A controversy’s brewing over river access for dogs in Bend. Bend Parks & Rec is proposing the creation of a new year-round off-leash area to replace the current one in Riverbend Park, a bit further upstream. But the Central Oregon nonprofit for dogs known as DogPAC says confining off-leash access to a single site will force dog owners to find other sites of their own to use, and will let their dogs swim in the river with currents that they say could be dangerous for the animals. They want multiple approved sites. The park board will address the issue at its next meeting on January 19th.