KBND Logo

 

On Air Now

Lars Larson
ON AIR NOW
Lars Larson
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Contact

Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Local News


The Oregon Water Resources Department has issued a determination on allegations that the City of Bend is operating its municipal water supply illegally. Water Watch says it's similar to the City of Bend leaving the water tap running all the time and occasionally taking a drink. The Bridge Creek Watershed Pipe Operations is at capacity all the time and the excess is dumped into Tumalo Creek, causing water quality issues there.   But a news release from the City says the Water Resources Department is siding with the City.   Water Watch does not agree: “Well, our response is that this is the City spinning the issue and it doesn't change anything in the complaint, or the validity of the complaint.” The City's news release states Water Resources has determined that the pipe needs to run at capacity to maintain pressure and keep from damaging the aging pipeline. City Attorney Mary Winters says the City will work with Water Resources to look at reasonable interim steps to deal with some of the complaint issues. City officials believe the timing of the complaint was designed to have the City Council rescind approval of the City's Major Surface Water Improvement Project. Water Watch is still looking over the State determination before they issue a response.

 

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)

 
LinkedUpRadio Envisionwise Web Services