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Deschutes County saw one of the biggest jumps in the latest census just released. Population over the last ten years in the county shows a 36% increase. Former Deschutes County Sheriff Les Stiles isn't surprised by the population numbers, but says we have to examine them further. “Because the real question is, yes we've had growth, some loss in absolute numbers. The real question that needs to be asked is the net domestic migration number, in other words, all the people coming in and the people going out.” Stiles says we need to look at whether there's been a brain drain of educated people leaving the area and if that's true, who's replacing them. The Redmond area saw the biggest growth in the County, nearly doubling in size over the last ten years.

 

 

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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.

 
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