The new trainees will practice on a one-acre burn Friday, three miles west of Sisters, near the intersection of the 15 and 1520 roads.
Visit Bend has launched the $3 million campaign to help tourists fit in to the local culture. It offers tips on everything from using roundabouts to mountain bike etiquette.
The Bend Park and Recreation District is set to acquire 329 acres adjacent to Shevlin Park, from The Tree Farm LLC development on the western edge of the city.
Firefighters have responded to five different blazes in the past couple of days, including two that heavily damaged homes, all with a common cause.
Housing starts are on track to double, this year, and commercial construction is up by more than 50%. Mayor George Endicott hopes a couple of new projects will revitalize downtown, as well.