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Galveston Avenue corridor meeting set

The city of Bend is asking for public input to select a preferred Galveston Avenue design concept to present to the Bend City Council for final approval.

Sunriver marks 35th year as 'Tree City USA'

Sunriver has been honored by the American Arbor Day Foundation for its 35th anniversary as a “Tree City USA.”

Ten Deschutes Forest campgrounds open up

 With a warm weekend at hand, the Deschutes National Forest and their campground concessionaire, Hoodoo, opened 10 campgrounds and their facilities to the public on Friday.

Big dog-adoption-fee discount at HSCO

The Humane Society of Central Oregon is helping people put a spring into their step with a new best friend, by reducing all dog adoption fees by 40%! This promotion is for a limited time, so run to the shelter to meet your new buddy at the Humane Society of Central Oregon in Bend.

Spring work? Know what's below before you hoe

Every eight minutes in America, someone risks their life by striking an underground utility line. Pacific Power urges customers to protect themselves and their families and change this alarming statistic with one simple act: dialing 8-1-1 two days before doing any digging.

Bend HS students making bird houses for Earth Day

Manufacturing and engineering students at Bend Senior High School have are using their technical skills to establish habitat for small animals on the school campus as a way to recognize and celebrate Earth Day.

Bend seeks volunteers to count walkers, cyclists

Have you ever wondered how you could get a bike facility, sidewalk or street crossing on your favorite route?

Kissell named new Highland Elementary principal

Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Ron Wilkinson announced today that Brian Kissell has been selected to become the next principal at Highland Elementary School at Kenwood. Kissell is currently the principal at Ada Harris Elementary in Cardiff, Calif., a position he has held since 2010.

Upcoming food drives critical for C.O. families

NeighborImpact is calling on community members to help stock the regional food warehouse in Redmond over the next several weeks. Two important food drives bring in about 65,000 pounds of food, which keeps food on the shelves through the summer months.

'Building a Better C. Oregon' nominations open

Thirty-nine years ago, the Building a Better Central Oregon Awards (BBCO) were established during an economic downturn, when interest rates were in the double digits and very little was happening to beautify Central Oregon communities.

Calibrate sprinklers to avoid overspray issues

It’s spring again in Central Oregon! It’s time for irrigation systems to be turned on after sitting idle all winter. Most systems need to be re-calibrated to make sure proper coverage happens over planted areas.

'Fire Hurts, Red Cross helps' campaign underway

When people think of the Red Cross they usually think of donating blood or large disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes.  With all the attention received by major disasters, people don’t realize the most common disaster threat is not hurricanes or tornadoes—it’s home fires.

'Drink One for Deane' to benefit MDA efforts

Friday, May 1, is `Drink One for Dane’ Day, when more than 240 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in seven states will donate proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association , the world leader in fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Deschutes County to mark Crime Victims' Rights Week

Deschutes County will observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 19-25. This year’s theme is “Engaging Communities, Empowering Victims.”

Spring 'Living Well' workshops scheduled

Medicine generic AP

Do you or someone you know, live with a health condition that affects daily life? Workshops to achieve a healthier way of living for people living with ongoing health conditions begin tomorrow.

ODOT begins Beaver Marsh rest stop renovations

Beginning Thursday, the Oregon Department of Transportation will begin a renovation and repair project at two rest stops at Beaver Marsh, south of Chemult on Highway 97.

DCSO finds owner of wandering goat

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office car

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office has found the owner of a goat found wandering in the area of Spring River Road earlier this week.

Redmond Proficiency Academy offers 'AP Capstone' program

The Redmond Proficiency Academy is only one of two schools in Oregon to offer the AP Capstone program, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Bend Cultural Tourism Fund gets 17 requests

The Bend Cultural Tourism Commission is pleased to announce they have received 17 applications for its 2015 inaugural grant cycle, with the requested amount totaling $436,010. The Commission expects to award about $110,000 in 2015.

Dine out in Bend, help homeless animals

Dine out at a downtown Bend restaurant next Tuesday, April 21 and help homeless animals.  Participating Tables for Tails restaurants are partnering with the Humane Society of Central Oregon, so people can dine out for a cause and help those with paws.

DCSO offers free boat safety inspections

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office will be offering free boat safety inspections at the below locations.  Inspections will be from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on  Saturday.

Bend Chamber hands out SAGE Awards

On Friday evening, nearly 300 attendees gathered at Sunriver Resort to celebrate the region’s finest citizens and businesses at the 26th annual Star Awards for Greatness and Excellence event.

Visit Bend, COVA among Oregon tourism award-winners

The Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Travel and Tourism Industry Achievement Awards, presented at the 2015 Governor's Conference on Tourism in Eugene.

Red Cross, Bend Fire partner in home fire preparedness

Did you know that if a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape?

Tax filing deadline looms

The Department of Revenue is reminding Oregonians that the personal income tax return-filing deadline is less than one week away--April 15.

Deschutes Co. seeks 2 Planning Commission members

Deschutes County seeks two volunteer Planning Commission members and is accepting applications until Friday, May 8, at 5:00 p.m.

Thinning work to temporarily close trail west of Bend

On Tuesday, the Deschutes National Forest is planning to close Steve Larsen Trail in West Bend for approximately three days while thinning operations are occurring.

Spring clean-up set for Bend off-leash dog areas

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Dog lovers and park users are invited to lend a hand at a community-wide spring cleanup event at all seven of Bend Park & Recreation District’s off-leash areas. Scheduled for Saturday, April 25th, the annual “Dog Park Cleanup Day” is from 9:00 am to 12 noon.

Pacific Power Foundation aids 9 C.O. agencies

The Pacific Power Foundation has awarded grants totaling $26,000 to nine of Central Oregon's leading agencies that help people in their daily lives.

Tower becomes League of Historic Theatres member

Tower Theatre in Bend

Tower Theatre has been included in the 2015 Membership of the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT), a list that also includes all the major NYC Broadway houses operated by Disney, Nederlander, Shubert, and Jujamcyn.

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