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Meyer Memorial Trust awards 4 C.O. grants

At its October program meeting, Meyer Memorial Trust's board of trustees awarded 74 grants, totaling nearly $5.5 million for organizations and initiatives across Oregon and Southwest Washington, including four totaling $126,730 in Central Oregon.

Striping work Saturday means Hwy. 26 delays

Travelers will see delays on U.S. 26 west of Government Camp Saturday as a contractor restripes the highway's two westbound lanes.

Bethlehem Inn issues urgent plea for help

The Bethlehem Inn announced Thursday it is in urgent need of food, paper products and grocery store gift cards in support of its Emergency Meal Program.

'Fall back' good time to test smoke alarms

Sunday marks the end of Daylight Saving Time and serves as a good reminder for Oregonians to test their smoke alarms. The Office of State Fire Marshal is urging residents to test their smoke alarms before automatically changing the batteries.

Civil War Blood Drive back for 13th year

Civil War Blood Drive

For the 13th straight year, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon alumni associations – in conjunction with the American Red Cross and Lane Blood Center – are sponsoring the Civil War Blood Drive.

Great American Smokeout on Nov. 20

Smoking

The public health departments of Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties are teaming up to promote the Great American Smokeout on November 20, a national day to encourage smokers to quit.

Bend seeks budget panel members

The city of Bend is seeking applicants for two positions on the Budget Committee.  Committee members are appointed for four year terms and provide recommendations to the Council for adoption of the biennial budget.

La Pine Meals on Wheels drivers needed

Be part of a team and make a difference!  The La Pine Senior Center is actively seeking volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers to deliver nutritious meals, warm smiles, and safety checks that help keep our seniors healthy, safe, and living independently in their own homes.

Deschutes NF volunteer recruitment event set

The Deschutes National Forest in partnership with Discover Your Forest is hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Event in early November to find volunteers interested in becoming Interpretive Snowshoe or Rangers for programs at Mt. Bachelor and to find candidates interested in other volunteer positions such as Fundraising, Event Coordination, Administrative, Photo Research and Organization, and Visitor Services Intern with Discover Your Forest.

Young Bend climbers place in bouldering event

Youth climbers from the Bend Endurance Academy climbing team received top places at this past weekend's USA Climbing American Bouldering Series climbing competition held at the Bend Rock Gym.

American Legion seeks C.O. HS orators

High school students in Central Oregon have been invited by our local posts of The American Legion to compete in the annual American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship competition.

Bend natural gas project continues

Expect flaggers and some minor congestion Monday, around the intersection of NW 5th & Roanoke, on Bend’s Westside. A Cascade Natural Gas crew will be installing a 2”steel gas main, as part of Phase III of the Bend Pipeline Replacement Project.

'Private Bob Shotwell Day' Nov. 10 in La Pine

As part of the upcoming Veterans Day celebrations in Central Oregon, the city of La Pine will honor WWII Army Veteran Robert E. “Bob” Shotwell at La Pine High School on Monday, November 10 beginning at 10:00 am.

Bend dental clinic makes 'healthiest employers' list

Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics was recognized as one of the top three Healthiest Employers of Oregon in 2014 for the 2-99 employee size category by the Portland Business Journal.

Visit Bend seeks new board member

Visit Bend is seeking applicants interested in serving a three-year term on the organization’s board of directors. Applicants should be direct stakeholders in Bend’s tourism industry.

Colorado Dam project closures, detours set

The following closures and detours for the Colorado Avenue Dam Safe Passage construction will begin soon:

Fire training exercise Saturday in La Pine

La Pine Fire District firefighters will be practicing multi-fire company training evolutions in La Pine this Saturday from approximately 10 am to 4 pm.

Bend woman gets winter adaptive sports grant

The High Fives Foundation's 'Winter Empowerment" program has given Bend athlete Danielle Watson a grant of over $1,100.

EDCO names new Prineville-Crook Co. manager

Economic Development for Central Oregon announced Thursday the hiring of Caroline Ervin as its manager of economic development efforts within Crook County.

FireFree half-price yard debris disposal to begin

Starting Monday October 27th through November 8th (closed Sunday November 2nd) local residents are encouraged to define their defensible space by taking advantage of the half-price yard debris disposal days at Bend's Knott Landfill.

Deschutes Land Trust honors volunteers of year

The Deschutes Land Trust presented two Central Oregonians with Volunteers of the Year Awards at its annual Open House on October 22. Eva Eagle and Ginny Elliott were honored for their dedication to conserving land in Central Oregon.

Bend-La Pine school boundary meetings set

The Bend-La Pine Schools' Boundary Advisory Committee, charged with helping redraw the attendance areas for district schools, is hosting a series of public information sessions at local schools next week.

Bend HS honors 3 distinguished alumni

Bend High School will honor three distinguished alumni during Homecoming events Friday.

Redmond Meals on Wheels seeks volunteer drivers

Be part of a team and make a difference!  The Redmond Senior Center is actively seeking volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers to deliver nutritious meals, warm smiles, and safety checks that help keep our seniors healthy, safe, and living independently in their own homes.

ODOT: Be prepared for rainy, wintry travel

Whenever there's a chance of stormy weather, ODOT encourages everyone to plan for extra traveling time - whether you are driving, riding your bike, or walking.

Bend Brewfest raises $13,000 for charities

Pints have been raised, toasts have been made and the 2014 Bend Brewfest, which was held in August, is all wrapped up. A fundraiser for local charities, this annual event raised more than $13,000 for three non-profit groups based in Central Oregon.

Bend Ale Trail Month offers special trophy

When you think of October, you probably picture Halloween costumes and candy. July? Bring on the fireworks and parades! This November, organizers of the Bend Ale Trail want Bend, Oregon visitors to equate this humble month with a bounty of Bend craft beer.

Mosaic Medical among Oregon's 'healthiest employers'

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Mosaic Medical is pleased to announce that we were recently named one of Portland Business Journal’s 2014 “Healthiest Employers of Oregon” in the 100 – 499 employee category.

Ochoco NF-Crooked River Grassland have new Website

The Ochoco National Forest and the Crooked River National Grassland now have their own website at: www.fs.usda.gov/main/ochoco/home

Oct. 27 deadline for Veterans Day Parade entries

Show off your support for veterans at the 2014 Bend Chamber Veterans Day Parade!

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