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Camp, fish for free on two Saturdays in June

State parks throughout Oregon invite the public to camp and play for free the weekend of June 6-7 in celebration of State Parks Day and Free Fishing Weekend. And the public can visit many federal recreation day-use sites on Saturday June 6 and 13 without paying a fee.

75th Sisters Rodeo honors past royalty

A total of former rodeo queens and princesses will be special guests in the 75th anniversary Sisters Rodeo parade on June 13 at 9:30 am in Sisters.  

United Way grants aid La Pine after-school, Bend bike repairs

Youth in La Pine and those in need of transportation options in Central Oregon got a boost Wednesday when United Way of Deschutes County announced it will provide grant funds totaling $5,300 to La Pine Park & Recreation District and to Bicycle Re-Source of Bend.

Grants help fund Camp Fire Tumalo Day Camp, Teens in Action

Camp Fire Central Oregon was the recent recipient of two grants, one from the Clabough Foundation for $10,000, which will provide scholarship assistance for low-income families attending Tumalo Day Camp this summer, and one from the Oregon Community Foundation for $20,000, which will combine with a $2,000 donation from the Greater Bend Rotary to fund a robust Teens In Action Program in Bend and Prineville.

USDA offers National Hunger Hotline

One in six (15.2 percent) Oregon residents live in households that can’t always afford enough food, but the United States Department of Agriculture funds a toll-free hotline to make it easier for them to access food from both private and governmental resources.

DCSO reports holiday overtime enforcement results

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office participated in a statewide traffic safety campaign increasing traffic patrols during the Memorial Day Weekend to focus on DUII enforcement.    

VA begins 'Summer of Service' for volunteers to help veterans

A new nationwide initiative - a "Summer of Service" - seeks the help of citizens in the Pacific Northwest to create and build partnerships to grow the number of individuals and organizations serving Veterans here.

OSU Extension seeks nutrition education volunteers

Concerned about the food and shopping choices people are making that affects their health?  If you would enjoy sharing research-based information about healthy eating on a budget then you might enjoy becoming an Oregon State University Nutrition Education Volunteer. 

Paving work to begin on Huntington, Burgess roads

On Thursday, construction crews will begin work on the asphalt overlay for Huntington Road and Burgess Road in Deschutes County.

'City Walls at City Hall' has special new exhibit

City Walls at City Hall, an arts initiative of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission, is pleased to announce a special exhibition featuring the works of Sandy Brooke, Henry Sayre and their students.

USFS seeks applicants for Young Women's Career Camp

Discover Your Forest and the Deschutes National Forest are seeking applicants for the Young Women’s Career Camp, June 16-18.

Prineville mayor named to state Energy Facility Siting Council

Governor Kate Brown recently appointed, and this week the Senate confirmed, the addition of Mayor Betty Roppe to the state Energy Facility Siting Council.

Ridgeview student accepted to Shakespeare Festival seminar

Ridgeview High School junior Skylar Adams has been accepted to the 2015 Summer Seminar for High School Juniors at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.

Bend Endurance Academy starts 'She Can' scholarship

One rainy afternoon in the bouldering area of the Bend Rock Gym, Bend Endurance Academy  Climbing Director Mike Rougeux asked Call of the Wild Adventures owner, Emilie Cortes, if she was familiar with the trend of young female athletes dropping out of competitive pursuits in their teen years.

MBSEF seeks C.O. 500+ bike ride participants

The Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation is putting on the 4th Annual Central Oregon 500+ Road Ride, June 3-7.  All rides are based out of Bend each day and feature the classic, scenic and sometimes grueling climbs!

High Desert Museum offers free admission to military families

The High Desert Museum announced Wednesday participation in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Redmond Centennial Park spray feature set to start

Redmond Centennial Park spray feature

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he City of Redmond Parks Division will be starting the Centennial Park spray feature for the summer this Friday.

FireFree marks record free yard debris disposal

This past weekend marked the final days at Deschutes County transfer stations to dispose of yard debris in an effort to create and maintain defensible space around your home.

NeighborImpact Head Start slots filling up

NeighborImpact’s Head Start program is now enrolling children for the 2015-2016 school year.  Children ages 3 and 4 on Sept. 1 who live in Crook or Deschutes County are eligible to apply for the free quality preschool and family support program.

Kids' dental clinic begins 'Brighter Smiles' campaign

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Kemple Memorial Children’s Dental Clinic announces the kick-off of its 2015 Brighter Smiles Campaign, which runs through June 30th.

Deschutes Brewery helps raise funds for Salmon-Safe

Salmon-Safe, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to restoring Pacific Northwest salmon watersheds, announced receiving a $16,600 donation from the Deschutes Brewery and Columbia Distributing Beer Machines Party held in Portland last month.

RPA student group gives $5,000 to nonprofits

The Redmond Proficiency Academy is pleased to announce that its Community 101 class awarded four grants to local nonprofits at RPA’s annual academic awards ceremony, A Night of 100 Stars, on May 12th.

Grant to help expand HSCO's cat area

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The Humane Society of Central Oregon has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its expansion of the shelter’s cat area to improve the quality of housing, care and adoptability.

Oregon Wild names new award for Bend's Lillebo

Oregon Wild is proud to announce that the recipient of the first annual Tim Lillebo Wildlands Warrior Award is Dave Willis of the Soda Mountain Wilderness Council. Willis was nominated for his tireless work in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of Oregon that he has worked for decades to protect.

Bethlehem Inn fund-raising dinner sets record

Bethlehem Inn announced Thursday that over $150,000 was raised on Tuesday evening at its fifth annual Spotlight on Homelessness fundraising dinner. This record-breaking amount far surpasses donations received during prior years.

Sky View sixth-grader wins Bend DAR essay contest

Bend Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored Miss Chloe Helikson as their American History Essay Contest winner.

Big second FireFree weekend - and it's not over

Last weekend marked the final days at Knott Landfill, the Westside Collection Site, Sunriver Compost and Jefferson County Solid Waste to dispose of yard debris in an effort to prepare your home for wildfire season with defensible space. But there's one more opportunity in Redmond, La Pine and Sisters next weekend.

St. Charles hosting stroke awareness events

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Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. Yet most Americans don’t consider stroke a major health problem.

Bend chorus finishes second in Reno competition

A high note was hit by Bend’s own Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus who placed second out of ten in small chorus competition at the recent Regional Sweet Adelines Convention and Competition in Reno, Nevada on May 2, 2015. 

Prineville PD, Crook Co. SO join in 'seatbelt blitz'

The Prineville Police Department and the Crook County Sheriff’s Office are joining other Oregon law enforcement agencies in a statewide safety belt and child car seat traffic enforcement “blitz’ from May 18-31.


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