Bend http://klcc.org en Bend Officially Appoints New Police Chief http://klcc.org/post/bend-officially-appoints-new-police-chief <p></p><p>Bend has a new Police Chief, and it's a familiar face. Jim Porter has been serving as the interim Police Chief since January. Now, after 23 years on the force, Porter officially accepted the job as Bends Police Chief, Friday. City Manager Eric King felt it was best for the department to continue the momentum Porter built during his 6 months on the job.</p><p>copyright, 2014 KLCC</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 16:17:47 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 16034 at http://klcc.org Bend Officially Appoints New Police Chief Boaters Encouraged To Give Feedback To Oregon Marine Board http://klcc.org/post/boaters-encouraged-give-feedback-oregon-marine-board <p>Do you kayak, canoe or paddle? The Oregon State Marine Board is looking for input from non-motorized boaters. They’ve been on the road since early June and are in Eugene today (Tuesday) and in Bend Thursday.</p><p>Scott Brewen is a director with the Oregon State Marine Board. He says for the first time in the state’s history, non-motorized boating is more popular than motor-boating:</p><p>Brewwen: “In all different types of boating from flat water to white water, kayaking, canoes, stand up paddleboard, we’re seeing growth in all areas so it’s pretty exciting.”</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:10:57 +0000 Karen Richards 15780 at http://klcc.org Boaters Encouraged To Give Feedback To Oregon Marine Board Fire Crews Brace For Windy Conditions In Central Oregon http://klcc.org/post/fire-crews-brace-windy-conditions-central-oregon <p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:42:05 +0000 Rachael McDonald 15199 at http://klcc.org Fire Crews Brace For Windy Conditions In Central Oregon Salem Still Tops Eugene as Oregon's "Second City" http://klcc.org/post/salem-still-tops-eugene-oregons-second-city <p></p><p>According to census estimates released last week for cities of 50 thousand or more,&nbsp; Salem has once again nosed out Eugene as the state’s second largest city.&nbsp; As of July 2013,&nbsp; Eugene’ s population was about 159 thousand, while Salem topped&nbsp; 160, 000.</p><p>Portland remains Oregon’s largest city by a factor of four.&nbsp; Bend was the clear state leader in percent of population growth last year at two-point-nine. &nbsp;Eugene, Springfield, Salem and Corvallis all saw small population gains, with none registering as much as one percent.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:32:45 +0000 Claude Offenbacher 14481 at http://klcc.org Salem Still Tops Eugene as Oregon's "Second City" Three Major Upgrades Needed For Bend's Sewer System http://klcc.org/post/three-major-upgrades-needed-bends-sewer-system <p>Three major upgrades are needed for Bend's sewer system, and they need to happen soon. That's according to results from two private engineering firms hired to provide modeling solutions.</p><p>Bend's Sewer Infrastructure Advisory Group was presented the results Thursday. The upgrades include a large gravity pipeline, a sewage pumping facility, and several pipe capacity upgrades in the northern part of the city. Assistant City Manager Jon Skidmore says in some areas, existing sewer pipes routinely approach overflow levels.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:46:43 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 12000 at http://klcc.org Three Major Upgrades Needed For Bend's Sewer System Former Principal Accused Bend-La Pine District Of Discrimination, Denial Of Due Process http://klcc.org/post/former-principal-accused-bend-la-pine-district-discrimination-denial-due-process <p>Former Bear Creek Elementary Principal Matt Montoya is suing the Bend-La Pine School District.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:24:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 8325 at http://klcc.org Bend Refinancing Saves Tax Payer Dollars http://klcc.org/post/bend-refinancing-saves-tax-payer-dollars <p>Bend is taking advantage of lower interest rates to refinance a public works loan and save tax payers dollars. The $10 million loan was originally taken out for two different projects.</p><p>The Transportation Improvement and Urban Renewal projects were originally funded by a loan from Bank of the Cascades. With this refinancing, the city expects to save approximately $817,000 over the life of the loan.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Graham Sprague 5008 at http://klcc.org Bend Refinancing Saves Tax Payer Dollars Bend Sewer System To Get Overhauled http://klcc.org/post/bend-sewer-system-get-overhauled <p>The city of Bend is currently in the planning stages for a new sewer system. This new infrastructure is being set up with help from the community.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:35:16 +0000 Graham Sprague 3273 at http://klcc.org Bend Sewer System To Get Overhauled