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Bend attorneys train to represent at-risk children for free

The children who need legal representation most are often those who don’t have access to it, and lawyers in Bend are working to close the gap.

La Pine Fire District conducting structural assessments

La Pine firefighters, in uniform and in a fire district vehicle, will be visiting homes and properties within the fire district this summer. The purpose is to pre-plan and collect critical data for firefighters to use when protecting homes from a wildfire.

United Way of Deschutes Co. welcomes new staff members

The United Way of Deschutes County is pleased to welcome to the organization’s team Kati Hannigan as Community Impact Associate and Aimee White as Development Director.

Saving Grace receives grant for Mary's Place

Saving Grace was awarded a $7,700 grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation to support Mary’s Place, Saving Grace’s Supervised Visitation & Safe Exchange Program.

Cascade Lakes Hwy. chip seal due next week

The Deschutes County Road Department will be chip sealing a portion of Cascade Lakes Highway from Mt. Bachelor to Elk Lake from July 6th through July 9th.

Historic cemetery, marker repair workshop set near Tumalo

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will offer a historic cemetery and marker repair workshop on Saturday, July 18 near Tumalo. All of the events are free and open to the public.

Bend-La Pine Schools name three new principals

Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Shay Mikalson named three veteran administrators to new school principal positions Wednesday.

Net Hope project donates $73K to St. Charles Foundation

Years ago, local homebuilder David Hesla had a dream: To help friends and neighbors fighting cancer by raising money through building projects. As a result, the Net Hope Collaboration Project was born.

Limited Pilot Butte access ahead of fireworks show

This year’s 4th of July Pilot Butte public fireworks display will commence at approximately 10pm on Saturday.  In preparation, the Oregon State Parks Department and Bend Fire Department ask that the community observe the following restrictions to Pilot Butte State Park from July 1st through July 5th.

Survey online for Bend's Central Westside Plan

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

City of Bend giving away smart irrigation controllers

The City of Bend WaterWise Program is once again highlighting the technological advancements in the irrigation industry that help conserve water.

NeighborImpact adds homebuyer education program

Here's to more homeownership education in Central Oregon!  Just in time for National Homeownership Month, NeighborImpact's HomeSource program is bringing Framework Online Homebuyer Education, a robust online Homebuyer Education Program, to Central and Eastern Oregon.

Fred Meyer grant helps museum expand teen volunteer program

 You see them all around the Museum in the summer, wearing periwinkle polo shirts and big smiles. “They” are teen volunteers, an active and integral component of the High Desert Museum.

C.O. Youth Conservation Corps hires 93 to work, earn, learn

Forget sleeping in on summer break; 93 teenagers across Central Oregon woke up a little earlier last week as they started work with the Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps.

Sisters Folk Festival passes sell out again

The Sisters Folk Festival announces that All Event Passes for this year’s Festival, September 11 – 13, are sold out.

Kirk Schueler named Mosaic Medical CFO

Mosaic Medical is pleased to announce that Kirk Schueler has been named Chief Financial Officer for our nonprofit community health center system.

Striping work to affect Redmond Airport traffic

The Redmond Municipal Airport will be painting pavement markings on the road leading to the Terminal Building Saturday and Sunday June 27th & 28th 6:30 a.m. through 11:00 a.m.

Special Juniper Swim-Fitness hours for swim meet, 4th

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center will operate special hours for a swim meet June 26th through 28th and for Independence Day, July 4th.

Bethlehem Inn receives two grants

The Bethlehem Inn announced Thursday that it is has received funding from two foundations.

OSU-Cascades faculty, staff receive honors

The conclusion of the academic year at Oregon State University - Cascades brought awards to four faculty and staff members for teaching, research, staff support and community outreach.

Pilot Butte summit road to close for asphalt patching

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will temporarily close Pilot Butte State Park’s summit road to both vehicle and foot traffic on Friday to perform asphalt patch work.

Bend homeless shelter seeks bottled water

As temperatures are forecast to rise to over 100 degrees this weekend, The Shepherd's House, an organization that serves Central Oregon's homeless, is in need of bottled water.

Deschutes Children's Foundation marks 25th anniversary

A local nonprofit, the Deschutes Children’s Foundation, is celebrating their Silver Anniversary. The organization was founded in 1990 by concerned community leaders who recognized the need for a central location for children and families to receive health and human services in Deschutes County.

Building Solutions hosts NeighborImpact food drive BBQ

 Building Solutions, a construction materials company based in Bend, hosted its annual NeighborImpact food drive and company BBQ June 19. The event organizers estimate 600 pounds of food was collected for NeighborImpact, a Central-Oregon not-for-profit organization.

Americana Project Arts Outreach scholarships fully funded

The Americana Project Arts Outreach Scholarship fund is fully funded and is assisting low-income students with arts-related learning. Started in 2011 by Sisters Folk Festival with an initial donation from Bank of the Cascades, the fund has grown under the watchful eye of Sisters Folk Festival staff and the Family Access Network.

Tower Theatre refocuses fundraising, hires Barram

The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation said Tuesday it has refocused its fundraising activities and hired a new staff member to expand upper-level contributions. Jodie Barram starts July 1 as the Tower’s Director of Major Giving.

NeighborImpact Head Start still has openings

NeighborImpact Head Start is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year.  Children who live in Crook and Deschutes counties may be eligible for Head Start, a free, high-quality pre-school and family support program. 

Redmond Kiwanis awards scholarships, wine

The Kiwanis Club of Redmond awarded college scholarships to 14 graduating seniors from Redmond’s high schools in May totaling $12,750.

Smith Rock paintings on exhibit at Roberts Field

The paintings are framed, the jury process complete and the artwork has been hung at the Redmond Municipal Airport/Roberts Field as the Smith Rock Paint Out transitions from plein-air painting to exhibition.  Twenty-five original plein-air paintings created during the 3rd annual Smith Rock Paint Out are on exhibit and available for purchase June 23 through August 23.

Grant to fund spay/neuter for 75 La Pine pit bulls, mixes

Bend Spay+Neuter Project is pleased to have received a $3,375 grant from Best Friends Animal Society for its new La Pine Pit Bull program to help save the lives of pit bull terrier-like dogs in our community.


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