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Harmony4Women welcomes 2 new partners

With unprecedented excitement, the Harmony4Women Leadership Team announces the addition of two new partner-organizations to the Harmony4Women Team.

C.O. national forests offer biz opportunities

The Fremont-Winema, Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests are now soliciting new contractors for Central Oregon Restoration Program Blanket Purchase Agreements on the Federal Business Opportunities Website at

The Center Foundation awards 2014 scholarships

TCF (The Center Foundation) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 scholarship program.

Oregon State Police recruiting new troopers

If you are looking at a possible career as an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper, now is the time to check us out as OSP is preparing to hire recruit troopers in early 2015.

Congressional high school art competition begins

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) announced Tuesday that the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” is now open to high school students throughout Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which includes central, southern and eastern Oregon.

Deschutes reminds: File for event permits 90 days prior

With tourism and event season just around the corner, Deschutes County encourages individuals, businesses and organizers planning commercial events and outdoor mass gatherings in unincorporated rural areas, to apply for the necessary permits at least 90 days prior to a scheduled event.

Warm Springs Tribes win Oregon Heritage Award

Individuals, organizations and projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon heritage, including the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs, will receive Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards next week in Albany.

Reese named new Bend HS principal

Bend-La Pine Schools Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Programs Vicki Van Buren met with Bend Senior High School staff Friday to announce the name of the school’s next principal, Chris Reese.

Mtn. View senior appointed to West Point

Recently, Braden Bell, a Bend High School Senior won an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Now, Tim Gorman of Mountain View High is joining Braden.

Healthy Beginnings honors Volunteer of Year

Celebrating 20 years of focusing on children, Healthy Beginnings honored one of their valued volunteers, naming Kerry Zenich Volunteer of the Year.

Deschutes Co. to discuss agricultural lands

Deschutes County Community Development Department staff are holding community workshops in May to hear your input about agricultural lands.  The county is interested in understanding public, stakeholder, and landowner opinions about the opportunities and challenges facing Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) designated lands.

Youth Conservation Corps seeks summer workers

Youth 16 to 18 years old can now apply for eight weeks of summer employment with the Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps.

NeighborImpact offers financial coaching

An alarming number of Americans have no savings to fall back on if they lost a job or faced a significant financial hurdle, according to a consumer finance survey by NeighborWorks America.

MountainStar Family Relief Nursery gets top ranking

MountainStar Family Relief Nursery announces that it has received a five star quality ranking, the highest ranking possible, from Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System.

Crook Co. SO graduates first Citizen's Academy

Monday night was graduation night for 17 citizens who attended the very first Crook County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy.

Redmond election drop box site changes

The 24 hour / 7 day a week drive-by ballot drop site at the Redmond Library will now open early beginning with the May 20 election. The 24 / 7 drive-by drop site will open on Friday, May 2. There will no longer be a drop site at Redmond City Hall.

Oregon Blue Book cover photo contest begins

Secretary of State Kate Brown announced Wednesday the opening of a contest to select the cover photo for the 2015 Oregon Blue Book.

Ore. long-term care insurance rates going up

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As long-term care insurance rates continue to rise, the Oregon Insurance Division is urging consumers to carefully examine their options and how this type of insurance fits into their overall financial strategy.

Bend Memorial Clinic joins cancer-care alliance

Bend Memorial Clinic has joined the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Network to become its tenth affiliate in the greater Northwest. The affiliation will expand local access to cancer treatment options and help foster advances in cancer care.

'Safe Sidewalk Award' winners announced

This past winter several businesses and agencies have worked hard to ensure pedestrians have had clear paths to reach their destinations.  On June 23, these businesses and agencies will receive Safe Sidewalk Awards from the Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).

Credit union plans shredding events

Mid Oregon Credit Union has teamed up with Secure Shred, a division of Bend Garbage & Recycling, to provide Central Oregonians a safe method for disposing of personal documents.

Sisters Rodeo Parade entries sought

Entry forms for the 2014 Sisters Rodeo Parade are now available. The parade will be held on Saturday, June 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Sisters as part of the 74th Sisters PRCA Rodeo. Entry deadline is May 15th with parade position numbers to be sent out after that date, according to the committee.

DCSO class prepares volunteers to mentor kids

Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth (COPY), a program of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, is offering a class to prepare volunteers to become mentors for children with an incarcerated parent.

'Camp Invention' coming to Bend

Camp Invention, a national educational program recognized for fostering innovative-thinking, real-world problem solving, and the spirit of invention, is coming to Miller Elementary the week of June 16 - June 20.

KPOV holds spring membership drive

KPOV 88.9 High Desert Community Radio is holding its spring membership drive April 10 - 19. KPOV is the only non-profit public radio station originating from Bend, broadcasting throughout Deschutes County and the Prineville area. KPOV is supported by listeners and local businesses and powered by over 100 volunteers.

'Minecraft' summer camp coming to Bend

Registration for the only Minecraft camp in Oregon this summer has opened.

Sisters Rodeo tickets go on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 74th annual PRCA Sisters Rodeo. With the third Xtreme Bulls competition on Wednesday, June 11th, there are five exciting performances and a weekend of special events planned for “The Biggest Little Show in the World.”

I-84 to become 'Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway'

On Memorial Day, May 26, Interstate 84 from the Oregon/Idaho border to Portland will be dedicated as “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.” This is a project of the Oregon State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of C.O. names 3 board members

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon elected three new Advisory Board members in March: Richard Andrews, Director of Internal Controls at Les Schwab Tire Centers; Dawn Cofer, Branch Manager at Bank of the Cascades; and Tina Whittington, Vice President at Umpqua Bank.

Redmond names Tripp as airport manager

The city of Redmond announced late Wednesday that Jeffrey Tripp has been hired as the new Airport Director for Roberts Field Municipal Airport.


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