It’s been one year since, on Aug. 28, 2022, a gunman at a Safeway in Bend killed two people before taking his own life. The violent act rocked the community, leading to calls for stricter gun restrictions locally and across the state — but officials making those proposals have gained little ground.
In Central Oregon, roughly 250,000 people float the Deschutes River through Bend each summer. Many lose belongings along the way. But, thanks to local divers, some sunk items are finding their way home.