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THE BULLETIN • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

BRIEFING Sewer rate workshoptoday The city of Bendis holding a workshop from1 to 5 p.m. today to kick off a discussion of possible changes to the way it charges residents for sewer services. The workshop will be at the north fire station

training center, NE 63377 Jamison St. in Bend. The city is re-examining the structure of sewer rates, which could result in increases and decreases in some customers' bills. City councilors havesaid they are interested in changing the waythe city charges for water and sewer services, in an effort to make bills more equitable andencourage conservation. City officials havesaid the goal is not necessarily to increase the amount of revenuethe city receives through these rates. Thecity uses utility rate revenue, not property taxes, to pay for sewer andwater services. At the meeting, city employees will present information on the cost to provide sewer service to homes andbusinesses around the city, as well as a comparison of the potential impact to customers under various proposed rate structures, according to a meeting agenda.The City Council will attend the meeting, along with a citizen committee appointed to provide input on the options to the council.

OSU-CASCADES

nro men ro'e e By Tyler Leeds

about enrollment gains from

The Bulletin

Becky Johnson, an OSU vice president and the high-

OSU-Cascades' leadership gave a presentation on the state of the university to its

est-ranking administrator in

board of advisers Tuesday

"Enrollment at a lot of universities and community col-

Bend.

afternoon, touching on en-

rollment, finances and the land use struggle over the

OSU-Cascades is projected to hit 994 this year, up from

and strategic planning, discussed how this change in

million from tuition and fees, which she projects to increase about $500,000 during the current fiscal year. However, Sparks said the university will also ramp up spending to "build up our programs for the four-year program." During the current fiscal year, the university expects to spend slightly more

enrollment will lead to more

than it will take in, while still

revenue for the university. During fiscal year 2014, the university took in about $6

retaining a reserve of about $1.8 million.

936 lastacademic year.The

number of credits is expected to rise more steeply, jumping from the equivalent of 502 full-time students to 550.

leges is down," Johnson said. "We have been concerned because it had been down

school's proposed west-side

campus. The board of advisers, school or have financial responsibilities, heard first

Kelly Sparks, associate vice president for finance

the last two years at (Central Oregon Community College), our main feeder." Despite the overall trend

which does not govern the

O riSe

at COCC, enrollment at

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Teachers added to

handle growth By Tyler Leeds The Bulletin

Since the school year has started, the equivalent of 7.3 full-time teachers has

been added to Bend-La Pine Schools to accommodate

student growth, according to a presentation at a school board meeting Tuesday night. Three classes began the year with substitutes as the

ew coun c inic o ens u rs a in i s e r s

district continued to cope with rapid growth, which has been nearly constant for

almost three decades. Since the last board meeting two weeks ago, when the district

had grownby 331 students over the last schoolyear, 62 have since been added,

bringingthe enrollment total to 17,180.

"And we're still growing," said Brad Henry, the district's chief operations and

finance officer. SeeBend-LaPine/B5

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The new health clinic adjacent to Sisters High School will offer more services than were available at the clinic's previous site.

• Students, adults can accesspublic health, behavioral health servicesand dental care By Ted Shorack The Bulletin

Deschutes County's school-based health center in Sisters will move into a new

were asked

Tuesday whether they would be in favor of

opening up the Denone board to five nonpartisan positions instead of the current

The new clinic has three exam rooms, a minilab and a dental area. Located at 1700 SW McKinney Butte Road, next to the high school, the

three-member

building Thursday and be the building took fewer than six first of the county-run school months to build. clinics to offer a combination

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partisan body. Barram

When the foundation was

The question was one of

of services. The new, 2,500-square-foot red building will provide a space for exams and immunizations as well as behavior-

poured, the county hoped an A dental chair inside the new school-based health clinic adjacent to Sisters High School. The building will provide a space for exams

debate between the can-

hookups. Construction was

al health services and dental

delayed for two months but

and immunizntions as well nsbehavioral health services and den-

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care to students and area residents.

eventually went ahead with

tal care to students and area residents.

rant in Bend. DeBone, a Republican who has served on the

The county operates four

school-based health clinics, including the one in Sisters,

many posed by

assisted living center would

members of the Rotary Club of Greater Bend at a

be built nearby and allow for water and electricity

the county putting in additional money for utilities and 1"oads.

Ross said the hospital pro-

these type of services."

vided computers and the clin-

ic's furnishings. Advantage

The project was done with the help of a $500,000 U.S.

two-room modular building

"It was a fairly easy project," said Susan Ross, the county's property and facili-

Dental installed the dental

Department of Health and

for the past two years next to

ties director. "It all went very

Sisters High School. County officials say the Sisters

smoothly." The clinic is a partnership among the county, St. Charles Medical Center and

clinic equipment, she said. "We definitely wouldn't be

Human Services grant. The county announced plans for the new building in

which has been run out of a

health clinic has needed to

able to do this over there," said Ross about the former

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expand and provide more services to the public.

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Five head to livestockjudging nationals

• Acres: 5,508 • Containment: 45% • Cause: Humancaused

bent Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone and his challenger, Jodie Barram, might be their views on county governance. The Deschutes County Commission candidates

Advantage Dental.

By Megan Kehoe

3. Deception Complex • Acres: 6,010 • Containment: 95% • Cause: Lightning

The Bulletin

Traci Dulany is no longer surprised when her students

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Educational newsand activities, and local kids and their achievements. • School notes and submission info,B2

try to quit the Future Farmers of America program. Some come to the Mountain View High School agriculture teacher with excuses about

too much homework in other classes. Others tell her they're frustrated by always losing at competitions. Still others simply send her a text message, shirking from a face-to-face meeting.

modular building. "We just wouldn't be able to have

December. — Reporter: 541-617-782o, tshorack@bendbulletin.com

didates at the Riverhouse

commission since 2011, said changing to a home rule charter should be put off until the county's smaller cities grow larger. Voters struck down the

idea of a home rule charter and five nonpartisan com-

missioners in 2006. See Debate/B5

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Dulany responds to each attempt to quit in the same way. nNO n

Two of the five students on the program's Livestock Evaluation team tried to quit

at various points in the last four years. And if their teacher had let them, maybe the team

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wouldn't have gone on to win 11 contests since spring. Maybe they wouldn't have swept the state competition last

Mountain View High School FFA students, from left, Shannon Tacy,

month.

Emma Rooker, Meghan King,Lindsey McPeake and Delaney Hood have See FFA/B2

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won all 11 of their livestock evaluation competitions since March.


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