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Youth tackle football program seeks volunteer coaches

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Fall means football, and the Bend Park and Recreation District has immediate need for adult volunteers as coaches for youth tackle football teams. Several teams are filled with students ready to play but do not have a coach at this time.

Deschutes Children's Foundation director resigns

Deschutes Children s Foundation celebrates 25 years

On Wednesday, with gratitude and sadness, the Board of Directors for Deschutes Children’s Foundation announced the resignation of Executive Director Kim McNamer.

FS road to close for Indian Ford Creek culvert work

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In mid-August, the Forest Service will be installing a new culvert under Forest Service Road 2058 on the Sisters Ranger District, which will require the road to be closed during construction.

Bend Fire EMS physician advisor honored

The Bend Fire Department announced with pride Wednesday that its EMS Physician Advisor, Dr. Helenka Marcinek, was selected by the Oregon Health Authority to receive a professional achievement award – the State EMS Director’s Award.

Dutch Bros raises $8,639 to help 2 girls with medical bills

Last Wednesday,  Dutch Bros Central Oregon partnered with the community to raise $8,639 for two local girls to help offset medical expenses they have accrued from much-needed medical treatments.

Redmond School Board chooses Bennett to fill vacancy

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The Redmond School District Board of Directors has selected Travis Bennett of Redmond to the district’s five member governing board.

Opportunity Foundation director earns honor

Seth Johnson, executive director of the Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon, was awarded the “Shaping the Future” Award by the Oregon Resource Association at their quarterly meeting in Klamath Falls on July 14.

Arts Central joins Partners in Care for Camp Courage

Arts Central teaching artists are providing the healing benefits of art this week to kids attending Partners in Care’s annual Camp Courage event.

Baker Road asphalt overlay to delay traffic

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Next Wednesday, Deschutes County road crews will begin work to install an asphalt overlay on Baker Road from the Highway 97 overpass to Brookswood Boulevard.

Store's lemonade stand to aid Epilepsy Foundation

Lemonade for Livy

The Epilepsy Foundation’s “Lemonade for Livy” campaign has announced its partnership with the national retail chain, Shopko.

Central Electric Co-Op food drive aids NeighborImpact


During the month of July, Central Electric Cooperative is holiding a food drive benefiting NeighborImpact.

Bend youth soccer at record high; volunteer coaches needed

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Soccer fever is alive in Central Oregon! The 2016 Bend Unified Recreation Soccer League enrollment is at an all-time record high with more than 1,800 youth participating on 136 teams. Adult volunteers are needed to coach teams in the joint program between Bend Park and Recreation District and Bend FC Timbers.

Grant to HSCO funds new 'Traveling Tails' van

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The Humane Society of Central Oregon has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its animal transport program, Traveling Tails.

Opportunity Foundation receives major donation

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The Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon is pleased to announce they recently received a generous donation from the Estate of Horace C. “Bud” and Kathryn J. “June” Nachand in the amount of $32,000.

Dutch Bros donating day's sales to 2 girls' medical expenses

On Wednesday, July 20, Dutch Bros Central Oregon will donate proceeds from the day sales to two local girls to help offset medical expenses.

Oregon VA cuts 20-year home loan rate to 2.5 percent

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The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs said Friday it has lowered its competitive home loan rates and is now offering a 20-year fixed rate loan starting at 2.50 percent with a 1.375 percent origination fee (2.685 APR).

'Grow & Give' program donates local produce to C.O. pantries

Food Farm Alliance helps needy

The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance recently received two grants to improve their Grow & Give program with the goal of donating 8,000 pounds of food this summer.

Sparks Lake recreation area reopens

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 Access to the Sparks Lake area is reopened with the completion of a traffic bypass, which had closed access to the area.

St. Charles Foundation seeks North Star Award nominations

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St. Charles Foundation and St. Charles Health System invite members of the community to nominate outstanding local physicians for this year’s North Star Award.

Walton Lake Senior Fishing Derby returns next week

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The Senior Fishing Derby returns to Walton Lake next week on Wednesday, July 20, providing a fun and completely free morning of fishing and prizes for participants 55 years of age and older.

COVO launches mobile community outreach efforts

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 Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO) is pleased to announce our newest effort to reach homeless and at-risk community members residing throughout the tri-county area through our new Mobile Community Outreach trailer, made possible through a generous donation by Pacific Source.

Bend's G5 in company-wide Commute Options challenge

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G5, the digital marketing company headquartered in Bend, is embarking on a company-wide competition to encourage employees to walk, bike, carpool, ride the bus or telework for the entire month of July.

COVO adds staffer, offers housing aid to veterans

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Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO) is pleased to announce our newest staff position, Landlord Outreach and Support Specialist, to help veterans in housing crises not lose their homes.

Civil Air Patrol plans statewide training exercise

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Oregon Civil Air Patrol

The Oregon wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will be conducting its annual statewide training exercise, evaluated by the U.S. Air Force, on July 15, 16, and 17. The training will have an incident command post at Aurora airport, with aircrews and aircraft flying out of Aurora, Bend, and Medford airports.

Marine Reserve unit to train at Deschutes Natl. Forest HQ

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The Deschutes National Forest will host an Engineering Services Company of the Marine Forces Reserve, known as “the Oregon Marines,” July 13-26. The battalion members will be working with the forest on numerous local non-combat projects while camping on the Forest Service compound on Deschutes Market Road.

2016 Sustainability Awards nominees sought

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The Environmental Center is accepting applications for the 2016 Sustainability Awards, now through September 9.

Solid rock slows Bend gas line replacement work

Cascade Natural Gas

Solid rock will again slow the efforts of Cascade Natural Gas crews this week on their pipeline replacement project on Bend’s west side.

Asphalt overlay planned on Arnold Market, Baker roads

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In the coming weeks, construction crews will install asphalt overlay on Arnold Market and Baker roads, Deschutes County officials said Thursday.

Mt. Bachelor Bike Park opens Friday

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Mt. Bachelor announced Wednesday the official opening of the Bike Park will take place on Friday, with lift-served riding from the top of Pine Marten lift.

St. Charles Redmond women's facility receives certification

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The St. Charles Center for Women’s Health in Redmond has received a prestigious certification that recognizes patient safety in outpatient women’s clinics.


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