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Bend forum Monday on changes to state in-home services

Beginning Monday in Bend and ending October 1, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) are hosting educational forums throughout the state.

Health officials urge back-to-school immunizations

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With the start of the school year fast approaching, Deschutes County Health Services is reminding parents to make sure their children have all the immunizations they need to go to school and stay healthy.

Public invited to suicide prevention awareness events

September 7 through 13 is National Suicide Awareness Week. To build awareness and work toward preventing suicide, and suicide attempts, the Deschutes County Suicide Prevention Alliance and community partners are coordinating several activities throughout September.

Prineville BLM welcomes new field manager

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Prineville District Office recently welcomed Jeff Kitchens as the new Deschutes Resource Area Field Manager. The position oversees the management of public lands from northern Klamath County to the BLM lands near The Dalles.

Community invited to 2 new Bend school dedications

With hundreds more students enrolling each year, Bend-La Pine Schools now have some room to grow. The district’s two newest schools, built using bond funds approved by voters in 2013, will open this fall.

Sisters Rodeo 2016 queen applicants sought

Applications are being accepted for the 2016 PRCA Sisters Rodeo Queen, according to John Leavitt, queen selection committee chair. Applications will be accepted until September 16.  Tryouts are scheduled for Sunday, September 20, 1 p.m. at the Sisters Rodeo Arena.

Tower Theatre Foundation receives arts grant

The Tower Theatre Foundation has received $3,500 in support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state-run agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sisters-Camp Sherman FD hosting UK firefighters

Sisters Camp Sherman Fire District is hosting five firefighters from the United Kingdom for two weeks as part of an international firefighter exchange program.

Man accused of killing man at racetrack turns himself in

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 50-year-old Washington man accused of killing another man at a motocross event with one punch has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges.

The Bloom Project receives $5,000 grant

The Bloom Project, a volunteer-driven nonprofit providing fresh floral bouquets to hospice and palliative care patients, has received a $5,500 grant award from The Hoover Family Foundation.

Bend Veteran's Day Parade entries sought

The Bend Chamber is seeking entries for the 16th annual Veteran’s Day Parade.

Family Access Network receives $10,000 grant

The Family Access Network  is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from The Clabough Foundation to support early childhood FAN advocate services.

Wilt Road asphalt overlay project to begin

On Monday, construction crews will begin work on the asphalt overlay on Wilt Road from Camp Polk Road to Buffalo Drive in Deschutes County.  Work will consist of the following:

Redmond roadwork to limit traffic this week

The City of Redmond Transportation Division will be restricting traffic in three separate locations this week:

Deschutes SO plans seat belt, DUII traffic campaigns

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office will take part in an Oregon safety belt overtime campaign Aug. 24-Sept. 6 and a DUII traffic safety campaign during Labor Day weekend.

Bank of Cascades donates $50,000 to COCC Foundation

The Central Oregon Community College Foundation has received a $50,000 donation from Bank of the Cascades to establish a new endowment fund to directly support student scholarships.

Immunization Awareness Month: Pregnancy and vaccines

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives.

Redmond to unveil 'Art Around the Clock' sculptures

A new season of Redmond’s Art Around the Clock rotating outdoor gallery will be unveiled Friday at 8:30 a.m. in Centennial Park. 

City of Bend offers short-term rental program help

The City of Bend is hosting three open houses for individuals seeking assistance in completing short term rental operating license applications.

Three in C.O. receive state Cultural Trust grants

Statewide cultural organizations will receive a record $2.6 million in grants from the Oregon Cultural Trust in fiscal year 2015-16, up a full 30 percent over last year and surpassing $2 million for the first time. Three of the latest recipients are in Central Oregon.

Bend-La Pine principals to host ice cream socials

Community members, neighbors, parents and students are invited to meet Bend-La Pine Schools’ principals during ice cream socials at local schools on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Bend Parks and Rec fall registration to begin

It’s still summer, but Bend Park & Recreation District is thinking about the cooler days of fall! Registration for fall recreation programs begins Monday, August 10th.

Redmond School Board member Etnire resigns

Redmond School District board member Rhonda Etnire has submitted her resignation effective August 5.

'Food for a Frosty' aids NeighborImpact

NeighborImpact is excited to announce the 2015 Wendy's Food for a Frosty event from now until August 3.

City of Bend offers new way to pay utility bills

Beginning Tuesday, August 11, City of Bend utility customers will be able to pay their bills and review their accounts using a new automated phone system.

Volunteer drivers sought for COIC program

The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council is currently recruiting for our Volunteer Driver Program, which is managed out of the Cascades East Ride Center.

Benefit golf tourney raises $46,000

In its third year honoring the legacy of the Rude Rudy’s Golf Tournament, and its commitment to feeding the hungry in Central Oregon, Newport Avenue Market’s Go Golf! Tournament participants hit the links at Broken Top Golf Club on Wednesday, July 22.

Credit union holds school supplies drive

Mid Oregon Credit Union is collecting needed school supplies for students in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties. The Supplies 4 Schools drive will run through the month of August.

Center Foundation hires Prineville athletic trainer

Michael Estes, a Prineville native, has been hired by The Center Foundation as athletic trainer for Crook County High School.

'Days of Caring' event invites volunteers

 Volunteer sign-ups are open for the 2015 Days of Caring presented by the United Way of Deschutes County and Volunteer Connect on September 18th and 19th.

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