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Des Chutes Museum seeks historical photos

The Des Chutes Historical Museum invites submissions for the first annual Preservation Month Photograph Contest.

Oregon fishing season coming up soon

For many Oregon anglers, the 2014 trout season officially kicks off on Saturday, April 26 with the opening of hundreds of miles of rivers and streams and many lakes around the state.

National parks free admission this weekend

In honor of National Parks Week, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., encouraged Oregonians to enjoy the state’s natural treasures and take advantage of free admission to national parks this Saturday and Sunday (April 19 and 20).

St. Charles Foundation offers Madras scholarships

St. Charles Madras, in partnership with St. Charles Foundation, is continuing its longstanding tradition of providing scholarships to students who currently reside in Jefferson County or graduated from high school in Jefferson County.

Deschutes County to start paving projects

On Monday, construction crews begin work on the asphalt overlay for the following roads in Deschutes County:

Grants awarded to six C.O. community gardens

The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) has awarded a total of $11,998 to six community gardens in Central Oregon to help them increase their growing capacity and outreach to their communities.

'Big Chainring' award nominees sought

The Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee seeks nomination for deserving individuals, businesses, and agencies to be recipients of the annual Big Chainring award. Since 1996, the award recognizes those that have made a significant contribution towards the following:

Bethlehem Inn awarded $5,000 challenge grant

The Bethlehem Inn, Central and Eastern Oregon’s only emergency shelter for both single adults and families, is proud to announce it has been awarded a $5,000 Challenge Grant from the Bend Foundation.

HSCO urges: Give chocolate bunnies instead

The Humane Society of Central Oregon is reminding people to avoid the impulse purchase of live rabbits, chicks or ducklings as Easter gifts.

ODF urges: Get a jump on wildfire season

The severe 2013 fire season still fresh in their minds, Oregonians are focusing their efforts on protecting against future wildfires.

Smilie new Deschutes Co. health director

Deschutes County has hired Jane Smilie as Health Services Director. Jane begins working at the county on May 7. She fills the position held by Scott Johnson, who is retiring at the end of May. Scott’s retirement will bring to a close a career of over 35 years of public service, including 20 with Deschutes County.

Family Access Network '$5 for Under Five' campaign

FAN has had Early Childhood advocates in Deschutes County for over 10 years. In September, current federal funding for the three advocates will expire.

Jefferson Co. offers boat inspections, boaters ed

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol will conduct its annual boat safety examination day Saturday April 19 from 10A-4P in both Madras and Crooked River Ranch.

Harmony4Women welcomes 2 new partners

With unprecedented excitement, the Harmony4Women Leadership Team announces the addition of two new partner-organizations to the Harmony4Women Team.

C.O. national forests offer biz opportunities

The Fremont-Winema, Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests are now soliciting new contractors for Central Oregon Restoration Program Blanket Purchase Agreements on the Federal Business Opportunities Website at

The Center Foundation awards 2014 scholarships

TCF (The Center Foundation) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 scholarship program.

Oregon State Police recruiting new troopers

If you are looking at a possible career as an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper, now is the time to check us out as OSP is preparing to hire recruit troopers in early 2015.

Congressional high school art competition begins

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) announced Tuesday that the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” is now open to high school students throughout Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which includes central, southern and eastern Oregon.

Deschutes reminds: File for event permits 90 days prior

With tourism and event season just around the corner, Deschutes County encourages individuals, businesses and organizers planning commercial events and outdoor mass gatherings in unincorporated rural areas, to apply for the necessary permits at least 90 days prior to a scheduled event.

Warm Springs Tribes win Oregon Heritage Award

Individuals, organizations and projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon heritage, including the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs, will receive Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards next week in Albany.

Reese named new Bend HS principal

Bend-La Pine Schools Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Programs Vicki Van Buren met with Bend Senior High School staff Friday to announce the name of the school’s next principal, Chris Reese.

Mtn. View senior appointed to West Point

Recently, Braden Bell, a Bend High School Senior won an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Now, Tim Gorman of Mountain View High is joining Braden.

Healthy Beginnings honors Volunteer of Year

Celebrating 20 years of focusing on children, Healthy Beginnings honored one of their valued volunteers, naming Kerry Zenich Volunteer of the Year.

Deschutes Co. to discuss agricultural lands

Deschutes County Community Development Department staff are holding community workshops in May to hear your input about agricultural lands.  The county is interested in understanding public, stakeholder, and landowner opinions about the opportunities and challenges facing Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) designated lands.

Youth Conservation Corps seeks summer workers

Youth 16 to 18 years old can now apply for eight weeks of summer employment with the Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps.

NeighborImpact offers financial coaching

An alarming number of Americans have no savings to fall back on if they lost a job or faced a significant financial hurdle, according to a consumer finance survey by NeighborWorks America.

MountainStar Family Relief Nursery gets top ranking

MountainStar Family Relief Nursery announces that it has received a five star quality ranking, the highest ranking possible, from Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System.

Crook Co. SO graduates first Citizen's Academy

Monday night was graduation night for 17 citizens who attended the very first Crook County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy.

Redmond election drop box site changes

The 24 hour / 7 day a week drive-by ballot drop site at the Redmond Library will now open early beginning with the May 20 election. The 24 / 7 drive-by drop site will open on Friday, May 2. There will no longer be a drop site at Redmond City Hall.

Oregon Blue Book cover photo contest begins

Secretary of State Kate Brown announced Wednesday the opening of a contest to select the cover photo for the 2015 Oregon Blue Book.


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