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Deschutes Natl. Forest recruiting volunteers

The Deschutes National Forest in partnership with the non-profit stewardship organization, Discover Your Forest, is hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Event in early April to find volunteers interested in supporting educational and interpretive programs at Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Mt Bachelor.

Saving Grace's 'Take Back the Night' coming up

Join us on Tuesday, April 7th for a Take Back the Night event at the Old Mill District. We will be supporting survivors while learning more about sexual assault and how you can help!

Central Oregon Assn. of Realtors gave back in 2014

In 2014, the Central Oregon Association of Realtors® was able to donate directly to 10 area non-profits and organized members for several volunteer activities.

'Oregon Prepared' workshop coming to Sunriver

The Oregon Office of Em ergency Management is hosting the 2nd annual Oregon Prepared Emergency Preparedness Workshop in Sunriver, March 31 to Apr. 2. The event will include more than 250 city, county, tribal, state, private and non-profit, and federal emergency management leaders.

Deadline approaching for property tax deferrals

New applicants and those who need to recertify their eligibility for the disabled or senior citizen property tax deferral programs have three weeks left to file their paperwork.

New senior execs named for Bend drones nonprofit

SOAR Oregon, a nonprofit funded by the state of Oregon, has made two significant hires as it begins its second year focused on developing the civilian Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or commercial drone) industry in Oregon.

Family Kitchen welcomes new board member

Margi Robberson joined the Board of Trustees for Family Kitchen at their meeting in January.

Oregonians urged to write letters to strangers

Oregon Humanities invites Oregonians to write a personal letter to someone they’ve never met as part of Dear Stranger, a letter-exchange project now in its second year.

'Living Well with Chronic Conditions' workshops set

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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 as early Thursday, April 16.

Bend seeks input on central westside future

Bend’s central westside is rapidly changing with new residential development, schools, parks and an expanded Oregon State University - Cascades campus on the horizon.

High Desert Chamber Music receives $10,000 grant

High Desert Chamber Music has been awarded a grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust, in the amount of $10,000.

R.L. Garrigus named 70th Sisters Rodeo grand marshal

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For 35 years, R.L. Garrigus has stood on the sidelines announcing the Sisters Rodeo Parade.  This year, the celebrated radio broadcaster will ride at the head of the parade as the rodeo's Grand Marshal.

Deschutes Co. seeks input on natural hazards plan update

Deschutes County is  the process of updating its Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan, and a draft is being made available for public review and comment.

Edmondson new Jewell Elementary principal

Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Ron Wilkinson announced that he has selected Scott Edmondson to become R.E. Jewell Elementary School's next principal. Edmondson is currently principal at Sky View Middle School, a position he has held for eight years.

St. Charles Foundation welcomes new board members

St. Charles Foundation has welcomed five new members to its board, including St. Charles Health System CEO Joe Sluka, Dr. Norwyn Newby, Evie Lerner, Connie Newport and ex-officio board member Jennifer Welander, the health system’s new CFO.

Knopp, Whisnant set Redmond, Sunriver town halls

State Senator Tim Knopp (R- Bend) and Representative Gene Whisnant (R- Sunriver) announced a joint town hall schedule Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th in Redmond and Sunriver.

Deschutes Co., state plan south-county sewer open houses

The Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Land Conservation and Development, and Deschutes County will hold open houses in April regarding an exception to Statewide Planning Goal 11 to allow sewers in unincorporated portions of southern Deschutes County.

Spring safety reminder: Look up and live

Spring is just around the corner and warm weather is already drawing Northwesterners outdoors for fun as well as home and yard maintenance projects. Before you reach for that ladder, extended pruner or fielder's glove, be conscious of overhead power line locations.

La Pine HS student safety video finalist in state contest

High school students across the state created videos that are full of drama, humor, and interesting characters to increase awareness about workplace safety with the message, "Speak up. Work safe."

C.O. high schools chosen for Nike grant program

 House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) on Tuesday congratulated the schools of House District 55 that were selected to participate in the Nike School Innovation Fund  College and Career Readiness Program.

Mid-Oregon Credit Union honored for 'Pay it Forward'

Mid Oregon Credit Union recently received the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service honorable mention for their Pay it Forward initiative.

Kemple Children's Dental Clinic receives sizable grant

Kemple Memorial Children’s Dental Clinic announced that it has been awarded a substantial grant from the Children’s Dental Health Initiative Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation.

Jefferson SO offers boat inspections, boater ed classes

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for a busy boating season and wants you to be ready for summer time fun. By taking time in the spring to ready yourself and your boat, you’ll help alleviate some common problems.

AARP seeks volunteers across Oregon

If you are looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity where you can make a difference in your community, AARP Oregon is seeking volunteers to advocate, educate and engage Oregonians of all backgrounds.

Deschutes County partially reopens Cascade Lakes Highway

The Deschutes County Road Department on Wednesday moved the snow gate road closure on Cascade Lakes Highway from the Deschutes Bridge to Elk Lake.

Bend-La Pine Schools seek nominees for honor

Is there a Bend-La Pine Schools teacher, school psychologist, counselor or certified employee who has impacted your child's life in a special way? If so, you are encouraged to nominate that individual for Bend-La Pine Schools' 2015 Excellence in Education Awards.

Healthy Beginnings 'kid inspection' in Bend

On Friday, April 3rd  Healthy Beginnings will bring its 12-Point Kid Inspection to Bend. At these screening clinics, each child receives nearly $3,000 worth of services at no cost to the family.

Hwy. 97 pothole work N. of La Pine next week

An Oregon Department of Transportation Maintenance crew will be patching and filling potholes on U.S. Highway 97 between Vandervert Road and State Recreation Road just north of La Pine next week.

Register now for South County Girl's Summit

The seventh annual South County Girl’s Summit promises a day of free fun and exciting activities for young women in middle school through high school on Monday, March 25.

COCC Foundation events raise $383K for scholarships

Nearly 850 attendees of the recent Central Oregon Community College Foundation’s Taste of the Town and Meal of the Year benefits set a 37-year fundraising record: $383,000 was raised for student scholarships at COCC.

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