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Cascade Cycling Classic seeks housing hosts

This year’s 37th annual Cascade Cycling Classic presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon will be held July 20-24. The race needs Host Housing volunteers to provide homes for riders/teams for this year’s event.

Bend Energy Challenge installs 18,000 LED bulbs

Perks of going green

The Bend Energy Challenge has installed over 18,000 energy efficient LED light bulbs over the last six months with the help of two AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) teams. 

Vintage planes to fly over Sisters Rodeo

Three vintage airplanes will fly over the Sisters Rodeo at the Saturday afternoon performance on June 11.  Erickson Airshow Collection in Madras is sending the airplanes, which will zoom overhead at the end of the National Anthem.

Les Schwab Amphitheater begins sustainability effort

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Terri McCreary

Just in time for concert season, Les Schwab Amphitheater is launching its new “Take Note Initiative” starting with its season opener, the Alabama Shakes concert, on Friday. The new sustainability initiative is designed to reduce waste and make the amphitheater a more environmentally friendly venue. 

Time to register for June 5 Heaven Can Wait 5K

Heaven Can Wait 5K Run and Walk

 Heaven Can Wait, a 17-year tradition in Central Oregon and one of the largest 5K races in the region, will be held on Sunday, June 5 in Bend’s Drake Park.

Bend's new municipal court judge to be sworn in

On May 18, Bend city councilors approved the appointment of Gwen M. Moore, J.D., to the position of Municipal Court judge

NeighborImpact Head Start accepting applications

NeighborImpact More than just food

NeighborImpact Head Start is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year. Children who live in Crook and Deschutes counties may be eligible for Head Start, a free, high-quality pre-school and family support program.


Campfire restrictions begin June 1 on C.O. BLM waterways

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Annual campfire restrictions go into effect Wednesday, June 1 on portions of the Deschutes, White, John Day and Crooked rivers, as well as on BLM-administered lands along Lake Billy Chinook.


Bella Acapella takes 2nd at Nevada competition

For the second year in a row, Bella Acappella achieved the 2nd place Division A medal by Sweet Adelines International.


Ridgeview HS senior named Ford Family Foundation Scholar

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Ridgeview High School senior Marta Beserra has been named one of 106 Oregon Ford Family Foundation Scholars for 2016.


C.O. youth program director earns national honor

Heart of Oregon Corps

Kara Johnson, program director at Heart of Oregon YouthBuild, was recently honored with the President’s Award at a national YouthBuild USA Directors conference.


Free camping, day use on June 4 State Parks Day

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State parks throughout Oregon invite the public to camp and play for free Saturday, June 4 in celebration of State Parks Day. 

'Biking Buddies' program benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

Wheel Fun Rentals, the No.one recreational rental company in the country, announced it is renewing a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters for a program called “Biking Buddies.”


Free Fishing Weekend coming up June 4-5

Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon is June 4-5, and many events are planned around the state to help families make the most of this opportunity.


Volunteers sought for State Parks' 'Let's Go Camping' events

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Do you love to go camping? Would you like to share your love of the outdoors with others? The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking experienced campers to help volunteer at our Let's Go Camping events this summer.

Red Cross reminder: Need for blood takes no summer vacation

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The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.

Mtn. View HS senior wins congressional art competition

'Flaunt It' Sage Hassell Mtn. View HS

Rep. Greg Walden's office

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., announced Monday that Sage Hassell, a senior at Bend's Mountain View High School, has been selected as the overall winner for Oregon’s Second Congressional District in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. 


OSU-Cascades students to present research projects

OSU-Cascades Campus

On Wednesday, May 25, undergraduate and graduate students will share their recent research projects in an annual Student Research and Projects Symposium, 

Pilot Butte Middle School principal finalists to meet public

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Bend-La Pine Schools has announced the finalists for the principal position at Pilot Butte Middle School. Community members are invited to meet the finalists and offer feedback at a forum set at 6 p.m. Monday, May 23 at Pilot Butte Middle School in the library.

Crooked River Roundup adds event in 71st year

The Crooked River Roundup has added the Wild West-inspired Ranch Saddle Bronc Riding to the longest-running roundup in Central Oregon. Now in their 71st year of celebrating cowboy traditions, the community-oriented Crooked River Roundup illustrates why they call Prineville the “Cowboy Capitol of Oregon.”


Kevney Dugan named new Visit Bend CEO

The Visit Bend Board of Directors voted unanimously to promote from within to fill the vacancy created when longtime CEO Doug La Placa leaves the organization on July 1 to lead another Bend-based company, Precise Flight, Inc.


Bend Area Habitat for Humanity seeks Trinidad, Tobago volunteers

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Join Bend Area Habitat for Humanity on a build trip to Port of Spain, Trinidad, November 5-13, 2016.


Bend-La Pine Schools honor teacher, staff excellence

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On Tuesday afternoon, 64 Bend-La Pine Schools staff members will be honored for their exceptional work and commitment to students as Excellence in Education award winners. 

OSU-Cascades student, faculty member honored for diversity efforts

OSU-Cascades Campus

Oregon State University’s wide-ranging efforts to provide a culture of equity, inclusion and social justice also include efforts underway at OSU-Cascades.


Foundation assists Volunteers in Medicine Clinic

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The Pacific Power Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 grant to Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades (VIM) to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical referrals.


Bethlehem Inn event raises over $200,000

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Bethlehem Inn announced Monday that over $200,000 was raised on Tuesday, May 10  at the sixth annual Spotlight on Homelessness fundraising dinner.   This record-breaking amount far surpasses donations received during prior years.


Mt. Bachelor announces $7,000 in 'Protect Your Playground' grants

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Mt. Bachelor said Sunday that $7,000 in funding has been awarded to three finalists proposing environmentally focused projects in Central Oregon through the Protect Your Playground initiative. 


High Desert Museum takes part in Blue Star Museum program

The High Desert Museum will participate again this summer in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission for active duty military personnel and their families.


Road work in La Pine begins Monday

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On Monday, construction crews will begin work in La Pine on the installation of an asphalt overlay on the following roads:

Bend Fire Department seeking volunteers

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The Bend Fire Department is looking for community-minded-people who would like to become long-term members of a great organization, as a Support Volunteer.

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