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'Bras for a Cause' coming up in April

During the month of April, Soroptimist International of Bend will be placing their collection Bra Boxes around town at participating retail businesses.

Dutch Bros. collects food for The Giving Plate

On Feb.14, Dutch Bros. Coffee's company-wide food drive collected 487,966 pounds of nonperishable items for food banks across seven states, a 109 percent increase over last year’s total.

St. Charles women's health center opens May 1

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St. Charles Health System is opening a Center for Women’s Health in Bend that will offer a full spectrum of obstetric and gynecological services.

Redmond School District offers open enrollment

The Redmond School District Board of Directors has voted to be a receiving district during open enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year.

Celebrated violinist joins High Desert Chamber Music board

 High Desert Chamber is pleased to announce the addition of celebrated violinist Phillip Ruder to the Board of Advisors.

Bend Endurance Academy expands offerings

Bend Endurance Academy’s enrollment for Spring and Summer mountain biking programs are now open for the 2015 season.   The program offerings have something for every level of youth rider including some new additions to the already popular cycling program.

Stiles to speak at 911 dispatcher graduation event

The Oregon Public Safety Academy will graduate its 93rd Basic Telecommunications Class on Friday, February 27, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon at 11 am. Chief Les Stiles of the City of Prineville Police Department will be the guest speaker.

Redmond road, trail closure for stormwater work

Taylor NW, contractor for City of Redmond’s 2015 Stormwater Improvement Project, has firmed up their plans for work adjacent to Black Butte Blvd. in the Dry Canyon.

Congressional Art Competition underway

Dakota Thornton artwork 'No Longer a Mill'

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., announced Tuesday that the 2015 Congressional Art Competition is now open to high school students throughout Oregon’s Second District.

Bend shool deadlines near for grandfathering, change requests

The shifting school boundaries for Bend-La Pine Schools will affect many local families as the changes impact nearly every elementary school, and all middle and high school boundaries in Bend. Affected families will receive notification letters from the district.

Bend Area Habitat names new executive director

After a four-month search, Bend Area Habitat for Humanity announced Monday the selection of Scott Rohrer as its next executive director.

Pioneer Memorial Hospital gets patient-safety honor

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 On Friday, 27, the Oregon Patient Safety Commission will honor exemplary healthcare facilities at its Fourth Annual Patient Safety Breakfast, including Prineville's Pioneer Memorial Hospital.

Mini-PPP T-shirt logo contest winner named

Young artist wins PPP logo contest

Claire McDonald’s artwork was chosen as the official logo for the U.S. Bank Mini Pole Pedal Paddle T-shirt for 2015.  She is a 4th grader at Highland Elementary.

Deschutes County seeks investment panel members

Deschutes County seeks two residents to voluntarily serve on the Deschutes County Investment Advisory Committee. Applications are being taken now until March 16.

Health Republic Insurance extends enrollment window

Health Republic Insurance, a non-profit health insurance carrier, announced that it has extended its enrollment window and will continue to sell plans to individuals and families until March 15, with a plan effective date of April 1.

United Way of Deschutes names new board members, officers

United Way of Deschutes County, a non-profit community catalyst since 1953, has announced the election of four new members to the volunteer Board of Directors.

Root Sports back on BendBroadband March 1

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BendBroadband and ROOT SPORTS™ announced Tuesday that the regional sports network will re-launch to BendBroadband customers on March 1.

Redmond ice skating rink closes for season

The weather has made for a short season for most winter activities and this includes ice skating.  The Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District and the City of Redmond have closed the ice rink for the season.  The continued warm weather has made it difficult to maintain ice and visitation rates have decreased.

Deschutes DA to announce charging decision

For over two years, Deschutes County residents and the families involved with a tragic undisclosed case have waited for a charging decision from the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office.

Bend's SE 15th St. to close for sewer work

The city of Bend will be closing SE 15th Street near Chloe Lane between February 23 and approximately April 24 for the installation of a sewer collection pipe. Traffic will be detoured around the construction along Ferguson Road, SE 27th Street and Knott Road.

BOLI seminars for employers planned in Bend

Two upcoming seminars in Bend will help local businesses navigate wage and hour laws and employee management practices so that organizations can comply with state and federal law.

Bend seeks affordable housing, accessibility panel members

The city of Bend has two vacant positions on its Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.  Representatives are needed from local lending institutions and affordable housing providers.

Safe School Alliance to mark 16th anniversary

On Wednesday, February 18, at 8:30 a.m., school superintendents from Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties will join local law enforcement, fire officials, public health leaders, juvenile justice leaders and district attorneys as they come together to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the Safe Schools Alliance (

Oregon PUC iPad pilot project applicants sought

The Oregon Public Utility Commission is looking for Oregon residents who have a loss in hearing, speech, vision, mobility, or cognition to take part in a pilot project.

USFS: Most day-use fees waived on Presidents' Day

 Day-use fees at most U.S. Forest Service recreation sites will be waived on Monday, February 16, to celebrate Presidents' Day.

Saving Grace honors Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Saving Grace is honoring Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

BLM plans road work in Cline Buttes Rec Area

The Bureau of Land Management Prineville District Office will be improving the access road to the new Tumalo Canal Trailhead, located off Barr Road on the south side of the Cline Buttes Recreation Area.

Beulah's Place announces new advisory board

Beulah’s Place, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that leads homeless teens from exploitation, has announced their 2015 Advisory Board members.

Call to artists for 'A Novel Idea' art shows

Deschutes Public Library’s art committees invite all artists to embrace both the written word and artistic expression during “A Novel Idea,” the Library’s countywide reading project. Deadlines and applications vary. For more information contact your local library.

Family Kitchen 10 Barrel's 'Charity of the Month'

10 Barrel Brewing has selected Family Kitchen as their Charity of the Month for February. The main event is ‘Charity Tuesday’ from 4:30 – 9pm on Tuesday, February 24th at their Bend Pub, 1135 NW Galveston.

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