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Redmond Kiwanis plan See's Candy sales

For the third year, Kiwanis Club of Redmond members will be selling See’s Candy as a holiday fundraiser.

Storms prompt closure of Sugar Creek Campground

Recent snowstorms have forced the closure of Sugar Creek campground, located on the southeast quarter of Ochoco National Forest, on Forest Road 58 near Paulina.

Redmond Scouts collecting food on Saturday

Redmond Boy Scouts will be out collecting food Saturday in neighborhoods to help feed those in need, and they ask residents to help them out.

Redmond Toy and Food Drive set to begin

Redmond Fire & Rescue and the Salvation Army have once again partnered for the annual “Redmond Toy and Food Drive.”

Children's Forest of C.O. receives top Forest Service honor

The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon has received the 2014 Forest Service’s Chief’s Honor Award, the highest award given by the Forest Service.

BLM plans pile-burning south of La Pine

Fuels specialists with the Prineville BLM plan to complete two pile-burning projects south of La Pine over the next week, based on the current weather forecast.

Redmond Christmas tree sales benefit homeless teens

Candy Cane Christmas Tree Co., a locally owned and operated family business, and Redmond Super Walmart have partnered to benefit homeless teens through Beulah’s Place this winter.

St. Charles Foundation gala has record success

The St. Charles Foundation’s James Bond–themed Saints Gala raised more than $165,000 to benefit childhood prevention and wellness programs offered through St. Charles Health System.

Crooked R. Grasslands office closed Nov. 28

The Crooked River National Grassland office in Madras will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after, November 28, but will reopen the following Monday.

Redmond School Board seeks board applicants

The Redmond School District Board of Directors is seeking qualified applicants for a vacancy on the board.

Redmond postpones ice skating rink opening

The city of Redmond said Wednesday it is delaying Friday's planned opening of the ice rink due to impacts from last week’s winter storm.

Tips to help quit during 'Great American Smokeout'


Celebrate more birthdays with the American Cancer Society by quitting smoking during this year’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday. If you or someone you love is looking to “kick the habit” this year, here are some helpful tips on how to break free from a smoking addiction.

Redmond seeks youth, other committee members

The City of Redmond is seeking applications to fill vacancies on city commissions and committees.

Christmas tree permits now available

It’s the most wonderful time of year to visit the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests to find the perfect Christmas tree for your home. Christmas tree permits are $5 each and allow the holder to cut one tree. Each household can purchase a maximum of five permits.

Credit union seeks 'Holiday Dough Fund' donors

Mid Oregon Credit Union members and employees that include branches in Bend, Redmond, Madras, Prineville and La Pine Lending Center, are facilitating a real difference in the Central Oregon communities by supporting local charities with the Holiday Dough Fund.

Toys for Tots applications sought

Bend's Community Center is partnering with the Marine Corp League's 2014 Toys For Tots campaign.  They are now taking applications Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

C.O. firewood cutting season ends Nov. 30

With the recent onset of freezing temperatures and snow accumulations, federal land managers would like to remind the public that wood cutting season ends November 30 on federal public lands in Central Oregon.

Help others live with chronic conditions

Volunteer health leaders needed-no experience necessary! Do you like to help advise friends and family with their health, do you have a chronic condition? Make new friends, have fun, be part of an exciting worldwide volunteer program, impact people’s lives positively, and help maintain your own self-management skills by becoming a Living Well Leader!

C.O. project delivers free Christmas trees to needy

Christmas Tree Project of Bend

Local volunteer and community activist Lindsay Greco is passionate about the holiday season. Not only does she enjoy celebrating with a Christmas tree, but she wants others to have the same opportunity, which is why she founded The Christmas Tree Project of Bend.

C.O. Sustainability Awards announced

The 2014 Sustainability Awards were announced by The Environmental Center Thursday night at a celebration at the Cascade Culinary Institute’s Elevation Restaurant.

Bend seeks online input on vacation rental issues

The City of Bend has created a new, online opportunity for public input as Vacation Home Rental regulations are developed. Log into and weigh in.

BrightSide offers discounted microchipping

BrightSide Animal Center logo

BrightSide Animal Center long has advocated microchipping pets to provide them permanent identification if they become lost.

Central Oregon Film Festival seeks entries

Calling for short film entries for our 2015 Central Oregon Film Festival. Contest is FREE to enter.

Bend plans neighborhood association 'pub talks'

Representatives from a number of Bend’s neighborhood associations are kicking off a new format for regular meetings at Deschutes Brewery Public House, 1044 NW Bond Street in Bend.

Empty Bowls event raises over $37,000

Over 870 people from all across Central Oregon enjoyed NeighborImpact’s 13th Annual Empty Bowls event Sunday at COCC -- a record for the popular soup-and-bread feed. Thanks to generous sponsors and community members, Empty Bowls raised $37,127 to support NeighborImpact, a 21 Cares for Kids partner.

'Share the Warmth' coat, blanket drive on

As winter approaches, three Windermere Real Estate offices in Central Oregon are hosting Windermere’s annual “Share the Warmth” coat and blanket drive in partnership with local non-profit organizations; community members are invited to take part and help their neighbors in need this winter by donating coats and blankets.

Madras shelter begins 'Patriot Pals' program

n celebration of Veterans Day, Three Rivers Humane Society in Madras has begun a new "Patriot Pals" program. This program is specifically designed to allow military veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD the opportunity to adopt a shelter dog at a greatly reduced rate.

Bend man receives motorcycle safety award

TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program recognized Craig Paterson of Bend for its Rookie Instructor of the Year award Saturday in Salem.

Women veterans urged to register for memorial

The Bend Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution encourages all female veterans to register with the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, as part of the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

NW Bend natural gas line work continues

Cascade Natural Gas crews are currently working on reconnecting gas services on NW Fifth Street in Bend and paving restoration is right behind them. This area will continue to have traffic control delays through Monday and Tuesday.


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