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Bend's March for Babies raises $38,000

It was the best feel-good moment of the week in Bend, when about 250 residents joined together in support of the smallest members of the community -- babies -- by participating in Saturday's 2015 March for Babies to benefit March of Dimes.

Whychus Creek overlook project closing area

The Sisters Ranger District will be closing an area off of Forest Road 16 while construction takes place on a new Whychus Overlook and associated trail system.

Slash burning planned next week near Ochoco Viewpoint

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Oregon Department of Forestry will be burning slash piles on the Ochoco Scenic Viewpoint property during daylight hours Monday through Thursday of next week.

U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle packet pickup moves

The U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle Packet Pickup location has changed from the former Orvis Building in the Old Mill District to 1441 SW Chandler Ave., Suite 101 in Bend (right next door to Cascade Lakes Brewery).

Bend Boys & Girls Club, 4-H get donations

U.S. Cellular announced Wednesday a $10,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend and a $2,500 donation to the Deschutes County 4-H Club to support their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming.

'Big Chainring Awards' nominees sought

The Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee seeks public nominations of deserving individuals, businesses and agencies to receive the annual Big Chainring award.

Road closures, detours, delays for Bend Marathon

The Bend Marathon takes place Sunday, April 26.  The race begins at 7:30 a.m. in downtown Bend and finishes in the Mirror Pond parking lot.

Jefferson County SO hosts Marine Law Enforcement Academy

During the weeks of April 26 through May 9, newly recruited marine deputies and troopers from around the state will converge in Jefferson County for the Marine Board's annual Marine Law Enforcement Academy.

Bend Endurance Academy offers summer Nordic training programs

Bend Endurance Academy announces the opening of their Summer Nordic Training programs for 2015.

Popular trout fisheries open Saturday

For many Oregon anglers, the 2015 trout season will kick off on Saturday with the opening of several popular fisheries.

Two Oregon students, one from Summit, win scholarships

Two Oregon high school seniors, one from Bend's Summit High, were among 100 winners nationally from a pool of more than 600 applicants competing this year for a Young Entrepreneur Foundation scholarship award from the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s largest and leading small-business association since 1943.

Galveston Avenue corridor meeting set

The city of Bend is asking for public input to select a preferred Galveston Avenue design concept to present to the Bend City Council for final approval.

Sunriver marks 35th year as 'Tree City USA'

Sunriver has been honored by the American Arbor Day Foundation for its 35th anniversary as a “Tree City USA.”

Ten Deschutes Forest campgrounds open up

 With a warm weekend at hand, the Deschutes National Forest and their campground concessionaire, Hoodoo, opened 10 campgrounds and their facilities to the public on Friday.

Big dog-adoption-fee discount at HSCO

The Humane Society of Central Oregon is helping people put a spring into their step with a new best friend, by reducing all dog adoption fees by 40%! This promotion is for a limited time, so run to the shelter to meet your new buddy at the Humane Society of Central Oregon in Bend.

Spring work? Know what's below before you hoe

Every eight minutes in America, someone risks their life by striking an underground utility line. Pacific Power urges customers to protect themselves and their families and change this alarming statistic with one simple act: dialing 8-1-1 two days before doing any digging.

Bend HS students making bird houses for Earth Day

Manufacturing and engineering students at Bend Senior High School have are using their technical skills to establish habitat for small animals on the school campus as a way to recognize and celebrate Earth Day.

Bend seeks volunteers to count walkers, cyclists

Have you ever wondered how you could get a bike facility, sidewalk or street crossing on your favorite route?

Kissell named new Highland Elementary principal

Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Ron Wilkinson announced today that Brian Kissell has been selected to become the next principal at Highland Elementary School at Kenwood. Kissell is currently the principal at Ada Harris Elementary in Cardiff, Calif., a position he has held since 2010.

Upcoming food drives critical for C.O. families

NeighborImpact is calling on community members to help stock the regional food warehouse in Redmond over the next several weeks. Two important food drives bring in about 65,000 pounds of food, which keeps food on the shelves through the summer months.

'Building a Better C. Oregon' nominations open

Thirty-nine years ago, the Building a Better Central Oregon Awards (BBCO) were established during an economic downturn, when interest rates were in the double digits and very little was happening to beautify Central Oregon communities.

Calibrate sprinklers to avoid overspray issues

It’s spring again in Central Oregon! It’s time for irrigation systems to be turned on after sitting idle all winter. Most systems need to be re-calibrated to make sure proper coverage happens over planted areas.

'Fire Hurts, Red Cross helps' campaign underway

When people think of the Red Cross they usually think of donating blood or large disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes.  With all the attention received by major disasters, people don’t realize the most common disaster threat is not hurricanes or tornadoes—it’s home fires.

'Drink One for Deane' to benefit MDA efforts

Friday, May 1, is `Drink One for Dane’ Day, when more than 240 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in seven states will donate proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association , the world leader in fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Deschutes County to mark Crime Victims' Rights Week

Deschutes County will observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 19-25. This year’s theme is “Engaging Communities, Empowering Victims.”

Spring 'Living Well' workshops scheduled

Medicine generic AP

Do you or someone you know, live with a health condition that affects daily life? Workshops to achieve a healthier way of living for people living with ongoing health conditions begin tomorrow.

ODOT begins Beaver Marsh rest stop renovations

Beginning Thursday, the Oregon Department of Transportation will begin a renovation and repair project at two rest stops at Beaver Marsh, south of Chemult on Highway 97.

DCSO finds owner of wandering goat

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office car

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office has found the owner of a goat found wandering in the area of Spring River Road earlier this week.

Redmond Proficiency Academy offers 'AP Capstone' program

The Redmond Proficiency Academy is only one of two schools in Oregon to offer the AP Capstone program, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Bend Cultural Tourism Fund gets 17 requests

The Bend Cultural Tourism Commission is pleased to announce they have received 17 applications for its 2015 inaugural grant cycle, with the requested amount totaling $436,010. The Commission expects to award about $110,000 in 2015.


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