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'Black Furday,' Saturday adoption special at HSCO

The Humane Society of Central Oregon is having a “Black Furday and Saturday” adoption special the 28th and 29th of November.

Amateur radio emergency exercise held

Central Oregon emergency officials participated in the “Oregon Section Amateur Radio Emergency Service Section Emergency Test” last weekend.

Bend Parks seeks youth basketball coaches

The Bend Park and Recreation District is seeking adult volunteers to coach youth basketball for the 2015 Youth Basketball League.

Deschutes United Way, Tower join #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday

United Way of Deschutes County and the Tower Theatre Foundation have joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners — charities, families, businesses and individuals — to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

New Mirror Pond concept public meetings planned

The Mirror Pond Ad Hoc Committee invites citizens to give input on a new concept to address the future of Mirror Pond.

U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle logo contest opens

The Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation and the sponsors of the U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle are excited to be hosting the 39th Annual of the largest multi-sport event in the Northwest. Artists of all ages are eligible to enter this year's Logo Contest.

Bend event to help with healthcare.gov sign-up

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Oregonian can get help enrolling in health insurance at HealthCare.gov at enrollment open houses across the state, including one Dec. 4th in Bend.

Bend vacation home rental public forum set

On Thursday, December 4th, the Bend Planning Commission is holding a public forum as part of the Vacation Home Rental Task Force meeting.

Redmond PD: Extra DUII patrols over holiday

The Redmond Police Department will be conducting enhanced DUII patrols during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Bend sets Dec. 4 Galveston Ave. design meeting

The city of Bend is inviting the public to offer feedback on design concepts for the Galveston Avenue corridor at a meeting held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 NW Wall Street, Bend.

C.O. Realtors hold Bend holiday lights contest

The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® (COAR) is hosting a Holiday Lights Contest.

Redmond's Holiday Village Market grows this year

As the holiday season approached in 2007, Redmond Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Eric Sande recalls sitting with his parents, Neil and Phyllis Sande, as they reflected on their travels through Europe. Specifically, they talked about the traditional Christmas markets they discovered in Prague and throughout Germany.

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'

Smoking

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!

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