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This week there have been several black bear sightings in the Portland and Vancouver area.  Wednesday morning, classes at Tualatin Elementary School were canceled after a black bear wandered into a field next to the school. And in Vancouver, a bear was captured after it got too close to a college in Vancouver. In Central Oregon, this is the time of year when bears may wander into some residential areas looking for food. Local wildlife biologist Steven George says they sometimes see bears in Sisters and the west part of Bend. They've been hibernating all winter and now they are pretty hungry: “So they haven't been eating at all, so that means they are going to be looking for food. So they are very vigorous searching for food." George says they especially like our garbage; so don't leave food uncovered outside. He says the last local sighting was in west Bend last spring near Farewell Bend Park.

 

 

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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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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