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There are some positive economic signs in Central Oregon: “We've got a lot of existing companies in Bend that are adding jobs, that are expanding, moving to new buildings. Probably a good eight to ten companies.   Recruitment is a little bit harder.” Eric Strobel of Economic Development for Central Oregon says many companies are opting to stay put until the economy improves. Export companies are the ones expanding right now, including technology and manufacturing.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.