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They have a small volunteer fire department and many homeowenrs are having trouble finding reasonable fire insruance since they don't have a fire distirct.

 

Residents have gathered more than 240 signatures to allow them to approve their own fire district this November.

 

If approved, it would cost a homeowners $1.75 per one thousand dollars of assessed value.

 

Carolyn Chase help collect the petition signatures.

 

"We have lost a lot of buildings and homes and property.  If we were well equipped or at least better equpped, we could do a lot better with the response and everything."

 

Deschutes County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on putting the issue on the November ballot in late June.

 

If commissioners give the final o.k., residents will decide whether to approve their own fire district in November 2013.

 

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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