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Redmond seeks volunteers for bike-pedestrian count

The Redmond Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee will be conducting the first-ever Redmond bicycle and pedestrian counts this September and is seeking volunteers to help with the count!

Bend Parks and Rec seeks youth soccer referees

The Bend Park and Recreation District is looking to hire referees for the 2014 Bend Unified Recreational Soccer League, a joint program with Bend FC Timbers.

Bend Police Dept. expands fingerprinting services

The Bend Police Department is increasing fingerprinting services due to a high level of interest.

La Pine DMV field office hours changing

The La Pine DMV field office’s hours of business will change to Thursdays instead of Tuesdays, and the office will be open a half hour longer. The changes will take effect the week of Sept. 1.

Deschutes Brewery expands to Michigan

Deschutes Brewery announced Thursday its craft beers will be available in Michigan beginning October 6th. The Oregon-based brewery will partner with West Side Beer Distributing for distribution of its beers in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing areas.

Education Foundation hires executive director

The Education Foundation for Bend-LaPine Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Jones as its new executive director effective August 16th.

Bend Fire Department seeking volunteers

The Bend Fire Department is looking for individuals who would like to become a long-term member of the department as a volunteer -- not to fight fires, but in a variety of other needed duties.

Oregon Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee to meet in Bend

The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 11:30 a.m. at the Oregon Department of Transportation's Region 4 building, 63055 N Hwy 97 in Bend, in the Diamond Lake/Crater Lake rooms.

Oregon Adaptive Sports hosting 'Camp Oasis'

This week, Oregon Adaptive Sports is hosting the first of its kind, Camp Oasis, a day camp for children between the age of 6 to 13 years old with cognitive and physical disabilities.

Indoor rock climbing clinic with Wounded Warriors

This upcoming Saturday at the Bend Rock Gym, OAS and Mark Wellman, an avid adaptive rock climber, instructor and two-time Paralympian will be hosting a climbing clinic for local wounded warriors.

Sisters-area historic tour on Sept. 9th

The Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission will visit a number of historic sites in Sisters Country on Tuesday, Sept. 9th, including stops in downtown Sisters, Camp Polk Military Site, Cemetery and Homestead, Freemont’s 12 Mile Tree Blaze, and Tumalo Dam.

'Living Well with Diabetes' classes offered

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Do you or someone you know, live with diabetes or pre-diabetes?  Does their diabetes affect their daily life? Workshops to achieve a healthier way of living for people living with diabetes begin on September 9. Workshops will be offered in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties.

Saving Grace again makes '100 Best Nonprofits' list

Saving Grace is proud to announce its inclusion in the list of Oregon Business magazine’s annual list of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon.

S. Deschutes County road projects due

On Wednesday, construction crews will begin work on the asphalt overlay for Bridge Drive and Otter Drive in southern Deschutes County.

2015 Sisters Rodeo Queen applicants sought

Applications are being accepted for the 2015 PRCA Sisters Rodeo Queen. According to John Leavitt, queen selection committee chair, applications will be accepted until September 17.  Tryouts are scheduled for Sunday, September 21, 1 p.m. at the Sisters Rodeo Arena.

SE Bend natural gas line project continues

Cascade Natural Gas crews will be working on Phase 3 of the Gas Pipeline Replacement Project this week.

City of Bend partners with Nextdoor service

The city of Bend this week joined Nextdoor, a private social network platform for neighborhoods. This allows the city to communicate online with specific neighborhoods who have established Nextdoor websites.

Haystack Reservoir boat races to limit public access

An annual Columbia Drag Boat Association race event will take place September 5-7, 2014 at Haystack Reservoir, located about ten miles south of Madras on the Crooked River National Grassland.

Bend police plan pedestrian safety operation Tuesday

The Bend Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on Tuesday, August 19th, on NW Riverside Boulevard at Kansas Avenue.  The operation will take place between 9 and 11 a.m.

$100,000 grant to St. Vincent de Paul Redmond

St. Vincent de Paul Redmond received approval from the Collins Foundation for a grant totaling $100,000 towards the purchase of their existing building in Redmond.  Two other foundation grants have been applied for and are pending trustee final review. 

Deschutes Co. hearing on code enforcement rules update

The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Community Development Department’s Code Enforcement Policy and Procedures Manual update on Wednesday, August 27, at 10:00 a.m. at the Barnes/Sawyer Room (1300 NW Wall Street, Bend).     

COCC Community Learning fall registration open

Online registration for Central Oregon Community College’s fall Community Learning classes has begun. Phone registration will begin Aug. 25.

High Desert Museum receives $125,000 grant

As part of more than $1.1 million being invested in the Creative Heights initiative in 2014 by The Oregon Community Foundation the High Desert Museum in Bend received a $125,000 grant for the museum to develop interdisciplinary programming that revisits the prolific programs of the Great Depression through literature, music, theater, film and visual arts.

Bend restaurant customers aid schools

Each year since 2011, Arby’s has teamed up with the No Kid Hungry Share our Strength campaign which is a nationally recognized leader in the fight against childhood hunger.  Through the Arby’s Foundation, Arby’s is committed to supporting programs and working to make a leading impact through this campaign.

Sunriver Resort event aids Newberry Habitat

Newberry Habitat for Humanity was the beneficiary of a $33,000 donation presented by Sunriver Resort. The funds were raised during The Showcase on Friday August 1st and Saturday August 2nd at Sunriver Resort.

Bend plans work on NE Eighth Street

Starting the week of August 18 and lasting for about two weeks, travelers can expect delays on NE Eighth while the city conducts street preservation and maintenance work.

Sisters Les Schwab collecting 'Tools for School'

Sisters' Les Schwab Taylor Tire Center is now hosting the "Tools for School" school supplies drive.

Nature Conservancy plans Juniper Hills work party

The Nature Conservancy invites anyone interested in maintaining the Juniper Hills Preserve east of Prineville to participate in an overnight volunteer work party on the weekend of Saturday & Sunday, September 6th – 7th.

Red Cross still has urgent need for blood donors

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The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, even as thousands of people answered the urgent call to donate last month.

Two Redmond students win mayors assn. contest

Two students from Redmond captured first-place prizes in the Oregon Mayors Association’s annual statewide civic awareness contest titled “If I Were Mayor, I Would…”.


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