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It was an unusual site in the Awbrey Glen Golf Course early Tuesday morning. "We had a elk that was on the golf course, off of hole number 12 on Putnam Drive that had decided it was going to try to walk across the pond on hole number 12 near the green. And she fell through the ice and was stranded in the middle of the pond." Keith Kessaris with Awbrey Glen Golf Club says the elk was getting tired trying to find a way out of the pond. The elk was up to her neck in icy water. It took Bend City crews, Bend Police and Awbrey Glen workers combining their efforts to rescue the elk out of the pond. They got a small boat and were able to lasso the elk. Then, using another rope tied to the boat, they were able pull her out of the water. The who incident took about an hour. The good news is no one, including the elk was hurt in this incident. Kessaris says about three years ago, a heard of about 30 elk discovered the abundant food in Awbrey Glen and have come down every winter.

 

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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