In this Oct. 19, 2017 photo, John Shepherd, a pastor at his home church and officiant during the wedding ceremonies he hosts, poses against the archway he built for hosting wedding ceremonies at his venue, Shepherdsfield, outside Sisters, Ore. Deschutes County is wading into a long-running zoning debate that pits mule deer against churches. The issue came to a head three years ago when the county told a Shepherd he was in violation for hosting a church at his home and conducting outdoor weddings within the zoned area.
In this Oct. 19, 2017 photo, John Shepherd, a pastor at his home church and officiant during the wedding ceremonies he hosts, poses against the archway he built for hosting wedding ceremonies at his venue, Shepherdsfield, outside Sisters, Ore. Deschutes County is wading into a long-running zoning debate that pits mule deer against churches. The issue came to a head three years ago when the county told a Shepherd he was in violation for hosting a church at his home and conducting outdoor weddings within the zoned area. The Bulletin via AP Joe Kline
In this Oct. 19, 2017 photo, John Shepherd, a pastor at his home church and officiant during the wedding ceremonies he hosts, poses against the archway he built for hosting wedding ceremonies at his venue, Shepherdsfield, outside Sisters, Ore. Deschutes County is wading into a long-running zoning debate that pits mule deer against churches. The issue came to a head three years ago when the county told a Shepherd he was in violation for hosting a church at his home and conducting outdoor weddings within the zoned area. The Bulletin via AP Joe Kline

Central Oregon zoning pits mule deer against churches

December 07, 2017 03:15 PM

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