Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Chris Smith, of Bend, paddles his way to shore while spending the afternoon with Gretchen Smith (not shown) at Elk Lake to celebrate his birthday. Smith said that they were just out enjoying the nice October weather.
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When it looks like rain, these folks are ready
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Jerry Kenyon sits in the radio monitoring room of his Tumalo home. A volunteer storm spotter with the National Weather Service, Kenyon reports storm information to the agencyís office in Pendleton. He also relays information from other storm spotters after collecting it via radio.
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Season?s change brings long-awaited rain
Joe Kline / The Bulletin A pedestrian carrying an umbrella walks along a sidewalk on a rainy afternoon in downtown Bend on Wednesday. The city had had a completely dry September until Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
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Gusty day in Central Oregon
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Central Oregon agencies still have snow removal funds, despite storm
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Crews work late into the night removing snow from a neighborhood on Bend?s east side earlier in the month.
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Cleaning up after Mother Nature
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It?s snow fun out there
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Rob Kerr / The Bulletin A Latham Excavation dump truck unloads snow Monday on property between Southeast Wilson and Southwest Truman avenues in Bend. Steve Gist with Latham Excavation said four trucks unloading roughly two times per hour for about eight hours ? more than 65 truckloads ? carried more than 1,000 yards of snow to the above location from the parking lots at the Old Mill District. Gist said the snow will be removed in another four days at that rate.
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Riding out the storm
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Mike Smith and his daughter Mia sled down the hill at Drake Park in Bend on Saturday.