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The largest homeless shelter in eastern Oregon was open to the public Wednesday afternoon in Bend. Managers at the Bethlehem Inn say they hold an "open house" occasionally to give people a better idea of what the shelter is like. Managing Director Chris Clouart says in the past its been an eye-opener: “They are always so amazed; one of the things people will say to me is which sort of bothers me is 'oh its so clean'; like, what were they expecting? But we want people to come here and see what a homeless shelter, and how much of a community it is. And how important it is for people to recognize what kinds of services we offer to folks and right now we are almost at capacity." Clouart says many people think about the homeless in the winter when it's bitterly cold, but they are also very busy in the summer months. He says some homeless families also go to the parks this time of year and pretend they are camping.

 

 

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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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