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It was a missed opportunity in Central Oregon and Congressman Greg Walden wants to make sure it doesn't happen again. Following up on the missed chance to secure a car commercial filming in the Deschutes National Forest, U.S. Representative Greg Walden of Oregon has asked U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell how he plans to ensure that a similar economy opportunity is not missed again. In the letter he wrote that “The U.S. Forest Service needs to understand that Central Oregon is open for business and that the Forest Service should have taken a cue from Oregonians’ famous attitude ‘how can we make this happen?’ attitude.”   Instead, he says the justifications for blocking the commercial shifted course faster than a snowboarder carving up Mt. Bachelor.  One day, the permit wasn’t granted because officials didn’t want to set a precedent in that area of the forest.  The next day, when contacted by media, the reason was a nebulous catch-all of ‘public safety.’”

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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