then long-awaited thaw beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... closed for several hours. But much-welcomed warming arrived by mid-morning, starting a long-awaited thaw. Jefferson County, Sisters, Sisters Christian Academy and Culver canceled schools, as did Cascades Academy and Central Christian -- and Redmond ...

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