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There are four finalists for the city of bend fire chief position - and you'll have an opportunity to meet them this Thursday.

 

Al Gillespie is the former Fire Chief of the North Las Vegas Fire Department.

 

Gordon Sletmoe is the Deputy Chief of Medford Fire and Rescue.

 

John Staley is the Fire Chief of Thornton, Colorado and Nate Trauernicht  is the Fire Chief of the University of California- Davis Fire Department.

 

City spokesman Justin Finestone says they received 83 applications that were culled down to these four candidates.

 

Current Fire Chief Larry Huhn will be retiring at the end of April after 30 years of service.

 

The reception to meet the four candidates will be at the Riverhouse on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

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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.