This is the third animal-related power outage in Bend, impacting thousands of customers, in the past month. Power was out for several hours before it was fully restored by 11:30 a.m.
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says the new CAT Team will focus on "quality of life" crimes like trespassing and criminal mischief, while patrol Deputies are busy with emergencies.
The La Pine Fire Chief says Good Samaritans with fire extinguishers had flames mostly out before fire crews arrived, when two small grass fires started along Highway 97, Thursday morning.
The deadly fire has grown to around 70,000 acres as of Friday morning. It is now the top priority fire in the country, allowing for more resources to pour into the area.
The Oregon Health Authority says new water samples show dangerous algae bloom toxins are back below safe levels for human exposure.