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The multitude of geese that call Drake Park and several other city locations home have been a source of irritation for the Bend Parks and Recreation District for years. It's not the geese themselves, but the mess they leave behind. Now officials are faced with another decision on dealing with them again. Last summer, they used lethal measures to kill some geese and that caused uproar with animal loving residents. "We’re working on a non-lethal program right now and hopefully, that will be successful. We’ll know come summer, whether or not we got the job done. We’re going to try and beef this program up with some more volunteers and get people involved who have trained dogs that can help herd the geese out of the parks." Paul Stell with the Parks Department says recent counts indicate there are about 100 fewer geese than the last count, so some of their efforts are paying off. They are working with the City Council to pass an ordinance against feeding the geese in the park. What is your opinion? We have a poll here on the KBND website about controlling the geese population.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

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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