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United Way announces $25K in 25 Days Challenge

This month, United Way of Deschutes County is stepping out of the box and launching a one-of-a-kind digital community fundraising campaign with the goal of raising over $25,000 in 25 days. The $25K in 25 Days Challenge will run from February 1 – Feb 25.

'100+ Women Who Care' give $25K to Disability Network

'Women Who Care' make big gift

At noon on Friday, 100+ Women Who Care of Central Oregon presented a check for $25,300 to the Central Oregon Disability Support Network.

U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle registration open

The 39th Annual U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle online registration is now open.  The event this year is May 16th, 2015.

Bend Police Citizen's Academy coming up

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The Bend Police Department Citizen’s Academy has received recognition as a national and regional model and continues to be a highly popular program in the Bend community.

Earned Income Tax Credit key for many families

To say the Earned Income Tax Credit can make or break a family’s income for the year is not an understatement. For the 2013 tax year, the average refund in Oregon was over $2,000.

ODOT conducting disparity study, sets Bend meeting

ODOT is conducting a study that will analyze whether minority- and women-owned businesses have equal access to contracting opportunities within Oregon’s transportation contracting industry and with ODOT’s own contracts.

Bend surgeon co-chairs St. Charles breast cancer program

Andy Higgins MD, FACS, a Bend-based breast and general surgeon, has been named co-chairman of the St. Charles Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Breast Program along with Dr. Linyee Chang, a radiation oncologist and medical director of St. Charles Cancer Center.

Bend museum shares history through pet photos

Dog and man on bike 1912

Alvin Shrunk Collection, Deschutes Co. Historical Society

Come have a smile and a giggle over the dogs, cats and other pets of yesteryear through the Des Chutes Historical Museum’s newest exhibit Pet Tales: Furry Friends in Photographs 1900 to 1960.

Redmond to break ground on Sam Johnson Park renovation

Three long years of planning and fundraising will be rewarded on Friday, Feb. 13, when the Kiwanis Club of Redmond and the City of Redmond break ground for the renovation of the playground at Sam Johnson Park. in Redmond’s Dry Canyon.

Live venomous animals at High Desert Museum

Chinese centipede High Desert Museum

High Desert Museum

The High Desert Museum on Saturday is unveiling a new collection of captivating creatures in its latest exhibit, Deadly by Nature: Venom and Poison. 

Bend artists win national jewelry design award

Douglas Jewelry Design

Douglas Jewelry Design is proud to announce that owner/designers Elyse and Steven Douglas have won first place in the 2014 “Gemmys” (like the Emmys but for jewelry) jewelry design competition.

City of Bend offers online community survey

The city of Bend would like residents' opinions on city services, priorities for future planning and the general quality of life in Bend.

Oregon Realtors help home ownership program

Thanks a to a $5,000 grant from the Oregon Association of Realtors Home Foundation, NeighborImpact can assist more families in Central Oregon realize the dream of homeownership.

Redmond PD joins Super Bowl DUII patrols

The Redmond Police Department will be conducting enhanced DUII patrols during and immediately after the Super Bowl on Sunday.

ODFW adds interactive map for anglers with disabilities

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife unveiled Tuesday a Google-based map that highlights 133 sites across Oregon that may be suitable for anglers with physical disabilities. This is the latest in a suite of interactive maps designed to help anglers find places to fish.

Post-Super Bowl DUII traffic safety campaign set

Super Bowl XLIX

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will participate in a statewide traffic safety campaign increasing traffic patrols following the Super Bowl to focus on DUII enforcement.    

Remodeled Deschutes Co. Downtown Clinic open house

On Thursday, February 5, from 4-6:00 p.m., the Behavioral Health Division of Deschutes County Health Services and Mosaic Medical invite you to join in celebrating the remodel of the Deschutes County Downtown Clinic (formally The Annex) and the opening of the Harriman Health Care Integration Project.

Five new businesses in downtown Bend

The Downtown Bend Business Association announced Monday a higher occupancy rate for the fourth quarter of 2014 and five new businesses opening.

State trails advisory panel to meet in Bend

The Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Council will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 at the Bend Park & Recreation District Office, 799 SW Columbia St. The council welcomes public comments.

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic awarded three grants

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades (VIM) announces the recent award of three grants totaling $21,303.

High Desert Chamber Music awarded grant

High Desert Chamber Music has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Bank Foundation in the amount of $3,500.

Bend Senior Softball seeks players

Dust off your mitt, and come join us - Bend Senior Softball begins in April.

Wheat Foundation scholarships offered

The Oregon Wheat Foundation will provide up to 12 scholarships for high school seniors whose families are members of the Oregon Wheat Growers League. The scholarship is also open to students who work part-time for grower members.

Bend Neighborhood Assn. community forum set

The Neighborhood Association Round Table and Orchard District Neighborhood Association have organized a “Bend Area Neighborhoods Advance,” a community forum for Bend residents to learn about Neighborhood Associations and the benefit they provide to the community.

Help update Deschutes Co. natural hazards plan

Deschutes County is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience at the University of Oregon to update the County’s Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan -- and you can help.

Great Nordeen Ski Race delayed due to low snow

The Desert Orthopedic s Great Nordeen Cross Country Ski Race and Fat Tire Bike Race have been rescheduled from January 31, to March 14 due to the lack of snow.

Duck race proceeds benefit Bethlehem Inn

Bethlehem Inn announced Friday it has received its allocation of proceeds from the 2014 Rotary Drake Park Duck Race. Bend Rotary Club donated $25,391 and Rotary Club of Greater Bend donated $10,866 in support of the Inn’s new Computer Lab program.

Redmond town hall on feral cats planned

Feral cats are a problem in Redmond. The Central Oregon Cat Alliance, comprised of Bend Spay & Neuter, BrightSide Animal Center and the Humane Society of Central Oregon, is holding a free Town Hall Meeting on Jan. 31, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.,  to discuss this issue.

Deschutes County seeks Safe Sidewalk Award nominees

The Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is seeking nominations of businesses that make the extra effort to keep their sidewalks safe by clearing debris and hazards.

Bend Soroptimists set 10th annual 'Baby Shower'

For 10 years, Soroptimist International of Bendhas been making local babies a priority by holding their annual Community Baby Shower. 

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