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Fireworks show closes Pilot Butte summit road

Pilot Butte fireworks Kelly Dick

Kelly Dick

Because of the July 4th Fireworks Display on Pilot Butte, the road to the top will be closed to vehicles from Saturday, July 2 until early afternoon on Tuesday, July 5, to give the crews time to clean up the area.

La Pine RFPD continues wildland interface structural assessments

La Pine Fire District truck

La Pine student firefighters, in uniform and in a fire district vehicle, will be visiting homes and properties within the fire district this summer. The purpose is to pre-plan and collect critical data (from the outside only) for firefighters to use when protecting homes from a wildfire.

Mt. Bachelor to open for July 4th weekend

Mt. Bachelor logo

Mt. Bachelor will open for the summer season on Friday,with scenic lift rides, lunch at Pine Marten Lodge, disc golf and downhill mountain biking off the Sunshine Accelerator Lift. resort officials said Wednesday.

Bank of Cascades creates OSU-Cascades scholarship fund

OSU-Cascades Campus

Bank of the Cascades Foundation has established a needs-based scholarship fund for incoming freshmen at Oregon State University-Cascades. The foundation recently gave $50,000 to OSU’s growing campus in Bend to assist first-year students who might not otherwise be able to afford college.

C.O. Council on Aging seeks public comment on plan

COCOA logo

The Older Americans Act requires each designated Area Agency on Aging to develop an area plan. Currently, active four-year AAA Area Plans and updates expire on 12/31/16.  The local AAA is the Central Oregon Council on Aging, located in Bend.

Family Access Network receives $5,000 grant

Bend nonprofit announces 10 000 grant

The Family Access Network (FAN) is the recipient of a $5,000 donation to be used to help address basic-needs for children and their families in Deschutes County. 

Cascade Lakes Welcome Station expands hours

Cascade Lakes Welcome Station opens

The Deschutes National Forest’s Cascade Lakes Welcome Station is expanding its hours of operations to better serve the increasing demand for recreation passes and forest information, officials said Tuesday.

NeighborImpact's Food Recovery Program gets $10,000 grant


NeighborImpact's Food Recovery Program staff received good news in the form of a grant for $10,000 from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. The funds will be applied toward costs associated with collecting and delivering food through our distribution network in Central Oregon.

Tower Theatre Foundation receives $4,000 grant

Tower Theatre in Bend

The Tower Theatre Foundation said Monday it received a $4,000 grant from the US Bank Foundation for general operating support.

Bend woman named Oregon DAR leader

Alice Miles of Bend recently was named as state regent for the Oregon State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Cascade Natural Gas Bend pipeline work advances

Cascade Natural Gas

Ground conditions have improved, and Cascade Natural Gas crews are picking up speed in their pipeline replacement project on Bend’s west side, the utility said Sunday

OSP accepting applications online for new troopers

Oregon State Police patrol car generic

Have you ever considered the Oregon State Police as a career? If so, the Oregon State Police offers numerous duty assignments across our beautiful state and will be accepting Entry Level and Lateral recruit trooper applications beginning today and will close at midnight on Sunday, August 7.

Bend Cultural Tourism Fund awards 2016-17 funding

Bend Cultural Tourism Fund logo

The Bend Cultural Tourism Commission is pleased to announce the funding of seven Bend projects at its June 10, 2016 meeting, awarding $185,316.

Deschutes County offers free HIV testing next week

Deschutes County sign

Next week, Deschutes County Health Services will offer free HIV testing in Bend and Redmond. The free testing is being offered in recognition of National HIV Testing Day, which is Monday, June 27.

Support C.O. seniors during online giving event

COCOA logo

With the generous support of the Central Oregon community, Central Oregon Council on Aging is able to continue offering programs and services that empower seniors to remain independent and enhance their quality of life. And now, COCOA is taking its fundraising efforts to the next level to impact even more seniors.

New 'Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz' series to debut

Mt. Bachelor Riverouse Jazz logo

Following the completion of a $10 million renovation, Riverhouse on the Deschutes hotel, in partnership with Executive Producer G2 Strategic, announced Thursday they are launching a new jazz series, Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz.

Mtn. View grad visits D.C. as winning artwork displayed

Sage Hassell Congressional Art Contest winner

Rep. Greg Walden's office

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore.) welcomed Congressional Art Competition Winner Sage Hassell, a recent graduate of Mountain View High School in Bend, to the U.S. Capitol to see her winning painting unveiled in the national student art exhibit.

Take a train journey back in time on the Fourth

Mount Emily steam locomotive

Oregon Historical Society

ALL ABOARD for an old-fashioned, all American 4th of July in Prineville! This Independence Day, the Oregon Historical Society and the city of Prineville will run the Mt. Emily Shay #1 on a series of excursion trips beginning at 8 am, with runs occurring every hour on the hour until the last train departs at 3 pm.

DCSO free shredding, drug disposal, food drive in Sisters

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office car

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office in partnership with SecureShred and NeighborImpact will host a free shredding event Saturday.

Bloom Project receives $5,000 grant

MLK Jr. Day Volunteer Connect

Volunteer Connect

The Bloom Project, a Bend-based, volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides fresh floral bouquets to hospice and palliative care patients, has received a $5,000 grant from the Vital Life, a Marquis and Consonus Foundation.

S. Century Drive-Spring River Rd. tree removal begins

Deschutes County sign

On Tuesday, the traffic light at Venture Lane and South Century Drive in Sunriver will be shut off at 8:30 a.m. and will remain off for most of the day. The Deschutes County Road Department will be working with a contractor to remove trees in the area.

Forest Road 30 to close at Crazy Creek through October

Forest Service logo

A short road segment of Forest Road 30 at the junction with Crazy Creek, about 5 miles east of Big Summit Prairie, will be closed beginning Wednesday, and expected to stay closed into October, while contractors install a new culvert.

CNG gas line replacement on NW Broadway Street

Cascade Natural Gas

Bend motorists are advised to avoid Northwest Broadway Street between St. Helens Place and Florida Avenue this week, as Cascade Natural Gas crews are replacing old gas lines with new ones.

Three Oregon Civil Air Patrol members get national honors

Civil Air Patrol Cessna C-182 aircraft

Oregon Civil Air Patrol

Three members of the Oregon Wing of Civil Air Patrol are receiving national awards at the CAP National Convention in Nashville, Tenn., in August.

Tower Theatre receives grants to fund education manager

Rainbow Tower Jen Ervast

Jen Ervast

The Tower Theatre Foundation is the recipient of a $9,000 grant from the Daryl L. and Patricia L. Swenson Fund and a $1,000 grant from the Williamson Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation to help fund the Tower Theatre Foundation's education manager for a third year.

Veterans Stand Down, Community Resource Fair set

American flag

Central Oregon Veterans Outreach, Inc. is hosting the 2016 Veterans Stand Down and Community Resource Fair for Central Oregon on Friday, June 24. This event is open to everyone in our community that is homeless and/or low income, and is a one-stop area to connect with valuable resources from within our area.

Dealer donates 4,000 jars of peanut butter to NeighborImpact


After a successful Peanut Butter Drive, Robberson Ford in Bend and Prineville is donating approximately 4,374 40-ounce jars of peanut butter to NeighborImpact's Emergency Food Assistance Program.

Deschutes County Fair exhibitor premium book available

The Exhibitor/Premium Book for the 2016 Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo is now available. The premium book includes all of the rules and regulations pertaining to the fair and details for each of the exhibit categories.

Bend Economic Development Advisory Board applicants sought

The City of Bend is seeking applicants for two positions on the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board.

Jackson receives COCC Faculty Achievement Award

COCC closing spring-term enrollment Monday

Beverly Jackson, professor of health information technology and director of the HIT program, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of Central Oregon Community College’s Faculty Achievement Award. Presented annually since 1986, the award recognizes excellence in teaching.


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