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Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton says sometimes people do the exact opposite of what they should do when they hear gunfire.  Sheriff Blanton says some people who were in the Clackamas Town Center during the recent shooting said they actually went towards the noise. 
 
He says some people may be curious or have a natural instinct to help - but that is not the safe thing to do.
 
"if you're in a public venue or a crowded area- leave the area as fast as you can - and be the best witness you can.  in fact, that's what we teach our cops, sheriff deputies carry off-duty all the time.  but first and foremost we must get our families safe so then we can be effective in dealing with the issue or the threat at the time."
 
Blanton also urges people to be aware of their surroundings, especially in public places.
 
The Sheriff was a recent guest on 1110 KBND's Your Town.  He also reacted to the recent NRA state about putting more armed people in schools to deal with mass shooters.  Blanton says he would like to see more Resource Officers in schools rather than trained teachers and other staff members. 
 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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