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An experimental project on the side of the Newberry Volcano near Bend will give new insight into new ways of renewable energy. Alta Rock Energy is testing the process that creates geothermal energy by sending water thousands of feet below the surface; heating it up and sending it back up. Michael Moore is the project manager and he talked with our News partner, News Channel 21. “To have it be something like this, where it's sort of next step in geothermal development, where you are trying to create something and not just tap into something that's already there; it's pretty interesting science.” Scientists says if successful, the project could lead to a new green revolution across the country.

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

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

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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