Riley Latta, soon to be a seventh grader at Redmond Proficiency Academy, impressed Redmond's Mayor and judges on a statewide panel with his "If I Were Mayor" essay.
County Commissioners plan to send a letter to state agencies expressing concern over a newly proposed rule that that would limit where prescribed burns could occur.
The "listening session" with Bend City Councilors grew heated at times, with many residents upset about the expense of converting from their existing septic system to sewer.
Bend Mayor Casey Roats announced Thursday he will not seek re-election to City Council due to health issues. Another candidate says she's joining the race for his seat.
The 32-year-old climber was reportedly hurt in a 25-foot fall while climbing at Smith Rock State Park, Wednesday afternoon. Rescuers had to use a rope system to pull him to safety.