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Deschutes Co. sets historic preservation workshops

The Deschutes County Community Development Department is developing a historic preservation strategic plan for rural Deschutes County and the city of Sisters and holding community workshops in September and October to hear your input

Deschutes Co. offers to amend resort eligibility maps

The Deschutes County Community Development Department is now accepting applications to amend Deschutes County’s destination resort eligibility maps.

Spa drawing benefits Humane Society of C.O.

The Humane Society of Central Oregon is giving you the opportunity to turn your backyard into a spa oasis and help homeless animals. Enter to win a six-person, seven-foot lounger, Coleman Heritage Collection Spa valued at $6,940.

Bend Parks seeks youth flag football referees

The Bend Park and Recreation District is looking for referees for the 2014 Fall Youth Flag Football season. Referees are an essential part of the program. Potential applicants must enjoy working with youth and be able to create a positive, encouraging environment.

Mt. Bachelor sets 2014-15 season pass prices

Mount Bachelor ticket prices released

Mt. Bachelor announced Thursday season pass pricing for the upcoming 2014-2015 ski and snowboard season, and also announced several new “perks” of pass ownership.

Energy-savings project at Cascade Swim Center

This fall, the Cascade Swim Center is getting energy efficiency upgrades, and using the energy savings to help fund the project.

Bend PD offer back-to-school safety reminders

The Bend Police Department would like to remind all citizens that school starts back up on September 3rd. We are asking drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians be extra cautious around schools during commutes.

New ONDA online tool offers E. Oregon trail, travel tips

Exploring Oregon’s high desert and the roughly 800-mile Oregon Desert Trail just became easier, as the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) has unveiled a new area of its website devoted to trip reports.

Oregon Heritage Commission to meet in Redmond

The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 8 at the Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Agenda items include issues related to Oregon heritage sites, organizations and activities, including the recommendation of an Oregon Heritage Tradition.

Bend Police Dept. seeks cadet applicants

The Bend Police Department is currently accepting applications for Police Cadets.

WIC marks 40 years of service to residents

For 40 years, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has been helping families raise thriving babies, and smart, school-ready kids in Oregon. Deschutes County WIC started in 1980! To celebrate the successful and significant anniversary, Deschutes County Health Services and WIC invites the public to an open house with fun for the whole family!

'Living Well with Diabetes' classes offered

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Do you or someone you know, live with diabetes or pre-diabetes?  Does their diabetes affect their daily life? Workshops to achieve a healthier way of living for people living with diabetes begin on September 9. Workshops will be offered in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties.

UO, OSU football fans urged to plan for traffic

The 2014 football season kicks off this weekend for both University of Oregon and Oregon State University, so the Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Transportation urge football fans and other game-day travelers to start planning now for the upcoming season.

NeighborImpact marks 50 years of community action


Fifty years ago this month, the Economic Opportunity Act was signed into law,  giving birth to community action. There are 1,100 such organizations across the country, including 17 in Oregon. NeighborImpact is Central Oregon’s community action agency.

Mosaic Medical names chief operating officer

After an extensive nationwide search, Mosaic Medical has named Allison McCormick as Chief Operating Officer for the organization.   Mosaic Medical is a non-profit community health care system which includes clinics in Prineville, Bend, Madras and Redmond.

Mushroom mushroom harvest season set to begin

Four national forests in Oregon will open the 2014 harvest season for Matsutake mushrooms following Labor Day weekend.

Lava River Cave to close early for work

The Deschutes National Forest will be closing Lava River Cave on the Newberry National Volcanic Monument for the season on September 8.

Auditions set for Spotlight Chamber Players

High Desert Chamber Music announces auditions for Spotlight Chamber Players will be held on September 12-13.

COCOA offers 'Powerful Tools for Caregivers'

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program is six-week self-care education program that provides caregivers with tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges they face.

Skyliners Sports Swap moves to The Riverhouse

The Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation is excited to announce that the Annual Skyliners Winter Sports Swap will be held on October 11, 2014 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend.

Juniper Swim & Fitness special hours noted

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center will be undergoing fall maintenance and improvement August 30th through September 17th, affecting the facility’s programs and operations.

Bend Venture Conference names angel investor

Economic Development for Central Oregon, host of the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC), has secured the participation of Cascade Angels Fund, LLC., who will be investing $121,900 in this year’s winner.

Bend-area transportation plan input sought

The public is invited to review and comment on proposed transportation projects in the Bend area recommended to receive federal transportation funds during the next three years.

Buy a coffee, help Humane Society of C.O.

The Dog Dayz of Summer is a perfect excuse to get a refreshing drink at Dutch Bros. Coffee. Get a large drink on Thursday, August 28th at any Dutch Bros. in Bend, Redmond or Sisters, and $1 from every large drink sold will benefit the animals at the Humane Society of Central Oregon.

Bend natural gas line replacement work continues

Cascade Natural Gas crews will continue working on Phase 3 of the Gas Pipeline Replacement Project this week.

Safe Labor Day weekend boating urged

Labor Day weekend is one of the top three boating weekends of the year on many Oregon lakes and rivers, attracting thousands to the alluring banks and warmest water of the season.

Redmond seeks volunteers for bike-pedestrian count

The Redmond Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee will be conducting the first-ever Redmond bicycle and pedestrian counts this September and is seeking volunteers to help with the count!

Bend Parks and Rec seeks youth soccer referees

The Bend Park and Recreation District is looking to hire referees for the 2014 Bend Unified Recreational Soccer League, a joint program with Bend FC Timbers.

Bend Police Dept. expands fingerprinting services

The Bend Police Department is increasing fingerprinting services due to a high level of interest.

La Pine DMV field office hours changing

The La Pine DMV field office’s hours of business will change to Thursdays instead of Tuesdays, and the office will be open a half hour longer. The changes will take effect the week of Sept. 1.


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