Bend company solves problem you can't afford to have
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Steve Hill, founder of Tiger Tugs in Bend, stands next to the Typhoon, a remote control electric vehicle designed to help a buyer position his helicopter on a luxury yacht.
Album ID: 2065424
Chinese remedies come to Bend
Jarod Opperman / The Bulletin Pacific Herbs founder Cathy Margolin in her office at the companys southeast Bend location.
Album ID: 2065205
Bend Studio expects longevity from 'Days Gone'
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Chris Reese, studio director, left, and John Garvin, creative director, stand in front of a screen displaying the main character of ÏDays GoneÓ in the Sony Interactive EntertainmentÌs Bend Studio.
Album ID: 2064822
Bend company creates a smarter light switch
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Ray Lundy, president and chief operating officer at Bellatrix Systems Inc., in Bend, sits next to a display of the Brightswitch system.
Album ID: 2064652
Bend's EarthCruiser to make truck campers
Jarod Opperman / The Bulletin EarthCruiser Founder Lance Gillies sits in one of his companyís new detachable truck campers in Bend on Wednesday. One of the companyís larger expeditionary vehicles sits behind it in the parking lot.
Album ID: 2064350
Low rates help fuel Bend housing market
Jarod Opperman / The Bulletin Recent low interest rates help fuel an already hot Bend real estate market.
Album ID: 2064143
Lyft and Uber face barriers in Bend
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Dale Hagen, a driver with Bend Cab Company, chats with passenger Al Sharkey as he gives him a ride home from the Hawthorne Transit Station on Wednesday.
Album ID: 2064131
Inside Facebook's Prineville facilities
Photos by Kathleen McLaughlin / The Bulletin One of the cabinets in the mobile device testing lab at the Prineville data center. Facebook tests software code changes at the lab to ensure they do not slow the Facebook app or consume too much battery power. A third data center building is under construction ? the last at the site, as the company says it?s out of space to build.
Album ID: 2063739
Local landscapers keep yards native
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Rick Martinson, left, and Karen Theodore own WinterCreek Restoration & Nursery, which specializes in native plants.
Album ID: 2063404
New rules expected to let drone industry take off
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Karl Baldessari, aviation program manager for Central Oregon Community college holds a quad copter Wednesday. The copters, along with other drones, are used in the unmanned aerial systems program at COCC.